May 2007

Wok & Roll – Minneapolis

May 11, 2007
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
4300 Glumack Drive
St. Paul, MN 55111

Phone: 612-726-1999
Website: none

Unagi Nigiri ($9.62)

Inari Sushi ($5.73)

I enjoyed some unexpectedly terrific sushi during my layover in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport coming back from Boise. Chances are slim that I’ll ever have a layover in this airport again, but perhaps some gas•tron•o•my readers travel through this hub more often and can give Wok & Roll a whirl. Regardless, it never hurts to share good eats.

Wok & Roll dishes up Chinese food (hence, wok) and sushi (hence, roll) in terminals C, E, and the main food court. While I generally steer clear of sushi found in malls, airports, or sold next to General Tso’s Chicken, I have a soft spot for Inari and decided to take a chance.

The Inari sushi was just as good as the ones served in full-service Japanese restaurants. The fried bean curd was sweet and the rice was moist and fragrant of vinegar. The Unagi Nigiri was delectable as well. A generous portion of eel sat atop a lightly packed mound of rice. I asked for extra Kabayaki Sauce because the eel looked a touch too dry. Low-end sushi can usually be saved with plenty of soy sauce, but the Inari and Unagi Nigiri were both satisfying on their own.

The prices at Wok & Roll are a bit steep, but the quality is high. It’s good to know palatable sushi can be found in unlikely places such as airport food courts in the Midwest.

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4 thoughts on “Wok & Roll – Minneapolis

  1. I second the author! I ate here before a flight out to Japan. It was great not only for airport food, but for any normal Japanese restaurant in the US as well. As I recall their udon was fantastic too!

  2. I usually have Pepper Steak at oriental restaurants so I was pleased to see that they had this at the Wok & Roll here at the Minneapolis International Airport today (5-9-11). That is until I put a piece of green pepper from my order in my mouth. It was so HOT peppery that my throat immediately started to close up and I almost gagged before I spit it out. Pepper Steak is supposed to taste like beef and green peppers NOT HOT PEPPERS. Beware of ordering Pepper Steak in this fast food joint.

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