angry sushi chef. Couple weeks ago we went there , Food was so-so but sushi chef was yelling at the people and it was very noise even sushiman drunk , kind of not my place to go there ....
Fantastic Sushi!. This is the best place on the West side to get Sushi. I recommend sitting at the bar. The Dining room is way to crowded. It is a very small place and you are sitting right on the other diners. This is not a place for romance are serious conversation. You can hear what everyone around you are saying. I was so excited to hear they were going to move to a larger facility, but that fell through. The plus side, is Billy. He is from Mongolia and speaks good English. If you get in good with him, he will make Maki that is not on the menu. One evening he made me a sushi salad. It was mixed greens with three types of Roe and for types of raw fish. It was excellent. Always order the special roll of the night. You will not be disappointed. Out of respect for everyone there, do not bring children. Not a good atmosphere for kids. Come early or late. It gets very crowded and there is no room to wait for a table.
Best service ever!!!. I have been eating sushi since the late seventies, and I have been all over the world. Yumi's sushi is second to none. The fish is as fresh as anywhere I have ever eaten. The chef's need some work on their communication, but overall their skills were excellent. What I was most impressed with was a sever named Nathan. His knowledge was substancial, and he was warm and inviting. He made great recomdendations for both food and beverages. Overall Yumi's sushi bar is the best in Minnesota.
Yumi's Sushi Bar. A small sushi bar by lake Minnetonka in charming Excelsior Mn. Derfinitely worth the wait if you happen to get there later. Freshest sushi in the whole twin cities. Fresh faces, friendly chefs and servers. Imported saki you can't get anywhere else in this area. Specials created by the chef are ALWAYS excellent. Better than Sushi Tango, FujiYa, Ichiban. Very HIghly recommended.
Horrible service, so-so food. I was there last sunday and Yumi recommed me to sit at sushi bar . She said it's fun and better turns out Rudest customer service I have ever had. The sushi chef was very impatient and snappy when we asked simple questions like how big the portions were. Then we got our bill before our food even arrived. The food was okay, but nothing special. Not recommended if you like to be treated with respect.
Rip Off. My friend and I went back to finally have omakase. This time they had our reservation, but we were mostly ignored by the chef. The quality of the fish was high, the art of sushi-making was average and in an american style (monster pieces). After almost 2 hours, we decided to ask for our bill . We had eaten 8 pieces of sushi each + shared 1 appetizer and were feeling hungry and annoyed...and then the bill came: $45 per person - such a ridiculous rip off.
Avoid on Fridays, Do NOT try. The food was okay and we had no complaints, but it doesn't make up for a lackluster dining experience. The cook we had was okay "don't know about fish" and don't speak english, but the wait staff was pushy and impatient (We had about 2 minutes to eat our soups and salads before we had the waitress asking us if we were done) The restaurant is set up so that you can either eat sushi at the bar, or order meats that are cooked on a grill. The seating is such that you sit around with a bunch of strangers,no space around and we just so happened to be placed with a family containing two small children. I am okay with kids going out to dine with their parents, but I am not okay with a restaurant dispersing the children with regular adult patrons. I was annoyed that our conversation would have to be one that is suitable for little ears, and that everything that would be said would be heard by kids, not to mention, I am not going to pay 75 dollars for a dinner where I have to watch a 6 year old shove chopsticks up her nose. I don't know why this place would be recommended for a romantic dinner, because we could barely have an adult dinner as it was with the kids, and although kids are free to eat anywhere and that's fine, it was irresponsible of the restaurant and a bad judgment call to put familes and groups of adults together.I don't recommend it.
Worst Place In Town. I would avoid going to this place at all costs. They are doing very poorly in business and as a result have jacked up the prices and lowered the quality & quantity of the food. They are rude, disrespectful, and down right insulting towards their customers. The rolls were poorly made and appeared sloppy.I hope that very soon they go out of business.
Best of the Cities - Sushi far above all the rest..
Yumi's is hands down the best sushi you can find in the twin cities. She has a dedicated staff, European seating and a great atmosphere. Parking is on the street and not an issue (unless you are there in the summer as it is next to Lake Minnetonka on main street). This is a must eat place.
Best sushi in the Twin Cities. Yumi's is a small place in Excelsior. The sushi is the best I have had in the twin citites. They have all the normal rolls, plus a lot of rolls you will not see anywhere else. We had a lobster strawberry roll that was execellent. There is limited seating, so be prepared to wait if it full.
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