Mr Miyagi Takeaway will open for sit-down dining in September 2017.

Japanese fusion restaurant Mr Miyagi has launched Takeaway Shop, a kitchen devoted to churning out UberEats orders – a first for the brand. It’s in Prahran, 10 minutes’ walk from the Windsor mothership.

For now it’s only being used for takeaway orders and isn’t open to the public. The owners expect to have 40 dine-in seats ready “within a month”, after the kitchen has nailed portions, presentation and speedy preparation.

The 12-strong menu includes several existing Mr Miyagi dishes that have been tweaked to make them more suitable for delivery. The restaurant’s edamame, for example, would be liable to go soggy in transit. The team has turned it into a dip instead, served with sesame rice crackers. Likewise, the restaurant’s Wagyu bolognese usually rests on ramen gnocchi. A new version is paired with rice.

Brand-new dishes include sushi fries, aka sushi rice amped up with ramen seasoning, compressed into batons and deep-fried for dipping in spicy mayo. Another new dish, duck spring rolls, is so popular it’s jumped to the original Mr Miyagi. Then there’s Dan Dan Noodles, with pork mince, spring onions and a hint of spice.

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Updated: August 15th, 2017

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