Miku Restaurant

4.6
3102 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 3102 People Are Saying
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was really good but took long time for food to arrive, total 2.5 hour

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MS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Miku blew my socks off! We had the kaiseki dinner and every course was lovely and delicious. Also, the atmosphere and waitstaff were phenomonal.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience and our server Tony was helpful and informative about our dining choices.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was very good.

Staff were not very attentive. Even though the water glass was empty, had to ask for water and hot water for tea to be refilled several times.

Tips for the service reflected that service level.

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HE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Always love the food and presentation at Miku. Love the open table reservation option as well. It’s pricey for sushi, but it’s also the best. Service is decent but certainly not exceptional.

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R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The reception girl with long greg hair is very rude. Others are good. The girl served us is friendly and helpful. Food and view are great!

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JC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I invited my family to celebrate my birthday. The food was great. We forgot to bring my birthday cake and told our server. I was disappointed that our server did not even offer a small dessert to celebrate my birthday. Just to make the evening a bit better. I would rate the service poor.

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service and outstanding food experience!

Thank you

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GL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

"I love the vibrant feel of this place – the decor is modern and set up is well laid out. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Aburi Sushi was amazing, a few days later and I am still thinking about it. We had their 10th anniversary special and each piece was unique and flavourful. Service was well-timed and friendly, I didn't have any wine or sake, but review the list and it's quite extensive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a perfect date night. Service was great, food was aswell. Dinner with a view what else do you need

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D
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pricey but very good! great location with awesome views. great place for a formal lunch or just casual dining. Lotsa of Sushi in vancouver but this one is a better high end choice if that is what your looking for.

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CO
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From start to finish, every aspect of our dinner was absolutely amazing! Easily one of the best places i’ve ever had the pleasure of eating at.

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FZ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent sushi, great service. We were visiting Vancouver from Calgary and were referred here by a colleague. We requested a seat with a view and were given just that! Definitely will be back at future visits.

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EC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The check took forever otherwise great experience and meal

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AL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I love the the style of the food and the hospitality of the the wait staff. It's a must visit if you want a different spin to Japanese cuisine.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Taking my future bro in law and my niece in law to my favorites Japanese restaurant

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V
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Surprised my fiance for his birthday celebration last Tuesday here. Miku gave us a dining experience we will never forget! I would like to give a special thanks to our server Abby who was very friendly and helpful. The place was busy, and she took great care of us. Absolutely will come back for the amazing food and fantastic hospitality!

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WW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Miku has the best Sushimi. Expect fresh. The service was very good. You don't to Miku to stuff yourself but the enjoy tasty fresh seafood.

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SJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love the sushi at this restaurant -- really the best we've had anywhere! It's pricey but worth it!

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AD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was some of the best sushi I've ever had. The menu isn't huge, but everything we tried was amazing. Our favorites were the Salmon Oshi Sushi (Aburi style) and the scallop nigiri (aka fish butter over rice).

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LG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So delicious! Very unique sushi. We wanted to eat there again the very next day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food is fantastic.

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TZ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Japanese food I have ever tasted. The best service I have ever encountered. Everything is perfect. A restaurant you cannot miss if you are traveling in Vancouver.

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RW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Miku is one restaurant I love going back to. The experience, the food and service is one of the best in Vancouver.

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S
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is beautiful views also this is my first time to eat here the food is great

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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came here last year for my birthday and now for our Anniversary and each time it has been amazing - top quality delicious food that filled us up! The mushrooms on top of the steak were amazing and could have been a dish in itself, and the tuna belly and salmon oshi were delicious, we were so full but wanted to keep eating.

We got a booth this time which was a lot more quiet than the first section at a table, though both were fine, and the staff were friendly and accommodating.

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

Service was ridiculously good. Food was also delicious. Only reason they didn’t get 5 on everything is because I’m a pig and wasn’t full but that’s my fault

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j
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just always such a great experience. No matter how busy food in such a timely manner.

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TC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Reception was the least favourable for this time. Waited over 2 min standing there before being acknowledged of our existence( even though we were standing RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER.) she had the nerve to ask have we been look after. That already ruined my appetite big time. The server was very friendly and attentive but the Tofu salad did not taste the same as this is one of the dishes we always ordered (about 7-8) times before . Have to think hard about coming back. Hopefully time will wash away bad memories (especially the Hostress situation) P.S. we came around 5pm so it was not even crowded up front..

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JW
Seattle
130 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The restaurant was absolutely packed on a Wednesday in October, and with good reason. Very creative flavors, good presentation, excellent cocktails and sakes. Service was very nice, and helped us create a smaller version of the month's set menu.

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Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favorite sushi restaurant in Vancouver!

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w
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

good,but there are much ice in coke!just drink a little bit.......

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s
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The person who greeted us as we entered the restaurant was not friendly at all and in fact, did not say hi and we were left standing there for a bit. She also seemed upset that we were slightly late to our reservation, yes, I should have been on time but we got lectured from her. I thought it was extremely unnecessary.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

very delicious

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O
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic! One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a very long time. Highly recommend!!!

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JC
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, wonderful service, can’t wait to go back !

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

everything is good~

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AC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Miku was very accommodating to allow my reservation when they were already fully booked and it was much appreciated. We all enjoyed the omakase dinner and the server was considerate with our food restrictions. My guests from out of town loved the meal and the ambience. Thanks Miku!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic presentation and taste- the aburi prime was amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday

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