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HAI HAI is a Southeast Asian street food restaurant & bar coming to Northeast Minneapolis in Fall 2017.  HAI HAI means two two in Vietnamese - a nod to the building's past life as the infamous 22nd Avenue Station (aka Deuce Deuce), a dive bar & strip club.

Inspired by dishes that Chef Christina Nguyen grew up eating at home, at family celebrations, in Vietnamese Sunday school basements & during several trips to Southeast Asia, you can expect to find more than just the standards like pho & pad thai.  HAI HAI will shine the spotlight on some lesser known delicious regional dishes, along with new & original dishes using the Southeast Asian palette of flavors.

During their most recent trips to Southeast Asia, Christina & Birk (the duo behind Hola Arepa) searched down winding streets to find alleyway food oases, followed the smell of charred meats & smoke to the grills they came from, had unforgettable meals at street food stalls next to roaring traffic, went on scavenger hunts for specialties at local markets, pulled up short stools at sidewalk cafés & ordered whatever the people next to them were having.  They tried it all so they could bring with them the best dishes & most inspiring flavors for you to enjoy back home.

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Food


HAI HAI is our tribute to everything we love about Southeast Asia.  Bright & fresh dishes full of herbs, bold flavors & textures.

Food


HAI HAI is our tribute to everything we love about Southeast Asia.  Bright & fresh dishes full of herbs, bold flavors & textures.

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Cocktails


Get elbow-to-elbow with your neighbor while enjoying a refreshing tropical craft cocktail.  Pull up one of our tiny plastic stools and you'll feel just like you're on the street in Saigon.

Cocktails


Get elbow-to-elbow with your neighbor while enjoying a refreshing tropical craft cocktail.  Pull up one of our tiny plastic stools and you'll feel just like you're on the street in Saigon.

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You Ready?


You ready for this, Twin Cities? Time to sharpen up those chopsticks skills.

You Ready?


You ready for this, Twin Cities? Time to sharpen up those chopsticks skills.