I walk past this Japanese restaurant several times and always thought that this is a "local" Japanese restaurant. But after reading a review on the internet, I found out that the owner and chef behind this ordinary looking Japanese restaurant just next to the HDB flats in Tanjong Pagar, is actually a former 5 stars hotel Japanese restaurant chef.
According to the chef, he wanted to bring good quality Japanese food to Singaporeans at an affordable price.
We were there on a Saturday night, and the whole place seems really empty. Except for 2 occupied tables, it was relatively quiet. Staff were eager to serve and polite too.
Oh, did I make special mention about these cute ceramic bottles on every table? I wonder how many did they lose every day due to itchy hands!
Complmentary Edamame beans were served to diners before the food. I am never a fan of these edamame beans, so no review for these green beans.
Deep fried Sakura Prawns (S$8) - At this price, don't expect amazing quality. But these are decent enough to munch on before all the food arrives.
Baked oysters with Japanese mayo and roe (S$12 for 3) - As the oysters were already baked and covered with mayo, I can't really give an accurate review of the freshness of the oysters. But they were sweet and big, and the mayo really balanced out the sweetness of the oysters.
Upon recommendation, we ordered the Iwashi Sashimi (S$12) these Iwashi sardines were really fresh and sweet. As these were in season then, we are not sure if they are still available or good now.
One of their signature dish - Cold Garlic Udon with Caviar (S$12). At this price, I find it quite expensive for udon, butter and minced garlic. It's nice and comes with caviar, but I don't think the price is justified given that the sashimi was also the same price.
Crispy Chicken Cutlet Bento Set (S$17) - Their sets are value for money. At S$17, you get one big piece of crispy chicken cutlet.
And also miso soup, omelette roll, appetizer, salad, rice. Would recommend diners to try to order the set. Very value for money.
Dashimaki (S$8), or Japanese rolled omelette, was nice to munch on.
The Tempura (S$12) was not as crispy and hot as we hoped for.
Leaving the best for the last - Foie Gras Sushi Roll (S$12). The combination of Foie Gras and Sushi is an excellent example of how the east and west could converge and create something so magically delicious. This is one dish, that you should order when you are here. The creamy and slightly fatty Foie Gras is balanced with the slightly vinegared sushi rice and egg roll skin. Yum.
Given some more time, we hope that Miz can improve its standards as they are almost there. But having said that, I would like to add that the food at Miz is definitely much better than that Japanese food stall over at nearby Amara Hotel food court.
Miz Japanese Restaurant
7 Craig Road