Minado is a chain of Japanese All You Can Eat buffets. There was once a Minado in Manhattan but it closed less than 2 years ago and became Todai. There are still 5 locations on the East coast and my mom wanted to go to the fairly new location in Long Island. Minado

They really have a huge selection, some good, some bad, some great. Generally, most proteins were quite good but the carb’s stunk and that didn’t make sense to me since I would expect them to want to encourage people to eat more of the carbohydrate items that are cheaper and more filling.

Since I tried almost everything, you don’t have to:


  • Eggplant
  • Beef Teriyaki (nice and rare)
  • Beef Tataki
  • Seared Salmon
  • Seared Snapper
  • Curry Inari
  • Hibachi Beef Rib
  • Acorn Squash Tempura
  • Octupus Salad
  • Squid Salad

Don’t Try:

  • Cold Soba Noodle
  • Stir-Fried Udon Noodles
  • Stuffed Crab Shell
  • Raw Oysters
  • Edamame
  • Hibachi Octopus
  • Crepes (made to order)
  • Jumbo Prawns (shell-on)
  • Pork with Fried Vegetables
  • Green Mussels with onion and peppers
  • Fried Shrimp
  • Dumpling

Try, if you feel like it:

  • Udon Noodle Soup (made to order)
  • Large assortment of Sushi (fish was pretty good but the rice was dry)
  • Large Assortment of rolls
  • Sashimi
  • Crab Legs
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Large Assortment of cakes (better than most buffets but not amazing)
  • Hijiki Salad
  • Squid with Acorn Squash
  • Seafood Ceviche

Items I didn’t try:

  • Asparagus
  • Sauteed Spinach
  • Ice Cream
  • Hibachi Shrimp Skewers
  • Hibachi Mushroom Skewers
  • Sesame Seaweed Salad
  • Fried Scallop
  • Fried Calamari
  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Soup
  • Shu Mai
  • Fried Rice

I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot but this list will give you a head start.

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