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Minado Restaurant

1282 Worcester St, Natick, MA 01760-1511
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Ranked #5 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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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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Natick, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First, this is a buffet restaurant. Second, think of eating all you want sushi, dozens of other Asian dishes, like seaweed salad, shrimp and pork Shumai, fried rice, miso soup, peel & eat shrimp, and most anything you can think of. If you don't see a maki roll you want, just ask a chef behind the counter, and he'll make... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My sister in law took me here while visiting Boston. So many food choices. Hard to believe. Never seen this many items at a buffet. The largest selection of sushi as well. Very good cold salad and hot food choices. I saw a fisherman catch a skate in August while visiting the North Shore Chesapeake area. To my surprise this... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The different varieties of my favorite sushi and appetizers are absolutely amazing. Sushi is pre-made to serve or order from the chiefs. The flavorful deep fried fish and BBQ fish or sweet & sour. Seafood is incredibly fresh and mouthwatering crab legs and oysters. There are so much to say about this place but it's a five stars plus Japanese... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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Additional Information about Minado Restaurant

Address: 1282 Worcester St, Natick, MA 01760-1511
Phone Number: 508-647-0495
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Natick
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood

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