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Masu Sushi & Robata

Masu Sushi & Robata

Sushi Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
University, Minneapolis
119 Tips and reviews
  • sushi
  • ramen
  • pork belly
  • masu roll
  • happy gummi
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  • Ben O.
    Ben OlsonMay 26
    Those tots
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.May 12
    Beef noodle soup, salmon crunch, arctic char sashimi
  • Josh C.
    Atmosphere feels like a mall restaurant. Sushi was solid. Some of the cocktails are made in large batches so ask first. Overall, it's good but doesn't deserve the 9+ rating on Foursquare.
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.March 12
    Get saki at 98 degrees, how it's meant to be consumed. Crunchy salmon & firecracker are good picks
  • Dr. H.
    Are you a vegetarian...try the steamed buns with agadashi tofu not on menu & miso corn or a custom roll. Edamame with smoked sea salt is very good.
  • Xueyan L.
    Xueyan LiFebruary 10
    mochi ice cream is sooooooo good
  • Peter S.
    Peter SDecember 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Surprisingly good sushi, ramen, pork buns. Haven't had a miss here yet.
  • Erin W.
    Erin WagenerMarch 22, 2016
    The pork belly ramen was soo good. Just make sure you're good with chop sticks!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RFebruary 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Big Man Japan and shrimp yakisoba.
  • Arun D.
    Arun D'SouzaJanuary 28, 2016
    Pork Belly Ramen. Enough said.
  • Carolyn A.
    Carolyn AndersonOctober 21, 2015
    The sushi is DELICIOUS. I had a rainbow roll and sake nigiri and had to get a second order of nigiri I liked it so much.
  • Zachariah S.
    Zachariah SchaapSeptember 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best vegetarian sushi menu around. They bring out an entirely separate vegan menu!
  • Mabel L.
    Mabel LuAugust 20, 2015
    Pork belly ramen and tonkotsu curry ramen were good. Sake sashimi was amazing. The only comment is that the edamame should've been steamed/boiled longer cuz the texture is a bit hard.
  • Carla B.
    Carla BeiroAugust 19, 2015
    Definitely get the ramen and pork belly steamed buns!
  • Dagny H.
    Dagny HeimisdottirAugust 5, 2015
    The happy hour is great. Sit at the bar and let the chef do his thing, you are in for a treat
  • Jon V.
    Jon ValderJune 26, 2015
    Wonderful sushi and Japanese bar food
  • Erin R.
    Erin RoyalsMay 27, 2015
    Some of the best ramen I've ever had.
  • Albert L.
    Albert LeungApril 6, 2015
    The kimchi ramen was delicious. Great flavor and spice.
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse SpaldingFebruary 10, 2015
    Never a let down. Great sushi, even better ramen and rice bowls. Wait staff are always on target and super awesome. Try the quail eggs and poke!
  • Drew K.
    Drew KaufmanNovember 4, 2014
    All about that pork belly.
  • Ruby V.
    Ruby VitaOctober 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The pork curry ramen is the best!
  • Erik G.
    Erik GellerstedtSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pork belly Ramen!
  • Twan
    TwanSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic fresh rolls, traditional or creative, but the best thing is the variety. There's Izakaya, noodles, mochi ice cream, and deadly good bacon wrapped quail eggs. Do the happy hour for values.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 26, 2014
    Small but quick service. A little more than I'm used to paying for sushi at a midscale restaurant.
  • Julie C.
    Julie ChampionAugust 23, 2014
    Pork Belly bun was amazing. Highly recommended. We also enjoyed the creative cocktails and the pork belly ramen.
  • Eric N.
    Eric NovikAugust 20, 2014
    Nice interior
  • Micah S.
    Micah SpielerAugust 13, 2014
    Sushi is really good. Also they sometimes have house-infused ginger whiskey.
  • Robbie H.
    Robbie HelzerAugust 12, 2014
    Sit at the bar, sushi chefs will customize a roll for you if you ask nicely!
  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableAugust 12, 2014
    The Firecracker Roll packs tremendous flavor and balance; the Tonkatsu Curry Ramen is a real winner in the soup and noodles category. Read more
  • Peter O.
    Peter OrganisciakAugust 8, 2014
    Try the Omakase Flight for a diverse set of sake chosen on your behalf.
  • Sharifa S.
    Sharifa SimonAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great service, food, drinks, atmosphere, and happy hour! Loved their Cider Werks seasonal. Gyoza and any sushi roll. Never had to wait even around 6-7pm when it seemed crazy busy during dinner rush.
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    Masu is the first restaurant in the area to offer sustainably sourced sushi, so instead of the typical tuna, the kitchen offers several fish less seen on sushi menus but well worth discovering. Read more
  • Phuong T.
    Phuong TranJune 21, 2014
    Tonkatsu Curry Ramen. salmon sashimi. Excellent.
  • Steven H.
    Steven HalseyApril 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sushi in Minneapolis! Firecracker Roll is through the roof!
  • Phuong T.
    Phuong TranApril 18, 2014
    Salmon sashimi was good. Pork belly Ramen was good, not to die for. I will be back though to try more.
  • Danny O.
    Danny OlsonMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The bacon-wrapped quail egg is amazing.
  • Niqui R.
    Niqui Rodger (ruiz)February 25, 2014
    The dynamite roll is probably my favorite now, but everything is delicious. The fish house punch has a fun ice cube on it and is very tasty.
  • City Pages
    City PagesFebruary 4, 2014
    Masu Sushi & Robata's Ramen has gone National! Featured in Travel & Leisure's top 15 noodle bowls around the US! Read more
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KeaheyJanuary 2, 2014
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MalikDecember 23, 2013
    Ruby is an awesome server!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BeyersdorfNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the bar with a Big Man Japan and watch Ason work his magic.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew Saint-GermainAugust 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Curry tonkatsu ramen is straight to die for. Make sure to ask for some chopped garlic to put in the broth.
  • Meghan K.
    Meghan KaneAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They have Panchinko. They. Have. Panchinko! Malu roll was a really fun taste experience - you can't go wrong with a Firecracker roll or Masu roll. Service slow when busy, but relax and converse :)
  • Holly R.
    Holly RieseJuly 30, 2013
    Sit at the bar. This is the best sushi I have ever had! And I have traveled!
  • Dan H.
    Dan HendricksJune 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The salmon nigiri sushi is always a good addition.
  • Amanda
    AmandaMay 7, 2013
    City Pages Best Japanese Restaurant - 2013
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MarshallApril 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar!!!! They are the best!!
  • Eater
    EaterApril 23, 2013
    Masu is considered one of the best spots for sushi, but don't stop there. The menu also includes izakaya (Japanese bar snacks), all sorts of noodles (soba, udon, ramen), and sake flights.
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GoettschApril 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The ginger whiskey tops off any meal with perfection.
  • City Pages
    City PagesApril 18, 2013
    Voted Best Japanese Restaurant of 2013! At this sleek Northeast shop everything from the oysters to dried squid is an excellent example of Japanese izakaya — the Asian version of pub grub. Read more
  • Calvin C.
    Calvin ChangApril 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cant never go wrong with Tonkatsu curry ramen & some Robata. Try quail egg&bacon, negima rolls. Glazed chicken wings are bomb too!
  • Jon P.
    Jon PetronMarch 31, 2013
    Best Sushi in MSP. And when you order the Lucky Millionaire mojito it comes with a Mn state lotto ticket.
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GoettschMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to buy your sushi chef a shot before you go!
  • Le B.
    Le BenderMarch 5, 2013
    I will dream of the pork belly robata...
  • Caitlin E.
    Caitlin Erwin-MacDonaldFebruary 25, 2013
    Happy hour is the best in town! Try a gummi drink, but don't forget the mochi!!!
  • Anica W.
    Anica WensmanFebruary 21, 2013
    If you're hungry definitely get some noodles!
  • Molly L.
    Molly LorettaJanuary 25, 2013
    The sushi chef Brandon is amazing! Great food and atmosphere!
  • eryn o.
    eryn oJanuary 8, 2013
    Gluten-free friends, this place has your back. They offer a separate GF menu containing about 1/3 of the items, tamari (GF soy sauce), and a knowledgeable staff.
  • Abby M.
    Abby MeixnerDecember 23, 2012
    Great place in up and coming neighborhood. Love the gummy bear garnish on the cocktails.
  • City Pages
    City PagesDecember 7, 2012
    Voted Best Japanese Restaurant by City Pages in 2012! From the gorgeously devourable sushi, to the charred robata, to the slurpable bowls of ramen- Masu is the complete package."
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Crispy ton katsu pork loin steamed buns.... Wow! So delicious.
  • Derek N.
    Derek NelsonAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Curry Ramen top notch
  • Matt
    MattJuly 27, 2012
    Prices aren't that great on the happy hour menu. Udon at $11 is not a special price.
  • Vitaliy N.
    Vitaliy NavalyanyyJuly 26, 2012
    Steamed buns!!!
  • Lela P.
    Lela PhommasouvanhJuly 6, 2012
    Try the Tonkotsu Ramen w/ Pork Belly - Seriously the best ramen in town. Hands down.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SJune 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The curry tonkatsu ramen is delicious.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JohnstonJune 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the Pachinko, stay for the rainbow roll.
  • City Pages
    City PagesJune 8, 2012
    Voted Best Japanese Restaurant by City Pages in 2012! From the gorgeously devourable sushi, to the charred robata, to the slurpable bowls of ramen- Masu is the complete package.
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GoettschMay 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best sushi chefs in the Twin Cities!
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DolanMay 25, 2012
    Be sure to get the low-sodium soy sauce.
  • Lindsay W.
    Lindsay WalkerMay 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the sparkling rhubarb green tea!
  • Lori S.
    Lori SimonsonMay 18, 2012
    I love fuji ya waaaay more than this place. Sorry, not a fan. Small portions, overpriced rails. If anything, happy hour only.
  • Josh N.
    Josh NørgaardApril 19, 2012
    Worst service ever.
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SullivanApril 19, 2012
    Not bad sushi. The firecracker roll is zesty, but isn't ungodly spicy. As far as quality, I'd say it's not as far up as Fuji Ya.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FriedmanApril 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Buy a round of shots for the sushi chefs. They work hard. :)
  • Avanti💋 K.
    Avanti💋 KunamneniApril 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The happy gummi, tempura fried pickles & pork belly ramen are my favorites!
  • Kristine F.
    Kristine FisherApril 5, 2012
    A big fan of the gummie bear cocktails!
  • Doug H.
    Doug HamlinMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Not looking for sushi  ? Pork belly, ribeye and bacon-wrapped quail egg robata are awesome.
  • Madison K.
    Madison KarpanMarch 27, 2012
    Make sure Smitty is your bartender. He gives great service and knows everything about the menu. Also, try the pepper appetizer!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MochinskiMarch 13, 2012
    The Dynamite Roll smells like weed. Crazy.
  • Laura H.
    Laura HeurungMarch 3, 2012
    Some chairs are careful ha ha
  • Laura H.
    Laura HeurungMarch 3, 2012
    Short rib robata $3.50 worth a million, GET IT AS A TEASER!
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SmithFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Miso glazed cod off the Robata. Yumm!
  • agmtl8
    agmtl8February 19, 2012
    Masu roll is amazing. I'm not posting a picture because it didn't last long enough to photograph.
  • MB
    MBFebruary 4, 2012
    Stay too long...get kicked out.
  • DQ R.
    DQ RobinsonFebruary 3, 2012
    Get a godzillita!
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 16, 2012
    Try the ramen!
  • Colleen M.
    Colleen MullinsJanuary 13, 2012
    They seem to be using lettuce in lieu of shiso?? White guy making sushi with a finger cot on...impressive. But the guy out front on the sushi bar, is a talent.
  • Jack V.
    Jack VirdeeJanuary 11, 2012
    Rainbow gummi tastes like liquid jello. Brilliant!
  • Doug H.
    Doug HamlinJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The spicy iwana maki is not spicy, but it is probably the best sushi I've had in a year.
  • Jenna B.
    Jenna BennettJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing chefs, ask for Chef Hasse. Also, get a Happy Gummi.
  • Craig B.
    Craig BoyteJanuary 5, 2012
    Get the Tonkatsu curry ramen, SO good
  • Jana M.
    Jana MecklerJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Sake Nigiri I've ever tasted!!!
  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableDecember 17, 2011
    The Firecracker Roll packs tremendous flavor and balance; the Tonkatsu Curry Ramen is a real winner in the soup and noodles category. Read more
  • Katherine G.
    Katherine GibbonsDecember 13, 2011
    Great atmosphere... Sushi is unimaginative and falls flat. Stick to the robata and noodles.
  • Darshy N.
    Darshy NDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ditch the menu and go omakase like a pro. The chefs (Chan) will definitely yell ‘Arigatogozaimashita’ when you leave. C'mon, Dare ya!
  • Jackie H.
    Jackie HansonDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go adventurous. Order the Yellow Submarine. Sounds crazy, but it's light, rich, silky and delicate all at the same time.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HubbardNovember 27, 2011
    Ask for the vegetarian menu!
  • Michael S.
    Michael StromOctober 21, 2011
    Curry ramen is your best choice
  • Tasha C.
    Tasha CoatsSeptember 18, 2011
    The food & the wait staff are awesome!
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