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The Mackerel Bento was tender and moist; the Saturday special of shrimp and vegetable tempura was excellent; the miso soup was tangy and a good warming starter on a cold January day in Minneapolis. The food was carefully prepared with much delicate attention to the details. The Bento box was a delight with the many little morsel surprises - Japanese style potato salad, seaweed salad, even had burdock in it - a first for us. The atmosphere is intimate and the service warm and pleasant. We're already talking about when we'll be back. Highlights: Wide range of Bento boxes; Sushi; Tempura; Daily Specials; Ramens; Miso soup
Update: 2/27/13 - The Champon Ramen - Tonkotsu black garlic oil broth with super thin sauteed pork, vegetables & seafood with boiled quail egg was a standout today and the Mackerel Bento was again excellent and very satisfying.