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Le Miu-RIP

guttergourmet Apr 3, 2009 11:32 AM

I hate this recession . http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/308015

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    small h RE: guttergourmet Apr 3, 2009 02:15 PM

    I blame this thread. Because why not.


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      hungrycomposer RE: small h Apr 3, 2009 07:42 PM

      Sorry, you'll have to find a new reason - I noticed that Le Miu was already closed when that was posted.

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        small h RE: hungrycomposer Apr 3, 2009 08:03 PM

        Yes, I'm the one in that thread who posted that Le Miu had closed. I didn't realize anyone would take me literally, here.

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      kathryn RE: guttergourmet Apr 3, 2009 08:11 PM

      It's turning into something else, isn't it?

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        small h RE: kathryn Apr 3, 2009 08:14 PM

        I saw that, from the bus the other day. I don't like the font on the sign. How's that for a reasonable assessment.

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          kathryn RE: small h Apr 5, 2009 08:46 PM

          Walked past this afternoon. It's now a Mediterrean/Middle Eastern place. Looked kinda cheesy. They have hookah. Heh.

          I miss Le Miu!

      2. oonth RE: guttergourmet Apr 5, 2009 03:27 AM

        Gutter, shame hearing about the demise of Le Miu, I was a fan like yourself, Kobe and others, it was certainly worthy of a place in the sushi bar rotation and had a few veritable highlights (uni and oyster shooters immediately come to mind).

        There was a thread a few days back about pressed sushi in Manhattan and I was going to recommend Ebisu on E9th but a quick google indicates that that place has become another casualty as of late 2008. Maybe a minority view but I liked it there too and the pressed sushi was a favourite offering. Kinder price point as well.

        Unsurprisingly, we're seeing some closures (Japanese and other cuisine) here in London too. Where Japanese closures are concerned, we can ill afford them as we have nowhere near the number, or calibre, of sushi bars/Japanese restaurants that can be found in Manhattan.

        Btw have you been to Sushi Azabu and if so what do you think? I would like to try on my next visit. Shame for them (and for me) that it wasn't there when I was based in NYC as is one very small block from where I used to live.

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          guttergourmet RE: oonth Apr 5, 2009 07:11 AM

          Hey oonth- love Azabu http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/546045.
          For pressed sushi you might try Kyo Ya (a couple of blocks from where the old Ebisu was) though I have yet to try it there.

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            thursdayclubjason RE: guttergourmet Apr 6, 2009 12:41 AM

            Honestly, I'm not going to shed a tear for Le Miu. I loved the staff, but I think it was far too expensive. Ebisu, on the other hand, I will miss.


        2. erin07nyc RE: guttergourmet Dec 29, 2009 10:25 AM

          Hi everyone - any word on where the Le Miu chef(s) can be found now?

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            foodie4life RE: erin07nyc Dec 29, 2009 10:58 AM

            I think Le Miu has been closed for a long time, like over a year and a half no? I think they were having problems before the economy tanked, though I did love it in its prime.

            Love Azabu!


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