Miku is a Japanese restaurant specializing in Aburi Sushi and Aburi Style cuisine. I took J to Miku for his birthday back in February. I’ve heard many good things about this restaurant and I thought it was the perfect occasion to go here!
Everything sounded sooo good on the menu, we really couldn’t decide what to order. After much thought, we both settled for the Winter Set Menu ($60/person), which is only available until March 17th. It was the best decision because we got to taste a variety of items on the main menu without ordering full portions of any one dish. The Winter Set Menu is a 3 course meal, and there’s also an optional sake pairing with each course ($20/person).
The first course consist of 7 pieces of sushi from their Miku Signature Selection. The Aburi Sushi are blow-torched and which gives it a nice flamed taste. They were absolutely delicious and very flavourful on its own without the need of dipping in soy sauce or wasabi like the usual sushi restaurants. The Aburi Salmon Oshi was definitely my favourite.
The next course was the Surf & Turf Trio which consists of three different entrees (Miso Baked Sable Fish, Butter Poached Lobster Tail, AAA Sterling Silver Beef Tenderloin) that can be found on Miku’s regular menu but in smaller portions. We preferred this because we were able to try different dishes. All of them were amazing, the seafood and the beef tenderloin were all cooked to perfection.
Here is a close up of the Miso Baked Sale Fish with charred eggplant puree, sorrel, kale chip.
AAA Sterling Silver Beef Tenderloin served with wasabi veal jus, wild mushroom, brussels sprouts, and shallot puree.
To finish off the meal, is their signature Green Tea Opera cake. Layers of green tea genoise, matcha butter cream, dark chocolate ganache, adzuki bean cream, with hazelnut wafer and matcha ice cream on the side. So much yummy goodness! This was J’s favourite because of the perfect mixture of different flavours and textures.
Although I called ahead to make special arrangements for the dessert to come with a special birthday message and a candle, it did not happen. I explained this to the server and they made sure we were happy. They brought out a scoop of their caramel ice cream as complimentary and received 10% off the bill.
This was one of our favourite dining experiences. Miku comes with a high price tag, but I would definitely come back again if I had the chance!
105-10 Bay Street (at Queen’s Quay)
Toronto, ON M5J 2R8
Daily 11:30am-3:00pm, Bar Bites 3:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Bar Bites 10:00pm-Late
Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm, Bar Bites 10:30pm-Late