Mr Miyagi looks a little different to the wise, disciplined mentor you remember from The Karate Kid movies. You'll enter under a "Japanese Food & Liquor" sign, then traverse a black grille walkway which opens up to reveal polished cement floors, exposed brick walls and a neon heart enveloping a graffiti-scawled "Loser", which is where the 80s nostalgia ends – well, almost.
The menu is broken into three "rounds". Round 1 is made up of smaller bites such as edamame and a battered corn with caramel popcorn. Round 2 offers sushi combos, skewers and a whole lot of fishy options. Round 3 is main course-sized portions including a Wagyu beef cheek curry.
The cocktail list screams kawaii with the Hello Kitty Sour and Astro Boy, while Japanese whisky, beer, cider and iced tea are also on offer if you’d prefer not to partake in cute. There’s also a whole menu devoted to sake.
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