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Eve Wilson

Just this February, Japanese restaurant Minamishima quietly opened its doors to the public, in Melbourne, Australia. Before you jump to any conclusions – this is not another modern Japanese restaurant. It is by no means modern. In fact, it is wholly dedicated to upholding the age-old tradition of omakase in all its purity. Headed by chef and owner Minamishima-san, this restaurant respects pure quality above everything else.

I wanted to bring a small piece of Japan to Australia...

“After working in Australia for many years, I have seen many modern Japanese restaurants open, but very few traditional ones,’’ says Minamishima-san. “I wanted to bring a small piece of Japan to Australia and give my customers an authentic sushi omakase experience that they won’t be able to have in many other places.”

The art of making sushi is both complex and minimal, and seemingly transparent yet mysterious. Check out these hauntingly beautiful photos (taken by Eve Wilson, styled by Claire Larritt-Evans) of the simplicity and elegance served at Minamishima.

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Garfish, silver whiting, scampi, octopus, and otoro (blue fin tuna belly). © Eve Wilson.

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Sansho yaki duck with kabu (turnip) and soramame (broad bean) by chef Koichi Minamishima. © Eve Wilson.

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Bafun uni nigiri (sea urchin) by chef Koichi Minamishima. © Eve Wilson.

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Chef Koichi Minamishima cutting otoro. © Eve Wilson.

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Head chef and owner Koichi Minamishima of Minamishima, in Melbourne, Australia. © Eve Wilson.

The sophisticated and sleek modern interior beautifully complements and equally upholds the restaurant’s value for quality.

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Interior of Minamishima in Melbourne, Australia. © Eve Wilson.

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Interior of Minamishima in Melbourne, Australia. © Eve Wilson.

So who’s booking their next flight to Australia?

Make a reservation now.

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A devoted aesthete forever on a journey to appreciate and share beauty in everything and everyone. I choose fine food over the finer things.

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