Japanese Restaurants in Minnesota

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  • Origami
    Lilly's – A Kentucky Bistro: A User's Guide Southern-Inspired Food | Local Ingredients | Food Network–Lauded Grits | Acclaimed Chef Sample Menu Starter: Red-wine poached-pear salad with Boone Creek blue cheese, cranberry-pear balsamic, and housemade granola Entree: Pappy Van Winkle dinner scallops with loaded grits, Southern collards, and rosemary-lobster cream Dessert: bread pudding with hot-toddy sauce What to Drink: Befitting of a place that’s a stone’s throw from Bourbon Country, there's a lengthy list of authentic bourbons to indulge in. If bourbon's not your thing, there’s also an award-winning wine list and a selection of cocktails to whet your whistle. Whatever you order, be thankful for it; back in 1988, Lilly's opened without so much as a wine license. When to Go: If you’re not in the mood for a big entree, head in on Wednesday evening to take advantage of the Small Plate Wednesday menu, which showcases a rotating selection of shareable farm-to-table dishes. You’ll also likely be treated to a 50% discount on selected bottles of fine wine. Who's in the Kitchen? Since opening Lilly's, chef-owner Kathy Cary has become something of a regional icon, garnering acclaim for her creative use of organic veggies, free-range beef, and artisanal cheeses. She even landed a feature spot on Food Network's FoodNation with Bobby Flay, where she touted her creamy Kentucky grits and gourmet fried-green tomatoes. Recognized as a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, Chef Cary prides herself on an unbending loyalty to local purveyors within a 90-minute drive of the city. While You're Waiting Munch on the complimentary basket of sourdough potato bread, which comes with a carafe of rosemary olive oil. The only way to get butter to the table is by requesting it, or by smuggling it in with a flask. Soak in the sun in the main dining room. The large floor-to-ceiling windows suffuse the space with natural light and offer prime views of the bustling pedestrian activity on the corner of Bardstown and Patterson. If You Can’t Stick Around: When a full meal just doesn't fit into your schedule, stop into La Peche, a gourmet to-go café that operates in what used to be one of Lilly's private rooms. Chef Cary opened the original La Peche in 1979, and she serves up some old-time favorites such as the strawberry pie.
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    30 1st Street North
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • Cafe 99
    While living in China, Master Chef Yang learned how to sauté, season, and stir-fry every dish at Cafe 99. His menu honors Chinese culinary traditions, with entrees paying homage to regional cuisines Yang sampled while traveling through the country. After each trip, he hand-picked region-specific foods to comprises dishes such as whole halibut stewed in wild chili sauce, mandarin beef with golden garlic, sizzling steak in black pepper sauce, giant walnut shrimp, and a chrysanthemum sole fillet in tomato sauce, a 2012 Taste of Chanhassen Grand Prize winner. In addition to popular items such as sweet-and-sour chicken and vegetable lo mein, he also uses his culinary talents to showcase some of China's more exotic ingredients and flavor combinations, such as wild sea cucumber or beef tendon in chili sauce. No matter what you order, the eatery's no-frills decor allows these colorful dishes to be the stars of every visit. Those eager to sample more exotic flavor combinations can visit Tian Jin, Cafe 99's sister restaurant, which was also featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.
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    1552 Como Avenue
    St. Paul, MN US
  • Sushi Nishiki
    Regarded as one of the freshest sushi spots around (ratings are superb), Sushi Nishiki serves top-of-the-line sashimi, maki, and nigiri. Sushi Nishiki knows how to make gluten-free and low-fat fare taste great, so stop by for a healthy (and flavorful) bite. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this sushi spot. Wifi is on the house at Sushi Nishiki, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Sushi Nishiki for a group meal. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Sushi Nishiki, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Love the food at this sushi spot but don't have the time to stay? You can pick up your food to eat when you're ready, or have them deliver straight to your home. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig. Sushi Nishiki is centrally located near many parking lot options. Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Sushi Nishiki. No matter what you choose off the menu at Sushi Nishiki, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30. Sushi Nishiki accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards. Sushi Nishiki is serving up some of the most highly-rated sushi in all of Rochester. If you're looking to try some amazing sushi, be sure to check out Sushi Nishiki.
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    2854 41st St NW
    Rochester, MN US
  • Osaka
    One of the most-visited Japanese restaurants in Duluth, Osaka features amazing sushi and tasty steak. It's a local favorite for guests interested in delightful service and a fantastic meal. There's no specific recommended attire, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, it's often reported that the background noise can get a little loud here. When you get there, think about ordering the sauce, since it's frequently gotten rave reviews. In terms of the restaurant itself, if you're searching for the perfect spot for a family gathering, it's been reviewed as a great local option for big groups and families with kids. If you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a pretty broad selection at its bar. One of the tastier Japanese spots in the area, making a trip to Osaka is never a bad call. Its chef is known to be "entertaining." Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    5115 Burning Tree Rd
    Duluth, MN US
  • Golden Wok of Bloomington
    A culinary gem, Golden Wok of Bloomington in Minneapolis is a popular spot for appetizing sushi. It's a popular restaurant for visitors looking for delicious food. There's no particular required attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. For those who are interested, the menu does feature vegetarian items and it's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. In addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a good selection at its bar. A highly-regarded spot for dinner, making a trip to Golden Wok of Bloomington is never a bad call. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    617 W 98th St
    Minneapolis, MN US
  • Sakana Sushi & Asian Bistro
    For the founders of Sakana Sushi & Hibachi - Plymouth, the road to opening a Minnesota restaurant spanned continents. The group practiced their culinary skills and sharpened their business acumen while living in the Fujain Province in mainland China. After immigrating to America and starting families in New York City, they decided to find a place to raise their children in Minnesota. This led to the collective opening an Asian restaurant in their new home using their combined cooking experience and contacts with fish markets from the East Coast. Their penchant for transforming fresh fish into salmon and spicy tuna rolls and searing savory cuts of steak with szechuan kung pao spices soon birthed two additional restaurants and at least three spin-off sitcoms.
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    4345 Nathan Lane
    Plymouth, MN US

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