Nami

★★★★★
Slick and stylish, this downtown Warehouse District restaurant is a hot spot for sushi.
  • 251 First Ave N

    Minneapolis, MN 55401

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  • 612-333-1999

About Nami

Hours
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm for Lunch M-W 4:30pm -9:30pm Thurs 4:30-10pm Fri 4:30-11:30pm Sat 5pm-11:30pm
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Great minds are behind this place I can tell. They have so much possible and the food that they are serving is one of the best that I have ever tried.

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★★★★★

Great minds are behind this place I can tell. They have so much possible and the food that they are serving is one of the best that I have ever tried.

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Nami has great Sushi! They usually have good prices or at least some deals during happy hour! Worth returning to!

4
★★★★☆

Nami has great Sushi! They usually have good prices or at least some deals during happy hour! Worth returning to!

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I have been looking for a great sushi place and this place is it. They good rolls and the staff is very nice. If you like sushi go here.

3
★★★☆☆

I have been looking for a great sushi place and this place is it. They good rolls and the staff is very nice. If you like sushi go here.

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Decent selection of rolls to choose from and a sushi chef that knows what he is talking about. I would just ask him to make me something instead of ordering from the menu...you will get the best that way! Small restaurant but comfortable.

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★★★★☆

Decent selection of rolls to choose from and a sushi chef that knows what he is talking about. I would just ask him to make me something instead of ordering from the menu...you will get the best that way! Small restaurant but comfortable.

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It seems as though you are the kind of person to rant about something in a restaurant in order to get free food... How unfortunate. You missed out. If you weren't being so crabby then you would have been able to experience everything that

3
★★★★★

It seems as though you are the kind of person to rant about something in a restaurant in order to get free food... How unfortunate. You missed out. If you weren't being so crabby then you would have been able to experience everything that

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We went there for my brother's birthday and I wouldn't return. The bar was horribly understaffed. My partner waiting there for 20 minutes to get our drinks as there was no table service. One poor woman appeared to be serving both the bar

3
★★★★★

We went there for my brother's birthday and I wouldn't return. The bar was horribly understaffed. My partner waiting there for 20 minutes to get our drinks as there was no table service. One poor woman appeared to be serving both the bar

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Poor service, mediocre non-sushi food.

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i am consistently blown away by the creations of the 2 primary sushi chefs at Nami - Hide and Cesar. i always sit at the sushi bar and settle in for a large Kirin Ichiban beer or one of the many premium sakes offered. the happy hour

3
★★★★★

i am consistently blown away by the creations of the 2 primary sushi chefs at Nami - Hide and Cesar. i always sit at the sushi bar and settle in for a large Kirin Ichiban beer or one of the many premium sakes offered. the happy hour

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Nami is very clean and has a nice floor layout. Our server was nice but the vibe of the place was very snobbish and plastic. Sushi had a very fishy taste, so the fish might not have been very fresh. Won't be back myself but give it a

3
★★★★★

Nami is very clean and has a nice floor layout. Our server was nice but the vibe of the place was very snobbish and plastic. Sushi had a very fishy taste, so the fish might not have been very fresh. Won't be back myself but give it a

Pros: My boyfriend had a good teriyaki steak.

Cons: Could hear waitstaff complaining about customers.

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First visit was good, 2nd visit was okay, our 3rd visit I decided to show some friends a good time but we had a crappy waitor (Male Asian dark complexion). We are from the restaurant industry and are extremely forgiving but even this was

3
★★★★★

First visit was good, 2nd visit was okay, our 3rd visit I decided to show some friends a good time but we had a crappy waitor (Male Asian dark complexion). We are from the restaurant industry and are extremely forgiving but even this was

Pros: Good atmosphere, decent sushi

Cons: Bad kitchen food

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I've always found Nami has great sushi. It's happy hour prices are great! \r
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It can be a gamble with customer service though. I've had really good service and really bad service too. During the week is the best time to go, because it

3
★★★★★

I've always found Nami has great sushi. It's happy hour prices are great! \r
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It can be a gamble with customer service though. I've had really good service and really bad service too. During the week is the best time to go, because it

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Unfortunately, I cannot comment on the food at this restaurant as the service was so poor, we never even got any food. We had to ask for menus, tell the bartender more than once that we were ready to order and put up with her walking away

3
★★★★★

Unfortunately, I cannot comment on the food at this restaurant as the service was so poor, we never even got any food. We had to ask for menus, tell the bartender more than once that we were ready to order and put up with her walking away

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Nami is phenomenal. We recently moved here from the New York City area, and had a hard time adjusting to the relatively few sushi restaurants in the Twin Cities - then we found Nami. Nami is easily as good as sushi I've had in Los

3
★★★★★

Nami is phenomenal. We recently moved here from the New York City area, and had a hard time adjusting to the relatively few sushi restaurants in the Twin Cities - then we found Nami. Nami is easily as good as sushi I've had in Los

Pros: Best fish in the area, great rolls

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Nami is a great place. G is an amazing and gracious host. The food sometimes sublime, always good. The space is comfortable and clean. The sushi chefs sophisticated and Tokyoized. Eat the day after the fish has been delivered, relax and

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★★★★★

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Nami is a great place. G is an amazing and gracious host. The food sometimes sublime, always good. The space is comfortable and clean. The sushi chefs sophisticated and Tokyoized. Eat the day after the fish has been delivered, relax and

Pros: good fish

Cons: there is only one Edai

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To tell you the truth, the food isn't that bad. Neither is the service. BUT, not far from Nami is Origami, which is by far superior to Nami. Both are the same distance for my work, so it's really no contest.
You can try it out if you eat at Origami regularly right now, but if you eat here a lot, I'd really recommend heading on over to Origami which is practically the same food 100X better.

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★★☆☆☆

To tell you the truth, the food isn't that bad. Neither is the service. BUT, not far from Nami is Origami, which is by far superior to Nami. Both are the same distance for my work, so it's really no contest.
You can try it out if you eat at Origami regularly right now, but if you eat here a lot, I'd really recommend heading on over to Origami which is practically the same food 100X better.

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We had a large group so we were forced to pre-order, with the help of the bitchiest manager ever, "G," we ordered way too much, although she made me feel guilty for how little I was ordering since they "had a large party that night so they

3
★★★★★

We had a large group so we were forced to pre-order, with the help of the bitchiest manager ever, "G," we ordered way too much, although she made me feel guilty for how little I was ordering since they "had a large party that night so they

Pros: Great Food, Good Martinis, Nice Staff

Cons: Bad Management, Servers Spread to Thin to Provide Ample Service

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I went here after hearing other friends talk about wanting to go. I was pleasantly surprised by the minimalist but warm interior, and the waitress was helpful, even recommending a roll that was not on the menu. The drinks were a bit over

3
★★★★★

I went here after hearing other friends talk about wanting to go. I was pleasantly surprised by the minimalist but warm interior, and the waitress was helpful, even recommending a roll that was not on the menu. The drinks were a bit over

Pros: Ambiance, service, location

Cons: drink prices, no parking

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If you're a foodie and only remember the decor of the place, it speaks much of the menu. In general, Nami is a great place to go for a night out. Beautiful interior furnishings, very luxurious feel. Unfortunately, this ends up

3
★★★★★

If you're a foodie and only remember the decor of the place, it speaks much of the menu. In general, Nami is a great place to go for a night out. Beautiful interior furnishings, very luxurious feel. Unfortunately, this ends up

Pros: Ambience.

Cons: pricey. parking.

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My friends and I have drastically different reviews about this place even though we went there at the same time. One of them thought that this place had amazing sushi and although I usually trust her sushi judgment, I have to vehemently

3
★★★★★

My friends and I have drastically different reviews about this place even though we went there at the same time. One of them thought that this place had amazing sushi and although I usually trust her sushi judgment, I have to vehemently

Cons: expensive, dry rolls, bad fish, bad service

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First of all Nami has a cool bar with couches. Great place to have a couple drinks. The food is all very good, but pricey. There is a hapy hour, not sure what the deals are though. The menu has more than sushi, so it's good for your

3
★★★★★

First of all Nami has a cool bar with couches. Great place to have a couple drinks. The food is all very good, but pricey. There is a hapy hour, not sure what the deals are though. The menu has more than sushi, so it's good for your

Pros: The bar and the food

Cons: Price

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I will say that the rolls here are excellent (possibly the best in town) and the space is awesome. However, the rolls are quite small and some of the most expensive in town. Service is mediocre, at best also. Worth a try!

3
★★★★★

I will say that the rolls here are excellent (possibly the best in town) and the space is awesome. However, the rolls are quite small and some of the most expensive in town. Service is mediocre, at best also. Worth a try!

Pros: Rolls, Ambience

Cons: Service, Parking, Cost

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I love sushi and have been to most of the sushi restaurants in Minneapolis. Nami is the best. They have very fresh fish and their sushi chefs are great. It is really fun to sit at the sushi bar and have the chef make recomendations and

3
★★★★★

I love sushi and have been to most of the sushi restaurants in Minneapolis. Nami is the best. They have very fresh fish and their sushi chefs are great. It is really fun to sit at the sushi bar and have the chef make recomendations and

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I took 7 friends to Nami for my birthday. We hadn't made a reservation as our plans weren't concrete. However, the hostess agreed to seat us. After being seated we were promptly served warm, damp towels. That is where the promptness

3
★★★★★

I took 7 friends to Nami for my birthday. We hadn't made a reservation as our plans weren't concrete. However, the hostess agreed to seat us. After being seated we were promptly served warm, damp towels. That is where the promptness

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Nami is not a place I will go to great lengths to be a patron at again. It was average by all means. I suppose I have grown to prefer the intimate settings of true family run sushi houses with charictaristic Japanese decor, tatami mat

3
★★★★★

Nami is not a place I will go to great lengths to be a patron at again. It was average by all means. I suppose I have grown to prefer the intimate settings of true family run sushi houses with charictaristic Japanese decor, tatami mat

Pros: Decent Menu, Parking?, Informative staff

Cons: Pricey, Average, Blah

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Happy Hour specials only limited to the Bar area and the tables! You can't even eat at the couch!!! What's up with that? Trying to find a spot to sit is impossible. So if you are going there for happy hour.....FORGET IT! Didn't even tried

3
★★★★★

Happy Hour specials only limited to the Bar area and the tables! You can't even eat at the couch!!! What's up with that? Trying to find a spot to sit is impossible. So if you are going there for happy hour.....FORGET IT! Didn't even tried

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I definitely recommend Nami. Good for couples and small groups.
Ambiance is sophisticated and sleek and great sushi/drinks for happy hour. Normal prices are reasonable as well. The service has been average to above average, depends on

3
★★★★★

I definitely recommend Nami. Good for couples and small groups.
Ambiance is sophisticated and sleek and great sushi/drinks for happy hour. Normal prices are reasonable as well. The service has been average to above average, depends on

Pros: ambiance, sushi, price

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The ambiance at Nami is nice, however the sushi is only about average. The nigiri selection is pretty good, but the selection of rolls is boring unless all you want is some kind of tempura roll. A nice palce for a date or something

3
★★★★★

The ambiance at Nami is nice, however the sushi is only about average. The nigiri selection is pretty good, but the selection of rolls is boring unless all you want is some kind of tempura roll. A nice palce for a date or something

Pros: ambiance

Cons: , sushi only okay, poor service

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Hands down Nami is the best. We go out to eat all over and simply had the greatest experience. The waitstaff (we think our server's name was Gabrielle) was extraordinary! She was professional, personable, gave great recommendations, and

3
★★★★★

Hands down Nami is the best. We go out to eat all over and simply had the greatest experience. The waitstaff (we think our server's name was Gabrielle) was extraordinary! She was professional, personable, gave great recommendations, and

Pros: Ultra-fresh sushi, Fantastic service, Ambiance

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Very stylishly decorated, good downtown location and above average sushi. The prices were slightly high but the service was good and prompt, especially considering we had a fairly large group of 10 all ordering sushi at once. The tempura

3
★★★★★

Very stylishly decorated, good downtown location and above average sushi. The prices were slightly high but the service was good and prompt, especially considering we had a fairly large group of 10 all ordering sushi at once. The tempura

Pros: sushi , decor, location

Cons: prices are high

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I just ate there with some friends and based on other reviews in this site, was expecting a fun and fabulous meal. It was not that. The food was average - not bad, just average and rather unattractive for sushi. The service was terrible

3
★★★★★

I just ate there with some friends and based on other reviews in this site, was expecting a fun and fabulous meal. It was not that. The food was average - not bad, just average and rather unattractive for sushi. The service was terrible

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Saturday night at a Japanese restaurant in the Warehouse District? Who would have thunk it? Nami has done an excellent job of refurbishing the first floor of an old printing building. The decor is chic, the crowd is happening, and above

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★★★★★

Saturday night at a Japanese restaurant in the Warehouse District? Who would have thunk it? Nami has done an excellent job of refurbishing the first floor of an old printing building. The decor is chic, the crowd is happening, and above

Pros: Food Quality, Menu Selection, Overall Atmosphere

Cons: Service, Not Greatest Value

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The food was not bad.Ambiance was great.But service was very poo.Our waitress charged our next table to our bill.The other waitress who add water kept coming every minute which is too frequent and become a hindrance of our comfort.Need to

3
★★★★★

The food was not bad.Ambiance was great.But service was very poo.Our waitress charged our next table to our bill.The other waitress who add water kept coming every minute which is too frequent and become a hindrance of our comfort.Need to

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I've eaten sushi all over the country, but Nami has definitely taken to one of the top places I've been to. The Unagi is THEE BEST I've ever had and the crunchy roll is fantastic. I've already been there twice in a week and felt so

3
★★★★★

I've eaten sushi all over the country, but Nami has definitely taken to one of the top places I've been to. The Unagi is THEE BEST I've ever had and the crunchy roll is fantastic. I've already been there twice in a week and felt so

Pros: Quick, Friendly, YUMMY

Cons: no free parking

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I checked out Nami for the first time and I would not hesitate to say that it is the best sushi I've had in the Twin Cities. The restaurant is very spacious and has a very unique flavor to it with its structure, location, and music

3
★★★★★

I checked out Nami for the first time and I would not hesitate to say that it is the best sushi I've had in the Twin Cities. The restaurant is very spacious and has a very unique flavor to it with its structure, location, and music

Pros: food, atmosphere

Cons: prices, service, entree availibility?

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Nami's sushi freshness has never dissapointed. Creative presentations and recipes. Try the butter fish! Interior design is impressive as well. Look out for some stuck up server staff. Overall number one in my book.

3
★★★★★

Nami's sushi freshness has never dissapointed. Creative presentations and recipes. Try the butter fish! Interior design is impressive as well. Look out for some stuck up server staff. Overall number one in my book.

Pros: fresh fish, ambiance

Cons: stuck up staff

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The ambiance is superb. Sushi was better than average for the Cities. Service was a bit lacking even for a slow evening. The wine list was adaquate. Over all mostly worth $200 for dinner for four.

3
★★★★★

The ambiance is superb. Sushi was better than average for the Cities. Service was a bit lacking even for a slow evening. The wine list was adaquate. Over all mostly worth $200 for dinner for four.

Pros: Sushi, Decor, Intimate

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The place is beautiful, the staff is wonderful, and the customers are uber-trendy. Food is ok. Wine selection is great.

3
★★★★★

The place is beautiful, the staff is wonderful, and the customers are uber-trendy. Food is ok. Wine selection is great.

Pros: friendly, trendy, beautiful

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I went to Nami for the first time this evening... and I'm very impressed. Not was I seated promptly at the sushi bar, the food was excellent as was the service from both the chef and server. (Especially being a Friday night Downtown.) Not

3
★★★★★

I went to Nami for the first time this evening... and I'm very impressed. Not was I seated promptly at the sushi bar, the food was excellent as was the service from both the chef and server. (Especially being a Friday night Downtown.) Not

Pros: wonderful service, fresh sushi

Cons: trendy music

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Expansive, urban spot with contemporary decor serving quality Japanese fare, including good sushi/sashimi. A fair amount of the menu is geared toward the American palate (teriyaki, maki sushi with avocado or mayonaisse based fillings,

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★★★★★

Expansive, urban spot with contemporary decor serving quality Japanese fare, including good sushi/sashimi. A fair amount of the menu is geared toward the American palate (teriyaki, maki sushi with avocado or mayonaisse based fillings,

Pros: Very fresh sushi, Nice sake selection, Contemporary decor

Cons: No Parking!, Unjustifiable Prices

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My husband and I went to Nami on Friday night. The Saikyo Yaki (broiled butterfish) was excellent. Not quiet as good as the black cod at Nobu--NYC when Morimoto was there but still the best thing I had in TC. The salt grill fish needed

3
★★★★★

My husband and I went to Nami on Friday night. The Saikyo Yaki (broiled butterfish) was excellent. Not quiet as good as the black cod at Nobu--NYC when Morimoto was there but still the best thing I had in TC. The salt grill fish needed

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For once a sushi spot that can accomadate all of the people who want to eat there on a Friday and Saturday. The service wasn't excellent - but the atmosphere was superb and the location is prime if you want to venture out after. Way cool.

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★★★★★

For once a sushi spot that can accomadate all of the people who want to eat there on a Friday and Saturday. The service wasn't excellent - but the atmosphere was superb and the location is prime if you want to venture out after. Way cool.

Pros: Friendly at the door, Excellent Sushi, Trendy and Hip

Cons: Waitress was slow, Need a liquor menu

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Since Nami opened I've added it to my circuit of sushi restaurants that I frequent (I'm an addict!). Nami has a contemporary atmosphere that's a welcome breath of fresh air in the Twin Cities. The maki are mouthwatering, and the nigiri are

3
★★★★★

Since Nami opened I've added it to my circuit of sushi restaurants that I frequent (I'm an addict!). Nami has a contemporary atmosphere that's a welcome breath of fresh air in the Twin Cities. The maki are mouthwatering, and the nigiri are

Pros: contemporary, consistently tasty

Cons: iffy service, a tad pricey

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Minneapolis was needing a place like this. The atmosphere is fabulously decorated. I loved the sculpture in the entry. The sushi was great! They served very large portions and the cooked food was terrific as well. The tuna tataki was

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★★★★★

Minneapolis was needing a place like this. The atmosphere is fabulously decorated. I loved the sculpture in the entry. The sushi was great! They served very large portions and the cooked food was terrific as well. The tuna tataki was

Pros: Atmosphere, People watching, Large Portions

Cons: Service, Parking

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Early on Friday, my group was nearly alone in the restaurant. Our server begged us to include her in our conversation, then told us about how she had cut her finger cutting vegetables and liked to talk to people, which she didn't get to do

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★★★★★

Early on Friday, my group was nearly alone in the restaurant. Our server begged us to include her in our conversation, then told us about how she had cut her finger cutting vegetables and liked to talk to people, which she didn't get to do

Pros: Decor

Cons: Obnoxious service

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We have tried many sushi restaurants in the Twin Cities, and although several have decent sushi, it was not outstanding and the nonsushi choices were often lacking greatly.
Nami serves up excellent sushi with large portions at reasonable

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★★★★★

We have tried many sushi restaurants in the Twin Cities, and although several have decent sushi, it was not outstanding and the nonsushi choices were often lacking greatly.
Nami serves up excellent sushi with large portions at reasonable

Pros: Generous portions, Romantic, Quality Food

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We could use more places in Mpls/St. Paul with this type of atmosphere! It is beautiful. The sushi is good (not great) but their crunchy roll is out of this world (the best in town). If you are looking for a fun place to start a night on

3
★★★★★

We could use more places in Mpls/St. Paul with this type of atmosphere! It is beautiful. The sushi is good (not great) but their crunchy roll is out of this world (the best in town). If you are looking for a fun place to start a night on

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This striking space reeks of urban sophistication, yet comfort (soft, velvety upholstered chairs) and beauty are key. The large space is divided into artful areas, enhanced with track lighting and paintings on…

 

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