Last year I was at Miko and Mats Naslund was there with his family, it's popular with other sports players as their autographs are on the walls. Went again this week, no hockey stars but their Sashimi lunchbox at $11 is good value considering the location and quality of the meal; miso soup, 4 pieces of sashimi, california rolls, sunomono salad and fried seafood very nicely presented. I have been there for dinner and it's pricey but for a good lunch on Robson this place stands out. Tables are close to each other but the staff are friendly and efficient.
So my favourit sushi place kadoya is closed on Mondays, but i had such a craving for spicy sashimi and tempura I ventured to Robson street to find this disappointment. I orderd the spicy tuna sashimi a miso soup and a half order of prawn tempura. The miso soup was probably the best thing i had. Their spicy sashimi came in a tiny portion with what tasted like rooster brand hot sauce and tabiko (i was not aware of the tabiko untill it arrived) but what horrified me was it came pureed!!! SASHIMI SHOULD COME CUT NOT PUREED!! And it was bland tasting to boot, The prawn tempura appy was 7$ for three small pieces and the tempura sauce wasnt even sweet it tasted like soya sauce that had the taste filtered out. for a miso soup, a tiny portion (itd say 1/2 cup worth) of Spicey tuna sashimi and an appy prawn tempura it came out to 20.68$............. The service was good and everything looked clean was the only positive, but i hate leaving a place hungy after having small bland portions of food, had to eat somewhere else afterwards. Sadly disappointed since i really wanted to like this place.
This place has really amazing nabeyaki udon. Huge portion $12 tax & tip included. One of the better Japanese restaurants in downtown, so it's a bit more expensive. Service is speedy & friendly. Comfortable room.
So I read the other reviews (2 before me) and had to relook at the name of the place and the address because i was utterly shocked at the poor ratings. i live in Yaletown, work in Coal Harbor and make it my lifes mission (well not really) to find the gems in the city. Miko Sushi is one of those gems. I like Honjin a lot (in Yaletown) and I know there are numerous good sushi places in Vancouver but I have to honestly say that in my opinion the sushi (and I mean the sashimi) at Mikos is the best best best in Vancouver. i won't elaborate more than that ... and for sushi patrons that order udon soup or chicken teriyaki i think you're at the wrong place for that.. Miko is about sushi.. the finest there is!
Usually visit Miko for their sushi or sashimi lunch boxes. While they don't have the largest portion sizes, the quality of the food is slightly better than the average joint. Overall, the food is good and the price is reasonable. It's Japanese owned and operated and IN DOWNTOWN. What more do you want?
I know I know, it's Robson Street so that's why the food at Miko is much more expensive than what I am usually used to (Richmond/Burnaby prices).
My friend and I got a seat right away at a booth for two. Got our tea moments later and we started to look over the menu. We ordered a few appetizers - shitake buttered mushrooms, gyoza, and calamari. I think those were around $5-6 each. We also tried the dynamite roll, spicy salmon roll, and sake nigiri. The salmon was very, very good and fresh. I loved it. My spicy salmon roll was delicious. The chef had mixed it with a spicy sauce, and I think there was also some tobiko inside. It would have been perfect if it hadn't been a whopping $6 for 6 tiny pieces.
Service: Our server was a very friendly lady and genuinely nice. She came at the right times to ask how the food was and to refill our tea. I gave it a 4 because our sushi took a long. long. time to arrive. The two sushi chefs were obviously very busy though (place was packed).
Generally good sushi, although i'm not sure what all the fuss was about. The rice around the maki was excellent. Perfectly cooked, not too thick, still ever so slightly warm. Miso soup was average. Salmon was pretty yuk but then I'm not a big salmon fan. Service was friendly but not particularly attentive. $60 for a decent sized lunch w/o booze including tax and tip, so not exactly cheap. Will definitely go back to try the non-sushi house specialties.
Over priced for food that is only fair. Food court quality udon noodle soups and meatless chicken teriyaki drenched in sauce (you'll like this dish if you're into chicken skin). Serve probably the most petite california roll in downtown Vancouver. The food used to be excellent 10 years ago, but for some reason, the taste of food has been washed out over the years. Try Aki a couple of blocks away if you want more authentic and fresh Japanese food.
Honestly, I dont like the Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese - Japanese restaurant. They're everywhere and serve the same food for hungry sushi craving people. Japanese know how to make their restaurants unique.
I'm not a big fan of sushi but the sushi in Miko is the best. I love that you can seat on the bar and watch the sushi chef making sushi for you. They have a lot of different appetizers and all of them is very unique. My favourite is Shitake butter, and BBQ eggplant. They even go better with beer . The service is good. Not fancy but casual. I keep bringing my friends here and they love it.
This place has the best sushi in Vancouver forget ToJo's. The rice is still warm when you bite into their California rolls. Their udon is amazing. A favourite spot for hockey players and sometimes the Canucks, autograph heaven on the walls. Owner is very nice. The only thing bad is the price, but I can live with that.
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