Miyama Castellana

Miyama Castellana is a restaurant for the Japanese food lovers who value preparation and quality as quality is their leit motiv. Produce arrives fresh and is served fresh and that stands out from the first plate.

Located almost at the corner with General Martínez Campos, Miyama has opted for a very simple décor with wooden benches, neutral colors and a long sushi bar. Hiroshi is the splash of color whose in depth knowledge of Japanese cuisine will guide you beautifully through the menu. I strongly recommend leaving yourself in his hands. Neither you nor your stomach will regret it.

It is thanks to Miyama that I have discovered a whole new aspect in Japanese cooking since I never really associated it to cod cheek stew, which by the way is excellent and has a comfort food quality. They also serve a king shrimp that has to come in live and is given a dignified death right before it is grilled…delicious but that is why it can’t always be on the menu so just ask upon arrival and cross your fingers. The sauté Japanese mushrooms aren’t to be missed as is the black cod.

japanese stew

cod cheeks stew

the best shrimp ever

the best shrimp ever

sauté Japanese mushrooms

sauté Japanese mushrooms

black cod

black cod

sashim platter

sashim platter

makis

makis

If you are a sake fan or just looking to learn a bit about this rice wine, Miyama’s sake selection is one of the widest in Madrid. I have even discovered that there is sparkly sake! I definitely wouldn’t have gotten the right answer if asked playing Trivial. It has opened another door and on a future visit we plan to do a sake pairing.

sake

sake

Just a final mention to their desserts which are smooth and light which makes for a nice way to finish off a meal. The picture is of a typical Japanese dessert which is made with rice flour paste and filled with strawberry cream and whipped cream and topped off with strawberry sorbet.

postre de fresa

A visit to Miyama is a trip inside Japan’s kitchen, definitely worth your visit.

Miyama Castellana

Paseo de la Castellana 45 

91 391 0026

average price 40 – 60 euros plus drinks

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2 comments on “Miyama Castellana

  1. This place looks amazing. I labsolutely love traditional Japanese food and will def. give this one a try! Thanks 🙂

    • rmdelpino says:

      I hope you like it, let me know what you think. Hiroshi is great at recommending. You can even tell him how much you would like to spend and he will organize a menu around that price range.

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