Grand Opening of Minami Japanese Restaurant in Yaletown

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Minami which means “beautiful wave” in Japanese is about to make a big splash in the Yaletown restaurant scene.

And yesterday evening I had the pleasure of watching the tide rise at the grand opening party.

It was a grand night filled with memorable drinks, speeches and (most importantly) food. The food in particular was lavish. The quality of the fish & meat was truly impeccable—as expected from the sister restaurant of the well respected Miku.

Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi: local salmon pressed and dressed with Chef’s own sauce, topped with jalapéno. 

Aburi Prime Rib, cubed & skewered, finished with soy glazed black truffle wild mushroom duxelle sauce

I can state with confidence that this restaurant will soon be the home to the best Japanese food in Vancouver. Minami not only offers highly quality, Japanese-infused dishes but also houses an attribute rare to most restaurants today; soul.

There was love and thought put into every aspect of this restaurant; from the food to the ambiance. Even the name “Minami” was named after one of Seigo’s daughters.

Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish, served on a wonton spoon with wasabi dashi broth and yuzu miso foam

It was a pleasure to have met with the owner Seigo and to have talked about the vision of his restaurant:

“I don’t just want a business but want to create a community.”

 

Until next time Minami,

Romina Moradi ( smallgirlbigplate x)

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