My family of four arrived in the hotel lobby at 7:30pm one night last week, met with their Sales Manager, and we proceeded to the "new" Miyako. As we approached the restaurant, we immediately noticed its new look. Instead of the brownish-yellow marble wall with the red and black logo, it was now covered with vertical pieces of wood and its name done with horizontal pieces.
|the Restaurant Reception Desk with the map of Japan|
Behind the wall at the back of the reception desk (which was where part of the old kitchen used to be) was a small area where guests could sit down on very soft and comfortable chairs and chat in front of the chiller where sake, shochu, and beers were kept.
Now on to the food.
We had California Maki, Miso Soup, Yaki Udon (because we remember ordering this last time and our kids loved it), Katsu Don, and Kaisen Bento (made up of three kinds of sashimi, tempura, grilled salmon, breaded fish, salad, california maki, pickled ginger, miso soup, and ice cream).
|We chose the matcha flavored ice-cream for the Kaisen Bento dessert, but diners could ask for|
sliced fresh fruits if they preferred that option instead.
We were happy to see that the restaurant was still very generous with their portions. As a matter of fact, we could barely finish the Katsu Don because the serving was so big (more like "huge" if you ask me ☺). However, we managed to gobble up everything else because they were all so tasty.
Sophie simply loved the miso soup, including the tofu. Here's a shot of my youngest enjoying the bowl immensely.
And of course, our girls were delighted over the ice cream. Except for a few spoonfuls Hubby and I asked so that we could at least taste it, Caila and Sophie practically finished the entire scoop themselves.
In short, the ambiance was good, the food was delicious and portions were more than enough, and the servers were prompt and attentive.
I'm pretty sure other guests would agree with me too. Why? For one thing, I noticed that nearly 80% of the guests that night were Japanese; that alone says a lot about a restaurant, and a Japanese one at that. Also, I remember that when we ate there in May last year, there was only a handful of diners. Last week, almost all the tables and stools at the kitchen counter were full, and all the private rooms were occupied by the time we left.
All in all, we were very happy with our experience at the newly renovated Miyako. Thanks to Koko-san, Oyamada-san, and the rest of the staff for another delightful dinner.
Hyatt Regency Dubai
Corniche, Deira, Dubai