140 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA | Directions 9430137.443942 -122.163426
Neighborhoods: University South
Fun for large groups, but not for all! – I have visited Miyake many times in a larger group setting (5 or more adults). We have continued to patronize Miyake's for the reason that they have the best sake bomb atmosphere. For a party scene and different sushi experience, Miyake's is a fun place who will encourage you and your party to drink to their heart's content while cheering you on in Japanese, with fog machines, music and strobe lights. However, if you are a true sushi connosieur--this is not the place for you. MY husband and I are sushi aficionados and will never come here for a quiet dining environment or for top quality fresh sushi. Miyake's simply doesn't cut it. They are enjoyable for adult gatherings, but definitely not for children or teens. The atmosphere is almost "club-like" on a Friday or Saturday night after certain hours. Don't bring your family here, as it can get noisy.
Not worth the long wait – The wait is very very long on weekends, be expected to stand around for a while although they may say you'll be seated "pretty soon".
Once you're finally seated, the food is a hit or miss. Some rolls are not fresh but I recommend the spicy tuna maki and teriyaki chicken.
The sake is very affordable but a couple of our vials were served cold.
only good if you don't know good sushi – I've been to Miyake's several times, only at the request of friends that say they have to try it or some friends that just don't know what good sushi is. This place has horrible sushi, the fish isn't fresh, it smells horrible when you walk in. They have no AC so it's very warm inside. When I eat sushi I want really good sushi and this place doesn't cut it.
Good Value – This is one of the best-valued sushi places around. The sushi is above average, but the prices are rock bottom. Also great for the college crowd.
not that good.... – I didn't really enjoy. Food is so-so. I would go different place instead.
No more disco ball? – I used to love Miyake's for the big, good, cheap sushi, then it turning into a flashing light, techno, steam college hang out. Now that it's calmed down a bit, I'll start going there again!
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