Mr. Miyagi’s has finally opened at the Studio One Hotel in Studio City and boy-o-boy is it a riot. Its wacky, almost cartoonish interior is built around a giant cherry tree in full blossom. The rest is a hodgepodge of Asian retro-bilia with an equally imposing bar on the entrance end which serves, among many, many other things, Asahi and San Miguel draft beer – yeay! Unlike the original in Media City, this new Miyagi has more of a bar feel to it than a restaurant. And this is reflected in the limited finger food menu one is handed along with the much bigger drinks menu.
The Thursday night we went, Miyagi’s was chock-a-block full. The four of us had to share a high-chair bench with another couple. The resident DJ already had everyone in a sing-song mood as he made his rounds with an iPad and microphone in full-on karaoke mode. What a fun night we had. Drinks and food are understandably expensive but realistically, you need to be sniffing something for this sort of a pick-me-up buzz. So, a double thumbs up from me for this new incarnation of Mr. Miyagi and happy days for the residents of Dubailand.
Hey! Now read this –
Xerxes physically dines at, or orders from, each and every venue he reviews. He pays in full for whatever he and his companions eat, drink, take away or occasionally throw at each other. Xerxes accepts no money, gifts, discounts or free meals in return for reviews or favouritism. What you have read was NOT influenced in any way by the venue. Join me on Instagram @ravenousxerxes or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.