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.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This year, treat your mother to an indulgent afternoon with our Mother’s Day Brunch Zen. Enjoy our nine seasonal kobachi items, including our fresh sashimi, crunchy Ebi Fritter &  Scallop Tempura, umami-packed Braised Eggplant & Aburi Tofu, and signature flame seared Aburi Sushi, all presented on our signature Miku plateware. Finish this delectable dining experience with our Mother’s Day exclusive creamy Earl Grey Cheesecake.

Available May 14 during lunch only.

Click here to view the full menu, and book now for best availability.

 

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.

Join Our Team

We are looking for professional, high energy team players to join our amazing Front of House team at Miku. The following positions are currently available:

  • Front of House Manager
  • Guest Services
  • Support Staff (Server’s Assistant, Food Runner, Expeditor)
  • Servers
  • Bartenders

We are also looking for passionate, experienced sushi chefs to join our Back of House team.

Visit our Careers page for more information on how to apply. Join our team today!

It’s Game Time at Miku

Game time is live and local at Miku. Join us during any Raptors or Leafs home game and enjoy the event with our Game Day Feature.

From 4pm – 8pm, cheer on your favourite team with a sleeve of draft beer, crunchy Ebi Fritters, savoury Feature Tartare, and our famous Aburi Oshi Sushi, all for $18.

Check when your team is playing next, and book now for best availability.

Treat your Valentine to Miku

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate this amorous occasion than to enjoy an indulgent dining experience with your loved one at Miku.

From February 10th – 14th, join us for our special five course menu featuring our famous Aburi sushi and a very special Valentine’s Day-exclusive dessert.

Check out our full Valentine’s Day menu here. The early bird gets the worm, so book now for best availability and don’t forget to stay connected with us through social media.

 

 

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.

Holiday Events 2016

Join us for your holiday event! With two private rooms, find the perfect venue for your cocktail reception or seated dinner.

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Our Mizumi room, which accommodates up to 14 guests, is an exceptional space for an intimate and celebratory lunch or dinner. For larger functions, our Kimura room accommodates up to 22 guests seated and up to 28 guests for a standing reception.

With three dinner group menus, a lunch group menu and an extensive canapé list, Miku offers a range of options to suit your dining needs. Our knowledgable servers will walk you through our signature Aburi Style as well as our comprehensive sake and wine list, providing a unique and memorable experience for your special event.

Dates are filling up fast! For more information, please contact our Events Coordinator, Olivia Lowe at events@mikutoronto.com to ensure you get your date locked in.

Please note that Miku Toronto will be closed on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25th) and New Years Day (Sunday, January 1st).

We look forward to seeing you soon!