Miku Restaurant

4.7
3195 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-10:00pm
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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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
What 3195 People Are Saying
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

First time. Great place and really delicious innovating japanese food. To come back in annother ocasion.

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KS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always! Sushi was fresh and well presented. Others had the Miku Zen and loved it.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Service was excellent. Nice views, too. It was quite loud when we where there - there was some sort of networking event happening in the room adjacent to our dining area and the noise from 50 people speaking was spilling over. But other than that, it was great

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T
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

2 dishes have already been served and our cocktails were still “backed up”. I only found out because I asked where the cocktails were. A little heads up that it’s backed up would be nice. Cocktails tend to be served first.

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K
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had problems getting to our reservation on time due to gridlock traffic. When we called the restaurant was very accommodating and we ended up changing the time of our visit from lunch to dinner since they stopped serving one of the dishes we wanted to have at 3pm. The food was creative, inventive and absolutely fresh tasting and delicious. The opera cake was incredible.

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JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is outstanding, amazing Japanese food: I recommend the Salmon Oshi Sushi the house specialty. The service was great, discreet, efficient. Thank you to Aaron, Beck, and Jessica! You made our anniversary very special

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CP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great service!

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K
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is hands down the best restaurant I have ever been to for sushi. There's no point in going anywhere else. I promise, you won't be disappointed. THE BEST.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

They weren’t too accommodating when it came to the food. Menu had very limited options.

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JL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best sushi I've had in my life, with a fantastic view, ambiance, and location. Service was friendly and prompt. I had the chef's selection (one piece of each of their 12 rolls) and the green tea square dessert. Taste, presentation, and portion were all top notch.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Miku is always amazing. A must visit when in Vancouver.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Marriage proposal. The manager was very helpful in setting everything up months in advance. The hostess and manager were very helpful when we arrived. The chef did a wonderful job of building the ring into the design of one of the dishes. Our server was amazing in making the night perfect, and taking wonderful pictures. A perfect experience.

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious and great service - but this should be expected. Love the sushi and the soba. Great cocktails - if you like mangos try Miyazaki #2!

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NS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I dined at Miku on a Wed night so it was not too crowded but still some people need a short wait for tables. We reserved a table ahead and I think that was why we got a very good table for two by the window. Food was always great at Miku even though I was there more than 20 times. Miku is one of the Japanese restaurants that serve high quality sashimi in Vancouver. Food quality was similar to when I actually dined in Japan.

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KD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Food... dined again the next day and enjoyed a different selection

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can’t wait to come back. From the simple bar menu to the amazing 1/2 litre of sake. Next time I’ll be coming for dinner. Thank you Miku

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating my girlfriend’s mom’s birthday. We were seated at a table with a great view overlooking the five sails. Our server although I did not catch her name was excellent. Being in the service industry myself I notice the little things. Table maintenance was immaculate, she checked in on every course and was very diligent in communicating gluten aware dishes to my girlfriends mom as she was gluten free. A happy birthday was written elegantly on the dessert plate when it came. Definitely one of the better dining experiences I’ve had in vancouver in a while.

Thank you for creating a memorable experience for us that evening.

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CL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently amazing! The food and service is always tops here at Miku. On top of that, the flavors here are unique which is rare and makes it so you don’t feel like you are at just any other Japanese restaurant!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This is my “go to” sushi place in Vancouver for Aburi but this time not only were the “oshi(s)” not up to par but neither was the Miku or Red Wave rolls. The edamame was way over salted. One of our party was not a sushi eater and the chicken dishes were no longer available. On a positive note the Sommelier Brent and server Elle were exceptional. Sine they have been excellent each time before I’ll give them a pass hoping they will look into the experience.

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MD
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been a loyal customer at Miku and the service, ambience and food always brings me back!

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MK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great view. Outstanding service. Fabulous food. Highly recommend chef’s choice for sushi.

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CD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Overall the experience was just as amazing as the first time I went last year. The servers were friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere was lovely, we had a table in a side room so was quite nice and more personal. The food was delicious once again and the chefs did an amazing job with taste and presentation. Defiantly one of my favorite locations in Vancouver.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! We had the perfect table and the food was so good..

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K
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress, Sing, was very kind and incredibly helpful. The food was delicious, but the restaurant was so loud we couldn’t have a conversation.

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JA
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Miku never disappoints me. I simply love this place in and out.

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RL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing everything. Food, service, location, service, atmosphere. Everything was top notch!

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Not as good as expected. Sushi rolls were very bland

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

will be better if the restaurant update their menu more often

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T
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love, love, love this place! It's our second time there. The service was perfect!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oshi sushi at Miku never fails to surprise me!

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GS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The service was exceptional, our waitress was very attentive and friendly. as a group most of us enjoyed the food the only dish that was not very good was the fish and chips I found there was not much flavour and it was not as crisp as I thought it would be My daughter's entrée was not good and had to go back because of the sauce, but it was replaced very quickly with a dish she enjoyed. thanks for the opportunity to provide feedback

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SP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great place for a special occasion! Requested a table by the window and they gave us a table with a fantastic view of Canada place. They also created a lovely birthday dessert for us.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Comidadeliciosa todo excelente. El personal amable.
Precios caros.
Falta buena musica

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P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is excellent. Fresh and creative sushi. Service is attentive and friendly.

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MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Impeccable as always. Food was superb and the view is great.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The restaurant itself has a wonderful vibe, the staff is very welcoming and knowledgeable. The food was delicious! I particularly enjoyed the salmon oshi and the sablefish. During my dining experience , I didn't have to look for my server once, which was great! The food arrives at a perfect time, so you are never waiting around.

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A
Omaha
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

Had a reservation in the main dining room, but was seated in the bar by entryway. Hostess not friendly.

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J
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Bday celebration

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VL
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, we definitely ate slower than normal to savor everything! Great view of waterfront. The servers were fantastic, knowledgeable, and very accommodating to help with birthday surprises (: Thanks Miku!

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PC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's expensive but worth it. But expensive if you don't have deep pockets. Took my boss here for lunch and so it was ok.

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