Aji Japanese Restaurant
We had an excellent, friendlyWe had an excellent, friendly waiter who took good care of us. The food was beautifully served and delicious. We were celebrating a birthday and were served a special treat for all.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat sushi and Sunday buffet!Great sushi and there always seems to be some sort of coupon or deal going on. We like the Exotic Roll and the Samurai roll in particular. The ambiance is nice and the Sunday all you can eat after 5 pm is a good deal for sushi!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpected findVery unexpected find of a yummy sushi place in Minnetonka/Hopkins. Food quality is very good, menu selection is broad but not confusingly extensive, and the service is very good. We'll come here again for team dinners!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant and dependable sushiPleasant and dependable sushi buffet; try the green mango and apple salad! Specialty rolls are superior to buffet, and fried rice is outstanding. Great service, lovely decor.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waitstaff was very helpfulThe waitstaff was very helpful for someone who hasn't eaten a lot of sushi. Great atmosphere, good location, all around great restaurant3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe did the sushi buffet and,We did the sushi buffet and, even on a slower night, the sushi and selection were kept fresh and plentiful. The sushi was really good for a great price.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendedWe love going to Aji for their sushi buffet. The sushi is delicious and the service has always been great. The few times we've tried anything besides the sushi it has been just as good.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSimple, tasty, priced reasonably,Simple, tasty, priced reasonably, and nice location and ambiance. Great to have a good Japanese restaurant in the west metro that is convenient and offers a solid menu to choose from. Will definitely be making it one of our new regular places to dine.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMYum-but don't know what I'm eating!Great lunch buffet - I just wish they would put little labels for the speciality rolls so I know what I am eating!
Food was fresh, tasty, and bountiful -- but, not really a "sushi" buffet, really more a "specialty roll" buffet - no nigiri or sashimi -- but a wide array of speciality rolls, very tasty, but, as I said, you don't know what you are eating.
Terrific miso soup, salads both vegetable and fruit offered, too - super healthy and great flavors! Definitely good value - I come here regularly.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTextures and flavors, wonderfulWow, this was a wonderful evening in downtown Hopkins, who knew? The play of flavors and textures of the food from Aji were tantalizing, the presentation was beautiful, and the service was just that right mix of attentive but not intrusive. All of the food, not just the sushi, was well-prepared and caringly presented -- overall a seriously good night for food-lovers, ambiance-hounds, and those who can appreciate the fact that a restaurant of this quality is right on Main Street Hopkins! Oh, and yes, isn't it nice that we had more than a half-dozen sakes to choose from??3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite AsianOne of our favorite Asian restaurants. LOVE THIS PLACE!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMJust what Hopkins Mainstreet neededGreat evening. Even though the restaurant was packed, we had attentive and friendly server, sat by the fireplace, enjoyed many types of nigiri (all fresh), a few interesting specialty rolls (good combinations of flavors and textures), the super-yummy squid and seaweed salads, and a bottle of smooth sake - what could be better? Having this lovely meal on Mainstreet in Hopkins, for a very reasonable price, wonderful for the neighborhood!2/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHopkins is so lucky!Our server Alexis was pleasantly interactive and very helpful-happily accomodated our special request for sauce on the side. The speciality rolls were beautifully presented, and had appealing flavors and textures. We were seated next to the corner fireplace-lovely on a very cold evening. Sake selections are great, reflecting the range of flavors/textures. Our only disappointment: the size of the speciality rolls seems to be getting smaller and smaller as the months go by- which is fine to a point because they were originally enormous, but now have become a bit too small? Overall though, we had a wonderful experience at this terrific neighborhood gem.1/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday evening buffet yum!!!We return over and over again to Aji, for dinner, lunch, AYE Sunday evening buffet. Tonight our server Alexis was wonderful - patient at explaining unknowns to us, good at recommending new things for us to try, and being just the right level of attentive. Other staff on their toes kept our water filled and table cleared efficiently. The Sunday night buffet was great - terrific range of choices - yum: squid salad, seaweed salad, lots of nigiri sushi choices, and inventive specialty rolls. I LOVE having this terrific restaurant in Hopkins!1/20/2013 12:00:00 AMKeep it coming! Yum!Hopkins is fortunate to have this neighborhood gem--incredible all you can eat sushi lunch buffet of high quality food--beyond the sushi rolls you get terrific miso or onion soup & inventive, tasty/healthy salads, and fresh fruit. A good value, in a visually pleasing setting. Honestly, the only reason overall rating and service ratings were't 5-stars is that we arrived at 12:50 and a number of the salads were already empty and were never re-stocked, which was very sad as the buffet supposedly goes until 2pm. Anyone eating at 1pm or later missed out on the wonderful squid salad and the bright, crunchy green apple and papaya salad. Not to mention that the seaweed/cucumber salad had hardly any seaweed left! Keep these bowls supplied, please!1/10/2013 12:00:00 AM