My brother and I were in the area and decided to try Miya.
We walked in and found the place to be completely empty - not a problem as the ambience of the restaurant was nice. Very stylish inside, very clean - the restaurant looked promising.
-Noodle Combo B
-Chopped Scallop Roll
The noodle combo came with miso soup and a plain sunomono, which came first. The sunomono was standard - very refreshing on a summer's day. The miso soup was very bland and watery tasting - not impressed.
The rest of our order came out shortly afterwards. At first, everything tasted great and very fresh and we were enjoying our meal. Then I went and had a piece of the negitoro roll and everything went downhill from there. As I was chewing (and I'm a very slow and careful eater) i felt something sharp stabbing me in my mouth. I tried to spit out the piece but unfortunately, the fish bone came loose from the roll and got stuck in my throat! The bone went in diagonally in my esophagus, causing me to gag. I ran to the washroom and attempted to get the bone out of my throat but spat out spit full of blood. I was in obvious pain and discomfort from the fish bone and the waitress started to panic. She gave me some water to help me dislodge the bone and did the best she could given the situation.
The owner/sushi chef was not impressive. My brother was obviously concerned and very angry that I was experiencing pain because of the carelessness of the sushi chef so he went to inform the gentleman about the situation. The sushi chef started getting defensive and said that "it wasn't his fault". Well, if it wasn't his fault then who's is it? Me? For ordering it? I'm sorry but I didn't realize that when I ordered the negitoro roll, I was going to get fish bone stuck in my throat and puking out blood in their washroom.
The owner did not apologize once for the incident which made the whole experience that much more frustrating. If he doesn't are enough to take the onus of the situation, then he really shouldn't even be called a sushi chef.
I have managed Japanese restaurants before and every sushi chef that I've worked with, took great measure to separate the meat from the bone to ensure that such incidents did not happen with their patrons.The attitude of this man makes me believe that he did not get proper training to be a sushi chef in the first place.
Please do yourself a favour and avoid this restaurant - Miya does not deserve any business and I'm pretty sure people want to eat to boneless sushi.