Kado No Mise

4.7
190 reviews
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Japanese
Kado no Mise serves Japanese fare that is simple and delicate - true to the tastes and form that Chef Furukawa learned when he first started cooking professionally in his hometown of Tokyo, Japan. Every meal, including our nigiri, sashimi, and maki, is carefully hand-crafted from a select choice of fresh, local and Japanese ingredients in the true Edomae style. No derivatives. No extrapolation. Kado no Mise, which translates to “Corner Restaurant,” located at 33 North First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN - Main Floor.
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DC
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good, very expensive, but very high quality

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LT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Set out the counter! Best experience! Loved the interaction!

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Bartender Jenny was incredibly knowledgeable about all the sake on hand and gave us all a great,
Informative experience.

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TF
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go to Kado no Mise, we leave saying it’s our favorite restaurant. Thank you, Chefs Shige and Jeff for another incredible omakase. Loved it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered the Omakase dinner, and was welcomed to a new world of Japanese cuisine. The chef explained every thing he served, and the wait staff helped us learn how each course was supposed to be enjoyed. It was spectacular, and definitely not for everyone, but I loved getting to expand my palate

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite overall dining experience in the Twin Cities. Far too often I feel like I practically have to shout to talk to my boyfriend at dinner but Kado No Mise has a overall quietness and intimacy unlike other restaurants in the cities.

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EM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Service was great, but the food was over priced and not that good. I won't go back.

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S
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were visiting Minneapolis and wanted

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JK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I was so excited to eat at Kado No Mise, but found it to be a perplexing evening of contrasting feelings. The staff emanated a stressed out vibe, not relaxing -- kind of uptight. Cocktails were meh -- stick to the sake list which is superb. Loved the Demon Cutter. The tofu in the tofu salad was divine (said no one ever before about raw tofu). The Chawanmushi (custard) was not set properly, unfortunate because the flavor was great. But the fish! So many beautifully plated and delicious pieces of nigiri -- of particular note was the eel, sliver herring, sea robin, salmon roe and chutoro. The entire experience was made slightly less enjoyable by our proximity to an arrogant blowhard who barked for the entirety of our nearly 2-hour meal. I will definitely go back, but we'll sit at the counter and stick to the sushi and sake.

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So in love with this place! This was my second time dining at Kado no mise, the food was amazing and Chef Jeff and Pete were so knowledgeable and friendly :) I look forward to coming back soon!

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NB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The place was recommended by a friend so others like it. A couple dishes were good but some were not. We ordered plenty but left hungry.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Great sushi. Poor service

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our experience; from the top notch service to the incredible presentation and quality. We wrapped up our meal with a visit to the second floor whiskey bar for a night cap. An epicurean adventure that requires a repeat visit soon!

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

While expensive, this is a great little gem in the Twin Cities. There’s free parking, and they arrange a new menu every day. The alcohol selection is nice and the food portions are generous. Of course it is pricey, but it’s a very nice date night. The one thing I didn’t love about it was how close the tables are together. You are practically elbow to elbow with your neighbour, so I would suggest going during a less busy time of day unless you want to make new friends. Everything else was superb. Coat check, constant refills, very friendly staff, amazing food.

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TE
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here last week and sat at the counter. Went to have omakase and was a great experience! The price was a bit high at $95 but would definitely do it again. It was around 10 different dishes from a egg custard to many different pieces of sushi. The head chef told us what was in each dish and made every dish in front of you. The servers did really well, always prompt and never missing a beat. Will plan on making this an annual dinner with my girlfriend and I. In all, nothing else to say except good service and great food!

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P
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kado is a unique Japanese experience that is hard to find in the Midwest. Great staff. Clean, modern decor. All topped off with a simple and traditional menu with a variety of choices.

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Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Great food. Did the chef omakase tasting experience but unfortunately the chef acted fairly rude the entire evening. Would have been an excellent experience otherwise.

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AB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Yes I would! The food was great and the whisky bar above the restaurant was very cool!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious, but the service was terrible. Waitress barely noticed us and took forever to check up to see if we needed anything. We wanted to order more but could never get our waitress attention. When we were finished and wanted our tab we couldn’t get a hold of our waitress. we waited 15 mins and finally decided to call out to her, but as we did we were told to hold on which was surprising as the restaurant was barely busy. None the less we waited longer and finally got the bill. Having noticed that she was taking better care of the ones that looked like they had a fat wallet instead of those that were casual dressed I felt discriminated. Only reason why I would recommend this place would be of the food nothing else. Only go there if you have the money to flaunt otherwise feel the negligent customer service you will be receiving.

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TC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful environ, staff and food.
We’ve been in both winter and summer
always good.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very much enjoyed the Valentines Day special six course meal. Every bite was delicious.

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L
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great recommendations from the chefs, great food, and totally enjoyable time before attending a Guthrie play.

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LR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome time! Food and ambiance and waiter Jonas great

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I are huge food-lovers and have eaten at a lot of places throughout the Twin Cities. That being said, Kado No Mise was hands down the best dining experience we've had in the cities.

First off: The atmosphere was absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend going early and getting counter seating if you get a chance - it's a completely different experience to be able to sit in front of a chef that makes everything in front of you and is incredibly knowledgeable about what they're creating. They give you warm towels and barley tea to start off as a courtesy and it completely sets the mood for the experience to come.

When it came down to the food, we spent the better part of an hour and a half just quietly crying over how fantastic everything was. My partner got the chefs choice which came with 6-7 kaiseki plates and I chose a premade set of about 5. Everything was prepared with such love and respect for the ingredients and just tasted absolutely incredible. You could tell that there was so much heart in every piece of food you ate and you just end up naturally slowing down to savor every bit of it. They also have a phenomenal sake menu with a variety of flavors!

You're probably not going to eat here for anything under $50-75 per person, but for the level of craftmanship and respect you get I would easily pay triple. If it's so good here, I can't even imagine the level of quality that's upstairs at Kaiseki Furukawa!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience

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LQ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think this is one of the best place in down town Minneapolis, nice place, nice food.

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HP
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The chef was the nicest looking man I had ever laid eyes on. The food was spectacular. Small portions though so don’t come super hungry.

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DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals in MN! Best sushi in the Minneapolis/Twin Cities area

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and the waitress was awesome! drinks were good, the sushi was very fresh and very well made. the rice was perfect. I felt like i was in a high end sushi bar in NYC.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic sushi, great ambience, and outstanding service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible - felt like I was back in Japan

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m
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The sushi rolls were excellent. It is just very expensive.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The omakase is the way to go. The barracuda and tuna are favorites, but it is all so good.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good place for being in Minnesota! I’ve kinda given up on MN when it comes to non-Americanized Asian food. However this place changed my mind. Maybe Minneapolis is going to become a big-city-like place with accessible authentic foods after all? (Baseless speculation from one food experience but like wouldn’t that be neat?) 😋😋😋

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MP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good quality Japanese. Exceptional quality fish. Most traditional dishes were true to form. Some non-fish dishes were overpriced. If you know Japanese food, sitting at the sushi bar will deliver solid results.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love Kado. My only marginal complaint is that it’s a bit drafty. We were aware each time the door opened .
The food, service and decor were as always , outstanding.

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f
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very patient and knowledgeable about the Japanese cuisine and offered excellent suggestions. Much appreciated.

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C
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The sushi was incredible. The service was not good. Inattentive waitresses who had zero knowledge about the types of fish I hadn’t encountered in nigiri before (which is likely to be the same for many diners thanks to their very unique list of available sushi, and all they could tell me was what color the fish was), cold tea (came to the table at room temp, and had my cup taken before asking for a refill), and overcooked salmon for my fiancé (but overall the food was exceptional, despite this).

Upstairs, by contrast, they are remarkably knowledgeable. That’s why I was surprised that the staff in Kado no Mise were so inattentive and lacking in basic information. In the future, I will sit at the bar and order omakase, instead of getting a table. I’m confident that’ll be a more pleasing experience, especially for the cost.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Showed up for res and restaurant would not seat us.

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