Maiko Restaurant : Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an : Mexico
Maiko is a Japanese/Pan-Asian a la carte restaurant at the Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an resort in Mexico (now renamed to Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an). Reservations and entry is only allowed to Sian Ka’an guests. This is the best a la carte restaurant on the 4 resort complex (and other resorts I’ve stayed at in the Caribbean). Below is the menu and what I ordered over 2 visits. Let me know if you have any questions about Sian Ka’an or traveling to and around Mexico in the comments!
I recommend the Vietnamese Spring Roll and the tuna. We couldn’t get enough of the spring rolls and the tuna was not on the menu but was offered. It was surprisingly fresh and really good. I usually pass on plain California Rolls, but Maiko’s has Tempura Shrimp in them (so it’s technically not a California Roll anymore). Niceness.
|Teppanyaki : Main Course : Dessert
Beef Chop Suey with Oyster Sauce was really good but could have used a bigger side to go with it instead of decorative vegetables. Beef Teppanyaki with Lobster Fried Rice was damn good all around.
Oriental Ice Cream Fantasy is 4 shot glass type cups with a different flavour in each. This included Ginger, Green Tea, Rice, and Chai. Good stuff. Pisang Goren is deep fried plantain (*edit it’s a banana, traditional recipes call for plantain) in a spring roll wrapper (Turon for you Filipinos) with French vanilla ice cream. Proper.
Resort : Gran Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an
The lobby entrance, a fountain sculpture and the Alux gourmet poolside restaurant.
View from our room’s patio terrace, Yal-Ku buffet restaurant (much higher quality foods than elsewhere on the Gran Bahia resort complex), and the view from the poolside snack bar.
A few examples of the clean, minimal architecture.
We got a decent deal for a 7-day stay by watching the prices on selloffvacations. $1099 all-inclusive. If I return to this same resort, I’ll spring the extra money to get a fourth floor room with the rooftop terrace and jacuzzi. The ground floor terrace steez was not private at all. It’s beside a pathway to and from other villas. One night, someone stole our furniture too. Front desk got us new ones though.
Under the water at the beach, there are some rocky patches. Nothing a $10-$20 pair of water shoes can’t take care of. Definitely get a pair for everyone going. Check out the beach and other parts of the massive Gran Bahia Principe resort complex here.
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