We decided to give Miku a try after having recently reopened at their new location at Waterfront, conveniently located right beside Waterfront SkyTrain station.
Calamari - $14 (7/7)
This isn’t your typical calamari! This is THE calamari. It’s not all batter, and the batter actually stays ON the squid without flaking off or leaving any batter residue at the bottom of your plate. The squid itself is the most moist and soft we’ve had. It’s not chewy, and it melts in your mouth! Garnished with pickled beets and cucumber.
Cast Iron Baked Mussels - $21 (7/7)
This also isn’t your typical order of mussels. It’s not accompanied by a broth / sauce, however, it comes with some sort of butter for you to dip your magical, heavenly mussels in. The bacon is oh-so smokey and delicious. PERFECTLY complements the mussels. Probably the best dried (dried because it isn’t swimming in a broth / sauce) mussels in town.
Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi - $15 (5/7)
You can’t go to Miku without ordering their signature aburi dishes. We opted for the salmon one, and to be honest, it was pretty amazing, BUT it just tastes like any other salmon nigiri. Miku salmon aburi enthusiasts - please forgive us. Note - this took an HOUR to come out. Yes, one (1) hour.
Pacific Roll - $15 (4.5/7)
This was kind of .. weird? It’s definitely creative, that’s for sure. You can SLIGHTLY taste the minty-ness from the leaf, if you tried hard enough. Couldn’t really taste the avocado, and the roll had a mushy consistency. This also took an hour. Had we been starved and disappointed with their other dishes, this would probably have been a disastrous meal. Their saving grace was the calamari and mussels.
Miku, when they were at their old location, had much better food. This wasn’t as good, despite their pretty amazing calamari and mussels.
(Irrelevant picture - their old sign from their Coal Harbour location)