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Apr 3, 2009 11:32 AM

Le Miu-RIP

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    1. re: small h

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

      1. re: hungrycomposer

        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.

      1. re: kathryn

        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.

        1. re: small h

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

          I miss Le Miu!

      2. 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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        1. re: oonth

          Hey oonth- love Azabu
          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.

          1. re: guttergourmet

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

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          1. re: erin07nyc

            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!