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AJI Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
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712 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343
712 MainstreetUSMinnesotaHopkins55343
$$Japanese Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Delivery Restaurant
Coffee Shop
Today 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:30 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 9:30 pm
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Informal restaurant for the cuisine of Japan including sushi rolls, hibachi meats & a lunch buffet.- Google
"The food is excellent in quality, and the sushi itself uses quality fresh fish."
"Next time we go, we will have only appetizers and a drink, or just a dinner."
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Scott W
2 months ago
Eaten here 5-7 times, good sushi, better staff. The wait staff is always nice, offering good recommendations on both food and drink. Last time I was here, the owner even came out, chatted with us and made us a custom sushi roll - and it was great. Never had a bad experience here nor have I witnessed one. I would recommend it to my best friends and family, especially if you like your sushi with some kick. Try the King Kong.
anon ymous
4 months ago
there's something eerily dismal about the people that work here. that is all. the sushi is sub par and the main dishes may as well have been made with reconstituted meat + water. multiple times i have called and not been able to get through to order fking takeout poop sushi. smh. the people write good reviews about this place are either ignorant, dumb, ignorant, dumb or a combination of the above.
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John Souba
9 months ago
The food is excellent in quality, and the sushi itself uses quality fresh fish. Normally I would recommend a place like this in a heartbeat except for the recent dining experience tonight. The wait-time was horrendous between ordered dishes, with the wait time approaching 35-45 minutes between dishes, in which I quite literally saw people order, get served, eat, pay, and leave multiple times in the period we waited for our next course. Between that and the rather small portions where constant orders are nye required in order to get ones fill it just made a rather poor combination. Yet this alone is understandable as the place was getting pretty busy and not what ruined the experience in and of itself. The issue being the store's manager (who was also our server) accused my father and I, who I was treating to a nice Father's Day meal, of swearing and using foul language, upon receiving the supposed accusation from one of his staff members who we dealt with only briefly. Further he did this by delivering us the bill in the middle of the meal and essentially telling us to leave the restaurant while we still had another order under way (which you can thank those 45 minute wait times for!). When I disputed the truth of the accusation he called me a liar to my face. This not only ruined an otherwise pleasant meal (if one with a long wait), but change the environment to a hostile and aggressive one where I no longer felt welcome as a guest. Certainly not a location where I would go again. Especially not when I am paying $27.00 dollars a plate. To the servers/manager's credit he did comp something like 15% of the bill, in an attempt to make it right but even still the mood and the evening was ruined. Over all? One out of five stars. Unless you want to have the chance to get called a liar to your face and insulted, avoid this place like the plague.
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Alexander Paulavec
10 months ago
My favourite sushi restaurant. Great atmosphere, tastful interior and relaxing music. 5+ stars !
Unknown P.
2 months ago
The food is FANTASTIC. Amazing sushi, fried rice and other apps, however. the service is terrible. I have been there a few times; the last time I was there, a friend and I were the only ones in the restaurant and received the worst service ever, even though they were dead and had no one else around to cater to! After a while of waiting for some food, any food, we were asked if we wanted to wait for our appetizers or get our sushi since that came out first - I'm sorry what? - we ordered apps FIRST as soon as you came to our table and never received them; they came out along with our main meal. I ordered another glass of wine, never received it. When I called the next day to complain, they told me they had no such thing as a manager or owner to complain to. Definitely go as the food is really worth it, but know ahead of time your server may be in a bad mood and forget to provide you with an "ok" service.
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john dimick
a month ago
came here after many great recommendations, was very disappointed. food was great but I've gotten better service at McDonald's
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Almin Ramic
9 months ago
OK Sushi, but my issue with them is of different nature. I have purchased Groupon, Large chef's sushi tray, and it was a hustle to get it scheduled, because any time I needed they claimed they were to busy to accept the order(I drove by there they were empty), so I finally had to send my wife there to pick it up. Anyways, being that my wife pick it up, she did not noticed that on $69 dollar groupon she got charged tax on the full value(believe $169) not sure, so over $12 of tax, on top of which she even tip them. After doing some research I found out that in MN retailers should charge you tax only on the amount you paid not full value.
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Pat Shell
a year ago
we ate way too much, but the food and service were excellent. Next time we go, we will have only appetizers and a drink, or just a dinner. You can make a meal just on the appetizers . The fried rice was the best we've ever had, and we split that. We had edamame, vegetables tempura, which was very good, hibachi shrimp, and sea scallops. Everything was very tasty. I will try the sushi next time plus something on the appetizer menu.


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