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Sakana Sushi and Asian Bistro

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740 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1345
+1 651-699-7777
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We have three kids ages 10-12 and we had a fantastic experience. We ordered several appetizers and each was spectacular. The spring rolls, pork potstickers and spicy edamame were my favorite. My son loved the Asian short ribs. For dinner I had the pad Thai which was a generous portion that I finished off for lunch the next day. If... More 

1 Thank Mrs_Zug
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

A friend of mine is a Groupon freak and he seems to always have a coupon for this place. He's constantly talking about it so one night he dragged me here. While the wine list is typically lame (I say "lame" because I rarely see any thought going into wine lists at sushi places), the food is, as I say... More 

Thank Jordan S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I bought a Groupon for Sakana Sushi and Asian Bistro and realized it was about to expirenext Monday. While out doing errands I felt hungry and decided to head over to Highland Park this past Saturday afternoon. It was a delicious surprise! I got three sushi rolls and a wonderful salad with avocado, mango and seared tuna. The pictures speak... More 

Thank G S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

They had excellent Uni on this night, also had various sashimi and a couple rolls The happy hour specials on both food and drinks are an outstanding value My wife wanted to try the Thai lettuce wraps, that was the only non-Japanese item we tried. It was fine can't say much more than that. Super service from start to finish!

Thank Jon K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Hard to know when one tries a sushi restaurant for the first time, what it is going to be like. But now, after multiple times here I have to say that this is one of the better sushi and Asian food restaurants in the Twin Cities. For fun and larger gatherings, you will love what they do with big platters!

Thank Pbaileyglobal
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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272 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

If your looking for something different on a Friday night, try this local spot! Although Friday, we were met with a smile and our party of five was seated quickly. The menu provided options for the sushi lovers and those new to this type of food. The appetizers, sushi and entrees were well priced and the portion size was exceptional.... More 

Thank jjflan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I've been enjoying sushi in my hometown of Saint Paul for decades and have tried them all many times. Several are very good but I don't go to them much anymore. For me it's Sakana almost every time. There's no point in going anywhere else for whatever Japanese food I have a taste for tonight. None other is as consistently... More 

Thank jezek2
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Love the portion that they have for the price. And there's a lot things in there to try out. Lunch box (bento) and apps are well prepared. Although some rolls are pricy, it is guarantee to fill you up.

Thank Kao V
Westchester, Illinois
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

First visit to Sakana Sushi and Asian Bistro in St. Paul. Dined in for lunch; is was very good. The Bento Box "B" was an excellent choice because it had shrimp and veggies tempura, along with spring rolls and a California roll; the food was delicious. Others all had different choices of food items and all agreed that the food... More 

Thank Ken G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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115 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Ate at Sakana for the first time last evening. Large menu selection. Food was very good and service was also quite good even though they were very busy. There is something on the menu for everyone and the prices are not outlandish. Plating was done very nicely. We will return.

Thank RHG0165

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 740 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1345
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-699-7777

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?