I was very excited when I heard about Kado no Mise opening in the Twin Cities.
There are quite a few sushi restaurants in the cities, but I had high hope particularly for this place because I had a feeling that they would serve quality sushi in comfortable yet sophisticated space.
And I was not wrong.
Their sake and cocktail lists are impressive, but their beer list is short.
Terry said there were only three options for beer.
This time we passed on drinks.
The barley tea was refreshing.
Amuse-bouche: Braised burdock, celery, and carrots.
The oysters were small but delicious.
I liked that they were served rather simply, with ponzu, grated radish, and green onion so that I could really enjoy the sweetness of the oysters.
Other than the oysters, we asked all the dishes to be brought to the table at the same time.
So our table looked like this, and I loved it!
Tuna (toro) and Sake (Salmon) sashimi.
Ikura: Salmon Roe.
Uni: Sea Urchin.
Isaki: Japanese Grunt Fish.
Anago: Sea Eel.
Home Soy Sauce with a brush.
You get to brush soy sauce on the nigiri sushi.
This was so cool.
Well, you might ask what Terry ate?
I was a bit worried because I was not sure if he would find anything he likes.
But he actually found several things that caught his eye, and he liked them.
Ebi Shiso Age: Shiso-Wrapped Crispy Blue Prawn.
Kabocha Salad: Kabocha Squash with Sauteed Mushrooms and Spring Greens.
Kanpyo Maki: Soy-simmered Gourd Roll.
We had a wonderful dinner, and I’m sure we’ll go back soon.
This time I picked individual dishes from the menu (and I loved all of them), but they have “omakase (chef-selected course dinner), and I might have to try that next time.
Since I’m Japanese, people often ask me where they can get good sushi in the twin cities.
Now I know how to respond!
Kado no Mise means “Cornered Restaurant” in Japanese.