Minami Yaletown Restaurant Grand Opening

minami yaletown reviewOn June 21, 2012, Gloria Tsang, Founding Editor of HealthCastle.com, and I were invited to attend the grand opening of Minami Yaletown Restaurant. Located in the heart of Yaletown in Vancouver, Minami is poised to spread Aburi style sushi from Vancouver and beyond. In fact, we were there when Miku Restaurant, sister restaurant to Minami, first introduced Aburi style sushi to North America in 2008.

Owner and restaurateur Seigo Nakamura kicked off the evening by welcoming distinguished guests and media with an opening speech. This was followed by a traditional sake barrel-breaking ceremony. Traditional Japanese culture permeated the air this evening and the event was filled with plenty of good food and refreshing sake. A completely successful launch party indeed and thanks to Erica Pang for the invite. Here are some photos from the evening.


Here is a photo of Gloria Tsang and Seigo Nakamura, owner and restaurateur


Here, I am working hard


Here, I am hardly working


With the beautifully smart Teresa Lee


With the famed Ed Lau


Look for this sign at Minami Yaletown Restaurant


Fantastic Japanese mural at Minami Yaletown Restaurant

Ian Lee

Ian Lee

Work from home dad, marketer and photographer. Fallen in love with basketball all over again as I coach my daughter's team.

7 thoughts on “Minami Yaletown Restaurant Grand Opening”

  1. Ian Lee

    Thanks very much! It’s easy to take good photos when people and food are gorgeous to begin with! 🙂

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    While Minami and Miku are sister restaurants, each entity has its own unique concept. Seigo Nakamura, President & Owner of Aburi Restaurants Canada, shares some insight into his vision for Minami and the inspiration behind its culinary and service concepts.

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