The long-awaited grand opening of Aburi Restaurants’ premium Japanese grocery market took place in West Vancouver this morning. Much like Miku and Minami before it, Aburi Market will aim to take customers on an experiential journey around Japan with an array of authentic offerings that range from imported grocery goods and tableware to bento boxes and plant-based meals.
The roughly 4,000 square-foot Aburi Market space will house a number of premium products, including Iwate Prefecture delicacies like the award-winning A5 wagyu, as well as fresh and frozen seafood and sashimi, imported Arita-Yaki plateware, and an assortment of ready-to-eat options like Shojin (Japanese vegan cuisine), sushi spreads, and much more.
“In 2008, I opened Miku in Vancouver, after falling in love with the city, and introducing Canada to Aburi Oshi Sushi and our contemporary Japanese cuisine,” says Seigo Nakamura, founder and CEO of Aburi Restaurants Canada. “And now, I am excited to launch our first premium Japanese Washoku concept, Aburi Market, where people can experience authentic Japanese food and goods in a new way at home, on the beach, patio or with friends.”