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About Miku Restaurant

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:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, International, Seafood

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.

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

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

Sunday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-11:00pm
*Holidays: 11:30am-10:30pm

Cross Street:
Howe Street & Canada Place Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 568-3900

Website:
http://www.mikurestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Entrance to nearby paid parking is accessible at the corner of Howe and Canada Place Way, under Canada Place.

Public Transport:
Waterfront Station via the Expo Line, Canada Line, and SeaBus.

Executive Chef:
Kazuhiro Hayashi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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.

Miku Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (101)
Special Occasion (98)
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Good for a Date (84)
Creative Cuisine (79)
Fit for Foodies (78)
Romance (68)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Lunch (55)
Business Meals (54)
Tasting Menu (43)
Worth the Drive (43)
Authentic (41)
Healthy (32)
Fun (31)
Hot Spot (31)
Bar Seating (28)
Group Bookings (28)
Local Ingredients (27)
Casual (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
People Watching (17)
Cozy (16)
Neighbourhood Gem (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Gluten-Free Options (9)
Outdoor Eating (9)
Seasonal (8)
Brunch (8)
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Great Beer (6)
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Afternoon Tea (4)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 20 hours ago

Awesome! Great restaurant

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Hands down the best sushi I’ve ever eaten. Amazing experience all around. Highly recommend the tasting menu with matching liquor/wine tasting.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

As usual, the food was simply amazing. The server was really great, although some items took more time than average to arrive (even for simple items). That said, it was still amazing and worth the wait. Although this was not my first time, I was still pretty shocked that a place like Miku would charge for green tea. I think management should seriously consider removing the charge. It seems...for lack of a better word, cheap. I don't want to end it on a negative note, however, so I will do a quick shout out to the Aburi items on the menu. These signature pieces are a must when you go to Miku.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Great views form this restaurateur where the sushi quality is great. However, it doesn't blow you away as some other establishments may.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
Food1
Ambience4
Service3
Value1

vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined 6 days ago

This place is so over rated. I was truly disappointed with the sushi here. I ordered the sashimi, chef’s special sushi combo, and the salmon pressed sushi. I was told to not add anything to the food since the chef has done so. Well, it lacked favour and sauce. We had to ask for soy and wasabi. The rolls on the combo were very disappointing since I wasn’t sure if I was eating a whole lot of vegetables or sushi. Overall, I will not be back and spend my money else where. Can’t compare to morimoto.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Another great meal at Miku. Service was great right from the moment we walked in the door. Were seated in the back of the restaurant with a great view overlooking the Sails of Canada Place and the water.

Our server was very helpful and attentive, but never gave the feeling of hovering over our table. He helped with the selection of our menu items and drinks and the service staff were great in quickly and elegantly preparing our food. As it was a birthday celebration, they even plated a dessert platter for the birthday girl.

Once again proving Miku is a go to place for a great meal of any kind.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our server Abbie was amazing and we chose to have the kaisen dining experience and sake flights. It was a great choice and we hope to be back again the next time we are in Vancouver!

Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food is ok service is not so good as before

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Best Sushi in Vancouver. Best Sushi in Vancouver.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was excellent and, somehow, we got the best seat in the house--it was perfect. My date loved it. :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always fresh and amazing service and food! Worth the price and we always bring our clients here for the experience. Thank you Miku!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

My date had never tried aburi sushi, so Miku was a treat.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Superb. Amazing food. Authentic, Tasty, Classic. Great service

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 9, 2018

I would like to bring my customers go to Miku for business meal, the view is awesome, the service is great and dishes are all delicious, of course the price is not cheaper. But for business, I don't want to pick the cheap restaurant for my clients.

The only thing is very difficult to get reservations, I have to book at least 2 weeks ago to secure the table. And due to many customers, it's a little bit noisy.

Overall, Miku is my first choice restaurant in DT Vancouver.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My friend and I had good conversations with an awesome view accompanied by friendly service and delicious food, best Sunday ever!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very good go there at least two times a minth

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service, fast service and detailed service. Meals came out pretty quick. We had reservations for 8:45pm but they sat us at 7:30pm. Thank you for that. Host, Expo, service, bar team. All strong coordination.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Bar Seating, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Awesome~
Good food as always

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great gluten free accommodations and amazing service. The food was delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic service with great advice. Best sushi rolls ever.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We always pick Miku for special occasions in our family. Service and the food is excellent thats why we keep coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent first experience. The service was great! Checked up on us on perfect times. Very knowledgeable. It was a delight to hear a server ask for any allergens.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It’s a great restaurant and food quality is amazing but it is too noisy as there was a table right across us and kid was watching YouTube super loud but none of the server stop them...

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Best Japanese food in Vancouver. Innovative and refreshing dishes.
Great view of the harbour.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always one of our favorites, Miku has a great location right by the water, and wonderful food and drink is a great way to spend an evening. The restaurant is quite loud, so perhaps not ideal for quiet conversations (although the booths/tables in the back corner are a little quieter than the main restaurant). I still miss the custom tiny pottery sake cups they used to let you choose from, which was a nice touch rather than regular wine glasses. The aburi salmon oshi sushi is worth the trip by itself, but try more!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

excellent food,best sushi ever had! worth to go ! For sure !

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is our second time to this restaurant. The food was not as good as the first time, and the noise level is still very loud.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went here for my birthday but couldn't stay too long because we had to see a show about an hour and a half after our booking.
The ambience was nice, however there was a lot of noise pollution from the people sitting behind us having an extremely loud conversation and bothering the people on the table next to them.
Service was quick, and the food was absolutely delicious. We'll be coming back definitely, next time we wont schedule a show right after!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good experience with my gf.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent as always, food is amazing. Not too pricey. Always busy so book in advance or take a seat at the bar.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We always come to this restaurant for special occasions with the family. The view of Canada Place and the water is amazing. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Food quality and presentation are stunning and relatively consistent (we found the Chirashi Tart a bit dry this time). Would definitely recommend Miku for those seeking dining for special occasions or with great view.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Disabled Access, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, nice view at lunchtime, sushi was top notch, very fresh.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We orderd premium Miku zen. It wa great, also server was really take care of us.
We really enjoyed special end of year lunch with good friends. Thanks

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Spectacular! Dinner was great! Best sushi I’ve ever tried!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was incredible, and the staff are polite and friendly, but our server Carol really made the night special. She was so attentive and really cared that we were celebrating a special day for us. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough, we will definitely be returning!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fabulous food with friendly service . It’s rather busy and even advance booking would require some waiting time.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Waterfront
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
·Dined on December 27, 2017

Best Japanese food in town. Innovative and refreshing dishes. Great view of the harbour and Canada place.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Moment we got there, we were greeted with friendly staff! Our server was attentive and informative, made our dining experience extra memorable!

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 24, 2017

Server was very kind and helped make recommendations/ alternatives throughout the meal.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent location, most tables can see the habour view. The food is so delicious, and out of my imagination of Japanese cuisine. Service is comfortable, and the waiter showed up at the perfect timing, not disturbing the dining but show up when you needed. Recommended!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays

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