Chefs Guilherme Yamato Michishita and Marcos Kurosaki have landed in Braga to show us the best in traditional Japanese food. The Braga Cool team has already tried it, and we became even bigger fans of Japan!
To get this out of the way, Michizaki isn't a sushi restaurant, but rather an izakaya, a sort of japanese bar where people go to relax after work. A place that used to be a sake shop is now a place to drink sake and eat snacks.
Michizaki has different options for lunch and dinner. For lunch, they serve the Japanese lunch box, with the food always separated and accompanied by miso soup, tea, or water. These boxes, called "Bento Box", come in three kinds: vegetarian (8€), meat or fish (9€) and sushi (10€).
At dinner, you can let the Chef's suggestions guide you or order from the fixed or season menu. We suggest you accompany it with a Japanese beer or cocktail.
Our discovery of Japanese snacks was (very well!) guided by Chef Guilherme. From the Season Menu, we had some fresh ramen (Hiyashi Chuka), slices of white fish (Ussuzukuri) and braised salmon sashimi (Shake no Karashi Miso). From the main menu, we devoured grilled octopus dumplings (Takoyaki), and pork loin with eggplant (Nasu Buta). We finish our Japanese trip on a high note, with some bean sweets, green tea ice cream with fruit and Katen jelly (Anmitsu).
If you want to know Japanese cuisine a bit better, we can't recommend anything else but Michizaki. It will be an absolutely surprising experience that you will want no doubt want to repeat!
Cool Tip: this tip comes from Chef Guilherme, who suggests costumers try eating at the counter. He says that is the best place to eat at a Japanese restaurant! From there, you can see the food being prepared, talk to the Chefs and even be the first to try some newly created snacks.
Tue - Thu: 12:30 pm - 02:30 pm I 07:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 12:30 pm - 02:30 pm I 07:30 pm - 12:00 am