Miku Restaurant

4.6
2888 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
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.

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

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

Description:
Sunday-Wednesday: 11:30am-10:30PM
Thursday-Saturday: 11:30am-11:00pm
*Holidays: 11:30am-11:00pm

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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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Neighbourhood
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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
Reviews from verified diners
2,888 reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
69%
Very Good
23%
Good
5%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined 2 days ago

quality food for a good value! our server was very friendly and attentive. would definitely return!

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J
4.0Dined 3 days ago

Miku Sushi is a great place to go for a somewhat special occasion. The prices are on the expensive side, but not too bad, especially for what you get. The food was great, the service was amazing, and it wasn't too noisy.

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C
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious - sushi raised to a higher level! Great staff - clean environment- bright space!

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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Nice but the server placed the plate really hard

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M
1.0Dined 4 days ago

I made the reservation through “open table” at 9:45pm and arrived on the spot. We were being seated at 10:05pm. Our table was at the far end and in the corner. In which there were a couple of vacant tables available around us and definitely has a better view of the waterfront. I already spoken to the restaurant manager, who has happened to be around at the time near the kitchen and I spotted him chatting with his associates. He explained to me that all the other tables are being booked and if there are other no-shows tables available, he will move us :). However, it is currently 10:33pm and there are three available tables by the window. Maybe I should have asked the hotel concierge to make the booking for me, so I might have a better treatment.

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ZJ
5.0Dined 4 days ago

The Sable Fish blew my mind. Lenny was the most professional server I've ever met, you can tell he takes great pride in his career.

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B
5.0Dined 4 days ago

We were there for a business lunch but I would recommend for any occasion! The best sushi restaurant in the city hands down!

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SU
5.0Dined 6 days ago

ONE OF THE BEST JAPONESE RESTAURANTS I EVER EAT.
AMAZING FOOD, GREAT SERVICE

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L
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Miku is one of my favourite places to eat in Vancouver. Every time I am in town I have to eat here. The food is spot on and the service is excellent. It’s always a great experience.

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JR
2.0Dined 7 days ago

Miku offers an outstanding selection of sushi and Japanese fair.
Location is great, views are good and the food is exceptional.
The wine selection was good and we were lucky to taste an albariño White from Spain that was just perfect accompaniment to the food.
But the noise level is ridiculous, impossible to maintain a conversation and after a while the noise level was physically irritating. Even though the place was not full, close to, but not full.
If you can ask to be seated outside, that will make your dinner just perfect. I do not think is the best place to have a business meal as is impossible to maintain a conversation.
Still the food makes Miku a place you can't miss.
Attention was good, maybe a bit more training about serving at the table.

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OT
3.0Dined 7 days ago

Food is not as good as it used to be

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H
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great food, great service great location.

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M
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We live on Vancouver a Island but we make sure to fit in Miku whenever we are in Vancouver. It is amazing! Everything about it is unique and spectacular. Love it!!

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IK
2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great service and nice location.
I went there with my husband for an early dinner and we ordered their omakase and signature selection. Our waiter was wonderful but unfortunately we were not very impressed with the food.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I liked the seafood, it was very fresh. I loved the green tea dessert at the end, it was so delicious. The service was nice too, but because there were many people, maybe the servers were a little busy. Thanks!

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SC
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Quality of the Sashimi/Sushi in general was poor. Their signature dish was tasty but the rest of the food disappointing. Atmosphere, service, etc. outstanding.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

It was very nice!

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G
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

If you like simply made Sushi this is for you. Don’t expect much fish on the rolls.

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TT
1.0Dined on July 6, 2018

A sushi restaurant cannot be sold out of all types of toro and still be seating guests. The rolls were inedible.

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y
3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

it was good but just wanted the food to be served all together in one time

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T
3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

If less noisy, this is a very good restaurant for wider occasions.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great location and views and fantastic flame seared sushi. Worth a visit!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great foods & excellence service ;)

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OT
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

A great atmosphere for lunch. Just ordered sashimi, some rolls and noodles and all dug in while meeting. We had a booth which was fantastic.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Amazing food! Great place!

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j
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

The food was amazing and definitely the most unique sushi I’ve ever tried.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We chose this restaurant for our wedding anniversary date.
The food was excellent and our server was awesome. Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant and the view of the port. We ordered off the “happy hour menu” —
The Calamari, Ebi Fritters, and the red wave rolls. It was all delicious.

The initial hostess was really confused - I had made a reservation for later and asked if we could come in earlier because we were really hungry. The restaurant wasn’t busy and she was confused on what to do. Other than that, everything was good.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Miku in Vancouver is a beautiful restaurant with a great view. The food is okay, we were expecting more after reading the reviews. Perhaps it's because we have eaten other sushi that is a lot better, that we weren't impressed with their "aburi", which didn't seem to be anything extraordinary. We expected mouth explosions, but that did not happen at all. Service was pleasant. Open kitchen and crowd created a nice energy without being too loud.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We ordered their Miku Zen, tart and salmon oshi. Everything was delicious, and they were able to tailor to our food restrictions and made everything shell fish free. The price does seem to be on a higher side, but the service and quality of food you get justify the extra bill. I’d skipped the miku zen next time and go for aburi nigiri though.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Celebrating Canada Day, end of school, start of
Summer and great report cards! First time for lunch at Miku - nice lunch menu - beautiful dining room, great vibe. Service excellent!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Excellent food and great service. Lighting and ambience fairly good.

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N
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Such a great meal! My fifth time going, I pretty much hit it now any time I’m in area. Fresh fish and delicious menu options. I love their tofu salad (normally not a tofu eater!) and the salmon is something I dream about! Already planning next trip.

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SS
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Miku was an awesome dining experience. We enjoyed a couple of tasting menus. We were completely stuffed! My husband and I had a different number of courses but they made sure I had something in front of me (miso soup) when my husband had an extra course more than I did. Our server was very knowledgeable about wine and helped us select options that went perfectly with our meal. This was a slow paced dinner so don’t plan anything afterward that you need to get to right away if you choose a tasting menu.

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JC
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Outstanding service and explanation of specialty dishes. Wide variety of aburi sushi but good options for those who do not like raw fish. Good wine list, great location, and some outstanding special cuisine.

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N
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Always excellent food and service here, best japanese restaurant in Vancouver!

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JH
4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

The signature style of sushi was delicious but to me, the rice overwhelmed the taste. I ate less rice to enjoy the flavor. The menu was great! Big selection.

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AR
2.0Dined on June 27, 2018

This place got rave review from a coworker, but I felt let down after arriving. It was a loud, touristy place with mediocre presentation and spotty quality. The scallop sashimi and Saba sushi were actually very good, but the seaweed salad, and Miku roll were very bland. The sushi plate looked like random items chucked on a plate. We left before we were full, not enjoying the atmosphere or tastes.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Sashimi honestly wasn’t the best especially for the price.
However, the seared salmon was AMAZING. Literally the best I’ve ever had. The service was great and the the vibes felt so good! Overall really really good and I would go again. I just wouldn’t buy their sashimi.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The place had a nice modern feel to it and some great views of the mountains. The staff was attentive and the food was very good. I will say after reading the Yelp reviews, I thought that I was about to have the best sushi of my life. That was not the case, but the preparation was interesting and different. We had a few rolls plus a sampler picked by the chef. We liked everything except the calamari appetizer, which I'd say was average. Overall the experience was good.

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e
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Love the fattiness of the Miku Rolls. In fact, it was so good that we ordered them twice. The Green Opera dessert was delicious!

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