Contest: Minami x Skoah for Mother’s Day

Win the perfect Mother’s Day experience for you and your mother! Dine at Minami where you’ll be treated to the Minami Zen Lunch and dessert, then head over to Skoah for a customized 75 minute Facialicious treatment.
Minami’s Zen Lunch and Dessert
Start with our deluxe Minami Zen lunch, featuring a selection of four seasonal items from our kitchen, five pieces of our signature flame seared Aburi sushi, and miso soup. Finish the dining experience with a slice of our decadent Green Tea Opera, delicately crafted with green tea genoise, hazelnut wafer, azuki bean cream, and paired with matcha ice cream.
Skoah’s Facialicious
Faint of heart beware, this skin workout is pure pleasure. The best part…it’s all about you. This facial is personalized by your skin care trainer. Dry skin, oily skin, redness, puffy eyes, acne? We can handle it. So can you. This Skoah classic includes deep cleansing, exfoliating, delicate extractions, detoxifying, stimulating masques and our trademark soothing massage. 75 minutes of relaxation.
To Enter: Follow both Minami and Skoah’s pages, like the contest post, and tag a friend in the comments. Contest runs from April 17th-May 1st, and the winner will be announced on May 5th. The winner must reply with confirmation within 24 hours of the announcement.

Good luck!

Spring/Summer 2017 Menu Launch at Minami

Our spring/summer 2017 menu has officially launched! New savoury items include the smoky Kabayaki Glazed BC Octopus, mouthwatering Fraser Valley Cornish Game Hen, refreshing Pacific Roll, as well as indulgent desserts like the tart Lime Coconut Cheesecake and creamy Hojicha Mousse. Classic favourites like our Aburi Salmon Oshi Bites, Miso Sakekasu Sablefish, and Aburi Rib Eye Steak have also been refreshed with new seasonal ingredients. Join us in welcoming the warmer season with this exciting new menu!

Click here to see our full spring/summer 2017 lunch menu, and  dinner menu

Kabayaki Glazed BC Octopus

This smoky dish features our glazed BC octopus sprinkled with crumbled tocino sausage, crispy togarashi spiced chicharron, and is finished with a citrus yuzu vinaigrette. The acidity of the vinaigrette balances the richness of the tocino sausage, while the miso corn velouté dots add an overall subtle sweetness.

Kabayaki Glazed BC Octopus

Minami Chopped Salad with Red Tuna

Tossed with miso crumbled tofu, soy grilled corn, sliced avocado, and garnished with crispy wonton,  this refreshing salad with your choice of protein is is packed with umami flavour and is a go-to for power lunches.

Minami Chopped Salad with Red Tuna

Pacific Roll

Our newest roll features scallop and tobiko wrapped in smoked salmon, glazed with sweet soy yuzu kosho, and garnished with a refreshing sea asparagus-tomato herb salsa. The perfect dish for warm summers in our hidden garden patio.

Pacific Roll (left) and Salmon Oshi Bites (right)

Fraser Valley Cornish Game Hen

The new addition to our signature Aburi entrées, the Fraser Valley Cornish Game Hen uses free range Cornish game hen sprinkled with fragrant shaved fennel, paired with seasonal haricot verts, and finished with a drizzle of cabernet vinegar and savoury mustard sumiso.

Fraser Valley Cornish Game Hen

Aburi Rib Eye Steak and Roasted Market Vegetables

The Aburi Rib Eye Steak is now a full dinner entrée item! Our juicy 10 oz AAA sterling silver steak is glazed with a rich tamari veal jus and accompanied with a fresh, seasonal selection of roasted market vegetables.

Aburi Rib Eye Steak and Roasted Market Vegetables


Fraser Valley Cornish Game Hen (left) and Aburi Rib Eye Steak and Roasted Market Vegetables (right)

Lime Coconut Cheesecake

This light, zesty cheesecake is crafted with a crunchy graham cracker crust, creamy coconut mousse, refreshing mint-shiso gelée, and paired with a tart marbled coconut sherbet and yuzu calamansi sorbet. Its tart flavour and light texture makes for the perfect cool down treat during the warmer days.

Lime Coconut Cheesecake

Book now to try our new menu items today.

Contest: Minami x Cinderella

Minami Restaurant is pleased to partner with Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella for a special giveaway!
Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the Tony Award winning musical during their opening night on April 11th, plus a $100 gift card to dine at Minami Restaurant. This will surely make for an enchanting night out.

Contest period is open from April 6th-9th, 2017. The winner will be announced Sunday evening on April 9th and must claim his/her prize within 24 hours after being selected. Prizes must be picked up at the restaurant.


Three ways to enter are:
1) Tweet the following on Twitter and make sure to follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring:
I want to win tickets to @BACTouring’s #Cinderella and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #BACxMinami

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

3) “Like the Cinderella photo on our Instagram, follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring, and tag a friend in the comments. 

For more information or to purchase tickets to this magical musical, click here.

Good luck!

Sakura Sake Dinner

Join us for an enchanting evening of sakura inspired Aburi cuisine and sake. To celebrate the season of blooming cherry blossoms, for one night only we are holding our Sakura Sake Dinner, hosted by Executive Chef Alan Ferrer and Sake Specialist Miki Ellis. Indulge in our delectable 4-course dining experience with carefully selected sake pairings. At this interactive evening, learn about the cuisine and sake as Alan and Miki share their knowledge and stories.

When: Friday April 7th 2017, 6:30pm
How to Book: Please complete this registration form and submit it via email to or onsite at the restaurant
Menu and Sake Pairings: See below
Price: $150 per person + tax and gratuity
Where: Minami Blue Ocean Private Dining Room
1118 Mainland Street (at Helmecken), Vancouver, BC V6B 2T9
Contact: email- | 604.685.8080
Seating is limited, so reserve your seating with us now.

Don’t forget to join our contest for a chance to win two tickets to this exclusive event. All you have to do is follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and tag who you’d go to with. Contest ends March 31.


Aburi Shokai: The Perfect Introduction into Aburi Cuisine

Take the time to treat yourself and indulge in a special dinner at Minami. Our Aburi Shokai presents Minami’s signature cuisine in a delectable five-course chef’s tasting menu experience. Carefully crafted and artfully plated, this exquisite dinner includes our mouthwatering entrées, our famous Aburi sushi, and a decadent dessert creation from our pastry team. True to its name, the ‘shokai’ is perfect introduction into the rich world of Minami’s Aburi cuisine.

Check out our full Minami dinner menu here, and book now to join us for the Aburi Shokai today.



Bring your Valentine to Minami

Love is in the air at Minami. From February 10th to 14th, treat your loved one to an indulgent dining experience with our special five course menu, crafted just for this amorous occasion.

Enjoy our famous Aburi sushi, mouthwatering AAA Sterling Silver Filet Mignon Wellington entrée, and conclude the romantic evening with our Valentine’s Day-exclusive Strawberry Sakekasu Mousse dessert. This intimate dining experience is best paired with our premium sake flight.

Or, order à la carte and share our special Yaletown Kaisen Platter, featuring our chef’s selection of fresh seafood and ceviche, along with a glass of our special Ruby Flame cocktail.

Check out our full Valentine’s Day menu here. The early bird gets the worm, so book now for best availability.


Our Valentine’s Day-exclusive Ruby Flame cocktail

Minami x Dine Out Vancouver 2017

The ever-popular Dine Out Vancouver is back for 2017, and Minami is proud to be participating again this year! For a limited time only from January 20 – February 5, join us for our delectable three-course lunch and dinner menus.

Spend an indulgent evening with our signature Aburi sushi, choice of mouthwatering entrees including our Miso Sakekasu Baked Sable Fish & Coconut Poached Half Lobster Tail ‘surf’ option, and our Dine-Out exclusive Hojicha Mousse dessert. Or, come in during the noon hour and enjoy our Minami Zen lunch, paired with our chef’s selection of house made ice cream or sorbet for dessert.

Don’t miss this amazing dining opportunity! Check out our full Dine Out Vancouver 2017 menu here and book now for best availability.

Looking for other Dine Out restaurants? Check out our sister restaurant Gyoza Bar.

New Year’s Eve at Minami

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, so what better way to celebrate the arrival of 2017 than to come to Minami! On December 31st, enjoy our live jazz band and exclusive New Year’s Eve Menu, featuring five delightful courses including our famous Aburi Sushi, decadent lobster tail and beef tenderloin Surf and Turf Entrée, and festive Champagne Citrus Praline Bavarois dessert. Join us in ringing in the new year with some great cuisine and great company!

Limited seatings available, and reservations are filling up fast! Book with us today.

Contest: STOMP x Minami


STOMP returns to Vancouver after a nine-year absence for four shows only from January 13th-15th, 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Feel the exhilarating rhythm as brooms, trashcans, and lighters fill the stage and submerge yourself in a sensational show of dance, music, and theatrical performance that will electrify your senses to no end.

Minami Restaurant is pleased to partner with STOMP for a special giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the talented STOMP performers live on their opening night in Vancouver, plus a $100 gift card to dine at Minami Restaurant. This will surely make for the perfect holiday celebration. Contest period is open from December 1st-19th, 2016. The winner will be announced the next day and must claim his/her prize 24 hours after being selected. Prizes must be picked up at the restaurant.

Four ways to enter are: 

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

I want to win tickets to #STOMP and dinner at @MinamiYaletown. #STOMPxMinami

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

3) Enter at Minami Restaurant directly at 1118 Mainland Street. Ballots are available at reception.

4) Regram the STOMP photo on Instagram, tag and like @minamiyaletown and use hashtag #STOMPxMinami in the comments section.

Click here to buy tickets today.

Good luck!

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Minami Chef’s BBQ

Join us on Saturday, July 2nd, from 4-6PM at Minami Yaletown for our Chef’s BBQ!

Enjoy your favourite Aburi Oshi Sushi, Specialty BBQ Skewers, and Strange Fellows Beer on our hidden garden patio.  Our chefs will be onsite grilling meat & veggie skewers and flame searing sushi, all paired with ice cold Jongleur Belgian Wit at this one of a kind fun & interactive event.

$39++ | Limited Spots Available, for more information please email or, inquire onsite.

*To secure a reservation for this event, please download, fill out, and send back the Chef’s BBQ Registration Form to

We’ll see you there!

Chef's BBQ Minami July 2016