If you search the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area at www.eatsushi.com it will identify 30 locations. As a member of a 6 person sushi club, with a rotating host who selects the location and picks up the tab, I have experienced most of the finest Sushi restaurants throughout the Twin Cities. It is good to have choices but sad that Sakana Sushi in Wayzata is not included on this website.
What better reason to go to this undiscovered restaurant than a birthday lunch for my long term and great friend Scott Frederiksen (and fellow sushi club member). Sakana is small and quaint, set in the upscale retail shopping district in Wayzata at 683 East Lake Street. From their simple and organized menu we ordered hot apps of Edamame (soy beans, steamed and salted), Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers with peanut sauce) and Gyoza (pan fried pork dumplings with sesame ponzu sauce). They were excellently prepared and met the match for great beginnings. We followed the savory appetizers with an assortment of rolls and sushi. From the Chef’s Special Roll section of the menu we devoured a Mango Tuna Roll, Crunchy Roll and the Sweet Heart Roll. From the Sushi & Sashimi section we ordered Maguro (Tuna), Hamachi (Yellowtail) and the White Tuna. The food was fresh, tender, filled with flavor and the quality was exceptional, a critical element when dining on sushi.
If you’re boating on Lake Minnetonka, conducting business in the west suburbs or hitting the hot shopping spots on Lake Street, venture into Sakana Sushi. It is truly one of the best sushi restaurants in the Twin Cities. Try it, you will agree!
Bill’s Beverage of the Month
Despite this extended Indian summer we all know it’s just a matter of time before we’re viewing a wintery scene through our windows. The perfect way to take the chill off an evening like this is with Chaucer’s Honey Mead, a desert wine made with a blend of three honey’s, heated with mulling spices and served warm. Chaucer’s Honey Mead has won multiple awards and rates high in Wine Enthusiast Magazine and with the Beverage Testing Institute. If the weather holds out you can also enjoy it chilled. The website recommends serving it along side fruits and nuts or with strong or aged cheeses. It is really delicious and worth trying!