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A Divine Culinary Experience at Mifune – New York

Mifune Restaurant

Do you enjoy Japanese food? Mifune is the place to be. It is a minimalist eatery that you need to try if you have not yet. Here is our experience at Mifune:


First and foremost, let us talk about the location. Mifune Restaurant is addressed at 245 E 44th St, New York, NY 10017, United States. In fact, it is conveniently located in Midtown East. Mifune is within walking distance of the Japanese Embassy and the Japan Society. The atmosphere is contemporary.

They offer dine-in, takeaway services, and deliveries too. Therefore, enjoying an authentic Japanese meal during lockdown is definitely possible.

In addition to that, they also provide indoor and outdoor dining options. If you are planning to take a special someone out on a date, you can simply book a reservation.

Book your reservation at Mifune Restaurant here.

Exploring the Mifune Menu

Food menu

Now to the best part, the food! Mifune is known for its traditional authentic Japanese cooking and is proudly labeled ‘washoku’. Moreover, it is led by French- and Japanese-trained chefs Yuu Shimano (Restaurant Guy Savoy) and Tomohiro Urata (Maison Troisgros).

It is fair enough to say that art and flavor are beautifully blended at Mifune to make their complex meals super delightful. Yes, they serve delicious sushi and sashimi, but if you turn your attention to the rest of the menu, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Their menu has a couple of unusual dishes from bone marrow, scallops, Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu to pickles – crazy! For instance, the foie gras terrine served with hacho miso and corn chips or the straw-­smoked lamb chop in black garlic miso sauce is a must-try.

Tender chunks of lobster are interspersed with Ibérico chorizo across a bed of quinoa, dressed in a lobster curry sauce for the seafood lovers should be an absolute delight. They offer vegetarian-friendly dishes too.

The presentation on the other hand is on a whole new level of exquisite – with some yuzu, truffles, and caviar on the plate to treat your eyes too.

Desserts, an important part of the dinner presentation, are as carefully sculpted as the main courses; a delicious choice is vanilla winter truffle ice cream with a no-bake chocolate terrine and whiskey crème brûlée.

Above is a Uni Truffle Roll. It is wrapped in sweet seaweed topped with fresh Sea Urchin and Black Truffles. It is creamy, delicate, and it will melt in your mouth as soon as it hits your tongue.  The Black Truffles gives the dish the extra earthy flavor that it needed. A beautiful presented dish needs no more explanation.

Drinks Menu

As for the drinks, it changes seasonally. Shingo Gokan is the magician mixologist at Mifune serving dramatic yet elegant drinks such as the Seven Samurai.

The Seven Samurai is a potent mix of rye whiskey, aged saké, sherry and bitters, finished tableside with a flourish of cinnamon smoke.

In addition to that, Mifune Restaurant has a diverse selection of red, white, and sparkling wines from Europe and the U.S. Wine and saké pairing suggestions are on the menus.

Explore there menu here.

Price Range

It costs about $31 to $50 per person. Furthermore on Thursday, Friday, Saturday you could plan for indoor and outdoor dining. MIFUNE is offering a $120/per person 8 Course Omakase Tasting Menu. The dress code is smart casual while the dining style is casually elegant.

As a safety measure, it is advisable to carry sanitizer and wear masks. We humbly request you to maintain social distancing and enjoy your dine at Mifune Restaurant.

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