Miku Restaurant

4.7
3397 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

great food, great service!!! you habe to try the aburi oshi sushi! legendary!

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JW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was delicious, would definitely recommend trying the aburi oshi sushi. The restaurant was very busy, so make a reservation. Also very noisy, it was difficult to hear and have a conversation inside.

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MG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What can I say. Great food. Very good service. View of the bay. Excellent restaurant

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. We had a family celebration and decided to treat ourselves to some high end sushi. It was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. The Aburi Prime was amazing. 9 complex and well balanced bites that were as beautiful to look at as they were to taste. You would think you would have a favourite bite or one that you would not order again but no, that did not happen. It was really one cohesive experience over 9 distinct bites where the sum of the parts was greater than the individual experiences. Our server was stellar and uplifting adding to the evenings enjoyment.

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D
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good food, service and view but comes with a price.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Aburi was ice cold. Too much rice. Not enough flavour.

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FK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal was absolutely superb, service was attentive but not aggressive

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F
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and the food was amazing. Thanks for the servers who made great recommendations.

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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

店内は騒がし過ぎず、かなり活気がある。店員さんは親切、日本語にも対応できる。料理はちゃんと手がかかっている。味付けは外人も好むような、でも日本人でもウケる絶妙なバランス。リピーターも多い。

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We ordered Salmon Oshi (5/5), chef's selection (4.5/5), green tea opera (3/5), little emperor (4.5/5), calamari (5/5) and ebi fritters (5/5). These are perfectly enough for 3 adults. Overall, with delicious food, great view, nice decoration and fine service, I would say it was worth the price.

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ST
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service were great, however, the bathroom was quite dirty. There were paper towels and toilet paper on the floor and an unflushed toilet (not fault of the restaurant). Also, the first 2 stalls were out of toilet paper. I let staff know and they were very responsive.

I also let staff know that the soap dispenser on the left sink was out of soap. They just told me to use the other one - which is fine for most restaurants but I just didn't think that was an appropriate response for a fine dining restaurant. Nevertheless, the food and service was great.

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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Me and my husband had dinner at Miku on Saturday for our wedding anniversary. The food was absolutely delicious, and we were given excellent guidance by our waiter, who explained the menu to us in comprehensive detail, including the most popular dishes and his personal recommendations. The restaurant also treated us so, so well - I told them it was our anniversary, and we were seated at a premium window seat and treated to complimentary dessert. It was such a lovely experience.

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Delicious meal and setting per usual, but the server was unfriendly. Last couple of times the service was outstanding so it was surprising and a little embarrassing as I brought an out-of-town guest and raved about the restaurant to her. However the service was efficient and attentive so not bad just not to the level I experienced before.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I ordered a Miku Kaiseki set, it’s quite expensive ($110 without tax and tips), but it’s very delicious😋

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GL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing lunch at Miku Vancouver. We had reservations for 1:45 through Open Table but we called as we were going to be in the area early and we were able to get a table for noon. When we got to Miku we were seated at a table which faced the water and a view of Canada Place. We got great recommendations from the staff as to possible choices for sharing or if we wanted to have our own lunch and what were popular choices. We ordered the Aburi Chirashi tart, Kyoto Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish, Chef’s Select (which came with Miso soup and salad), the salmon and mackerel oishi sushi. For dessert we had the Green Tea Opera and the Praline Azuki Bean Carre. Everything was sooo good and the fish was very fresh. Our waitress was very hospitable and was very accommodating. Overall it was a great experience and would definitely come back again.

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OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best sushi I have had in a very long time. The salad portions are generous. All the dishes we tried were so interesting and delicious. Excellent service- our waiter Thomas was courteous, knowledgeable and professional.

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KA
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A fabulous tasting menu and we really enjoyed all of the different tastes and textures. Ask for a table at the front for a view across the bay ... but any table is fine. It’s well worth a visit.

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AC
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Miku has some of the best sushi I have ever had! Coming from someone who lives in Seattle and gets fresh sushi all the time, this definitely competes! Reservation is a must, and be prepared for a jam packed house. Service was great regardless.

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TW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome food and excellent service! Would definitely come again with my family and friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for a birthday and ordered the kaiseki menu's. Our waiter, Sing (not sure about the spelling but that's how she pronounced it, maybe Seung?) was lovely! She was very accommodating about us ordering the two different versions of the menu and explained every dish in detail. She also went above and beyond in offering to take photos for us, splitting dishes where appropriate, and even giving us recommendations about where to go once our meal was over. Everything was timed perfectly and tasted delicious, it reminded us of Michelin star experiences that we have had before.

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing service but I asked to have a table with a nice view of the water. I instead got a table next to the main walkway of the restaurant, near the bar. A lot of traffic and chatter from people around the bar. Put a damper on my date.

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G
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful, delicious food, paired with an amazing view of the Harbour front. One of the best meals I have had in a long while. If you are into sushi, seafood, or just great food, this place is a must. As someone who has some seafood allergies, they were extremely accommodating, and already offer many great alternatives.

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KA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best sushi in town. You have to try this place if you are visiting!!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Delicious but expensive

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The sushi is so good it will ruin all other sushi places for you.

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LW
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a wonderful experience at Miku. Love the offerings.

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Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious!

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AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Not bad but service poor.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really amazing food. I had the set menu and just about everything was delicious. We were in Vancouver for 5 days and Miku was easily my favorite place to eat while there. I almost wished we went there a 2nd time before leaving.

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P
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutley love this restaruant!
Food is amazing, love Miku zen and Sushi select, their Aburi nigiris are my fav!!
Service is excellent, and restuaurnt has a nice view! Definitely recommend this place!

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b
London
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to Miku for a date night with my husband and LOVED it. The service is excellent and the food was great. We shared a sashimi platter and the seaweed salad. My husband ordered the sablefish and I ordered the Aburi Prime platter. ALL the food was incredible. We both really enjoyed our dishes and would definitely go again!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. We got the 5 course meal with sake pairings. The nigiri is second to none and the wagyu beef carpaccio was incredible. Pricey but worth every penny! Awesome sake too!

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Reservations made because of a distant memory of a friend from years ago, I know why they never really forgot about Miku.... the food was amazing and the service left you feeling like you mattered. This will most certainly become a preferred dining location in my travels to Vancouver!

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p
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great choice for high-end sushi. Don't expect your neighbourhood California Roll here.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The service is good. The food is just okay. I found it was better before. The noise level is high.

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JW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. I was a little later than I had hoped but then the noise level was down. But so very happy to dine there.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best sushi and service

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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food as always. Great views. The only criticism I have is the noise level. Seems like sound really reverberates in this environment.

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