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Midori's Floating World Cafe

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2629 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1925
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

3 of us stopped by quite spontaneously for a Japanese lunch - we were all very happy that we did. The staff & service is cozy, warm & we were well tended to. The food axceptional!!! We all ordered the Shrimp & Veg Tendon which was perfect. It was quite artistically presented with large shrimps & a delish variety of... More 

Thank kayblooms
Woodstock, Illinois
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47 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the first ones in the place on a Friday night, with at least three service people visible. Despite that, it took forever to have someone come over to get drinks, and even longer to take our order. The waitress did not seem very kinowledgeable abou the menu, and was perplexed when it came to gluten free. I was... More 

Thank SmhJes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Was very pleased with our food, prepared well and artfully. For those who want to swim against the American restaurant tide of ever-larger portions, Midori's offers a nice alternative with their mini-bento boxes. Given how much of the cost of a restaurant meal is in labor, you couldn't expect to pay a lot less, but it's a bit cheaper for... More 

Thank Andy A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Loved the miso soup and the ginger ice cream. I would order the shrimp tempura dinner again but only if I could share it with someone -- perhaps with an assortment of sushi. We were a large party (which they handle well) and people passed things around. There was nothing I didn't like. Good place for a group that includes... More 

Thank Jeanne G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Have heard and read great things about this place. Was very disappointed. The finger smudged economy size plastic wrap box sitting on top of the glass display case should have been the first clue. Waiter was good. Did not have several basic things we requested. Salmon was tasteless and dry. Nice decor. Liked the umbrellas. Meal was a big disappointment.

Thank gjv43501
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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92 reviews
59 restaurant 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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49 reviews
40 restaurant 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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140 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2629 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1925
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-721-3011

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?