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“This is not your typical Sushi Restaurant! The Owner is what a restauranteur shoud be!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Miya Japanese Restaurant

Miya Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #51 of 550 Restaurants in New Haven
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Westport, Ct
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“This is not your typical Sushi Restaurant! The Owner is what a restauranteur shoud be!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

The owner is a young, quite enterprising, and likable young man, with a fabulous personality and an extremely giving nature. He LOVE'S people, and goes out of his way to make you feel like you are his favorite guest. This restaurant was opened quite some time ago by his mother, and since, he has been running it. The very first time we dined ther, it was quite a busy night...every table was full. However, the owner came over to our table, introduced himself, talked a bit and made us feel wonderful! The staff are quite colorful and always there with insight on the items on the menu. The food is FRESH and interesting. This is not your typical sushi restaurant. The next time we dined there it was very late. We had come from a play, it was about 11pm and everything in New Haven was closed. We saw the lights on and went to the door. It was closed, but the owner and some other people were inside. The opened the door and said "come in, what can we get you? We were quite impressed to say the least. He offered the entire menu. A real restauranteur! After we were there about 30 minutes, a young couple came to the door, and he invited them in as well. Simply amazing service that you don't see ANYMORE...ANYWHERE! Give it a try!

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English first
West Haven CT
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“AWESOME”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

If you like Sushi - you'll faint with the selection and creativity.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“DELICIOUS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

From the moment we walked in on a Friday night, this place was obviously something special. After taking our name at the door, the host then thanked us and made a point of using my name - how often does that happen in a restaurant? Normally it's just "okay, it'll be about __ minutes" without any personal interaction.
The place was packed, yet we were seated in about 10 minutes and given plenty of time with the 54-page menu. (Overwhelming yet mouthwatering to read)
Miso soup was so unexpected yet incredible - a must-have.
The entire staff here genuinely enjoys their work - it's an incredibly friendly place where everyone takes the time to get to know their tables.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Sometimes it's just the idea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

This is a restaurant where the story is sometimes better than the food, but the food is always interesting. This is not your typical sushi place with a typical American-style sushi menu. Bored? Not at Miya. It's definitely a change of pace.

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CT
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Food and selections were fabulous as were the cocktails. Service was good. Highly recommended!

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