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Oct 6, 2007 07:31 PM

MSP - broke - craves Sushi - suggestions?

Okay, I really need to have a sushi fix Sunday - in Minneapolis, my favorite go-to place is Fuji Ya and has been forever however the checkbook won't allow it at the moment (We usally are set back a minimum of $150 for two) ........but are there are joints in Minneapolis that have specials on Sunday? Please don't send me to Ichiban (sp) - I may be broke but reallly........I thought I heard somewhere that someplace has some kind of specials that are decent.

Thank you in advance .......

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  1. Don't know about specials on sushi =>
    .. i think there's always something, you can call them & ask.

    Otherwise their japanese food is really good. you can get there from the above link, too. daily special on sunday is a japanese pancake.

    1. Martini Blu has all you can eat sushi on Sundays for $30. I've never been on Sundays but in general their sushi has been pretty good.

      1. go to obento-ya. . . oh crud, you already went somewhere, dang.

        good quality sushi. 3 of us stuffed ourselves silly on sushi for $68 last week. the toro special was to die for.

        so next time, go to obento-ya! :)

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        1. re: soupkitten

          okay crap. obento-ya looks awesome. can you tell me about this 'hearth' robata business. is it adding to a soup, or does it come already grilled, or do you grill it on your table. not sure i understand.. but i have several ideas based on what i've seen in asia.. can anyone explain how it works at obento-ya?

          1. re: reannd

            It comes already grilled, on the skewers.

            1. re: reannd

              I've only been to Obento-Ya once but we got a wide variety of food when we were there. The robata things were skewed and cooked on a little stove up at the sushi bar area. They came to your table already cooked. I was surprised that the veggies were grilled completely plain, no seasonings, but they were still very good.

              We did get one of the sushi meals when we were there and it was great. They seem to still be working out the kinks, and don't have a liquor license, but there's great potential there.

              1. re: katebauer

                Japanese do not go in heavy for seasonings almost as a rule. Most Robata-yaki-yasans expect their choice ingredients to do the talking. In Japan they frequently have very close relations with the farmers who supply their produce.

                1. re: katebauer

                  you can also get the veggies tempura breaded if you prefer them that way, but if i recall correctly they send ponzu with the plain veggies and a different dipping sauce with the tempura ones. i like to get the kabocha skewers when i'm there-- delicious either way

            2. Thanks everyone - due to a family illness, we never did make it out but I cannot wait to try recommended Obento-Ya! Thanks everyone!

              1. For cheap, but not very creative Sushi, try Sushi of Tokyo in Plymouth. They only have the very basics. Think of the type of Sushi you usually see in the supermarket, but prepared to order by a husband/wife team. On Sundays, they have all you can eat for about $20/pp. (A few of the rolls cost $1 extra, and there's also a charge of $1 per piece for wasted food - but since everything is made to order, it shouldn't be a big deal.)

                If you really want cheap Sushi, that's the way to go. TDS1 wrote a review of it a while back in this thread: