25 Oct Date Night at Masu Sushi and Robata
Masu is one our favorite places for Sushi in Minneapolis. It’s located in Northeast close by the Aveda Institute. This area is rapidly growing and is becoming one of my favorite parts of the city. We decided to have a spur of the moment date night to roll into the week right. My favorite thing about this place is their cocktail- double precious. It’s slightly bubbly, florally and refreshing all in one. It is a gin based drink which I normally don’t love, but this seriously might be my favorite cocktail of all time- and it doesn’t taste a thing like a pine needle 😉
We started with bacon wrapped quail eggs. These were to die for. Perfectly sized bites of savory bacon around a quail egg. The best way to start our meal and didn’t fill us up too much.
Next up were one of my favorites- Steam Buns. All of them are great but is the Shrimp Tempura. With a spicy mayo sauce, this is another great starter or sharable. 3 come to an order with one large shrimp in each.
Main Course – Sushi. I have tried many rolls here and they are all great. The fish is so fresh and watching the sushi chefs you can really see the attention the put into every plate they put up. Tim’s favorite is Nigiri which is thinly sliced fish over rice. (I literally have to google this every time) You can create your own assortment which allows you to choose all of your favorites. Last night we were particularly hungry so we also got the Sashimi Appetizer (no rice) and a spicy tuna roll. I tend to like more simple rolls- I think you are able to taste the quality of the fish a little better. This place has high quality fish so it’s the spot to do it.
The vibe of Masu is non pretentious and welcoming. The staff is really friendly and the décor is playful and unique. They have a Pachinko Parlor on one side of the bar which is almost look like Japanese pinball machines. We didn’t try our hand at it but it gives the restaurant a pretty cool look.
Next time you have a sushi craving stop by Masu, grab a table, or spots at the bar and don’t forget to order a double precious.
Cheers and Happy Exploring! Check out the menu and make reservation here