Ring in the New Year at Minami

It’s hard to believe how fast time flies; we’re already in December! Ring in the new year with us and enjoy our special New Year’s Eve Set Menu.

Our New Year’s Eve Set Menu features five decadent courses of signature Aburi cuisine, including our chef’s creative Amuse Bouche starter, seasonal fresh Sashimi course, famous Aburi Sushi Selection, mouthwatering Miyazaki Wagyu entrée, and our New Year’s Eve-exclusive Espresso Caramel Mousse for dessert.

We will also be hosting live entertainment, with our jazz band playing in our dining room throughout the evening

This set menu is available exclusively on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, during dinner only.

View the full menu here. The early bird gets the worm – book early for best availability.

 

AMUSE BOUCHE

Our chef’s feature Terrine

SASHIMI

Fresh cuts of our Hamachi, Hirame, Botan Ebi, and Hokkaido Scallop

SUSHI

Our signature New Year’s Eve Aburi Sushi Selection

ENTRÉE

Decadent Miyazaki Wagyu, sourced from the southern region of Miyazaki in Japan.

DESSERT

Lead Pastry Chef Nikki Tam’s exclusive creation, the Espresso Caramel Mousse

Celebrate the Holidays at Minami

Enjoy a festive dining with friends an family with our Holiday Aburi Shokai. This four course chef’s tasting menu features our Sashimi and Minami Trio appetizer, six-piece Holiday Aburi Sushi Selection, Surf and Turf entrée with our signature Sablefish Roulade and AAA Sterling Silver Beef Tenderloin, and finally our exclusive Almond Chocolate Cake dessert with house made eggnog ice cream.

Our Holiday Aburi Shokai is available for a limited time only from November 15 – December 24, during dinner only.

View the full menu here. Book now for best availability.

Appetizer

Sashimi and Minami Trio

Sushi

Holiday Aburi Sushi Selection

Entrée

Surf and Turf: Saikyo Miso Sakekasu Sablefish Roulade and Welsh Onion Ash Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Dessert

Almond Chocolate Cake

Contest: Minami x Beautiful: The Carole King 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 generation-inspiring Beautiful: The Carole King Musical during their opening night on Tuesday, November 13th, as well as a $100 Aburi gift card to dine at Minami. This experience will surely make for an amazing evening event!

Contest Period

Contest period is open from Friday, October 25th to Thursday, November 8th. The winner will be announced on the afternoon of Friday, 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

1) “Like” the Beautiful: The Carole King Musical photo on our Instagram, follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring, and tag a friend in the comments.

2) “Like” and ‘Follow” the Minami Facebook Page and tag a friend on the Beautiful: The Carole King Musical poster photo.

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

The story:

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Summer Sangria Series at Minami

With summer in full force, so is patio season at Minami!

A private getaway within the city, relax on our hidden garden patio while enjoying our signature Aburi cuisine.

Patio dining is also the perfect time to enjoy our refreshing sangria! Brought back by popular demand, these summer-exclusive carafes have been infused with our signature Japanese twist. Best enjoyed outdoors with friends and family!

Scroll down to view our photo preview of our delicious sangria, available in Red and White.

 

Red Sangria

Our popular summer-exclusive beverage, this citrusy and refreshing carafe features our blend of Yu Nigori sake, Beefeater Gin, raspberry purée, yuzu juice, green tea, and more. Garnished with dragon fruit, cucumber, and shiso (japanese mint).

 

White Sangria

 This light and fruity carafe features our blend of Havana Club 3 year rum, Aburi x Yoshi no Gawa Aburi Ginjo sake, Luxardo Maraschino, pear juice, green tea, and more. Garnished with mint, cucumber, and citrus wheels for a refreshing kick.

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!