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    March 19, 2014

    Kyatchi strikes out and hits some home runs

    From baseball to sushi, this new Japanese eatery blends East and West with mixed results

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    March 3, 2014

    First look: Kyatchi

    The corner of 38th and Nicollet Avenue is fast becoming a magnet for food lovers. There's the established Blackbird Cafe on one corner, a meat shop on another, and Five Watt Coffee (with a unicorn stable available for rent by the hour according to their sign) opening soon. And across the street from ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Drunken Sake to open in former True Thai space

    It looks as though the lights at 26th Street and Franklin Avenue might not be dark for much longer. Drunken Sake, a new sushi and Thai restaurant, will open soon at that address, the former location of True Thai. We spoke with the co-owner to get the scoop on this new spot.See also:True Thai closed

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    November 6, 2013

    Enlightened eating at Eat Street Buddha Kitchen

    The new Asian eatery boosts Nicollet's culinary clout

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    August 26, 2013

    Dinkytown location of One, Two, Three Sushi opens today

    Though recent plans for a new multi-use six-story building proposed for Dinkytown have been met with pushback from longtime residents, the soon-to-return student population is still very much in need of some new, more diverse dining options. Thankfully, a locally-based company with a custo ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    June 8, 2012

    At Social House's happy hour, the price is right

    Social House2919 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis612.824.6300; Social House websiteHours & Details:Daily from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.Monday-Wednesday 9 p.m.-midnight$4 house sake$4 house wine1/2-priced drinks1/2-priced small plates1/2-priced select maki rollsRecently, while meandering through Uptown, we decided ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Sushi Fix: Yes, you can get great sushi from a food truck

    We heard a few people remarking, "Sushi from a truck?" suspiciously behind us, but we were too busy eagerly delivering another bite into our mouths to answer. Instead we waved enthusiastically with chopsticks before turning back for another dish to devour.The Sushi Fix truck is the realization of a ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Masu Sushi & Robata goes the extra mile for happy hour

    Masu Sushi & Robata330 E. Hennepin Ave.,Minneapolis612.332.6278; Masu Sushi website Hours & Details:Happy hours: Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10-12 p.m. Sunday, 9-11 p.m.Late-night menu: Monday-Saturday, 10 p.m.-midnightSunday, 9-11p.m.Discounted menu items and various drink ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Masu Sushi and Robata makes list of best new American sushi restaurants

    Just a month after being awarded Best Sushi in City Pages' Best of the Twin Cities issue, Tim McKee and Katsuyuki Yamamoto's Masu Sushi and Robata in northeast Minneapolis got a much grander shout-out when it made the list of Bon Appetit's 10 Best New Sushi Restaurants in America. Bon ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    The Social House takes over Zeno in Uptown

    Stylish setting with intermittently tasty food

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    January 16, 2012

    Top 10 sushi restaurants in the Twin Cities

    The Twin Cities may not be renowned for its fresh seafood, but we do have some respectable options when it comes to sushi. With the Japanese culinary staple becoming more and more ubiquitous, it helps to have an idea of which places consistently offer the freshest, tastiest sushi. A hot dog is oft ... 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 28, 2011

    Crave Galleria: A suburban happy hour of the week

    Enter the suburban happy hour...​Crave 3520 Galleria, Edina 952.697.6000Hours and Details:Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. and 9 to closeSunday, 8 to close$3 pita & hummus, mini burgers, mini desserts, tuna roll, negihana roll, shrimp nigiri or edamame$4 mini margherita, pepperoni, or Italian p ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011
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    June 8, 2011
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    April 27, 2011

    Hopkins gets three new worldly restaurants

    Check out Samba, Curry 'N' Noodles, and Aji

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    April 15, 2011

    Masu Sushi & Robata: A sneak peek Inside

    Masu Sushi & Robata Japanese meets Nordeast​Take the pop of a Shea-designed restaurant, add the sizzle of a Tim McKee-produced menu, a dash of sustainable seafood, served with a twist, and you'll find yourself with Masu Sushi and Robata, the latest venture of Minneapolis's own menu whisperer. ... More >>

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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 >>

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    January 28, 2011

    University Buffet, a Chinese food glutton's paradise, opens near Capitol

    Lu LippoldOne of the many shrimp options at the buffet​My fortune cookie at the University Buffet said, "Think about your own mistakes rather than blame on other's faults" (sic). Had I not received this advice, I might have tried to blame someone for the soggy wontons in the soup or that weird ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010
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    June 3, 2010

    Raku and Pairings fit right in in western suburbs

    One is Japanese and the other favors a "total meal concept"

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    January 21, 2009

    Tiger Sushi roars into Uptown with its rockin' rolls

    Chef would do right by Bruce Lee with his Flying Tiger Kick Roll

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2009
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    December 10, 2008

    Tanpopo chases the chill

    Soups are the next best thing to a crackling fire

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    October 22, 2008

    Cheap after-work eats aplenty at Azia, Saffron, Pop!!, and more

    Get more bang for your buck at some of the city's best happy hours

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    October 1, 2008

    Roll Playing

    Bagu gets creative with sushi

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    September 3, 2008

    Asian Oasis

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

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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.

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    November 15, 2006

    Fine Living

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

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    November 9, 2005

    Fishy Follies

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

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    October 5, 2005

    Really Fine Dining

    Minneapolis is a-changin', and the restaurant scene will never be the same

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    December 1, 2004

    Sakura Blossoms

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

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    December 3, 2003
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    June 4, 2003

    Fresh Fish Phoenix

    Origami reinvents itself with new chefs; aims for stars

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    September 25, 2002

    Fresh Fish Lowdown

    Secrets of the sushi bar revealed!

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    July 31, 2002

    Fun With Butterfish

    A wave of small treasures at Nami

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    February 20, 2002

    Sushi Bop

    The Legendary Tengo and Crew Are on a Roll Again

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    January 17, 2001
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    May 17, 2000
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