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.
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.
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.
A visit to Miyama is a trip inside Japan’s kitchen, definitely worth your visit.
Paseo de la Castellana 45
91 391 0026
average price 40 – 60 euros plus drinks