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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

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

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! 🙂

Want to see more pictures for this restaurant? click here.

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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One of my friends contacted me that we should get together. As we usually meet up with our common friends when we do so, I suggested him contact the others. Only one friend was available for that day. Well, three of us plus my friend’s baby (almost 3-yrs-old) got together. I invited Collin, too, since we all went to the same school, although he’d never met my friends.

As I thought a mom has to do a lot before going out, I suggested to go to this restaurant where she sometimes goes there because it is close to her house. Cafe de l’Orangerie serves Japanese style of Italian or French food. They are located on Granville street close to Richmond.

We ordered from their weekly specials and regular menu.

Coffee (Small)

Coffee (Small) at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver

My choice, Hashed Beef Stew with Hamburger Steak served with Rice from the weekly specials

Hashed Beef Stew with Hamburger Steak served with Rice at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver

Fried Chicken Ciabatta Sandwiches
(Deep-fried Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato, Spicy Mayo)

Fried Chicken Ciabatta Sandwiches at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver

Chai Latte (that she thinks… I asked her before writing this post, but she didn’t remember.)

Chai Latte at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver

Chicken Nanban served with Rice and Salad leaf

Chicken Nanban served with Rice and Salad leaf at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver

My hashed beef stew was quite huge! I was so full even after 5 hours. My friend said Chicken Nanban was the one that she always ordered. 🙂 I didn’t taste it, so I don’t know if it’s good or not. Collin ordered the exact same one as last time, even though I recommended a few different dishes.

Want to see more pictures for this restaurant? click here.

Cafe de l’Orangerie

Address: 8636 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between West 70th and 71st street)
TEL: 604-266-0066
Twitter: @cafeorangerie

*Their website and Facebook page are no longer accessible.

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dinner/Dessert
[Sun – Mon] 9:30 – 21:30
[Wed – Thu] 9:30 – 21:30
[Fri – Sat] 9:30 – 23:00 (sweets & drinks only after 21:30)
*Closed: Tuesdays

Menu (These are not everything.)

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Price Note
– Coffee Small $1.75
– Coffee Medium $2.00
– Hashed Beef Stew with Hamburger Steak served with Rice $12.50
– Fried Chicken Ciabatta Sandwiches $7.50
– Chai Latte Unknown
– Chicken Nanban served with Rice and Salad leaf $9.50

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Once again, we were late for brunch time. So, we went to ShuRaKu sake bar & bistro. It is located on Granville street in downtown Vancouver.

We ordered from their lunch menu.

Bento box C (Chicken Teriyaki, assorted Tempura, green salad, rice and Miso soup)

Bento box (Chicken Teriyaki, Tempura) at Shuraku in Vancouver

Chicken Karaage Nanban set (Deep fried chicken with sweet and sour Nanban sauce)

Chicken Karaage Nanban set at Shuraku in Vancouver

And, here are some pictures taken in the past. Udon noodles with prawn Tempura, and Grilled Sablefish lunch set.

Udon noodles with prawn Tempura at Shuraku Sake Bar in Vancouver

Grilled sablefish lunch set at Shuraku Sake Bar in Vancouver

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ShuRaKu Sake bar & Bistro

Address: 833 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Robson and Smithe)
TEL: 604-687-6622
Facebook: There is a link on their website, but the page does not exist.
Twitter: @ShurakuSake

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon-Thu]11:45-23:00
[Fri]11:45-midnight
[Sat]12:00-midnight
[Sun]12:00-23:00

Price Note
– Bento box C (Chicken Teriyaki, Tempura) $9.95
– Chicken Karaage Nanban set $9.95

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