Miura Restaurant, home of Vancouver’s waffle “sandos” is closed, though the owners say they hope to re-open eventually in a new location.
Vancouverites, and Canadians, came to know Miura in its original iteration, Miura Waffle Milk Bar, in 2013 through an episode of Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here!” Their initial concept was a casual eatery with a menu of Japanese-inspired sandwiches, called “sandos,” with fun fillings like garlic fried chicken, that used waffles for the bread.
In early 2016, the owners tweaked the concept and name a bit; the result was Miura Restaurant and Bar, with cocktails and an expanded menu of North American and pan-Asian fare, from scallop crudo to an udon pasta and a Caesar-salad sushi roll, and even a waffle burger.
A December Facebook page announcement revealed that the Mount Pleasant restaurant was closed for good, however the owners indicate they aren’t totally out of the game:
Dear Miura Guests and Fans,
We would like to thank all of you for your patronage and support for the last 6 years.
As of December 1st, 2016, we are packing our waffle bakers, closing the door and looking for a new home.
We do not have the exact date yet but will be back with a new name, better look and improved waffle sandwiches.
Thank you very much and we will see you again.
We attempted to contact the owners for more info, however their email bounced back. There is a new website that appears to be under construction that may be affiliated with the restaurant, however it’s not clear if this is from the same team, or what this project may be for. We’ll keep you posted.