Named after a popular female hairstyle in 1920s Japan, Mimi Kakushi is a modern Japanese restaurant serving up food in the style of the 'Orient Nouveau'. With dark interiors contrasted by bright coppers and hanging lanterns, Mimi Kakushi feels stylish and trendy. Bringing to life the culture clash of mordern art, western fashions, jazz that resulted in a 1920s golden era, the menu embodies this expressive period with its blend of authenticity and contemporary twists.
Sticking with the Japanese tradition of small, sharing plates, guests can enjoy a range of hot and cold plates that show-off playful twists to well-known classics. An extensive list of sashimi and nigri will please any sushi-lover; follow this with the unagi foie gras maki roll or the vegetarian option of kale and crispy quinoa maki. Other innovative dishes include the miso marinated black cod and tiger prawn gyozas and the grilled toro (tuna) kushi with crispy leek and spicy wafu.
For larger appetites, the oven-baked blackened cod with citrus miso sauce or the grilled beef tenderloin with a chipotle soy glaze are sure to impress.
The dessert list is sure to draw your attention with its combination of flavours. Taking the simple cheesecake, it is infused with yuzu and served with black sesame crumble and a colourful pineapple granita. Tapping into Caribbean flavours, the menu pairs pina colada ice cream alongside a mango and matcha cake.
Drinks-wise, diners have the option of a traditional sake or an extensive wine list. Experimenting with contemporary ideas, there are cocktails on the menu inspired by 'the art of Japanese wisdom'. They are indeed wise cocktails as the Shu-Ha-R (Gin infused with Genmaicha, pear reduction and tonic) and the Junbi (vodka infused with jasmine tea, sake, mancino sakura and frangelico) are sure to intrigue every diner. This list perfectly compliments the traditional but innovative menu that will certainly leave guests reminicising about the golden era, while appreciating the modern influences.