Asian Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Suburban Bites: The 7 best places to eat in Richfield

    It's hard to say exactly what a typical suburb is nowadays, but whatever your definition, we doubt Richfield fits it. Although Richfield has its share of big box retailers and cookie cutter houses, it is also home to several ethnic groceries, locally owned restaurants, and life threatening traffic c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Sushi Fix expanding to add sake bar and private dining

    Since opening last spring, Wayzata's Sushi Fix has vaulted to the top of our list for fresh, raw fish. Now the restaurant is ready to expand its location, opening up more seating and introducing additional menu items, a sake bar, and a private dining room where guests can be served cuts of their fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Sneak Peek: Hot Indian Foods' new stall in Midtown Global Market

    Starting tomorrow, fans of the innovative Indurrito won't have to go chasing the Hot Indian Foods truck all over town. To get that spicy, savory riff on the perfect handheld food, fans need only pop into the Midtown Global Market and keep their eyes peeled for the bright orange signs. We stopped by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Suburban Bites: The 7 best places to eat in Edina

    Whether you live in the suburbs, or find yourself outside your regular stomping grounds in search of restaurant options, there's value in knowing more about all the great eats beyond Minneapolis and St. Paul's most covered neighborhoods. In our Suburban Bites series, we'll explore the best plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Coming soon to St. Paul: One Two Three Sushi's fourth location

    Sushi Avenue's fast-casual concept One Two Three Sushi is rolling out a new outpost, this time in St. Paul. Launching June 2, this will be the fourth opening for the restaurant since 2013, as the St. Paul spot joins two locations in downtown Minneapolis and another in Dinkytown.  See also:Kyatc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Top 5 ways to use UV's new Sriracha-flavored vodka

    Yesterday the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported that Phillips Distilling Co. is set to release the 20th flavor variety in its line of UV Vodka, and this one's a spicy little number. Adding a Sriracha-flavored vodka is an especially smart move by the Minneapolis-based company, ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    November 6, 2013

    Enlightened eating at Eat Street Buddha Kitchen

    The new Asian eatery boosts Nicollet's culinary clout

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Best bets for MPLS/St.Paul Restaurant Week

    Do you have a running list of "must eat" spots, but you never seem to find an occasion to visit them? Well bust out your pens and get ready to start crossing things off. MPLS/St.Paul Magazine's Restaurant Week is upon us (now through October 25) and the menus at this year's participating p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    One Two Three Sushi set to open in Minneapolis skyway, from the folks who brought you Masu

    The folks who brought you the now nationally recognized Masu Sushi & Robata are ready to open their newest venture. One Two Three Sushi will open February 11, for hungry downtown lunchgoers in the skyway of the IDS Building. The new venture will serve the popular rolls and lunchtime classics, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Masu makes the short list for country's best sushi

    They've already garnered endless praise from locals, and recently opened a second location at the Mall of America, but Tim McKee's northeast Minneapolis Japanese joint Masu Sushi and Robata has made the Travel Leisure magazine's short list as one of the very best sushi restaurants in the country.S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    One, Two, Three Sushi coming early 2013 to downtown Minneapolis

    Chocolate is out, raw fish is in.The shuttered Godiva store on the second floor of the IDS Crystal Court is going to reopen in January with an entirely new concept. Sushi Avenue Inc., the parent company of Masu Sushi and Robata, has confirmed it will be moving into the space and opening a new fast-c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Sushi Fix food truck is opening a storefront

    When Sushi Fix first arrived in downtown Minneapolis, serving sushi from a food truck, there were skeptics.  Doubters were soon converted to believers, falling hard for the freshly flown-in seafood mixed with their perfectly seasoned rice. It was hard not to be pulling for the enthusiastic Bill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Origami opening new location in Lowry Hill East

    See also: Origami's deep-fried blowfish: Not just for the thrill of it 100 Favorite Dishes: Uni at Origami No offense to some of the other good sushi joints in town, but we've always had a soft spot for Origami in the Warehouse District. From its incredibly delicate gyoza to its perfectly constructe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Masu Sushi to roll out new fast-casual concept downtown

    See Also:Masu Sushi to open in former Soul Daddy space at the Mall of AmericaSushi Fix: Yes, you can get great sushi from a food truckWe already have good sushi on-the-go now that the Sushi Fix food truck is open, but Minneapolis is about to have another downtown option when it comes to quick rolls. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Golden Tummy: A new food truck debuts

    Thanks to my eagle-eyed friend, we saw a new food truck out on Marquette this week. A sliver of bright yellow peaking out behind the another truck.  Turns out this was the first day of business for Nancy Yang and her crew at the new Golden Tummy. The jolly Buddha seems to say, "Hello! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Royal Orchid reopens in Columbia Heights

    Royal Orchid, which formerly had a location in Roseville in addition to its spot in the skyway of downtown Minneapolis, has reopened on Central Avenue in Columbia Heights after being closed in Roseville for the past year and a half. This is a welcome development for the stretch of Central Avenue th ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 8, 2012

    Krungthep Thai is the real deal

    Eat Street spot wins with authenticity

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Ocean Buffet in Brooklyn Center: A first look

    Ocean Buffet in Brooklyn CenterThe Twin Cities has no shortage of Asian buffet restaurants. But who would have guessed that the award for highest per capita concentration of Asian buffets would go to Brooklyn Center? With the recent opening of Ocean Buffet on Shingle Creek Parkw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Rare Steak & Sushi's happy hour of the week

    Rolls, apps and drinks​Rare Steak & Sushi615 Second Ave., Minneapolis612.752.9595Hours and details:$5 appetizers$5 sushi rolls$3 house wine, rail cocktails, draft beers or domestic bottled beers$5 featured martinis--Chocolate, Cosmo, Lemon Drop, Appletini or Grape CosmoTucked up on the second ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Sushi Tango: Happy Hour of the Week

    Soak out every last drop of patio time. ​Sushi TangoCalhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.7787 websiteMonday-Wednesday 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight Thursday-Sunday noon-6 p.m. and 10 p.m..-midnight (late happy hour Thursday and Sunday only) $3.50 house chardonnay a ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Dolsot Bibimbap at Dong Yang Oriental Food: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 31

    Kei TerauchiDolsot bibimbop: the food pyramid in a stone pot​It may be true that fast food provides you the most calories per dollar. But you are paying for processed fat and starch flavored to taste acceptable to the tolerant palate. If you are looking to fill up on healthy and full-flavored ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Veggie sushi, new Twins concessions, Free Bacon Wednesday, and more this week in food

    DIY veggie sushi at the Wedge this week​It's technically April, but the weather hasn't cooperated enough to officially declare patio season open for business just yet (remember last year when we hit 81 degrees on April 1? Sigh.) Luckily there are plenty of food-related activities to distract y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    OED adds banh mi and muffin top

    Banh mi makes the cut, as does doughnut hole.​Language standards are loosening up, as evidenced by last week's update of the Oxford English Dictionary, which added a few slangy acronyms--OMG and LOL, FYI, and WAG--as well as the trendy terms smack talk, couch surf, fixed gear, and ick factor. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Most anticipated restaurant openings of 2011

    ​Based on reader response, Shakey's may be the average City Pages reader's most highly anticipated restaurant opening this year. (This April in Plymouth, everybody!) Here are five other soon-to-open eateries that the Hot Dish is especially excited about.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Naviya's Thai Kitchen now open

    Thai food comes to Linden HIlls.​The long-lost Naviya's is back! Naviya's Thai Kitchen opened this weekend on 43rd Street and Sheridan (between Dunn Bros. and Famous Dave's), filling a void in Linden Hills dining scene left when Rice Paper decamped for Edina. Naviya and Kim La Barge have ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Wok in the Park: the Thanh Do crew, minus Thom Pham

    Wok across the street from Thanh Do for more pan-Asian fare.​While Thom Pham has been busy running his new Wondrous Azian Kitchen and thinking about reopening Azia, his original restaurant, Thanh Do, has been quietly humming along in its new St. Louis Park digs--and experiencing some friendly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Amu's Madras Cafe now open

    Indian food is back in the former home of Nala Pak!​The "open" sign is lit once more at 4920 Central Ave. in Columbia Heights, former home of the famed Indian eateries Nala Pak, and, before that, Udupi. This time, the new joint, Amu's Madras Cafe, has an antithetical neighbor: Sonic. The buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    The best thing I ate this week

    Crowning a new banh mi king!​The best thing to come out of France's colonization of Vietnam is, arguably, the banh mi. The pitch-perfect sandwich marries a pillowy, delicately crusted baguette with meat (often pork) or mock meat, pickled and fresh veggies (carrots, cucumber, and usually cilant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    St. Paul Grill, Sea Salt & more: Most popular dishes at your favorite restaurants

    The catfish po' boy is No. 1 at Sea Salt​When you go out to eat, do you ever stare at the menu for minutes on end, waffling over what to order? Do you ever wonder if the restaurant's regulars know something you don't? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the Twin Cities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Raku: Now Open

    ​How is it that Edina doesn't have a Japanese restaurant yet? Crave has a sushi bar and Ikasu Sushi Bar & Lounge did a brief turn at Centennial Lakes, but 50th and France has seemed long past due for a spot where Edinans can teach their tots about the pleasures of raw fish. The new Raku at 393 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Are you eating sushi wrong?

    Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema sets us straight.

  • Restaurants

    January 20, 2010

    Crave, Cooper, and Icon bring convenience to St. Louis Park

    Taste is often lost in the strip-mall dining experience

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Food Fight: Pho Tau Bay vs. Pho 79 pho

    We weigh in on two different Eat Street takes on pho aka Vietnamese comfort food.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Fuji-Ya celebrates the big 5-0

    Raise a glass of sake and take advantage of birthday deals in honor of the beloved sushi spot.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Now Open: Zake

    Musashi sushi is now known as Zake--though not much else seems to have changed. Will 533 Hennepin's curse ever break?

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Now Open: Mt. Fuji

    Will Maple Grove's Mt. Fuji succeed in one of Minneapolis' most cursed restaurant spaces?

  • Restaurants

    September 3, 2008

    Asian Oasis

    Ronin Sushi Cafe offers relief in the fast-food desert of Lakeville

  • Restaurants

    July 23, 2008
  • News

    April 16, 2008

    Minnesota a leader among restaurant food poisonings

    Check please: we've got the third-highest total in the country

  • Restaurants

    July 11, 2007

    Spice as Nice

    Tea House, a(nother) new Sichuan restaurant in St. Paul, has juicy buns and spice to burn

  • Restaurants

    July 13, 2005

    Thai Uptown Style

    Tum Rup has one thing a neighborhood really needs: Good food at reasonable prices for the people who live there

  • Restaurants

    December 15, 2004

    Pucker Power

    If life gives you lemons, that's a start. But local chefs cook with a symphony of sour.

  • Restaurants

    July 28, 2004

    Texture and Snap

    Terrific authentic Sichuan in--where else?-- a suburban strip mall

  • Restaurants

    May 5, 2004

    The Seventh Dimension

    Mai Village boasts the best part of Vietnam's food, art, and architecture, and its long meals with family

  • Restaurants

    September 25, 2002

    Fresh Fish Lowdown

    Secrets of the sushi bar revealed!

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    September 27, 2000
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