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In early October, I had to run some errands and went out after work. While I was doing so, I thought about what I do with dinner and decided to take out from somewhere that I can order and continue to do the errands until the order is up.

I went to Hyoga Japanese Cuisine. It is a Japanese restaurant on Kingsway, close to Joyce Street. They serve Sushi and Japanese tapas like Izakaya dishes.

When I walked in and looked at the menu, and asked if Hamachi (yellowtail) was fresh or not. I mean, I wanted to know if the fish just arrived or not. The server asked the owner chef, and he said there was young yellowtail just arrived, called Yazu.

I ordered from their set menu with Yazu.

Negi Hamachi Donburi Set
(7 pc of Hamachi Sashimi and Green Onion on bowl of Sushi Rice with homemade ginger garlic soy sauce, Small Salad, Miso Soup)

Negi Hamachi Donburi Set at Hyoga Japanese Cuisine in Vancouver

Negi Hamachi Donburi Set at Hyoga Japanese Cuisine in Vancouver

The chef described that the fish was young so that the meat was less fatty. It was elastic, compared to the regular yellowtail, to me. I enjoyed this Yazu Sashimi. If you ask which one I prefer, Yazu or regular, I would say regular, because I like fatty. 🙂

Thanks to the chef that offered the Hamachi set replacing by Yazu with the same price.

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

Hyoga Japanese Cuisine

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

Price Note
– Negi Hamachi Donburi Set $13.50

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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

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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One night in June, Collin said he wanted to eat Sushi for dinner, but he was so hungry that he couldn’t wait in line. I was thinking where we can go and remembered that my friend had told me that there was a new Japanese restaurant open on Kingsway, close to Nanaimo street and it wasn’t bad. Although we had to take a bus to get there, we decided to go.

Sushi By Yuji is probably in 15 min walk from Nanaimo Skytrain station. They serve mainly Sushi, but there are some appetizer like Gyoza, and some dessert, on the menu, too.

We ordered from their regular menu and special on the board.

Complimentary Tea

Tea at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Morokyu

Morokyu at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Morokyu is an appetizer that are served cucumber with Moromi Miso. Moromi Miso is liquid salty chunky Miso.

3 kinds of Roll
(Ebi & Asparagus Roll, California Roll, Hamachi & Avocado Roll)

3 kinds of Roll at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Ebi & Asparagus Roll at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver California Roll at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver Hamachi & Avocado Roll at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Hamachi & Avocado roll was on their special, which was so good. Surprisingly, the Ebi & Asparagus roll was simple but so good, too.

Ebi and Botan Ebi Nigiri

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Is Botan Ebi spot prawn?

Engawa (Halibut Fin) Nigiri

Engawa (Halibut Fin) Nigiri at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Engawa is the edge of fish that is the muscle they use. You can see it in this video, around 4:30.

Ika & Mentaiko Gunkan

Ika & Mentaiko Gunkan at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Anago Nigiri

Anago Nigiri at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Aji (Horse Mackerel) Nigiri

Aji Nigiri at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Negitoro with Egg

Negitoro with Egg at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

This was new to me. Negitoro with roe quail egg. Negitoro is chopped fatty tuna and green onion. I saw this on someone’s blog and had to order! This was good! It looked small, but it got mouthful. 🙂

And, an extra picture of the restaurant exterior.

Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Overall, Sushi was good. If the restaurant was packed, there would be some slowness, because there is only one chef working. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. You can choose the size of rice for Nigiri! In Japan, Sushi tends to use quite small amount of rice, which is designed for bite-size.

I like their Facebook page shows what kind of fish just gets delivered, which looks so fresh and clean!

Sushi By Yuji

Address: 2252 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(150 m west from Nanaimo Street)
TEL: 604-434-0003
Facebook: page
Twitter: @yujihu
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon] 17:00 – 21:30
[Tue – Fri] 12:00 – 14:30, 17:00 – 21:30
[Sat – Sun] 15:00 – 21:30

Menu

Menu at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Menu at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver Menu at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver Menu at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver Menu at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Price Note
– Morokyu $3.00
– Ebi & Asparagus Roll $4.75
– California Roll $3.75
– Hamachi & Avocado Roll $4.25
– Ebi Nigiri $1.75 each
– Botan Ebi Nigiri $3.75 each
– Engawa (Halibut Fin) Nigiri $2.75 each
– Ika & Mentaiko Gunkan $2.50
– Anago Nigiri $3.50 each
– Aji Nigiri $2.50 each
– Negitoro with Egg $2.50

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