Is Miyake Gone for Good? Restaurants, posted by Jan H, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm
It looks like the long-time, much-evolved sushi restaurant has closed its doors. Was it finally a victim of its own bad service and dirty carpet? Or will it re-appear in another incarnation?
Twenty-five years ago, Miyake was a very high quality, clean, and traditional sushi bar. After it moved to its most recent location, though, it got very commercialized, tacky, loud, and rude. Very un-Japanese, very much a place for drunken Stanford students to hangout and vomit.
Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm
Miyaki's sushi was OK, but I hated that place. Noisy, messy and having to walk by the sidewalk with all the crowds outside was a pain in the neck. I never got the point of having such an unpleasant place for eating ... eating is something you want to do in a place you can feel comfortable and relaxed - but people are idiots and will fall for anything they are told is cool, and Miyaki got a lot of cool factor ... from somewhere. Good riddance.