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About Sakana Sushi

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

683 E. Lake Street
Wayzata, MN 55391
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(952) 476-7000

Website:
http://www.sakanamn.com/

Sakana Sushi Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and location but the large crowd of guests was not handled in the best of ways

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was great. Wine was reasonably priced. Service was the worst ever. We eventually requested another server who finally took our order. This was after at least a twenty minute wait to be acknowledged. They weren't even busy.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Hands down the BEST sushi in Wayzata. I'd recommend to any other lovers of GREAT sushi. Delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

One of our favorite places to eat. Could be a bit quieter

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always incredible service and food! Love sitting outside looking out at Lake Minnetonka.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Outstanding food...best sushi/sashimi we have had in the Twin Cities. Service staff was very attentive but not bothering. Definitely a great place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Waited for water as they were out of clean glasses. Then when 3 of us ordered wine we got 2 wine glasses and one small juice-like glass as, again, they were all dirty. Not even busy and tons of people working. Apparently no one can wash a glass! Was never replaced either. My wine was refilled in the same small glass. Then they forgot our added sushi roll order. Poor service for being over staffed!!!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere and wine list as well!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Surprisingly good sushi. I only say that as restaurants tend to come and go in Wayzata. Good drinks menu and don't forget to check out the hidden roll menu..lots of amazing combinations. If you love sushi, I highly recommend for the freshness and variety.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Sakana is our family go-to night out for a variety of ages -- including a 1-year old who can't get enough fried tofu! The younger kids love the appetizers, their elders love the "secret" menu rolls! Nice outdoor dining space, too, when the weather allows.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 14, 2017

As another reviewer noted, the reception desk did not have my open table reservation. But they were able to seat my party anyway. Good food & service.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Always a family favorite with kids!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The open table app wasn't working for them. They didn't have our reservation down. We had to wait but not very long. They were very apologetic and good service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 15, 2017

My partner and I each had a salad and then ordered three rolls. The only problem with the food was that it was all so good we probably over ate. We both stated that the rolls had layers and depths of flavor, so delicious. Our server was busy with other tables but did an excellent job with the service. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and the boulevard and foot traffic was entertaining.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The sushi is excellent--so flavorful. They had King Salmon as one of the daily specials.... never had that before but will be looking for it from now on... outstanding!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Love this restaurant! Great sushi! Our family is always remembered and so well taken care as soon as we walk in. Our 8 year old has peanut allergy and they always remember.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This stuff is crave-worthy. Best sushi in the West Metro!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Not impressed with the quality of sushi. Sadly two out of four of us that dined felt sick after lunch. Very ordinary and fake crab is not cool. Would not return. Location is great though.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We had two rolls in addition to nigiri and sashimi. The rolls (spicy girl, spicy tuna) were unique in that the inner ingredients in the seaweed were blended together to make a delicious filing. Top of the line plate presentation and very high quality sashimi and fish overall. Our server carried a sm ik le and was very helpful in deciding on dinner choices. Located across from the water, the outdoor seating give a decent view of lake minnetonka.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Sushi served at it's finest, very cold and very fresh. I recommend the blue fin & yellow fin sashimi and a spyder roll along with some 12yo MacAllen.

Tags: Scenic View, Spicy, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Used imitation crab, listed as real crab on the menu. Rolls were warm and soggy.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 24, 2017

The serving staff is very friendly with regulars. We are not regulars so when our server was not taking sake shots with the couple at the sushi counter he would wait on us and that was after I told my husband that it would be nice to order so our server could hear us.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Very good meal. Our server was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Good sushi, interesting entrees. Super casual environment. Great service. I would definitely get a groupon before going.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 24, 2017

The service was excellent. The food we ordered was very good. Sakana Sushi has a really nice family atmosphere and a great variety of sushi.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Casual, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Delicious food and friendly attentive service!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We came for Valentine's Day. Dan was our server. He is amazing. Not only is he knowledgeable about the food and drinks, he is outgoing yet professional. We asked questions about the sake, he brought out samples (tasty), roses (awesome), and fried ice cream to boot (delicious!). He was engaged, funny, and truly made our experience top-notch. We have been to Sakana many times but this was our best visit yet. Thank you, Dan, for making it a memorable night!

Side note -- the tables were very close to each other (i could touch elbows with the girl at the next table), so it wasn't very intimate or private. Next time I would ask for a booth.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Wonderful dinner.
Although roses where handed out to select people.And we where not in lncluded!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Everything took much longer than it would at a great restaurant, though our server was otherwise nice. The bar is nothing to brag about, though they do have some Japanese whiskies. Our gyoza appetizer came out barely warm, and I wish we would have complained. My main dish, the three greens with chicken, was quite good. My boyfriend loved his sushi rolls. Good place if you've got some folks who like sushi but others who are more comfortable with basic Thai or Chinese instead.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Best Sushi I've had in Minnesota.... great specials in the wait staff was phenomenal!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2017

The sushi was great! We shared a Spicy Girl roll. The entree was even better - Asian Chilean Sea Bass. Andrew took great care of us. We were able to park on the street in front of the restaurant - there is no parking. We finished the evening at a coffee shop down the street. We'll be back. There were a lot of great looking options of the menu.

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 7, 2016

This is a restaurant that I have visited several times. It is my daughters first choice to celebrate her birthday. Good selection and food is well prepared.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We always enjoy Sakana and have gotten to know their servers over the year. We typically have our favorite dishes but can always ask the server to give us advice on what new items to try.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Delicious sushi...superb service!

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Sakana Sushi is a must! The Menu's offer a great variety of sushi and other menu items for those who prefer to order something else like the Chef's special: Seabass | Beef | or Shrimp entree's. The food was fresh and full of Flavour.
To avoid disappoints I highly recommended making dinner reservations as Sakana is a happening place.
The customer service was timely and friendly! Nice selections of wines!
I am from Canada and the next time I go to Wayzata, Sakana will definitely be on my go to list.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Food was amazing as always. Service has never been great here-we continue to visit for the great sushi, but service was really bad this visit. Waitress was inattentive. Had to ask multiple times for multiple things-things she should have already noticed missing. Like napkins, chopsticks, soy sauce, soy sauce dishes; basics of sushi dining. Never got water refills or was asked if we wanted drink refills. There are lots of employees present-but standing around looking at their phones. As restaurant became more crowed the noise level made it hard to converse.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Food was great but service was slow. Our server was very nice but she had a larger table and co workers didn't seem to jump in and help. While she was busy, many more employees seemed to be standing around.

We used to come here for the great value but I feel like their prices have increased to a level that is the same as all the other sushi restaurants in the area so prices are no longer a draw.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Sakana Sushi, has great service and some of Minnesota's best sushi and sashimi.
Place was not packed and unlike some of the places at its standards, you will get in without reservations.
One of my top favorite sushi places in minnesota.
We Highly recommend!
Loved the food, loved the atmosphere and experience, Would love to come back again....

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 12, 2016

The sushi was the best I have ever had, will go back again

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 10, 2016

We love Sakana and have eaten here literally dozens of times, but the chef preparing today's sushi lunch combo simply wasn't up to par. Not as fresh as usual and the texture of the rice was not great.
This was out of the ordinary and we will be back to try again.
Would like to see another, less dry white wine to pair with sushi.

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