Pop music drones in the background as our table of four faces the memorabilia on the wall and Japanese tapestries with lucky cats for decorations. The hostess seated us with menus on which we marked our sushi roll orders.
Only seven minutes away (near Tom Thumb), Midori Sushi provides a great, quick getaway for the lazy diner. Also, for those abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, the fish and vegetarian options allow you to eat out while maintaining the fast.
The waitress immediately brought water after we ordered. Senior Lucy Bennett and I ordered the house white wine at a reasonable $4.50 per glass. They also serve Sapporo and, of course, tea and soft drinks.
Immediately following our drink order, our waitress brought miso soup with a small dish of four warm and delicious sushi samples. The soup was tasty and comforting when coping with the inevitable post-Groundhog sickness.
The various sushi rolls range from $4.50 to about $16. Senior Kayla Castillo and I shared several flavors in order to experience different types of sushi. Our Caterpillar, shrimp tempura and salmon rolls all came on a wooden boat dish.
My favorite roll was the Caterpillar, which the restaurant wrapped with avocado and topped with crunch. The shrimp tempura incorporated a fried shrimp tail at either end of the roll, adding a greasy element to an otherwise light dish. My least favorite, the salmon roll, had little flavor and an unappetizing texture.
Though the waitresses were very friendly, the entire visit took much longer than anticipated, given the slow service. While waiting for our check, the waitresses seemed to have forgotten about us entirely. The fact that only two sushi chefs crafted dinners for the entire restaurant also contributed to the slow experience.
For two girls, three to four rolls perfectly satisfied our appetites.
Midori Sushi Japanese
4020 N MacArthur Blvd #114
Irving, TX 75038
Open weekdays from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 5:30p.m. – 10 p.m.
Closed on Sundays