Celebrating 10 Years of Miku

We’re celebrating a decade of serving our signature Aburi cuisine.

When owner and CEO Seigo Nakamura first opened the doors of the original Miku flagship on Thurlow in 2008, he already knew that he was creating an exciting new trend in the Vancouver Japanese restaurant scene.

Fast forward to 2018, Miku has since moved, expanded, opened in Toronto, and thanks to everyone’s support we have established a prominent presence on both coasts of the country. Though many seasons have passed, we at the original Vancouver flagship have not forgotten our passion, continuing our commitment towards providing amazing service and innovative cuisine to our most important guest – you.

Now reaching our 10th year, we are excited to host a very special anniversary event at Miku. Throughout the month of October, we will be celebrating this decennial milestone with a limited-time 10 Year Anniversary Kaiseki.

We are excited to show a sneak peek of this upcoming exclusive dining experience.

View the course previews below, and the full menu here. Don’t forget to book early for best availability.

 

AMUSE BOUCHE

An excellent starter to this six-course dining experience, our Wagyu Beef Carpaccio is lightly seared, drizzled with jalapeño ponzu, and finished with our crisp asian pear, asian greens, and lotus root chips.

ABURI SASHIMI & TARTARE

Our Aburi Sashimi & Tartare course features our chef’s three fresh selections for the season: Local BC Botan Ebi (spot prawn) topped with our yuzu orange salsa and dried olive, Hamachi (yellowtail) with avocado coulis and golden tobiko, and our Chū-Toro Tartare served with our signature togarashi masatake sauce and housemade parsnip crisps.

SEA

Back exclusively for this decennial celebration, our Lobster Bouillabaisse features a fragrant tomato saffron broth with half lobster tail, scallop, mussel, and clam, and is served with a crisp iwanori butter baguette.

LAND

Always a guest favourite, our AAA Sterling Silver Filet Mignon Steak is grilled to perfection and served with our roasted market vegetables, veal jus, and wasabi pickles.

SUSHI

Our 10th Anniversary Sushi Selection features our chef’s selection of Miku’s signature Aburi Oshi, roll, and nigiri sushi. This delectable plate includes our world-famous Salmon and Ebi Oshi Sushi, Miku Roll, Red Wave Roll, as well as our Aburi Ō-Toro, Kanpachi (amberjack), and Hotate (scallop) nigiri.

DESSERT

Last but certainly not least, our dessert to end this celebratory evening is the light and creamy Matcha Grand Marnier Tiramisu. Created by Head Pastry Chef Chris Janik, who has been with Miku since the very beginning, this special tiramisu features layers of crunchy vanilla sablé, grand mariner infused matcha almond sponge, mascarpone mousse dusted with matcha, and is served with cinnamon and cardamom infused figs, Valrhona white chocolate tuile, and white coffee ice cream.

 

This Kaiseki menu is available for dinner only, up to one hour before closing.

Father’s Day at Miku

We are excited to share a sneak peek of our upcoming feature Surf ‘n Turf entrée for Father’s Day, the AAA Sterling Silver Prime Rib Steak and Atlantic Aburi Half Lobster Tail.

Our juicy 10oz prime rib is cooked sous vide for 5 hours and paired with a rich brown butter wasabi sauce, roasted market vegetables, cayenne tomato aioli, and served with a side of iwa-nori butter baked yukon gold potato purée.

Pair it with our feature beverage, the Mars Iwai Tradition Japanese Whisky, for a complete dining experience.

Enjoy this indulgent dish during dinner over Father’s Day weekend. Click here to view the full menu, and remember to book early for best availability.

Photo credits to Cody Chan

Mother’s Day at Miku

The quickest way to a mom’s heart is through her stomach. Indulge mom this Mother’s Day with our special menu features.

We are excited to showcase a preview of our upcoming Mother’s Day feature menu items.

View our full Mother’s Day Menu here.

View our photos below, and remember to book early for best availability.

 

Mother’s Day Sashimi Platter

Indulge mom in the freshest fish and finest seafood with this deluxe sashimi platter, featuring ō-toro, shima-aji, scallop, tai, BC spot prawn, fresh oysters, and more. Best paired with a glass of our Aburi Ginjo sake, don’t miss your chance to wow the family with this exclusive dinner feature.

Pictured: Mother’s Day Sashimi Platter, shown for 3

 

Rhubarb Strawberry Galette

End the evening on a sweet note with our special Rhubarb Strawberry Galette. Created by Head Pastry Chef Chris Janik, this warm after-meal treat features sweet rhubarb and strawberries, a fragrant lemongrass ginger reduction, and is served with creamy Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream.

Summer Desserts at Miku

Whether it be lunch or dinner, complete your dining experience with our delectable dessert selection. Curated by Head Pastry Chef Christopher Janik and intricately crafted by our in-house pastry team, our indulgent desserts will have you and your guests fighting over the last bite of the cake.

Check out our irresistible summer dessert line-up below.

White Chocolate Lime Leaf Mousse

A guest favourite for the summer, this creamy mousse starts with a base of moist coconut sponge, followed by crunchy puff pastry, zesty mango guava compote, passion fruit gelée exterior, and is paired with a tropical piña colada sorbet.

Tropical Brunoise 

This refreshing, fruity piece features green cardamom-mint infused fruit, cassis espuma, green tea moss for texture, crispy meringue, sweet mango purée, and is paired with lychee elderflower sorbet.

Fromage Blanc et Fruit Rouge

As delicious as it is beautiful, our floral cheesecake uses a citrus fromage chantilly, light jasmine custard cake base, crispy puff pastry, fragrant rose water chambord syrup, and is finished with yogurt grand marnier sorbet.

View our full Summer dessert menu here, and book now to enjoy our new desserts today.

Summer 2017 Menu Launch at Miku

Our summer 2017 menu has officially launched! We have added new, seasonally inspired items such as the refreshing Tuna and Kaiso Seaweed Tartare and savoury Brussel Sprout Chips, as well as refreshed classic favourites like our Pan Seared Scallops with Miso Pineapple Bacon Chutney and Aburi Atlantic Lobster Tail. You will also find our new summer line-up of indulgent desserts, including the silky White Chocolate Lime Leaf Mousse, light and refreshing Tropical Brunoise, and creamy Fromage Blanc et Fruit Rouge. Join us in celebrating the beautiful summer weather with delicious food and amazing sake!

View our full Summer 2017 lunch menu and dinner menu here, and book today to dine with us.

Aburi Atlantic Lobster Tail

Featuring a colourful accompaniment of watermelon radish and pickled candy cane beets, nestled on a bed of fresh heirloom tomatoes

Our cayenne-tomato aioli is flame seared for a smoky aroma, complementing the natural flavours of the juicy Atlantic lobster

Our Aburi Atlantic Lobster Tail is best paired with a glass of champagne for a complete dining experience

 

Tuna and Kaiso Seaweed Tartare

Featuring fresh avocado, seasonal vegetable crisps, refreshing yuzu kosho vinaigrette, and wasabi pickles for a spicy kick

This Ocean Wise, gluten free appetizer is a treat for hot summer days out on our waterfront patio

 

Pan Seared Scallops

This classic favourite has been refreshed with new seasonal ingredients for a summer flair

Featuring new seasonal ingredients such as our miso pineapple bacon chutney and shichimi chicharrón garnish

Pair this savoury appetizer with our Aburi cocktails for a perfect start to your meal

 

Brussel Sprout Chips

Our newest kobachi item, our Brussel Sprout Chips are seasoned with a savoury togarashi-lemon pepper salt

Add a squeeze of lemon to this dish for the perfect balance of flavours

Father’s Day at Miku

This year, treat your father to the Miku experience with our exclusive Father’s Day lunch and dinner menus. Featuring a Father’s Day Deluxe Zen for lunch, premium Aburi Kaiseki for dinner, as well as special whisky and dessert pairings for both dining occasions, this celebration is not to be missed.

Keep reading for a sneak peek of our Father’s Day menu items.

View our full lunch menu here, and full dinner menu here.

The early bird gets the worm, so book now for best availability.

Father’s Day Deluxe Zen

Join us during the noon hour this Father’s Day and enjoy our Father’s Day Deluxe Zen. Featuring four premium dishes from our kitchen and raw bar, eight pieces of our famous flame seared Aburi sushi, and miso soup, this indulgent lunch is not to be missed. Our premium dishes include our refreshing Jumbo Prawn Cocktail, seared Aburi Salmon Sashimi, juicy Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallop, and buttery Kyoto Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish.

World of Whisky Flight

Be sure to pair your dining experience with our exclusive World of Whisky Flight. Curated by our Beverage Director Stephen Whiteside, this adventurous flight features whisky sourced from different nations around the world, notably India, Taiwan, and Japan.

MIKU x VEUVE CLICQUOT

We are excited to be collaborating with Veuve Clicquot for Yellow Week this year!

From May 1st-7th, join us for this special event and enjoy a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne at a feature price of $130.

We recommend enjoying your Veuve Clicquot with our deluxe Miku Waterfront Platter. This impressive kaisen display serves three, and boasts an Ocean Wise selection of seafood including local oysters, mussels, jumbo prawns, chef’s selection of fresh sashimi, and also comes with three of our refreshing kobachi dishes.

Together, the Veuve Clicquot champagne and Waterfront Platter will make for the perfect Miku experience.

Don’t miss this limited time feature- Book today for best availability.

 

Mother’s Day at Miku

Treat your mother to a deluxe dining experience with our Mother’s Day Kaisen Platter. Featuring an exquisite seafood selection including lobster, snow crab, Chef’s Creek oysters, jumbo prawns, as well as our chef’s selection of fresh sashimi, this year celebrate Mother’s Day the Miku way.

Check out an exclusive sneak peek of this impressive platter here:

Mother’s Day Kaisen Platter

Raspberry Pavlova

Complete your dining experience with our fluffy Raspberry Pavlova. Featuring a light and airy tahitian vanilla chantilly center, paired with a tart strawberry compote, and finished with fresh raspberries, this spring berry treat is the perfect way to end an indulgent meal.

These delightful features are available only on Sunday, May 14. Don’t miss this chance to impress your mother, check out our menu here and book now for best availability.

Upcoming Sakura Features

Spring is finally here. From March 31 to April 14, join us in celebrating the season of blooming cherry blossoms with our sakura inspired menu features.

Sakura Roll

This beautiful roll features fresh scallop and sockeye salmon wrapped in hamachi and shiso, garnished with golden tobiko, and a delicate salted sakura flower finish.

Sour Cherry Clafoutis Tart

This traditional french tart gets an Aburi twist for the spring season with guanaja dark chocolate ganache and amaretto ice cream.

Cocktail Feature: Persephone

Created by Beverage Director Stephen Whiteside, this alluring cocktail is crafted with Sakagura Nigori Umeshu, Odd Society Bittersweet Vermouth, Absolut Vanilia, sparkling wine, and decorated with edible flowers

 

 

Check out our full Sakura Feature menu here, and book now to enjoy these limited time items today.

Aburi Kaiseki: Aburi Cuisine at its Finest

Join us for our most refined course dinner experience, the Aburi Kaiseki. Six courses of indulgent, meticulously prepared dishes, artfully presented in our artisanal Aritayaki plateware. Enjoy our carefully curated cuisine including our fresh seafood selection, decadent land and sea entrées, signature Aburi sushi, and special seasonal dessert. This unique kaiseki ryōri experience explores the harmony of palates and textures crafted from combining traditional Japanese flavours with fresh, local ingredients. Together, this creates a superior Aburi cuisine experience that reaches beyond Miku’s regular menu.

Click here to learn more about our Kaiseki course dinners, and book here to experience the Aburi Kaiseki today.