Mezyu Japanese Restaurant

Meyzu, Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili

Japanese Restaurant

Hubby talked about the appetiser of our first dining experience at Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili for the entirety of our stay. If there weren’t numerous other restaurants we wanted to try at the resort, he could have put a strong case forward for returning nightly.

The dish that took his fancy, Prawn Tempura, featured freshly caught pieces of calamari and reef fish alongside the namesake. A light puffy casing, crisply fried forming air bubbles around the surface, kept the juicy sea creatures moist and fresh. The brittle coat, cooked impeccably left not a single drop of oil on our plates. Even myself, who shies away from anything deep-fried, had to concur that this was a dish worth a reorder.

Mezyu Japanese Restaurant
Prawn Tempura

At first thought, finding excellent sushi in the middle of the tropics seemed unlikely. Upon a second visit to the idea however, it makes perfect sense – fish caught in pristine waters mere hours before serving is the prime ingredient. Loosely packed rice allowed the texture of the grain to be showcased in these rolls, at the same time highlighting the freshness of the fish. Fresh crabmeat (not the prefabricated kind that is often found in this dish), finely sliced cucumber and a thin wedge of avocado completed the Sushi California Roll.

Mezyu Japanese Restaurant
California Roll

The main course, Reef Fish Teriyaki, again proved the location by the sea aces it when it comes to fresh seafood provisions. Two generous fillets of reef fish lounge a top one another. A thick brush stroke of amber miso sauce links the fish to a tangle of greens and a rainbow of grilled veggies sets off the palette. Before I’d concluded my analysis hubby had already declared it, “Divine, so good and the dish of the day!” I guess with that, there’s nothing much left for me to say.

Mezyu Japanese Restaurant
Reef Fish Teriyaki

“Chef’s special dessert” was the only clue given to what ended the set menu. An unexpected plate of prettiness offered a trio of sweets aside a creamy ball of pandan ice cream: green tea mascarpone layer cake; a moist walnut chocolate brownie and an excellent vanilla crème brûlée with raspberries.

Mezyu Japanese Restaurant
“Chef’s Special Dessert”

The open walled pavilion of Mezyu provided protection from the elements (a light shower sprinkled during our meal) while still allowing us to lap up the natural surrounds. The island’s sandy surface is the floor, and the walls are made of tropical bush and coconut palms. No sound system was needed as the ocean supplies its own hypnotic rhythm. Quality food, friendly service and a table set in nature verified a positive first meal at Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili.

Mezyu Japanese Restaurant
Mezyu Japanese Restaurant

Reasons to visit: expertly prepared Japanese dishes; fresh fish; excellent desserts.

Meyzu, Japanese Restaurant
Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili
Raa Atoll
Republic of Maldives
+960 658 8100
[email protected]

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  1. with all the fresh seafood readily available, japanese food here must be great.

    • You’re right! Can’t beat fish caught fresh from the very sea that laps the restaurant’s doorstep.

  2. The presentations are amazing! Monica, I love this look and you look radiant in your profile photo. I tried WordPress once but to be honest the learning curve was difficult for me so I stick with Blogger.

    Your photos are beautiful! So does this mean that your new posts will all appear at this location as opposed to the Blogger one?

    • Thanks Linda. Yes, I’m moving everything over here. The learning curve for me has been steep too, so if you catch any errors, please let me know. I’ve had quite a bit of trouble with formatting. The posts I moved from blogger to here all went ‘wonky’ and I’m having to change them all one by one (have close to 2000 posts to fix!).

  3. Monica, do you really need to move all of your posts over here? I was going to suggest perhaps that you move say just a couple of months of posts here and perhaps keep a link to the archived ones from Blogger? Just a suggestion. Perhaps you may not wish to do this because you are changing your domain entirely, I suppose. And I am wondering if the loading of pages will be as quick here as it is on Blogger. You were posting one post per page over there. I hope it all goes well for you, dear friend. 🙂

    • Thanks Linda! I need to move them over so that readers can easily search what they’re looking for. The greatest feedback I’ve received it to make the site more searchable, so that for example when someone is visiting Singapore, they can do a quick search and find all of our recommendations for that city. Good point about the loading time. Please let me know if you experience slow loading. I’ll see what can be done about it. Thanks for your feedback and suggestions! Monica 🙂

  4. Great new look, congrats on the move to WordPress. Your lovely photos shine out in this format and the search functions seem very practical!

  5. Hey Monica, it looks good overall! I love the layout of the website, as it is easier for me to navigate through the website. Good choice of the background and font colors! I love how you organize the posts under its relevant categories, such as countries under ‘destinations’ followed by a sub-category of the places. In addition, the introductory page on all of the contributors to Yum List makes readers like myself feel we know you guys a little better ? I’m not sure how to describe it, but it’s like there’s an identity to the contributor, if you know what I mean?

    If I may, I’d like to add that you look really gorgeous in your profile picture too! =)

  6. Looking good, girlfriend! Just read a couple of the other comments – I’m a total technophobe, and I’m STILL having to manually update some of my old posts even though my blog migrated from Blogger over 12 months ago. Redirections (via a plugin) can at least be part of the solution. Just wondering if you’re planning to add a contact form anywhere (or something similar) for people who might have suggestions or feedback that you don’t want in the comments? That can be a problem sometimes, so totally get it if you don’t want to do that! Good luck!!

  7. that first photo alone, of the powdery beach and azure skies and sea, is enough to persuade me about this place! paradise 🙂 p.s. this new site looks really good, honestly! 🙂

  8. Oh wow, I’ve been to Maldives many times but that was years ago. Never thought I could find a decent Japanese restaurant there. Looks like it’s time to revisit……… xoxo

  9. Nice view. vast sea. definitely sushi fresh sushi. btw love the new website/layout.

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