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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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My company had a meeting with 3rd party in downtown in Vancouver on a weekday, and I headed there, too. The meeting took 3 hours, and then a thing happened, my co-worker lost his phone. He was chasing the GPS signal on the other’s phone to locate his phone, but no luck. Anyways, we waited for another hour, so it was already past 2 o’clock!

My boss and I were thinking where to go for lunch. It is so difficult to find a place when one can’t take gluten and another one is allergic to shrimp. And, the time may be late for lunch. Well, we decided to go to Kingyo Izakaya, since they open til late. Kingyo Izakaya is on Denman street between Robson and Davie streets.

We ordered from their regular lunch menu. There was one more different dish, but I missed the chance to take a picture.

Vegetarian Stone Bowl Donburi Combo
(Inari Age (Deep-fried Bean Curd) , Walnuts, Avocado, Takana Pickled on the rice in the sizzling stone bowl, served with green salad, pickles & vegetarian Miso soup)

Vegetarian Stone Bowl Donburi Combo at Kingyo in Vancouver

“Create Your Own” Combo with Sashimi Salad

"Create Your Own" Combo with Sashimi Salad at Kingyo in Vancouver

Pork Loin Cutlet (Tonkatsu) Combo
(Deep pork cutlet, using only the finest fresh Japanese bread crumb Panko)

Pork Loin Cutlet (Tonkatsu) Combo at Kingyo in Vancouver

My choice, Chef’s Choice Grilled Daily 2 Kinds Fish Combo
(Today’s fish: Horse Mackerel and Salmon)

Chef's Choice Grilled Daily 2 Kinds Fish Combo at Kingyo in Vancouver

I was thinking to order a different one, but I ordered this again. This time, 2 kinds fish were horse mackerel (Aji) and salmon. The small plate on the left was tofu with garlic oil, but it wasn’t spicy or anything, and it was just oily, and I and some others didn’t like it. Anyways, I was too full afterwards.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

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Kingyo Izakaya on Denman (Vancouver downtown)

Address: 871 Denman Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
TEL: 604-608-1677
Facebook: page
Twitter: @KINGYO_IZAKAYA
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:30 – 23:30
[Fri, Sat] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:30 – 1:00

Price Note
– Vegetarian Stone Bowl Donburi Combo $9.80
– “Create Your Own” Combo $2.50
– Sashimi Salad $10.80
– Pork Loin Cutlet (Tonkatsu) Combo $13.80
– Chef’s Choice Grilled Daily 2 Kinds Fish Combo $10.80

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When I checked all restaurants for Dine Out Vancouver, this restaurant was my first to check. Collin and I wanted to go there for long time, but they open only dinner time, which is difficult for him to arrange the time, and also I didn’t like their Dine Out menu last year so that we had missed opportunities. In spite of the fact that I was checking it right after the menu was revealed, the restaurant was almost fully booked! I manged to make a reservation for 9:15pm.

Chambar is a sister restaurant of Medina Cafe located to the next door. It is in a walking distance from Stadium Skytrain station. They serve Belgian food. I don’t know what Belgian food is at all other than waffle, so this 3-course dinner for $38 was great opportunity.

Bajan Tea
(Goslings spiced rum, Takara Japanese plum wine, iced tea & orgeat)

Bajan Tea at Chambar in Vancouver

I sipped and really liked it. So did Collin. I would order this next time for myself.

Glass of Red Wine, Pinot Noir/St. Laurence 9 Mile

Glass of Red Wine, Pinot Noir/St. Laurence 9 Mile at Chambar in Vancouver

His appy, Salade D’Hiver
(Winter Root Vegetable Salad, Belgian Endive, Apple Cider Emulsion, Chervil, Roasted Walnut Vinaigrette)

Salade D'Hiver at Chambar in Vancouver

My appy, Carpaccio de Thon Rouge
(Yellow Fin Tuna Carpaccio, Mint & Cilantro Pistou, Lime & Chili Mayo, Jalapeno Dressing, Grated Grano Padano)

Carpaccio de Thon Rouge at Chambar in Vancouver

His entree, La Piece de Boeuf au Bleu
(Char Grilled 10 oz reserve Angus New York Steak, Celeriac Puree, Black Kale Chips, Roquefort Butter, Balsamic & Shallot Jam)

La Piece de Boeuf au Bleu at Chambar in Vancouver

My entree, L’Omble de L’Arctique
(Pan Seared Arctic Char, Saffron & Lemongrass Risotto, Peashoot & Pickled Vegetable Salad)

L'Omble de L'Arctique at Chambar in Vancouver

L'Omble de L'Arctique at Chambar in Vancouver

His dessert, Parfait au Citron
(Frozen Lemon Souffle, Coconut Dacquoise, Toasted Meringue, Pie Crust Ice Cream)

Parfait au Citron at Chambar in Vancouver

My dessert, Pate au Chocolat
(Dark Chocolate Pate, Sour Cherries, Coconut Sorbet)

Pate au Chocolat at Chambar in Vancouver

Oh, I really liked all my choices! And, this chocolate pate was the best ever! It is on their regular dessert menu, so you must try.

Chambar

Address: 562 Beatty Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to Skytrain Stadium station)
TEL: 604-879-7119
Facebook: page
Twitter: @chambar
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 17:00 – 0:00
[Fri – Sat] 17:00 – 1:00

Menu for Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Menu at Chambar in Vancouver

Price Note
– Bajan Tea $9.00
– Glass of Red Wine, Pinot Noir/St. Laurence 9 Mile $11.00
– Dine Out Vancouver 3-course $38.00
– Additional for steak $10.00

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