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Miku Sushi Brings Lasting Beauty to Lincoln Square

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Miku Sushi Brings Lasting Beauty to Lincoln Square

Everything has come full circle for former Tank employees, Stanley Liem and now wife Nuchsara Katekaew. The two met while working at Tank Sushi years ago and have since opened three restaurants together Inari Sushi in suburban Elmwood Park, Sala Bua Thai in Chinatown, and more recently Miku Sushi in Lincoln Square in the former Tank space.

Miku Sushi

Tempura Goat Cheese Salad

Their vision was to bring back upscale sushi to the neighborhood. They renovated the space and created a new menu keeping a few of Tank’s popular items. The chic, modern space is warm and inviting seating up to 80 patrons with a full bar, too.  With booming neighborhoods like West Loop, River North, and Wicker Park, other areas too often get overlooked. With the abundance of tasty eats Chicago has to offer, don’t discount less popular hoods like Lincoln Square who deserves some bragging rights.

Miku Sushi

Oyster Shooters

If fresh and tasty sushi paired with excellent service is your thing, Miku is the place for you. I recently dined there on a Friday night and was blown away by the attentiveness, professionalism, and all-around phenomenal service from our waitress. My date and and I never had to flag her down and she was able to answer all of our questions.

Miku Sushi

Flaming Dragon

Wanting to try a good sampling of the menu we ordered a variety of dishes starting off with the spicy miso, oyster shooters, and the goat cheese tempura salad. The soup and salad were both simple dishes prepared with complex flavors worthy of ordering again. The oyster shooters were the perfect balance of oyster, caviar, quail egg, and citrus from the ponzu going down smoothly tantalizing our taste buds. The only disappointment here was that uni shooters were on the menu but not available in house that night.

Miku Sushi

Robusuta, Rainbow, Fiesta

We also ordered four rolls (Flaming Dragon, Fiesta Maki, Robusuta, and Rainbow) and the spicy roasted garlic miso ramen. The sushi was excellent but I’d skip the ramen. It’s not that the ramen was bad but in my opinion there are many other places where the ramen is much better. And while the Miku menu is full of traditional rolls you can find at any sushi spot, they offer some very unique options you’re very unlikely to see anywhere else like the Robusuta roll. It was a sweet roll filled with lobster, fried banana, and red tobiko wrapped inside out with crispy rice topped with micro green and spicy honey mayo. The fried banana overpowered the other flavors but if you enjoy it slowly, one bite at a time you’ll taste the other ingredients. While we enjoyed this roll I’d recommend ordering it at the end of the meal for dessert. My personal favorite was the Fiesta Make followed by the Flaming Dragon which happen to be two of Miku’s most popular rolls.

If you’re in search of a little gem off the beaten path, check out Miku. Order lots of sushi and some great cocktails. It’s perfect for date night or a night out with friends.

Katie Cahmann