Celebrate International Sushi Day with These Vancouver Restaurants

The Japanese community in Vancouver was one of the first in North American to introduce sushi to Western palates, and now, sushi restaurants are about as common as coffee shops. Visitors would be hard-pressed to walk a block or two in any direction and not wander past one. In fact, at last count, there were over 600 sushi spots in Metro Vancouver. Thanks to an engaged Japanese community, access to top-quality fish and seafood, and ever-growing popularity for Japanese cuisine, Vancouver is considered to have some of the best sushi outside of Japan, and has been dubbed the “sushi capital of North America”.

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Celebrate International Sushi Day with These Vancouver Restaurants

Vancouver’s Miku Restaurant Aids Japan Earthquake Relief

Gourmet Japanese Cuisine at Miku Restaurant. Photo: Miku Restaurant

Vancouverites’ generosity in times of crisis has never been more apparent than in the wake of the recent tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The Vancouver Japanese Community Volunteers Association has set up a B.C. Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, while the popular chain of T&T and Osaka supermarkets will be setting up donation boxes at all their locations across Canada.

And now local Vancouver sushi restaurants are finding ways to aid Japanese earthquake relief, too, led by the stylish Miku Restaurant in downtown Vancouver.

As reported in the Vancouver Sun, Miku Restaurant—famous for its fresh ingredients, artful presentation and innovative cuisine—began its “every sip counts” campaign this week. “Every sip counts” is a Japan earthquake relief fundraiser that donates all proceeds from Miku’s house-made mineral water to the Canadian Red Cross. (Miku uses its own system to make the water; no bottles are imported.) Since Miku’s sparkling and still mineral water is $6 a bottle, the restaurant hopes to raise $7,000 over the next two months.

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Vancouver’s Miku Restaurant Aids Japan Earthquake Relief