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Miki’s Open Kitchen
Miki’s Open Kitchen

A year old and tucked away off Margaret River's main street, as it may be, the region's first Japanese restaurant attracts the crowds. The bright, tiny space can only accommodate 35, so be prepared for a squeeze. Three counters front the kitchen, affording a clear view of the chefs busily transforming West Australian seafood into flavour-packed sensations. Esperance scallops fried in panko crumbs are sweet, juicy and speedily consumed. Shark Bay whiting rolled into a nori cigar with umeboshi, is just as satisfying, sliced for easy plucking. Welcoming waiters work the small space well, delivering "larger dishes" which keep the spotlight on regional produce. Pieces of Augusta snapper breaded with Japanese rice crackers and drizzled in mentaiko aïoli make for a killer combo. A small selection of sakes and a handful of local wines are on offer. Enjoy the great vibe, but avoid the public loos at all cost.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $10-$16

    M $25-$33

    D $8

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
  • Cards:
  • MasterCard
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Mikihito Nagai



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