Vancouver has sushi everywhere. This means great variety of: Choice, Price, Quality and Style. You can easily find decent lunchtime sushi for under 10 dollars. Or you can opt for high end, renown sushi at places like Tojo's. There is also 'funky' sushi like at the Eatery where, though not classic, you can find dozens of interesting, wacky and westernised rolls. Sushi is not as straight forward as you might think. There is room for expression even in such a strict discipline as Sushi is, where true chefs train for decades to perfect their technique. Miku has hit this sweet spot of unique expression and style with classic flavours and technique.
They have different menus, depending on the time of day. I have heard great things about their lunch menu. We were here for dinner. Their signature Maki & Oshi rolls do not take the expected form of a Nori wrapped roll. They are pressed rice rolls topped with or enveloping their ingredients. Similar to Nigiri but longer and sliced. They are wonderful. S and I shared 4 rolls with a bottle of wine and we were well sated. We could possibly fit in another roll or a starter but 4 rolls for two big eating females is a good assumption for a base. :^)
Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi: Local Salmon pressed and dressed with our Chef's own Soy and MIKU sauce, topped with Jalapeño
|Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi Roll|
Was easily my favourite. The Jalapeño is not spicy and adds a unexpected dimension to the roll and melds really well with the lightly seared (Aburi) Salmon.
Saba Bo Sushi: house cured Saba (type of Mackerel) rolled with Ginger, charcoal seared
|Saba Bo Roll|
Red Wave Roll: Snow crab and Avocado wrapped in Maguro topped with Masatake sauce
|Red Wave Roll|
Crunchy Scallop Roll: Hotate and Tobiko sprinkled with Aonori tempura bits
|Crunchy Scallop Roll|
Cost: $$$$ (for sushi)
Ambience: Clean and open
Wine list: Decent though the by the glass section could use expansion.
1055 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6E