Great food, a little noisy
The food was amazing. Had 4 rolls, Chicken Teriyaki, California, Crunch Spicy Tuna and the Dynamite; all delicious. The decor was interesting and added to the experience, but the noise was higher than usual. May have been the acoustics of where we were sitting or the fact that it was a Saturday night, but it was difficult to hear one another from time to time. I love the restaurant and will go again in the future.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved all the choices and
Loved all the choices and knowledge of the server. Her suggestions for our table were great. Happy to have non meat and glutin free options. All ingredients were fresh, served attractively and brought out when ready.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arguably the best Sushi in town!
I am never disappointed by the food quality, presentation and preparation at Masu. It is always such an amazing experience!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been craving real ramen so my family and I went to Masu. Their menu had a variety of delicious entrees and sushi. The pork belly ramen was amazing along with the ebi yakisoba. Would definitely return.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food loud noise
Terrific and tasty, fabulous decor, way too noisy.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought two out of town visitors
Brought two out of town visitors here who are big Japanese foodies -- they were very impressed and raced about the food. Their approval means a lot! We loved it, will definitely be returning.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
overall a good dine
a little busy and loud, food took awhile coming out, but the wait was worth it, the sushi definitely lived up to the hype.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great waiter, Winn,
We had a great waiter, Winn, who was an excellent guide to our sakes and sushi selections. Made the difference betweengood and great!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice way to celebrate the 4th
Awesome service and experience. Food was pretty good as well.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and accessible
We tried several different dishes and the Pork Gyoza dumplings were by far our favorite and the Masu sushi roll was also pretty great. We also got the tempura which is both delicious and a good value as it is quite a sizable portion - perfect for feeling satisfied when sometimes the portions at nicer establishments can be a little too small. The service was excellent and even though the ambiance on Saturday night was exciting, I was still able to have a conversation with my mother at the sushi bar. She had a nice time too even though she is sometimes a little shy about trying new foods. Our server gave some delicious recommendations and everything came together for a lovely evening. I will certainly be coming back.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great meal here with lots of memorable fish. Can't wait to go back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pork belly steamed buns are
Pork belly steamed buns are the best I've found. So yummy!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Masu is always amazing! We're becoming regulars at this point! That being said... this time we were there for over 2 hours and not because we were enjoying the night! Our waitresses mind was definitely somewhere else!!! We sat for 20 minutes before we finally had to call her over to get a drink... The rest of the staff made up for her lack though! Food was ammmmaaazing!
Always love it!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Japanese in the Midwest
If you can't make it to Nobu in NYC, go to Masu. Superb cold appetizers, like the Japanese cucumber salad and pickles. This is now my favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities. Lucia's is now #2, followed by La Belle Vie and #3 Burch Steak/Pizza.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was not able to answer several questions. She was not very knowledgable and that was difficult because it was our first time here. Food was excellent.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good spot for pre-Guthrie dinner
The sushi is delicious here. Combine that with a sizeable dining room/table availability, and accessibility during high-constructions season, It took just 5 minutes to get to the Guthrie for a 7:30 Saturday night show. Perfect!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and fun atmosphere!
We went out to dinner with two other friends so our group totaled four. I loved that the menu had so many options. Each of us ended up ordering two different sushi rolls, which ended up being plenty of food for all of us. The sushi rolls were really good! We also had the steamed edamame which was yummy. Our server seemed very knowledgeable about all the menu items and was able to recommend certain sushi rolls.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. Things
The food was very good. Things were easy to share so we got to try a lot with our friends.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
love the chicken meatballs
love the chicken meatballs and many other skewer foods
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very Good, but 'Spensive
Sushi was terrific as was the sake. Service was even better - our server really knew her stuff (especially with the sake - the list is extensive and can be daunting). Inside its a little too noisy for my tastes, but the outdoor dining area was great.
My only reservation was the price. After tip our dinner for two (starters, sushi for 2 and sake) came to almost $200. It was good...but felt a little overpriced.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Robata then sushi
In my previous visit we had mostly sushi and a few other things from the small plate menu. This time we delved deep into the "non-sushi" part of the menu and everything we had was a winner. As a sushi joint Masu rates an "alright", but the other parts of the menu give you a chance to have some first of a lifetime experience that rate a "wow". Adventurism pays off big here.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here after seeing a review that claimed this was one of the best ramen places in the twin cities. I had the Tsukemon (sp?) Ramen and it was DIVINE! Another friend had the curry ramen, which was good (a little sweet) and another friend had the pork belly ramen which was just okay. Overall, we had a great experience!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went out after a concert with my boyfriend and had a great time. The food was delicious, and the continual ordering style they encourage of taking multiple orders throughout your time there was fun and ensured we got to eat everything while it was fresh.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique - more than Sushi experience
This place is great. I have eaten there more than a dozen times this year. The menu goes way beyond the sushi which is what people assume it is all about. Noodle bowls, tempuras, tons of great grilled small plate options, fun drinks and saki flights, and fantastic sashimi/sushi offerings. I have taken several groups there and everyone has always rated it highly. Favorite place in town right now.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
keep it in the rotation
Service was good as well as the food. I haven't had their entries, but the sushi is great and the steamed buns are amazing. I recommend the crispy shrimp tempura when it comes to the steamed buns. There is a bar side that has comfortable stools at the bar and also hi top tables in the area. If you are trying to be more chill there is a dining side that has booths and tables. Last but not least it is very affordable without sacrificing the quality of food. They have happy hour at a normal time as well as a late night one starting at 10pm. I have been here multiple times before I wrote a review, and I would definitely check this place out if you haven't already.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night all around!
I took my 23 year old son who is from Africa and has only recently tasted sushi. We sat at the sushi bar so that he could see. The food was wonderful and the service friendly and warm. We will return whenever we're in Minneapolis! Thanks!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sushi restaurant in town, hands down. Not only was the sushi fabulous, the entire menu was amazing. The okonomiyaki appetizer was my favorite. Try all the different robatas as well. It's best to go in a group so you can try lots of little items
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server was awesome, it was SO LOUD
We dined at Masu on a Friday night and it was busy and loud, and unfortunately some of the clientele ruined our experience.
The server was incredible in terms of helping us understand how to put together a meal. The menu is categorized but doesn't really give an indication of the portion size, so the server was super friendly and helpful when it came to not giving too much or too little food. The food was really good, and we'd definitely go back as long as the obnoxious coke-head who was at the table next to us isn't there!
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The cocktails were excellent,
The cocktails were excellent, as was the service. The menu was large and there was a quite a variety of small plates to share. It was a good experience. The only drawback was that it was quite noisy, which made it difficult to maintain a conversation.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delish! I had the eggplant
Delish! I had the eggplant robata and chicken yakisoba...and felt like I was dining with my Obaasan, with a little edge. It's a busy intersection, so I wouldn't recommend dining outside unless you're there at an off-time. Lovely staff, delicious food - totally recommend!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great girls' night out!
I visited Masu with my mom mom, a family friend and her daughter. We were early for our reservation, but were still able to be seated. Get the pork belly sticky buns, VERY DELICIOUS! The atmosphere was fun with great music and even better service. I highly recommend Masu!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time we visited and it just happened to be Happy Hour. Great sushi rolls at an outstanding price. Terrific service, very prompt with good recommendations and explanations of some unique menu items which we enjoyed. We will definetly be back!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been reading David Chang's Momofuku book and when we don't have the energy to make ramen ourselves, Masu is the place to go. The pork belly sandwiches are awesome too!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and helpful staff!
Our dining experience was wonderful. The waitress we had did a great job of answering any questions and was very helpful. The food was not only great but the presentation was a work of art.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
I love walking into Masu! Always friendly service right from the jump. The sushi is my favorite they have a lot of different rolls that most places don't have. And they have other great things on the menu for the non-sushi lovers. Who knew that ramen could actually be delish? It's not the college years kind of meal. Sit back and enjoy!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very fun evening, wonderful sushi, delicious noodles and the robata was new to us and very good.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food and fast service, courses approximately. Server was nice but not even sure now if they had specials. Great for small plate sharing. The noodles at Mash are a real treat. Great if you want some sushi but also want other eats. Try an oyster shooter!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very fun and friendly
We had a party of 4 on a Wednesday evening. The restaurant was about 1/2 full.
First of all, the waitress was very helpful and friendly. Of the 4 of us, 2 had noodle soups, 1 had sushi, and 1 had a grilled entree. We also split some steamed buns. Since it was probably a more relaxed evening, she had time to really go through the menu with us and make suggestions.
I can personally highly recommend the tankatsu curry ramen soup, the seaweed salad, the steamed buns, and the house infused whiskey with ginger and ginseng. I have previously had robata items at Masu and always been very happy.
Masu is ideal if you want a fun, informal experience with great food. The decor, food and service work together to create great memories.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
always exciting choices
we are small plates fiends and MASU offers some of the most flavorful in town always a must have are the pork belly buns and duck gyoza we didn't do noodles on our most recent visit (always a comfort food winner) but added two tempura dishes to our dinner after the two variations on the marlin special for the day
great value for the food quality and the cocktail list is a great rival for the amazing sake choices....
we could be here weekly if our schedule allowed!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, even late!
Masu has never disappointed and even after their main menun switches to the late night menu, there is still plenty to choose from (both food and drinks). Very friendly staff and some interesting cocktail options make a visit to Masu something not every sushi restaurant in the area can match.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for dinner. Food
Great spot for dinner. Food was tasty, and all dishes had a nice spicy flair to them. I'd highly recommend to anyone!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Ramen in town!!!
Tonkatsu Ramen was amazing! I might have to start going weekly to contain my fix.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had a great time. enjoyed the sushi and decor. Will go back.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service, love the ambiance! Will definitely be back very soon!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered quite a few rolls,
We ordered quite a few rolls, and all were delicious. Definitely will be back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first visit here. It was wonderful! We had three people in our party and everyone ordered the sampler platter at the $40/person level. We let the chef pick the selections but you can make requests. The display was amazing! The server was excellent too. You have to order the green tea and red bean ice cream. Delicious! We will definitely go back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my son's 17th birthday and he requested Sushi this year for his birthday dinner out. After reading reviews on Sushi places in the Twin Cities, we chose Masu Sushi and Robata in Minneapolis. There is one at the Mall of America as well. We had so much fun and our waitress was so helpful in guiding us on what to try. (We are not experienced in Japanese Cuisine) The food was great and we will definitely go back to try more of the menu.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Geisha meets American Samaria
Overall outstanding service and quality of ingredients, even though conversation under a full dinning room would be difficult (v-noisy) but well worth it. I love Sake especially this one, however we where very surprise paying $35dollars for the "mirror of truth'.
We loved the Masu Roll, the Ell and scallops were out of this world. Plus Zak our waiter was very informative in helping us navigating the Sushi maze.
We will be coming back often, to bad that the so called Sushi bar is not truly a Sushi bar. I wish Masu is able to re-design and incorporate a truly futuristic Sushi bar in the future.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious as always!
My food was excellent, my flight of sake was delicious, overall a great experience. The 5 Seasons Roll and the Curry Ramen were my favorites.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service!
Masu Sushi & Robata has a very calming ambience. The service was friendly and the sushi was reasonably priced.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM