Dot Com Lunch At Miku Restaurant

Over the past year, Miku has became one of my favorite Japanese restaurants to dine at. Now that I live in West Vancouver, Miku is only a short hop across the Loin’s Gate Bridge so the restaurant is slowly becoming one of my regular hangouts. However, I don’t recommend hanging out there everyday unless you enjoy spending $130 for lunch all the time.

Miku is the first North American restaurant of the Tora Corporation. Founded by Seigo Nakamura, Tora operates seven successful restaurants in Japan and has built up quite an enviable reputation. When it came time to invade the West, Vancouver was their city of choice. And you can’t really blame them. Vancouver has a large Asian population and is ranked the best city in the world to live. Plans are in the works to open restaurants in New York and Los Angeles. But for now, the only way to experience Miku’s famous Aburi-style sushi in America is to come to Vancouver.

No doubt, you’ve had sushi before. But I bet you’ve never had Aburi-style sushi before. When most people think of sushi, they most likely think of raw fish on rice served with soy sauce. Aburi-style sushi, on the other hand, is lightly seared with a touch, topped with some other ingredients and paired with a French sauce. It really adds a new dimension to plain sushi.

Located inside the Guinness Tower at 1055 West Hastings Street, Miku is at the heart of the Financial District and caters to a high end clientele. The restaurant is awe inspiring with its 20 feet floor to ceiling windows. Miku means “beautiful skies” and the restaurant carries out that theme by integrating a giant glass waterfall and glass clouds that literally float from the ceiling. You can tell that Mr. Nakamura spared no expense when creating Miku. He even flew in his own chefs and head servers from Japan.

The Miku lunch menu is every bit as impressive as their dinner menu. For people living the Dot Com Lifestyle, It’s a great place to chill for a three hour lunch and watch all the suites hurry their lunch so they can get back to work on time. Sally loved their Miso Ramen Noodle and their Aburi Salmon with Garlic Butter Soy Sauce was the best salmon dish I’ve ever tasted. Everything else was simple amazing.

Lunch at Miku Restaurant

Lunch at Miku Restaurant

Lunch at Miku Restaurant

Lunch at Miku Restaurant

Lunch at Miku Restaurant


43 thoughts on “Dot Com Lunch At Miku Restaurant”

  1. Wow, looks Raw and Uncooked 🙂

    1. John Chow says:

      Well, doh! It is sushi! LOL 😛

      1. Benjamin Cip says:

        You know, I went to Japan several times now, and I can say that these sushi are quite different from the one I ate in Japan… It’s like these californian rolls (made in America?) I don’t mean I don’t like Westernized Sushi as I haven’t eaten them. But those you are showing on photos and video looks delicious, with shoyu and wasabi! I love ramen as well (the noodle soup)… why don’t you invite me when you go to asian restaurant? lol just kidding!

        1. It’s just not for me 🙂

          However I must admit, it looks well prepared!

          1. Benjamin Cip says:

            You don’t like raw fish? Well, I can’t blame you, there are a lot of people who don’t like sushi because of the fact it is raw… I remenber the first time I ate sushi, I forgot to add shoyu on it… A sushi without Shoyu isn’t really tasty… at least it doesn’t have taste..

  2. Cache Videos says:

    my god!!! you should not post such yummy pics and videos especially when I am hungry :(( 😛

    1. Ok John will take your permission … next time if he will add any photos or videos .. lolzzz …

  3. buzz bishop says:

    sweet, john. tweet me next time, my treat for another dot com brainstorming session. 🙂

    1. John Chow says:

      I’m up for another dot com brainstorming session! Maybe we should make it some kind of recurring dot com event.

  4. @EricJohnTan says:

    the food looks awesome! presentation was cool… i’m pretty sure it was worth the $130…

  5. My wife recently got me hooked on sushi. (Although, it’s mostly for the spicy mayo.. that stuff is super addictive). Those dishes look absolutely amazing.
    Blake

  6. I had a sushi fest on saturday, but this is something else! Thank you for the glimpse into how the high flyers do it! The restauranteur where I go do sushi is a very accommodating type and I think he would gladly attempt to whip me up some similar offerings. Hmmmmm, sounds like tasty fun!

  7. Albert Fang says:

    Considering that the meal was $130, I’d bet it was tasty. The art and the overall design of the food sculpture already makes it look tasty. To people who always eat cooked meat, I don’t recommend going straight to raw, build your way up there. Lol.

    1. Yeah decoration was quite awesome. These chefs takes special classes of how to decorate food and how to serve as well.

      This kind of service make them different from other restaurants.

  8. videostar says:

    Nice food! Iwould like to be there.

  9. I love Sushi, in all forms and shapes, and this lunch looks simply delicious! SY

  10. LetUpdate says:

    it cost too much for me even the food seems really delicious.

  11. Rey says:

    I would love to take my wife to a place like that. She is slowly acquiring a taste for sushi now.

  12. Looks delicious as always

  13. John says:

    Wow looks really nice, those are some quality photos you have there John… Are you all outside, wish we could sit out and eat !

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes, we were seated in the patio.

      1. Open sky and free air … awesome experience …

        But I think video should be little bit more long.

        You ordered everything once … this was just to shoot the photos … or you did in this manner only.

        Generally we place order one by one.

  14. John says:

    Wow looks really nice, those are some quality photos you have there John.. Are you all outside, wish we could sit out and eat !

  15. This meal looks just fine. I will fly to Vancouver right now! 🙂

  16. elva yaa says:

    looks good, delicious.

    Is it cooked by yourself?

    1. John Chow says:

      No, they cook it for you. Watch the bottom video and you’ll see how they cook it.

  17. Moss says:

    Super delicious food ahhhh.!!!

  18. EarningStep says:

    honestly i didn’t like sushi but …. the photos make me… hmmmmm… yummy

  19. fas says:

    I was too full till I opened this and now I am so hungry.

    1. Benjamin Cip says:

      I have no doubts about it, as It made me hungry as well, no matter how full I was!

  20. Ms. Freeman says:

    Very nice video, do you use the Flip Camera? You daughter is so cute, was she indulging in drink too?

    1. John Chow says:

      No, I don’t use the Flip anymore. That was filmed with the Canon HFS100 HD camcorder.

  21. Holy smokes, that’s alot of food in the pictures. No wonder lunch costs $130!

  22. Amit Mehta says:

    Looks amazing. Honestly $130 doesn’t seem that bad.

    1. Benjamin Cip says:

      This price is really a good price. You don’t know how much cost a tuna, you can buy a mercedes. I saw a Marketplace in Japan where restaurant owners are paying the equavalent of a mercedes price to buy these fish. The more the tuna is red, the better. I think these sushi really worth $130.

  23. Jess says:

    Looks and sounds yummy!

  24. Jess says:

    Looks and sounds yummy!!! 🙂

  25. he food looks awesome! presentation was cool… i’m pretty sure it was worth the $130…

  26. Benjamin Cip says:

    I just noticed now that the drivers look like Yakuza in the beginning of the video, when the two black cars arrive to pick them up in front of the plane.

  27. MLDina says:

    Just booked a trip to Vegas for this weekend. Want to head over and meet up for another other-than-pho edition of Dot Com Pho?

  28. Hey Shally looking big in this video. Its really nice to see kids growing so fast.

    Looking healthy and beautiful.

  29. Most expensive I have spent for Sushi is probably $80 at A Float Sushi in Pasadena, Ca. Kubuki is also good if you ever come to LA.

    Kubuki makes sure your sashimi is COLD so they put ice under.

    -Mike

  30. Blogging says:

    And another good thing, it is low calories, exactly what us bloggers and internet musketeers need 😉 SY

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