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695 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN | Directions 5510544.940053 -93.129659
Mon-Thu 11am-2:30pm; 5pm-10pm
Fri 11am-2:30pm; 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Summit Hill
What a great place! – I've been here a few times now and have never been disappointed. The drinks are really fabulous, although a bit expensive. The food is great - the sushi is fresh and artfully made. Saji Ya has a nice patio for the summer, nice ambiance inside and plenty of free parking. I am looking forward to going back!
I could eat their food everyday! – I love Saji Ya! I wish i could afford eating sushi more often. The staff was really nice. When i didn't understand a few of the dishes, they were really helpful. I've had sushi lots of other places and rate SajiYa at the top witha few others.You have to try their caterpillar, crunchy roll and the Yaki Niku appetizer - too die for!
Great service. – I love their sushi and always have a great experience .My favorite chef is Manny though all the chefs are great and have been there for a long time.
Very good sushi and drink selection.
Managers obviously don't care – We chose Saji-Ya to take our out of town guests to for a fun, unique dining experience. The experience was anything but that. We were seated right away when we arrived prompty for our reservation, but service just tumbled downhill from there. Our server was either brand new or the management just doesn't care about training it's staff properly, as she guessed when we had questions about the menu and we had to go out of our way to get what we needed for our table. Shouldn't the server take care of that? We were also disappointed to learn that they had run out of tai (red snapper.) How can a sushi restaurant run out of a popular fish at 8 on a Saturday? We would have ordered more sushi (even though it was very sub-par) and dessert, but all our dishes were cleared and the bill brought to the table before we were asked (or had the opportunity to ask) for anything else. We decided to spend our dessert and drink money down the road at Cafe Latte instead, which was the much better choice in the end. Through the Saji-Ya website I wrote to the management about our experience, but now it's several weeks later and I still haven't received an apology for the disappointing service. It's obvious that Saji-Ya cares nothing about restaurant hospitality and customer service.
Decent food and terrible service – We were seated promptly, but the serivce went down from there. Our server did not know the menu when we asked questions. We constetntly had to ask for refills of tea and water. Our dishes were cleared after a first round, without asking if we would like more. The check was brought before we were asked about desert. The food was ok, but not worth it because of the service.
Grand Avenue restaurant known for its sushi and teppanyaki creations. – In Short
Papier-mâché dragons, sake holders, sketches of sumo wrestlers and a bridge over untroubled water decorate Saji-Ya. The large list of sushi rolls runs from A (Alaskan salmon) to V (vegetarian) and includes a sushi "boat" for catering. There's also tempura, teriyaki and bento boxes. Upstairs, the teppanyaki dining rooms are filled with chefs regaling audiences with expert, amusing cooking maneuvers for chicken, shrimp or beef.
Great Sushi and Service – I have always had a good experience at Saji-Ya. On a recent visit, we had Malo as our server and he was awesome! Very attentive and friendly! Food is always wonderful!
I highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the area.
Only thing I would change is the atmosphere, like the decor but it lacks something since the remodel....not very intimate.
Fantastic Teppanyaki – Group of 20 went there day before Thanksgiving. All sat next to each other, 10 to a table, upstairs at the teppanyaki tables. Chef was great and good personality. Food was the best. Service was average due to waitress having to go downstairs all the time.
Price is comparable to Ichiban's and Benihanna's. Worth every penny. Parking a pain if on a busy night. Small bar area not impressive
I really love this place – My husband and baby go to this restaurant montly. We recommend the grilled beef dishes and the sushi. We are not teppanyaki food fans so we cannot recommend what we are not into. The portions of the bento boxes are generous for a Japanese restaurant which is saying alot compared to the other Japanese restaurants in the area. The atmosphere is wonderful our daughter loves the place and she is only 16 months old. I love the staff as well always welcoming and accomodating.
I hope this place does not change.
A Japanese Delight – The food was simply amazing. I ordered the sashimi appetizer with a steak bento. The service was average. The best night to go is Saturday night. For some reason the food tastes so much better, especially from the kitchen. I believe the two cooks on staff was an elderly Japanese woman and a young asian man.
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