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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