It has been nearly a year since I was last here and I recall Miyabi use to be a regular stomping ground when I a universtity student filling myself up on a large bowl of rice (Oyakaidon) which was cheaper than what it costs now.
There were not many people when we arrived for dinner one or two tables.
We ordered a few entrees and mains to share.
Green Tea – with a taste toasted rice flavour to it, was good. The thing that was lacking was the refilll of water when we had consumed our cup of green tea.
Salmon Nigiri – the sushi rice was still warm when the dish arrived to our table, which seemmed to be over cooked as it was soft and slightly gluggy. the salmon looked fairly appleaing and relatively thick.
Sashimi (medium sized) consisted of salmon tuna and terakihi. When the waitress brought the dish over, she failed to tell us what fish was what.
Teriyaki Beef with Soba – the beef was nicey cooked wihere it was slightly pink in the middle. Lot of teriyaki sauce to go round each piece of beef which was cooked to how I like it, where it was slightly rare in the middle.
te soba was over cooked as it was far to soft. however the soba would have to be the darkest I have ever seen. Simple noodle dish in a light fish based broth.
Katsudon – breaded pork cutlet with egg served on top of a bowl of rice. Simply delicious and very tasty. I think this dish tasted better than my teriyaki beef., where the pork is deep fried but still tender and succulent This is one filling bowl where Plus 1 only had half of his rice. I think it is best to eat the deep fried pork cutlet quickly while the coating is still crispy.
Miyabi must be doing something good, as they are still live and kicking even at least a decade in business and is still going strong. Even though the Miyabi is not run and own by Japanese it still produces pretty good Japanese food.
Location: 142 Willis Street, Shop 13, Wellington