Miyagi has been imparting its Japanese culinary wisdom over in Liverpool for some time now, and now it’s Ormskirk’s turn to feel the punch of this pan-Asian restaurant’s food and drink. This is not a restaurant for the stuffy or high-minded. Miyagi’s vibe, from the exciting Japanese foodto the clever cocktails on offer here on Derby Street in the town centre, is fun and good humoured through and through. The menu of Japanese soul food, fusion curiosities like the New York shrimp with miso aioli, highly slurpable bowls of ramen, sushi, yakitori and more is sure to be a big draw for locals, and indeed for the entire Asian food and fusion cuisine fanbase.
Miyagi set the ball rolling for Japanese cuisine in Liverpool with its Bold Street headquarters and, like all powerful statements, has spread meme-like elsewhere in the city and now to Ormskirk’s town centre. These new Derby Street premises are bound to satisfy the local population when it comes to curious food and drink. The menu here is peppered with wry nods to sage Far Eastern food, with a list of Japanese soul food and dishes like black pig gyoza with black plum chilli jam and inari-zushi super slow-poached eggs with grilled asparagus and a golden miso aioli heading up the selection.
Deeper into the maelstrom, Miyagi serves up some fusion oddities like Jamaican jerk-style lamb shoulder with coconut slaw and a ‘magic’ mint jam and glazed suckling pig pork belly with Japanese pickled pear and a honey mustard miso sauce, heads to Southeast Asia with big bowls of laksa incorporating either seared tofu or chicken satay cooked on the traditional robata grill. Indeed, Asian barbecue fans in Ormskirk’s town centre will be here every other day for Miyagi’s yakitori skewers, while lighter eaters will drool over the sushi, sashimi and bento boxes on offer, too. Sumo-sized appetites are satisfied by generous portions of market-fresh fish given a yakitori grilling, but all of this means nothing without Miyagi’s comedic cocktails – the Miyagi sour, the Ghetto Geisha, and the South Pacific get our vote.
The variety and quality of the food was outstanding, four of us had a good selection and everything was delicious, especially the tuna. Service was friendly and knowledgable and the atmosphere was buzzing. Can't wait to go back!
Delicious food and great service we had a lovely evening. The small plates of food were not small st all and everything was reasonably priced. I will go again soon!
Lovely food and great service. Only we ordered rice and it never came . We didn't want rice on its own at the end of the meal