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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 - 10:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian fare at its most varied state.

Marvelous variety of Asian fare. The salads are inventive. The sushi at the buffet is better than average but not top notch. For the dinner price, the featured seafood is the draw, e.g., oysters on the half shell, but the actual presence of them was a little slow.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
bevchar
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Natick, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The suhi/sashimi and maki rolls are excellent. Very high quality and plentiful. There is no sashimi at lunch but there is at dinner. The Chinese side is also very good. I always end up eating way too much!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Usually bring out of towner friends here. Even celebrated my BFF's 40th few years back. It's good if you're so hungry because there's a lot of choices in the buffet. It's a fun place to eat.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Marvelous variety of Asian fare. The salads are inventive. The sushi at the buffet is better than average but not top notch. For the dinner price, the featured seafood is the draw, e.g., oysters on the half shell, but the actual presence of them was a little slow.

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food is very fresh and a lot of options. Eat as much as you can great food. Do not expect romantic or quite place, this is a place to eat good food and enjoy the food and not the place. Prices are fair. Very recommended if you are hungry and looking for good food.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

its huge place good atmosphere , sea food , sushi , sweet , table small, chair not very comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lunch time is better as prices are much less. Loved the food. You should skip one meal before you visit this place. Try to reach early as there is a big waiting line. Ideal for Sushi Lovers.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Normally the mention of the word "buffet" conjures visions of bland stale food under food warmers, that you eat only because its there and you've paid your money so you may as well eat up, but leave feeling "blah". Get rid of any preconceptions of typical buffet food when you go to this restaurant. Yes, it is buffet, so you... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Excellent selection of sushi and hot foods. I typically fast well in advance and manage to down between 3 to 4 plates and a bowl of steamed rice before realizing I've overdone it. The soap in the bathroom is really nice- I am certain that it is fresh almond cookie flavor but I have been wrong plenty of times in... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This restaurant has a major following of Japanese people. You know it has to be good. I love most all the flavors of all the foods. It seems salmon is done 10 ways, I could be a little off ! I love salmon. I also love seaweed and the seaweed salad is wonderful. Crab legs (remember all you can eat),... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Been there a few times over the years and although it is a busy place, it has a large selection of Asian fare. So many types of maki and various entree items too.

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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: Large groups, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?