Tiny Japanese dishes hit sublime notes of excellence

What Miyazaki is attempting at Ichigo Ichie is quite extraordinary, and if he can keep this standard up, there is no doubt that he will be a contender for a Michelin star

Ichigo Ichie in Cork: an incredible amount of work goes into the food Pic: Clare Keogh

Ichigo Ichie, 5 Fenn’s Quay

Sheares Street, Cork

021-4279997, ichigoichie.ie

Chef: Takashi Miyazaki

There are times when it’s terribly handy to go out for dinner with someone who’s been to Japan around 40 times. And the night we managed to bag a table at one of Ireland’s most talked-about new restaurants was definitely one of them.

I briefly took my eye off the ball when Takashi Miyazaki opened online reservations for Ichigo Ishie, ...