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Minami Restaurant Vancouver Dine Out 2014 | To Die for Aburi Sushi

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Minami Restaurant Vancouver in Yaletown is sister restaurant to Miku Restaurant in Waterfront. Minami Yaletown has taken over the former Goldfish location. Founded by Seigo Nakamura, both Minami and Miku has been known as the place to go for Aburi sushi. Aburi sushi (flame seared) consists of nigiri sushi with a party seared, partly raw fish toppings. Minami Restaurant Vancouver plays on traditional Japanese techniques inspired with fusion global flavors. Miku on the other hand is seafood focused. Clearly aburi sushi is nothing new to Vancouver Japanese restaurant scene, but the aburi brand has been elevated here. We were excited for date night at Minami Restaurant Vancouver Dine Out 2014.

Minami Restaurant Vancouver Dine Out Menu 2014

$38 pp


Aburi Sushi Sampler
Minami’s signature sushi appetizer


Slow Roasted Beet Salad
toasted walnuts, crumbled blue cheese, roasted grapes,
cabernet-cassis tarragon vinaigrette

Jidori Chicken Foie Gras Gyoza
truffle dashi

Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish
kale goma-ae, yuzu-miso sauce, wasabi relish

Soy Braised Boneless Beef Shank
warm potato salad, mulled red wine-peppercorn demi


Apple Cranberry Crisp
berry coulis, crème anglaise, salted caramel-miso ice cream

Wine and sake pairings offered in house.

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Aburi Sushi Sampler: Minami’s signature sushi appetizer. Features one of the best aburi sushi in Vancouver. Minami uses battera, pressed sushi techniques to for layers of rice and fresh sashimi before it is flame seared. The Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi made with pressed BC wild salmon, jalapeño, miku sauce. I love the spiciness and the slight crunch of the jalapeno against the freshness of the fish. Other sushi pieces included hamachi, eel, tuna tataki,  and Sunset Roll with spicy tuna, cucumber, smoked salmon, golden tobiko, kaiware, and mustard sauce.

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Minami Zen: The presentation is beautiful. Bento box consists of a selection of seasonal items.

  1. Slow Roasted Beet Salad: toasted walnuts, crumbled blue cheese, roasted grapes, cabernet-cassis tarragon vinaigrette. I loved the subtle citrus profile from the  calamansi morsels.
  2. Jidori Chicken Foie Gras Gyoza: truffle dashi. This was a rich dumpling with excellent dipping sauce. One for just perfect. Any more it would have been too over-bearing. It makes a great sampling feature.
  3. Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish: kale goma-ae, yuzu-miso sauce, wasabi relish
  4. So Braised Boneless Beef Shank: warm potato salad, mulled red wine-peppercorn demi
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Apple Cranberry Crisp: berry coulis, crème anglaise, salted caramel-miso ice cream.  Caramel and miso is an interesting take on ice-cream, but the combination works perfectly. The graham crumble was light and delicious.

We hope you have a chance to try the Dine Out Vancouver experience at Minami Restaurant. Otherwise, a la carte is always delightful!

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Minami Yaletown Vancouver
URL: http://minamirestaurant.com
Cuisine: Seafood, Japanese, Sushi, Sashimi

Sunday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 – 11:00 pm

1118 Mainland Street
Vancouver BC V6B 2T9

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