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In the early July, Collin had a hard day and was feeling down. To try to cheer him up, I decided to take him out and have a nice meal. I heard that this restaurant had finally moved and opened at a new location, and when I checked the opening hour, I found that they opened for lunch on weekends! That made me make an online reservation right away for the coming weekend.

Miku Restaurant is nearby Canada Place, close to Waterfront Station. The new location is much brighter and the view from the restaurant is nice. Besides, the ceiling is not high as the old place so that you can hear the conversation with your friends. The menu, I believe, hasn’t changed, although I had never been for lunch at the old location. Aburi (sear-flamed) is their specialty.

We ordered from their lunch menu.

Green Tea

Green Tea at Miku Restaurant in Vancouver

Featured Miso Soup

Featured Miso Soup at Miku Restaurant in Vancouver

Miku Zen included Miso Soup, so we ordered one more.

Hamachi Carpaccio
(Thinly sliced Yellowtail, flame seared, Citrus Avocado Sauce)

Hamachi Carpaccio at Miku Restaurant in Vancouver

Hamachi was fresh, and the sauce was great with the Sashimi.

Miku Zen
(A selection of seasonal items chosen by the chef; 4 items from their kitchen, 5 pieces from their Sushi bar & Miso Soup)

Miku Zen at Miku Restaurant in Vancouver

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Miku Zen at Miku Restaurant in Vancouver Miku Zen at Miku Restaurant in Vancouver

Miku Zen at Miku Restaurant in Vancouver

Miku Zen at Miku Restaurant in Vancouver

4 items were Saikyo Miso baked sable fish, Jidori chicken Nanban, Aburi Tuna, and hearts & greens farm Tofu salad. You can find them in Zensai (appy) or Shusai (entree) sections.

5 pieces of Aburi Sushi were Nigiri Sushi with Hirame (flounder), Boiled Ebi (prawn), Toro (fatty tuna), and two pieces of salmon Oshi Sushi.

This was a great dish that you can sample various aspect of their food. There were quite a lot of food so that we shared every single one, and we now know which dish he or I want to order to eat in a full plate next time. Well, all of them tasted good, which is a problem. (We can’t order all!)

Red Wave Roll Sushi
(Crab, Avocado, wrapped in Red Tuna, Masatake Sauce)

Red Wave Roll Sushi at Miku Restaurant in Vancouver

This roll was our favorite Sushi when we ate at the old location. It still is!

And, extra pictures of the restaurant interior and the view from there.

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Their menu is or can be adjusted for vegetarian or gluten free. The pricing is high, but it is worth eating on a special occasion. I think I did make Collin happy! 🙂

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Miku Restaurant

Address: #70 – 200 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Howe Street and Canada Place Way)
TEL: 604-568-3900
Facebook: page
Twitter: @mikurestaurant
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservations?

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Thu] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:30
[Sun] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00

Bar Bites
[Mon – Thu] 15:00 – 17:00, 22:00 – 22:30
[Fri – Sat] 15:00 – 17:00, 22:30 – 23:00
[Sun] 15:00 – 17:00

Price Note
– Green Tea $3.00 each
– Featured Miso Soup $3.00
– Hamachi Carpaccio $18.00
– Miku Zen $27.00
– Red Wave Roll Sushi $16.00

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After the busy work storm was left, there was a quiet weekday. I was texting with my friend after work, and we ended up going for dinner. It was Friday and I had been busy, so she suggested somewhere close to both of us.

She had an idea, which was Hyoga Japanese Cuisine, on Kingsway, close to Joyce Street. They serve Sushi, tapas, as well as some of combo menu. The restaurant is really small, and it doesn’t have noisy Izakaya atmosphere, but it is casual and comfortable to eat there. There are lunch dishes on their menu, so I asked we can order. The server said you can order but pricing will be added $1.50.

We ordered from their regular and special menu.

Complimentary Tea

Complimentary Tea at Hyoga Japanese Cuisine in Vancouver

Aburi Yuzu Salmon Sashimi
(Seared Sockeye Salmon Sashimi Savory Creamy Yuzu Sauce Seasalt)

Aburi Yuzu Salmon Sashimi at Hyoga Japanese Cuisine in Vancouver

The creamy Yuzu sauce was interesting, and my friend really liked the sauce.

Nasu Dengaku

Nasu Dengaku at Hyoga Japanese Cuisine in Vancouver

Nasu is eggplant, and Dengaku is sweetened Miso grazed. I liked this dish!

Korroke and Fried Fish Set
(1pc of Panko Crusted Aji (striped mackerel), and 2pcs each of Pacific Cod, Creamy Corn Croquette with Tonkatsu Sauce, Salad, Rice, Miso Soup)

Korroke and Fried Fish Set at Hyoga Japanese Cuisine in Vancouver

We both enjoyed fried Aji. I generally like cream corn croquette, but I don’t know if they actually made by hand. (Sorry…) I preferred one from Fujiya.

Pork Okonomiyaki

Pork Okonomiyaki at Hyoga Japanese Cuisine in Vancouver

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake. This one was quite soft than I usually make at home.

They serve a lot of Sushi, so I might want to order some next time.

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Hyoga Japanese Cuisine

Address: 2 – 3343 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(One block east from Joyce Street)
TEL: 604-435-6670
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Thu] 11:30 – 14:00, 17:00 – 21:30
[Fri] 11:30 – 14:00, 17:00 – 22:00
[Sat] 17:00 – 22:00
*Closed: Sundays

Menu

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Price Note
– Aburi Yuzu Salmon Sashimi $12.50
– Nasu Dengaku $5.00
– Korroke and Fried Fish Set $9.50
– Pork Okonomiyaki $9.00

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One night for dinner, Collin asked a difficult request that he wanted to go to a Japanese restaurant where he can eat Sushi and Kara-age. Some Izakaya places serve Karaage but less quality Sushi or just one kind, and some Sushi places serve Sushi but Kara-age. Some are fine dining, and some others are so popular that you have to wait for long time. Finally, I picked up two places, and he chose one.

Juno Sushi Bistro is located on Davie street, close to Seymour street. They serve quality food with quality ingredients. The bistro is small, which can serve maybe 5 for counter table and 15 max for tables.

We ordered from their dinner menu.

Plum wine (Japanese Ume Shu)

Plum wine (Ume Shu) at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Collin ate the Japanese plum in the drink as well. When you make Umeshu, you put lots of Japanese plums with Sake. So, the plum absorbs Sake so that the plum tastes exact same as Umeshu.

Hot Tea (Japanese Matcha & Genmaicha)

Hot Tea (Japanese Matcha & Genmaicha) at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Pork Belly Kaku-ni
(Red Wine Braised Fraser Valley Pork Belly Served with Free Range Egg)

Pork Belly Kaku-ni at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Oh, this egg tasted great. Collin usually doesn’t like boiled eggs, but he loved this one. Kaku-ni was soft and tasty, too.

Chicken Kara-age
(Deep-fried Maple Hill Farm Free Range Chicken with Special Spice)

Chicken Kara-age at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Dynamite Roll and Nigiri Sushi
(Dynamite Roll, Nigiri: Inari, Big Eye Red Tuna, Toro, Aburi Toro, Ikura, Ebi, Tamago)

Dynamite Roll and Nigiri Sushi at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Dynamite Roll and Nigiri Sushi at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Collin loved the Aburi Toro and suggested me to order one. He also tried Inari and Tamago and enjoyed them.

Ebi Mayo
(Beer-Battered Shrimp, Grapefruit, Pistachio, Organic Green with Sweet Mayo Sauce)

Ebi Mayo at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

This was definitely different from the other places’ as Ebi Mayo. As you can see the menu, they use citrus. So, mayo and citrus combination was interesting. If they don’t serve right away, this would be soggy.

Kushi Katsu 2pcs
(Panko-fried Fraser Valley Pork & Onion with Spicy Sesame Sauce)

Kushi Katsu (Panko-fried Pork & Onion) at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Collin said the pork was a little hard, but I didn’t think so.

Black Sesame Ice Cream (Single)

Black Sesame Ice Cream (Single) at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

I wasn’t sure if Collin liked black sesame taste, so I ordered single scoop. Well, he enjoyed and ate more than half! 😀 It was a little sweeter for me but I liked it, too. I can’t really describe how the taste was like, so try it yourself. 🙂

My friend seemed to hear from her friend that their Rice Omelette was good. Maybe, I’m gonna try that next time.

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Juno Sushi Bistro

(Their website is not accessible from iPhone, due to using Flash media.)

Address: 572 Davie Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Seymour and Richards streets)
TEL: 604-568-8805
Facebook: page
Twitter: @junobistro
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch
[Mon – Fri] 11:45 – 14:30

Dinner
[Mon – Thu] 17:30 – 22:30
[Fri] 17:30 – 23:30
[Sat] 16:30 – 23:30
[Sun] 16:30 – 21:30

Price Note
– Plum wine (Japanese Ume Shu) $9.00
– Hot Tea (Japanese Matcha & Genmaicha) $1.00
– Pork Belly Kaku-ni $11.00
– Chicken Kara-age $7.50
– Dynamite Roll $5.00
– Inari $1.50 each
– Nigiri, Big Eye Red Tuna $3.00
– Nigiri, Toro $2.50
– Nigiri, Aburi Toro $3.00
– Nigiri, Ikura (Salmon Roe) $2.50
– Nigiri, Ebi (Prawn) $2.50 each
– Nigiri, Tamago (Egg) $2.00 each
– Ebi Mayo $9.00
– Kushi Katsu 2pcs $6.00
– Black Sesame Ice Cream (Single) $3.00

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