Miyako

The lengthiness of Japanese menus usually has us heading for the set meals and this was no exception 69 Reviews

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We had already considered giving up and going home when we slammed the breaks to avoid a man who suddenly, and quite inexplicably, stopped his car in the middle of the road just outside the hotel. At least we had been moving at that point. Before our sudden spurt of pace was aborted with heart-stopping abruptness, our painfully slow journey down Mina Road reminded us why we don’t dine at the Hyatt Regency more often; the hotel boasts good restaurants but it takes half an evening to get there.

Thankfully, in terms of our mental well-being, Miyako isn’t a fast-paced conveyor-belt sushi bar but an intimate, tidy and tranquil kind of restaurant of light oranges and browns; a perfect place for the quiet contemplation of life over a bento box. The lengthiness of Japanese menus usually has us heading for the set meals and this was no exception. Shabu-shabu – meaning ‘swish, swish’ in Japanese for the noise it makes in the pot – consists of a pan of boiling broth, Chinese cabbage and juicy mushrooms, chunks of tofu, and a plate of thinly-sliced raw beef.

In Lost In Translation, Bill Murray’s character, confronted with a Japanese hot-pot, indignantly asks ‘What kind of restaurant makes you cook your own food?’ He would have liked Miyako, which gives you the choice – you can either be brave but risk eating undercooked meat and limp greens, or wimp out like us and have the waitress do the job while standing over your table. While the lack of privacy killed our conversation, straggles of unfeasibly tender beef submissively coiled and curled in the heat of the pot. This juicy, light and sweet meat, along with the tofu and vegetables, was flapped into some ponzu (sesame seed sauce) and eaten with plain rice.

Miyako is one of the most expensive Japanese restaurants in the city, hence our Dhs25 edamame and our Dhs18 portions of miso soup, but the set menus offer good value for money. For Dhs115 per person, the shabu-shabu includes a huge amount of beef and vegetables, a small portion of tuna, salmon and snapper sashimi, a small squid appetiser and green tea ice cream. It’s enough meditative mellowness to make the traffic seem a small inconvenience.

The bill (for two)
San Pellegrino Dhs26
2x miso soup Dhs36
Edamame Dhs25
Shabu-shabu meal Dhs230
Rice Dhs10
Total (including service) Dhs327


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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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  • 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: 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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  • Best for: Romantic
  • 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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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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

Posted by: Clarissa on 15 Mar ' 12 at 05:30
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • 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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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • 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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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • 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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