From sushi to soba, Voice Places is your guide to Japanese cuisine in Minneapolis / St. Paul. Our professional and user reviews and easily searchable listings help you find a restaurant that suits your taste and your price range.
If Ikea sold kits for neighborhood Japanese restaurants, Obento-Ya could be its floor model. The room's design is as boxy as a vintage Volvo, its modern, minimalist... More »
Fold yourself into a chair at Origami if you want to try what many agree is the best sushi in the state, and order the omakase. What's that? It's when you establish... More »
The busy design of Masu Sushi & Robata--bright geisha imagery, stacked up sake barrels, cartoon-like Munny dolls, and even a mini pachinko... More »
Homestyle, cheap, and elegant are not usually qualities you'll find served simultaneously in life, unless you're at St. Paul's Tanpopo, a Japanese... More »
There''s a little bit of Las Vegas on Hennepin Avenue at the Seven Sushi Lounge, upstairs from Seven the Steakhouse. The lights are low, the... More »
Sakura is the one Japanese restaurant you would want to have in your city if you could have only one Japanese restaurant: It does that much. Look inside the deep red... More »
A sweet, tiny, glowing south Minneapolis noodle shop with a Hawaiian accent, Midori's is a peaceful haven in a hectic world. Perfect for a quiet... More »
How far has news of general boredom with skyway food traveled? All the way to San Francisco, at least. Believe it or not, husband-and-wife team Lina... More »
Everybody, now! Tengo had a little cult, little cult, little cult, Tengo had a little cult... And the cult has followed Tengo, and his sideman Sefu and Tengo's... More »
The first sake brewpub outside of Japan is in...Minneapolis? You betcha. The sleek, dark, Lyn-Lake watering hole, modeled after an izakaya, or gastropub, has deep, cozy... More »
Amid our current craft-beer boom and surge of restaurants serving cocktails as complicated, nuanced, and labor-intensive as any dish on their dinner menu, Twin Cities residents seem to be making brewery taprooms and underground lounges their...
As a rule, this column usually focuses on new restaurants — what's recently opened, what's fresh and hyped, what's hot right now. But what we've learned from leather jackets, fine scotches, and leftover chili is that newest doesn't always mean...
"Is a raw tuna pizza on a tortilla something that really needs to exist?" This was the one and only note I took during my first lunch at Raku Sushi & Lounge in St. Louis Park's ever-growing West End. Though I'd originally scribbled it on the back of a voided check, I later tweeted it for posterity and got a response from fellow food writer Stephanie March with a link to a video of legendary...
Would not recommend. Started with was supposed to be spicy miso&vegetable soup. Cold and flavorless. Side salad had the most amazing dressing, kind of like 1000Island pureed with ginger, but that was negated by all the water in the bottom of the bowl. Udon noodles and tempura for main course. No flavor to speak of, tempura was oily and heavy. The only redeeming item on...Read Full Review
What can I say?Good sake, good food, good times.Read Full Review
This place is fairly pricey, but the cocktails and sushi are pretty tasty here.Read Full Review
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