Celebrate Sakura Season at Miku

In Japan, the season of cherry blossoms (sakura) is celebrated by gathering friends and family together and having a meal or drink underneath the blossoming trees.

To honour this tradition, we have created our special sakura feature menu, complete with sakura themed beverages, coursed menu, and dessert.

To view our full Sakura Features menu, click here.

This menu is available for a limited time only from April 2nd – 15th. Don’t miss this unique dining opportunity, book now for best availability.

 

Kokuryu Junmai Ginjo

Fukui-based Kokuryu brewery has just arrived into Canada, with limited quantities! Using 55% local Gohyakumangoku (the second most popular sake rice in Japan), this junmai ginjo sake is rich in flavour while retaining a lightness in the mouth. A very pleasant surprise, considering that Fukui is famous for its soft water! Along with its complex notes of stone fruit and apple,  this beautiful sake is fresh and elegant, yet dry on the finish.

Sakura Aburi Prime Kaiseki

To celebrate the cherry blossom season, our chefs have meticulously created a special version of our signature coursed menu: The Sakura Aburi Prime Kaiseki.
Indulge in the blossoming festivities with our Chilled Chawanmushi amuse bouche, deluxe three-tiered Kaiseki Trio, and, of course, our signature Sakura Aburi Prime. Finish the evening off with our chewy Handmade Sakura Mochi, served with a perfect quenelle of tart cherry yogurt sorbet.

Our savoury Chilled Chawanmushi is topped with lobster and ikura, and decorated with cherry blossoms

The three-tiered Arita plateware reveals our feature fresh sashimi, smoky Aburi Beef Carpaccio, and buttery Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish

 

Our Sakura Aburi Prime features our selection of nine premium nigiri, flame seared with our signature sauces and finished with our delicate garnishes

Our chefs pay meticulous attention to flame searing and garnishing each nigiri in order to create the most beautiful and delicious dish

Soft, chewy, and simply divine, our Sakura Mochi is handmade by our pastry chefs and feature a sweet azuki bean centre

The salted cherry leaf wrapped around the Sakura Mochi is also edible! Enjoy the Sakura Mochi with our tart cherry yogurt sorbet. This dessert is also available à la carte, $14.

Valentine’s Day at Miku

Woo your valentine this year with our Valentine’s Day Aburi Prime Kaiseki. This elevated dining experience features four exquisite courses designed to complement our signature Aburi Prime, as well as a thoughtfully curated premium beverage pairing.

Our special Valentine’s Day menu is available February 12th – 14th. View the full menu here, and book now to secure your reservation with us.

Chilled Chawanmushi with uni, lobster, and ikura

Aburi Beef Carpaccio with our AAA sterling silver short rib, jalapeño garlic-ponzu, wasabi pickles, baby frisée garnish

Kyoto Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish nestled on a bed of kale goma-ae, paired with shiitake mushroom and finished with yuzu-miso reduction

Chef’s daily selection of Feature Sashimi

Our Zensai course is served in our unique Arita plateware

The Aburi Prime: a selection of premium nigiri, flame seared with signature sauces

Our beautiful garnishes are meticulously arranged on top of each nigiri, portraying beauty in every bite

Each piece of nigiri is lightly flame seared with binchotan, our oak charcoal, for a smoky aroma

Don’t miss this limited time Kaiseki experience

We are also excited to showcase our feature Valentine’s Day dessert: The Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pavé.

This irresistible dessert is crafted with a moist chocolate sponge, hazelnut wafer, and raspberry gelée center, encased in a decadent dark chocolate manjari mousse. Accompanied with tart raspberry compote and finished with a scoop of creamy Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream, this special after-meal treat is not to be missed.

This dessert will also be available to order à la carte.

Featuring our dark chocolate manjari mousse, raspberry gelée, chocolate sponge, and hazelnut wafer

We are also featuring this indulgent dessert on our other Kaiseki menus – ask our servers for more details

A close up shot – served with our creamy Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream, sweet litchi, and balsamic strawberry

 

We are finally open in our new waterfront location!

We are so excited to announce that our brand new location at 70-200 Granville Street is finally open! It’s been a busy few months, but are so proud of our new space.

Although our liquor license is pending, guests are invited to get a taste of the new Miku during this our soft launch period. Don’t hesitate to give us feedback at any time!

Make reservations by calling us or via Open Table.

See you all soon!

Now open on Sundays!

By popular demand, Miku is now open on Sundays for dinner, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Now you can get your aburi sushi fix seven days a week. We hope to see you soon!

Miku Restaurant to Move to Waterfront Location

Aburi Restaurants Canada is pleased to announce the relocation of their award winning restaurant, Miku to the former location of Aqua Riva at 200 Granville Street. Miku has been a growing success since their opening in 2008 and have garnered a loyal customer base with their signature Aburi style sushi. “Our steady growth and great local support has prompted the need for a larger space,” states CEO, Seigo Nakamura, “the opportunity to be the first Japanese restaurant on the waterfront is something we felt we could not pass up on.” Being a mere four minute walk from their current location, Miku will undoubtedly retain it’s strong following while adding more seats and a spectacular view. The new restaurant will boast an amazing waterfront patio as well as an upscale lounge and private dining room. Planned relocation is for Spring of 2013.

Miku Restaurant would like to thank their current property management company as well as the patrons of the Guiness Tower at 1055 West Hastings Street, for a very successful four years.