I usually like to write my reviews right away but in the case of Miyake it's taken me a few days to figure out what I wanted to say. First of all my husband and I are not "fine diners". We don't eat out often but when we do we usually go to casual places. Just so you know where I'm coming from. But I wanted to take him here for his birthday because we had heard so much about it. It has a really lovely, elegant atmosphere and is small. Our service was top notch. For an appetizer I had the hamayaki, which was lobster, crab & scallop over sushi rice with spicy mayo. FYI - when this place says spicy, they mean it! I like to eat spicy, but to be honest this dish blew out my palate. I found myself a little disappointed that I couldn't actually taste the succulent pieces of seafood in the dish. My husband had the duck breast (cooked to perfection). It also had a pepper on the crust but it didn't dominate the flavor of the duck. Next I had the ceviche roll and my husband had the eel. Again while the presentation of mine was gorgeous, I was a little confounded by the flavors - then I realized it was probably the truffle oil. They use a lot of truffle oil. I know I'm going to probably get some rude remarks for saying this, but I just don't need truffle oil on my sushi. That's when I knew I was out of my league so to speak. Meanwhile my husband was loving his smoked eel. The bottom line - this place IS great, but as another reviewer said if you're looking for standard sushi this isn't it. If I return I would probably try to go for much simpler items, but this isn't a simple restaurant. It's definitely on another level. I'm the type who should probably just stick to my neighborhood sushi place, and I can admit that without shame.
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