Miyake Diner (facebook) is opening tonight at 129 Spring Street; the location of the original Miyake restaurant.
Miyake Diner is styled as a Japanese izakaya bar, a small casual space serving sake, beer and a menu of small plates. The opening night menu will feature dishes like:
Okonomiyaki (photo) – $8.50
Japanese style pancake with cabbage, scallion, and Maine shrimp, bacon or both
Niku Tofu– $8.50
Beef braised in soy and mirin with tofu and yam noodles
Kaisen Chawanmushi – $12.50
Custard with lobster, crab, uni, scallop and mitsuba
Egg, Egg, Egg!!! – $10
Deviled egg topped with uni and wasabi tobiko
as well as some more standard Japsnese fare such as edamame, seaweed salad, miso soup, shumai, and sashimi.
Miyake Diner seats 16 people. It will be open daily 6 pm to 1 am. Joe Ricchio is managing the bar, and Small Axe owners Karl Deuben and Bill Leavy are working in the kitchen alongside chef Masa Miyake.
This is the third restaurant in the Miyake family.