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About 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.

330 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

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. Valet Service is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday after 5pm.

Cross Street:
4th street and E Hennepin Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 332-6278

Website:
http://www.masusushiandrobata.com/

Entertainment:
Check out our Japanese Pachinko Machines!

Parking Details:
Valet Available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Executive Chef:
Executive Sushi Chef Katsuyuki (Asan) Yamamoto

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Masu Sushi & Robata Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (23)
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Casual (16)
Fun (16)
Authentic (14)
Healthy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Romantic (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Bar Seating (7)
People Watching (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Spicy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Cozy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was slow and the server twice forgot things. She was very pleasant, however. Just disorganized.


The food is great, but a bit pricey for whatbitbis. The beer is way overpriced.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Wonderful food, attentive service, lively atmosphere....a good place to enjoy Japanese food in a casual neighborhood restaurant. There for a family birthday, our group enjoyed the Masu and Firecracker rolls in particular. The server brought me hot water with lemon, since there is no herbal tea option; this was a thoughtful touch. The Japanese Manhattan was a hit. We plan to return to try some of the noodle dishes and other interesting things on the extensive and creative menu.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great, interesting food. The sushi is very good, the noodles are great, and the pork spare ribs are amazing. The service was slow, and our server twice forgot things even though it was not busy at 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Healthy, People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The steamed pork buns, edamame, and the ginger chicken ramen were all
fantastic!

Lovely setting, great service and good for a late dinner!

We were early and we were told to wait in the bar. The waiter came to us
immediately and took our order - delivered in less than 3 minutes.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Liz and the chefs are angels sent from heaven to make the world a better place.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Never disappointed. Tempura is fantastic. Very fun to go with a group to get lots of varieties of the robata and share!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Tapas, Authentic, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My favorite sushi in Minneapolis— not to mention the location of my first date with my now husband!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This place is for hipsters who think they like sushi. I've given this place 3 tries because I want to love it, but the food, especially the sushi, is underwhelming. Save your $$ for less flashy but higher quality offerings elsewhere.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Masu Sushi is always a hit. I’ve been to two locations, and the food and service are consistently good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Good sushi although a bit pricey. Went with a Chef's assortment and they accommodated my request for no tempura. Booths are set up for 2 people to sit next to each other. Makes it odd for conversation as it felt like we couldn't look at each other. I'm sure we could have moved to another table but decided to stick it out.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Sushi was very average, not as good or fresh as I would have expected. Service was slow.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My husband and I are both vegetarian and enjoy veggie rolls. When we found out Masu has a vegetarian and vegan menu, we decided to try it out. The vegetarian sushi rolls were delicious, and the drinks were great too! We would skip on the noodles next time and just enjoy the sushi and charred broccoli. We will definitely be back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always great food and great service!! This is a place I frequent and appreciate the consistency and quality! The staff is awesome and attentive!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband and I went to Masu for dinner before a concert. We loved the Tuna Tataki, Raman and Sushi. We tried the Soba noodles and I wasn't a big fan of the broth, so they swapped out the Ramen for me, fantastic swap. Very Friendly and helpful staff, the food was delicious. We enjoyed their beer selection, the atmosphere and would come back again anytime!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Happy Hour, Authentic, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was amazing again...but service was "slow". There were ranges of time when we had no idea where our server was. We were ordering robata and other small dishes and there wasn't a lot of timely checking back. It was Saturday evening, so I understand things can get busy.

A more troubling situation was how HOT it was in the restaurant--even when we got there at 5:30. The A.C. clearly wasn't keeping up. Time to get the system checked out before next year's summer season!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had our first meal at Masu on Sunday night. It was a family meal for my wife's birthday, so we had a group of four.

The staff was great, food came out quickly and was prepared perfectly. We tried a few new items (rice bowl and tuna shushi) everything was great.

I would recommend this place for great shushi!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Enjoyed our meal, loved the appetizers, beautiful plates small works of art! Fun, upbeat, environment. Thanks!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Called ahead of time to let them know our group of 8 was coming for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. They really went above and beyond to help us have a great time. I will mention that our food took a long time to come out (45 mins - possibly longer), but we were a large group and were in good company, so it didn't really affect our enjoyment of the meal. Our server took time to explain the sake menu to those interested and was super knowledgeable.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I don't normally write reviews, but this is an axtraotdinary restaurant that I hope is around for years to cbe me. Please patronize them. You will be glad you did. We tried several dishes that we shared amongst our group, and we loved everything from the sushi to the appetizer Pork ribs. Great variety, spice, flavor and textures. Yum.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was terrible but th food was excellent. I would try a different masu location next time

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Everything is great! I recommend the tempura, sesame green beans, broccoli robata, pork ribs robata, soba noodles, and the double precious martini. Service is friendly, location is welcoming.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

It was a great date night with my lady

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was ok, not as good as last time we were there, it was not busy but it took a long time to get food, that would have been ok, we were not in a hurry but our server never checked on us. I ran out of beer halfway through the meal and was never offered another, others at our table also ran out of drinks. They have an open floor plan and you can see into the kitchen which is great until you see your server constantly talking with other employees instead of helping guests. Overall pretty disappointed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful sushi and ramen. Had a great night with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good food. Good sake options. But expensive. Portions not that big.

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Everything was amazing and some of the best we've eaten

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food! Great service and a relaxed atmosphere.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Really good Pork Belly Ramen. To be honest that's all I've ever eaten there and I can't stop coming back for more.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Fantastic food and service
Fun place

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great sushi rolls. Fish was fresh. Eclectic patronage!!

Tags: Fun, Vegan, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The food was fabulous and our server Amelia was knowledgeable, attentive, and helpful with perfect suggestions.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Birthday mochi was a great touch. I love the food and am a fan of the place but I did find the noodles in my tonkatsu curry ramen a little undercooked and stuck together. Normally everything is phenomenal, and it was still good, but just a little off tonight from the normal high quality that Masu has delivered past meals.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food and stylish signature cocktails. Friendly staff with bar ambiance to boot.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was fabulous and the staff was very courteous to my disabled friend. The music on the other hand was very obnoxious and hard to hold a conversation. That being said, we will be back for the food!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My son's favorite restaurant. We probably go out to eat at Masu once a month but this past reservation was for my son's birthday. They never disappoint.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great Sushi and Ramen! Saki was very good too. Service was excellent.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2017

If you are having sushi, sit at the bar and watch the Chef do his thing. Quit and efficient while having a conversation with the patrons, very impressed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was a C at best. Cool place, very loud. Hard to hear each other. Sushi was very good but with the loudness and the mediocre service, I would try other places in MSP/St Paul

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The appetizers are better than the sushi. Unfortunate to come on a date around 8:15 and there are kids there. Maybe I'm just getting old, but somehow I expect that people won't bring their kids to a sushi place after 8pm. Wrong. Also unfortunate to make a reservation for two and all of the tables with ambiance around the edge of the restaurant have been taken, some of them by people with the aforementioned kids. I used to think making a reservation for two meant they would try and hold a good date table for you. Again, wrong. $45 a person and a $20 tip doesn't get you what it used to. On the upside, the server and appetizers were great, and there were a few good tap beer options, which is more than a lot of sushi places can offer. I would normally eat sushi at a place so close to my house 2-3 times a month if the sushi was above average and I could expect no kids after 8pm. Until then I'll visit 2-3 times a year. Would still recommend, just think there could be some improvements and considerations for the adults spending a few more bucks.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The steamed buns with shrimp tempura were delicious and freshly made

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