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“The New and relaunched Mikado”
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Ranked #65 of 981 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mikado is the only restaurant where the chef cooks in front of you. 4 Teppan-yaki tables provide the possibility to make your dinner experience an unforgettable moment. The exotic Japanese flavors and the exclusive sushi bar provide everything to make oyur supper extraordinary. Special kids menu available
Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The New and relaunched Mikado”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We wanted to try Mikado after it opened its doors for business once again. It was closed for remodeling and enhancements were done to both the restaurant and the service.

We were there during late Saturday, had made a reservation, to ensure we would be attended.
The restaurant is decorated in shades of grey, no pun intended.
We had a pleasant experience, both with the server and the cook. Our meals were well prepared, tasty, and quality.

Having traveled around the world, I can safely say that this is a good restaurant. Good asian experience in Cancun.

I would disregard the older reviews from this restaurant, because the restaurant has been reopened, and the management is new, as well as is the staff.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Taco_Connosieur
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Japanese Teppanyaki in Cancun Mexico”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

This restaurant is located on the grounds of the Marriott Casa Magna Hotel. Next to the JW Marriott, & Hard Rock Hotel. It is very easy to get to because it is on the "hotel strip' of cancun. We came here October 15, 2013, which is Cancun's low season.
Pros: The feel of the restaurant is very welcoming. The women all wear kimonos, while the men wear a uniform customary to a chef. Its decor was perfect and dramatic to make you feel you had changed countries once you stepped over the threshold. The staff is overly friendly to please you.
You need not worry about drinking unfiltered water or eating fruit or veggies here. We each ordered something different, which is served with rice, (fried rice is extra) soup (miso) and fresh veggies (zucchini, onion, red pepper, mushroom, broccoli and sprouts) are included with your meal.
Our chef was fantastic entertaining the two of us. His knife tossing, typical shaking of shakers, making volcanoes, was perfect. He did more however I don't want to give it all away!! He was great entertainment for a table of all ages and stages. A table next to us was laughing continually with their chef as their meal was being made.
The filet steak was very tender as was the chicken and shrimp was cooked perfectly. They have two sauces for dipping with your meal a curry sauce and a sesame peanut sauce.
Only half of the restaurant is teppanyaki, the other half offers traditional seating and foods you would find in a Japanese restaurant.
They offer carry out services and are open 5:30- 11:00pm
Cons: The restaurant was basically empty due to it being low season. They sat us by ourselves to fill tables rather than share a meal with other customers. They did not have teriyaki sauce or teriyaki rice for our meal. Very weak complaints really.
Bottom line:
Overall it was a very good experience and we left full and pleased. Pricing, my chicken meal cost 275 pesos , an upgrade for chicken fried rice cost and additional 75 pesos. A combo meal filet steak and shrimp cost 360 pesos. With only 1 beer, our total cost was 87.00 USD that included a tip.
Traveler Tip: if you are uncomfortable with their tap water, you may order bottled water for 60 pesos which is $5.00 usd - 500ml. Bring a camera for memories and a good appetite.
Hint for the owner: Have your employee’s great customers in Japanese to complete the experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank 365dpificould
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Visit mikado in gran bahia tulum mexico”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Fantastic restaurant serving fantastic food.Staff are warm friendly and very welcoming. Get treated like a king and queen. Do book a show table what a show they put on for u. Make sure you tip the chef because the work hard to please you ... Enjoy and dont forget to book ...

  • Visited August 2013
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Showy Japanese Restaurant”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This restaurant is in the Grand Bahia Principe complex of hotels and is well worth a visit. Ask to have the show and a very talented chef shows you all his expertise whilst cooking your food and then serves it all up to you in a very clever way! Not to be missed and is one of your 3 Al A Carte restaurants you can go to a week whilst staying at either of the hotels in the complex - Akumal, Coba or Tulum.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank carolinecl
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Mediocre experience”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

When we entered the restaurant, we had high hopes, since the waiters and waitresses were dressed in kimonos- must be a pretty authentic place, right? Not really.

The teppanyaki show was cool and entertaining, but the food and quality of service isn't as good. Our waiter was rather cold and sullen- he also messed up orders. We specifically asked for no ice in our drinks, but they arrived with ice. Our waiter apologized in a rather inadequate manner, and seemed unhappy that he had to take the drinks back. Later on, he also gave a guy sitting at our table the wrong soup, with the same insincere apology.

For appetizer, lobster spring rolls are good. However, the soups are just okay. I got a udon noodle soup, which came with a pile of veggie tempura, resting on a mass of inedible fried noodles. You could get the same quality udon soup at a Japanese restaurant back in the U.S.-same for tempura. Sushi was okay, though I have had better. ( We got the 12 piece sushi combo.) The calamari teppanyaki came off as too salty.

Everything was decent, and we were pretty full ( beware of ordering too much!) in the end, but still, could have had better in a similar Japanese restaurant back in the U.S.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Iris W
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