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Ranked #104 of 1,089 Restaurants in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mikado is the only restaurant in Cancun, Meico 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 your supper extraordinary. Special kids menu available at our restaurant located at Marriott Cancun Resort.
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Just returned home from a week stay at the GBP Coba. Had the oportunity to have a dinner at a show table a the Mikado Ala Carte restaurant. Unfortunately the time we received for our reservation was 5:30pm. I prefer a time of 6:30 or later to get as much time in at the beach & still have time to get ready for dinner.

We were a family of 8 and we were seated with 2 other couples at our show table in a private corner room. The teppanyaki chef fired up the large vent fan & started the show with a flash of metal spatula drumming on the cooktop.

Menus were offered & drink orders taken. Choose one appetizer, your entree & a dessert. Would really have liked to have the miso soup also,but none of us left hungry.

Most of our group opted for either the nigiri sushi or sushi rolls. 2 ordered the yakitori skewers. All were delicious. Most of the group also opted for the "surf & turf" entree. Very nice beef with a mixture of seafood that included shrimp, scallops & mussels. One odd thing is that the chef prepared the fried rice before the meat so if you want to have your rice with your protein you have to hold yourself back from eating it all.

For desserts a few of us ordered the delicous "banana egg roll". It was the best in my opinion in that it had a little ice cream, chocolate sauce & the yummy warm & crispy banana. The rice pudding while served in a pretty glass was a little disappointing. The fried ice cream looked good & I was sad that I didn't get to try a bite of it.

It was our favorite meal of our vacation. I'm glad we had it as our last dinner or everything else would have been downhill.

Did feel a little rushed. The other ala carte restaurants really draw out the meal to be a major presentation.

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Thank mauilover0517
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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.

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Thank Taco_Connosieur
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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.

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Thank 365dpificould
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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 ...

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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.

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Thank carolinecl
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