Japanese Food and Cooking

  • 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 >>

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    June 4, 2014

    First Look: Sober Fish blends sushi and Thai standards in former True Thai space

    First it was Drunken Fish. Then it was Drunken Sake. Now, after weeks of debate over the name, the restaurant that took over the former True Thai space has settled on a permanent moniker -- Sober Fish. According to a Sober Fish waitress, the Seward neighborhood found the first two names overly sug ... 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 >>

  • Restaurants

    November 6, 2013

    Enlightened eating at Eat Street Buddha Kitchen

    The new Asian eatery boosts Nicollet's culinary clout

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    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

    June 4, 2013

    One, Two, Three Sushi Launching Two More Locations

    First the folks that brought you the original Masu Sushi & Robata in Northeast Minneapolis gave us a new location at the Mall of America. Then they opened One, Two, Three Sushi, a fast casual version of their sushi and ramen concept, in the skyway level of the IDS Tower. Now they're reaching out ... 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 >>

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    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

    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
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    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

    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

    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

    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?

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008
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    July 23, 2008
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    October 31, 2007

    Waiter! More Crayons

    Is fine dining possible with kids? Dear Dara finds out.

  • Restaurants

    November 15, 2006

    Fine Living

    The Twin Cities' newest sushi spots are just fine, but they also offer mad-crazy rolls

  • Restaurants

    May 24, 2006

    Sushi Nice

    New Azia annex Anemoni adds a little more style to Minneapolis's Asian restaurant nightlife

  • Restaurants

    November 9, 2005

    Fishy Follies

    The real bargain sushi in Minnesota isn't in grocery stores; it's hiding in plain sight

  • Restaurants

    January 26, 2005

    Horizontal Hunger

    Three of the best lunch options in the Minneapolis skyways prove you can get restaurant quality on the run

  • Restaurants

    December 1, 2004

    Sakura Blossoms

    After years of renovations St. Paul's longtime treasure Sakura cries out for rediscovery

  • Restaurants

    March 10, 2004

    Vegetarian Phoenixes

    Perennial pleasers Udupi and Tanpopo are even better following their rebirths

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    December 3, 2003
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    July 23, 2003

    An Onigiri Superhero

    Midori's Floating World is an island of homestyle Japanese comfort in midtown Minneapolis

  • Restaurants

    June 4, 2003

    Fresh Fish Phoenix

    Origami reinvents itself with new chefs; aims for stars

  • Restaurants

    September 25, 2002

    Fresh Fish Lowdown

    Secrets of the sushi bar revealed!

  • Restaurants

    July 31, 2002

    Fun With Butterfish

    A wave of small treasures at Nami

  • Restaurants

    February 20, 2002

    Sushi Bop

    The Legendary Tengo and Crew Are on a Roll Again

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    November 28, 2001

    Rewarding Risk

    A St. Paul Newcomer Raises the Sushi Bar

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    January 17, 2001
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    October 4, 2000
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    August 2, 2000
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    June 7, 2000
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    March 22, 2000
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    June 23, 1999
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    August 19, 1998
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    February 18, 1998

    Old Man River

    Perhaps it's best to say that Saji-Ya has entered a period of rest after its long spate of medal-winning in the early '90s.

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