Mizuna has been on my “must try” list for almost a year. I’m not sure why it took me so long to get there but now that I’ve tried their lunch options, I need to go back for dinner! They offer a dynamic, seasonal menu with a variety of sandwich and salad options for lunch.

They have been around since 1996, so they’ve got to be doing something right. I hear their burger and carrot cake are to-die-for but you can’t go wrong with anything they serve. They offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options and they take extra precautions to ensure these dishes are prepared on different surfaces than their meat dishes.

“Our philosophy is that with proper cooking techniques, fewer ingredients are necessary to bring out food’s true flavor. Above all, we believe in simple, honest food.”

They have a pretty alleyway patio that is open when weather permits. In addition, they have a private dining room that seats up to 45 guests for your next special occasion gathering.


I ordered their Grilled Sesame-Miso Ahi Salad which came with spinach, carrots, cabbage, cilantro, sesame-miso vinaigrette, cucumbers, pickled ginger, and daikon radish sprouts. The portion looks small, but it was surprisingly filling.

We also tried the Roasted Beet Salad with grilled chicken and the Grilled Chicken and Fresh Mozzarella Sandwich with peppercorn aioli served with today’s soup (creamy tomato). This soup was made with coconut milk, and it almost tasted like a tomato curry. It was thick, creamy, with a fresh coconut kick.

Like I said, lunch was good, but I have a feeling dinner here would be GREAT. Mizuna is conveniently located right off main street by riverfront mall on N. Howard. They have metered parking right out front and you can usually find a spot.


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Sunday 4pm-10pm

Lunch 11-3

Mid-Day Menu 3-5

Dinner 5-10


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Mizuna Restaurant & Wine Bar (214 N Howard St, Spokane, WA // 509.747.2004)