Miku Restaurant: Coal Harbour Platter

It was over two years ago that I first visited Miku Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. From that moment, I knew that I’d eventually be back but I had no idea it would take so long for a revisit.

As Miku is located near Canada Place, this place gets pretty busy with both the tourists and the downtown set.

We decided to order the Coal Harbour Platter ($32) along with the Miku Zen ($28) and added an extra miso soup ($3). It’s a bit steep for miso soup as many Japanese restaurants will give it to you for free, but the food at Miku is of a high standard and I have to admit that the miso soup here is better than most of the free ones I’ve had. Similarly, tea for two people here came out to $6.

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The Miku Zen is a selection of four seasonal items served with five pieces of their signature aburi sushi. It’s a good choice if you’re looking to try a bunch of different items.

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The tender braised beef shank was served on top a smooth and creamy potato purée. Next to that was their ebi fritter – a large white tiger prawn that’s beer battered and served with a sweet chili aioli and soy-balsamic reduction.

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I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence, but the Miku Zen on this visit was pretty much the same as the one I had over two years ago. I’m not sure if it changes at all. The other items included on this visit was aburi sashimi and a salad of shrimp, edamame, and quinoa.

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The Coal Harbour Platter ($32) contained fresh oysters, mussels, clams, prawns, kaisen poke, scallop ceviche, and kale gomaae.

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This bowl of shellfish was really quite good… the mussels were super fresh and plump and the prawns were very meaty.

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I’m not much of a kale person so I could have taken or left the kale gomaae. Similarly, the ceviche wasn’t very interesting.

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Service was a bit off on this day… we waited and waited for our aburi sushi to arrive but finally had to ask the server about it.

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The aburi sushi came with 2 pieces of their signature salmon oshi sushi and 3 other pieces of sushi.

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Oshi is basically pressed sushi (they use a mold) and they give the salmon a light torch (aburi) which, when paired with the Miku sauce, just melts in your mouth.

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Overall, the food is pretty good here… it’s a bit on the expensive side but the seafood is quite fresh.

#70 – 200 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC

mikurestaurant.com

Miku Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Posted on April 4, 2017, in Japanese, Restaurant Review and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. We love Miku! They have a great view on the balcony as well

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