Today, we posted an article featuring a quick look at the web site and menu of IWA Sushi of Inver Grove Heights, located at 7781 Amana Trail Suite 205, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077.
By all accounts, the restaurant has potential, and looks to be a nice addition to the Inver Grove Heights restaurant scene. But, not everyone likes sushi – or is willing to pay for higher priced food. There are plenty of options under $10 at IWA Sushi, so we don’t see it as expensive, but there are also some meals that cost from $10-$30. So that will give the negative Ned’s and Nancy’s who flock to social media even more to complain about. In fact, here are 5 things we predict Inver Grove Heights residents will complain about or say when reading or discussing IWA Sushi of Inver Grove Heights on social media:
- “I don’t like sushi, I wish they would put something else out there.” Who is the they anyway? The owners of the sushi restaurant, or other restaurant owners in general? If you want another restaurant to go out there, invest your own money in a restaurant and/or franchise, and open it up. If you don’t like sushi, just don’t eat there, don’t complain about it. People who don’t drink don’t go on social media and complain about bars. Don’t like sushi, there are plenty of other options to choose from. Here is another thing, this place has much more than just sushi. It has noodles, other asian cuisine. Have you ever been to Kyoto Sushi in Eagan? That has noodles, ramen, pho, wings, and much more than sushi. Look beyond the word sushi – because there is much more, including chicken teriyaki, beef teriyaki, jumbo shrimp teriyaki, salmon teriyaki, udon noodles, hibachi steak, fried rice, soups, salads and build your own options. Download the IWA Sushi menu to learn more.
- “Those prices are too high. I’ll stick to Peking Café, it’s the best.” No it’s not. Peking Café peaked about 25 years ago. And sushi is different than what is served at places like Peking Café, Super Work, Little Asia Bowl and Wong’s Kitchen. Each are good in their unique way (except for Peking Café, Peking Café is not good anymore). And sushi can be a little higher priced, but isn’t it worth it to pay a decent price for good sushi versus $12 for a crappy footlong sub, chips and soda from Subway, for example? If you don’t like it, don’t eat there. But for good quality sushi – which we hope it is – the prices are comparable to any other similar restaurant.
- “They didn’t build that area right. There is no place to park out there. The city doesn’t want restaurants to come to this town.” This is in reference to Argenta Hills. Sure, it does seem like the area could have been designed better – but blame that on McGough Construction – they are in charge of the Argenta Hills project/development. Also, if a restaurant thinks it can make money in the Argenta Hills location of IGH, it will open up – not because we want them to, or because the city wants them to. A business owner has to spend his or her own money/investment, to open a restaurant. They will open where they can make the most money. Could the city work to entice a restaurant to open up in IGH? Sure, but the bottom line is, the owners/investors still have to feel they can make money in the long run. The answers to all of that are discussed in detail here:
- “I wish we could get a Wendy’s, or a Red Lobster, or an Olive Garden, or a Texas Roadhouse in Argenta Hills.” See the article above. It isn’t going to happen.
- “Inver Grove Heights doesn’t do a good job of keeping businesses.” Maybe that is true. But maybe the right businesses aren’t opening up in IGH. And yes, the goofiness of Arbor Pointe and how it was developed is a reason those businesses may not succeed, but so is the lack of population to support those businesses. But in addition, plenty of businesses – B52 Burgers and Brew, Drkula’s, Bierstube, Jersey’s Bar and Grill, Dairy Queen, the two McDonald’s, Old World Pizza, Carbone’s, Mississippi Pub, King of Diamonds, Domino’s Pizza – have been in business for a long time. The businesses that provide a good product and service, or are in the right location, survive. There are even more that are still around that aren’t mentioned. Those who don’t, won’t, and haven’t (See TC Taco, Eddy’s Bar and Grill, Chester’s Fried Chicken, Papa Murphy’s Pizza to name a few).
There will surely be other complaints on social media – such as the need for a new grocery store (which is a valid complaint, but Hy-Vee and Trader Joe’s are never, ever coming, either) – so the list and gripes go on. And while we may not have everything in Inver Grove Heights, we’ve added three new Mexican restaurants, a new Italian restaurant, and soon, a new Sushi restaurant in the last few years or so. That’s not too bad for a city that is a great place to live, and now, an above average place to eat.
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