It was a grey drizzling Saturday as we weaved our way through narrow roads and corner shops underneath the Story Bridge. We eventually found the Japanese restaurant, well sheltered from the rain. The soothing raindrops added tranquility to the dining experience.
Mitoki was immediately impressive with its iPad menu and ordering system, more mobile than that at Wagaya. The cutlery, bowls and plates were beautiful – mimicking the river’s water-carved stones and pebbles.
Japanese Tapas is their specialty and their menu is quite extensive. Here’s what we had:
Soft-shelled crab salad with yuzu dressing and garden leaves – the tangy yet sweet fresh salsa was a highlight of the dish
The other salad of choice was the Japanese Fish Cake Salad – moist sweet fish embellished with carrot, corn and shallot on a bed of fresh salad, drizzled in a tangy dressing. The small garnishes of confit tomato and wakame were delicious.
Our assortment of sushi included:
Grilled Salmon and Avocado Rolls – soft, smoky, sensual bites of fresh fish and avocado.
Grilled Spicy Tuna Nigiri – tender slices of tuna drizzled with a chilli barbeque sauce.
And of course, the standard, Teriyaki Chicken.
Next was the Agedashi takoyaki – crisp balls of battered octopus and onion bathed in a sweet and salty fish broth. An interesting take on the traditional takoyaki.
The time and energy invested was reflected by each beautifully plated food – the way delicate Japanese food should be. All in all, Mitoki was a thoroughly enjoyable experience of modern Japanese tapas and a place worth visiting again :)