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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
  • "This is one of my favorite sushi places in the Twin Cities. I have been here many times and have never been disappointed...the sushi is fresh and well prepared."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very good sushi. Pretty small rolls for the price but you get what you pay for. It was really fresh and well presented. Got seated right away and wait staff was very nice."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Well, the weather was perfect for the front patio. The opportunity arose to celebrate a birthday and graduation in one, so we went. It was everything we wanted like usual. We will go back, many times. Thank you, and yum!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "A group of six celebrated three birthdays. The music was loud and we asked that it be lowered and it was! Great response to coustomer wants. The food was very good; fresh and delicious. Except for the "energtic" noise level with ever growing numbers of diners we really enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Went here for dinner and it ended up being during happy hour, which they have a great happy hour menu. We sat outside which was great and our server was amazing. The sushi was amazing! In addition, there gummy cocktails are a must have."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I absolutely love this place! If you don't eat fish or sushi there are so many other options on the menu. Great staff! Beautiful food! Amazing vegan,veg and gluten free menu too. The House sake is super yummy!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great specialty rolls and great cocktails. Love the Double Precious martini."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This was a great place! I surprised my best friend by taking her here for dinner. The staff was beyond accommodating! Our waitress was amazing! The food was delicious! I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for dinner last week and loved it! We sat out on the sidewalk and enjoyed a great meal!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Though the menu looked unique and had interesting selections, the meal was merely something to eat and nothing more. There were no stand-outs from among the several sushi, shashimi, rolls and appetizers we had, though all were well presented. Despite the high ceilings and the fact the restaurant was only 2/3 full, the noise level was tough to deal with. Talking across the table in our 4-person booth was a challenge. Age-related complaint? Probably, as we were a group of mid-50's folks who no longer care to yell across the table to be heard. That said, the bar scene seemed like the place to be."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great food and service!.... many options and flavorful. Tastes great on the palate without getting stuffed! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Masu has yet to disappoint us! We love this restaurant! The robata was smoky and delicious. The scallops were amazing as always. I was a little disappointed they did not have the bacon wrapped tofu for robata, but the bacon wrapped quail egg made up for it. The sushi was fresh and delicious. The classic rolls were good and the "Masu" spun specialty rolls were funky and fresh and delicious! We highly recommend Masu!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Spots at Masu fill up quickly, so I'd recommend putting in a reservation ahead of time. The wait staff is really friendly — and tattoo laden, for some reason, and are very cool and chill. I ordered sushi and my boyfriend got a curry dish. Both were excellent. You also have the option to order a flight of sake, and the wait staff is very knowledgable about the sake. It was a bit noisy, and a bit cramped (we were sitting at a high-top with not much surface area) but overall a nice place to go. Good for dates. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This past Thursday evening it was my turn to select a restaurant where my wife and I along with two of our friends had a dinner that turned out to be much better than I could have expected. The reason for this centers around comments that were made by my wife as well as one of our friends who expressed a slight degree of pessimism when I told them of my choice of where we would be eating. Even though the noise level made it somewhat difficult to carry on normal conversations, the excellent service along with how well our meals were prepared more than made up for the minor annoyance of others enjoying themselves at dinner. The pessimistic comments were gradually replaced by positive exclamations of satisfaction and promises to return."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I try to hit this place a couple times a month. Their pork belly steamed buns are amazing. The noodles are off the hook. The sushi is top grade. The seaweed salad is where it's at. Every timeI go up there, I ask the sushi chef for a custom creation and he makes it to our delight. I totally recommend Masu in NLoop Mpls."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I had the ramen, as did my companions and it was perfectly seasoned - the vegetables were perfectly done. Loved it. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Good place for dinner, sushi was fresh, service was fast and courteous. Will definitely go back"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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