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Miku

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70-200 Granville St | Corner of Canada Way and Howe St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2R6, Canada (Howe Street & Canada Place Way)
+1 604-568-3900
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We specialize in Aburi, or flamed-seared sushi, which was developed nearly...
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 sear is known to enhance the natural flavors of the fish. Miku owner, Seigo Nakamura, innovated the Aburi concept by creating speciality sauces, using non-traditional Japanese ingredients, to complement the unique taste properties of each fish. Miku Restaurant is within walking distance from the Pan Pacific Hotel, Canada Place, Trade & Exhibition Centre, IMAX Theatre, Cruise Ship Terminals and Sea Bus. If shopping downtown, join us for lunch and re-energize. It's entrance is at the corner of Howe Street and Canada Place Way, overlooking the east cruiseship terminal at Canada Place. **Please note: We do not take reservations for the patio as it is a first come, first serve basis. We also only will hold reservations for an additional 15 minutes.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 380
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
No fishy tail this one!

We were advised to eat at Miku because we were told the fish was wonderful. And it really is! But not only was it mouthwateringly wonderful, but the provenance was matched by the smiling efficiency of the great staff there too. And did I mention the view from the panoramic windows? If you like fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Duncan0949
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Perth, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were advised to eat at Miku because we were told the fish was wonderful. And it really is! But not only was it mouthwateringly wonderful, but the provenance was matched by the smiling efficiency of the great staff there too. And did I mention the view from the panoramic windows? If you like fish Japanese style, then Miku is... More 

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London
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96 reviews 96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Our friends took us out to dinner at Miku while we were visiting Vancouver. The restaurant is very nice and suitable for a special occasion. We ate a lot of amazing sushi and the other dishes were excellent. It is not a cheap restaurant but it delivers on all accounts. The flame seared salmon (oburi oshi) was my favourite dish

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Came here on a dinner date with mom and it was a really nice experience. We sat out on the patio which was a bit chilly but with a great view! We ordered a seafood platter which was really fresh and came with tasty sides. We also ordered a few rolls and were able to half them to mix and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Second time here, after 6 months same good quality of service, food and location. If you are hungry do not hesitate:))) Today is sunny beautiful day:)))

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

fantastic place to come for a special occasion. Service was superb. Rolls were delicious, particularly the dragon roll. Soba also a must have dish as were the tempura prawn appetizers. We celebrated my parents 60th anniversary and the team worked hard to ensure my parents were well looked after and well satisfied. Well deserve their high TripAdvisor rating!

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Kazabet
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I make a point of visiting this place at least once every time I'm in Vancouver. Best sushi I've ever had though you definitely pay for it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had a business lunch. Reserved table in advance. A good idea since the place was full. I am calling the food modern Japanese with west coast flare. Seafood is fresh and well prepared with presentation. I tried the scallops and prawn entree and was very impressed. Screams healthy. Rice was fab. Atmosphere is good. Service was friendly but has room... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My husband and I recently had lunch at Miku. It was a Saturday and surprisingly busy - I was glad we had made reservations. I had the Miku Zen which is four items chosen by the chef and five pieces of sushi, including Aburi sushi, and miso soup. My husband had the premium sushi lunch which is a selection of... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The service was amazing here. We went early (5.30pm) and we were seated right away. We weren't dressed 100% appropriately for the restaurant because we had come straight from the aquarium, but this did not affect how the staff treated us at all. They were very polite and I never felt like they were looking down upon us because of... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I've visited Miku in March 2015 for the second time (before, in July 2012), for a romantic sushi dinner with my girlfriend. I've loved every single piece that they served us. Everything tasted delicious, and most plates had also a "twist" that made them original in some way (like the squared rolls with the sushi lightly baked on the top... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70-200 Granville St | Corner of Canada Way and Howe St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2R6, Canada
    (Howe Street & Canada Place Way)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-3900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

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 sear is known to enhance the natural flavors of the fish. Miku owner, Seigo Nakamura, innovated the Aburi concept by creating speciality sauces, using non-traditional Japanese ingredients, to complement the unique taste properties of each fish. Miku Restaurant is within walking distance from the Pan Pacific Hotel, Canada Place, Trade & Exhibition Centre, IMAX Theatre, Cruise Ship Terminals and Sea Bus. If shopping downtown, join us for lunch and re-energize. It's entrance is at the corner of Howe Street and Canada Place Way, overlooking the east cruiseship terminal at Canada Place. **Please note: We do not take reservations for the patio as it is a first come, first serve basis. We also only will hold reservations for an additional 15 minutes.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?