Since its grand opening back in June, I’ve been to Minami Restaurant in Yaletown a few times now. It’s the sister restaurant of Miku in Coal Harbour and, much like its older sister, Minami is developing a fine reputation of being one of the better Japanese restaurants in the city. From the ingredients to the wait staff, owner of Minami, Mr. Seigo Nakamura’s philosophy of top notch quality carries throughout.
I’m going to cheat and make this a food photo post so you can have a taste of what this Japanese fine dining has to offer. By now, I must have tried half the items on this menu (and was busy eating to take pictures of all my food ;)
I always love the view of an open kitchen as it’s like watching a well rehearsed show and appreciating the artists at work
If you work or live in Yaletown, it’s a satisfying choice for lunch. You can sample the restaurant’s famed aburi sushi with the lunch aburi set…
Or chow down on the Minami Tuna Burger and Market Green Salad. The perk is you get a local discount off of your bill!
For dinner, step away from the usual appetizer and try their hamachi gyozas (warning… it’ll challenge your tastebuds as it is on the ‘fishy’ side – aside from the literal sense)
And if you can handle the heat, share the Spicy Kaisen Soba Pepperoncino
Of course, you gotta order a sushi or two…sorry to disappoint but you’re not going to find your typical California Roll on this menu
To pair with all this food, try one Minami’s original or classic cocktails from the list created by one Vancouver’s best bartenders, Shaun Layton
Minami is a much needed addition to the Yaletown scene. I warmly welcome you.
1118 Mainland St