Minami Restaurant in Yaletown– Grand Opening

There’s a new kid on the Yaletown block and they’re awesome.

Foodies I present to you Minami Restaurant. A remarkable Japanese restaurant which I had the pleasure of getting to know at their grand opening party tonight.

The grand opening party was very extravagant. Everything from the food to the ambiance was top-notch.

Aburi Prime Rib, cubed & skewered, finished with soy glazed black truffle wild mushroom duxelle sauceAburi Salmon Oshi Sushi: local salmon pressed and dressed with Chef’s own sauce, topped with jalapéno. 

The amount of love and thought put into this restaurant was refreshing. As I stated in my morning column for Vancity Buzz– this restaurant had soul; A quality which I would say many restaurants lack today.

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

I had the honor of meeting Seigo Nakamura, the owner and mastermind behind both Minami and its sister restaurant Miku tonight. He was a wonderful person who shared not only his resturant vision but purpose with me. He stated that he wants to “build a community” that both Minami and Miku are more to him than just “businesses”.

I can confidently state that Minami will soon house the best Japanese food in Vancovuer. The food I ate tonight was truly memorable. It was art.

If you want authentic Japanese food this is the new go-to joint.

-R x

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