Miyake

(650) 323-9449

140 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA | Directions   94301

37.443942 -122.163426

 
Restaurants, Catering, Sushi  more

Price: $

Tags: Carry Out, Dine At The Bar, Group Dining, Local Favorite, People Watching

Payment Methods: Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: University South

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Reviews for Miyake

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

HORRIBLE FOOD!

HORRIBLE SERVICE!

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY AND LET THEM RUIN YOUR DAY.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

I think this place is way too loud. I wish it were quieter. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

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Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

good for sake bombs, less good for fish – This place is usually packed with Stanford kids doing Sake bombs. If you're in the mood for that, then you should definitely go here. Otherwise, Kan Pai has better fish. That said, if you've decided you're definitely staying on University Ave., then its a better bet than Sushi Tomo.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Great food at a great price – This place is definitely a very particular place in the Palo Alto area. Before 7:30pm, it isn't much more than just a standard japanese/sushi restaurant with a very wide menu selection. After 7:30, the restaurant goes absolutely nuts, turning the inside into a club type atomosphere complete with fog makers, laser lights, discoballs, etc. Often times, the crowds get so large there is a huge line of people waiting outside. Be advised though, if you are under 21, you have to arrive before 7:30 otherwise they will not let you in. The food here is very good. Don't expect something absolutely amazing, but for the price, it is extremely good. There is a HUGE variety of sushi that you can order as well as a decently extensive menu of other japanese food. The bento box meals are a great value since you get a very large portion of great food for just $11. Katsu dishes here are absolutely enormous too. This is definitely a place I try to go to atleast once every couple months because its such a great place to unwind with its club like atmosphere.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

I love salmon the lunch special, tasty and economic. – My family and I have been going there for several years, we love it during weekdays for lunch and early dinner time. We avoid Friday and Saturday nights, becuase it is more for young or single people that want to party. Food is good and economic. I never got sick in there as other places.

I recomend lunch boxes, they have good California rolls.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

It's a Blast – My friends and I love it... The wait is sometimes sort of long but it's not too bad. Great place to get loud and have a great time with your friends. Sake bomb is the best. My friends and I can never get enough. I think I am there at least once a month for someone's birthday or just getting together with friends or coworker. My boyfriend and I enjoy going there very much also. Even though it's not quite a romantic restaurant but it has a great vibe if you enjoy loud music and people around you just having a great time.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Service SUCKED !! – My friends and I went to Miyake on a Tuesday night , so we wouldn't have to wait to be seated.....We were able to sit immediately, but the service was HORRIBLE . The food took forever and we practically had to beg to get a second drink. Food was ok, but definitely not worth the terrible service

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Service is Awful – I recently went to Miyake on a Saturday with about 10 friends. We waited two hours, and were told repeatedly that we would be next to be seated, but we never got seated. I approached the bouncer/host to find out why we were being told we were next, and then kept seeing groups of our same size getting seated. He was extremely rude, and didn't even bother to allow me to finish my question. I left for a couple minutes, then asked him to actually listen to me. He told me 'I don't need to listen to you', which was enough for me. Our group left, crossed the street, and got some really good sushi for a much more reasonable price. If you want to party, go to Miyake. If you want service and good food, go somewhere else!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

good sushi, great fun – Miyake consistently has very good, very fresh sushi. You get a warm greeting from the staff, even as they rush about from table to table. At night and the sake bombs accompanied by the smoke machine and disco lights makes for a lot of fun.

Recommends
over a year ago

Half frat party, half sushi restaurant. – Bites We Like
Miyake's is probably best known for its variety of local specials: the Cupertino Roll (white tuna, avocado, and tobiko); the San Jose Roll (white tuna, tobiko, and green onions); and a more recent addition, the spicy Chelsea Roll, in honor of the "First" offspring who joined Stanford's Freshman class a couple years back. Where else would you expect to see an Apple Roll (tuna), an IBM Roll (unagi), or an HP Roll (white tuna)?

Atmosphere
The swift-footed Miyake staff greets you with a holler, seats you with a holler, and doesn't stop hollering until you're paid up and out the door. Dinner can often be an even more boisterous affair, with coeds propped Tijuana-style on top of the tables, tossing back sake bombs in exchange for triumphant cheers from the crowd.

The Crowd
Frequented mainly by Stanford students and the local Palo Alto khaki-clad business crowd.

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