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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
Wayzata, MN 55391
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
$30 and under
Sakana Sushi Ratings and Reviews
We continued our Christmas Night tradition of dining out with family after a long stretch of home cooking and being cabin bound with out of town guests. Sakana in Wayzata is a great venue for summer dining on the patio, right across the street from the lake so an evening walk is nice after dinner, watching the crowds (and Wayzata is busy!). Wintertime is great as well if you can get a window seat and watch traffic and trains go by. Very welcoming staff, good service, excellent food with a wide variety of entrees. Sushi is excellent and very artfully done.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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