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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 7
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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
Most recent review
Huge variety, huge crowds

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
bd9902
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Worcester, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Worcester, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 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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Natick, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

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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Howell, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood

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?