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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t speak highly enough of this place. 24-odd amazing bites, lovely atmosphere, delightful staff. Don’t hesitate to book it if you’re in Margaret River - it’s hidden away a bit, but a nice room - and best to sit at the bar facing the...chefs. Fabulous.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

After some confusion over our booking, we had a great meal. We had booked for 4, but a fifth person wanted to join us. I left two voicemails and sent two emails, but didn't receive any response. Finally, the day before the booking I got...a phone call, saying that the fifth person could join us - so long as we had the "complete" menu. The meal was wonderful. We had about 15 small starters (over three servings), then some more substantial main courses. Everything was fresh and tasty. The kitchen is really well organised - to serve a full restaurant with a multi-course meal in just over two hours is a great achievement. I would not like to try that at home!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023 via mobile

Amazing is how I would describe Miki's. We took our friend for her 74th birthday dinner and our neighbours joined us too. Miki and his team are so professional. We had a last minute guest join us and they found an additional seat for them....This was so appreciated because they could have said no. The food was truly wonderful, Miki is a master of his craft as are the entire kitchen brigade. The front of house team are equally as good, tending to the guests wants and needs with big smiles and interaction and their food/menu knowledge is perfect, explaining each dish. Thank you for a perfect night, can't rate this restaurant highly enough.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

OMG – what a dining experience…just amazing! The degustation journey was supurb…such fantastic flavours, exquisite presentation, whilst the style of the staff with their matching uniforms and caps in the full working kitchen added a level of theatre that tied our night together…no joke, this...is right up there with one of the BEST dining experiences of my life (…and I’ve had some good ones!) – thanks Miki – it’s 5 STARS from us!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

We made our reservation well in advance and we’re so looking forward to our dinner, it did not disappoint. The food was beyond amazing, the wines paired with each course were utterly delicious, and the service was so friendly. We cannot recommend Miki’s Open Kitchen...enough.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

As a family our 'thing' is a good taster menu! We enjoy a great eating experience and have been lucky enough to have eaten at some great restaurants. We booked Mikis open kitchen because of the amazing reviews. The menu promised so much, it really...did. But the reality, to us, was rather underwhelming. Each course has 6 elements on it. Each element sounds amazing on paper but the truth is some of the elements were literally pointless. Some were so small you really couldn't get the intended taste experience because they were less than a mouthful. Half a tiny plum tomato, a single brussels sprout leaf, a one cm cube of swede, half a small new potato. Some of the elements were absolutely tasteful, some beautiful complex flavours like the white miso corn macadamia soup - it was divine even tho 2 small swallows and it was gone! Each plate was basically the size of an Amuse bouche. We are used to a taster menu being a number of small dishes but when you leave a restaurant not even registering you've really eaten it can be somewhat disappointing. If the menu had been half the elements but double the size portion you really would have been able to appreciate the flavours far better. The staff were great and efficient. Miki is obviously passionate about what he does and the venue is intimate and interesting but we were left wanting...More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

An astounding gastronomic experience from beginning to end. We (couple) were lucky enough to snag a 6.00pm seating some time ago and we were quite amazed to witness all the diners booked at the same time in their seats and ready to eat at about...6.04pm. Full house. The set tasting menu is on a screen so you can follow along when the food comes out in sets of 5 or 6 bites. I could write volumes about the wonderful balance of umami and textures etc but suffice to say if you know you're going to be within 100km of Margaret River book ahead for Mikis as your visit to the region won't be anywhere near complete without experiencing this food, ambience and theatre. We didn't get to meet Miki but we did get a little of his story from the lovely local couple seated next to us and from the excellent sous chef who stepped into the big chair for the evening. Even though we live in Cairns I have a feeling we'll be back!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Wow. The food and experience is exceptional. I had high expectations and it exceeded them. Highly recommend the mikis choice pairing. We’ll be back soon!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

While Miki's attempts to offer a gastronomic experience, I couldn't help but feel disappointed. The prices were quite high for the portion sizes, and although some dishes were tasty, they didn't live up to the gastronomic standard I expected. Sadly, I left the restaurant feeling...unsatisfied and hungry.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

You have to book in advance as this place is very busy or booked out and they have a 6pm and 8pm sitting. Miki is amazing and you can watch him do his ‘magic’ in front of you. Japanese fusion food eaten in sequence and...absolutely mouth watering. We had the Miki’s complete meal. The service was great and if you have any dietary requirements please let them know as they accommodate it discreetly. Pricey but worth it!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

AMAZING This was an incredible experience. Food and service was amazing. We sat at the bar so had a birdseye view of our food being prepared. Having the menu sent to us an hour before our alloted seating time was wonderful. Highly recommended

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

This is fabulous dining experience. Sitting at the kitchen bar watching everything being prepared is fun. Receiving the menu at 5pm that afternoon keeps it fun.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023

The food was great but the service was very poor. We arrived on time for our early sitting degustation dinner (6-8pm)but were not served any food or wine for at least 20 minutes after we sat down so initially the service was slow - this...would not have bothered us had we not been on a timed sitting. Our waitress was abrupt and bossy telling us we were not allowed to try a sip of wine that was available by the glass before buying a bottle of it. Then the food began to arrive at an increasingly rapid rate. In the end I had 3 waiters literally pressuring me to finish one course so they could serve the next. It became clear that the objective was to have everyone out by around 7:30 as we were virtually the only ones left by then - I might add that others were all served well before us to begin with. The food was creatively presented and lovely but because we were so rushed we could not enjoy it in the end. We left by around ten to eight feeling that we had outstayed our welcome! Indeed the chef kept looking over impatiently at us! I mentioned that I had felt pressured to the waitress as we were paying and the chef came and began talking over me in an arrogant and disrespectful manner. I left feeling extremely upset and harassed.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

Food was superb, however, the dining experience was one of the worst i have ever experienced! i had reserved an early time slot 6 - 8pm, service was initially very slow and we waited at least 20 minutes to be served some wine and food,...this would not have been a problem, however, we knew we had limited time. The food service then accelerated to a rapid pace - it was a degustation menu. i had actually ordered the shorter menu but they had talked me into the longer one saying I would have time! I couldn't finish the food fast enough before the next course arrived, i asked to slow things down as i had begun to feel like 'a cow at the feeding trough' and was approached 3 times to see if i was ready for the next course after this! The restaurant began to clear out by 7:30 for the next sitting and it became apparent that we were expected to finish and leave well before 8pm. The chef began to look over at us impatiently and the waitress began to put pressure on us to bring the next course it was only 7:20 at this point! At the end, i mentioned to the waitress that we had enjoyed the food but felt incredibly rushed to eat it and this had ruined our whole experience, at which point the chef came over and began to talk over me and arrogantly talked about how wonderful he was! There were other mistakes made by staff on the night that i won't detail here suffice to say this is a restaurant with an amazing menu but no clue about or care about the customer experience. Very odd and disappointing!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023

Incredible. We are not experienced Japanese food eaters, a bit uneasy around sashimi etc, but we were in good hands. We enjoyed “Kiki’s Complete” menu from start to finish and it was a varied, exciting tour de force. The dishes are almost bite sized and...just work! We were not hungry after the whole experience. Matched ‘Miki’s choice’ drinks. Such a vibrant, interesting and happy experience- Miki overseeing everything and always smiling! Quality and service as good as you would possibly hope for. Victorian’s - get in a direct Jetstar flight Melb- Busselton. Book Miki’s months in advance to get in - you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Mikis have amazing gluten free options - you just need to let them know when you book 😁
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Hi tkpaur, There are plenty of good eateries in and around Margaret River. Besides Mikis we enjoyed La Scarpetta in the town. Around Margaret River there are many wonderful winery restaurants including Vasse Felix, Leeuwin... More
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Yes definitely! We went there with 2 kids and they had high chairs available. My kids were happy to eat what we ate as they were tired of Western food by then! The place is quite bustling so a little bit of noise from the... More
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