Aburi Restaurants founder and CEO, Seigo Nakamura, had a dream to bring Aburi Sushi to Canada. In 2008, Seigo moved from Miyazaki, Japan to Vancouver, Canada and opened Miku in Vancouver.
Literally translated, Aburi means “flame seared”, but as a company philosophy this word encompasses so much more. When flame is applied to sushi, the heat changes the sushi’s flavour and texture to create something new and exciting. With the same thought in mind, we take traditional Japanese techniques and combine them with local flavours for a truly innovative culinary experience. Our vision is to introduce Aburi cuisine and innovation to the world.
“My goal in business is not just to be successful. I want to create a whole culture and community.”
/ Owner and CEO, Seigo Nakamura /
A restaurant is a business that connects people through delicious food, comfortable space, and memorable service. We believe that the greatest restaurants not only connect people, but also build lasting relationships, both staff-to-guest and staff-to-staff.
Our Aburi corporate philosophy is Ningenmi. Literally translated as ‘the human flavour,’ Ningenmi is a Japanese term used to refer to a person with the outstanding human qualities of sincerity, thoughtfulness, and passion. Adopted as our corporate philosophy by owner and CEO Seigo Nakamura, he defines this term as “finding happiness in one’s life by bringing joy to others”.
With that, the three principles within our Ningenmi philosophy are: