Miyabi, the new “Japanese Gastro Pub” that’s filling the spot previously held by Rain Sushi on 45th, opened last week. We ducked our heads in for a quick peruse, but, as we only discovered that it had opened by walking by, and as conducting an interview with a new restauranteur can be difficult with a tired four-year-old in a superhero costume riding on your shoulders, we’re going to be short on details.
What we can say is that the house was packed, and that 95% of the clientele appeared to be Japanese, which we consider a good sign. We had a nice chat with Diane and Becky from Li’l Klippers, but they had only stopped in for a cocktail, so no food review there.
Miyabi specializes in Soba noodle dishes, and their soba is made from scratch in-house: indeed, they grind their own buckwheat. The bar also has a tasty sounding assortment house-infused liqueurs and specialty cocktails. Appetizers are $8 – $13, entrees $15 – $20 and cocktails $9 – $12.
Sadly, our house is gluten-free, so we won’t be able to enjoy the menu. Who wants to write us a review?