5628 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN | Directions 3721136.047114 -86.713432
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 11pm;Sun. 5pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Townhomes of Shadow Glen
Probably the best Korean food in Nashville – Well, that's not saying much. There isn't a good Korean restaurant in Nashville. You just have to accept it. Because of that, Midori stands out because it's not so horrible as the others. The first time we had Midori, we actually ate there. The food was very good. The second time, we got our food to go. Our pajun was burnt and rock hard (which is what happens if you microwave it too many times). Our nak-ji-bok-eum (stir-fried octopus, which is tastier than it sounds) wasn't so great either. What few pieces we had of the octopus were swimming in a pool of the sauce, which isn't really desirable in a stir-fry. The nastiest part though was that we found rice (old, stuck-together kind) in the bahn-chan. We stopped eating after that. I think it's pretty customary for Korean restaurants to "recycle" their bahn-chans. It's nasty, but I think a lot of them do it. A lot of restaurants in bigger cities make a point of dumping out the bahn-chan in a recycling tray/bin at the table when they clear the tables, but apparently, such sanitary practice is not practiced at Midori. Eat there at your own risk.
Best In Nashville Worth the Drive – No trendy tie-dye rolls or annoying loud techno music to make this favorite place of mine appeal to the hip crowd. Not that those rolls cant be fun, or that they dont taste great they are just not what Midori is about. Midori is about great quality fish, awesome rice, and really fresh veggies. You will find some designer rolls, but this is the place to go if you mainly want awesome nigiri, and other basic rolls. As far as portions are concerned they dont skimp. The Nigiri comes with a huge slab of fish on top rather than the sliver of fish other restaurants in Nashville pawn off on us for high prices. For value on the dollar nothing compares to Midori, and its taste is the equal or better of any other sushi restaurants in Nashville. They also offer really great Korean food that the adventurous can try.
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