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Posted by Anonymous on 05/16/2008
What's the first thing you do when you move into a new apartment? Find the best sushi takeout/delivery in the neighborhood! Since I didn't know anyone in this area to ask for rec's I checked the reviews on Miyako, and thanks to all you wonderful people who reviewed it, I've found the best sushi place on the UWS. (Ok, Ruby Foo's has fun rolls too but they don't have much variety and it's insanely expensive). I give their food 4.0 stars because it is the best on the UWS, but the best sushi in Manhattan is not on the UWS. One reviewer a few yrs ago recommended the Amsterdam Roll. I ordered it my first time at Miyako, and even when I try new rolls, I always order the Amsterdam Roll. It's my favorite at Miyako. Sometimes it varies - some days insanely amazing, some days just great. I also like to get the Alaska roll with added Tobiko inside. My fiance likes to get the Dinner Bento with Sashimi as the Entree and a spicy salmon roll. I am awaiting my order as I type - they are always so fast. ... Ha. I am back after unpacking my order and starting with my free Dynamite Roll. Ok so my cell phone says I called them at 9:58PM on a Friday night and spent almost 2 minutes on the phone. At 10:26PM lots of sushi for the two of us arrived! I live two avenues and 15 street blocks away. There's a waitress/hostess at the restaurant that I've seen on two different occaisions. I swear she looks like an asian Kate Moss. Maybe a few inches shorter, very short hair, very quiet but so nice. Must eat, will review on my new rolls later.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/16/2008
I did the AYCE on Monday. They have a BIG board outside advertising it. When I went in, the waitress tried to give me a regular menu. I said I am doing the AYCE. She rolled her eyes very obviously and took her very sweet time getting me the ayce sheets. I am so nice in a restaurant and profusely thank people and say "please". I hate that kind of utter rudeness back. If you don't want people doing AYCE don't advertise it and don't do it! You can't put a big sign outside and then get annoyed because people want the deal advertised loudly on the sign! Despite this, it was very, very good. One thing I liked is that there are things besides sushi on the ayce menu: salad, miso soup, tempura veg/chicken, terriyaki beef, etc. I have to say the sushi was fantastically fresh and good tasting. My orders came very quickly. They didn't purposely overload with rice - it was a true balance. The spicy salmon sashimi was delicious and the most moist and flavorful I have had in ages. The bad: they are obsessive about not wasting to the point of making it unpleasant. I totally understand charging for leftover rolls and rice. Completely, I do. I had ordered vegetable tempura..they didn't specify which vegetables, usually it's broccoli, onion, sweet potato, etc. One piece was a weird type of radish- I ate half of it and it was gross - semi crunchy and I hate radish for the most part. I even ate the tempura batter off of it so they wouldn't think I was purposely leaving some over. I left that on my plate and while they cleared other plates they left that one. Finally, the waitress said, "All you can eat, must finish EVERYTHING!" We are literally talking something the size of a postage stamp. I told her I don't like it emphatically and it is gross. She rolled her eyes and said next time they charge. I was purposely careful to eat every single grain of rice of the sushi and I even ate the shredded cucumber garnish on the tempura plate. You do not have to be a nazi about it when I am not trying to scam, I am not leaving leftover rice and seaweed on sushi. I ordered chicken yakitori - menu just said chicken on skewers. There were 2 giant pieces of mushrooms.. I DESPISE mushrooms. They would make me throw up if I ate one. Fearful I would get charged for something I would have gladly asked to leave off if I had known, I had to hide it in my napkin. I understand trying to limit the scamming and worry about costs, but going to such extremes is not necessary either.
Posted by all you can eat, if you can get served on 03/06/2008
Delivery orders were getting filled before in-house diners. A hot entree was delivered to our table within 10 minutes of ordering, and then there was a 45 minute wait for the sushi order. They kept saying it was due to the "all you can eat sushi" factor which they offer on Monday nights. Well it's all you can eat if you can actually get served. We couldn't wait to get out of there. No thanks.
Posted by simsi on 12/13/2007
great place and great food. recommend it
Posted by ivete on 11/08/2007
We get take out from here at least once a week and it's always, always great. They're super quick, the fish is really fresh, tempura's crispy and not at all greasy, and the gyoza is flavorful. The only negative I can think of is that their spicy stuff tends to be too mild for my taste, but that's not a big deal. Give this place a shot next time you want quick and easy dinner!
Posted by Spud on 09/04/2007
My wife and I used to eat here all the time. But in the last year or so the quality of the food has declined noticably, so we've stopped. With so many good sushi restaurants around, why bother going to one that isn't that good any more? Hopefully Miyako will recover.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/24/2007
I have been visiting & ordering from Miyako frequently for the last few years. The service, quality, and prices have been consistently good in-restaurant as well as at home. My favs: spicy mako roll combo and bento box. The ginger salad dressing is super fresh... I always order an extra to go. Freebies are a +++ too!!