Miku Restaurant

4.7
3415 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.

Special Offers

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Say thank you the Miku way with our special features for Mother's Day weekend. Join us for dinner and enjoy our decadent Mother's Day Kaisen (seafood) platter, featuring our chef's selection of both local and Japan-sourced sashimi, oyster duo, and fresh seafood. Available May 11-12, dinner only.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 3415 People Are Saying
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Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and wonderful food. I highly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was fabulous! I’m not a huge fish fan but had the salmon aburi and it was DELICIOUS! Only downside is it was very noisy which made discussing business a little tricky.

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Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the salmon oshi rolls!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best sushi I’ve ever had. My husband and I shared the Chef Select and Miku Zen plates. Each was a work of art, and every bite a unique tasting experience. This will be on our must-do list next time we visit Vancouver!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing experience! Great location, easy to get to right on the waterfront.

We chose the Chef's Tasting Menu with a Saki pairing - service was very professional; their knowledge of the dishes and Saki was amazing. Very very nice evening, with very unique presentations.

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I think without the background music the restaurant would have a bit better atmosphere. Also the servers were a bit soft spoken. I'm uncertain if this is a cultural thing or not, but it was difficult to hear them at time. Service and quality though were great

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l
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Third time visiting Miku. We go every time we visit Vancouver after a friend’s recommendation.
Had the chef menu and saké pairing and loved ALL of it. Our server was fantastic and recommended other places to try in town as well as bringing a special taste of a different saké after learning we are big appreciators.

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LL
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Not as good as before

Requested windows seat and won’t give it to us when it’s empty

Won’t be back again

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l
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an amazing experience at miku for my farewell lunch with my best friend that’s moving to Ireland. We actually sat at the same table where we had our first lunch together. Thank you for making this experience even more special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Todo excelente. Me hubiera gustado poder cenar afuera para disfrutar del clima de Vancouver. Lastima que no tenían abierta la terraza.

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p
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Es una excelente opción, linda vista, exquisita comida, atención de 10.

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Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It’s a modern sushi style. You can order sushi’s as well as order main courses and other appetizers. The prawns and sable fish are good. But I would not order traditional dishes next time because they are very standard. The square sushis which are off Miku’s special are worth try. Overall good dining experience

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KH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Sushi I have ever had! What an amazing experience - I definitely recommend!

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding and unique Japanese restaurant.

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a
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Disappointed by the limited selection of sashimis. Many items were not available. Perhaps I was unlucky.
The service was not on par with the prices charged. I don’t care how expensive it is, but it needs to match. Nice decor and beautiful view.

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M
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and cocktails & excellent service. Our waiter, Lenny, went above and beyond to make our experience a great Vancouver vacation restaurant pick!!

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NH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Nicely located between Coal Harbour and Gastown. Great patio looking at Canada Place and the NorthShore Mountains.
The menu offers something for everyone. We decided to stick to the Arburi items for lunch and of course the Opera cake. My visitor from Calgary was very impressed.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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JW
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
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 on March 21, 2019
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 on March 19, 2019
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 on March 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

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

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FK
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
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 on March 18, 2019
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.

Miku Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2019

Hello Syka, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us. While we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and service, thank you as well for your feedback on our washrooms. We will definitely be reviewing this topic with our management team, as to ensure all our spaces are up to standard. It is only with feedback like yours that we are able to continue to improve. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

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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.

Miku Restaurant
Responded on March 27, 2019

Hello Tomljanovic, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent dining with us, and for choosing to bring your guest to Miku. While we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine, we are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet the service standards that we are known for. This will definitely be reviewed with our management team. It is only with reviews like yours that we are able to continue to improve. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

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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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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
2 reviews
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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