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Masu Sushi & Robata
Masu Sushi & Robata

Masu Sushi & Robata Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.masusushiandrobata.com
  • Phone: (612) 332-6278
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Executive Sushi Chef Katsuyuki (Asan) Yamamoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Check out our Japanese Pachinko Machines!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Available Certain Hours/Days
A word from Masu Sushi & Robata
Classic Japanese cuisine in a fun, modern neighborhood restaurant. Our menu features fresh, authentic and traditional Japanese foods. In addition to sushi and robata, the menu includes a substantial selection of noodles including different varieties of udon, soba and ramen.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Ben, Dan and Aasaan always do a great job. They remember who the customers are and even though they are busy they take a minute to chat. Great food, great service. We stop in at least twice a month."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My partner and I really like going to Masu. They have a creative drink selection, great food and friendly staff. We went for our anniversary and they comp'd two glasses of Cava for us. Whenever we're craving sushi, we always head to Masu. We appreciate their fish sustainability practices, it really reflects their taste in quality."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great place for when you want to try something new or different to eat. The bao sandwiches were the best. I've had better sushi and kimchi elsewhere but it's still really good here. Ambience was fun. I went there for dinner to catch up with a friend but it can get kind of loud there fyi."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Thank you we had an amazing day. Made my birthday memorable!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was good, as always. Our waitress was sweet but very busy. Our ramen was delivered with a dish of extra spice but no explanation as to what it was. Our sushi was delivered and the roll names rattled off but we did not know which each roll was. A drink order was missed and everyone was too busy for us to get questions answered. The food was fantastic so how can't truly complain. I assume they were short handed that night and the place was hopping!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Went here Saturday night with an 8:30pm reservation. From the beginning, our waitress was slow. Took her nearly 15 min to greet us, bring water, etc and then after that we only saw her every 20 minor so and at one point had to go to the hostess stand to request she be sent over. She mixed up one of our orders and did not come back to check, so everyone else ate their food, while I just sat waiting for her to reappear. Overall excellent sushi, rhobata, and noodles, but the service was ridiculously bad. My advice - if you go, only sit at the sushi bar."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was fabulous as usual. Fresh and fun. We got there at 5:30 and left at 7:30. We were able to take our time and enjoy each course. I think we would have just kept ordering but had to get to a show."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We booked reservations at Masu to celebrate a birthday. From the second we walked through the door it was as authentic a Japanese dining experience as one could expect to find outside Japan. Everything from the warm towel welcome to the "trust your bartender" Sake flight and surprise candle-topped ice cream was absolutely delightful. My partner told me it's the best meal he's enjoyed since moving to Minneapolis nearly 14 years ago!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Seemed to be popular with the north loop crowd. Tables in the front were a little small, and it was generally chilly. Park at lunds! I didn't really find the sushi and other food to be as good as bento. Service was very pleasant. Good for an occasional visit."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had a decent experience for first time at Masu. Good apps, and in particular the buns. Sushi was disappointing vs. other twin city options but was quite a bit more reasonable in price. Noodle dish was over sauced and too salty. I would consider going back for apps and cocktails, but would choose another option if I'm focusing on sushi and sashimi."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I came here with a group of friends from work, and we had a great night drinking ginger whiskeys, sake and sushi."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Been to Masu a number of times. All excellent. Freshest and best sushi in town without a doubt!!! Sushi chefs and wait staff outstanding as well. Always a pleasure to dine there."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Their menu is fantastic, the service is fantastic, the sake selection is outstanding. The sushi itself was on the skimpy side, not lovely big pieces but rather small, but fresh, innovative and delicious."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Always great for a girls night., my favorite splurg!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great spot for a sushi eater and a non-sushi eater."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very cool restaurant...great vibe and ambience. Best sushi I've ever had. Another guest and I shared a sushi "sampler" type plate where you basically order by how much you want to spend and they choose what they are going to give you based on your guidelines. Exquisitely prepared...way more than enough for 2 big appetites. They have excelllent cooked food options, too. One of our party mentioned the menu was a little complicated. Fairly noisy. I would recommend one of the cool booths against the windows because they are far from the bar and ktichen."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went there for a date. I had a reservation, which was probably good because there was no way I would have gotten in without one. Everyone and their mom knows how great this place is. It's sushi is unique and delicious, I recommend going there with the intentions of dropping a mr franklin because you'll want to try at least three rolls then throw in your appetizer and dessert for the full effect! If it had been less busy it wouldn't have had been so loud but I'm glad they are doing well they deserve too! Overall it was a great date night"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The sushi was very good, but I have had good sushi a lot of places. The service was great. She recommended things on the menu and suggested different items to compliment our choices. She was very friendly and timely also. Best thing about eating out is getting good service! The hostess, Lauren, was very kind as well."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Loved the different sushi rolls. They were not the same old rolls covered in spicy mayo. Excellent service ( ask for Win!!) and a great atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went with a group, waitress was helpful and knowledgable but not very attentive. Good food, robusta was a bit greasy, sushi was fantastic, noodles good. Would return."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I have been a big fan of Masu for years, and they never cease to impress. My boyfriend and I went for a late Valentines dinner and everything was delicious.I ordered a Double Precious, which is not my favorite but I was feeling like a fancy cocktail with a flower. I love their sake selection, but I really tend to have trouble finding a cocktail I like. My boyfriend got a Omakase Sake Flight, in which the bartender chooses 3 sakes for you. They were quite good. We shared the Pork Belly Steam Buns because they are fantastic and a must anytime we come here. He got the Beef Udon; which he liked a lot. I got the Tonkatsu Curry Ramen; which I think is far better. Absolutely delicious-- even with the generous serving size, I was wishing for more."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The bacon wrapped quail eggs and shrimp tempura sticky buns are incredible. Everything we tried was good. The service was good. The wait staff was helpful and nice. We were late for our reservation but called and they were kind enough to hold our table. I love small plates to share."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Masu and another great experience. Our server was an expert at describing everything on the menu. I highly recommend starting off with an order or two of the Crispy Pork Kara-Age and the Pork Belly Niku-Man. I've tried every roll of sushi on the menu and haven't been let down. My next trip here will require a tasting of an Udon or Ramen dish. Two thumbs up to Masu!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were a group of 5 who opted for the Chef's choice - it worked out to plenty of food and good variety of fish and preparation styles. When you crave Sushi and want to stay in a budget, this is a good place."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I was so impressed with the unique menu. It was delicious and fairly affordable for the most part! Great atmosphere great menu I loved it!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We had reservations for two @ 6:15 p.m, but still had a table very near the kitchen."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "So many delicious options! Beautiful decor! Great service. The server made excellent recommendations. The bartender made a specialty cocktail for me in collaboration with the server. This place is great! You have to go multiple times just to try all of the tasty options."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Between the service and the food, this was an amazing experience. We always go back to Masu because of the knowledgeable staff and remarkable sushi rolls. Absolute love!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I went there for the Ramen and also decided to try the sushi. The ramen and sushi wasn't that great from the reviews I read and was more catered towards western pallets."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We celebrated Valentine's Day with lunch at Masu--our second time there. We left full, warm and happy. Everything was prepared perfectly--the tonkatsu curry ramen is as beautiful as it is delicious. Our other dishes lived up to the same standard of excellence. Our server was very nice and personable. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've heard great things about Masu and stand behind that now having been there. Delicious sushi, friendly service and a cool atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I've been to Masu on a couple of other occasions and each time I'm drawn to their unique sushi choices. The Robata is always delicious (get the scallops!) and the pork belly ramen is easily the best I've had; but the real standout for me is the variety of weird sushi rolls that I don't see anywhere else. I'd highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys sushi and is looking for something different, or for anyone who thinks that all ramen comes in $1 Styrofoam cups."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "No matter which one of us says so this place is awesome! She likes it for all the same reasons and some of her own. He likes her."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Some of my favorite sushi in the city. Didn't dissappoint and the service was quite good. Went with something different for one roll and tried the "Veggie Power". It may be the best roll of anything I've ever had. That along with the "Firecracker" some Miso and some Edamame and I was set for the night. All topped with a nice Sake. Cheers!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "the prices were decent for the food you were getting. they do great kalbi. the ramen was decent. Interesting that alot of the broths were pork based even though it was just a beef dish."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I took my friend to dinner on Saturday. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated. Once at our table, we were given water and told our server would be right over. Our server came over and greated us. Once we we knew what we wanted for dinner our server took our drink and food orders. Our drinks came first and then part of our meals. I had the pork belly steam buns which were wonderful. The steam bun was warm and melted and the pork tasted great. I got the Firecracker roll that was very good. My friend had the same sushi roll as well as the Spicy Tuna roll which she enjoyed both. She thought that the spice level was perfect, not to0 spicy just enough. I would go back to Masu any time."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "W had an Open Table reservation at 6. Arrived and was escourted directly to our table for four. Sat. night was busy but our server was spot on, made great recommendations and the food was fantastic. Try the NIKU-MAN Shrimp Tempura. You won't be sorry."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Just because I'm Japanese doesn't make my review more valid or authentic, but I was impressed by this place. They're the first Japanese restaurant I visited in Twin Cities area with such an extensive list of sake produced in different regions of Japan. You would like what they have on the sake list if you're a kind of person who enjoys trying beers or wines produced by local breweries or wineries in different regions. In terms of food, they have a bunch of dishes you wouldn't see often in other very typical & ordinary Japanese restaurants, including the kind of food I'm accustomed to eating back home. This place is definitely worth trying!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We were running late due to bad roads. I called the restaurant to see if I could push the reservation back and they were happy to do it. When we arrived there was a table ready for us right away, our server was helpful but discrete. All in all I would go back anytime."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I had a birthday for my good friend & you would think the service would be better considering I've had great service before. But, it was pretty bad. Just saying, for someone's bday, or in general checking back for refills on drinks? Stay on top if you're a server. Thank god for the manager, she helped out to make it a lot better for our stay."
    Dined on 1/25/2014