Greatest Japanese resturant I've ever been to!!!. I don't know what happened to the earlier reviews but I had great experience there. Great service, great atmosphere and the most most important--real great food!! I mean REAL great!! II'm a big fan of japanese food and I've been to Japan and this is the most authentic one I've ever been to in Minneapolis! I should have tried here earlier!!
Where's the customer service?. During the course of our dinner there last week, a matter came up that needed the managers attention. My request was ignored/refused by the waitress/server (or I suspect by the manager) resulting in a very unpleasant dining experience. Business was quiet, so being too busy isn't an excuse. Although the food is generally good, the lack of respectful customer service and overall negative attitude makes this visit our last.
best in minneapolis. ask for jr.
Tacky ambiance, slow service, and terrrible food.. My friend suggested this part of town, so I did some reviewing and found Kikugawa to have the best ratings on this beautiful strip. I was disappointed with the restaurant. The caterpillar role had hardly any eel in it and the special sauce on the over baked bay scallops and mushrooms "dynamite" tasted closer to hollandaise than anything. The green tea tasted like hay and the server had very little knowledge about the food. As far as selection it all looked pretty expansive except for the maki rolls. The style is very 1990's with its cheap wood and teal colors. And worst yet NO patio for this great location. Price's are fair.
Favorite Japanese Restaurant. The tempura is light, fluffy, and full of flavor; by far the best in town. The bento boxes are also very flavorful. Love the Japanese atmosphere. Truly my favorite Japanese resturant in town.
A worthwhile spot. I've been here a number of times and have enjoyed. The views from the one spot are fantastic, the main dining room is boring but there is also another area that one dines while sitting low to the ground on pillows (semi-authentic). The sushi is good but nothing extraordinary. I really enjoy the Bento as well as the teriaki. I would not say this is $$$ but more $$; especially so if you own a happenings/entertainment book!
Sushi was fresh, tasty and atmosphere was quiet and enjoyable..
As a lover of sushi, a friend of mine and I went to Kikugawa last night and we were greated promptly. Even though the place wasn't very busy, the service was prompt and courteous. The staff was in Japanese dress. If you are not a sushi expert, the cool thing they had on the tables were a menu with pictures so you know what something looks like. This came in handy when I ordered the Specialty Platter with 8 pieces of various types.
Overall, the price was good. My friend ordered Tempura (fresh vegatable) and couple of sushi rolls. Our dinner came to about $50, total. I was suprised as I am use to paying about that for 1 person for good sushi!
The location is GREAT! Right along the river overalooking the Minneapolis skyline.
great japanese crusine. i had sukiyaki & vege tempura, my friends tried bendo dinner, and we are all very satisfied with the food. the service is good, too. however, we were taxed for 10%....
Sushi spot near the Mississippi River serves Japanese favorites like sashimi and tempura..
It isn't the most creative Japanese restaurant in town, but what it lacks in flair it more than makes up for in reliability, dedicated service and unhurried confidence. After hot hand towels, locals and foodies turn their attention to the gorgeous Minneapolis skyline over the Mississippi as they sample the extensive sake menu. There's an enormous prix-fixe dinner, which includes your choice of sashimi or yakitori; broiled marinated salmon and shrimp and vegetable tempura.
Good food, understaffed. I've been to Kikugawa twice after finding it on CitySearch and reading that it was the "best sushi in the TC." I've been to other good sushi joints around the US and Canada and Kikugawa is on par with "good" sushi. As others have said, the restaurant is large and has nice views. Once we were one of three groups so the service was prompt. The last time we were there was Valentine's Day and it was not pleasant. We were seated immediately but it took 45 minutes for appetizers to arrive. The sushi dinners arrived shortly after but the cooked dinners took another 30 minutes (!) to arrive. The staff was very cordial and polite but clearly overworked on one of the busiest nights of the year. Recommended for casual dining on an off night.
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