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Minneapolis - Is the best sushi really Lutefisk ?

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Kidding. I read the other sushi threads, but I'm going to be in Plymouth and willing to drive but maybe not as far as Origami. What would be my best choice within 20 minutes. While we're on Plymouth any other non-chain decent options (whatever cuisine) out that way ? BTW No lutefisk recommendations, I had it in Sverige and eesh, might make good bouillon....

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  1. Are you willing to drive as far as Oragami West in Ridgedale Mall? That's probably your best bet, and I can't think of a spot in Plymouth that is more than 20 minutes from Ridgedale - there are parts of Plymouth less than 5 minutes from there. ( http://www.origamirestaurant.com/


    The only other spot I know of for Sushi out there is Sushi of Tokyo. It isn't the best Sushi, or most creative - but it is made to order and cheap. (I'd look at it as half a step above supermarket sushi.) http://www.sushioftokyo.com

    For other options in that area, Tea House (be sure to ask for the Sichuan menu) and Pineda Tacos are both in the same stripmall. The address for Tea House is 88 Nathan Lane in Plymouth.

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      1. re: maxiecat

        We made the drive out to Yumi's this summer. It was okay for a local spot but I wouldn't drive from Minneapolis again. If I remember correctly you can't make reservations so we were smushed in the entryway waiting 45 minutes for a table.

      2. Origami West is the Alpha and Omega of your western burb sushi choices.

        1. The best I have had is at Fujiya in downtown St. Paul (also a location on Lake street), also very good is Azia on Nicollet. Good sushi but terrible service, and questionably run restaurant is Wasabi on Washington. Also in the very good catagory is Oragami also in Minneapolis.

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          1. re: showercapcrazy

            i know you said "not as far as origami" but i do need to report that we had a PHENOMENAL dinner there tonight. best sushi in the last 12months, easily - freshness, thickness, temperature of fish & rice, etc. and the specials (new? new to me..) were great. melt in your mouth fish goodness.

            1. re: MariQ

              I apologize for my not mentioning that the sushi I had at Wasabi was excelent. The service was terible, and forget about sitting at the bar. I was bombarded by a constant flow of coustomers walking past on their way to the dining room.

          2. For sushi, definitly Origami West in Ridgedale mall (on 394 about a mile east of 494)

            Other options in the area would be Istanbul Bistro on the frontage road of 394 about half a mile west of 494 ( just outside of Wayzata) for Turkish/Mediterranean.

            Santorini, just off 394 and 169 is all right too.

            Where in Plymouth will you be? It is a huge, sprawling area with no actual center so having an idea where you will be might provide other options a little closer to you

            1. I just thought of this, Plymouth really isn't that far from the Origami in the Warehouse district (and therefore Nami and Koyi). My husband used to live within a block of Origami and once I finally convinced him to drive to Plymouth to go to the Tea House we realized it's really close. Maybe 10 minutes on 394. Much closer than Wayzata and some other places mentioned I would guess.

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              1. re: katebauer

                Plymouth adjoins Wayzata and Minnetonka (on the SW corner) stretches east to about 169, and north to the junction of 494 and 94 (adjoining Maple Grove). Tea House is pretty much on the south eastern edge. Origami West at Ridgedale, and Istanbul Bistro on 394 are about half a mile outside the border of Plymouth along the southern edge.
                Yes, the Origami downtown is "conceivably* about a 10 minute drive from Plymouth, but that is dependant upon you being fairly close to 394 AND it not being anywhere close to being rush hour. But, that leaves the huge area of Plymouth that is considerably further away in both distance and time to travel.

              2. I'm sorry, I spoke too quickly. Everything I've been to in Plymouth has been pretty close off 394 and 169. I just had a flashback about how surprisingly easy it was to get from Origami to Tea House.