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Tiger Sushi [Minneapolis]

lanadiamond Dec 18, 2008 11:49 AM

Tiger Sushi just opened up on 28th and Lyndale in Minneapolis and they have the best sushi. Very unique. Some of it involving fresh mango and they make the best Tako su I have ever had anywhere!! They also have a location in the mall of america. But for some reason they dont advertise and I have noticed that they are pretty slow so thats why I am advertising for them. I woudnt want them to close since they are the best sushi in town!! They also have a great happy hour from 5-7.
Everyone who loves sushi please go check it out!!!

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    galewskj Jul 30, 2009 06:09 PM

    Personally, I found their "patio" to be very unfriendly. True that it overlooks that bike path with some greenery, but you're surrounded by concrete. With the building only a few feet overhead, it seems like a very sterile environment. I guess the fact that they claimed about 1/2 of Vera's garden for that space and now it is a concrete slab also bugs me some.

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      SmartCookie Dec 19, 2008 06:35 AM

      That's quite a glowing endorsement, but what do you base it on? Have you been to Origami, Fuji-ya, and Sushi Tango that you can relate this with?

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      1. re: SmartCookie
        lanadiamond Dec 19, 2008 03:39 PM

        Yes I have been to Tango, Fuji-ya, Origami, Nami, Anomoni/Azia, and they all have pretty much the same type of sushi. Nothing new or different. Tiger Sushi is different then all the standard sushi places. Thats why I like them so much cause they are different.

        1. re: lanadiamond
          The Dairy Queen Dec 20, 2008 01:05 PM

          Aside from using unusual ingredients, like the mango you mentioned, and the good Tako su what else makes them stand out for you, lana? Just curious,as I'm always looking for different and unique. If it's good, of course. :)

          Also, in your opinion, is the second location pretty much the same as the one in the MOA, or does it differ in some significant way?


          1. re: The Dairy Queen
            Jordan Dec 21, 2008 04:12 AM

            Ba Gu, at 48th & Chicago, does a roll with mango and tuna. I think it's called the sunshine roll or sunrise roll. I found the mango completely overwhelmed everything else in the roll.

            1. re: The Dairy Queen
              lanadiamond Dec 22, 2008 08:03 AM

              Well they also have a seared white tuna tataki thats really good. They just have alot of things on the menu that arent at your typical sushi place and everything tastes fresh and good. I think it is the same menu that they have at the MOA.

              1. re: lanadiamond
                mnxd9 Dec 23, 2008 09:38 AM

                Well I don't think they are the best around, I'd much prefer Origami, fuji-ya to tiger sushi. But I do have to say I really do like tiger sushi, and I eat a good amount of sushi. Sometimes I think they try to Americanize the sushi a little too much for my taste, I don't need 3 different sauces nor do i need everything covered in sauce, sometimes I want just fish. Overall I wouldn't hesitate to eat there.

                I really like their MOA version too, one of the few sushi places open between 2:30pm and 5pm, they don't close down. I'm also a bit puzzled about you saying they weren't busy, the MOA location always seems to be busy, Not always is there a line, but I think it's pretty common to wait 5 minutes for a place to sit.

                I think their gyoza and salad are amongst the best I've had.

                I also tend to avoid white toro, google "escolar', and you'll find out why I prefer to avoid it, though it tastes good, and I wouldn't turn it down, I don't opt for it.

            2. re: lanadiamond
              Foureyes137 Dec 29, 2008 09:33 AM

              You may want to return to Origami, Besides being one of the few places the regularly has jutoro, otoro and uni, they have about 20 unique maki (I'm partial to the Yo-Yo Maki).

              All I recall the Tiger Sushi in MOA having was a great deal of rolls with mayonaise and cream cheese in them. Yuck.

          2. MSPD Dec 19, 2008 06:28 AM

            Thanks for the tip. Are they related to Tiger Sushi in the Mall of America? If not, they should have chosen a different name. That's like a great independent pizza place naming themselves Pizza Hut.

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            1. re: MSPD
              The Dairy Queen Dec 19, 2008 07:00 AM

              I'm not familiar with Tiger Sushi, though I've seen them at the MOA. Is it a chain?


              1. re: MSPD
                bob s Dec 19, 2008 07:44 AM

                My understanding is that (a) it's the same ownership as at MOA and (b) it is not a chain (yet). I stopped in there to take a look at the menu and it looks fine. According to Jeremy Iggers, many of the chefs came from Fuji-Ya around the corner.

                1. re: bob s
                  Loren3 Dec 26, 2008 10:52 AM

                  Bringing in staff from Fuji-Ya has to help. I went to Tiger's MOA location a couple of times after they first opened, and I must say it was the slowest, most expensive, and least appetizing sushi I have had in the twins, comparable to Chinese buffet sushi.

                  That said, we've an embarrassment of riches here for the number and quality of sushi places, especially since we're nowhere near any of the three coasts. I would hesitate to call any place in town the best, because so many are so good, with their own interesting specialties.

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