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“AMAZING”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Miyake

Miyake
Ranked #79 of 607 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
St Remy
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“AMAZING”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

I LOVE MIYAKE!! The Maine Lobster sushi roll is the best thing in the world. If you are a picky eater than don't go. Just go!

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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  • Russian first
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English first
Northeast US
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58 reviews
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“Good food, off-putting service....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Can't help occasionally wanting to going back to Miyake for the food, but too often end up frustrated by the service. Last occurrence: lunch one recent week day, three occupied tables and some four wait-staff who seemed impatient to see guests leave. The New York Times had a few days later an article on electronic tablets replacing menus and waiters, and that would have been an improvement. Too bad, as the food really is very good.

  • Visited June 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Poor Service with mediocre food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

The overall experience was less than ideal. We ordered the Chef's Omakase( chef's choice). We noticed that the other clients had an extra dish that we did not have. The staff insisted that the menu changed throughout the course of the night instead of admitting that they omitted a course. We sat in front of the sushi bar and observed the chefs made all the courses throughout the night and the omitted dish was prepared for other customers even before we started our dinner.

When we asked them to provide the list of our courses, they were not able to do so. Making a mistake was one thing but failure to admit the mistake was worse form. The server/waitress, Kristen, also was offensive and did not treat us with the proper respect one would expecte by a customer when we asked about the omission.

We will not recommend this place to others. Food was mediocre. Some dishes were good but others were overdone.

  • Visited June 2014
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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“Incredibly creative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

By far one of the best meals I have ever had. Got the three course vegetarian meal; it was all chef choice and very fresh based on the week's produce at the farmer's market. A bit pricey but worth every penny.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank toastybecca
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nirvana”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

The glowing reviews are all true. One may have to go to New York or Japan to find Japanese food this fresh, creative and mind-blowing especially at these prices. I have not yet dined at O YA in Boston and so cannot compare the two. Some HAVE compared them which is extremely high praise for Miyake from what O know of the prices at O YA. But at $65 for the Chef's 8-course Omakase tasting menu at Miyake, I doubt O YA can come close to this experience once you get the bill, which is, I've heard gargantuan. Miso soup made with lobster stock was restrained and subtle, with the essence of the sea, a delicious palate opener. We were able to taste back-and forth between the Chef's 8-course Omakase and the multi-course tasting menu as we ordered both. It was intriguing not knowing what James Beard nominated Chef Masa Miyake would prepare next, and I had great fun watching he and his team work in the warm, classy, beautiful room. Uni, glazed and lightly torched was first up on the Omakase. Just amazing. The night included (among many others) a delectable crab cake, Manila clams in sake, grilled octopus infused with the smokey char of the fire, stellar, an impeccably fresh selection selection of sashimi of lobster, toro, mackeral, salmon, and a few others that was as beautifully presented as it was mind-blowing. The nigiri course was one of my favorites of the night (but I'm hard pressed to name a favorite really). Uber-fresh and masterfully executed this was serious sushi! Two-year old guinea hog from the Chef's own farm, along with pork belly, charcoal grilled, was so tender and sweet I could not get enough of it. I tried three different sakes, all different, all great including a desert sake with green tea tiramisu, light as a cloud and delicious. I think one of the most impressive and refreshing things about our meal is that there was not a roll in sight (at least not on our table). Nothing against the ubiquitous sushi roll, it has its place (though most American versions I find to be far too large). I found the lack of them in both menus that night to be just perfect. Service was impeccable, breezy and erudite with all ingredients in each dish well explained. We have some perfectly good sushi in Boston, and as I've said, I've not yet found the friend with the generosity and space on his or her credit card or an appropriately impressed corporate client with same to dine out at O YA yet. But if Mikake were to come to Boston there would be waves, big ones. Until then, Portland is less than two hours from the hub. Take what you'd save at O YA, drive to Portland, get a room for a night or two and book a table at Mikake (the flagship location on Fore St.) A night this great is worth the drive from Boston. Miyake now easily ranks as one of the best meals we've ever had. We will be back, and soon.

  • Visited May 2014
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