Miyako steers well clear of the trendy Japanese bandwagon and lets the food do the talking. The modest interior; a mix match of dark woods, slate and bold splashes of red, doesn’t exactly inspire –but it’s comfortable all the same. Whether you’re seated at the teppan station, sushi bar or main dining area, there’s a good chance you’ll be rubbing shoulders with Japanese expats – always a good sign. The usual suspects of teppanyaki, sushi and black miso cod are all excellent. And the fresh and flavourful sushi is particularly noteworthy. Throw in a generous helping of courteous and speedy service and you have a winning formula. That said, Dhs700 for two sans alcohol for teppanyaki, feels a little overpriced (though admittedly cheaper than its competitors), but on the whole it’s still one of the best Japanese eateries this end of town.