I went last week to Miyako, the UAE’s first authentic Japanese restaurant at Hyatt Regency Dubai.
Miyako has completely been remodeled and reopened as a new restaurant.
Miyako means “the capital” in Japanese.
Legend has it, that it was the centre of civilization in Japan.
Pioneering the “Japanese Food” experience in Dubai, Miyako now presents genuine taste of Japan in a modern, fresh and moody ambience.
The menu is very big and they have a huge selection food, make sure that you are very hungry to be able to try as much as you can 🙂
In a full open kitchen with its lively, vibrant atmosphere, Master Chefs work their magic to cook up a mouth-watering feast of fresh seafood, meats, seasonal vegetables along with flavoursome sauces. Diners can embark upon a gastronomical journey as they explore a menu offering regional specialties, all time classics, soups & sushi, sizzling hot meat, fish and seafood. A wide variety of Teppanyaki set menus, hot pot dishes, Bento boxes, business lunch and an assortment of desserts are presented at the restaurant.
Miyako’s remodeled interiors are inspired by traditional Japanese elements like paper parasols, rustic cobble stone streets, Tatami weaves and Shou-Sogi-Ban, the Japanese method of preserving timber by charring it. The restaurant is divided into three different and authentic dining experiences – a private, live Teppanyaki room; main dining area with a sushi bar and an intimate Tatami room. It also features a full open kitchen with a Teppanyaki counter, a Yakitori grill and a cozy bar offering a wide selection of Sake & Shochu.
A favourite of local residents and the Japanese community in Dubai, Miyako has reinvented itself in a new avatar to continue its legacy of serving authentic Japanese delicacies in this ever-changing city.
Let me start telling you about my Japanese Journey 🙂
Edamame, Boiled Green Soybeans are a great way to start as an appetizer, specially if you are very hungry and you need something very quickly.
Then the waitress recommended us to try the Agedashi Tofu, Deep Fried Bean Curd.
It was nice but honestly it was the first time we eat Tofu.
The taste sounded a bit weird for us at the beginning then we ended liking it.
There is a first time for everything!
When I opened the menu and saw Yaki Gyoza, Pan Fried Pork Dumpling, I couldn’t believe my eyes!
And you might say why?!
Because this is the first time in UAE I see pork gyoza and because I used to eat it a lot when I was living in Paris.
It was Divine!
I chose a few sushi rolls and they were super tasty!
Salmon Avocado Roll, Salmon and Avocado with Mayonnaise
Tempura Roll, Shrimp Tempura and Avocado with Mayonnaise
Spider Roll, Soft Shell Crab and Avocado with Mayonnaise
The waitress recommended us this Butaniku Yaki Soba, Pan Fried Egg Noodle with Pork and Vegetable.
It was tasty!
I highly recommend you to try this Shake Saikyouyaki, Grilled Salmon Marinated with Miso.
It was the first time I eat miso marinated baked salmon.
So flavorful and I would definitely order it again on my next visit!
The Tsukune, Chicken Meatballs with Sweet Soy Sauce are also a must.
You must try them!
Mochi Ice Cream, Rice Cake Ice Cream is my favorite Japanese.
I eat regularly mocha, they are delicious and very light!
The Tempura Ice Cream, Deep Fried Vanilla Ice Cream was very tasty.
I highly recommend you to visit Miyako, you will thank me for that!