Our first night in Melbourne was spent celebrating Alessia’s birthday at Mr. Miyagi, a recently opened Japanese eatery and bar on Chapel St, Windsor end. Alessia came across it on a Melbourne photographers Facebook page and we thought it would be good to check out something new and exciting and see what the hype was about. Rocking up at about 8.30pm on a Wednesday night we were seated straight away at a communal table, with the rest of the restaurant full with a predominately young after work crowd.
Mr. M insignia on the wine glasses.
We share a carafe of wine and nibble on a bowl of Edamame whilst we decide on how to conquer the menu. It is broken up into three sections; Round 1, 2 & 3, and the waitress explains that each round is an indication of the dish size. 1 = starter, 2 = small share plate, 3 = main size.
We mainly order from the round 2 section of the menu. Above are the Salmon Skewers, cooked perfectly so that the salmon is still moist on the inside and then dressed lightly with some sort of sweet and tangy dressing.
Looking back our dinner was very protein based, I guess we lined our stomachs well for the drinks which were to occur afterwards. Next out are the Chicken Thigh Skewers which are also perfectly cooked and extra flavoursome from the spring onion pieces thrown into the mix.
A little bit of Sushi & Sashimi to fill us up. We ordered the 21 piece combo and were given a mixture of raw fish and sushi options with all the needed add ons such as wasabi, ginger and grated daikon. Daikon actually has no flavour, but I love its crisp texture and have a habit of eating it all when its served. I dont like to waste food.
This is from the Round 1 section, a moreish plate of Black Pig Gyoza. I really should have asked what a black pig is? Black pudding maybe? Ohhh it doesn’t matter, all you need to know is that the filling tasted good. Nothing beats those crunchy edges either.
Last but not least on the savoury end of the spectrum, we order another dish from Round 1. The Wagyu Tataki is gloriously presented with an array of precisely cut vegetables and dressed in another light and zingy dressing. Between the two of us we are pleasantly full from everything we have ordered. More then happily I sneakily order a birthday dessert.
Happy Birthday to you :) Happy Birthday to you!!!
This was the best decision I made all night. The plate consisted of Kabocha Pumpkin Toast with White Chocolate Pumpkin Ganache, Yoghurt, Honey and Meringue. We ate every single element of that plate and although I wasn’t sold on the yoghurt sorbet the pumpkin toast made me forget all my worries. I’ll definitely need to try my hand at recreating the toast and ganache at home, such a winning combination.
Big THANK YOU to the waiter who organised the birthday messaging on the plate. Much appreciated!
Cute way to present the bill. You almost feel joyful paying it due to the novelty factor.
We had a fantastic night with great Japanese food and really friendly service. We finished our wine and headed out into the cold Melbourne evening to continue the Birthday celebrations. If you’re looking for a funky, casual and comfortable eatery, then you’ve come to the right place.
99 Chapel Street, Windsor, Melbourne.
Ph: (03) 9529 5999
Until next time peeps xxx