Miku Sushi opened in January at 4514 N Lincoln Ave. and signals the return of an upscale sushi destination to Chicago’s Lincoln Square, while bringing husband and wife owners' Stanley Liem and Nuchsara “Sara” Katekaew growing mini empire to a now total of three Chicago-area restaurants.
The couple first met in 2008, while working together at Chicago’s renowned Tank Sushi (2003 to 2014); Stanley as a waiter, Sara as Tank’s long-time General Manager. Stanley left Tank in 2011, pursuing his dream of opening his own restaurant, Inari Sushi. Ironically, Stanley and Sara’s latest venture, Miku Sushi, is in the very same space that once housed Tank Sushi, where they first met 7-years ago.
Miku's menu features an extensive selection of Maki Rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi. A line-up of hot and cold small plates include Seared Duck Breast -- Asian pear sauce, mushroom, shallot, red wine reduction $10; Spicy Tuna Ravioli -- tempura crunch, crab meat, wrapped in thinly sliced avocado $6; Pork Belly Chips -- crackling salt and lemon pepper pork belly, spicy mayo $6, and King Crab -- butter soy sauce, caviar, chive $18. Assorted grilled mini-skewers, ranging from simple Rib Eye $2, to exotic Alligator $2.50, along with Tonkotsu Ramen $12 and Spicy Roasted Garlic Miso Ramen $13, round out the offerings at the currently BYOB, 80-seat Miku.
All photo credits: Hilary Higgins