Above all, Mr. Miyagi is the most popular and cool Japanese restaurant on Chapel street. In other words, it’s always full of people, also guests waiting to get inside and far away with most followers on Instagram, 59.1K to be exact. Therefore, Samurai Gourmet had a duty to come to eat Japanese food here. In fact, to make sure that whether the food is so good as the popularity.
After that, to come to Mr. Miyagi, for sure my expectation was high. That is to say, I was expecting, nothing more than delicious food. Besides, not long ago, I had dinner, in a likewise Japanese restaurant, called Tokyo Tina, also located on the same street, where the experience was amazing and the food so good. Hence, my moral was so high, to taste Japanese food again.
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Samurai Gourmet At Mr. Miyagi
Once, I arrived here, soon the host told me that they were full. Therefore, I had to wait around 20 minutes. In the meantime, they led me to the bar, to get a drink, whilst my table is ready. After that, I got a beer and before ending it, the table was ready set up to enjoy my Japanese food.
First of all, I realized that the staffs are so friendly and pleased to help you, surely a good a start. But now, I had to see, if the food was good, so exciting.
Salmon Nori Taco The Best at Mr. Miyagi
Without doubt, the Salmon Nori Taco was my favorite of the night, which consisted in salmon belly, sushi rice, spicy napa cabbage, kewpie mayo and chilli oil. Besides, it gave to me, the most authentic Japanese flavors and also the most tasty. In short, this dish was the only one that I loved.
After that, pity to say but the Japanese food was so average.
Prawn & Ginger Dumplings
Certainly, I haven’t tried less tasty dumplings in Melbourne than Mr. Miyagi. In other words, lack of flavors and the crispy sweet potatoes on the top, didn’t play well with this dish. Although, it was not bad but surely too average for a restaurant with such as reputation.
So I continued with the Wagyu Tataki served with nashi pear, puff rice, red wine pickled shallots, sesame ponzu and wasabi. Sadly to say, but it wasn’t what I was expecting, because the first thing that came to my mind, after tasted it, was the Wagyu Tataki that I ate at Tokyo Tina, surely much better than Mr. Miyagi. As a result, nothing special.
King Fish Aburi Sushi
Then I went with the happy’s handroll, to make sure, with this one I could get that sparks and exclaim the word wow, due to, I love sushi. But definitely not. In fact, it was good as regular.
By the way, the sushi changes daily. That is to say, don’t expect the same roll, on the menu, the next day.
Although, I was almost full, still wanted to find nice food here. Hence, I decided to taste the dessert, Pumpkin Toast served with white chocolate, pumpkin ganache, honeycomb, yoghurt sorbet and spiced pumpkin ice cream. In short, just good enough.
Finally, I reckon, this review has been, the hardest of all. But, my mission, is the people can have beautiful experience with food and let them know, when something is going wrong. Besides, it might be useful also for the staffs who works here, to make some improvements.
In conclusion, I wish a better tomorrow to Mr. Miyagi, to continue making people happy with great food.
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Location Melbourne, Australia
Mr. Miyagi Restaurant
Rate: 4,2/5 Grateful/ Good
Price: Average per person $$$90 AUD
Contact: 03 9529 5999 / INFO@MRMIYAGI.COM.AU
Address: 99 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181