Fave Sushi Restaurant

Introducing Miku Restaurant's new home at 200 Granville ...

Welcome to Miku!!!

This picture was taken when I treated my girlfriend out to dinner. We had a fantabulous time. I asked her to take this photo of me introducing Miku. It turned out well (“Thank you, Sigrid.”) and we joked that it should be posted on my blog.  So, here it is. Anyway, my friend quite enjoyed the experience – so much that the morning after, she phoned to make reservations for a date with her husband. And here I was, worried that she wouldn’t like it …. whew!

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Formerly located at West Hastings, my favourite Japanese restaurant is now situated at 200 Granville Street, Vancouver.

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I was first introduced to Miku a couple years ago.  My husband asked me to join him for lunch after he had dined here a week prior – the place was bustling!  In August, I was one lucky girl, because I got to dine here not once, but twice, in a seven-day period!  Check out the wine cellar!  I HAD to take a picture!

Miku has a style of its own, impressing with a great assortment of pressed sushi and the Chef’s favourites, with some menu items being swapped out from time to time.  I always thought this clever of restaurants, as it keeps customers’ interests peaked, and the desire to return.  Every time I’ve visited, I had a different experience.  Do you have out-of-town visitors?  Or have a special occasion to celebrate?  You NEED TO bring them to Miku!!!

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Look at the wide open space where the highly skilled chefs create their dishes. Dining alone? What a perfect spot to sit – one is easily entertained by what goes on in the kitchen!

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Across from the kitchen is a drink bar – you may dine here as well, a little more social as it is ovalish in design – everyone must face the middle, so “smile” at your neighbours. The large windows capture a lot of natural light, as well, spectacular views.

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I just love the energy, the vibe, that Miku gives off.  And the two servers we had (on both occasions), were pretty good, no, I take that back.  When I was out with my girlfriend, our server was excellent!  However, the week after, our server was amazing, exceptional, wow!!!  He was around when we needed him and was far enough away to give us some space. When our friend’s little boy dropped his toys, plates, you name it, our server just appeared out of nowhere to pick them up. Every single time!!!  Verrrrry attentive.

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I know exactly what you’re thinking – finally, the food pics!!!  Well, a lot of you will recognize the first one  – Edamame.

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Aburi Ebi Oshi Sushi (pressed prawn, lime zest, ume sauce)

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Spicy Tuna Roll

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Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi (pressed BC wild sockey salmon, jalapeño, miku sauce)

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Here is a quaint little booth that can be found at the back of the restaurant, great for date night!

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Not a great capture, but if you look on either side of the white post (follow the table and you will see the post), you will see that the restaurant boasts two patio sections.

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If memory serves me correctly, this dish is Kaiso Seaweed & Heirloom Tomato Salad.

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Spicy Shrimp and Pork Gyoza

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Pan Seared Scallops

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Cast Iron Baked Mussels

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We also had the Red Wave Roll (left – crab, avocado, wrapped in red tuna, masatake sauce) and King Roll (prawn tempura, crab, flying fish roe, avocado, chili cream sauce).

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Aburi Saba Oshi Sushi (pressed house cured mackerel, miso sauce)

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We took a sneak peak into the private dining room.

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Spectacular view ….

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Tuna Sashimi

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Negitoro Roll

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We have sampled all the menu items – no, not in one sitting, over the course of a few visits in both the old and new locations.  Except for this, Shabu Shabu (AAA sterling silver NY strip, wild arugula, enoki & shitake mushrooms, daikon, carrot, udon, house made ponzu).

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We really enjoyed this – reminded me of Chinese Hot Pot and Korean BBQ.

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I forgot what we had for dessert.  We ordered three for the group to share.

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The dessert presentations were just as beautiful as the entrees.

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It was almost the end of summer when the four of us dined here.  We walked outside and felt the warm breeze nuzzle against our skin.  We didn’t want to go home, that’s for sure.  What a beautiful evening …..

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but I had to get home.  I didn’t want to turn into a pumpkin.

If you have not tried pressed sushi, this is the place to visit.

Of all the food captures, which most tempts you to pick up the phone and make YOUR reservation?  (I strongly recommend booking 2-3 weeks in advance.)

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