Midori's Floating World Cafe
2629 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Family Style, Sushi
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes
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04/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I am not an avid fan of sushi, but I have been enjoying trying the many variations of sushi offered in this small, cosy restaurant. The presentations are beautiful and I personally really enjoy the mushroom broth and rich, luscious teas that are offered. I have never had a bad experience there and I enjoy watching the preparer create the intricate and delicate presentations. I have not been there at a really busy time, but can imagine that it would be a somewhat longer wait.
03/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Get ready for a long wait, and if you got a babysitter for the evening, be prepared to pay for a couple extra hours.
The food is decent, but takes forever! We put in an order for a couple sushi rolls (the cafe was almost empty at this point) it took over 45 minutes for them to arrive. We ordered a mojito from their drink menu (great drink by the way) and it took 40 minutes for them to bring it..
All in all, if you have some serious time to kill and want some decent food, but aren't terribly hungry, head to Midori's!
12/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The food is ok, but everytime the wait after ordering food is between 45-60 minutes. If you don't mind waiting order their interesting tea, and edamame and be sure to be prepared to wait...Not a good place to go if you're hungry. Like the previous poster, I would recommend Origami or Kikugawa for sushi. Tanpopo is good for hot noodle soups.
10/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We have eaten at Midori's a number of times in the past, and have enjoyed the food. The customer service has always been lacking, but this last time was deplorable! We arrived at 5:30 for dinner. There were 2 empty tables which we were told were reserved, and that the wait would be 45 minutes. We walked around the neighborhood, and returned about 40 minutes later to find that the tables were still unoccupied. Another group was leaving their table, and a reserved sign was put on that one as well. We were told that the wait would be another 30 minutes. We found out that the 2 empty tables were reserved for 6:30- an hour after we arrived! We commented that we could have ordered and finished our meal before the ""reserved"" party arrived, to which the response was, ""well that's how we do business."" We called back to complain about the service and they hung up on us. We don't recommend this place. Go to Tanpopo in St. Paul for far superior noodles, or to Origami (where we eventually dined at) for outstanding sushi.
08/25/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Living within a few blocks of Floating World, I started going to it as a relative newcomer to the delights of sushi. I have become hooked on both the food and this restaurant. True, I miss the sushi chef they used to have, but Midori does a great job preparing the fish, and it is always fresh and tasty. I like to sit at the bar and watch her work. They always have specials, but I usually go with some kind of combination dinner--chef's choice. I haven't been disappointed. Yes, the service can at times be a little slow, but I've never had a horrendous wait. I haven't been to other local sushi places--my other experiences have been in Santa Cruz, CA, and Moscow--but I would recommend Floating World.
06/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have only been home for a couple weeks after living in Japan for 8 years. I was excited to see that there was a Japanese restaurant within walking distance of my house. It is nicely decorated with easy parking. I ate lunch today, the tempura and sushi combination. Both were excellent. The tempura is the best I have had in the States. Light and not at all greasy. The side vegetables, pickles and salad were genuine. The tea is excellent. I had the premium Gyokuro tea. The cook told me they originally were going to just open a tea shop, but the space and location made a restaurant possible. So they are interested in serving premium Japanese and Chinese tea. They also use organic vegetables. Prices are reasonable.
The staff is very friendly and so are the owners. Service was fast. I do not have to be ""homesick"" for Japanese food, a nice walk from my home.
01/05/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We have eaten at Midori's for the third and last time. Although we now live in the suburbs, we really like coming into the city to eat at some of the great smaller, non-chain places. That being said, our last experience at Midori's (with another couple) was so bad is was almost laughable. Our sushi was okay, but our entrees were all cold and one - the curry - was a disgusting gelatinous mess of brown goo. The prices were out-of-line compared to other Japanese restaurants in town when you consider that the atmosphere at Midori's is pretty dumpy and functions partially as a nursery for the owner's daughter. The worst is the service. We waited 20 minutes for our simple drink orders and over an hour for our food - on a Wednesday night. Even our friends, who lived in the neighborhood and have insisted that we try it one more time with them, have now given up. What a shame.
06/22/2006Provided by Citysearch -
This used to be a great place. Since they no longer have a sushi chef and apparently hire unqualified staff, it has declined. In an almost empty room we waited 45 minutes for a lunch order. The tempura is good, the sushi is OK, but it isn't the wow spot it used to be. Now you feel a little ripped off instead of feeling that you had your money's worth. Sorry, midori.