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695 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3422 (St. Albans)
+1 651-292-0444
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Decent food, good service, good location, nice intimate atmosphere, generous roll sizes, not very pricey.

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Thank Ogutarts
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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262 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great place for a lunch with friends. Super friendly service, good drink choices and well prepared food. Shrimp tempura was wonderful, so we're our sushi choices. Our server did a great job helping us select items that we would enjoy. I want to come back for dinner and try the tepanyaki.

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Thank kay k
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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298 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great food, Great service! They prepared our food right in front of us. Went here with some friends, fun atmosphere, would come again for sure!

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Thank tif316
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The server seemed rushed but did his job, but the "you'll be fine" after asking about gluten was incorrect. There was gluten in something, which I read later on online could be the sushi rice, but I did not have sushi. The fish on my sashimi lunch plate was generous and semi-fresh, but the rice tasted very off, and the... More 

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Thank Kathryn K
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Seafood Ramen Soup was delicious. So many large pieces of seafood (salmon, scallop, shrimp & mussels) and vegtables on top of a heap of ramen. Broth was fantastic. By far it is the best deal on the menu. Tasty. The young man that served us, couldnt have been kinder or more attentive. We had to ask for nothing. We had... More 

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Thank JNielsen1111
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I traditionally celebrate my birthday at Saji-Ya and every year the service, food and ambiance is absolutely terrific! Last night's dinner was no exception. Celebrating on the rooftop patio was lovely and comfortable and the service was outstanding! Our server was exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The sushi, edamame and drink selections for Happy Hour were the perfect compliment to... More 

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Thank AmyE E
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I have eaten here several times and had consistently good meals. Service was fast and friendly. Enjoyed sitting outside.

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Thank NKingLMHC
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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412 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The food is pretty good here, everyone else in our group wanted Sushi. The small plates are huge! (For small plates or appetizers.) Edamame normally is sized for two people, this was more than enough for 4. The Tempura Shrimp didn't have that much shrimp on the "small plate" but with all of the vegetables it was practically a full... More 

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Thank mspreh
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We "bellied up" to the sushi bar and ate like royalty. The salads and sushi were delightful and those creating the delectable nosh were fun to watch. Delicious, friendly, fun!

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Thank Karen A
Minnesota
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135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We visited again and had another outstanding meal. The sushi is outstanding. It's fresh and the cuts are always generous. The rolls have great texture and flavor. The service is prompt and friendly. This is the best sushi in the twin cities.

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Thank MemoryCamera

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 695 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3422
    (St. Albans)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-292-0444
Description
TRADITIONAL // JAPANESE // COMFORT FOOD

Saji-Ya is proud to serve traditional Japanese comfort food on Grand Avenue for over 35 years. We are passionate about creating food that is both delicious and beautiful with service that is always friendly.

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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?