>> Wednesday, August 27, 2014
This is the fourth and final post about our weekend trip to Portland. Other posts in this series include A Summer Weekend in Portland Maine, Duck Fat, and Eventide Oyster Company.
Believe it or not, this restaurant was the main purpose I chose to visit Portland out of all the weekend destinations close to Boston.
I'd heard so many great things about it.
The guy I sat next to at the supper club-esque Dining Alternative raved about the food at Sushi Miyaki. The wine guy at Bergamot told me he thought it was the best sushi place in all of New England, including Boston. News articles talked about how the omakase was a steal at $65, especially compared to what else you could get at that price.
Once we had our hotel booked (thanks to Bryan's numerous hotel points!), the first thing I did was to call Sushi Miyaki. I was pleasantly surprised that at the last minute (just a couple days before arrival), I was able to snag a 7:30PM Saturday evening reservation at the sushi bar.
This would never happen in Boston at a place like O Ya or Uni Sashimi Bar, which seem perpetually booked on weekends.