Miku Toronto x Beau’s Brewing: Chef’s BBQ

Join us in celebrating the end of summer with our Chef’s BBQ! Taking place on our renovated patio and featuring our specialty BBQ skewers, famous Aburi Sushi, and craft beer from Beau’s Brewing, you won’t want to miss this exclusive event.

When: Saturday, September 16th 2:00PM-4:30PM
Where: Miku Toronto Patio – #105 10 Bay Street @ Queen’s Quay
How to Book: Please complete this registration form and submit it via email to mikutoronto@aburirestaurants.com or onsite at the restaurant
Price: $50 per person + tax and gratuity
Contact: email- mikutoronto@aburirestaurants.com | 647.347.7347
Limited availability, so secure your spot today.

Thursday Night Socials are Back!

Cooler summer evenings are back, and so is our Thursday Night Social!

Starting on July 27th, Join us every Thursday from 5:30pm – 9:00pm through August on our patio and enjoy our famous Aburi sushi, refreshing cocktails, and music from our feature DJ.

Seating on our patio is first come, first serve, so make sure to arrive early to grab a sweet spot with your family and friends.

What awaits you is good food, good company, good music, and great times!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Miku is at Taste of Toronto 2017

We are excited to be participating in Toronto’s biggest food festival again this year! From June 15 – 18, visit our Taste of Toronto booth to enjoy our world famous flame-seared Aburi Oshi Sushi, refreshing Kaisen Poke, decadent Green Tea Opera with Matcha Macaron, and ‘the dish’: our deluxe Aburi Prime sushi selection.

Check out a sneak peek of our mouthwatering menu items below:

Refreshing Kaisen Poke

World famous Aburi Oshi Sushi

Decadent Green Tea Opera with Matcha Macaron

“The Dish”: Our deluxe Aburi Prime Sushi Selection

Also, don’t miss our Metro Master Class happening on Sunday at 4:15 PM, where Head Sushi Chef Kazuki Uchigoshi and Chef de Cuisine Michael Acero will be guiding the class on how to make sushi!

 

See you at Taste of Toronto!

 

For more information on the Taste of Toronto, click here. To learn more about the Metro Master Class, click here.

Can’t make it to Taste of Toronto this year? Visit us at our restaurant for the full Miku experience. Book now for best availability.

 

Know Your Sake: Tengumai

TENGUMAI

This marks the last installment in our three-part Know Your Sake series! Today we are introducing Tengumai brewery. Tengumai, alongside Fukumitsuya, will be joining us for our upcoming Sake Kasu Canapés on Friday, June 2nd.

Brewery origin and history

Founded in 1823, Tengumai’s brewery, Shata Shuzo, is 7 generations old. Like Fukumitsuya, the brewery is located in Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan. The brewery was once surrounded by forests, where Tengu -a creature from Japanese folklore- resided. With the belief that even the guardian of the mountains would dance after drinking their sake, the family named their sake brand Tengumai. Ever since then, the Shata family has continued to make their amazing sake in this beautiful countryside.

Key features of Tengimai Sake

Tengumai produces powerful, umami-rich sake that pairs phenomenally well with food.

What Makes Their Sake Taste so Good?

Tengumai prides themselves on hand craftsmanship and tradition when making their sake. By employing the “Yamahai-jikomi” method (not common in most sake-making) during the fermentation process, they create Tengumai’s signature rich taste with nice acidity and full umami-flavour.

Tengumai at Miku

At Miku, we carry two Tengumai sake: Tengumai Umajun and Tengumai Yamahai.

Tengumai Umajun: The name alone speaks to what’s in the bottle. Uma – for umami, and Jun – for junmai. This sake is an umami-bomb of flavour!

Tengumai Yamahai: A very funky saky with wild, gamey tones and nice acidity

Why our Sake Specialist Loves It:

“Tengumai’s richer, umami-friendly sake makes them interesting to drink, and opens up unlimited new pairing possibilities” -Miki Ellis, Sake Specialist

What to expect from Fukumitsuya during their Sake Pairing Series event

Our Sake Kasu Canapé event is going to be a unique opportunity to taste sake from two very different breweries from the same region. Folks from both Tengumai and Fukumitsya breweries will also be there to guide you through the sake, alongside sake experts Mariko Tajiri and Miki Ellis. Paired with canapé items that have incorporated sake kasu (a secret weapon in Japanese cooking known as the “lees” or left over mash from sake making) into their recipe, this event will be a an informal yet intimate way to get to know the sake of Tengumai and Fukumitsuya!

 

Tengumai | Fukumitsuya Sake Canapés at Miku will be held on Friday, June 2nd.

For details on the event and our Sake Pairing Series, click here. Spaces are filling up fast, RSVP today by emailing rsvp@mikutoronto.com.

Know Your Sake Series: Fukumitsuya

FUKUMITSUYA

The second installment in our three-part series on all things sake, this time we are introducing Fukumitsuya brewery! Fukumitsuya, alongside Tengumai, will be joining us for our upcoming Sake Kasu Canapés.

Brewery origin and history

Fukumitsuya was founded back during the Edo period, in 1625. The brewery is based in Kanazawa, sometimes called “little Kyoto” for its rich culture and fine craftmanship (kimonos, ceramics, etc.).

Key features of Fukumitsuya Sake

Fukumitsuya is a Junmai-only kura – meaning that the brewery that only makes “pure rice” style sake (no addition of brewers alcohol in any of their products)!
On top of their rich history, the brewery has also preserved their long standing traditions — even today they continue to employ traditional methods in sake making in order to create the richest taste reminiscent of the Edo period.

What Makes Their Sake Taste so Good?

Fukumitsuya’s sake uses a water source they call “Hyakunensui” from Mt. Hakusan. This water source “spends at least 100 years slowly filtering through deep underground. It then reaches the well of [the] brewery, blessed with minerals that are necessary for fermentation.”

Fukumitsuya at Miku

At Miku, we carry Fukumitsuya’s Kagatobi Gokkan – a solid junmai sake that has fragrant fruit notes without being overpowering.

Why our Sake Specialist Loves It:

“Sake from Fukumitsuya is always reliable – they make sake with backbone, something you can really get into. The Kagatobi gokkan is so versatile, it can go with all dishes, from fried foods or sashimi” -Miki Ellis, Sake Specialist

What to expect from Fukumitsuya during their Sake Pairing Series event

Sake kasu is a secret yet potent power in Japanese cooking. It is the “mash” that remains after a sake is pressed, and fantastic for marinades, pickling, dressings, and even desserts. Our upcoming Sake Kasu Canapés event will feature cuisine that incorporates sake kasu in each bite. Paired with the sake from Fukumitsuya and Tengumai – both hailing from Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan – this instalment of our Sake Pairing Series will be a fun way to get to learn about the sake. Sake specialists Mariko Tajiri and Miki Ellis, as well as Nakamura san from Fukumitsyua will also be there!
Tengumai | Fukumitsuya Sake Canapés at Miku will be held on Friday, June 2nd.

For details on the event and our Sake Pairing Series, click here. Spaces are filling up fast, RSVP today by emailing rsvp@mikutoronto.com.

Know Your Sake Series: Hakkaisan

Know your Sake is our new 3-part series surrounding the delightful sake that we feature on our beverage menu, launching just in time for Canada’s largest annual sake tasting event, Kampai!

Over the next week, we will be taking an in-depth look at the amazing Japanese sake breweries who we will be collaborating with during our Sake Pairing Series events. These breweries include Hakkaisan from Niigata, Fukumitsuya from Kanazawa, and Tengumai from Ishikawa.

HAKKAISAN BREWERY

We are excited to kick off the series with an introduction to Hakkaisan Brewery!

Brewery Origin and History

Founded in 1922 in Niigata, Japan, Hakkaisan brewery is named after the breathtaking Hakkaisan Mountain range landscape, which they face. Fun fact: Hakkai means 8 peaks! While the brewery traditionally focuses on sake they have recently ventured into making shochu and craft beer as well!

Key Features of Hakkaisan Sake

Hakkaisan’s sake is stylistically light and dry, and incredibly clean.

What Makes their Sake Taste So Good?

Water from the mountain range, as well as Niigata’s famed rice combine together to create this amazing sake.

Hakkaisan at Miku

At Miku, we carry Hakkaisan’s Sparkling Nigori – a fun, unique sake that is slightly cloudy and textured (hence ‘nigori’) and also effervescent! It finishes a little dry.

Why our Sake Specialist Loves it:

“Hakkaisan is a fantastic representation of the light, clean sake that come from this region of Japan” –Miki Ellis, Sake Specialist

What to expect from them during their Sake Pairing Series event

Miku x Hakkaisan’s upcoming Okome Sake Dinner is going to be an exclusive dinner with a specialized menu featuring many signature sake from Hakkaisan — even some surprises! It is a great way to get to know Niigata (one of the biggest sake producing regions in Japan) and the Hakkaisan line-up! During the evening, Mayumi san from the brewery will be present to answer any questions and comments about Hakkaisan.

 

Miku x Hakkaisan’s Okome Sake Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 31.

Check out the full menu here. For details on the event and our Sake Pairing Series, click here. Spaces are filling up fast, RSVP today by emailing rsvp@mikutoronto.com.

KAMPAI Sake Pairing Series 2017

KAMPAI is returning this summer, and we are so excited to be participating again this year!

With so many industry professionals and brewers from Japan in town for Canada’s largest sake tasting, we couldn’t resist putting together some fun events so we could all get to know the sake (and the people behind them) better.

From a formal six-course dinner highlighting the relationship of rice in both sake and food, to a canapé party using sake-lees (a secret ingredient in Japanese cooking), and finally a kobachi-style brunch to end the sake-filled week, each event from our Sake Pairing Series will be a unique way to learn about and enjoy sake in a more intimate setting.

Space is limited for each event. RSVP today by emailing rsvp@mikutoronto.com.

Sakura Omakase Preview

Our Sakura Omakase officially begins tonight! Available for a limited time only, this exclusive experience features our cherry blossom-inspired Aburi cuisine and premium sake. We are excited to share some photos of the omakase dinner from our sakura preview event!

Miso Foie Gras Ganache

Smoked Lobster Salad

Truffle Stuffed Baby Calamari

Aburi Prime Nigiri

Click here to read more about the Sakura Omakase. To book, Please complete this registration form and submit it via email to mikutoronto@aburirestaurants.com or onsite at the restaurant.

Sakura Omakase

Join us for a captivating evening of Aburi cuisine and sake, inspired by the spring bloom of cherry blossoms. Hosted by Head Sushi Chef Kazuki Uchigoshi and Chef de Cuisine Michael Acero at our six-seat Kaisen Bar, indulge in this exclusive ten course Sakura Omakase. Featuring cherry blossom-themed cuisine and premium sake pairings curated by our expert sake specialist Miki Ellis, interact with the chefs as they share their knowledge and stories in this intimate dining experience.

When: April 25 – May 11, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 6:30pm
How to Book: Please complete this registration form and submit it via email to mikutoronto@aburirestaurants.com or onsite at the restaurant
Price: $300 per person + tax and gratuity
Menu: See below
Where: Miku Toronto- #105 10 Bay Street @ Queen’s Quay
Contact: email- mikutoronto@aburirestaurants.com | 647.347.7347
Seating is limited, so reserve your seating with us now.

Miku x Winterlicious 2017

2017 will mark Miku’s inaugural participation in Toronto’s annual foodie fest, Winterlicious! From January 27 – February 9, join us for our special three-course lunch and dinner menus.

Enjoy your classic favourites such as our signature Aburi Sushi and delectable Miku Zen lunch, as well as some Winterlicious-exclusive items such as the Petite Beef Tenderloin with Pan Seared Miso Foie Gras and Tamari Soy Glazed Market Cauliflower Steak for dinner. You can check out our full Winterlicious menu here.

The New Year is just around the corner, and the early bird gets the worm. Book now for best availability and follow us on social media for more updates!

Please note that due to guest volume and preparation requirements, the Aburi Kaiseki will not be offered during the Winterlicious event.