With several Ocean Wise supported dishes, Miku Restaurant becomes the first Japanese restaurant partner with a downtown location
Following the launch of their new season menu, Miku Restaurant is proud to announce its certification to the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Program. This significant conservation program serves to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood, helping them make ocean wise seafood choices by identifying dishes on partnering restaurant menus.
Since opening last November, Miku has already made its mark on the city’s culinary landscape with the introduction of its signature Aburi Sushi to North America, lightly flame-seared to release incredible smells and flavors, (a style hailing from the city of Miyazaki on the southwest tip of Japan), Miku has earned recognition as one of the city’s top three Japanese restaurants at the annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. “We are keen to excel in all areas of the dining experience” says General Manager Tai Hasumi “partnering with Ocean Wise underscores our values, we are delighted to have been accepted in to the program.”
Miku’s new menu reflects Head Chef Keiichiro Nireda’s traditional Japanese training while showcasing pristine ingredients and cutting-edge techniques. An enticing assortment of aburi-style sushi with signature house made sauces including the Pacific Roll (albacore tuna, yellowtail, shiso leaf, egg and cucumber) and the celebrated Miku Roll (sockeye salmon, cucumber, sea urchin, crab mayonnaise and golden caviar) are featured alongside entrees such as Aburi Washu Beef, (American Kobe beef with wasabi soy sauce). For the ultimate experience, the “Omakase” feast leaves decisions in the experienced hands of Chef Kei and his team who will conjure a seasonal and spontaneous seven-course menu.
Miku’s newly opened chic urban patio complete with huge umbrellas, fragrant flowers and a view through to the mountains, provides the ideal setting inviting guests to feast their eyes on the scenery and their appetites on the magnificent menu at Miku.
Fresh ingredients, global inspiration and artful presentation are the benchmarks of Miku Restaurant’s outstanding, innovative cuisine. From its signature Aburi-style sushi, lightly seared and infused with savory sauces to its tantalizing meats, tenderized by Sumiyaki grilling, and desserts created by its Kyoto-trained pastry chef, Miku introduces cutting-edge culinary techniques to Vancouver. Miku restaurant is located at 1055 West Hastings Street at the corner of Thurlow and is open from 11.30am to 10.00pm throughout the summer season. For more information please visit www.mikurestaurant.com or phone 604-568-3900.