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Midori's Floating World Cafe

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2629 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1925
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Best sushi in town

My husband and I have been eating at this charming, family run sushi and noodle bar for eight years and have always been delighted with our meal. We always feel relaxed and pampered in this peaceful, authentically Japanese nook on busy Lake Street.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My husband and I have been eating at this charming, family run sushi and noodle bar for eight years and have always been delighted with our meal. We always feel relaxed and pampered in this peaceful, authentically Japanese nook on busy Lake Street.

Thank 115ama
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I went to Midori's for a last minute birthday dinner on Friday night. It is a very bright and colorful, decorated by the owners. There are just a few tables, true cafe style. We arrived at 8:30 and it seemed that the evening crowd had just parted as they had to clean a table off for us. Our waitress was... More 

Thank ExportLove
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I love the tempura. It is light, crisp, tasty, satisfying. Everything is served beautifully. My dinner friends had the bento box which was beautifully presented. I had the tempura donburi - a carefully and artfully arranged grouping of tempura over a large bowl of rice. One friend had sushi. We were all very pleased with our dinner. I have been... More 

Thank Babsan2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Lovely sushi selections, and if someone in your group isn't a sushi fan, I'll bet they can find something they like, too! Great tea. They can accommodate large groups. The service is friendly.

Thank Jeanne G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We ate at Midori on a Sunday evening upon the recommendation of 2 friends, one of whom had worked as a server there. We were so enchanted by the attention paid to each dish. We basically ordered about 6 dishes off the Happy Hour menu. (Shrimp tempura rolls, spicy salmon rolls, dynamite roll, California roll and veg tempura) each was... More 

Thank Ronnjonna
Minneapolis, MN
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I've requested items not on the menu, and I'm always accommodated. This place is run by a young family. It's small and quaint, and the food is great and fresh. At times the service is slower BUT each thing is made fresh, and just the couple are typically working.

1 Thank GandYMac
Minneapolis, MN
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Midori's has the best sushi in town and her Tempura is also excellent. It is sometimes slow but I don't know of any Sushi places that aren't. This is my first suggestion when Sushi comes up.

2 Thank Tomactii
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Good sushi! Wonderful tea! I like the ginger latte. Great value for lunch specials. I had the chef's choice sushi lunch. It included a small salad,

Thank RoseMccorm
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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208 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Have eaten at Midori many times over the last several years. It is hard to find quiet restaurants that support a good conversation and this is definitely Midori's strong suit. All of the food is made fresh, which means that you may have to wait for your sushi when they are busy--but it is worth the wait! I always anticipate... More 

1 Thank Stephen P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We had a very nice sushi and noodle feast at Midori's. Great service, and we got our food quickly -- although we did arrive early on a week night. We have waited a bit for sushi when they are busy... but it is worth it. The fish is always fresh and tasty. Good noodle dishes too, and they give you... More 

1 Thank SRJMod

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2629 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1925
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-721-3011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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