Minneapolis/ Food & Drinks
Published on April 22, 2020
Here are Minneapolis' top 3 Japanese spotsPinKU Japanese Street Food | Photo: Kara D./Yelp

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Japanese fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Japanese spots around Minneapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

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1. Pinku Japanese Street Food

Photo: Sue S./Yelp

First on the list is PinKU Japanese Street Food. Located at 20 University Ave. NE in East Bank-Nicollet Island, the sushi bar and Japanese spot, which offers seafood and more, is the highest-rated Japanese restaurant in Minneapolis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 234 reviews on Yelp.

2. Wakame Sushi & Asian Bistro

Photo: Yande M./Yelp

Next up is West Calhoun's Wakame Sushi & Asian Bistro, situated at 3070 Excelsior Blvd. With four stars out of 625 reviews on Yelp, the sushi bar, Japanese and Asian fusion spot has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Momo Sushi

Photo: Shannon G./Yelp

Windom Park's Momo Sushi, located at 1839 Central Ave. NE, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sushi bar, Japanese and Himalayan/Nepalese spot 4.5 stars out of 79 reviews.

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