+

1 Place

Expand Map

1 Place

Restaurants & Bars

Miyuki Japanese Restaurant | Watsonville

Melanie Wong | May 17, 201811:23 AM    

On Tuesday I finally had a chance to try Watsonville favorite, Miyuki, for lunch. I was excited to discover battera sushi, $8.75, on the menu and had to have that. Cracked me up when I got home later and saw that I'd participated in a discussion about Miyuki's battera sushi in 2006! Guess it slipped my mind in the ensuring dozen years. https://www.chowhound.com/post/miyuki... Anyway, this was made with a thin layer of saba (mackerel) topped with translucent kelp. Kind of malformed and not pretty, but I was still happy to enjoy this style of pressed sushi here. The rice was a little too sweet for my taste. Oshi sushi is also available with unagi or ebi.

I wanted to order Santa Barbara uni from the daily specials board but it had already sold out. A quick check of the tabletop menu card had hamachi kama (yellowtail collar) on it. My server said that it was available fresh that day and would cook quickly on the grill. The smaller size, $11.95, was very meaty and had a higher yield of the sweetly unctuous flesh than others that have looked bigger. Perfectly grilled to bubble and crispy up every bit of the often tough skin to make it charry and completely edible. Two kinds of grated daikon were supplied to mix with the dipping sauce, plain and a spicy version that I liked a lot. The plate also had a couple florets of very fresh steamed broccoli with a mayo-based dressing and some stir-fried bean sprouts. This plate could have been a complete lunch.

Hot green tea's complimentary and the service was warm and attentive. This really hit the spot and it's easy to understand why it has stayed so popular over the years.

Miyuki
452 E. Lake Ave.
Watsonville, CA
831.728.1620
Closed Mondays

Past reports:
https://www.chowhound.com/post/miyuki...
https://www.chowhound.com/post/batter...
https://www.chowhound.com/post/miyuki...
https://www.chowhound.com/post/watson...

Miyuki Restaurant

miyukirestaurant.com
Miyuki Restaurant
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Discussion Summary

More from Chowhound

6 Ways to Make Your Smoothies Taste Totally Amazing
How To

6 Ways to Make Your Smoothies Taste Totally Amazing

by Gretchen Lidicker | If you want make the best smoothie of all time, take these easy tips and tricks to heart. Too sweet...

Make Your Blender Clean Itself
CHOW Tip

Make Your Blender Clean Itself

by Chowhound Editors | Do you hate cleaning your blender because you have to take it apart and scrub around those sharp blades...

Lettuce Tell You, Grilled Romaine Is Fantastic
How To

Lettuce Tell You, Grilled Romaine Is Fantastic

by Julie Boor | If you haven't tried it yet, grilled romaine lettuce is surprisingly delicious—here's what you need...

Squash Your Beef: Smashburgers Are Juicy, Crisp Perfection (If You Make Them Right)
How To

Squash Your Beef: Smashburgers Are Juicy, Crisp Perfection (If You Make Them Right)

by David Klein | A grilled hamburger is always great, but you don't need to take it outside for perfect results. Learn...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.