It started with their signature Waffle Sandos, but now Miura Restaurant & Bar is flexing their fusion muscles with their new and improved menu of pan-Asian eats.
There’s been a tiny name tweak, but comfort-driven meals are still the name of the game at this Mount Pleasant outpost. Chef/co-owner Dennis Miura has gone beyond run-of-the-mill fare and created a menu full of interesting and appetizing dishes, which take their cue from cuisines such as Korean, Japanese, Italian, and Canadian.
Diners who drop by Miura will find small plated items (which complement the wine, sake, shochu, and cocktail options available) like Salmon Poke, Tuna Nori Carpaccio, deliciously meaty chicken wings, Shichimi Battered Fried Calamari, Char-Siu Pork Tacos, and more.
Miura’s updated menu also boasts a distinctive North American flair. Poutine lovers should make a point to tuck into the eatery’s Korean-inspired rendition. Doused in a spicy Korean sauce, this Quebecois staple is loaded with shredded chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella, cilantro, green onions, and sour cream. Don’t forget to ask for extra napkins.
One of the most popular dishes on the revised menu is the Udon Alfredo. Presented in a shallow bowl, this meal is composed of fantastically thick udon noodles, cooked al dente and coated in a rich, creamy white miso-based sauce. Strewn with shiitake mushrooms and garnished with a light sprinkling of grated Grana Padano shavings, this dish pleases the palate and satisfies the belly, while criss-crossing cultural boundaries.
Those familiar with Miura will be happy to note that the Main Street fixture is still offering their legendary waffle sandwiches, in its many incarnations. Using their fluffy, mildly sweet signature waffles as bread, there’s a lot of fun and flavour packed in Miura’s sandwich creations. There’s the mouth-stretching Waffle Burger, complete with a beef patty; the finger-licking-good Garlic Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich; and the Baja Waffle Sandwich, which is filled with avocado tempura, tomato, cilantro, and spicy lime mayo.
It’s not all hearty party fare at Miura, though. Diners seeking lighter, more subtle bites will be drawn to their succulent and citrus-y Scallop Carpaccio, or their elegantly presented Ebi Mayo Salad (tempura fried prawns, mixed greens, diced tomatoes, and green onions, topped with a lemon olive oil dressing) as well as their sushi-style rolls–even the Emperor Caesar Roll with their fried chicken, for a more playful option on a Chicken Caesar Salad.
Miura’s menu was not the only thing to receive a makeover. Indeed, the eatery’s space also underwent a facelift. Small cosmetic changes, like new signage and the removal of the overhanging televised menus, have created a more refined ambience. That being said, the restaurant still boasts a distinctively casual tone, however, rather than ordering food canteen-style, patrons can now enjoy table service.
Address: 2521 Main Street