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Minado Restaurant

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1282 Worcester St, Natick, MA 01760-1511
508-647-0495
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food!

This restaurant has a beautiful spread of sushi, salads and cooked foods. They don't take reservations and usually have long lines on the weekends. We would go much more often but it's very expensive - even during the week. It's a buffet so it's all you can eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Lynn1818
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Boston
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Michigan City, Indiana
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent selections of sushi, and many other Japanese cold and hot dishes. The four of us were delighted! I ate way too much but who gets the responsibility for that. Great server, making sure our dishes were removed and our complimentary hot tea was fresh and hot.

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Boston
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant has a beautiful spread of sushi, salads and cooked foods. They don't take reservations and usually have long lines on the weekends. We would go much more often but it's very expensive - even during the week. It's a buffet so it's all you can eat.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were here at ~6:00 on a Saturday night and the place was a mob scene. It was 100% full with dozens of people waiting for tables. The food is delicious and always fresh and there is a ton of variety between the hot foods, salads and sushi. You will not leave disappointed, though you might leave a little frazzled... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Minado is one of our default choices when meet up with the rest of the family to eat out. They offer a great variety of Asian foods in addition to a large selection of sushi, so there are options for everyone. I'm a big fan of the crepe station, which I think is only there on weekends -- not an... More 

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Natick
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I've just read through a number of the previous reviews, and I'm just not sure why anyone would say they had the worst sushi of their lives at Minado. I'm not an expert sushi-ist (is that word??), but have had my fair share of sushi and find both their variety and quality to be really really good. Because it's an... More 

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is great with a large variety of items to choose from and the food just keeps coming. The wait staff is efficient to bring you drinks and making sure your table is cleared of used plates. Just be hungry to eat because the price is a bit steep.

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neutrinoman
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great place to meet a friend or have a business lunch on weekdays. Avoid on weekends, as the buffet is very expensive.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I am not a big fan of the all-you-can-eat buffet, but the staggering choices (tempura, salads, veggie and meat dishes, steamed dumplings, etc.) and fresh sushi (prepared non-stop by the sushi chefs) was really a quite pleasant surprise. There is certainly enough variety to entice everyone in your family, even with an abundant supply of desserts for any children in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Went there on Saturday for lunch -- maybe because it was weekend and near the holiday -- they really picked it up, much more variety and complicated sushi rolls and they were fabulous. The salads are extraordinary and the place is always filled with Japanese -- must mean something. I am certainly no expert at Sushi or Japanese food but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It a buffet style restaurant that you pay around 40$ and it is disgusting. There is not one food that are decent... Never again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1282 Worcester St, Natick, MA 01760-1511
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Natick
  • Phone Number: 508-647-0495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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