Restaurant Reviews

Miki’s Open Kitchen

Miki’s Open Kitchen
Shop 2, 131 Bussell Hwy Margaret River, WA


Chicken pâté sushi. It’s not exactly textbook Japanese cooking, doubly so when deep-fried and accented with spicy moro miso. But that’s precisely the kind of open-mindedness that defines Miki’s Open Kitchen, a dedicated – yet decidedly relaxed – tempura restaurant in the wine and

surfie hamlet of Margaret River. Tempura parcels of nori-wrapped garfish are typical of Mikihito Nagai’s adventurous streak, likewise a vegetarian platter comprising battered parsnip, Shropshire cheese and soy-marinated egg. Beyond the fried stuff, squid, wagyu and kipflers come together in a hearty Japanese stew. While some mash-ups and unconvincing desserts

fall short of the mark, the value-packed drinks list starring local wines and Japanese sakes is a major win. Banking a large variety of dishes to enjoy with your dining party – ideally seated at the counter ringing the open kitchen – is perhaps the best way to experience the magic of Miki’s.


(08) 9758 7673


Bookings essential


  • BYO

  • Licensed

  • Vegetarian-friendly

  • Wheelchair Access

Accepted card types:

  • American Express

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


Mikihito Nagai

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide’s reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

Wine: ★

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Miki’s Open Kitchen
Shop 2, 131 Bussell Hwy Margaret River, WA
Mikihito Nagai
Bookings essential
Opening Hours
Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-9.30pm

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