Sushi lovers rejoice—International Sushi Day falls on Friday, June 18, giving you a perfect excuse to indulge. Over the years, sushi has grown both in popularity and variety, with endless amounts of flavors and specialties, from the classic California maki roll to tako (octopus) sashimi.
Whether you’re new to the world of sushi, a sushi lover looking to expand your tastebuds, or a connoisseur on the hunt for the finest sushi experience available, the Twin Cities have you covered. Here are some of the best places to go to celebrate International Sushi Day.
Kyatchi, Minneapolis & St. Paul
With locations in Lowertown and south Minneapolis, Kyatchi features sustainable cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, making for a feel-good dining experience. Make sure to try their famous Oshizushi (pressed sushi) and specialty Hamachi Tataki Roll, featuring seared Hamachi (Japanese amberjack) with negishio sauce on the outside and cucumber, avocado, shiso, and asparagus on the inside. Dine in at their St. Paul location with up to four friends, or enjoy from home by ordering online from their Minneapolis location for delivery or no-contact carryout.
Masu Sushi & Robata, Minneapolis, Apple Valley & Mall of America
Like Kyatchi, Masu’s menu focuses on sustainably-sourced seafood. When there is uncertainty about a supplier’s fishing practices, they “err on the side of conservation.” Featuring locations in northeast Minneapolis, Apple Valley, and the Mall of America, Masu offers its customers an abundance of dine-in options as well as delivery through DoorDash from their Apple Valley location. Make sure to try their flagship Masu roll, an Uramaki (inside-out) sushi roll featuring shrimp tempura and habanero masago, or for veggie lovers, their Veggie Power! Futomaki roll.
UMI Sushi and Hibachi, Blaine
If you’re looking for a sushi spot away from the bustling Cities, UMI is the perfect place to satisfy your sushi cravings while enjoying a beautiful summer dining experience in their string-lit patio. Among their must-tries are their Black Scorpion Roll, Godzilla Roll, and refreshing King Dragon Naruto Roll.
Kado no Mise, Minneapolis
Sushi lovers in search of a lavish night out will find exactly that at Kado no Mise. Located in the North Loop, Kado no Mise offers its guests three dining experiences with set menus, each with their own price. With each dining menu including a full-course meal, Kado no Mise is the perfect place to take a significant other for an extravagant sushi dinner.
SotaRol, Minneapolis and Eagan
SotaRol Asian Kitchen offers a wide array of Asian cuisine with a Minnesotan flair. With an extensive menu that includes kid-friendly options and mouth-watering sushi burritos, SotaRol has something for everyone. Order for delivery or carryout from its Uptown, south Minneapolis, or Eagan locations for a quick lunch or a tasty meal to share with the family.