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“A taste of Japan in Stoke-on-Trent (no, I didn't expect that either!)”
Review of Miso

Miso
Ranked #31 of 593 Restaurants in Stoke-on-Trent
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 9, 2018

I visited Miso with my son (13 y.o.) for a 6pm dinner reservation on a Saturday night, and I was really pleasantly surprised to each Japanese food of this quality smack in the heart of the city.

We went for the mixed gyoza platter starter, duck ramen for me and pork ramen for the teen, plus two drinks each - total bill was around £44.00, with each of the mains being around £10.50 for a large bowl. Excellent portion sizes and really reasonably priced.

The four different types of gyoza (chicken, pork, prawn and veg) were great, my ramen had an entire large duck breast sliced into it that had been *really* nicely cooked, and there was a huge portion of slow-cooked pork in my lad's bowl that you could easily pull apart with chopsticks. Lovely!

In terms of authenticity, I was lucky enough to be in Japan earlier in the year and I can say this is spot as far as the ramen and gyoza were concerned - can't comment on the bento or the sushi, though.

Only gripe is that as we were a party of 2 we weren't able to sit at the japanese-style sunken tables - very cool, will make sure I'm in at least a part of four next time! :-)

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1  Thank Robbie C
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Returning for a dinner with the family during Miso's 9th birthday celebration - a starter & bento for £9.99.

Don't be mistaken - this is not "Araki" or "Ebi Sushi" or any other deeply-serious Japanese restaurants, this is home-cooked food done in a friendly, welcoming way. And yes, the sushi is more "western" style using cooked ingredients - but appreciate it for what it is, rather than worrying about anything it isn't.

Starters were chicken gyoza, spicy chicken roll, yakitori and pumpkin karroke, followed by a couple of katsu curry, teriyaki chicken and chicken karrage bentos. Delicious.

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1  Thank John_Panek
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited miso on the off chance we would get a table. They were very welcoming and had no problem that we had not booked. Food was amazing couldn't of asked for better. Staff friendly and welcoming. Will be returning very soon and telling friend about thus place.

2  Thank Lorenanne90
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Went a couple of weeks ago with my husband. They are not Japanese, the food is not Japanese. Sushi is not made with raw fish, even Supermarket sushi is. Anything resembling Japanese was sold out! We didn't eat there, ended up leaving and going to Sainsbury's to order 2 hot pizzas instead.
Will never set my feet here again. A disgrace to sushi and Japanese food.

3  Thank Jacqueline168
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to a Japanese restaurant, after visiting Miso we’ll certainly be going to more.

Don’t go by the external appearance, the blinds were closed and we wondered if it was open. But once inside it was quite busy and the staff were very welcoming.

I had a pork bento box. The pork was succulent and with the other items the combination was delicious!

Overall it was very good value and if we lived closer we would regularly come her.

Thank Captainxxx
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