CRAVE - Rochester

4.7
238 Reviews
$30 and under
American
CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar was built out of a passion to create a dining experience unlike any other. We combine quality-sourced ingredients, chic ambiance, outstanding service, and diverse menu choices to create an unforgettable dining experience. The energy of the restaurant is all encompassing – the buzz of guests and staff, the warm and open design, the modern sushi bar, the fresh spin on American cuisine, and the sense of discovery around every corner. A CRAVE guest will leave knowing they experienced just the right mix of great food, entertainment, and service in what can only be defined as The CRAVE Experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 238 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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tea4two
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu and tasty food to match. A bit pricey but wonderful setting and excellent service. We went at noon and forgot to check if they covered parking in the attached ramp.

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BrianF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff, great food for the price! It was a beautiful outdoor area.

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vipPrissy405
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extensive menu and great drinks. Shrimp and scallops with noodles was a great selection for someone in our party. The burgers were great and we have no complaints about this place. Will definitely return. The balsamic reduction salad dressing was very nice on the beautiful greens with candied pecans.

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Kaiya
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff made our visit wonderful.

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KatVT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to Easter brunch which was fabulous. Perhaps more food than we could possibly eat, not a complaint, just an observation! Our waiter was very nice, professional & fun! We loved the atmosphere, ambiance, & having the windows open. The roof was opened momentarily but due to the breezy day was closed. Easter eggs were rolling on the floor!!! Still it was unusually warm & sunny outside & we almost felt like we were dining outside! Thank you for the lovely experience!

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vipScottS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on in the atrium for dinner and the atmosphere is great. Amazing sushi and steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in Rochester hands-down

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Hrabinka
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is good. However the dishwasher needs major training. Both visits silverware was dirty.

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Nanii
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff, great atmosphere, always good service.

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Annie
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly and with a safe distance from the other tables. Our waiter was great. Pleasant, happy and playful. He was knowledgeable and helpful.
All the food was pleasantly presented and delicious.
Our friends were very happy with our choice of restaurant. They can’t wait to go back and bring family.

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DeanS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great outing for our date night. A relaxed feel where everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves. Us too. I can't wait for a nice summer night when the roof is retracted and the windows go down! The drinks were good, especially the Blackberry Mule, and there was a good selection of wines. The sushi roll we split as an appetizer was very tasty. The Chilean Sea Bass was excellent, but a bit on the salty side. The sushi Godzilla Roll was certainly enough food for one, even though it was a bit on the mushy side, probably due to some much fish in it! Very tasty with a good little heat at the finish. I definitely would return to try more dishes. An extension Gluten-Free and Vegetarian menu included.
The service was well-timed and friendly. Our waiter was certainly making sure we had a good time. The wines were affordable, drinks were a bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here twice now in two weeks and there are multiple different reasons for that, but the main reason is the menu. This place has the most expansive vegetarian menu in the tri-state area. When we go to a restaurant my wife only has one or two veggie options to choose from, CRAVE - Rochester gives her multiple pages of options. Not to mention other diet sensitive meal as well.

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vipCanadianfoody
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

I really enjoy the food here. The selection is very good for health conscious people. The one thing I enjoy about Covid restrictions is less people in restaurant and hence the ability to hear conversations at a normal level

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vipTravellady2
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was the first time for the four of us in my group. Thoroughly enjoyed the openness of the restaurant the service was very good. The noise level was very loud because of a Saturday night. But overall we really enjoyed the restaurant and how bright and airy everything was.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crave has high-priced food and well-prepared food in an upscale atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a bit overwhelming...the noise and all the people. Food was incredible as expected! Would be nice have a choice to reserve a table in a quieter area.

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AlliBee
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect date night spot. We loved the ambience and general energy of the place. The food was amazing! We had the Bamboo Bites as an appetizer and we decided then and there we would be back to try their sushi exclusively. My husband got a burger and I had salmon, and they both hit the spot. I just love it when they give you more fries than you can possibly eat. My only constructive feedback was we did feel a bit rushed which probably had to do with an hour and a half seating limit. Or at least, I believe that was why?
Either way, we will be back!

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KellyC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic for Birthdays, they put a giant sparkler in a brownie! Beautiful space and a huge menu. Super tasty! Pricey though.

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vipMarkS
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Every Friday is date night with my wife. We decided to go to Crave- we’ve been there a few times. The service we get at the bar is wonderful and attentive.

We were not wow’d by our food this time. The appetiser roll was huge and could have been a meal. The sushi was good but since the appetiser was so big there was too much rice . We ordered a crab cake sandwich and was told that it was only for the lunch menu. There is a crab cake appetiser so it would not have been that difficult to give the paying client what they asked for. We ordered wine, appetiser, sushi and an entree so the chef did send our a crab cake sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and excellent waiter!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wait staff and the food was absolutely delightful. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipCred
Boise
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

She said at the desk that she didn’t have my name when we checked in, so I hope I’ll get my points.

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vipAshlee
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit to Crave and we always leave with a smile. Great expansive menu, friendly service, delicious cocktails, and amazing sushi and entrees. We look forward to coming back!

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SH18
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had something different and loved our choices! My daughter raved about the lobster Mac and cheese. My son loved the waygu burger. I had the shrimp and scallop saute and was not disappointed. My husband had the ketone poke bowl and thoroughly enjoyed it! The best part was the exciting sweet treat they had for our daughter's birthday! We will be back!

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OliviaS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took 30 minutes to get waited on, but the restaurant gave us 4 free appetizers and 2 free desserts, which was very gracious and unexpected. Very good service other than that. Food is delicious, ambiance is great, overall atmosphere is a 10/10

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Renee
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

My friend and I both had undercooked salmon, we sent it back and by the time we got ours, our husbands were finished eating. The waitress said, “we did not charge you for the second salmon orders”. My goodness, I would hope we wouldn’t be charged! Nothing discounted on our bill. This will not keep us from returning, I just thought it was weird.

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JacalynM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender modified a drink for me. The food was excellent. Excellent service; wait staff checked on us often, were very friendly and approachable. The restaurant was very busy but noise level very low. Even though we were early for our reservation, they were able to seat us right away. Will definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great but the table was very small and it was extremely loud.

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JacqueJ
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Jamie, our wait person was outstanding.

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GayleG
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my mom’s 86 Birthday. The staff was wonderful and the food excellent! Definitely coming again.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I really do love Crave! Service is top notch, although a bit hectic at times. I’m obsessed with their fire cracker shrimp appetizer- probably my favorite thing on the menu. Steaks are great, the only issue is anytime I get any type of steak dish on the menu, it’s always served cold. Everything else is perfect temperature on the plate- but they never seem to get temperatures down... it’s too bad because you’ll spend 40 bucks for it too. Drink menu is also fabulous!

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maureenm
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tuna Poke bowl is amazing! A large portion and the flavors are great! Fresh tuna!

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Jdubb
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service by Miguel! Took great care of us and recommendations on food and drink.

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vipDanC
Oklahoma City
43 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Crave several times during our stay in Rochester. Servers are great. Food was very good. Lunch sushi combo was excellent.

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LindsayW
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my friend's birthday. We had a wonderful table by the window. They view was nice. Our waiter was really nice and helpful. The food was delicious and the drinks spectacular! We can't wait to come back when it warms up to enjoy the nice weather.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was slow and could have been more attentive.

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Funandfood
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing! The sea bass is one of the best dishes both of us have had in a very long time! Definitely recommend! Can’t wait to sit on the open rooftop this summer!

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vipNoBuffetsPlz
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really like this spot. Experienced both dinner and brunch this trip, service was outstanding on both occasions. The ambiance is great! The patio has a retractable glass roof and walls that slide back. Will be so great when weather permits! Food was good but not great, could very well be what we ordered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved the setting, the huge sky light made the dining experience feel outdoors even during a Minnesota winter.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party had a great experience on a Monday night. The service was great as well as the food!

FAQs

CRAVE - Rochester is rated 4.7 stars by 238 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.