This is the best sushi restaurant in Dublin. That’s the consensus among those in the know so no qualms here about putting it in black and white.
You may have trouble finding the disarmingly modest little nook, hidden down a lane off the main street in Ranelagh, but this of course adds to its charm. Depending on what owner and chef Michel Piare puts up for the day’s sashimi special, raw fish lovers could be anywhere between heaven and even more heaven. One day it’s butter soft beautiful tranches of swordfish, another (if you’re exceptionally lucky) it’s gleaming sea urchin, melt in the mouth and fresh as the sea. Everything that passes your lips is breathtakingly fresh and full of vibrant flavour, which is the simple beauty of good sushi.
Michel’s inventive special rolls are delicious too, particularly the soft shell crab roll, made with spring onion, flying fish roe and avocado. Non-fish needs are also catered for, with popular choices such as chicken yakitori or hot dishes like vegetable yaki soba.Pricing in general is in the mid-range, which is good value for the quality on offer. Service is friendly and relaxed, managed by Michel’s wife Anna, and there’s a small but fair selection of sake, beers, and wines. Michie Sushi is an absolute must for sushi fans and, for those yet to succumb to its pleasures, this is the place to start.
And with a newly opened second branch in Dun Laoghaire, on Upper Georges Street, near the People’s Park, the Michie Magic is taking over the southside. We surrender to their deliciousness.