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Miyagi – Bold Street

Ropewalks Japanese £££ +100
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About Miyagi – Bold Street

Dear diners, if you are unable to reserve online, please call the restaurant directly. Please also note that Mother’s Day reservations require a £10 deposit before they can be confirmed.

Wax on, wax off, quoth Mr Miyagi, demonstrating that the daily grind can indeed lead one to a kickass Way of Enlightenment, kid. In a similar fashion, Liverpudlians’ daily wanderings through the Ropewalks might find them encountering the beatific countenance of Miyagi, an upstart restaurant on the city centre’s Asian dining scene whose pacific premises down Bold Street pack a lot of power when it comes to the delicacies contained within. The emphasis is Japanese cuisine, but punching far above its weight, Miyagi offers Liverpool a battery of pan-Asian and fusion dishes all set to stun.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
Miyagi – Bold Street, 77 Bold Street, L14EZ Liverpool

Further Information

Japanese soul food meets ghetto Asian, quoth Miyagi’s co-founder Alex Hannah. And indeed this Japanese restaurant in Liverpool’s bohemian Ropewalks precinct is no simple Nihon-focused entity. While there are plenty of authentic and old-school Japanese dishes on the menu at this city centre spot (well-known due to previous tenancies), there’s more than a little fusion flair going on too, with wonderful Windward Generation concoctions like the reggae jerk slow-cooked lamb shoulder bun with coconut slaw and magic mint jam rubbing slow-cooked shoulders with a New York-style shrimp patty and miso aioli bun under the heading Flesh & Buns. Kung fusion?

Bold Street this is, with Miyagi’s Soul Food menu continuing the pattern of Japanese tradition shot through with curveballs from other Asian and international cuisines. You’ll find Japanese standards peppered throughout – edamame with pink Himalayan salt and togarashi, tempura tiger prawns, beef tataki with daikon, cilantro and enoki mushroom – but it’s the cool and unusual flourishes that make this Ropewalks restaurant a top candidate for Liverpool’s Foods of Fury awards: the salmon ceviche versus tuna tataki with pickled red ginger, yuzu and a kimchi mayo stages a delicious Korean-Japanese-Peruvian standoff that’s sure to get diners vying for ringside seats, while the fried crispy duck gyoza served with hoisin takes Peking’s best and marries it to the classic further-Eastern dumpling. Sino-Japanese relations have never been nicer, culinarily speaking, as at this quasi-Japanese restaurant. Enter the Miyagi on the city centre stage to round these curiosities off with a good list of yakitori, ramen (and laksa), sushi, sumo-sized dishes, and desserts (use your betsubara! quoth Miyagi) and you’ve got a surefire winner.

CHEF'S CHOICE

485 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 485 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
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Sue G.
1 review so far 6
21.09.2017 16:39

my 4rd visit - each time with different people & everyone enjoyed. Recommend 2 plates each plus extras chips & rice. Delicious tastes & great value

Emily P.
2 reviews so far 6
18.09.2017 09:03

Amazing food, really good service and attentive. After a previous mishap Miyagi really couldnt have done more to host us and make amends. Food was really delicious.

Rebecca R.
1 review so far 6
13.09.2017 20:45

Absolute amazing food - the bao buns and bang bang chicken are to die for. There is something for everyone here for vegetarians, pescatarians and meat eaters. So much choice

Leigh O.
3 reviews so far 6
12.09.2017 21:07

Food was very good and the service excellent, great atmosphere inside and really friendly. They even gave my wife an umbrella because it was raining outside!

Trevor R.
1 review so far 6
15.11.2015 21:14

What a fantastic restaurant, the choice of menu was exceptional with a fusion of Japanese and western food, setting Miyagi apart from your more traditional Japanese restaurants. The service was friendly, helpful and just great and the atmosphere incredible, background music was jazz/blues based, loud enough to provide a really edgy and funky atmosphere but also allowing guests to converse freely during the meal. The food was really great, all 3 courses were superb. From a person who eats at some of London's top restaurants, Miyagi it right up there with the best. Will definately return next time we're in Liverpool...great night out.

Lucy S.
1 review so far 6
02.01.2016 23:54

Had the most lovely meal at Miyagis. Food was amazing and the staff were lovely, welcoming and really attentive. Best of all we had our two year old with is and they were so lovely with him! Thank you staff of Miyagis for a lovely experience!! Ps. Not even over priced! Worth every penny for the service and gorgeous food!!!

Don M.
2 reviews so far 6
07.01.2016 21:30

My wife, myself and 2 friends visited Miyagi last night. The staff were very attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We ordered the yakatori mixture and wine to start - delicious. This was followed by ordering our 'mains' - absolutely delicious. Not a single complaint. We were left to enjoy our meal and drinks, and converse. There was no pushiness from staff nor was there a racket from other diners so prevalent in many other restaurants - hence we could talk ! A relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Lauren S.
19 reviews so far 6
28.01.2016 20:45

A group of us visited on a Wednesday night and were very surpised at how busy it was mid week! The food was completely beautiful, between 6 of us we ordered a good spread of the menu and everyone enjoyed their food. I shared the katsu curry, scallop and pancetta pancakes and veg tempura with my partner and they were all superb! The cocktails are nice but they don't taste like they have a lot of alcohol in! The chocolate brownie spring rolls are worth visitkng for alone - heaven! I would like to give the staff a special mention, our server, I think her name was Becky, was really friendly and I noticed she was training another staff member. This didn't alter her attentiveness ad I was impressed in the level of care she was taking in training her colleague. The management clearly care about making sure good customer service is instilled in their staff. a final point is that the restaurant is decorated beautifully. Make sure you take a peek upstairs!

Laura W.
1 review so far 5
15.05.2016 18:20

Great service, food and drinks delicious. The non alcoholic cleansers were really refreshing. Food cooked fresh and with care, packed with lots of flavour. Presentation of the restaurant and dishes where delicate. The only issue was we ordered far too much. We expected all small bowls to be small, but there was a mixture of large and small. So size of portions were not obvious. I would definitely come here again, this was exactly my type of food and now i have got a better idea of what to order - So i am sure i would enjoy my experience even more the next time as the table will not be as jam packed with food! However for someone who doesn't like spicy food they may struggle as my mum was coughing a lot from the hidden kick in the mayonnaise (i think this should be advised on more). I personally loved that most food had a hidden Wasabi spice in it and how Mayagi have managed to create a modern twist on Japanese style dishes combining with the popular tastes that everyone loves!

Nicola K.
1 review so far 4
17.10.2016 19:55

We did have an ok time but it wasn't exactly the birthday celebration I had in mind for my husband. Be aware if booking for a special occasion make sure to ask for a table downstairs. Upstairs is funky but much more relaxed, more café than restaurant. Our first visit so wasn't aware and no-one mentioned this even though I stated the booking was for my husbands birthday. Didn't help that our waiter kept mentioning how good it was downstairs and there was a band on so after we had eaten we should go and sit at the bar 'downstairs' to enjoy ! We had to wait for over half an hour at the bar downstairs until we were actually taken upstairs which we were quite surprised about as all the tables up there were practically empty. We were then seated next to a dirty table with all cleaning products just left on it ! Would be OK for a night out with friends I am sure but as I say not really good for a special occasion. Great cocktails though, which is why we ended up staying.

Sheila S.
1 review so far 6
02.01.2016 10:16

The food at Miyagi's is amazing! It's my 2nd time there and I could eat everything off the menu. The service and staff are super friendly. I live in Leicester so I will visit every time that I'm in Liverpool. I even took a takeaway, so I could enjoy more food when I got home :)

David M.
1 review so far 6
08.02.2016 18:06

Another top night at Miyagi's. Some of the best service and friendliest staff in Liverpool. Food top notch; offering something really different and soooo delicious. Well done and thank you to all at Miyagi's!!

Chloe T.
1 review so far 4
30.04.2016 05:47

Nice food and great decor but the place was a bit too cold for my liking that I had to keep my coat on, service was a bit slow but staff were very helpful and friendly i enjoyed my afternoon here but i don't think i will be back. The Black Cod with Miso was superb and the green tea soba salad was tasty but would of been better warm. I originally wanted to order some sushi which i liked the sound of from their online menu but was told you needed to let them know 24 hours before hand which was not mentioned anywhere on the website! Loved the peppermint tea i ordered and it was served in a tetsubin which was a nice touch but my friend didn't rate the english breakfast tea. Overall i give 3.5/5

Denis W.
1 review so far 6
01.06.2016 07:06

Fabulous. My wife and I booked on the recommendation of a wine waiter in another restaurant. He was absolutely right. Great welcome, great waitress (who's name I should have noted but didn't) went to great lengths to ensure that not only did my wheat intolerant wife know which dishes she could order but also went to talk the chef to see which dishes could be modified. A wide choice, something for everyone. Every dish was a delight. Great choice of wine and beer. Best meal I've had in years.

Erin O.
1 review so far 3
02.01.2017 06:00

Usually love this place, but we were really disappointed with our experience on Boxing Day. Our table booking was at 7.30 and by 9pm the waitresses were rushing us out, collecting our glasses (with plenty of wine and water still in them) as they clearly wanted to close up shop. Had we known they wanted to close early we would have happily moved our booking to an earlier time so that this didn't happen. Also, and I know this is rather pretentious, but we ordered a bottle of wine and when we asked for another bottle we were told they didn't have any left and that we'd had the last bottle. Having worked as a waitress myself they really should have let us know that when we ordered the first bottle. When we asked for a different one that was pretty similar to the first, we were again told that they didn't have any. The food was just as good as usual but the experience has made me question whether I'll go again.

Georgina A.
1 review so far 6
04.02.2017 22:20

Loved the deco of the restaurant very cosy and distinctive. The staff were very attentive and helpful taking time out to explain the menu and make recommendations. Whilst the food was incredible, seemed to me an unique take on Asian food which was all mouth wateringly delicious. Really loved the tapas approach as well as you can try lots of different dishes I particularly enjoyed the tempura prawns and the pork belly bao bun. I thought really reasonable priced as well. Will definitely go back.

Kevin C.
2 reviews so far 4
06.11.2016 19:00

The food and drinks where really good and having been here before knew I liked the place. However I was disappointed on this occasion as we were seated upstairs which is decorated more like a takeaway noodle shop than a restaurant so the cool ambient you get downstairs was instantly lost. The thing that annoyed me the most was the fact it took nearly an hour for the food to arrive after ordering, and it didn't come until after I complained. Now the place was busy so I could understand it taking longer, but seeing all those around who in some cases sat down up to half an hour after we did get their food before us. It undoubtedly felt as if we had been forgotten about.

Lauren S.
19 reviews so far 4
10.05.2016 19:24

Staff are really enthusiastic and friendly. Menu is not as good as it was which is a shame. The sushi has completely gone and some of the best small plates have disappeared. We tried some new dishes and I wasn't blown away. We had a random charge for pickle or something on the bill which no one ordered. Ordered a shot of plum wine which was not on the menu, was surprised at the cost of £4.50, when the bill arrived if you want to try it go to Blind Tiger they only charge £3 and the presentation is much better! Might leave it until the next time they refresh the menu to go again.

Katie D.
3 reviews so far 4
04.02.2016 05:51

The food is delish, and the decor is lovely, but as it's fairly pricey we'd have preferred to lounge over our meal for longer and make an evening of it. Instead dishes come out when they're ready (almost all at once on this occasion) and the music is far too loud for a dimly lit restaurant which would otherwise have been quite romantic. Great cocktails though. Fine if you like eating restaurant quality food in a bar atmosphere, probably more enjoyable for a group than a couple though. Service was pleasant and quick! Weirdly I got a missed call from the restaurant AFTER we'd been seated! But just to reiterate, the food is delish.

Maya M.
2 reviews so far 6
31.05.2016 07:53

Fantastic dining experience with really wonderful food with great attention to detail. Incredible service from Yaz who gave us excellent advice on what to order on both the food and the fabulous cocktails! All staff interacted with diners. Special care to be inclusive was given to our disabled diner and it made a lunchtime meetup into a very special occasion. I will keep going back there. Yaz is absolutely brilliant!