If you haven’t heard of Mr Miyagi, then listen up. We’ve talked to the team behind one of the hottest restaurants in Melbourne, famous for the MFC, Miyagi Fried Chicken, about what’s made Mr Miyagi such a fantastic place to visit.
From the moment we tasted our MFC is was destined to have a cult following. There is nothing more to it than a fantastic box of tasty fried chicken!
The menu has such an amazing array of different and innovative flavour combinations. What are the inspirations behind your menu?
Our head chef is not Japanese but has a very sound knowledge of Japanese food and flavours. We took inspiration from other cuisines and splashed it with our Japanese knowledge to create what is now known as Japanese fusion.
Two words. NORI TACO
The fit out at Mr Miyagi is an ode to the Kawaii culture of Japan. What are some of the main aspects of the culture that you’ve drawn inspiration from in the design of the restaurant?
Our fit out is very much Tokyo meets New york. We have the classic exposed brick walls on one side and the other side is a modern feel with the bright neon lights and cartoon characters on the wall. The bar is fronted with subtle wood blocks and custom made lights down the corridor resemble that of a Tokyo back alley.
It’s really opening itself up to becoming a power hospitality destination. Some of Melbourne’s best operators are starting to take over space in the area which is fantastic.
The cocktail list is innovative and fun. How often do you come up with new cocktails and what are some of the crown favourites?
Our cocktail list has been tailored to match the quirky food that we serve. Nothing on the Mr.Miyagi cocktail menu is classic. It is all unique and mostly Japanese inspired. Our Espresso martini is topped with a sake infused white chocolate foam. Our other crowd favourite is the Hello Kitty Sour which is our take on a Lychee sour.
2015 is the year that Miyagi will really make its mark on the industry. We have some really exciting growth and expansion plans, but nothing we can talk about just yet. Watch this space.
Mr Miyagi, 99 Chapel Street, Windsor VIC 3181
Ph. (03) 9529 5999