Minado Sushi & Japanese Buffet

Address: 2917 Swede Road, East Norriton, PA 19401
Phone: (610) 277-7375
Website: www.minado.com

Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm $15.95
Sat-Sun 11:30am-3:00pm $18.95
Dinner: Sun-Thu 6pm-9:30pm $27.95
Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10pm $29.95

Sushi: Avocado Roll, Beach Boy (Tuna, Masago, Avocado, & Tamago), Boston roll (Salmon, Avocado, Apple, Masago), California Roll (Crab, Avocado, & Cucumber), Caribbean Roll (Salmon, Lettuce, Avocado, & Cucumber, Pickles), Dragon Roll (Cream Cheese, Carrot, Cucumber, Avocado, Unagi), Dynamite Roll (Salmon, Tuna, Crab, Avocado, Cucumber, & Yamagobo), Esmeralda (Green Tobiko, Lettuce, Crab, Salmon, Avocado), Fried Salmon Roll, Garlic Roll (Cream Cheese, Spinach, Pepper), Green Roll (Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Carrot, Cucumber, Parsley), Grilled Salmon Roll Guacamole Roll, Ika Roll (Squid, Lettuce, Avocado, Sesame Seeds), Kappa Maki (Cucumber Roll), Las Vegas Roll (Unagi, Cream Cheese, Salmon, Avocado, Masago), New York Roll (Apple, Avocado, & Tuna), Orange Roll, Oshiko Maki (Daikon Pickle, Carrot, & Kampyo), Oshinko Maki (Pickled Japanese Daikon Radish Roll), Philadelphia Roll (Salmon, Cream Cheese, & Avocado), Rainbow Roll (Tuna, Smoked Salmon, Yellowtail, Crab & Avocado), Rock N’ Roll (Unagi, Crab, Masago, Avocado, Cucumber & Tuna), San Francisco Roll (Soft Shell Crab, Avocado, Carrot, Kaiware), Spicy Tuna Roll, Spider Roll (Breaded Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab, Lettuce & Cucumber), Spring Roll (Crab, Shrimp, Cucumber, Avocado, Salmon Roe), Tekka Maki (Tuna Roll), Tempura & Shrimp Roll, Tempura Roll (Sweet Potato, Carrot ,Green Bean, Squash), Tofu Roll (Inari, Crab, Cucumber, Egg), Unagi Roll (Grilled Fresh Water Eel), Vegetable Roll, White Fish Roll (Whitefish, Avocado, Cucumber, Carrot), Shiro Maguro (Albacore Tuna), Anago (Grilled Sea Eel), Avocado & Crab, Ebi (Boiled Shrimp), Fluke Hamachi (Yellow Tail), Hirame (Halibut), Hokigai (Surf Clam), Ika (Squid), Izumi Dai (Red Snapper), Kani (Crab Meat), Kani Karaage (Baby Soft Shell Crab), Maguro (Tuna), Mirugai (Long Neck Clam), Saba (Mackerel), Sake (Salmon), Salmon Tataki w/ Red Onions, Shime Saba (Marinated Mackerel), Spanish Mackerel, Stripe Bass, Tako (Boiled Octopus), Takuwan (Marinated Radish), Tamago (Sweetened Egg Omelet), Torigai (Black Clam), Tsubuai (Giant Clam), Tuna Tataki, Unagi (Grilled Fresh Water Eel), White Tuna, Yari Ika (Squid), Salmon Skin, Spicy Tuna Hand Roll, Ebi (Shrimp) Hand Roll, California Hand Roll (Crab & Avocado), Unagi Hand Roll (Fresh Water Eel), Tempura Hand Roll, Spicy Salmon Hand Roll, Fresh Salmon Hand Roll.

Salads & Cold Items: Asian Black Noodle Salad, Asian Chicken Salad, Asian Coleslaw, Asian Mixed Green Salad, Asian Pasta Salad, Asparagus Salad, Baby Bokchoy, Baby Spinach with Mushroom Sauce, Bean Sprout Salad, Bean Thread Noodle, Bean Thread with Spinach & Shrimp, Beef Tataki, Broccoli & Baby Corn Salad, Caesar Salad, Calamari with Vegetable Salad, Cocktail Shrimp, Corn Vegetable with Tomato Sauce, Crab & Daikon with Peach Sauce, Crab Louie, Crispy Noodle Salad, Dashikombu Seaweed Salad, Edamame, Green Bean Salad, Green Mussel Salad, Hijiki with Shitake Mushrooms, Hijiki with Soy Bean, Japanese Cucumber with Spicy Sauce, Japanese Eggplant, Jicama Salad, Kabachu Salad, Mushrooms with Scallion Sauce, Octopus Salad, Peanut Noodle Salad, Red Snapper with Rayu Sauce, Red Snapper with Ponzu Sauce, Salmon Skin Salad, Sapporo Pork, Sashimi Salad, Scallop Ceviche Salad, Seafood Cocktail Salad, Seafood Corn Salad, Sesame Spinach, Smelt Fish, Smoked Salmon, Smoked Salmon Soba, Snow Crab Leg, Snow Pea Salad, Soba Salmon Salad, Soba Vegetable Salad, Soy Bean Salad, Steamed Scallop, Sunomono Salad, Sweet Shrimp Salad, Tataki Salmon, Tofu Salad, Tomato Salad, Tripe Salad, Wakame Seaweed Salad.

Hot Entrees: B.B.Q. Pork Ribs, Baked Stuffed Mushrooms, Beef Teriyaki, Blue Crab in Oyster Sauce, Breaded Crab Sticks, Calamari in Wispy Lemon Sauce, Calamari Rings with Paprika Sauce, Calamari with Carrot Sauce, Chicken Teriyaki, Corn Crab Cake, Crab Cake Ball, Crab Soup with Seaweed, Deep Fried Fluke with Wasabi Sauce, Dynamite (Seafood Medley), Egg White Fish with Kabayaki Sauce, Fried Rice, Fried White Fish with Asian Sauce, Grilled Butter Fish with Ginger, Grilled Salmon, Grilled Scallops, Grilled Seafood Cake, Grilled Shrimp on Skewer, Grilled Sword Fish with Teriyaki Sauce, Japanese BBQ Chicken, Japanese Pork BBQ, Mahi-Mahi, Miso Soup, Oden, Pork Gyoza Dumplings, Pork Loin with Gravy Sauce, Prime Rib, Red Snapper with Masago Sauce, Salmon Roll with Grain Mustard sauce, Shrimp Shumai, Shrimp Soup, Spicy Shrimp, Steamed Clams, Steamed Green Mussels, Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp, Tempura Shrimp, Tofu with Shitake Sauce, Tonkatsu, Turbot with Fried Tofu, Udon Noodle Bar, Vegetable & Shrimp Tempura, White Fish with Marinated Shrimp, Yakisoba with Vegetables, Yakitori

Dessert: Soft Serve Green Tea & Vanilla Ice Cream, Crepes, Almond Chocolate Cake, Almond Cookie, Jell-O, Apple Tart, Banana Cake, Blueberry Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Blueberry Yogurt, Brownie Cake, Butter Walnut Cookie, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Biscuit, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Coconut Cookie, Cream Cheese Cake, Cream Puff, Crepe, Fruit Tart, Green Tea Cake, Green Tea Cheesecake, Green Tea Yogurt, Lemon Cake, Mix Fruit Cake, Mocha Cake, Oreo Cheesecake, Peach Tart, Raspberry Cake, Strawberry Cake, Strawberry Yogurt, Tiramisu, Vanilla Flan, Walnut Cookie, Walnut Tart, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Grapes, Kiwi, Oranges, Pineapple, Watermelon

I know that’s a huge list of food. That is what they have on rotation during lunch and dinner and their five locations. Obviously each day won’t feature everything but I’ll have you know that there is a good deal of it there. Odds are if you see something listed you’ll either find it or something similar to it, that is why I’ve listed everything they have at times. During lunch the Hibachi Grill, Crepes Grill, Crab Legs, Cocktail Shrimp, and “Premium” fish are not served.

Because of the extensive selection and all the menu items it is very hard to give a good rundown of this place. I’ll do my best as far as explaining what I like. The thing really is that every item is fresh and mostly cooked properly. I would say that for the most part if I did not enjoy the item it was do more to personal taste and flavors rather than poor quality, keep that in mind.

They food is laid out in a massive W. The first area has all of the sushi. Again, it was difficult to recall all of the various types I had but they were all very good. I enjoyed the  California Roll (Crab, Avocado, & Cucumber), Dragon Roll (Cream Cheese, Carrot, Cucumber, Avocado, Unagi), Dynamite Roll (Salmon, Tuna, Crab, Avocado, Cucumber, & Yamagobo),  Las Vegas Roll (Unagi, Cream Cheese, Salmon, Avocado, Masago),  Philadelphia Roll (Salmon, Cream Cheese, & Avocado),  Tempura & Shrimp Roll, Kani (Crab Meat), Maguro (Tuna), Spicy Salmon Hand Roll, and Tempura Hand Roll. All of the sushi was extremely fresh and extremely delicious. Some of the rolls have different types of sauces, like a spicy mayo, ginger sauce, hot tartar sauce, etc. You can also get extra of all their sauces for dipping if you’d like.

After the sushi is all of the various cold items and salads. This is an extensive area. The items from here that I enjoyed most were Asian Chicken Salad, Asian Coleslaw,  Baby Bokchoy with Mushroom, Broccoli & Baby Corn Salad, Crab Louie, Dashikombu Seaweed Salad, Edamame, Hijiki with Shitake Mushrooms, Japanese Eggplant and Octopus Salad. I ate during lunch for the more premium items like the Snow Crab Legs were not available. Again, everything was very fresh. There was not really a bad item of the bunch. The best thing about this buffet is that you can really trust that seafood items are going to be good and that you don’t have to worry about the quality.

After the cold section is the hot entrees. There were two soups (miso and hot & sour) but I did not they them. There was also vegetable and shrimp tempura which was delicious. Of the hot dishes I enjoyed the Beef Teriyaki (cooked medium), Chicken Teriyaki, Deep Fried Fluke, Fried Rice, Grilled Seafood Cake, Grilled Shrimp on Skewer, Japanese BBQ Chicken, Japanese Pork BBQ, Pork Gyoza Dumplings and Lo-mein. There were a couple items here like the grilled salmon and the skewered chicken that were pretty dry. Other than that the items were good with the beef, fried rice, lo-mein, Japanese pork BBQ and grilled shrimp were exceptional. After the hot entree section is a Udon bar were a chef will mix together what you’d like. I did not try the Udon bar.

The desserts are probably the only place this restaurant falls short. The soft serve green tea and vanilla ice cream is very good. The good items were the Almond Cookie, Blueberry Cake, Butter Walnut Cookie, Green Tea Cake and Strawberry Yogurt. There was no cheesecakes or crepes for lunch. The remaining items they had were very light and somewhat tasteless.

Another good thing about this place is that the portions for items are small so it is easy to sample a large variety. I enjoy this as there is not a lot of waste. There were a few times when items were out as it was very busy but they refilled them within 5 minutes.

The restaurant is extremely clean as are the restrooms, all the surfaces and the buffet stations. The plates and utensils are always stocked and clean. The servers do a fantastic job of clearing empty plates and refilling beverages. You certainly get what you pay for. This buffet is expensive but trust that the food will be top quality and you will not leave hungry or disappointed.

Further reviews:
City Search
Art of the Buffet

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