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Minado Restaurant

1282 Worcester St, Natick, MA 01760-1511
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Ranked #7 of 112 Restaurants in Natick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $30
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I have never had sushi that bad in my life. Buffet style so you pay 32.95 per person for unlimited food if you can find to eat something. It is crowded and most people come for oysters or crabs.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a Japanese buffet with the emphasis on seafood. There are some non-seafood meat dishes (and quite good, too) such as beef tataki, beef teriyaki, short ribs. There is a wide variety of sushi, sashimi, and maki available. They are being made constantly. However, if you wish to concentrate on the raw fish, I suggest you arrive early in... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Minado does NOT taste like Japanese food!! It tasted like soap. Everything was so oily and tasted bad. As a real Japanese person this is almost embarrassing that lots if American people are thinking Japanese food taste like this!! So wrong!! Never going back!! Not worth your money.

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Berlin, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

One of the best and most unusual (Japanese sushu & seafood) lunch buffets I have partaken. Amazing variety - noodles, salads, fish, vegetables, deserts. Plenty of choices for even those on restrictive diets. Nice open/ spacious ambiance and charming decor. Attentive servers. Hard not to overeat! Convenient suburban location.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We are planed to go to the Minado restaurant and give it a try for my wife birthday. Called previous day to make sure of the working hours and making reservation if necessary, because of the Labor Day. It was explained to me from employee that restaurant is going to work us a Sunday schedule and prices on Labor Day.... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Minado is our favorite restaurant. This Japanese buffet has hot food, salads and sushi/sashimi lines that are extraordinary. The food always fresh and the cuisine is creative and unique. We especially enjoy Fridays which are "seafood nights" with extra treats on the hot food line such as head-on shrimp on skewers, crab legs, baked fish, and (in season) crabs, mussels,... More

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Oakham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was a recommendation, so after my husband and I picked up relatives from Logan Airport, we decided to give it a try. I found the food and choices to be exceptional even for the non sushi lovers like my husband. He found plenty to eat and loved the veggie tempura. Everything was fresh and did not taste like it... More

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Went here after a long flight from Phoenix. Sister-in-law heard about this place from her work. Wide variety of food so plenty of choices. Sushi lovers will have a field day but also great tempera, chicken wings and veggies for the non sushi eaters. Only down side: was a little noisy and the tables are pretty close together. (Went on... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Someone had told me about this place. I was very disappointed. I don't have a love for buffet's. I think the quality of the food suffers. I did enjoy some of the salads. Oysters were so small they should have been left in the ocean to grow more.

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Boston, MA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If your hungry, there is quite a variety of Chinese & Sushi. I think it is reasonably priced have eaten there several times. Have never been disappointed in the food. Always great.. Check it out.. :) :) :)

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