217 Water St, Excelsior, MN | Directions 5533144.902977 -93.566086
Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 09:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Go early or forget it. The last five attempts to wait for a table have been a disaster. Every time our name was scratched out and passed over for another group. Yumi is completely unsuited to seat tables. She barely understands English and is easily flustered. The website claims no reservations yet as I waited, three people came in with a reservation, all were told to wait 20 minutes (everyone is told that, the wait is closer to an hour). The food is great, but really expensive. We're done.
Great Sushi – This place has an terrific menu and the sushi is excellent. We found it a bit high, but perhaps you get what you pay for. I will say this place is tiny, and we felt we were on the clock to eat and get out, so the next people can sit. If you don't go with a big crowd and don't plan on a long relaxing dinner-you are set!
Decent Sushi but rushed and cramped – First, this is a solid sushi bar....the fish is fresh and the taste is up to the standard of a great sushi bar. They have all the fish you can desire and what looks like a solid line up of rolls, if thats your thing. I have been hearing that this place is good so I thought I'd check it out myself. Wasn't dissapointed in the food arena. But the place is so small (which I am not) that I felt like I had no where to turn. I also felt a bit hovered over...like hurry up because we have more people waiting to get in..so forget the relaxing dinner and 2 or 3 smaller orders that I like about going out to sushi. Food good...rushed and cramped would be my beef..pardon the pun. I would rather have more space and allowed a little more leisure with my fish please. Once is good enough....I can find the same fish in a more spacious and relaxing arena. Thanks though.....
Love it! – Not bad sushi considering we live in Minnesota! Great menu choices for sushi beginners and experts alike. I especially love the Tonka Maki roll. Lines can be long so get there early or else plan to sit at Jakes or Haskells and have a pre-dinner drink since there is almost no room to wait in the restaurant.
sushi salad is good!!!! – Good time for go to Yumi's is early, they are always busy have to wait a little bit for table special on weekends.... Food is great! the spicy tako salad the best !!! the lobster roll and the water street roll new creations of chef Ganzalo very yami always request,always I get.....
Very good sushi!!!!! – Yumi's sushi bar is one of the best on town! Tonka roll is one of my favorites rolls (tuna,yellotail,salmon,white tuna,cilantro,jalapeno and more veggies finish with one touch of wasabi cream) create by chef Gonzalo.Sashimi is good too special on weekend they do have big eye tuna,scalops,toro etc.....Yumi the owner,she is so friendly,that was a best experience !!! We try again soon.....
Best sushi in MN, maybe anywhere! – I find some of the negative reviews comical and probably written to deter people from going because the wait is long at times. Yumi's place is excellent and she deserves only great reviews!
We have been going for years and it remains the best fish with the best service in MN. Do not go for the atmosphere, it is "cozy" - do not go for the great prices - it is on the spendy side. Go for the amazing sushi that is worth every penny. If it is not too busy (rarely happens) ask for the special sashimi salad from one of the main chefs. It is to die for!
not the best but, you'll be judgement – another spanglish place, expected japanese but seems chain place........
not bad not that good
Telly . Dine at sushi bar
Tight spaces, okay sushi, difficult parking – I immediately saw a familiar face behind the sushi counter. The tables and spaces were tight, definitely not kid friendly, casual atmosphere. The sushi was decent, certainly not the best but there are not many options at that location. I tried a little of everything, including the lobster roll that some claimed to be the best. Not quite. It was a mesh of many ingredients slapped together into a big roll that was difficult to stuff in your mouth in one bite. A bit mushy in texture for my taste. I'll stick to the sashimi if I'm ever in the area again. Slightly disappointed cause I was hoping to maybe find more authentic traditional Japanese food, but that's kind of rare in the Twin Cities. I"ll keep looking. Parking was a challenge.
Easily the best sushi in Twin Cities, VERY high quality, GREAT chefs – I've been to at least 12 different sushi bars in the Twin Cities and Yumi's is by far the best. The quality of the fish is consistently high, the selection is very broad, and the chefs are extremely creative and friendly. Yumi's is often better than top-rated sushi bars that I've dined at in San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, and New York. Service is very prompt and attentive. I've been there at least 30 times in the past year and have ALWAYS had a great experience. Be sure to try the specialty rolls, they are fantastic. If you like specific fish or combinations, just tell the chef and he'll create something special for you.
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