Yami Yami

4712 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, 55416
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I thought Yami Yami was great, the sushi was very good and reasonably priced (we got 5 rolls and an app for about 30 dollars and both left full!). The server was nice and helpful. No complaints, I'll eat here again!
Yami yami is gross. Don't come here. When you walk in it's smells like Chinese food. When I walked in all the employees were sitting at different tables eating and watching TV. I was confused why everyone stood up when I walked in and then realize they were all employees. The sushi chef ate and made my food then went back to eating. Same with waitress. The sushi chef was nice but no one else was. Sushi was small for the price. It's new inside but I am officially grossed out.
I'm not entirely sure why this place comes so highly recommended. I came here excited for some affordable sushi and hungry for dinner! I got a Rainbow Roll for $11 - I got it to go. The hostess/waitress was nice, but with no one else in the restaurant, it still took about 20-30 minutes to get my to go order of one Rainbow Roll. When I opened it, I was sorely disappointed: 1) The roll was TINY. 2) The sashimi on top of the roll was very thin and you could barely taste the flavor of the fish. 3) The "crabmeat" that is inside is imitation crab (that is a huge pet peeve of mine - if you're not using real crab meat, let people know ahead of time, it's misleading). 4) For the price, I could've gotten a more sizable Rainbow Roll and probably of better quality at Whole Foods for $12-$13. All in all, I won't be back. The only saving grace was that the staff was nice and it feels like a nice enough restaurant. Nothing fancy, but for the prices, I'd rather go elsewhere.

(952) 322-7791

Japanese

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Bruegger’s Bagels

Park Village,5400 Excelsior Blvd,Ste A
St. Louis Park, 55416
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Brugger's is my jam. I've been a loyal customer for as long as I can remember. They seem to have the most options and I prefer the way their bagels taste over many of the competitors. I'm so sad I can't seem to find a single store of theirs in Chicago, so I make sure to stop in every time I come back to MN. This location is particularly nice. It's extra large and bright. The employees are very friendly and always get my order right. They even give me some great suggestions when I can't make up my mind. And I really like their day old bagel sales and other weekly offers. I usually come for a single bagel and walk away with a bag of them and a few tubs of cream cheese. My favorite bagel is Rosemary Olive Oil. I usually top it with plain cream cheese and a slice of tomato. A close second would have to be the Everything. But honestly, I'll eat any of them. They are all so good!
Food is great, employees are terrible. Young girls working behind the counter have attitudes, and I've even heard them being snotty to each other. Not a good look for the business.
Had a basic Egg, cheese, bacon sandwich. It was delicious, the manager Jim was friendly along with the other lady staff member. Very pleased.

(952) 927-6286

Bagels, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches

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Yangtze

5625 Wayzata Blvd
St. Louis Park, 55416
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Almost everything I've had has been excellent. It's definitely not what you'd call "cheap Chinese" but it's really good for what you pay. My wife and I can easily split a dish. The employees are also really nice too. Try the sweet and sour chicken or any shrimp dish.
Two simple rules for a good dim sum experience at Yangtze: 1) Go early. You'll avoid the rush and get freshly steamed food. 2) Look at the food while you're deciding. If it's steaming hot, get it... otherwise you might be fine just passing for something else. That's it. Sure there are places with wider selections... but a few of the things here are the best I've had. In particular, the soup dumplings were amazing and the pineapple buns were a hit with my big group. Worth a visit if you like dim sum.
If you really have to have dim sum while you are in the twin cities, this place would serve up the classic dishes. That said, everything was so bad, it doesnt even justify the calories you are consuming. First, the vast majority of the dim sum is frozen. How can you tell, well the steamed ones have really gummy skins. They all stick together and have a gross texture. Also, most of the dishes are oily and lacking flavor. On top of all that, it is really expensive (about $25 a head) and you have to wait during the weekends. If you have to have it, you really dont have much choice in the twin cities that are better, but if you can wait until you are in Chicago, New York, LA, SF... you are better off waiting.

(952) 541-9469

Chinese

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Panera Bread

8452 Highway 7
St. Louis Park, 55426
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Panera bread is always nice to go to for lunch on weekdays. Not busy, Less Calorie food, Inexpensive, Vegan/Vegetarian options. I really love their creamy tomato soup.
I love panera bread and their rapid pick up esp when I'm on the go. Their Mediterranean sandwhich is my fave! It's so light and flavorful.
Standard Panera fare which is not as good as it was a couple of years ago. Today I opted for a pick two with half a sandwich and soup. I don't know if they store the bowls outside in the sub zero temperatures but the soup was not even hot. If you opt for one of their preconfigured panini sandwiches you have to live with the full ingredients as they are pre-made. This location in particular is over-run with mommies with young kids, largely due to the swim school across the mall hallway. Your best bet if you want to avoid some of the cacophony from the kids you should seek shelter behind the divider near the exterior entrance. This location also does not stock packets of Tabasco as the other SLP location does, which meant that I didn't enjoy my not-hot soup at all.

(952) 933-0119

Sandwiches, Salad, Soup

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El Patron

8140 Hwy 7
St. Louis Park, 55426
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Been there many times over the years. Although I agree with other viewers the service can be sketchy at times the food is always awesome and the drinks are delish. I love right next door and I know I'm lucky for that. Enjoy!
Small local Mexican restaurant with amazing food, awesome service, and decent prices. Great for lunch and dinner. Get the taco salad, you won't be disappointed!
Wow! A hidden gem in St Louise Park. I love the hole in the wall family owned establishments. I stopped by for a quick lunch and was delightfully surprise of their food. The service was exemplary even with about 80% of the table filled with customers. I had the enchilada and burrito combination with refried beans. The enchilada sauce was very flavorful but not overly powering or spicy. Of course, this came with chips and salsa. All in all I have found my favorite Mexican restaurant.

(952) 935-6237

Mexican

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Sarpino’s Pizzeria

8508 Hwy 7
St. Louis Park, 55426
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Ordered catering for my work. Fresh, hot, on time and delicious! The price was great for 5 catering specialty pizzas. They brought plates and napkins as I requested. Our favorite pizzas are chicken anything, either Santa Fe chicken or ranch style chicken or Alfredo. Also free delivery is a big plus, I like to tip the driver for good service.
Right in the middle. Sometimes I'm blown away by how fast fresh and F$%^ing drunklisious this food is and other times they cant even finish cooking the dough. highly recommend the gyro sandwich or the 3 meatballs. Considering 3 meatballs is 1.99 and six will set you back 5.98, wait are you reading this right? yes you are. Every driver has been friendly and even remembers where I live. no wait time has been over 40 minutes. God i miss Frankies pizza. Last point id like to make is what the F$%^ is up with their sausage? For the love of god its sliced and not really spiced? Yup
They were able to make me my pizza craving during this pregnancy and even started to remember me. Taco pizza with extra pickles. Love them and they have become our go to pizza place. I am a very loyal customer!

(952) 224-4888

Pizza, Food Delivery Services

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Kips Irish Pub

9970 Wayzata Blvd
St. Louis Park, 55426
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We stayed at the attached hotel, which we very much enjoyed, and stopped in at Kip's for breakfast. Really nice decor, we sat over in a curtained off section, which was absolutely charming. I had a bowl of the Potato Leek Soup, which I have to say, was probably one of the best potato soups I have ever had! I must add though, that for the difference in price, the bowl is hardly an improvement over the cup size, and not worth the extra cost. Cost, that's the one thing that Kip's does suffer a bit on. $3.00 for a pop/soda? C'mon! While the attached hotel may be a 3.5 star hotel, don't forget, you're still in the midwest. The other person at my table had the chicken boxty, and I must say... O...M...G...! Amazing stuff! I had my doubts at first, it seemed to be like a TexMex meets Irish fusion sort of dish, but when I tried a sample of it, I was blown away! The boxty is a must! I'd give this place 4 stars, being attached to the hotel, the breakfast buffett should have been complimentary for hotel guests. It was $14.00, I gave it a quick once-over, and promptly declined. Scrambled eggs, oatmeal, and less than impressive biscuts and gravy, nowhere remotely worth the $14.00 they were asking. $7.00 would have been a more appropriate price.
My wife and I were out for our 12 year anniversary. We decided on Kip's, an Irish Bar in the Marriott on 394. It took awhile for us to find the place, but when we did, we were happy. It was about noon on a Saturday and when we entered, it was sparsely populated, but I saw the line of beer taps and I knew we had a winner. They had Pilsner Urquell on tap, the original pilsner laced with the unique Saaz hops that give the suds its trademark flavor. The glass was full to its 20 ounce brim, it was gonna be a good meal. I ordered their signature chicken sandwich with mashed potatoes and a Caesar side salad. I would have liked to have my salad before the meal, but now we're getting picky. It came with some weird cheese concoction, like a flat bread, but overall good. My wife got the vegetable soup with some bread and she said it was awesome. My salad had a little too much dressing, but it was solid, but the sandwich was moist with caramelized onions and some brie cheese on top. Very nice. The mashed potatoes were creamy and rich and you could taste the happiness. It was a perfect amount for lunch. The just got Summit IPA on tap, so I had to order one of those. The hoppy explosion pounded my taste buds as soon as I sipped on the nectar. Summit knows how to do their business. The service was fantastic, super great server and she delivered with a smile. Great out of the way Irish Bar.
Wow! A nice authentic Irish Pub in the West End of town ..no, it's not in the West End Shops...but it's slightly off the beaten path, well it was for me anyways, but once I found it, I realized it was really at a good location, centrally located near 394 & 169 in St. Louis Park - just minutes from Minneapolis/ Hopkins/ Minnetonka/Golden Valley/Plymouth. Went there for a team outing after work Happy Hour for celebration for a promotion and a couple of birthdays people in the group. We had excellent service (super nice waitrons and bartenders), drinks and food. Think Happy Hour or Irish food is all the same? Well, think again! Happy Hour food is irishly good (mini reubens) and so is the traditional fare ..fish and chips, pot pie..etc...Let's face it though, we do't really go to an Irish pub for the food, but for the ambience, and this restaurant has it. It's nice and cozy, good food and plenty of parking, since it's connected to the Marriot Hotel. The hotel looks very nice, too. I'm making a mental note now to recommend it to our out of town visitors. Ok, back to Kips. I've come back twice since the initial Team Happy Hour and it's always been an enjoyable experience and vibe. Love that I don't have to drive all the way to downtown, just to go to an authentic Irish pub. Definitely Recommend. Happy St. Patrick's day, Kips! Thank you!

(952) 367-5070

Pubs, Irish

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McCoy’s Public House

3801 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, 55416
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No review available for this restaurant

(952) 224-9494

Gastropubs, Comfort Food, American (New)

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Bruegger’s Bagels

1650 Park Place Blvd,Ste 100
St. Louis Park, 55416
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I personally love this place and think that do an excellent job. Yes, they are not the best bagels in the world but they are pretty damn good. They are clean and very nice people and I always get a smile from them. It's a little cramped because its a strip mall but other than that I enjoy eating here all the time.
Stopped by this morning on the suggestion of a few local people, having just moved here from Florida, looking for a better bagel experience than the Einstein's outside my office complex. Walked in asked for a Nova on Pumpernickel, expecting sliced lox on a pumpernickel bagel toasted with cream cheese. I did not get this, apparently there's a menu item called the Nova ova (or something of the like) where an "egg" is put on the bagel/cream cheese, toasted then the lox are added on top. I didn't dislike this new culinary experience, but it wasn't what I was expecting. It was delicious, I'll be honest. Now I'm just questioning my entire life's choice to not have egg with nova lox on a bagel. Tl;dr- don't want egg on your lox/bagel? order sliced lox on bagel, not "nova on bagel:
As far as the food goes this location is on par with most any other Brueggers. There are, however, two areas that drive me not to visit this location. 1. Wait time at the register - you have your bagel and are ready to go but the person at the register is busy whipping up eggs, or dealing with a coffee to go order or any number of other things. The wait time should not be measured in minutes after you have your food to be able to pay. 2. This item is out of control of the store but is worth noting based on my history here. Parents with young children with colds. I don't understand why this location in the middle of a shopping complex draws in so many people with young kids (often still in their jammies) on the weekends. After standing in the order line behind a parent with their kid in arms coughing, hacking and dripping I have caught some really nasty colds and I wholly blame the parents who take their sick kids to this location. Your kid is sick - don't drag them out to a place that serves food. As an alternative I have not had similar experiences at the Brueggers location on Excelsior Blvd.

(952) 545-0398

Bagels, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches

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D Brian’s Deli

1600 Utica Ave S
St. Louis Park, 55416
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Great soups! Oh I love them! I work in the building where D Brian's is located and I go there all the time. It is your typical Deli and I wouldn't go out of the way to come here if you are traveling, but if you work in the building or near by check it out!
I've found heaven again! I was very happy to see a D. Brian's on the business campus where I work. I nearly bowed down and praised the food gods for saving me from suburban food hell. D. Brian's has been a favorite of mine for nearly the entire time I've lived in purgatory Minnesota. The food here is fresh, fresh, and did I say fresh?! There is nothing on the menu by which you can go wrong. I mean it! From breakfast through lunch, you will be fed well and quickly. My personal favorite in the salad is a tie between the chopped and the chicken beneficial. The chicken bacon sandwich, which I'm having right now, is soooooooo tasty! There's this chicken apple sandwich that's the best, as well. Whether you're dining out of the office or looking for a meeting meal solution, D. Brian's is your place! Now, back to lunch for me. Yum!
Status quo food for any D Brian's, but the management brings this down severely along with some staff not even acknowledging you are there. What to improve? 2 words, customer service.

(952) 543-6990

Delis

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