Woodbury >Food & Dining > Sushi Tango Woodbury
8362 Tamarack Vlg, Saint Paul, MN | Directions 5512544.943202 -92.935367
Mon - Thu, 11am - 11pm; Fri, 11am - midnight; Sat, noon - midnight; Sun, noon - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Maplewood - Oakdale
NO STARS! – Given all the choices for dining out in the Twin Cities, this place doesn't even deserve the freebie 1 star it gets. First of all, the place is painted a dark color inside, but it's full of wall dents and scratches and the white drywall shows through. Not a good first impression. I was there on a Friday night before 6:30PM, and they were out of the first 3 items I wanted to order. Looking around the restaurant and bar, it appeared that nearly everyone there was a friend of a cook, bartender or waiter. The service was OK, but the waitress didn't realize they were out of two kinds of wine and didn't know what kind of vodka they had on hand. Believe it or not, I've never had bad sushi...until I ate here. It was small, it looked old, and tasted average to awful. They have smoked salmon which tastes like salmon soaked in liquid smoke. We left after one round of sushi and went and got chips and salsa at a nearby Mexican restaurant. Avoid this place! You are far better off getting sushi at the deli inside Kowalski's.
If I could, I'd give 1/2 a star. – Dry and small sushi, so not worth the money. They placed two orders of sushi on a tray that usually holds one order at places like Sakura. I am terribly sad to say that I prefer the sushi you can purchase from Byerly's over Sushi Tango. I say terribly because I went to Sushi Tango in hopes of supporting my fellow Hmong in their entrepreneurship endeavors and felt discriminated against in terms of timely service. There was another group there that seemed to know our waitress and she totally ignored us while she laughed and giggled with them--despite that we were there at least 20 minutes prior and had not ordered yet. Sushi with punk??? What is this punk--watching waitresses talk it up with the bartender while you sit their waiting on a refill of your drink for 15 minutes? I also tried their teriyaki chicken, which I swear was cooked-frozen-then-microwaved. It was also dry and simply drizzled with sauce that tasted like it came from a bottle from the grocery store. The place was awfully dark (bad lighting) and service was bad as even after placing our menus together at the end of our table to indicate we were ready to order, we still had to flag down a waitress. Sushi Tango costs as much as other sushi places but with less than half the service and flavour. I have not tried thier other locations, but I wonder how they got enough fundings to expand locations. Their waitstaff is immature, inexperienced, and although I was there for almost 2 hours, I only wanted to be there for 45 minutes at the most--and only because I was catching up with friends and wanted a place I could sit and talk, not watch my life fly by for bad food.
Don't waste your time and money. – It doesn't seem unreasonable to simply expect good food and good service. I took my friend from out of town to Sushi Tango in Woodbury expecting a nice dinner. Our waitress was incredibly rude and took forever to take our order. She also seemed annoyed by me asking for some hot towls. Right off the bat I knew not to expect much from her. Food was good but we waiting way too long for being one of 3 tables in the entire restaurant. On top of this all, our table of 4 was service charged 18%! I've visited many times with my parents and have never been charged. Maybe because we all happened to be younger looking? I understand it is stated on the menu, but i've waited tables for over 6 years and know that if you're going to add gratuity, you better earn it! Don't assume all young people are bad tippers! I will not ever return, nor do I recommend this place to anyone. One last thing, It is quite DISGUSTING to see the sushi chefs and other employes out in the front smoking and drinking, and then returning to make your sushi. My advice, pay the extra money and go some place elso.
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