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Miku Restaurant Review: In a city with more than a hundred sushi restaurants, Miku is distinctive in its offerings. Miku, which means ”beautiful sky" in Japanese, is situated on Vancouver's waterfront next to Canada Place and offers prime viewing of cruise ships in season, freighters and tugboats. This glossy urban location in the city’s business district boasts hand-painted murals by Japanese artisans, plus a wrap-around patio. One of Miku's specialties is aburi-style nigiri sushi --- lightly flame-seared and infused with savory French-style sauces. Another is oshi, an Osaka-style pressed sushi, each piece layered with savory sauce-infused rice and topped with mackerel or sockeye salmon. Contemporary rolls include the Dragon with freshwater eel, cream cheese, cucumber and avocado. Omakase (multi-course chef's choice menu) is always an option and delivers a selection of trademark dishes. Desserts include the green tea opera: sponge cake steeped with espresso and Frangelico layered with chocolate ganache and served with green tea ice cream. For lunch, order the Mikuzen, Miku's seasonally changing Chef's Box. The cocktail list, with a creative Caesar containing wasabi, is unusual for an Asian restaurant. There’s also an extensive saké selection and well-chosen Japanese food-friendly wines that include sparklers, Rieslings, Chenin Blancs and un-oaked Chardonnays. Service is casual and relaxed.