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Midori's Floating World Cafe

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2629 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1925
+1 612-721-3011
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tempura is fabulous as are the bento boxes. Great sushi. The restaurant also has specials each night including $3 beer on Saturdays. There can be a long wait for the food, but its worth it.

Thank Babsan2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
367 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was dining with friends having been to Midori's quite a few times in the last five years. There is lovely sushi and tempura and good noodle dishes. Several of the appetizers were excellent. I have always found their Iron Goddess of Mercy oolong to be the best of its type anywhere I have tasted it. The drawback is that... More 

Thank Stephen P
St. Paul, United States
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

For starters, this restaurant does not have a parking lot. Be prepared to drive around a while looking for a parking spot on the street. If you are lucky, there are a few metered parking spots across the street. My group ordered a variety of items, like we usually do at Japanese restaurants. The seaweed salad was really good, but... More 

Thank mamalulutoo
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

3 of us stopped by quite spontaneously for a Japanese lunch - we were all very happy that we did. The staff & service is cozy, warm & we were well tended to. The food axceptional!!! We all ordered the Shrimp & Veg Tendon which was perfect. It was quite artistically presented with large shrimps & a delish variety of... More 

Thank kayblooms
Woodstock, Illinois
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We were the first ones in the place on a Friday night, with at least three service people visible. Despite that, it took forever to have someone come over to get drinks, and even longer to take our order. The waitress did not seem very kinowledgeable abou the menu, and was perplexed when it came to gluten free. I was... More 

Thank SmhJes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Was very pleased with our food, prepared well and artfully. For those who want to swim against the American restaurant tide of ever-larger portions, Midori's offers a nice alternative with their mini-bento boxes. Given how much of the cost of a restaurant meal is in labor, you couldn't expect to pay a lot less, but it's a bit cheaper for... More 

Thank Andy A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Loved the miso soup and the ginger ice cream. I would order the shrimp tempura dinner again but only if I could share it with someone -- perhaps with an assortment of sushi. We were a large party (which they handle well) and people passed things around. There was nothing I didn't like. Good place for a group that includes... More 

Thank Jeanne G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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158 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Have heard and read great things about this place. Was very disappointed. The finger smudged economy size plastic wrap box sitting on top of the glass display case should have been the first clue. Waiter was good. Did not have several basic things we requested. Salmon was tasteless and dry. Nice decor. Liked the umbrellas. Meal was a big disappointment.

Thank gjv43501
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2015

My husband and I have been eating at this charming, family run sushi and noodle bar for eight years and have always been delighted with our meal. We always feel relaxed and pampered in this peaceful, authentically Japanese nook on busy Lake Street.

Thank 115ama
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I went to Midori's for a last minute birthday dinner on Friday night. It is a very bright and colorful, decorated by the owners. There are just a few tables, true cafe style. We arrived at 8:30 and it seemed that the evening crowd had just parted as they had to clean a table off for us. Our waitress was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2629 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1925
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-721-3011

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?