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“Worst Japanese restaurant ever!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mikaku Japanese Restaurant

Mikaku Japanese Restaurant
290 W Main St, Northborough, MA 01532-2164
508-393-5553
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Ranked #21 of 55 Restaurants in Northborough
Cuisines: Japanese
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“Worst Japanese restaurant ever!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

I love Japanese food, and this was a huge disappointment. The sushi portions were small and very expensive. The yellow tail was fishy, which means it wasn't very fresh.
We also had the steak teriyaki ... It wasn't a steak at all, but shredded meat with teriyaki sauce, which was also over price, and didn't taste very good. The service was great, but you couldn't pay me to eat here again ... Sorry!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Northborough, Massachusetts
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful and delicious sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We are now regulars at Mikaku. The sushi is always very fresh and artfully prepared. The owners are the chefs and they take great care in the food preparation and making sure all diners are treated as respect guests. Because the restaurant seats less than fifty, the atmosphere is relaxed and unhurried. There has never been a long wait to be seated, but it might take a little extra time for the orders to be prepared. The saki selection is also extensive and high quality. We have dined at sushi restaurants in Boston, Philadelphia and NYC in the past year and Mikaku ranks with the best. Much recommended!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hudson, Massachusetts
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“Arthur is a sushi master!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

It is expensive, but know that it IS good. Having worked in Worcester restaurants, he is a stickler for always having fresh rice for his sushi. He is so nice and so is his wife. He comes up with creative combinations, and has a keen palate for sake. Great sushi, very beautifully prepares!

Visited September 2011
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Hopkinton NH
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Splendid restaurant - just about worth the price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

I went here after a business meeting in Marlboro. The sushi selection was wide, varied and very imaginative. I ordered two rolls, one on the standard menu and one special and they were delicious - top quality taste and freshness. The price was a bit steep, although the rolls were longer than you'd expect.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“very good jap. cuisine; very fresh nicely portioned sashimi/sushi; very friendly owners/staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

very good jap. cuisine; very fresh nicely portioned sashimi/sushi; very friendly owners/staff

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