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Minami Aoyama Essence

Minami Aoyama Essence Description

Located just a 5-minute walk from Gaienmae Station and Omotesando Station, Minami Aoyama essence is a Chinese restaurant that specializes in Cantonese cuisine, dim sum, and medicinal Chinese dishes. With a focus on using carefully selected ingredients, the restaurant offers a menu that is both healthy and delicious. The concept of the restaurant is 'healing Chinese cuisine for the mind and body.'

The owner and chef, Tomohiro Yabuzaki, is a certified expert in Japanese cuisine and is known for his expertise in Chinese medicinal cooking. He incorporates seasonal vegetables and ingredients into his dishes, creating a menu that is not only healthy but also visually appealing. The restaurant also prides itself on its extensive wine selection, curated by Yabuzaki himself, making it the perfect place to enjoy a meal paired with the perfect wine.

What sets Minami Aoyama essence apart from other dining establishments is its dedication to using high-quality ingredients and its focus on creating dishes that are both healthy and delicious. Whether you're looking for a light lunch or a full-course dinner, the restaurant offers a variety of options to suit every palate. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the healing power of Chinese cuisine at Minami Aoyama essence.

Minami Aoyama Essence Overview


1f Sunbridge Aoyama, 3-chōme-8-2 Minamiaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo 107-0062


+81 (0) 3-6805-3905


5 minute walk from Gaienmae Station (Ginza Line)
5 minute walk from Omotesando Station (Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line, Chiyoda Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-3:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:30AM-3:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM-3:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-3:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-3:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-3:30PM, 6:00PM-11:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Outdoor seating

Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

WiFi Available

Wheelchair Accessible

Stylish Interior

Minami Aoyama Essence Reviews

Minami Aoyama Essence Google Average Rating



The ¥8000 tasting course here barely puts a foot wrong, and is luxuriously served over about 3 hours. A spiced beef noodle dish was my highlight, though the cheese course was also perfect, and the dessert of Sakura ice cream with a mint sauce seemed an improbable combination but worked incredibly well for me.


Fantastic refined Chinese (sichuan/canton), cooked medicinally. Not doubt it's the best Tantanmen (hot, cold or dry) and among the bests Mabo Dofu in town.


Love the place, the food is consistently amazing and seasonal.

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