It’s rare for me to go even a week without some sort of Japanese food, so three weeks without during my time away in Europe felt super long (although the Italiano was a welcome distraction). Needless to say, I was jonesing for a fix upon my return and luckily was able to do so during my first week back at Miyako Japanese Cuisine. Sushi and sashimi was a must, and the assorted platter offered a great selection of fresh morsels. We also couldn’t not order the spicy tuna rolls (a favourite) - a creamy and flavoursome blend of tuna with a nice punch of spice. Having visited on a particularly cold and gloomy day, we were also on the look out for a piping hot dish and was quite pleased with our pick of the mixed seafood Japanese style paper hot pot. A sensationally clean and light dashi broth loaded to the brim with prawns, scallops, squid and salmon. This winter warmer went down a treat with a side of rice, alongside a serving of silky grilled black cod.

It’s just occurred to me that we had no shortage of seafood options during our visit, but we chose well as Miyako definitely delivers when it comes to fresh quality seafood, presented in immensely flavoursome and tasty fashion. Dished up with a side of gorgeous views overlooking Southbank.

Pumpkin appetizer.

Assorted sashimi and sushi rolls.

Mixed seafood in Japanese style paper hot pot - grilled mixed seafood with seasonal vegetables and vermicelli noodles in dashi clear broth, served in Japanese style hot pot

Grilled Black Cod - den miso marinated Black Cod Fillet with sauteed shredded vegetables and pickled daikon.

Miyako Japanese Cuisine & Teppanyaki Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Miyako Japanese Cuisine & Teppanyaki

Upper level Southgate Melbourne,

3 Southgate Avenue,

Southbank, Victoria, 3006.

+61 3 9699 9201

Disclosure: I dined as a guest of Miyako Japanese Cuisine & Teppanyaki. All opinions expressed in this post are based entirely on my experience and observations made during the time of my visit.