Seven – Sushi Ultralounge and Skybar

It was a long day at the Twin Cities Food & Wine Experience a couple of weekend ago. By that Sunday afternoon we were dragging our tails, when we happened to meet Nick, the Director of Sales and Marketing  for Seven.  We mentioned that we had never been to Seven before. As an excellent Marketing Director should, he mentioned that there was a $30 All-You-Can-Eat Sushi menu on Sunday evenings.

Knowing full well that there was no way I was going to cook that evening, we called Joe to ask if he wanted to join us somewhere for dinner that evening.  Well, wouldn’t you know, he had a hankering for sushi. We got Nick on the phone who called us back tout de suite with a reservation and a recommendation that Jenny be our server.

We arrived about 7:30 pm and climbed three flights of stairs to the Sushi Ultra-lounge. The décor was stylish, and it wasn’t noisy, other than the person unloading the dishwasher.  Jenny was a blast from her Esquivel glasses to her overwhelming enthusiasm about everything — including her Hello Kitty card holder.  And, her service was superb!

While perusing the menu, I started with a Pomegranate and Ginger Martini then moved on to a Peach Cosmo. For $30 apiece got ourselves seven large plates of sushi and gorged ourselves silly. But, try as we might, we just couldn’t finish it all. Highly recommended is the Seven roll:   tempura shrimp, cucumber, and tuna with Japanese mayo and unagi sauce.

The only complaint I have would be the music. One could actually hear it, since it was not crowded and/or noisy as mentioned earlier. Unfortunately, like so many restaurants, they were playing funk. Maybe its just me, but in this case, Ohio Players and James Brown do not blend well with tai and unagi in my gastronomic opinion. It’s a tiny issue compared to all the positives.

We are actually contemplating calling Nick back to ask for a standing reservation on Sunday evenings — at least once a month.  It’s wonderful sushi, beautiful surroundings and a great value. And, what is also great is the fact that there’s complimentary valet parking.  Seven is located at 700 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN.

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