Following on from my recent visit to Chizuru Tei, I was keen to give nearby Miya a try so I could complete the set of Haymarket sushi places. On a bright Thursday evening I did just that.
On the site once occupied by The Atelier, the interior has been slightly remodelled but retains the smart and stylish feel. It was fairly sparsely populated but felt warmly welcoming.
The menu was image heavy but slightly difficult to navigate with options ordered in a way that didn’t make immediate sense to me. It had been a long day, though, so maybe I was just being obtuse.
After a little indecisiveness I settled upon the vegetable gyoza to start followed by the beef ramen. I accompanied things with green tea.
First up was an amuse bouche of salmon in a citrus vinegar. Served cold it was texturally a little strange but was pretty tasty.
The gyoza arrived promptly looking very neat. They were very good with a well judged crisp side and a filling that was pleasingly savoury.
The beef ramen featured a deeply satisfying broth. It was replete with noodles, tender chunks of meat and a very nicely prepared egg. It was right up there with the best examples of the dish I’ve tried in Edinburgh.
So overall, dining at Miya was a thoroughly impressive experience. This location has proved a real challenge in the past so I’d urge you to give this place a try to see if the required momentum can be generated to make it a successful business. It offers quality that deserves to be appreciated.
Blythe scores Miya
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: salmon in citrus vinegar, veggie gyoza, beef tonkatsu ramen
I drank: green tea
I wore: grey pinstripes
Total bill: £15.60
Address: 159 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AG