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I had another craving for grilled fish. ūüôā Grilling fish at home is doable, but it causes smell, which neighbour wouldn’t like, and heat-oven may not work well sometime. Well, I have tried a few times and wished I had a gas-oven.

As usual, I went to Hachibei, an authentic Japanese restaurant, in a South Cambie residence area. The restaurant is really a cozy place.

After I looked at the menu, I asked the server what the today’s fish was. The choices were same as the last time. I told her that I wanted to eat grilled fish, but I ordered the exact same ones at last two visits. She was thinking a bit and suggested black cod.

Black Cod Saikyoyaki Teishoku
(Black Cod marinated with Saikyo Miso, served with rice, Miso soup, and two kinds of daily special dishes)

Black Cod Saikyoyaki Teishoku at Hachibei in Vancouver

Black cod is known as sable fish. The fish was marinated with Saikyo Miso and grilled. As you might have noticed, the small plates come with the Teishoku were exactly same as Today’s BBQ fish Teishoku last time.

(Picture taken by iPhone)

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Hachibei

Address: 778 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Willow and Heather street)
TEL: 604-879-3357
Urbanspoon: page

Dinner
[Mon – Sat] 17:00 – 21:30
*Closed: Sundays & Holidays

Price Note
–¬†Black Cod Saikyoyaki Teishoku $20.50

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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

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! ūüôā

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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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In the middle of June, I went hiking with my friends. As they live in downtown Vancouver, we decided to have lunch somewhere in downtown after that. They gave two choices, Mexican or Japanese. I didn’t feel like eating Mexican, so we went to a Japanese restaurant.

It was Guu Garden. They are located at the corner of Hornby and Nelson street and serve Izakaya menu, i.e., tapas, at night. At the lunch time, they serve Teishoku, combo, or Bento box, in addition to some small dishes.

We ordered from their lunch menu and today’s special.

My choice, Black Cod Combo
(Grilled Saikyo Miso black Cod Combo)

Black Cod Combo at Kitanoya Guu Garden in Vancouver

It was good. Nothing special, though. :p

Friend’s choice,¬†Tuna Yukke Don
(Chopped Tuna “Yukke” on rice with half boiled Egg & Ground Sticky Potato)

Tuna Yukke Don at Kitanoya Guu Garden in Vancouver

Albacore Tuna Belly Cutlet Combo from the special
(Albacore Tuna Belly Cutlet with Tartar Sauce)

Albacore Tuna Belly Cutlet Combo from the special at Kitanoya Guu Garden in Vancouver

My friend, who ordered Yukke Don, had ordered it before, too. So, it must be good.

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

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Kitanoya Guu Garden (Vancouver Downtown)

Address: M101 – 888 Nelson Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Hornby Street)
TEL: 604-899-0855
Facebook: page (accessible only when you login)
Twitter: @GuuIzakaya
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch
[Mon – Fri] 11:30 – 14:30
[Sat – Sun, Holiday] 12:00 – 15:00

Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 17:30 – 0:00
[Fri – Sat, a night before Holiday] 17:30 – 0:30

Lunch Menu

Lunch Menu at Kitanoya Guu Garden in Vancouver Lunch Menu at Kitanoya Guu Garden in Vancouver Lunch Menu at Kitanoya Guu Garden in Vancouver

Price Note
– Black Cod Combo $13.80
– Tuna Yukke Don $10.00
– Albacore Tuna Belly Cutlet Combo $12.00

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