One of the oldest and well-known eateries in all of Dinkytown, Camdi Restaurant has been a fixture in the heart of the U of M’s entertainment district for more than 30 years. Camdi and Kiet Phan, both of Chinese descent, escaped Vietnam just before the infamous war and settled in Minnesota. They brought home-style authentic Vietnamese and Chinese recipes with them.
Camdi has also recently added a vegan/vegetarian menu.
Camdi Restaurant is family-owned and family ran. You’ll see Camdi herself in the kitchen all day, every day with her husband Kiet manning the tables and the register and maybe a daughter or two to help out.
Over the years, her recipes have become favorites and regulars have become friends.