Tanpopo Noodle Shop

308 Prince St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
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  • Mon-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm
  • $
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Homestyle, cheap, and elegant are not usually qualities you'll find served simultaneously in life, unless you're at St. Paul's Tanpopo, a Japanese restaurant where you can find those very things in a single bento box. Homestyle chunks of elegant, buttery looking broiled mackerel, next to pretty little pens of pickles and salads, accompanied by bowls of rice and a clean and pure miso soup all for around eight bucks! Most meals here are along those lines: Simple as can be in the Japanese home cooking idiom, and deeply satisfying.

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