Matsuhisa in Mykonos
A high-end Japanese restaurant in Mykonos town the Matsuhisa is a dining experience to remember. Part of the Belvedere Restaurant complex, a small luxury hotel in downtown Mykonos, the Matsuhisa reflects the elegance of its surroundings and the romance of its location. Known worldwide as the honeymoon capital of the world, Mykonos sets the scene for a romantic and elegant escape and the Matsuhisa provides a dining experience that maximizes those sensations.
Set on top of Rohari hill, with a commanding view of the town and the seaside, the Belvedere is a 5-star luxury hotel. Emulating the sparkling white Cycladian villagescapes that makes Mykonos famous, the décor and architecture of the Belvedere provides a suitable structure of cool elegance for the Matsuhisa to deliver a complimentary culinary experience.
The name Matsuhisa has become world famous. Now synonymous with leading-edge Asian fusion cuisine, the Matsuhisa restaurant line exploded in popularity after opening a franchise location in Beverley Hills where it was discovered by Robert DeNiro. The roots of the Matsuhisa line stretch back to chef Nobu Matsuhisa, a classically trained Japanese culinary master who developed a unique fusion style after years adapting his traditional techniques to the ingredients and cuisine of Latin America.
The combination of fresh caught fish in the Aegean and the legendary beauty and elegance of Mykonos makes an ideal combination for a restaurant like Matsuhisa. With a quiet sushi bar location and an elegant poolside terrace, the romance of the setting can only enhance the flavor of the exquisite, flavourful offerings.
The menu features traditional sushi and sashimi prepared to the highest standards as well as exciting fusion dishes featuring local ingredients. The award winning wine cellar provides an international selection from 350 wine bins and the mixologists in house customize martinis and cocktails that will put you in a relaxed mood to appreciate the dishes to follow. The signature appetizer, Black Cod Yazu Miso melts in your mouth and leaves a delightful residual ocean taste while slices of sashimi garnished with caviar can put you in a mind to savour the ocean's gifts.
The sauces that accompany the tempura dishes are a delightful blend of Asian-Latin flavours, a taste experience unlike any other in the world. The wasabi pepper sauce enhances the richness of the Kobe beef fillet, served with delicious endoki mushrooms and while the grilled sea bass needs little embellishment, a light drizzle of wasabi reduction enhances its flavours. If sushi and sashimi offerings are accompanied by the lychee sake, a taste of traditional Japan ensues.
The recommended dessert is the chocolate bento box, a decadent chocolate confection served in an artfully decorated bento box with green tea ice cream. A passionfruit creme brulee further highlights the creativity of the Matsuhisa brand.
Whether a table for two or a larger group, the chefs can prepare a Omakase, a chef's selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts that will leave you gasping with pleasure!