Miyako

The reopened Miyako, curiously stationed inbetween a hotel lobby and an ice-skating rink, is an intimate, calm, and attractive restaurant 69 Reviews

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The reopened Miyako, curiously stationed inbetween a hotel lobby and an ice-skating rink, is an intimate, calm, and attractive restaurant. The dark wood furnishings include a teppanyaki table, a sushi bar and a private dining room, and the music recalls Japanese thrillers of the ’60s. The menu is extensive but short on English-language explanation, so those unfamiliar with the cuisine will appreciate that the waitresses are well-versed in the particulars of any dish.

My friend’s meal arrived in a large red and black bento box. Her miso soup – filled with soft strips of seaweed and spongy cubes of tofu – was happily slurped, and her inari sushi (fried tofu pouches stuffed with rice), softened by rice vinegar, melted on the tongue with a near-effervescent sweetness.

In another compartment of the box, her soba noodles were spot-on in texture, and their coldness sharpened their soy-tinged flavour. There were also three pieces of nigiri sushi – tuna, red snapper and salmon – which were favourably short on wasabi and snappishly fresh. Her vegetable tempura, multi-coloured and meshed together like confetti, was not particularly exciting, but enhanced dipped in tempura sauce from a leaf-shaped saucer.

My seafood set menu came in five courses, which meant I was eating on my own for the first third of the meal. I started with a dish of pickled vegetables, with strips of celery and gorgeously sweet tamago (fried egg), then moved onto a plate of sashimi – gleaming strips of raw tuna, salmon and red snapper. A small dish of sweetly marinaded sawara fish (Spanish mackerel) was followed by a thin fishy broth in which prawns, shitake mushrooms, and spinach and cabbage rolls floated. Finally, the bulk of my meal arrived which, compared to what preceded it, was a bit of a letdown. With the notable exception of the shitake mushroom, the seafood and vegetable tempura, bejewelled with emerald stubs of batter, weren’t particularly tasty. The dish also came with miso soup, boiled rice, pickled vegetables, too-chewy squid sashimi and fruit salad.

This small selection of fresh salad undid my need for dessert, but my comparably underfed bento boxer friend craved some green tea ice cream, which was strong, cool and smooth, and served in a drinking glass. After half an hour of green tea sipping, we left satisfied by some very good, if not excellent, Japanese cuisine.

By Matthew Lee

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  • Location: Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 317 2222
  • Travel: Al Khaleej Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Margaret on 08 Nov ' 12 at 08:22
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

excellent food and service

Posted by: Svetlana R. on 21 Oct ' 12 at 12:02
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Terrible place, terrible food. I have been to many Japanese resturants here and outside Dubai in different countries, this is the worst one. Not that Tepanyake is typically Japanese (as it originated in US), but at least in some places they have mastered it and here it is not mediocre - it is terrible! The Nepal guy that cooked for us didn't have much idea what he was doing, not to mention he was overcooking everything, even requested not to. He wa sputting butter (!!!) on everything and burning it...well, will definately not go there again, especially the price I paid for the mediocre service and terrible food.

Posted by: Ivy on 06 Apr ' 12 at 04:25
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Food & service was excellent
Free parking
Business set lunch with good price AED80

Posted by: stephanie on 25 Mar ' 12 at 01:19
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Really great restaurant.
it is truly best in dubai!

Posted by: Sandie on 25 Mar ' 12 at 01:19
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Sandie on 25 Mar ' 12 at 01:19
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Posted by: Sandie on 25 Mar ' 12 at 01:18
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Sandie on 25 Mar ' 12 at 01:18
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Sandie on 25 Mar ' 12 at 01:18
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Sandie on 25 Mar ' 12 at 01:18
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Punzalan on 24 Mar ' 12 at 14:26
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: ileen gavino on 24 Mar ' 12 at 13:12
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

if u are in dubai and you crave for japanese foods, the only place to go is in MIYAKO...

Posted by: Alain J. Tagon on 21 Mar ' 12 at 04:43
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Not too pricey compared to other Japanese restaurant. Friendly and sincere staff... very accommodating... Excellent quality of food... For sure will come back again and will recommend this to my friends and family... One of my favorite restaurant for Japanese cuisine.

Posted by: manjunath poojari on 19 Mar ' 12 at 14:16
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: manjunath poojari on 19 Mar ' 12 at 14:16
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: satishpoojari on 19 Mar ' 12 at 13:59
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: satishpoojari on 19 Mar ' 12 at 13:59
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: ram kumar on 19 Mar ' 12 at 13:54
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: ram kumar on 19 Mar ' 12 at 13:54
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: binod on 19 Mar ' 12 at 13:48
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Posted by: binod on 19 Mar ' 12 at 13:48
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Posted by: shigeru sato on 19 Mar ' 12 at 13:43
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: shigeru sato on 19 Mar ' 12 at 13:43
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: thusitha on 19 Mar ' 12 at 13:40
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: thusitha on 19 Mar ' 12 at 13:40
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Mina Ibrahim on 18 Mar ' 12 at 01:05
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Mina Ibrahim on 18 Mar ' 12 at 01:05
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: kurniawan on 17 Mar ' 12 at 22:28
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: kurniawan on 17 Mar ' 12 at 22:28
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: randy on 17 Mar ' 12 at 04:08
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

my all time favorite japanese restaurant

Posted by: Eumi on 16 Mar ' 12 at 15:05
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Posted by: Eumi on 16 Mar ' 12 at 15:05
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Posted by: Beth on 16 Mar ' 12 at 14:44
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Beth on 16 Mar ' 12 at 14:44
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: LIZA IGNACIO on 16 Mar ' 12 at 13:58
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

FOOD IS SUPERB AND AMBIENCE IS SO RELAZED

Posted by: Beth on 16 Mar ' 12 at 12:14
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We are a very regular guest of the restaurant.
The food quality is excellent and value for money.
We always enjoyed the food and the friendly service of the staff.

Posted by: Jinky on 16 Mar ' 12 at 11:52
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Food is excellent!

Posted by: Albert on 16 Mar ' 12 at 05:45
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Albert on 16 Mar ' 12 at 05:45
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Meibelle on 16 Mar ' 12 at 05:44
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Excellent food and service.

Posted by: Vanessa on 15 Mar ' 12 at 11:39
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Sato Ryuta on 15 Mar ' 12 at 09:43
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Sato Ryuta on 15 Mar ' 12 at 09:43
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Catherine on 15 Mar ' 12 at 09:23
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very delicious food!
Staff having friendly smile.

Posted by: Clarissa on 15 Mar ' 12 at 05:30
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Clarissa on 15 Mar ' 12 at 05:30
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Clarissa on 15 Mar ' 12 at 05:30
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Clarissa on 15 Mar ' 12 at 05:30
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Rose on 15 Mar ' 12 at 05:19
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: on 15 Mar ' 12 at 04:12
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: on 15 Mar ' 12 at 04:12
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: on 15 Mar ' 12 at 04:11
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: on 15 Mar ' 12 at 04:11
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: on 15 Mar ' 12 at 04:09
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: on 15 Mar ' 12 at 04:09
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: on 15 Mar ' 12 at 04:07
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: on 15 Mar ' 12 at 04:07
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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Posted by: Margaret on 15 Mar ' 12 at 03:49
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Margaret on 15 Mar ' 12 at 03:49
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Yana Murashova on 15 Mar ' 12 at 02:59
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Yana Murashova on 15 Mar ' 12 at 02:59
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Cristina Robles on 03 Mar ' 12 at 17:19
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food was excellent .... recommendation from the server was all good...from the drinks up to selection of thier sushi.....

Posted by: Stella on 24 Apr ' 10 at 20:55
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Delicious, but pricey!
and the atmosphere is dull..and empty. but the tepenyaki is seriously delicious!

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