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“Great Korean and Sushi”
Review of Midori Sushi

Midori Sushi
Ranked #702 of 3,817 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $5 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Bar scene
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Good for: Bar scene
Reviewed October 12, 2010

Been coming here since finding it "in my neiborhood"
Always friendly service and great food, never been disappointed in quality ir quantity.
And they are always happy to accomodate my quirk.
Imagine LOVING sushi rolls and being allergic to avacado.....yes it sucks but they always manage to make whatever I order safe and tasty for me.
I send anyone I meet to this place because of the food and price, a lot better than most of the more expensive sushi places I've been to in austin and across the country, though there is that little sushi place in Seaside OR that still has a warm spot in my heart......lol

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Reviewed March 26, 2009

Summary: One of the best Sushi places in Austin (rolls and sashimi). Their food quality (and portions) beat out places like Musashino. Some sushi places might have one really good roll, but Midori has several. If you are looking for an affordable sushi restaurant with generous portions and flavorful rolls, you must try Midori! (It is also good for Sushi beginners since their menu has photos of everything)

(6/10) Miso Soup
There are not many variations to miso soup at restaurants. What usually differentiates them is the amount of salt and vegetables. The amount of salt in the soup is just right, but comes with only 3 or 4 bits of green onion and lacks tofu.

(8/10) Caterpillar Roll
Eel, cucumber and avocado with eel sauce on top. This is a standard roll served in all sushi restaurants; however this one is anything but ordinary. The pieces are the right size so you do not over-stuff your mouth. The eel is soft and flavorful, and the roll has sufficient amount of sauce on top. This is a delicious roll that does not even need dipping in soy sauce.

(8/10) Phoenix Roll
Deep fried roll with chopped red snapper, salmon with Midori spicy sauce on top. If you are looking for a warm, spicy roll, then this is perfect for you! The sauce on this reminds us of the “secret” sauce on the Longhorn roll at Kyoto, but overall a more tasty roll. Once you start eating this, you won’t be able to stop.

(8/10) Marilyn Monroe Roll
Spicy tuna inside, fresh salmon on top with masago, green onions, avocado and special spicy sauce on top. Like most of the fish at Midori, the tuna and salmon are very fresh and soft. The roll has a great combination of ingredients and the spicy sauce on top brings it home. A very solid roll.

(6/10) Rock & Roll
Shrimp tempura, cucumber, avocado, masago and lettuce. This is our least favorite roll at Midori. The pieces are extremely large and lacks flavor. This one must be dipped in soy sauce, and was nothing like the other rolls we ordered.

(7/10) Salmon Sashimi
The salmon is soft and tender and does not taste like ocean. They also gave decent portions. Yummy!

(8/10) Tuna Sashimi
The quality is on par with more expensive sushi restaurants. You won’t be disappointed with this delicious tuna!

(3/10) Sea Bass Sashimi
The Sea Bass is chewy and difficult to eat. We’ve been told that this is normal for Sea Bass. However, its’s similar to the big eye tuna sashimi at Musashino.

(10/10) Escolar Sashimi
There is a reason why they call this butter fish. This one is our favorite…it’s amazingly fresh and smooth. Your mouth will be craving this even after you leave the restaurant. When it comes to sushi, it does not get any better than this folks!

(5/10) Albacore Sashimi
This one is akin to the sea bass…chewy and rather unpleasant!

(6/10) Yellowtail Sashimi
The yellowtail is mediocre. It is slightly chewy and, therefore requires a bit of soy sauce to wash it down.

(9/10) Eel Sashimi
Similar to the eel in the Caterpillar Roll, it is sweet and delectable. If you haven’t tried unagi and you’re a little nervous, Midori would be a great place for you first-timers!

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Reviewed November 20, 2008

I travel all over the world, and that includes Korea and Japan (acknowledged sushi havens). I have recommended Midori to scores of Austinites, with no dissapointment. Mr. Lee has taken this restaurant over the last 5 or so years and transformed it in to one of the best (I think THE best) sushi house in Austin. Its unlikely location in a strip mall next to a vacant old Albertson's doesn't bode well for marketing; but once you enter this haven you will see these people know what they are doing. They have, withouth question, the best sushi lunch special in Austin. Everything else is outstanding, and the prices are probably the most reasonable in the area.
I guarantee you will not be dissapointed, Midori Sushi is the best.

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Reviewed February 4, 2008

Cute little date place with awesome sushi.

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Reviewed January 29, 2008

This is a pretty cool sushi place in a strip center. Interesting decorations inside. Very unique combinations of rolls and really spicy wasabi. We went there for lunch today and I've been there a few times for dinner. The waitstaff is always quick and even QUICKLY brought over a new pair of chopsticks when I dropped mine. I didn't even have to get a waiters attention. Now that's awesome service. The fried rolls are just the right temperature and the ingredients seem very fresh.

Surprised this place isn't rated higher, but that's probably because of it's close proximity to two other very good sushi places.

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