When it comes to Asian fusion, we have a pretty good choice of restaurants: Dahlia Lounge, Marination Station, Joule, and Stateside to name a few. However, the one I like most for dinner with my family is Miyabi’s. It’s mildly adventurous combinations and recognizable ingredients makes it the perfect place to branch out without hanging too far off the limb. You’ll still have your traditional sobas and sushi’s here, but you’ll also find shaved foie gras. Foie gras tofu anyone? Don’t question it too much – just enjoy the creativity and the mingling of flavors.
Miyabi’s is a standby for me and my parents also liked it quite a bit. Considering that there are plenty of combinations of Asian fusion that can go terribly wrong (tofu tapenade burritos or peking duck pizza), there is a synergy in mixing both Japanese and French cuisine. In these times where differences seem to lead to intolerance, think about how well duck fat potatoes melds with tako, as strange as it may sound initially. It’ll change your perspective.
Their service is gracious, and though the seats are rather uncomfortable, you’ll find enough space to converse without having to yell over the table next to you. Dishes are small, so be prepared to order at least 8 for a family of 3 to try all the different items on menu.
Overall: happily ever after
Highlights: shave foie gras, duck fat potatoes, grilled cod
Footnotes: make reservations if you’re planning on going before 8pm, dishes arrive as they are ready and not in any particular order