Father’s Day at Minami

We are excited to showcase a sneak peek of our upcoming features for Father’s Day this year.

Treat dad to the most indulgent thank-you dinner with our 10oz sterling silver Sous Vide Prime Rib, paired with creamy miso scalloped potatoes, roasted farmers market vegetables, spicy wasabi-negi relish, and fragrant truffled peppercorn duxelle. Complete the dining experience with a glass of our feature Mars Iwai Japanese Whisky.

These dining features will be available on Father’s Day during dinner only. View the full menu here, and remember to book early for best availability.

Sous Vide Prime Rib

Mars Iwai Japanese Whisky

Mother’s Day at Minami

This mother’s day, say ‘thank you’ the Minami way with our exclusive Mother’s Day features for lunch and dinner.

We are excited to showcase a preview of our upcoming Mother’s Day feature menu items.

View our Mother’s Day Menu here.

View our photos below, and don’t forget to book early for best availability.

 

Lemon Brûlée Tart

Created by our pastry team exclusively for this special day, this delectable tart features fragrant blueberry lavender cream, sweet meyer lemon gelée, crème diplomat, Aburi meringue, and is finished with toasted marshmallow ice cream. Sweet and tart but not too heavy, this is the perfect after-meal treat for both lunch and dinner.

 

Le Vieux Pin Vaila Rosé

From the Okanagan Valley, this Pinot Noir Rosé features the bright aromas of rhubarb sorbet and pink grapefruit rind. Beverage director Stephen Whiteside recommends pairing this with our deluxe Mother’s Day Sashimi Platter.

 

Minami x Buy BC’s Eat Drink Local

For the month of May, we are partnering with Buy BC’s Eat Drink Local campaign to celebrate BC-produced goods. Our feature menu will highlight local beverages, as well as dishes with locally sourced ingredients.

Standouts include our brand-new Nigami cocktail, buttery Saikyo Miso Sakekasu Sablefish and Crispy Tiger Prawn Dumpling, and . signature Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi.

 

“It’s an easy choice to support the community when the quality speaks for itselfWe take pride in being a BC business, and we’re so excited to be able to represent our province with this initiative.”

-Owner and CEO Seigo Nakamura

View our Eat Drink Local feature menu below.

 

Please note that this menu is available during dinner only.

Contest: Minami x Riverdance

Minami Restaurant is excited to be partnering with Broadway Across Canada again for an exclusive musical giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the breathtaking Riverdance during their opening night on Friday, April 13th, as well as a $100 Aburi gift card to dine at Minami. This experience will surely make for a thrilling evening event!

Contest period is open from Friday, April 6th to Wednesday, April 11th at noon. The winner will be announced on the afternoon of April 11th and must claim his/her prize within 24 hours after being selected. Prizes must be picked up at Minami Restaurant (1118 Mainland St).

Two ways to enter are:
1) “Like” the Riverdance photo on our Instagram, follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring, and tag a friend in the comments.

2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and tag a friend on the Riverdance poster photo.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets to this riveting musical.

Good luck!

Celebrate Sakura Season at Minami

In Japan, the season of cherry blossoms (sakura) is celebrated by gathering friends and family together and having a meal or drink underneath the blossoming trees.

In celebration of this joyful season, our beverage and pastry teams have come together to create a special Sakura Feature Menu, featuring spring themed wine, sake, cocktail, and desserts.

View the full menu here.

This exclusive menu is available for limited time only, from April 5th  – 22nd. Don’t forget to book a reservation for best availability.

Sakura Petit Fours

Created by our talented pastry chef Natalie, this breathtakingly beautiful Petit Fours selection is inspired by the theme of blossoming sakura. Playing with a wide range of flavours and textures, these desserts are as stunning as they are delicious.

From left to right: Lychee Raindrop Cake, Raspberry Honey Castella, Yuzu White Chocolate Cheesecake, Sakura Macaron

Our Lychee Raindrop Cake is paired with kinako and fragrant jasmine syrup

This unique cheesecake verrine has layers of light, fluffy cheesecake, refreshing yuzu, and a beautiful rose sakura gelée

Our Sakura Macaron features a creamy matcha white chocolate center, plated here next to the nutty Red Bean Mochi Ice Cream

We recommend immediately enjoying the Lychee Raindrop Cake upon pouring the jasmine syrup

Ibuki

Our special sakura soft cocktail feature! The fresh and fruity Ibuki is crafted with Seedlip Garden 108, fresh ruby grapefruit juice, and Fentimans premium tonic water.

Seedlip Garden is the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit, with hints of garden peas and thyme

Garnished with fresh grapefruit peel and mint for a refreshing, citric aroma

Kanazawa Sakura Rose

Perfect for the spring occasion, this Okanagan wine is a 100% pinot noir with aromatic hints of rhubarb and sage.

This bright pinot noir is sourced from Naramata in the Okanagan Valley

We are serving the beautiful 2017 Sakura Rose

Kokuryu Junmai Ginjo

Fukui-based Kokuryu brewery has just arrived into Canada, with limited quantities! Using 55% local Gohyakumangoku (the second most popular sake rice in Japan), this junmai ginjo sake is rich in flavour while retaining a lightness in the mouth. A very pleasant surprise, considering that Fukui is famous for its soft water! Along with its complex notes of stone fruit and apple,  this beautiful sake is fresh and elegant, yet dry on the finish.

Kokuryu brewery is making its debut in Canada with this fantastic Junmai Ginjo sake

This sake is fresh, elegant, and dry on the finish, with complex notes of stone fruit and apple

 

 

Contest: Minami x Motown: The Musical

Minami Restaurant is excited to be partnering with Broadway Across Canada again for an exclusive musical giveaway!
Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the amazing Motown: The Musical during their opening night on Tuesday, February 6th, as well as a $100 Aburi gift card to dine at Minami. This experience will surely make for a thrilling evening out!

Contest period is open from Wednesday, January 31st to Sunday, February 4th at noon. The winner will be announced on the afternoon of February 4th and must claim his/her prize within 24 hours after being selected. Prizes must be picked up at Minami Restaurant (1118 Mainland St).

Two ways to enter are:
1) “Like” the Motown: The Musical photo on our Instagram, follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring, and tag a friend in the comments.

2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and tag a friend on the Motown: The Musical poster photo.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets to this exceptional musical.

Good luck!

Valentine’s Day at Minami

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Treat your date and yourself this year to our special Valentine’s Day features, available only  February 12th – 14th. Don’t miss this exclusive dining opportunity, book early to secure your reservation with us.

Click here to view the full menu.

Check out a preview of our Valentine’s Day features below.

Valentine’s Day Surf & Turf

Our signature Surf and Turf entrée is back this Valentine’s Day, featuring our tender Charred AAA Sterling Silver Beef Tenderloin and juicy Butter Poached Atlantic Lobster Tail. Paired with our herb spiced red potato pavé, smoky tamari-peppercorn veal reduction, and smoked char caviar, this premium dish makes for a exquisitely indulgent entrée experience.

Our Valentine’s Day Surf & Turf entrée, served with red potato pavé, spiced port wine braised apple, market vegetables, and smoked char caviar

Close-up of our Charred AAA Sterling Silver Beef Tenderloin and Butter Poached Atlantic Lobster Tail

Manjari Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Entremet

Our light and creamy Manjari Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Entremet is crafted with layers of moist pistachio sponge, crunchy hazelnut wafer, and tart raspberry jelly and mousse. This delightful confection is accompanied with a nutty white chocolate pistachio cream and finished with a quenelle of refreshing and smooth raspberry ice cream.

Manjari Chocolate Raspberry Entremet with white chocolate pistachio cream and fresh raspberry ice cream

Featuring layers of pistachio sponge, hazelnut wafer, raspberry gelée, and raspberry mousse

Minami x Dine Out Vancouver 2018 Sneak Preview

Dine Out Vancouver is back for 2018, and we are excited to be participating again this year!

From January 19 – February 4, join us during lunch or dinner and enjoy our 3-course prix fixe menus. Of course, these dining experiences are best paired with our feature sake flight and wine.

Here are some sneak peek photos of our delicious Dine Out Vancouver menus. View the full menu here, and don’t forget to book early to secure a seating!

LUNCH

Minami Zen

DINNER

Aburi Oshi Bites

Braised Alberta Beef Shank and Herb Spiced Prawns

Earl Grey Mousse

New Minami Fall/Winter Desserts

No dining experience is complete without dessert. And with the winter chill in full force around the city, we would rather you stay in the warm with us a little longer.

All our desserts are crafted in-house by our talented pastry team. This fall/winter season, Head Pastry Chef Nikki Tam presents the decadent Chocolate Honey Vanilla Fondant and creamy Chai Tea Apple Mousse to Minami’s irresistible dessert lineup.

Chocolate Honey Vanilla Fondant

This indulgent after-dinner treat features our decadent manjari chocolate cake with an aromatic honey vanlla ganache center, sweet pear anglaise and pear caviar, finished with jasmine tea ice cream.

Recommended beverage pairing: Bitter & Twisted
Contrasting flavours between the sweetness of the fondant and bitterness of the cocktail adds nice balance to the palate.

 

Chai Tea Apple Mousse

This breathtakingly beautiful dessert is crafted with a chai tea infused apple mousse with a tart creamy apple curd center, delicately positioned on top of a crunchy walnut cookie and paired with granny smith apple compote and vanilla ice cream.

Recommended pairing: Between Two Seas
This espresso-based cocktail is warm, comforting, and its nutty pistachio notes play off the spice of the chai tea in the mousse.

Don’t miss these limited time sweet treats — book today to indulge in our dessert menu.

Contest: Minami x Jersey Boys

Minami Restaurant is thrilled to partner with Broadway Across Canada again for an exclusive musical giveaway!
Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the Tony Award and Grammy Award winning musical Jersey Boys during their opening night on Tuesday, November 14, as well as a $100 Aburi gift card to dine at Minami. This experience will surely make for an exciting evening out!

Contest period is open from November 1st to November 8th. The winner will be announced on November 9th and must claim his/her prize within 24 hours after being selected. Prizes must be picked up at Minami Restaurant (1118 Mainland St).

Two ways to enter are:
1) “Like” The Jersey Boys photo on our Instagram, follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring, and tag a friend in the comments.

2) “Like” the Minami Facebook Page and tag a friend on the Jersey Boys poster photo.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets to this exhilerating musical.

Good luck!