New Year’s Eve at Minami!

NYE at Minami

We are hosting our first-ever gala event in the masquerade tradition on New Year’s Eve! Featuring live music, photobooth and followed by DJ and dancing. Our New Year’s event promises to welcome 2015 with a bang!

The night includes a four-course prix fixe menu with a cocktail upon entry.

Dress to impress. First seating starts at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $85 plus tax and gratuity and can only be purchased in advance only. Please visit Minami in-person for tickets or email events@aburirestaurants.com.

We hope to ring in 2015 with you!

 

Time for Flashdance!

broadyway across canadaBroadway Across Canada (BAC) is back this fall with pop culture phenomenon, FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. From November 11th to November 16, guests will enjoy entertaining dancing, music, in addition to a great story. The musical features some of the biggest hits from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” and “I Love Rock & Roll.” In addition, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.

FlashdanceFrom the BAC website:
With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.

With Minami’s close proximity to Queen Elizabeth Theatre, we have again partnered with BAC to do a giveaway in restaurant and online! Enter to win one of three pairs of opening night tickets (November 11th) to FLASHDANCE and one $100 gift certificate to Minami. Contest closes Friday, November 7th, 2014 at noon and winner must pick-up the prize at the restaurant. Three ways to enter:

1) Tweet the following on Twitter and make sure to follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring:

I want to win tickets to @BACTouring’s #FLASHDANCE and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #BACxMinami http://ow.ly/DxluG  

2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and comment on the FLASHDANCE poster photo.

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly.

To buy tickets, visit the Broadway Across Canada website.

Broadway’s Wicked comes to Vancouver!

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We are excited to partner with Broadway Across Canada (BAC) on a giveaway to one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals – Wicked. Coming to Vancouver Wednesday, May 28 until Sunday, June 29, 2014, this is the second time the award-winning Wicked has toured in our city, and it is back due to popular demand!

Declared “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly, Wicked musical is based on Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which tells the untold story of the witches of Oz: Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West born with emerald-green skin and is misunderstood and Glinda the Good Witch of the North who is beautiful and very popular. It is truly an action-packed show filled with memorable songs. Read more about the story on the official Wicked website.

Here is your chance to win one of two pairs of opening night tickets (May 28th) to Wicked and one $100 gift certificate to Minami. Contest closes Friday, May 23rd at noon. Winners must pick-up prize at the restaurant. Here are a few ways to enter:

1) Tweet the following on Twitter and make sure to follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring:

I want to see @BACTouring’s @Wicked_Musical and dinner at @minamiyaletown! #BACxMinami #TeamElphaba #TeamGlinda http://ow.ly/wKVGV 

For an extra entry on Twitter, Elphaba a photo of yourself at elphabayourself.com  and tweet us the photo with #BACxMinami hashtag, tagging @BACTouring as well.

2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and comment on the Wicked poster photo. Receive an extra entry if you share the contest!

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly.

To buy tickets, visit the Broadway Across Canada website.

Good luck, everyone!

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Blue Man Group Contest

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Broadway Across Canada (BAC) brings the entertaining Blue Man Group to Vancouver, from March 25th to 30th, 2014.

blue man groupFrom the Broadway website:
Experience the Phenomenon. Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “Blue Man Group is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”

Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. Blue Man Group is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget.

With Minami’s close proximity to Queen Elizabeth Theatre, we have again partnered with BAC to do a giveaway in restaurant and online! Enter to win one of three pairs of opening night tickets (March 25th) to Blue Man Group and one $100 gift certificate to Minami. Contest closes Monday, March 24th at noon and winner must pick-up the prize at the restaurant. Three ways to enter:

1) Tweet the following on Twitter and make sure to follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring:

I want to win tickets to @BACTouring’s #BlueManGroup and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #BACxMinami http://ow.ly/uJ3GZ 

2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and comment on the Blue Man Group poster photo.

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly.

To buy tickets, visit the Broadway Across Canada website.

Valentine’s Day

Our chefs have created a special Valentine’s Day menu for February 14th! For $150 per couple, it is a great representation of all our popular dishes with six courses and two sake pairings. Call now to book!

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West Side Story comes to Vancouver!

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Broadway Across Canada (BAC) brings the beloved musical West Side Story to Vancouver, from February 4th to 9th, 2014.

West-Side-StoryFrom the Broadway website:
Pulled directly from the pages of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the musical takes place on New York’s West Side in the mid-1950s amidst widespread racial and social tension. The show begins as a war is building between two rival gangs fighting over the same piece of turf: born and bred New York boys, The Jets, and Puerto Rican immigrants The Sharks. In the midst of the battlefield are two young romantics, good-boy Tony, a Jet ready to leave the gang life behind, and wide-eyed Maria, the sister of Sharks leader, Bernardo. When Tony and Maria unexpectedly meet and fall for one another, tension between the rival groups only escalates, leading to a bloody and senseless rumble that costs both sides young lives. In spite of the violence, the true story at the core of the show is two lovers trying to find a way to be together—and whether either can survive when hate and ignorance are unwilling to yield.

With Minami’s close proximity to Queen Elizabeth Theatre, we have again partnered with BAC to do a giveaway in restaurant and online! Enter to win one of three pairs of opening night tickets (February 4th) to West Side Story and one $100 gift certificate to Minami. Contest closes Monday, February 3rd at noon and winner must pick-up the prize at the restaurant. Three ways to enter:

1) Tweet the following on Twitter and make sure to follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring:

I want to win tickets to @BACTouring’s #WestSideStory and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #BACxMinami http://ow.ly/t2P6r

2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and comment on the West Side Story poster photo.

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly.

To buy tickets, visit the Broadway Across Canada website.

 

Holiday Dining!

Make Miku or Minami your holiday dining destination and enjoy our specially prepared 7 course Holiday Set Menus.

Miku will be offering it’s special Holiday Menu  on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Minami’s menu will be offered on New Year’s Eve only. Check out the menus below!

Miku Holiday Menu 2013  Minami New Year's Eve Menu

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Taste of Yaletown 2013

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We are once again participating in Taste of Yaletown this year! From October 16 to 27th, experience special set menus during lunch and/or dinner at a truly affordable price.

Check out our three menus here or below and make a reservation today at Open Table or by calling (604) 685-8080.

A portion of profits from each meal served during Taste of Yaletown is donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Since the event began nine years ago, Taste of Yaletown has raised over $100,000 in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

 

SUZUKI TEMPURA BAP $15

seasonal vegetables, kale gomae, tsukemono, steamed rice,
feature miso soup


MINAMI ZEN LUNCH $25

FIRST – sushi
5 piece chef’s selection sushi

SECOND – minami zen
aburi bincho
wasabi masatake sauce

chicken tofu salad
baby greens, sous-vide chicken breast, miso marinated tofu, umami soy vinaigrette

ebi fritter
asian slaw, sweet chili mayo, soy-balsamic reduction

sterling silver karubi pork rib
apple-ginger haccho miso sauce, spiced apple-raisin chutney

DESSERT
matcha crème brûlée
fresh berries


VEGAN DINNER MENU $35

optional sake pairing 15

FIRST- temari sushi
5 piece vegetable temari sushi
sake pairing – aburi ginjo

SECOND – minami zen
slow roasted beet salad
roasted walnuts, miso-marinated tofu, spiced apple raisin chutney, cabernet cassis tarragon vinaigrette

kale gomae
lotus root chip

farmer’s market tsukemono
pickled vegetables

truffled multigrain sansai salad
Iari, micro greens
sake pairing – tengumai umajun

DESSERT
mirin poached pear
cassis-shiso-mint sorbet
sake pairing – indigo wind


DINNER MENU $45

optional sake pairing 15

FIRST – minami sushi sampler
ebi oshi, salmon oshi, temari: maguro, hamachi, ika
sake pairing – aburi ginjo

SECOND – minami zen
slow roasted beet salad
roasted walnuts, blue cheese, spiced apple raisin chutney, cabernet cassis tarragon vinaigrette

jidori chicken foie gras gyoza
truffle dashi

saikyo miso sablefish
kale gomae, yuzu miso sauce, wasabi relish

sterling silver kurabi pork rib
yukon parsnip puree, watercress, apple-ginger haccho miso sauce
sake pairing – tengumai umajun

DESSERT
earl grey bavarois
berry sauce, cassis-shiso-mint sorbet
sake pairing – indigo wind

 

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Contest! Tony Award-Winner War Horse comes to Vancouver

War Horse Poster

Broadway Across Canada (BAC) brings 2011 Tony-award winning War Horse to Vancouver, from September 24th to 29th, 2013.

War Horse is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship between a young boy, Albert, and his beloved horse Joey. When Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France, Albert embarks on an extraordinary journey to find him and bring him home. War Horse is a universal story about hope in the face of adversity, and the production is an anthem for peace.

With Minami’s close proximity to Queen Elizabeth Theatre, we have again partnered with BAC to do a giveaway in restaurant and online! Enter to win one of three pairs of opening night tickets to War Horse and a $100 gift certificate to Minami. Contest closes September 23rd at noon and winner must pick-up the prize at the restaurant. Three ways to enter:

1) Tweet the following on Twitter and make sure to follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring:

I want to win tickets to @BACTouring’s #WarHorse and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #BACxMinami ow.ly/oZy6Q

2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and comment on the War Horse poster photo.

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly.

You can learn how War Horse’s amazing designers created the show’s life-size puppets here. It’s quick magical!

To buy tickets, visit the Broadway Across Canada website.

Broadway Across Canada and Air Miles Theatre Package

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Introducing brunch service!

We are so excited to introduce brunch service at Minami, starting this weekend! Every Saturday and Sunday, wake-up to delicious eggs benedicts, sushi, crepes, and more at 1118 Mainland Street, from 11:30am to 3 pm. You will find popular Minami items on the menu in addition to unique takes on the traditional eggs benedict with Japanese ingredients, such as the hatcho miso pork belly, saikyo dashi eggplant Florentine, and smoked salmon with chiffinaude shiso.

Will we see you there? Check out the menu below!

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Minami Brunch Menu