By Sebastien Robillard
Since my trip to Vancouver was both for business and pleasure I knew I would have time to try some of the food Vancouver had to offer. I was only gonna spend 5 days in the city and I wanted to make sure I would get the best culinary experience as possible. That’s why I decided to reach out to Sherman a food blogger from the Vancouver area. Sherman was super helpful and recommended me a bunch of places to go to and Miku was at the top of the list. If you’re planning a trip to Vancouver or are living there I would recommend reading his blog if you’re looking for places to eat (www.shermansfoodadventures).
I made reservation for Saturday night and was looking forward to trying the sushi in Vancouver as I had heard it was one of the best. When we got there I gave my name in and was told the table was been cleaned. Twenty minutes later as we were still waiting and been ignored by the hostesses I was strongly considering leaving. We asked if we could wait at the bar, which they should have offered, until our table was ready.
After a thirty minutes wait we were finally brought to our table, at this point we were all a little irritated by the attitude of the staff that greeted us. Luckily this all changed when we got to our table. The staff of waiters were extremely courteous and helpful as we wanted to try as many things on the menu as possible. Besides their specialty the Aburi Oshi Sushi that I absolutely wanted to try we were all willing to try out their other dishes.
We started with some Jidori Chicken Nanban served with sweet and sour soy, house made tartar sauce and basil-citrus slaw. We also had the Aburi Beef Carpaccio served with tamari horseradish creme fraiche, 64° organic egg, jalapeno-garlic ponzu, organic baby greens. For main we ordered AAA Sterling Silver Prime Rib served with brown butter wasabi sauce, market vegetables, yukon potato purée baked with iwa-nori butter. The Salmon Oshi Sushi prepared using their famous flame-seared technique with signature sauces. I have to admit that the Jalapeno on top was a nice touch as it just gave it a kick and made it nice and spicy. We followed with Miku Roll and Sunrise Roll but I have to say that what truly won all of our hearts was the Sashimi. We took some Bincho Toro (Albacore Belly) ,Maguro,(Red Tuna),Saba (Mackerel), Beni-Sake, (Sockeye Salmon) and some Hamachi (Yellowtail). This has to be the freshest and most tender Sashimi I ever had, it practically melted in your mouth.
What I really enjoyed about this restaurant is that every bite brought a new experience and taste. I unfortunately find that too often when you order Maki’s they always seem to end up tasting all the same which is not the case at Miku. The cold Sake that we enjoyed during our exquisite meal as well as the Brooklyn, a twist on the Old Fashioned with Woodford Bourbon, chambor, Japanese bitters garnished with a bourbon cherry made us all forget about how this evening started and we will definitely go back again on our next visit to Vancouver.
They are also open for lunch and have an extensive, sake,wine and cocktail menu. On a side note they also recently open a location in Toronto.
70-200 Granville Street, Granville Square (Canada Place Way and Howe Street)
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1S4