Sushi in the middlewest? Yup.
The other night my pal and I hit up Masu in Nordeast Minneapolis. She had recently given birth, so she was soaking up her opportunity to consume what she had gone without for so many months. Read: Sushi and wine. We decided on Masu, a Sushi and Robata Place joint.
We met up on a Friday night, and I had made reservations. I’m not sure I needed to, but being I was meeting a busy mother of five, yes, FIVE kids, I figured we should be on a schedule. When I say ‘We’ I really mean ‘me’. I figured if I made reservations then I couldn’t dilly dally around. I did dilly dally, but only because I couldn’t find decide between shoes that were warm or cute. I picked cute, duh. Blueberry wedges. I mean, my tootsies were chilled, but it was ok. Worth it. Moving on.
Masu was a mellow place, with Anime playing on the TVs and low lighting. They passed out hot towels, which I always like. They had Panchiko but we didn’t play. They have a bunch of drinks (I had Big Man Japan- Sapporo Beer with side shot of Ginger Ginseng Whiskey and Terrazas Altos Del Plata Malbec) and a pretty decent menu. I started with a Seaweed Salad and we got a few sushi rolls. We also split a bowl of the Pork Belly Ramen, which I was really excited about. The noodles were nice and the pork belly was great, but the egg’s yolk was completely runny. Siiick. I mean, I love runny eggs, but these aren’t supposed to be runny. Besides that, the food was pretty good. I’d go again.
You can find Masu in the Mall of America, or in Northeast Minneapolis at:
330 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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