Miku Restaurant

4.7
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We specialize in Aburi, or flamed-seared sushi, which was developed nearly a century ago in Japan. The act of applying fire directly and lightly searing sushi enhances the natural flavours and textures of the fish. Miku owner Seigo Nakamura innovated the Aburi concept by crafting specialty sauces using non-traditional Japanese ingredients to pair with each type of fish. The light sear from the binchotan (Japanese bamboo charcoal) then caramelizes the sauce, releasing a smoky aroma and bringing out the finest flavours in each piece of Aburi sushi.

Miku Restaurant is within walking distance from the Pan Pacific Hotel, Canada Place, Fly Over Canada, Cruise Ship Terminals and Sea Bus.

Our entrance is at the corner of Howe Street and Canada Place Way, overlooking the east cruise ship terminal at Canada Place.

**We only will hold reservations up to an additional 15 minutes after your reservation time, after which your table will be released.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, International, Seafood
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Hours of operation
**Please note: We do not take reservations for the patio, sushi bar, and lounge as it is offered on a first come, first serve basis.

*Christmas Eve, Dec 24: 11:30am-10:00pm
**New Year’s Eve, Dec 31: 11:30am-11:00pm

Lunch:
Daily 11:30am-3:00pm

Bar Bites:
Daily 3:00pm-5:00pm

Description:
Sunday-Wednesday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am-10:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-11pm
*Holidays: 11:30am-11pm
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Phone number
(604) 568-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kazuhiro Hayashi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Howe Street & Canada Place Way (Entrance on Howe Street)
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Parking details
Entrance to nearby paid parking is accessible at the corner of Howe and Canada Place Way, under Canada Place.
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Public transit
Waterfront Station via the Expo Line, Canada Line, and SeaBus.
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Entertainment
The sushi bar seating is an entertaining and personalized experience where guests have an opportunity to interact with our chefs on a one-on-one basis, while watching their meals prepared right in front of their eyes.
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Special events & promotions
Thank you for choosing Miku Restaurant. Please note that we will not be participating in Dine Out Vancouver this year; our sister restaurants Minami, located in Yaletown, and Gyoza Bar will be participating and are now accepting Dine Out reservations.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was very busy so the food took a bit of time. However the aburi sushi we got was cold.

S
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Miku is a not-to-be-missed destination when in Vancouver. Miku is our favourite sushi restaurant on the planet! Our server, Veronica was amazing and took extra special care of us including excellent advise on cocktails and wine to accompany the meal.

E
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service from our Indonesian waiter

M
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this restaurant- the location, the energy, the food, the service, the drinks. But the best part is by far the sushi. I can't explain it - you'll just have to try it. We make reservations at Miku every time we travel to Vancouver.

JG
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite! Exceptional view, food, and service. A must!

BR
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal for 3 of us. The best rolls were the Miku roll. Nice table with water front view.

E
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The server had a lot of free time standing/walking around doing nothing. The server did not check in to see how things are and if we needed anything else.

We ordered a meal that comes with miso soup but the miso soup never came despite the fact we inquired about it.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We’ve been hearing about Miku from all our friends so when we knew we were going to be in Vancouver, the first thing we did was to make a reservation at Miku. We were celebrating a special occasion and has called in advance to request a seat by the window overlooking the ocean.

The host I spoke to confirmed many times that it would not be a problem and to not worry. Fantastic! A week before leaving for the trip, I called again to once again confirm the reservation and to make sure that we would have a seat by the window reserved for the dinner. I was told yes, not a problem.

On the day, our reservation was at 7:15pm, so we walked in at 7:10pm and were told to wait by the lobby area near the restroom and the front door. 7 minutes later, we were led to a tiny little table barely big enough for two people. It was on near the front of the door toward the back of the restaurant near the bar where lights were dim, there was much foot traffic in the tiny little area with the tiny tables that seem like they’re for bar patrons... and when I asked what happened to our window seat, the host dismissively said, “we’re just trying to seat you as soon as possible.” And then she left.

So my husband and I left the table and spoke to another host who confirmed that we did indeed reserve an ocean view table by the front and were promptly seated at another booth in the well-lit, light and airy front section of the restaurant, though not by the window we promised. Fine. I wasn’t going to be too picky. We were tired from our long trek.

The only nice thing about the restaurant and our dining experience was our sever who was informative, prompt and friendly. The hosts were snooty and dismissive, the food was sub-par for the price. We ordered the Aburi Prime & AAA Sterling silver prime rib... and everything we ordered... while the ingredients were fresh, the food themselves were pretentious and looked like more effort was put into presentation versus the actual food. Disappointed.

G
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Never disappoints.

I
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always looking forward to visiting this amazing restaurant. Than you Shoo Hei for the wonderful service. Cannot wait to be back in Vancouver :)

OP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very Overrated! This is not a Serious Sushi Restaurant.
More of an Asian Fusion mix.

r
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miku was amazing. Our server was outstanding. The sushi was as good as any sushi that I have eaten. The house special salmon and mackerel was amazing.

QC
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They went out of their way to replace the oysters and gave us more ssashimi on our platter instead and we are so appreciative of that! They also arranged our dessert to say happy birthday and didn’t rush us at all! Def would love to come back again!

N
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great meal! The fish is so fresh and expertly prepared. The servers are highly educated in the food and a delight to talk with. Very unique to have the best food and best service, usually one suffers and other shines-but in walks Miku! Can’t wait until the next visit!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends gathering

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

MI
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a stand out experience in our trip to Vancouver. We had the seaweed salad, with a variety of leaves, seaweed and vegetables and lovely dressing and hamachi crudo to start. For mains, we both had the Miku signature selection with different nigiri, rolls and their specialty oshi pressed rolls. Finished with mango & lime sorbet. Everything was delicious and a delight! And the service was faultless. Highly recommend. If you have kids, choice is limited but our 6 year old loved the miso noodle soup they made for him.

EM
Montreal
33 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Vancouver. Great service and fantastic sushi. Just delicious!

Miku Restaurant
Responded on June 28, 2019

Dear Emily, thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is very fulfilling to hear that we are one of your favourite restaurants in Vancouver! We will definitely share your kind message with our team. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Miku Management Team

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For this second visit, i remember to make reservation and asked to be seated overlooking the water. That didn’t really happen however, eventhough i made it a couple of weeks ahead for a party of two. Worth a try i guess. Food wise, it was superb. The Aburi Kaiseki is only available at the Vancouver location and not Toronto so it’s only right to get it. The waiter was very thoughtful. He added a little personal touch on the dessert for my graduation. He too was very attentive and seemed to have timed his table visit just right. All in all, highly recommended.

AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly outstanding! Can only recommend it ! Best sushi I have eaten

M
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always good food and the food quality is too notch.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 year anniversary

M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food! Love Miku!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the seafood platter plus some sushi. The flavour of everything was amazing. The server was friendly and very helpful in suggesting selections that would meet our needs. Nice location with a nice view.

Miku Restaurant
Responded on June 14, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us. It is very fulfilling to hear that you had a wonderful meal with our seafood, service, and location. We will definitely share your kind message with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Miku Management Team

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JC
Querétaro
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente lugar y comida exquisita
Recomendable totalmente

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

All dishes were pedestrian at best. The sushi was tasteless and the fish felt it was from yesterday’s catch. Even the sushi rice was not good. Tourist trap extraordinaire

EV
Vancouver
65 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing restaurant that delivers on quality food and thoughtful service. The ingredients are fresh and executed perfectly on every dish. Our server Seung was outstanding; the best we have had dining at Miku over the many years.

D
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always enjoy Miku... Great food and service.. Thanks again!

Miku Restaurant
Responded on June 14, 2019

Dear Dean, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. Thank you for your continued support of Miku! It is so fulfilling to hear you had a fantastic time with our cuisine and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! -Miku Management Team

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MS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. This is the best sushi we have ever had.

JC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hands down, the best sushi we've ever had. Presentation was beautiful and the service was impeccable. I would fly back to Vancouver just to go back to Miku for dinner.

VM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting with a view of the water
Excellent service
Good Sushi
Slightly overpriced

M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Miku every time we Visit Vancouver. The sushi melts in your mouth, the location is fantastic and the we always have such great service. Definitely worth a visit!

BG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I’ve eaten at. Mixes traditional with different twists.

OT
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I had the tasting menu but for a vegetarian. I would have rather just had the entree. I paid the same price as everyone else and it wasn’t anything g to exciting.

Everyone else enjoyed the menu allot. I just wish I had just gone with an entree.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was professional, prompt and attentive. Came to celebrate my 40th birthday and had a great time. I would definitely come back again

Miku Restaurant
Responded on May 24, 2019

Dear Jason, thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent dining experience at Miku. We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful birthday evening with us! We will definitely share your kind message with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Miku Management Team

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KL
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh seafood with beautiful presentation. Lovely view of the water and great service!

SH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good goodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgoodgood

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, presentation and service! We will be back!

AH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Time and time again miku never failed to be excellent and league's above all other Sushi restaurants

SB
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous sushi, fabulous service - very highly recommended. Would return in a heartbeat!

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