Great Valentine's Day visit and a reminder of the importance of making reservations -- we were seated at our time, but folks who didn't have reservations were turned away.
The server was good and the food was great but it was very distracting (and distasteful & rude) when the server started putting chairs up on the tables next to us as she prepared for closing (it wasn't even 8 pm).
What a pleasant surprise to find such a great restaurant in Rochester Minnesota. I highly recommended the menu is very Diversified and the food is outstanding!
Great place. Wonderful food and wonderful staff. The playlist they had playing was really good.
The food was amazing! Was very disappointed when my debit card was returned to me. I was charged a 5% fee for using my debit card. I don't carry that much cash on me. Considering I spent $166, I would think the owner would rather have customers return than have us pay for his credit card machine. Sadly it affected the tip I left!
Absolutely fantastic sushi. Reasonably priced and friendly staff. Highly recommend.
So I don't know how it was, I made a reservation and we got there, and it was closed. Disappointed for it was my fiance's birthday.
Great Friday night family dinner.
My wife and I brought 4 people new to sushi/sushi rolls in to Ootori. They really like the experience and the rolls they had. We had never been to Ootori, but had sushi from a couple other locals places. Ootori's sushi was great. We loved that there were a couple varieties that were unique like Crazy Monkey and the Amazing Sunshine.
The rolls are great. Her flavors blend well, with a nice mix of modern and traditional. Her raw fish is perfect.
Good visit with kids who enjoy exploring menu.
We had great food & service on both visits and will be back again!
We enjoyed our visit to Ootorio. The restaurant is clean, nicely decorated and efficient. We had excellent customer service, a nice private booth and they have a delicious banana fritter dessert, a must try!
This was a very fortunate find. The food was spectacular as was the service. We feel very fortunate to have found such a perfect Asian fusion restaurant during our trip. Hoping to revisit this gem. They even had gluten-free soy sauce.
Our server Mandy was very knowledgeable and helped with the menu choices as I have a shellfish allergy. I must say that using new oil for tempura is rather refreshing as that is normally done by other restaurants.
Will definitely go back! Worth the hour drive from La Crosse, Wi!
Another good date. Open Table reservation always secures a booth. Server was great.
Ootori never disappoints! Still my fave sushi spot in Rochester.
Fantastic sushi rolls! We ordered 5 different rolls and when we said we were celebrating a birthday, they personalized the serving block and wrote Happy Birthday! Awesome service.
Good date night place.
Ootori never disappoints! It's our favorite sushi place around. Stupid Cupid is my favorite roll!
Wonderful sushi and great experience. Wish we could have some nice cosy places like this in South Florida
Love this place! A go to when we just want to eat out - food is fresh with so many choices!!
This is a fantastic sushi restaurant. The menu is creative, the service is excellent, the food is fresh and wonderful. There is nothing better you can ask for.
Food and service were awesome.
Food great. The female host was not hospitable. Our open table reservation was not honored. She said they did not get a call from open table, so we waited for a Table just like anyone walking in. After we were seated, we were to wait a while before we can order. They should have sufficient staffing during busy times.
We love this place. We come as often as we can. It's a great sushi restaurant NOT a good sushi restaurant "for Rochester." This place would do well in any major city.
Love love love this place! Great sushi for Rochester. Staff very friendly and the menu gives you so many options. Our go to place whenever we want to eat out!
We had two excellent meals at Ootori sushi recently. The menu is unique, offering some different than typical sushi rolls and other Asian dishes. The restaurant is fairly small so reservations during peak hours is a good idea. The raw fish sushi was tasty and fresh. The6 also have a good range of dessert options, beyond the ordinary Japanese restaurants.
Best sushi in Rochester by far!
It's about time Rochester got a really nice sushi restaurant. There's nothing wrong with any of the other places in town, but they are all the same, basic, and, let's face it, boring after a while. I would only go to those other places if the craving hit hard and there was no plans to get to a bigger city and find some really nice sushi. Enter Ootori. Sushi at it's finest. Fresh, tasty, and best of all CREATIVE! Finally rolls outside of the standard stuff you can find anywhere. Vegetarian rolls. Rolls with fruit like mango, pineapple, melon. Spicy sauces that are actually spicy. Seasonal items. And ramen. Oh, the last time I was there they had a pork belly ramen that was truly inspired. You have to check this place out! It recently won Rochester's best sushi and there's no doubt why.
We were delighted to find a good Japanese restaurant while visiting Mayo Clinic from Hawaii.The service was very good the food was very good and I would say the value was excellent....
Comfortable, classy ambiance with excellent sushi rolls and gyoza. Pleasant wait staff and plenty of dining options. Timely service during lunch hour. Definitely would recommend!
The restaurant was clean, new, and decorated nicely. The served was friendly, fast, and informative. The food was good and reasonably priced. I had the chicken teriyaki meal, which included chicken, vegetables, rice, and miso soup for $10.
Engaging and knowledgeable hostess. Outstanding meal. Timely service. Comfortable ambiance quiet enough to enjoy conversation.
The food was fabulous and the staff was very friendly. They were fast and accurate. Really went above and beyond to male sure we were taken care of.
We had a great time and good food, we enjoyed the food, which is unique in Rochester, we will be back😄😄😄
Both my husband and I agreed that the meal was very good. We started with Miso soup which was very flavorful. We shared Takoyaki which had an interesting flavor, the yummy Thai chicken basil, and the delicious Amazon Princess Roll. These are all recommended by us with a bottle of wine! The bill was $60 before tip, a reasonable amount for what we had. Try it out!!
We always love going to Ootori. The fish is beautiful and fresh, and Sammi blends flavors in the rolls that are just delicious. Recently the desserts have been great. Way to go Jose. Keep it up.
Great sushi with good options for vegetarians! Outstanding side options and small but tasty wine selections.
They close too early on a Friday night though...