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great dinner last night - Midori's

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petergray Dec 22, 2011 05:50 PM

i wanted to give a shout out to Midori's, a place i hadn't been in about a year. had a delicious and wholly satisfying meal there last night. tokyo ramen: a spot on rendition with pork, fish cake, seaweed, spinach and chewy noodles in an earthy broth. also had a starter of white kimchi and octopus salad. both were fantastic, and not something normally seen on japanese menus in town. also had some great sushi - spicy salmon roll with asparagus. fantastic meal overall, perfect for the chilly evenings.

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Midori's Floating World Cafe
2629 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

  1. AnneInMpls Dec 30, 2011 03:48 PM

    I've never tried the ramen at Midori's, because I'm addicted to the grilled fish bento dinner (either the salmon or the mackerel), because of the great fish and the ever-changing side salads. I can't comment on the sushi for the same reason... But this is a good reminder to get my patootie down there for some ramen soon.

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      Petey McNichols Dec 29, 2011 11:36 AM

      I've read and heard conflicting opinions on Midori's. The bad opinions seems to overshadow the good. Met some friends there and from what I could tell the fish was just so-so. Looked like they were using izumi-dai which is just frozen prepackaged tilapia, which is not so good and the tuna was of poor quality. Water logged and gas treated. Did I just go on a bad day? I'd really like to find a good sushi spot as well as a good Japanese spot.

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      Midori's Floating World Cafe
      2629 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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      1. re: Petey McNichols
        The Dairy Queen Dec 29, 2011 11:57 AM

        I like Tanpopo in St. Paul for noodles and for their local sourcing, but I read that Masu brings in hand-pulled noodles from a place in LA, which I'd like to try, someday... http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/...

        ~TDQ

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        namabiiru Dec 25, 2011 05:46 PM

        I've always had great food every time I've been there too. The service isn't that great, which probably prevents me from going more, is about the only complaint I have.

        I had gyuu-don there once that made me feel like I was back at a Matsunoya in Tokyo :) ahhhh

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          egusto Dec 22, 2011 08:32 PM

          I recently had a very pleasant meal at Midori's too... we had several vegetarian appetizers and the Garden Sushi (vegetarian) dinner and everything was delicious

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          Midori's Floating World Cafe
          2629 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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            editorlady Feb 25, 2012 08:06 AM

            I agree--they have great vegetarian choices!

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