Here are Minneapolis' top 3 Japanese spots

PinKU Japanese Street Food | Photo: Kara D./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 22, 2020.

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.

People in the Minneapolis area historically spend more in the spring at restaurants than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses get more reviews. Daily spending at Minneapolis-area restaurants grew to $455,742 for the metro area in the spring of last year, 8% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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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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