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Miku moving to Aqua Riva location spring 2013

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Anne M Jul 19, 2012 07:13 PM

Mia Stainsby reports that Miku is moving to the Aqua Riva location at 200 Granville, expected to open spring 2013: http://blogs.vancouversun.com/categor...

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    brokentelephone RE: Anne M Jul 29, 2012 05:30 PM

    Hopefully the new location will be even more overpriced; I felt bad for the owners when I spent only spent $150 bucks on mediocre-to-bad sushi.

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      quddous RE: brokentelephone Aug 3, 2012 11:40 PM

      I'm really surprised they did so well in their original location. I expected them to do well but not as well as they did. I think the new location will do them good.

      We had a meal at their sister restaurant recently and it was not horrible but not worth the price. All of our meals at Miku have been great though.

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        lunchslut RE: quddous Aug 9, 2012 08:05 PM

        Have to agree on evaluation of sister restaurant. Overpriced with
        Gaijin staff determined to educate you whether you need it or not. "This is wasaaabi. It is..."

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          fmed RE: lunchslut Aug 9, 2012 10:48 PM

          Had four meals there since it opened - goodish and indeed overpriced. (I work just down the street). Like at Miku, some of the nigiri (with all the special sauces) are a little too modern for my liking.

          And yes, the gaijin staff can be overly enthusiastic - they recount exactly what you ordered when they present it....which is tedious to endure with a large order. (A couple of the gaijin staff are actually fluent in Japanese from my observation.)

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            quddous RE: fmed Aug 9, 2012 11:40 PM

            I like that they tell you what each is.

            They go through a lot of training and have an encyclopedia amount of readings to do to become a waiter/waitress.

            I just think that they have two standout dishes - one the oshi nigiri and two the masatake sauce.

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              fmed RE: quddous Aug 9, 2012 11:48 PM

              I'll have to try those dishes next time I'm there!

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                grayelf RE: fmed Aug 10, 2012 08:06 AM

                I think the aburi salmon oshi sushi is great at Miku (haven't tried it at Minami but I surmise it is the same) -- though I'd rather pay a third less for it at Kishimoto on Commercial. Nothing else I had was worth the price or the cold environment or the parking hassle. They apparently can't deep fry to save their lives.

                I couldn't see oshi nigiri on the Minami menu, quddous.

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                  quddous RE: grayelf Aug 10, 2012 09:13 AM

                  Grayelf, sorry I was being vague. I meant the salmon and ebi oshi.

                  I agree, Kishimoto has a good copy of it. I agree about the parking too - especially at Miku where I've paid $20+ for parking almost every time.

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