About Us

About Us

From the owner of award-winning Momo Sushi

Edina, MN--We’re pleased to introduce Ama Sushi, the newest addition to 50th & France's exciting dining scene. Similar to its award-winning sister restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis, Momo Sushi, Ama will offer a unique combination of Tibetan and Japanese fare. "Ama" means "mother" in the Tibetan language, and in this case, it's truly a family affair with brothers Sonam Nyorie and Rinpo Yak teaming up to serve artfully crafted dishes at affordable prices.

Sonam and Rinpo are Tibetan immigrants who came to the US over a decade ago to live the American dream. AMA honors the cuisine of their homeland, while also drawing on Sonam's skills as a sushi chef — a craft he developed working in multiple sushi restaurants on the east coast and in the Twin Cities. The brother's started their entrepreneurial journey together years ago, running popular food truck Volcano Hibachi. Rinpo closely consulted on the development of Momo Sushi and now the brothers are partnered on AMA -- making the family business official.

The Art of Sushi & Handmade Tibetan Momos

Sonam’s skill as a sushi chef runs parallel with top Japanese restaurants in Minnesota and beyond, but his non-traditional approach is what makes Ama stand out. Made with the freshest ingredients, you’ll find creative, unique offerings such as the Lungta Roll, inspired by the colors in Tibetan prayer flags and featuring spicy salmon, tuna, and yellowtail, topped with avocado and tobiko.

One of the brothers' signature dishes are their Tibetan momos (traditional, handmade steamed dumplings) which come stuffed with either savory beef and onion or a flavorful, vegetarian-friendly blend of finely chopped spinach, carrot, and tofu. With an eclectic menu that ranges from sushi, sashimi, and rolls to made-to-order poke bowls, handmade appetizers, and stir fry and rice dishes, AMA has a little something for everyone.

AMA also offers a curated selection of sakes, as well as wine and local beer. Try a sake flight to discover your new favorite!