See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/08/11/ok-japanese-food-miz-japanese-restaurant-on-11aug2014/
i got a bit apprehensive after reading the largely negative reviews on hungrygowhere. the reviews on openrice & trip advisor though were pretty ok.
i recce on miz the day we went to praelm wine bistro at duxton hill on 1.8.2014
. the place did not look so impressive.
anyhow my 2 groupons expire on 12.8.2014 so no option but to go today, on 11.8.2014.
as it turned out the food was really quite good.
the S$30 sashimi moriawase included 5 cuts of hotate (scallops), shake (salmon), maguro (tuna), hamachi (yellow tail) & kajiki(sword fish). all including hotatet were very fresh, certainly if you c/w say the quite poor kajiki & sashimi i had at olive restaurant on 15.1.2014
. S$30 for a lot of quantity may not quite match sun with moon’s superb sashimi moriawase at S$29.80
, but <S$15, it’s cheaper than buying from taka or meidi-ya at liang court.
we wanted to change our S$14 kaki furai order to the S$16 salmon belly after seeing our neighbour ordering the very fresh & tempting sashimi, but the proprietress mariko-san asked the kitchen & they had already started preparation, so we forgo that as we already hit the S$120 voucher value.
the S$18 ebi tempura had 6 prawns & the batter was good, crispy & light, a very competent to good tempura.
we ordered the unagi kebayaki – i think it was 1 of their signature dish. it was ok edible but to me not an unagi kebayaki dish at all, so i would not recommend this dish at all. when i saw the bill, i realised that they took the wrong order & it was shira yaki, so it was my fault. when in doubt, query!
another signature dish was oyster dynamite – 3 oysters for S$18. sounded expensive to me & not sure how the dynamite sauce & cheese turned out. so i opted for the usual kaki furai – 5 oysters fritters for S$14. this was good ok, not the standard of zen japanese cuisine ones we had recently on 21.7.2014
, but ok.
we had ika teriyaki whole squid grilled (forgot to take photo). wouldn’t say it’s poor. jut so-so & not worth ordering as you could order other items like salmon belly etc.
the S$20 beef sukiyaki was ok, competent. S$20 would be expensive but <$10 after discount was pretty much ok.
our bill came to S$129.25 include 10% service & no GST. so since i paid S$56 for 2xS$60 groupons, i topped up S$9.25 & the meal for 3pax was S$65.25. that would be like S$18++pax & i think more than fair.
i chatted with mariko-san the proprietress. she was a busy, somewhat harried, competent lady, and in no way rude or unfriendly. i asked her which days were best to come for sashimi. she said tuesday & friday at first but then added that they had fresh sashimi every day as everything was sold. i quite believe her.
not sure if i would come this joint for ala carte if fully priced w/o groupon discounts, but they also have sets, bentos & lunch promotions etc, so i may explore a little more.