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Mikado Japanese Restaurant

3 Melilli Plz, Middletown, CT 06457-2856
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Ranked #19 of 133 restaurants in Middletown
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Apr 11, 2014
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93% Recommend
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Hartford, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

When we want Japanese Sushi/Hibachi - this is the place we go in the Middletown area. They produce a very consistent product that is always just as good as the last time we were there. We have never had an off night, even during the midweek. I am not experienced enough to get into the subtleties of the sushi and... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Mikado is a very cool, atmospheric place that serves up decent Japanese style food at a competitive price. It is also a lot of fun, and the staff is pretty good. Try it, you'll like it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Don't let the fact that you are walking into a basement in a parking lot in Middletown deter you, once you get in the door you will be pleasantly surprised. The restaurant has been decorated quite nicely with fun parasols hanging from the ceiling, interesting lighting, a fun quilt depicting all 50 states (odd choice for a Japanese restaurant, but... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

After moving to the area I spent quite some time trying sushi restaurants to find something that compared to where I had moved from. Mikado is it for me. I'd even go as far to say that it's the best sushi I've ever had. Their menu is overwhelming with an extreme amount of unique options. The sushi is delicious, fresh,... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The best thing about Mikado is the endless list of specialty rolls. There are over 3 pages of the menu dedicated to these crazy and signature Mikado rolls. They're priced fairly decently and work well for large parties or picky eaters. Apart from the sushi, Mikado also has a larger selection of appetizers and desserts than the other Japanese restaurants... More

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Middletown, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Passed by this place so many times and finally decided to try it out! So glad we did! The atmosphere is great. You completely forget that you are actually in the basement of a building. And the food is spectacular. We ordered the Incredible Roll - a MUST-have! Just the right amount of spice and definitely enough for 2 people... More

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Killingworth, CT
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142 reviews 142 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We've been going to Mikado for years--the sushi is always fresh and beautifully created. We have never had a bad piece of fish here. The setting is very comfortable even though the restaurant is in a windowless basement adjacent to a municipal parking lot. The staff are helpful and pleasant without ever being intrusive or pushy. Shumai are great, tempura... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Succulent comes to mind. The fish is always fresh and the staff are so friendly and respectful. They are proud of the food they serve as well as they should be. We love going there. I can probably name ten rolls off the top of my head--try them all!

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Middletown, Connecticut
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92 reviews 92 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

What a cool little place this is! You walk down into a neon glowing, fun decorated Japanese spot where the sushi list is creative and sushi is no joke! So big and tastes the best out of any sushi I've had anywhere between Middletown and Hartford. Service is really good. One of our first visits was the first time my... More

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Went here with a friend of mine to get sushi because I hadnt had it in a while. Sushi was good and fresh, and, the decor was great too. We were the last two to sty while everyone else had left. The beer was even good and cold. Place closes around 9:30pm on the weekday but that was fine, as... More

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