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Sakana - St Paul

Sakana - St Paul Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (651) 699-7777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday -Friday: 11:30am -2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: Noon - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Cuisine: Sushi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: No
A word from Sakana - St Paul
Come experience the variety of authentic foods and atmosphere. Sakana serves the best sushi in town. Japanese food is presently enjoying popularity in many parts of the world because it is not only pleasant to the eye and delicious, but is also highly regarded as health food. We serve only the freshest, highest quality food. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a group of 13 which they handled well with separate checks and all. There was an odd, really strong smell in the restaurant I can only describe as a cleaning agent mixed with dirty diaper. The food was just mediocre. Not bad, not great. My salad had very little dressing and a giant unripe tomato slice on it. The bento box lunches looked better than than the sushi rolls I had. There are much better sushi restaurants in town for me, so no need to re-visit this one."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Dining at Sakana is fun for adults and kids too! There is something delicious for everyone on the menu. It's a great place to dine for date night or a family fun night. I would highly recommend Sakana!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have had a variety if good sushi rolls here . The Goyza is delicious . It tempura is good . We have not cared for some of the other offerings. For example the Pad Thai didn't taste like Pad Thai.. It seems best to stick with the sushi. The staff is welcoming. From the outside you can see the place used to be a KFC but the inside is nicely transformed."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Some sushi places only have a few specialty rolls that I like, but this place had many. The only detractor was the wiggly seat back in our booth, made worse by the annoying people in the adjoining booth that kept moving around and shaking the whole thing. Seriously...Nail that thing down."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Sakana was my choice for a weekly dinner with friends. We try a different restaurant each week in order to find the gems. Sakana is definitely one of those gems. We were not rushed by the wait staff and the evening specials were described in detail. The price point is a bit higher than $30/person if you have drinks, an app, and a roll or two. However, good sushi shouldn't be inexpensive so it was well worth the price. Definitely going back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "An inexpensive lunch with good quality sushi and other Japanese dishes. Try the lunch Bento specials. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We eat here regularly and appreciate the proximity to our house. We NEVER ate at the former business and I really appreciate having the option in the neighborhood. The staff are all very friendly and when it is not busy, the food comes very quickly. We've had some slower dinners, but only at the height of the rush. Sushi is expensive or we'd eat here more. They also have non-sushi options. Their prices are comparable to other places we've been to (based only on my memory) but it is not less expensive. They are fine with having kids there (they have the chopstick helpers which is appreciated) and we always feel welcome. I could only ask that there were more specials in an effort to save money, but all in all, we like the place."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This was the second time my husband and I have been here for the late night happy hour, and we love it! The Hello Kitty role is fantastic! We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Sushi was good, not outstanding but very good. I would go back. Service was attentive if a little rushed. Forgot our appetizers, but quickly corrected it without an issues when brought to servers attention. Really like what they did with the place. Former KFC unrecognizable."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food was very good. Kitchen was pretty slow. I'll be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The quality of the food has deteriorated since Sakana St. Paul opened. Sad, because I used to adore this restaurant. Now it's just average."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From ridiculous to sublime...who would have thought this former KFC could have been converted to a sushi. Everything we tried was delicious. Great beer, great saki. We've been to Sakana a number of times and have made it part of our regular dining experience."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "This is a great Japanese restaurant. Their fish is the best, their service is the best, and the employees are all happy to see you, which always makes the meal more pleasant."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We love Sakana and consider ourselves regulars. My only negative comment would be the hours. We met friends for a late dinner and Sakana advertises that it is open until 11PM. However, around 10PM they stopped serving food. If you are closing your kitchen earlier that you close your restaurant, you should advertise that."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Three of my colleagues and I tried out Sakana for lunch. All of us thought the food and service were excellent. On the way out the door, we all said "we'll be back!" What an excellent replacement for the KFC at that site."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Our spring rolls were tiny and tough to chew...would not recommend."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Best sushi I've had in the Twin Cities at a good price. Good service and friendly people. Definatly check this place out!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "A decent place for Japanese food in the Highland Park area."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "My friends and I enjoyed our girls night out at Sakana's. We asked the waitress to pick out the three best dishes and we loved her choices. The service was fast and friendly and the food was tasty.They did run out of pomegranate juice for the cocktail we ordered but the other option was very good."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Hard to believe this was once a KFC - no sign of the Colonel anywhere - great sushi, nice atmosphere and very attentive staff. I was pleasantly surprised and now have a great sushi place walking distance from my home."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "After reading revews of Sakana, I decided to give it a try. TThe portions of nigiri were generous (ratio of fish to rice was high). They have a long menu of speciality rolls that looked great. Our server had some suggestions, which we followed. I was surprised at how reasonable the final tab was when it arrived. Highland Park is not a neighborhood I associate with destination restaurants. I do now."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "We went to this place just because we happened to be in the area. But what a great find! We had Sakana Sushi and Tuna Love. These dishes are mostly traditional nigiris with raw fish in top. And they were good! I highly recommend this place to anyone who loves sushi!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The sushi menu is impressive but people who do not eat sushi can find many options. There are noodle dishes, hot pots and a nice selection of appetizers . Diners in our group had edamame, Goyza. ( delicious) ,a noodle dish, hot pot and 2 sushi rolls. Everyone was satisfied. The service was friendly and attentive. It did take a while for the food to come out but pleasant enough place to visit over beers while waiting"
    Dined on 10/26/2013