Wandering Outside the Bubble


Mary Murphy, Contributing Writer


In addition to serving entrees like the one pictured, Midori offers a lunch buffet. –Photo courtesy of Nothing But Crumbs
In addition to serving entrees like the one pictured, Midori offers a lunch buffet.
–Photo courtesy of Nothing But Crumbs

Ever since I came to the University of Dallas, I’ve been craving one thing that I just can’t seem to find in our area: sushi. However, this past week I found a wonderful sushi restaurant lying right under my nose.

Midori is about five minutes away from campus, right off of Northgate and MacArthur. After hearing about this restaurant from a friend, a group of us decided to go check it out for lunch.

The fact that it’s so close to campus allowed us to go right after we got out of class at 12:20, have a fun, unrushed lunch, and get back to campus in time for us to run to our next class.

Needless to say, this restaurant definitely filled my sushi craving. It has a buffet full of different options, including salad, dumplings, California rolls, tuna rolls and even little cheesecake bites as desert at the end.

The all-you-can-eat lunch buffet is 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday -¬ Friday, and costs a mere 11 dollars. You can also order various combinations of sushi and fish, ranging from eight to 10 dollars.

For dinner, there are a few more options, such as noodles, traditional dinners and seafood dinners. Most of these meals cost from 12 to 16 dollars.

The food was amazing, and the staff was excellent at replenishing any sushi rolls that ran out at the bar. The only minor warning I have about this restaurant is that it isn’t as speedy on drink refills. It took about thirty minutes for someone to come around and refill our drinks, and by that point I had just resorted to stealing everyone else’s water.

Other than this, my experience at Midori was awesome. The restaurant is a bit larger than the past two I’ve reviewed, and they also have several larger dinner tables in a back room for larger parties. Whether it’s a date or a large group of friends, there’s enough room in this restaurant to bring them to eat sushi.

Although it seems somewhat well known around the University of Dallas, judging by the fact I saw a UD professor as well as a few students there when I went for lunch, I think everyone should know about this great restaurant.

If you don’t have class from 11 to 2, I suggest going during the week around that time. That’s the best time to get scrumptious all-you-can-eat sushi for a decent price. Just a hop, skip and a jump from campus, Midori definitely makes my list of top places to eat outside of the Bubble, and hopefully it makes yours too.

Midori is open Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Saturday 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. It is not open on Sunday. If you have any questions about Midori, feel free to call (972) 887-1818.


Midori Sushi Japanese

4020 N MacArthur Blvd #114

Irving, TX 75038





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