Midori is the first sushi restaurant in
, and adds uniqueness to the area because of its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Mount Pleasant
The owner, Rich Swindlehurst saw a need for a more upscale dining option, and thought sushi would be the perfect cuisine to go with it.
When walking into Midori you are greeted by a friendly host and taken in to its intimate atmosphere, which includes seating for 56 with booth and table options, a long, glossy bar accented by candlelight, and music to fill the air, you feel like you transported to a restaurant in
or Chicago . With the addition of a swank new patio, diners get the pleasure of eating their favorite sushi rolls and sipping their favorite beverage in an outdoor setting while enjoy the sights and sounds of Downtown, New York . Mount Pleasant
Midori has seen the positive impact the patio seating has brought to the restaurant and Downtown and plan to bring it back each summer. The patio is a temporary structure that will be removed for the cold weather months but will remain open June through October.
Midori has also just unveiled a lunch menu option for its patrons.
When talking to the Manager Leah Hetherington she said “The lunch menu includes many of the popular items from the dinner menu including sushi and share plates and also features 5 new sandwiches and an assortment of rice and noodle bowls.” Hetherington also mentioned although it may feel “high class” Midori is very affordable stating “Soups, salads and share plates range from $4 to $14, sushi ranges from $7 to $15 and main plates range from $17 to $24.”
If you can’t make it for lunch, the dinner menu goes way beyond the standard California Roll. Some of the most popular non-sushi items on the menu include Kobe Ishiyaki, which is a premium Waygu beef served raw and then cooked at the table on a Japanese hot stone, as well as the Grilled Tasmanian Salmon, which is served with steamed rice, sautéed fennel and snow peas, and topped with a blueberry-soy reduction.
Another popular choice is the Fire Up Roll, named in honor of the CMU Chippewas, which features tempura shrimp and asparagus, topped with spicy tuna, Serrano pepper and eel sauce.