Azia & Caterpillar Lounge

★★★★☆
An uber-hip hangout with imaginative, Minnesota-influenced pan-Asian fare.
  • 2550 Nicollet Ave

    Minneapolis, MN 55404

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  • 612-813-1200

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After visiting Azia for the sixth time, I had to write up my findings so others can be informed before visiting.

In late July in MN the weather can be completely unpredictable, and Azia has no air conditioning. If you are going to eat there don't order anything spicey because you will be dripping sweat.

The menu at Azia has a lot to offer but the consistency was absent from my second visit onward. Ordering the jalepeno walleye the first three times I visited Azia it was substantially different every time. Moving on to other menu items I experienced the same inconsistencies from the crab cakes to the sushi rolls. Ensure you ask your server what cuts of sushi they are out of PRIOR to ordering. All six times I have been to Azia it's an ordering fiasco. Hence I went back to dishes I already ordered due to lack of inventory all on Friday evenings.

The service seemed to be knowledgeable on the menu items and pushing hard what items the kitchen wanted sold that night. Ordering drinks from the bar takes some time so ensure when they offer you a second when your only half empty take them up on it. I will focus on July 29th service. There were several times i got up to find either our waiter or the hostess to find him. They are pushing the new location that is opening downtown at least 9 times in the 2 hours we were there, just annoying.

I did speak with the manager at the end of the evening and he offered no solution to the issues i presented to him. There did seem to be a language barrier so i am not sure if he understood our concerns. Again, all he could push was the new location downtown and give them another try. On a $250 tab for four I will not be going to the new location. Inconsistency, poor service, lack of management and disregard for patrons Azia will last only several more years.

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★☆☆☆☆

After visiting Azia for the sixth time, I had to write up my findings so others can be informed before visiting.

In late July in MN the weather can be completely unpredictable, and Azia has no air conditioning. If you are going to eat there don't order anything spicey because you will be dripping sweat.

The menu at Azia has a lot to offer but the consistency was absent from my second visit onward. Ordering the jalepeno walleye the first three times I visited Azia it was substantially different every time. Moving on to other menu items I experienced the same inconsistencies from the crab cakes to the sushi rolls. Ensure you ask your server what cuts of sushi they are out of PRIOR to ordering. All six times I have been to Azia it's an ordering fiasco. Hence I went back to dishes I already ordered due to lack of inventory all on Friday evenings.

The service seemed to be knowledgeable on the menu items and pushing hard what items the kitchen wanted sold that night. Ordering drinks from the bar takes some time so ensure when they offer you a second when your only half empty take them up on it. I will focus on July 29th service. There were several times i got up to find either our waiter or the hostess to find him. They are pushing the new location that is opening downtown at least 9 times in the 2 hours we were there, just annoying.

I did speak with the manager at the end of the evening and he offered no solution to the issues i presented to him. There did seem to be a language barrier so i am not sure if he understood our concerns. Again, all he could push was the new location downtown and give them another try. On a $250 tab for four I will not be going to the new location. Inconsistency, poor service, lack of management and disregard for patrons Azia will last only several more years.

Pros: diverse menu

Cons: High prices, spotty service, NO A/C

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The food is overly sweet - WAY too much sugar in most entrees. The other night I had a crab noodle salad, and it literally tasted as if someone had poured sugar syrup all over it. The chef's palate must be shot.

Five years ago, Azia was one of my favorite dining spots. Now, the food has grown less impressive and the sugar in each savory entree grows more overpowering with each visit. My visits grow longer in time in between. The added sushi bar isn't anything spectacular. If you go, enjoy the music at Caterpillar Lounge - that's the one savior of this venue.

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★★☆☆☆

The food is overly sweet - WAY too much sugar in most entrees. The other night I had a crab noodle salad, and it literally tasted as if someone had poured sugar syrup all over it. The chef's palate must be shot.

Five years ago, Azia was one of my favorite dining spots. Now, the food has grown less impressive and the sugar in each savory entree grows more overpowering with each visit. My visits grow longer in time in between. The added sushi bar isn't anything spectacular. If you go, enjoy the music at Caterpillar Lounge - that's the one savior of this venue.

Pros: great happy hour

Cons: Food is way too sweet

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Dined here on a nice Sunday evening & were able to sit outside - a bonus. Overall, the service was attentive and polite, which was impressive. It wasn't terribly busy; however, food and drinks seemed to take a while. We got lucky & got happy hour prices on the drinks, but the food prices seem to be too steep for what is served. I agree with other reviews that food of the same or better quality can be had at other places for a more reasonable price. Didn't try the sushi, so I can't speak about that...the mussels were pretty good, but the noodle dish was pretty salty. Almost immediately after trying the noodle dish, I had a reaction that I normally only have when I eat food that contains MSG. The waiter assured me that "we don't add MSG to our food"....not sure if that means that some pre-prepared items contain MSG or not. Ultimately, I cannot be sure that the food contained MSG, but I was highly suspicious. Probably wouldn't return for dinner.

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★★☆☆☆

Dined here on a nice Sunday evening & were able to sit outside - a bonus. Overall, the service was attentive and polite, which was impressive. It wasn't terribly busy; however, food and drinks seemed to take a while. We got lucky & got happy hour prices on the drinks, but the food prices seem to be too steep for what is served. I agree with other reviews that food of the same or better quality can be had at other places for a more reasonable price. Didn't try the sushi, so I can't speak about that...the mussels were pretty good, but the noodle dish was pretty salty. Almost immediately after trying the noodle dish, I had a reaction that I normally only have when I eat food that contains MSG. The waiter assured me that "we don't add MSG to our food"....not sure if that means that some pre-prepared items contain MSG or not. Ultimately, I cannot be sure that the food contained MSG, but I was highly suspicious. Probably wouldn't return for dinner.

Pros: nice ambience, outdoor seating, courteous staff

Cons: over-priced

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I am a regular customer at Azia and find the entire management and staff to be exceptional. I have had the pleasure to have met Paulo Morales and find him to be extremely professional, educated in the food industry and management, and is extremely customer service orientated. He is top of the line! Azia is lucky to have him!
Maybe your behavior brought on the bad experiences at Azia. If the card was charged twice,it was an error.
Azia is first class. Paulo and staff are incredible, service oriented and educated in the food industry. Paulo ensures all customers leave satified and happy with the food and service. Food, by the way is incredible!
Maybe McDonalds would be a better choice for you in the future.

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★★★★★

I am a regular customer at Azia and find the entire management and staff to be exceptional. I have had the pleasure to have met Paulo Morales and find him to be extremely professional, educated in the food industry and management, and is extremely customer service orientated. He is top of the line! Azia is lucky to have him!
Maybe your behavior brought on the bad experiences at Azia. If the card was charged twice,it was an error.
Azia is first class. Paulo and staff are incredible, service oriented and educated in the food industry. Paulo ensures all customers leave satified and happy with the food and service. Food, by the way is incredible!
Maybe McDonalds would be a better choice for you in the future.

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Kitty, our waiter was awesome and made sure we had the best night! Thanks

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★★★★★

Kitty, our waiter was awesome and made sure we had the best night! Thanks

Pros: Great food, awesome staff

Cons: Not one thing....

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Not sure what happened to the food, but in the past few weeks it has just gone down hill

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★☆☆☆☆

Not sure what happened to the food, but in the past few weeks it has just gone down hill

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We came in after meaning to for years. Food was really great (but I still like the spring rolls at most Vietnamese places a little better). The cranberry curry chicken was to die for. Get that!

Hubby-bubbo had the steak (YES STEAK! at an Asian restaurant) and loved it.

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★★★★☆

We came in after meaning to for years. Food was really great (but I still like the spring rolls at most Vietnamese places a little better). The cranberry curry chicken was to die for. Get that!

Hubby-bubbo had the steak (YES STEAK! at an Asian restaurant) and loved it.

Pros: Amazing Menu

Cons: Waited for a table

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I've visited Azia many times over the past several years, and have always found it to be, well... sort of magical. But it wasn't until my last visit that I was so prompted to write it a love letter. I don't know what they're doing lately, (and I must admit that about six months to a year ago I had a not-so-great experience.) But wow! If she ever left, she certainly is back!

The food is as good or better than I'd ever remembered, and the drinks (especially the "007") were exquisite. But this time, I noticed this serene mystique in everything that's pretty unique to this restaurant. It's there in just about everything... the staff, the treatment, the lights, the booze... like she's hit some stride in her golden years or something. I don't know.

Azia has become (or maybe she always was) well... simply magical.

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★★★★★

I've visited Azia many times over the past several years, and have always found it to be, well... sort of magical. But it wasn't until my last visit that I was so prompted to write it a love letter. I don't know what they're doing lately, (and I must admit that about six months to a year ago I had a not-so-great experience.) But wow! If she ever left, she certainly is back!

The food is as good or better than I'd ever remembered, and the drinks (especially the "007") were exquisite. But this time, I noticed this serene mystique in everything that's pretty unique to this restaurant. It's there in just about everything... the staff, the treatment, the lights, the booze... like she's hit some stride in her golden years or something. I don't know.

Azia has become (or maybe she always was) well... simply magical.

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I understand that when you dine with a large group of individuals it will be difficult. I understand that on a busy Sat. night, service will be slow. What I don't understand is... How you as a waiter/waitress, not know that you "MIGHT" need to seperate the bill in a big group of 10-15 people to make the transaction easier. Let me make this simple about this overpriced, foot up the ass, high class restaurant. The food sucked, the prices were not for the faint of heart, and waitress saw a big group of people =20% tip, no matter what kinda of service she gave. My recomendation... spend $20 -$40 a person on something else more meaningfull.

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★☆☆☆☆

I understand that when you dine with a large group of individuals it will be difficult. I understand that on a busy Sat. night, service will be slow. What I don't understand is... How you as a waiter/waitress, not know that you "MIGHT" need to seperate the bill in a big group of 10-15 people to make the transaction easier. Let me make this simple about this overpriced, foot up the ass, high class restaurant. The food sucked, the prices were not for the faint of heart, and waitress saw a big group of people =20% tip, no matter what kinda of service she gave. My recomendation... spend $20 -$40 a person on something else more meaningfull.

Pros: the ambiance

Cons: the food, the service

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My advice, if you are in a large group, go else where. The food is over priced and we had very bad service. Chicken Pad Thai Cost $18 and it was not even good. There was a group of 14 celebrating two birthdays and we various people buying appetizers, dinner, and drinks. Throught the dinner, our waitress was missing and it took forever for her to return with drink orders. We spent almost three hours waiting for dinner and our bill. When the bill came at the end of the night, the waitress did not split the bill out amoungst the guests. She left the bill and went missing in action. I had to ask the water boy to find her. When she returned, we asked her to split the bill and she stated that she did not remember what people had ordered and was going to go around asking everyone what they had ordered. I cannot believe that the restaurant would have someone so un-organized serve a large group. My advice is if you want to eat over priced food and have bad service, go here.

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★☆☆☆☆

My advice, if you are in a large group, go else where. The food is over priced and we had very bad service. Chicken Pad Thai Cost $18 and it was not even good. There was a group of 14 celebrating two birthdays and we various people buying appetizers, dinner, and drinks. Throught the dinner, our waitress was missing and it took forever for her to return with drink orders. We spent almost three hours waiting for dinner and our bill. When the bill came at the end of the night, the waitress did not split the bill out amoungst the guests. She left the bill and went missing in action. I had to ask the water boy to find her. When she returned, we asked her to split the bill and she stated that she did not remember what people had ordered and was going to go around asking everyone what they had ordered. I cannot believe that the restaurant would have someone so un-organized serve a large group. My advice is if you want to eat over priced food and have bad service, go here.

Cons: Bad Service and Overpriced

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I enjoy a good sake, and this place has got an amazing selection. Go during happy hour and get a ton of appetizers and a flight of sake, you will be happy you did. Their cranberry cream cheese wontons are out of this world as is all of their other food. We just order one of each on the menu in a large group and pass things around family style. I love the decor and service as well!

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★★★★★

I enjoy a good sake, and this place has got an amazing selection. Go during happy hour and get a ton of appetizers and a flight of sake, you will be happy you did. Their cranberry cream cheese wontons are out of this world as is all of their other food. We just order one of each on the menu in a large group and pass things around family style. I love the decor and service as well!

Pros: great ambiance, fantastic food

Cons: sake was pricey, parking is scarce

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I went in because I was craving sushi and was in the eat street area. I thought I would try out Azia's sushi bar. When I came in, the server and rest of the staff were chatting very loudly and simply put the way the server interacted with me made me feel very awkward. I ordered hotate, unagi, maguro, ika, green tea, and miso soup. Then I got the food. First of all, the miso soup was RED and the ingredients were so coursely chopped that it was hard to enjoy the soup. I understood that it's a "fusion" miso soup, but really they spoiled a good thing and for $5.50 (who ever heard of miso soup being that expensive?). The sushi took forever to come out and the cuts of fish were generous but the sushi rice was UNDERCOOKED! Absolute DISGRACE! There were bits of hard rice which is horrible in the mouth especially when you are trying to enjoy the delicate flavors of the raw fish. Then the worst part, I got the bill and it was $50! They charged me $6 for a pot of green tea, which is horrendous for just hot water. And the sushi was probably $4-$5 more expensive than any of the other good quality sushi restaurants like Origami, Nami, and Sakura. The worst price was their uni at $11 whereas at Nami it is $6.75. The quality of their fish that day was on par with other restaurants but it is not worth paying double and it is certainly not worth getting undercooked rice. Maybe I came in at the wrong time or day but my experience was absolutely dissatisfying. I'm sure the other "fusion" dishes at this restaurant are fine and the atmosphere is pretty hip but they do not deserve to have a sushi bar.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went in because I was craving sushi and was in the eat street area. I thought I would try out Azia's sushi bar. When I came in, the server and rest of the staff were chatting very loudly and simply put the way the server interacted with me made me feel very awkward. I ordered hotate, unagi, maguro, ika, green tea, and miso soup. Then I got the food. First of all, the miso soup was RED and the ingredients were so coursely chopped that it was hard to enjoy the soup. I understood that it's a "fusion" miso soup, but really they spoiled a good thing and for $5.50 (who ever heard of miso soup being that expensive?). The sushi took forever to come out and the cuts of fish were generous but the sushi rice was UNDERCOOKED! Absolute DISGRACE! There were bits of hard rice which is horrible in the mouth especially when you are trying to enjoy the delicate flavors of the raw fish. Then the worst part, I got the bill and it was $50! They charged me $6 for a pot of green tea, which is horrendous for just hot water. And the sushi was probably $4-$5 more expensive than any of the other good quality sushi restaurants like Origami, Nami, and Sakura. The worst price was their uni at $11 whereas at Nami it is $6.75. The quality of their fish that day was on par with other restaurants but it is not worth paying double and it is certainly not worth getting undercooked rice. Maybe I came in at the wrong time or day but my experience was absolutely dissatisfying. I'm sure the other "fusion" dishes at this restaurant are fine and the atmosphere is pretty hip but they do not deserve to have a sushi bar.

Pros: nice atmosphere

Cons: high price, mediocre service, bad sushi

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September 09, 2009 - I HAD THE WORST DINING EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE AT AZIA RESTAURANT! My husband and I celebrated his B-Day at AZIA 2 nights in a row. The first night we were joined by his friends and our family, and everyone had a great time. When we went back the second night, my husband accidentally ordered raw fish for dinner, all of our appetizers, so far that night had been cooked Sushi and our waiter did not inform us that, Sushimi is raw fish. alone. The waiter was snotty and rude and told us we would have to pay for the uneaten fish, than the manager PAOLO MORALES came over to ask me about the problem. I told him that we had been there two nights in a row and we had already spent a considerable amount of money and we were willing to pay for what we had eaten but not the raw fish which hadn't been touched. Unbelievably, I was unable to reason with the manager PAOLO MORALES. He became completely agitated and told me that if didn't pay the entire amount he would call the police on us, SO I decided to call the police first. The POLICE came. 2 SQUAD CARS, 3 OFFICERS. The police sided with us. One of the officers took my card and allowed PAOLO MORALES, TO SWIPE MY CARD, FOR THE AGREED AMOUNT OF $51.11. I noticed PAOLO MORALES quickly wrote something down and I became immediately suspicious. I asked the Officer what he was writing down and he said, probably your name, just as a scare tactic, AZIA HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE YOU TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT, BUT I DOUBT THAT THEY WILL. Unbelievable! Now you think that would be the end of that but my husband and I left and I checked my account about 15 to 20 min. later and my account had been considerably drained. OF COURSE I FREAKED OUT. In the morning I figured out that AZIA had charged my account TWICE! The first initial transaction, in front of MPLS'S FINEST and the second, not swiped, typed in, after we left. THE SECOND TRANSACTION, THE ONE MADE AFTER WE LEFT AZIA WAS FOR $2214.50. You would think TOM PHAM, owner of AZIA would have returned our money immediately and fire manager PAOLO MORALES but he did neither. It took 5 days for AZIA to return the money and TOM PHAM TOLD ME IN THIS ECONOMY I WOULDN'T WANT TO FIRE ANYONE, SO I'M HERE TO TELL EVERYONE, IN THIS ECONOMY DON'T GO TO AZIA, THEY HAVE TERRIBLE POLICIES AND THEY HAVE SHADY PEOPLE WORKING FOR THEM, AND IF YOU DO DECIDE TO GO THERE, DON'T USE YOUR CARD OR YOU MIGHT END UP WITH A DRAINED BANK ACCOUNT.

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★☆☆☆☆

September 09, 2009 - I HAD THE WORST DINING EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE AT AZIA RESTAURANT! My husband and I celebrated his B-Day at AZIA 2 nights in a row. The first night we were joined by his friends and our family, and everyone had a great time. When we went back the second night, my husband accidentally ordered raw fish for dinner, all of our appetizers, so far that night had been cooked Sushi and our waiter did not inform us that, Sushimi is raw fish. alone. The waiter was snotty and rude and told us we would have to pay for the uneaten fish, than the manager PAOLO MORALES came over to ask me about the problem. I told him that we had been there two nights in a row and we had already spent a considerable amount of money and we were willing to pay for what we had eaten but not the raw fish which hadn't been touched. Unbelievably, I was unable to reason with the manager PAOLO MORALES. He became completely agitated and told me that if didn't pay the entire amount he would call the police on us, SO I decided to call the police first. The POLICE came. 2 SQUAD CARS, 3 OFFICERS. The police sided with us. One of the officers took my card and allowed PAOLO MORALES, TO SWIPE MY CARD, FOR THE AGREED AMOUNT OF $51.11. I noticed PAOLO MORALES quickly wrote something down and I became immediately suspicious. I asked the Officer what he was writing down and he said, probably your name, just as a scare tactic, AZIA HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE YOU TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT, BUT I DOUBT THAT THEY WILL. Unbelievable! Now you think that would be the end of that but my husband and I left and I checked my account about 15 to 20 min. later and my account had been considerably drained. OF COURSE I FREAKED OUT. In the morning I figured out that AZIA had charged my account TWICE! The first initial transaction, in front of MPLS'S FINEST and the second, not swiped, typed in, after we left. THE SECOND TRANSACTION, THE ONE MADE AFTER WE LEFT AZIA WAS FOR $2214.50. You would think TOM PHAM, owner of AZIA would have returned our money immediately and fire manager PAOLO MORALES but he did neither. It took 5 days for AZIA to return the money and TOM PHAM TOLD ME IN THIS ECONOMY I WOULDN'T WANT TO FIRE ANYONE, SO I'M HERE TO TELL EVERYONE, IN THIS ECONOMY DON'T GO TO AZIA, THEY HAVE TERRIBLE POLICIES AND THEY HAVE SHADY PEOPLE WORKING FOR THEM, AND IF YOU DO DECIDE TO GO THERE, DON'T USE YOUR CARD OR YOU MIGHT END UP WITH A DRAINED BANK ACCOUNT.

Pros: NONE

Cons: SHADY MANAGEMENT AND OWNER

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When we send sushi back because the fish is too old, we don't need a 5 minute lecture on why we're wrong. We're guests and should never be treated as such. Very rude management, never going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

When we send sushi back because the fish is too old, we don't need a 5 minute lecture on why we're wrong. We're guests and should never be treated as such. Very rude management, never going back.

Pros: Good drinks, waiter was nice.

Cons: Managment was adament about us being wrong.

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3 of my favorite things, all under 1 roof!

1. The best happy hour in town! It happens twice a day from 3pm-6pm & from 10pm-2am. Although I'm usually at work during the earlier, I make it as often as I can to the late night!

2. My favorite patio for people watching! Sure, Uptown has some great corners and spots - but the patio at Azia makes for an uncomparable experience! Great food, and unbeatable views!

3. Sushi! I love sushi, and the creativity of some of the rolls is second to none! Add on top the freshness of the fish itself & that 2 of the rolls are available during happy hour - and BOOM! We've got a winner!

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★★★★★

3 of my favorite things, all under 1 roof!

1. The best happy hour in town! It happens twice a day from 3pm-6pm & from 10pm-2am. Although I'm usually at work during the earlier, I make it as often as I can to the late night!

2. My favorite patio for people watching! Sure, Uptown has some great corners and spots - but the patio at Azia makes for an uncomparable experience! Great food, and unbeatable views!

3. Sushi! I love sushi, and the creativity of some of the rolls is second to none! Add on top the freshness of the fish itself & that 2 of the rolls are available during happy hour - and BOOM! We've got a winner!

Pros: Happy Hour, Patio, Sushi

Cons: Busy Weekends

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First, this is a go-to place for me...and a short walk from home. But a visit last week had me scratching my head: why do I ALWAYS need to ask for the happy hour menu during happy hour, and what is that god-awful reek near the bathrooms? The managers are always pros, but this bit about the HH menu irks me: do you want people to drop $$ when they can or not? Please reconsider your water element near the bathrooms (or work on a filtration system), and give the latter a good bleaching. The rank smell seriously ruined my appetite.

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★★★☆☆

First, this is a go-to place for me...and a short walk from home. But a visit last week had me scratching my head: why do I ALWAYS need to ask for the happy hour menu during happy hour, and what is that god-awful reek near the bathrooms? The managers are always pros, but this bit about the HH menu irks me: do you want people to drop $$ when they can or not? Please reconsider your water element near the bathrooms (or work on a filtration system), and give the latter a good bleaching. The rank smell seriously ruined my appetite.

Pros: atmosphere, location

Cons: service, cleanliness

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I wish I wanted to eat there, but I don't, and I won't.

What is served and the manner in which it is served are unbelievable.

Check it out. There's a good chance you'll be just as unlucky and disappointed as I have been.

Bon appetit

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★★★☆☆

I wish I wanted to eat there, but I don't, and I won't.

What is served and the manner in which it is served are unbelievable.

Check it out. There's a good chance you'll be just as unlucky and disappointed as I have been.

Bon appetit

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Service and Quality

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Seriously I just ordered a soda water. You know? Water with bubbles??? They charged me four dollars for it. At least give me a bottle of perrier or something. Don't pull the gun from the tap and give me a glass of water and charge me four dollars. Outrageous. Never again

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★★★☆☆

Seriously I just ordered a soda water. You know? Water with bubbles??? They charged me four dollars for it. At least give me a bottle of perrier or something. Don't pull the gun from the tap and give me a glass of water and charge me four dollars. Outrageous. Never again

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I love the atmosphere, food, service, selection (3 menus to choose from). I always get the BEST wontons in town, they are cranberry and semi-spicy. SO good. I then get a spicy tuna or caterpiller roll, then I get the steak/potatoes and then I go for one of the best desserts in town. Seriously the banana rolls and especially the almond joy are NOT to be missed. Go with a friend and share everything.

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★★★★★

I love the atmosphere, food, service, selection (3 menus to choose from). I always get the BEST wontons in town, they are cranberry and semi-spicy. SO good. I then get a spicy tuna or caterpiller roll, then I get the steak/potatoes and then I go for one of the best desserts in town. Seriously the banana rolls and especially the almond joy are NOT to be missed. Go with a friend and share everything.

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this is def a spot to go to and check out if your willing to spend an little extra money. its a little pricey yes, but you dont feel like you wasted money like you do at some other high end restaurants. the atmosphere is nice and relaxed. the servers are very nice and make sure your satisfied. dessert- ooh yess, white and milk chocolate dipped strawberries are to die for! never 1 complaint about this place

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★★★★☆

this is def a spot to go to and check out if your willing to spend an little extra money. its a little pricey yes, but you dont feel like you wasted money like you do at some other high end restaurants. the atmosphere is nice and relaxed. the servers are very nice and make sure your satisfied. dessert- ooh yess, white and milk chocolate dipped strawberries are to die for! never 1 complaint about this place

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i had an old boyfriend who use to take me here all the time! i was new to the city, but i fell in love with this place. incredible food and service, and i always had a great time. its a little pricey but its all worth it! The atmosphere is so warm and romantic when your on a date, your close to so many things you could go grab drinks someone else if you wanted to, or just stay at azia. either way, i have never had a bad time at this place.

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★★★★★

i had an old boyfriend who use to take me here all the time! i was new to the city, but i fell in love with this place. incredible food and service, and i always had a great time. its a little pricey but its all worth it! The atmosphere is so warm and romantic when your on a date, your close to so many things you could go grab drinks someone else if you wanted to, or just stay at azia. either way, i have never had a bad time at this place.

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Azia served me raw chicken wings. When I complained ,the manager had a total attitude problem and I had to argue with her to take them off my bill. The wings were bloody and uncooked on the inside. I will NEVER eat there again. DON'T EAT AT AZIA!

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★☆☆☆☆

Azia served me raw chicken wings. When I complained ,the manager had a total attitude problem and I had to argue with her to take them off my bill. The wings were bloody and uncooked on the inside. I will NEVER eat there again. DON'T EAT AT AZIA!

Cons: RAW CHICKEN WINGS

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I recently went to Azia on Sept 17th for my birthday. The service was impeccable with our waitress Trista looking after our every need. It caught me off guard when after ordering she recommended possibly a different meal that had more flavor to it even though the cost of the new dish was much lower. It's not every day that a waitress would risk a possible higher tip for the satisfaction of the customer. She was more than willing to answer every question we had as there were a ton of selections to choose from. My girlfriend went with the Sea bass and it was cooked to perfection as she said. I ended up going with the Scallops / Shrimp / Calamari platter. It was a very spicy plate, but put together very nicely. I would highly recommend this location for any type of outing. Ask for Trista next time you attend Azia and you won't be disappointed

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★★★★★

I recently went to Azia on Sept 17th for my birthday. The service was impeccable with our waitress Trista looking after our every need. It caught me off guard when after ordering she recommended possibly a different meal that had more flavor to it even though the cost of the new dish was much lower. It's not every day that a waitress would risk a possible higher tip for the satisfaction of the customer. She was more than willing to answer every question we had as there were a ton of selections to choose from. My girlfriend went with the Sea bass and it was cooked to perfection as she said. I ended up going with the Scallops / Shrimp / Calamari platter. It was a very spicy plate, but put together very nicely. I would highly recommend this location for any type of outing. Ask for Trista next time you attend Azia and you won't be disappointed

Pros: Attentive wait staff, attractive surroundings

Cons: nothing

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My family and friends celebrated two birthdays on Saturday, Sept 6 at Azia. The service was great and the food was amazing. Our waitress was very attentive. On that day, as we celebrated life we also received a phone call during our dinner that our beloved grandmother passed away. I found the closest staff member and informed her that we needed to leave right away. Within a few minutes, our food was packed, our check was ready and we were on our way. I want to commend Azia for their swift and caring attitudes. We will definitely be back. Thank you for everything.

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★★★★☆

My family and friends celebrated two birthdays on Saturday, Sept 6 at Azia. The service was great and the food was amazing. Our waitress was very attentive. On that day, as we celebrated life we also received a phone call during our dinner that our beloved grandmother passed away. I found the closest staff member and informed her that we needed to leave right away. Within a few minutes, our food was packed, our check was ready and we were on our way. I want to commend Azia for their swift and caring attitudes. We will definitely be back. Thank you for everything.

Pros: Great service, excellent food and drinks

Cons: We waited quite sometime before we ordered our food

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Realized I am in trouble for not planning our anniversary!! So thought I'd make this somewhat special and get out of our suburban setting. Remembered Thom Pham's restaurant from Star Tribune feature a while ago. So called in the reservation late evening. After a 25 minute drive out of the nw suburbs..we entered into a wonderful experience....the Azia is a romantic setting that creates the right mood even after a busy day! Food was divine, service was good. I could'nt resist and took a tour of the rest of the restaurant the caterpillar lounge, etc., simply superb. After dinner me and my wife went for a walk along Nicollet. Thank you Azia for making our anniversary event special. We will recommend this to others and be sure to come again!!
Sirish

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★★★★★

Realized I am in trouble for not planning our anniversary!! So thought I'd make this somewhat special and get out of our suburban setting. Remembered Thom Pham's restaurant from Star Tribune feature a while ago. So called in the reservation late evening. After a 25 minute drive out of the nw suburbs..we entered into a wonderful experience....the Azia is a romantic setting that creates the right mood even after a busy day! Food was divine, service was good. I could'nt resist and took a tour of the rest of the restaurant the caterpillar lounge, etc., simply superb. After dinner me and my wife went for a walk along Nicollet. Thank you Azia for making our anniversary event special. We will recommend this to others and be sure to come again!!
Sirish

Pros: Ambience, Food, Service

Cons: Make sure to ask for the main dining

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The new Japanese street style decor is so creative and perfect for a sushi restaurant. I love when restaurants make a special effort to really create a theme and pay attention to the small details, like the string lanterns and A25 sign designed like a subway stop. As usual the sushi is amazing, since this place opened it's had some of the best sushi in town, awesome hot food menu as well, and it's just a fun place to go.

After we had a couple of amazing rolls and a specialty sake drink (yum!) we went back to the caterpillar lounge to listen to some music and have one last cocktail, all in all a great visit!

2
★★★★★

The new Japanese street style decor is so creative and perfect for a sushi restaurant. I love when restaurants make a special effort to really create a theme and pay attention to the small details, like the string lanterns and A25 sign designed like a subway stop. As usual the sushi is amazing, since this place opened it's had some of the best sushi in town, awesome hot food menu as well, and it's just a fun place to go.

After we had a couple of amazing rolls and a specialty sake drink (yum!) we went back to the caterpillar lounge to listen to some music and have one last cocktail, all in all a great visit!

Pros: Great new spot

Cons: Great price

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I have eaten at a few now, It appears that anything on the well planned menu is going to be phenomenal. Ask the courteous bar staff for a wasabi bloody mary or one to complement the fantastic food. The atmosphere is soothing and the fountains create a calming sense around you. I would definately recommend this as a beautiful

2
★★★★★

I have eaten at a few now, It appears that anything on the well planned menu is going to be phenomenal. Ask the courteous bar staff for a wasabi bloody mary or one to complement the fantastic food. The atmosphere is soothing and the fountains create a calming sense around you. I would definately recommend this as a beautiful

Pros: beautiful spot

Cons: awesome food

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I've been going to Azia for three years now. It seems like Azia is the hottest spot in town. Azia always has some new concept that hasn't been done yet. The last time I visited Sushi Chef Kenji was in the sushi bar cutting a whole blue-fin tuna in front of the sushi bar customers. The tuna looked like it had just been caught that day, I've never seen such a bright red color in a fish. Yes, when Kenji was done cutting the fish he made me a special tuna roll just for me. I've never been disappointed in the food or the service. I love Azia and will continue to go back and tell all of my friends. Don't forget late night D.J.'s.

2
★★★★★

I've been going to Azia for three years now. It seems like Azia is the hottest spot in town. Azia always has some new concept that hasn't been done yet. The last time I visited Sushi Chef Kenji was in the sushi bar cutting a whole blue-fin tuna in front of the sushi bar customers. The tuna looked like it had just been caught that day, I've never seen such a bright red color in a fish. Yes, when Kenji was done cutting the fish he made me a special tuna roll just for me. I've never been disappointed in the food or the service. I love Azia and will continue to go back and tell all of my friends. Don't forget late night D.J.'s.

Pros: Parking lot and valet

Cons: Not open overnight

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Every Asian person I know who had been to Azia told me it was overpriced and not worth it, but every non-Asian person raved about it. What do I do?, I asked myself. In the end I decided I'd give the restaurant a shot, since it was my baby sister's birthday we were celebrating. We went on a Friday night (made reservations 2 days in advance). We were seated at the "boat table"-which we thought was so cool only to later find out it was the worst spot in the restaurant. It was so hot in that corner--I guess the AC couldn't reach it (readers from the Twin Cities know that it was a scorcher (90's) that Friday, July 11). But the restaurant was so packed we couldn't move to another table so we were stuck in the boat. So that we could get a headstart on our order, we asked the restaurant to fax us their dinner menu-to our surprise that night, they had faxed us a lunch menu..the prices were way off. However, we didn't let that stop us from ordering for 10 for only a party of 5. When our dinner entrees came we asked if we could get some dinner plates (everyone knows that Asians order multiple entrees to SHARE!). We were told they didn't have dinner plates & were (rudely) told to use the small, rectangular sushi plates that came with every table. They expected us to eat regular food on a small 2x5 sushi plate! (I guess we need to work on our eating skills.) But, in the meantime, we got creative & used the 2 small bowls that the rice came in & 3 of the entree plates as our dinner plates. The food was ok--I've had better. We also ordered 3 pina coladas but tried to cancel 1. Our waiter told us we couldn't cos he had already put in the oder. Really? So why did it take 30 mins to get the drink? We were disgusted with the service but still managed to give a 13% tip, which we thought was more than generous. Our waiter disagreed. We left disappointed & vowed never to return, and vowed to spread the truth--Azia is overpriced & overrated! I should've listened to my fellow Asians.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Every Asian person I know who had been to Azia told me it was overpriced and not worth it, but every non-Asian person raved about it. What do I do?, I asked myself. In the end I decided I'd give the restaurant a shot, since it was my baby sister's birthday we were celebrating. We went on a Friday night (made reservations 2 days in advance). We were seated at the "boat table"-which we thought was so cool only to later find out it was the worst spot in the restaurant. It was so hot in that corner--I guess the AC couldn't reach it (readers from the Twin Cities know that it was a scorcher (90's) that Friday, July 11). But the restaurant was so packed we couldn't move to another table so we were stuck in the boat. So that we could get a headstart on our order, we asked the restaurant to fax us their dinner menu-to our surprise that night, they had faxed us a lunch menu..the prices were way off. However, we didn't let that stop us from ordering for 10 for only a party of 5. When our dinner entrees came we asked if we could get some dinner plates (everyone knows that Asians order multiple entrees to SHARE!). We were told they didn't have dinner plates & were (rudely) told to use the small, rectangular sushi plates that came with every table. They expected us to eat regular food on a small 2x5 sushi plate! (I guess we need to work on our eating skills.) But, in the meantime, we got creative & used the 2 small bowls that the rice came in & 3 of the entree plates as our dinner plates. The food was ok--I've had better. We also ordered 3 pina coladas but tried to cancel 1. Our waiter told us we couldn't cos he had already put in the oder. Really? So why did it take 30 mins to get the drink? We were disgusted with the service but still managed to give a 13% tip, which we thought was more than generous. Our waiter disagreed. We left disappointed & vowed never to return, and vowed to spread the truth--Azia is overpriced & overrated! I should've listened to my fellow Asians.

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For $20-$30 a plate, Azia is quite overrated. There are many places in the city that have better food, service, and attention to detail.
It is clear that the owners need to charge excessively in order to pay for their lease/mortgage on the property.
If you're looking to be seen and to people watch, Azia is a good place. If you want quality food at reasonable prices, you can find it at any number of different Twin Cities locations.
Oh, I was also charged $4.00 for club soda. I was the designated driver so I thought it would be a good order. Guess I was wrong.

0
★☆☆☆☆

For $20-$30 a plate, Azia is quite overrated. There are many places in the city that have better food, service, and attention to detail.
It is clear that the owners need to charge excessively in order to pay for their lease/mortgage on the property.
If you're looking to be seen and to people watch, Azia is a good place. If you want quality food at reasonable prices, you can find it at any number of different Twin Cities locations.
Oh, I was also charged $4.00 for club soda. I was the designated driver so I thought it would be a good order. Guess I was wrong.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Price, service, food quality

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Azia Restaurant and Caterpillar Lounge was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. From the moment my car was valet parked, to the very friendly host, to the bar staff, wait staff, and environment; this place has got it going on. The service there was impeccable; our waitress knew complementary dishes on the menu and was extremely attentive to the needs of our party. The food was presented beautifully and the spice level in the food was at the perfect pitch, so as to compliment all aspects of the dishes rather than to mask them. The ambiance was lovely and the decor beautiful. Highly recommended, even for people who do not like sushi or oysters, there are plenty of selections on the menu for all palates. Impressive wine list too!

2
★★★★★

Azia Restaurant and Caterpillar Lounge was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. From the moment my car was valet parked, to the very friendly host, to the bar staff, wait staff, and environment; this place has got it going on. The service there was impeccable; our waitress knew complementary dishes on the menu and was extremely attentive to the needs of our party. The food was presented beautifully and the spice level in the food was at the perfect pitch, so as to compliment all aspects of the dishes rather than to mask them. The ambiance was lovely and the decor beautiful. Highly recommended, even for people who do not like sushi or oysters, there are plenty of selections on the menu for all palates. Impressive wine list too!

Pros: Service, Food, Ambiance

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I made reservation two weeks in advance. They require a credit card and will charge if no one shows up. I was fine with that but when we got there for our 9pm reservation, we did not get seated until after 9:30. They also seated us at the wrong table and had to move us. We originally requested to be seated on the Sushi side and we were seated by the bathroom instead. The sushi was awful and the culinary display was not price at what it should be at. The only thing there that was nice was our server, Momma. I will never ever go there again and recommend that if you have a party, DO NOT GO THERE!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I made reservation two weeks in advance. They require a credit card and will charge if no one shows up. I was fine with that but when we got there for our 9pm reservation, we did not get seated until after 9:30. They also seated us at the wrong table and had to move us. We originally requested to be seated on the Sushi side and we were seated by the bathroom instead. The sushi was awful and the culinary display was not price at what it should be at. The only thing there that was nice was our server, Momma. I will never ever go there again and recommend that if you have a party, DO NOT GO THERE!

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This restaurant is stellar. Our service was impeccable, and our food was sensational. I would recommend this restaurant for a variety of occassions, and it's sure to please. Make sure to order the cranberry cream cheese wantons as an appetizer.

2
★★★★★

This restaurant is stellar. Our service was impeccable, and our food was sensational. I would recommend this restaurant for a variety of occassions, and it's sure to please. Make sure to order the cranberry cream cheese wantons as an appetizer.

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I visited Azia for my second time last Saturday. My first visit there was very enjoyable. We went during the middle of the week, so the restaurant was much quieter and the service was great. On our second visit, we walked in to find the manager in a loud argument with a family over their reservations. We were immediately turned off by the manager's rude behavior. We were seated promptly at a table right next to the bar. Having made our reservations a week in advance, we were disappointed with our table and asked for a new one. We received a new table in the middle of the restaurant and soon regretted our move. It was so loud we nearly had to shout to one another. The food was good but way overpriced. My dish reminded me of something from a Chinese restaurant that would cost about $15 less. Overall, I would recommend the bar for its fun drinks or if you're with a large group.

1
★★☆☆☆

I visited Azia for my second time last Saturday. My first visit there was very enjoyable. We went during the middle of the week, so the restaurant was much quieter and the service was great. On our second visit, we walked in to find the manager in a loud argument with a family over their reservations. We were immediately turned off by the manager's rude behavior. We were seated promptly at a table right next to the bar. Having made our reservations a week in advance, we were disappointed with our table and asked for a new one. We received a new table in the middle of the restaurant and soon regretted our move. It was so loud we nearly had to shout to one another. The food was good but way overpriced. My dish reminded me of something from a Chinese restaurant that would cost about $15 less. Overall, I would recommend the bar for its fun drinks or if you're with a large group.

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I normally don't feel compelled to write a review but was moved to do so after visiting Azia for the first time. Form the opening greeting from Deena (I think I'm in love) to the monkfish I'm going to say that this is the best spot in Minneapolis. I truly felt like the only person in there (did I mention the name Deena?) with the over the top service, only to be outdone by the food itself.

Aiza restaurant, it makes you forget you're in Minneapolis.

2
★★★★★

I normally don't feel compelled to write a review but was moved to do so after visiting Azia for the first time. Form the opening greeting from Deena (I think I'm in love) to the monkfish I'm going to say that this is the best spot in Minneapolis. I truly felt like the only person in there (did I mention the name Deena?) with the over the top service, only to be outdone by the food itself.

Aiza restaurant, it makes you forget you're in Minneapolis.

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If youre looking for great food and great service then I highly recomment Azia.
The staff at Azia was very friendly and was attentive to detail in a very busy setting.
Glad to see that in a time when restaurants are failing Azia can hold on its own.
Our server Michael was funny and knowledgable with the wine and food and was
able to make our evening well worth the trip. Hats off to you Azia and your staff.

2
★★★★★

If youre looking for great food and great service then I highly recomment Azia.
The staff at Azia was very friendly and was attentive to detail in a very busy setting.
Glad to see that in a time when restaurants are failing Azia can hold on its own.
Our server Michael was funny and knowledgable with the wine and food and was
able to make our evening well worth the trip. Hats off to you Azia and your staff.

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The nutty chicken and the cranberry cream cheese puffs are to die for! The steak is also wonderful! I've been here several times and the service has always been very attentive and they always know so much about the menu.

2
★★★★★

The nutty chicken and the cranberry cream cheese puffs are to die for! The steak is also wonderful! I've been here several times and the service has always been very attentive and they always know so much about the menu.

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There are no bad things to be said about Azia. Food, service and atmosphere were all top-notch. This is a place I will return to with out-of-town guests and local friends alike.

2
★★★★★

There are no bad things to be said about Azia. Food, service and atmosphere were all top-notch. This is a place I will return to with out-of-town guests and local friends alike.

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I went to Azia for the first time last week with 3 girlfriends and absolutely loved it! The service was prompt and friendly. The atmosphere was warm and elegant, but it did get a bit noisy when the tables filled up. I was impressed by the mojitos, and was floored by the fantastic food. I had the Salmon and it was cooked perfectly. We shared a plate of the calamari which was the best I've ever had. Each person in my group was thrilled with what they ordered and we all agreed that we would come back again.

2
★★★★★

I went to Azia for the first time last week with 3 girlfriends and absolutely loved it! The service was prompt and friendly. The atmosphere was warm and elegant, but it did get a bit noisy when the tables filled up. I was impressed by the mojitos, and was floored by the fantastic food. I had the Salmon and it was cooked perfectly. We shared a plate of the calamari which was the best I've ever had. Each person in my group was thrilled with what they ordered and we all agreed that we would come back again.

Pros: Food, atmosphere, service

Cons: Noisy because it was so busy

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I've never written a review before, but after going to azia for years i felt i needed to say something. Azia Used to be an beautiful cool restaurant. The decor was great, food was good, and everyone knew what they were doing, from the hostess at the door, the waiters, to the owner walking around, genuinely caring that people were having a good time. Now its just kinda trashy. I keep on going back in the hopes it will go back to the way it was but it isn't. I've been crammed into that back room with too many people, I've waited for way to long for a table, I've sat at the sushi bar and saw how messy it is, and the guy manager was condescending when we said something. The foods and drinks are good so if you do go i'd suggest sitting at the bar.

1
★★☆☆☆

I've never written a review before, but after going to azia for years i felt i needed to say something. Azia Used to be an beautiful cool restaurant. The decor was great, food was good, and everyone knew what they were doing, from the hostess at the door, the waiters, to the owner walking around, genuinely caring that people were having a good time. Now its just kinda trashy. I keep on going back in the hopes it will go back to the way it was but it isn't. I've been crammed into that back room with too many people, I've waited for way to long for a table, I've sat at the sushi bar and saw how messy it is, and the guy manager was condescending when we said something. The foods and drinks are good so if you do go i'd suggest sitting at the bar.

Pros: Location, happy hour.

Cons: Long wait, management.

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I have heard so many wonderful things about this place but when I finally made it over there my high expectations were let down. I went on a Sunday evening for dinner with a friend and dined in the main dining room. Service was less than fantastic--our server repeatedly said "I'll be right back" almost everytime she dropped by, even when it was obvious we just needed to order another drink. The mussels from their sushi bar were delicious but everything else was good, but slightly lackluster for the price. The pad thai was comparably to any mediocre thai restaurant in the city. The carpaccio was sliced about 1/4 in-1/2 in thick and so did not melt in your mouth as thinly sliced carpaccio does. The sea bass did not impress me. I'm still hoping to fall in love with this place, and as their menu is so large maybe we just ordered the wrong things. I would have loved some recommendations from the server if she would have stuck around long enough to help us navigate the menu. I hear the trick is to sit at the bar here and plan on going back soon to give Azia another try.

1
★★★☆☆

I have heard so many wonderful things about this place but when I finally made it over there my high expectations were let down. I went on a Sunday evening for dinner with a friend and dined in the main dining room. Service was less than fantastic--our server repeatedly said "I'll be right back" almost everytime she dropped by, even when it was obvious we just needed to order another drink. The mussels from their sushi bar were delicious but everything else was good, but slightly lackluster for the price. The pad thai was comparably to any mediocre thai restaurant in the city. The carpaccio was sliced about 1/4 in-1/2 in thick and so did not melt in your mouth as thinly sliced carpaccio does. The sea bass did not impress me. I'm still hoping to fall in love with this place, and as their menu is so large maybe we just ordered the wrong things. I would have loved some recommendations from the server if she would have stuck around long enough to help us navigate the menu. I hear the trick is to sit at the bar here and plan on going back soon to give Azia another try.

Pros: Waterfall by the restrooms, Ambience

Cons: Service was not helpful

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I went to Azia on a Saturday night, the atmosphere was wonderful and intimate (great for a date). The food was absolutely delicious- there are more than enough options for even the pickiest eaters to find something that they will like (definitely would recommend the cranberry puffs!!). The best part of our experience was definitely the SERVICE- I would have to say that was the best service I have ever gotten while dining out. The staff were friendly, informative, and were very attentive which made the dining experience wonderful!

2
★★★★★

I went to Azia on a Saturday night, the atmosphere was wonderful and intimate (great for a date). The food was absolutely delicious- there are more than enough options for even the pickiest eaters to find something that they will like (definitely would recommend the cranberry puffs!!). The best part of our experience was definitely the SERVICE- I would have to say that was the best service I have ever gotten while dining out. The staff were friendly, informative, and were very attentive which made the dining experience wonderful!

Pros: Service, Service, Service and Food choices!

Cons: None

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My teenage son & I ate there on a Saturday, early evening, and it was made fun by the general manager of Tom Phams organization and our waiter. Both really went out of their way to make the meal interesting for my son and "foodie" in training. Food was amazing, but not cheap.

2
★★★★★

My teenage son & I ate there on a Saturday, early evening, and it was made fun by the general manager of Tom Phams organization and our waiter. Both really went out of their way to make the meal interesting for my son and "foodie" in training. Food was amazing, but not cheap.

Pros: food, service & ambiance

Cons: kinda expensive

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My buddy Kurt and I would always go here at night. The food is always good. The Sushi is the best I have ever had in MN and the oyster wings are the best I have ever had period. The women here are always super hot and the lounge is fun. This is one of the best date spots MN has to offer bring a girl for the sushi and drinks and she will be impressed. Well worth the money. The owner rocks as well one night Kurt and I had so much fun there was no way any of us where driving home. So the owner gave us a parking pass for the night so we wouldn?t get towed. Find that anywhere ells and I will be surprised.

2
★★★★★

My buddy Kurt and I would always go here at night. The food is always good. The Sushi is the best I have ever had in MN and the oyster wings are the best I have ever had period. The women here are always super hot and the lounge is fun. This is one of the best date spots MN has to offer bring a girl for the sushi and drinks and she will be impressed. Well worth the money. The owner rocks as well one night Kurt and I had so much fun there was no way any of us where driving home. So the owner gave us a parking pass for the night so we wouldn?t get towed. Find that anywhere ells and I will be surprised.

Pros: women, food, survice, view, one of a kind!

Cons: hot on hot summer nights

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Great place to start the evening, but it does get crowded by 11:30 or so (at least on weekends)! Trendy place where it's fun to get dressed up to go to, see, and bee seen. With a fabulous drink menu, if you can't find it here I don't think it exists. Very friendly (not to mention easy on the eyes) staff - it's part of the regular rotation now!

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★★★★★

Great place to start the evening, but it does get crowded by 11:30 or so (at least on weekends)! Trendy place where it's fun to get dressed up to go to, see, and bee seen. With a fabulous drink menu, if you can't find it here I don't think it exists. Very friendly (not to mention easy on the eyes) staff - it's part of the regular rotation now!

Pros: Late night happy hour, food, decor

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I brought my in-laws here from Boston and they absolutely loved it! I have been a frequent guest of Azia many times and I will continue to go back. The staff and management is so warm and friendly the minute you walk in the door. The food is amazing, and so are the drinks! Great experience every time. Thank you Azia!

2
★★★★★

I brought my in-laws here from Boston and they absolutely loved it! I have been a frequent guest of Azia many times and I will continue to go back. The staff and management is so warm and friendly the minute you walk in the door. The food is amazing, and so are the drinks! Great experience every time. Thank you Azia!

Pros: FOOD

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Had a friend who went there on his anniversary. It was pretty busy so he asked how long he'd have to wait and was told 45 minutes. He decided to wait. A hour and 20 minutes later he's still waiting and no one even bothers to update them. After asking what's up and when he would get a table he's told .... to make a reservation next time. No apologies, no service. MAKE A RESERVATION. COME ON!!!

Anyways so if $12 watered down drinks are your thing, halfway decent but horribly overpriced food makes you satisfied and service is a DIY concept for you ......then by all means... Azia is the place to go.

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★☆☆☆☆

Had a friend who went there on his anniversary. It was pretty busy so he asked how long he'd have to wait and was told 45 minutes. He decided to wait. A hour and 20 minutes later he's still waiting and no one even bothers to update them. After asking what's up and when he would get a table he's told .... to make a reservation next time. No apologies, no service. MAKE A RESERVATION. COME ON!!!

Anyways so if $12 watered down drinks are your thing, halfway decent but horribly overpriced food makes you satisfied and service is a DIY concept for you ......then by all means... Azia is the place to go.

Pros: The food isn't bad it's just double the price of the same stuff at other places

Cons: Value, Service

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I've lived in Minneapolis for 5 years now and I have never been to Azia, even after many praises by friends and family members. I came here for my birthday party last night and had an amazing time! They customized a menu, just for my party and the staff was so amazing to me and my guests! Even though the atmosphere is very, very nice and beautiful, the prices are affordable and you definitely get a great portion of food. The owner also came over to our table to greet us, which you rarely see at restaurants any more! My experience was great and I will return !!

2
★★★★★

I've lived in Minneapolis for 5 years now and I have never been to Azia, even after many praises by friends and family members. I came here for my birthday party last night and had an amazing time! They customized a menu, just for my party and the staff was so amazing to me and my guests! Even though the atmosphere is very, very nice and beautiful, the prices are affordable and you definitely get a great portion of food. The owner also came over to our table to greet us, which you rarely see at restaurants any more! My experience was great and I will return !!

Pros: Food, service, customized event service, atmosphere

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Very gratifying, extremely professional & courteous staff, was not stiff or stuffy in anyway, had a very warm feel, all three of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we are P I C K Y! Get the beef satay and lobster w/black bean sauce!! A great place if you want to give yourself and guests a treat.

2
★★★★★

Very gratifying, extremely professional & courteous staff, was not stiff or stuffy in anyway, had a very warm feel, all three of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we are P I C K Y! Get the beef satay and lobster w/black bean sauce!! A great place if you want to give yourself and guests a treat.

Pros: cuisine outstanding, service, experience

 

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