Serves meat, vegan options available. Features food purchased from indigenous producers. Has a plant section in the menu, check these dishes are also vegan. Open Tue-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm. Closed Mon.

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10 Reviews

First Review by MissRoses


Points +22

30 Aug 2023

Nice concept

Loved having local and authentic ingredients. Most menu is naturally plant based

Pros: Very curated menu

Cons: Some plates have big portions other small



Points +126

28 Mar 2023

Indigenous tapas

I loved the variety and — for me —novelty of the “decolonized” foods and drinks that make up the menu at Owamni. We shared an order of corn taco, corn fried tepary (beans), and stuffed poblanos, with Labrador Tea Custard for dessert. I had a green winter latte for my drink but would have tried the almond milk stout if I had gone for dinner instead of lunch. Kinda pricy, but I get it — staff need to be paid well. Bright, airy interior with nice views of the river. Check it out.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Expensive


Points +1024

19 Mar 2023

Great idea behind this place

The mocktails, service and overall idea behind this place is super awesome. When I think about what they can make after removing so many of the foods that aren’t native, it truly is amazing. However, I wasn’t blown away by the food in general, but maybe it’s just not my style of cuisine, or maybe it was the level of hype around this place. We really did love the roasted Chile sweet potato dish, it was the best by far. I enjoyed the experience and would consider going back once they change their menu for the new season. I highly recommend going for the experience alone.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Amazing service


Points +239

08 Feb 2023


I booked a reservation months in advance because I heard it was the thing to do. We could only get a lunch reservation for our anniversary which was fine, it didn't seem too busy so I'm not sure what the fuss was about.

The n/a drinks stole the show. I would come back here just for them! So refreshing and tasty. The small plates really weren't anything to write home about. Rice and beans, tacos with mushrooms, etc. I'll be honest, I expected to be blown away by the food but simply wasn't.

Pros: Unique and delicious drinks, Fresh food, Friendly staff

Cons: Can be pricey , Can be hard to get into


Points +592

16 Dec 2022


I ordered one of everything vegan on the menu and split between the table. Good, but TBH I feel like I could have made everything I ate at home. Service was beyond excellent though and the location was great

Pros: Great service, Great location


Points +75

17 Sep 2022

Definitely worthwhile

This place is pretty hyped within Minneapolis - if you can get a reservation, even as a vegan it's worth your time. The veggie dishes are all vegan by default, so if it doesn't have meat in the menu, you're in the clear. (I don't think anything has honey but I could be misremembering.) The dishes are all delicious and run the gamut of carby, sweet, and savory/spicy. Unfortunately none of the vegan options have much protein other than some beans, but you will enjoy eating everything. The non-alcoholic house mocktails are also vegan and also very good. I've heard complaints that this place is bland and I completely disagree. Turn off your Minnesotan palate and come with an open mind.


Points +178

22 Jul 2022

Traveled from Spain

Family meal with several plates. Particularly enjoyed was the Three Sisters, Summer Berry Salad and Roasted Sweet Potatoes. A favorite of all was the cedar and maple baked beans. Along with a wild rice lager.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +289

23 Jun 2022

Plenty of amazing vegan and GF options

So many options and everything is GF. Food is amazing, get your reservations early! Beautiful views of the river and you can walk on the Stone Arch bridge before or after you eat.

The food is amazing, the combination of flavors is so unique and harmonious.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Everything is GF, Truly unique experience


Points +92

01 Oct 2021

Lots of delicious vegan options!

So good! The food is unique and interesting. You must experience this place! Hard to get a reservation but the patio tables are first come.

Pros: Wonderful whole food plant based options!, Unique opportunity to try real indigenous food. , So many vegan options and dessert


Points +157

14 Sep 2021

Newest Favorite Place

This native-owned restaurant offers decolonized foods right downtown Minneapolis. The menu is super easy to use, the staff is absolutely amazing, and parking wasn't hard to find at all! Right now, reservations are highly recommended but outside seating is first come first serve, and if you get on the waitlist- it usually isn't that long of a wait. Go with a big group, so you can try a little of everything! I got the garden sisters and the black beans were seasoned perfectly.

Pros: Unique vegan options, tasteful , beautiful location

Cons: limited seating

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