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.

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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!

 

New Minami Fall Dinner Menu Items

As we exchange sunglasses for scarves and sandals for rain boots, we have also transitioned our menus to adapt to Vancouver’s fall season. We are excited to introduce our new fall dinner menu items!

Aburi Sashimi

The perfect appetizer to share, our Aburi Sashimi features our fresh sashimi flame seared and finished with our signature garnishes. For this season, we are featuring tender japanese squid with ikura and sea asparagus, BC sockeye salmon with daikon oroshi ponzu and yuzu zest, and maguro with wasabi pickles and sweet onion masatake sauce.

Garden Roll

Our refreshed vegetarian Garden Roll has crunchy asparagus, pickled daikon and carrots, and avocado wrapped in shiso and braised Japanese eggplant, finished with a savoury tomato chutney and chives.

Mainland Roll

The newest addition to our specialty rolls menu, our Mainland Roll features spicy tuna and crisp cucumber wrapped in king salmon and shiso, garnished with spicy yuzu sumiso karashi.

Fraser Valley Pork

Our local Fraser Valley Pork showcases contrastive textures between our tender braised pork cheek and crispy pork belly, paired with an aromatic bacon fennel relish, tart apple cinnamon purée, and sweet shoyu glaze finish.

Saikyo Miso Sakekasu Sablefish

Always a guest favourite, our Saikyo Miso Sakekasu Sablefish is marinated in YK3 sakekasu and paired with grilled jumbo tiger prawn, umami dashi braised eggplant, crispy prawn dumpling, and finished with a side of tomato red pepper compote. Paired with our new hoba leaf plating, this is the ultimate dinner indulgence.

Brome Lake Duck

Finally, the last addition to our delectable entrée selection is our Brome Lake Duck: crispy confit duck leg and juicy pan seared duck breast nestled on a bed of parsnip purée, accompanied with roasted grapes, cipollini onions, and an aromatic balsamic teriyaki glaze.

View our full fall dinner menu here, and book now to try our new items today.

Don’t forget to follow us on our social media for the latest updates on our menus, promotions, and events.

Contest: Minami x The Sound of Music

Minami Restaurant is thrilled to partner with Broadway Across Canada again for a special musical giveaway!
Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the classic musical The Sound of Music during their opening night on Tuesday, September 12th at 8:00PM, as well as a $100 Aburi gift card to dine at Minami. This experience will surely make for an enchanting evening out.

Contest period is open from September 5th to September 8th at noon. The winner will be announced in the afternoon of September 8th 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 Sound of Music 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 Sound of Music’s poster photo.

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

Good luck!

 

Sneak Peek: Minami Premium Zen

Power lunches will never be the same. Featuring eight delicious Zen Kobachi items, our famous Aburi sushi, and our decadent Green Tea Opera dessert, our new Minami Premium Zen is sure to satisfy any lunch cravings.

We are excited to share some sneak peek photos of the Premium Zen from the set! Click here to see the full menu.

Don’t forget to follow us on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for updates on our new feature menus, events, and promotions.

Introducing the Aburi Shokai Experience at Minami

Indulge in the ultimate Minami experience with our signature Aburi Shokai set course menu. Featuring four mouthwatering courses, this menu is the perfect option for any dining occasion.

Zensai Course

Our Zensai course of the Aburi Shokai offers our daily sashimi feature, as well as a trio of our signature appetizers.

Sushi Course

Our Aburi Sushi course features the chef’s selection of our famous Aburi oshi, roll, and nigiri, flame seared and finished with our signature European inspired sauces.

Entrée Course

Our entrée course presents our mouthwatering surf and turf entrée: The buttery Saikyo Miso Sakekasu Baked Sablefish and the rich Aburi Beef Tenderloin Medallion and Joshu Wagyu Beef.

Saikyo Miso Sakekasu Baked Sablefish

Our tender sablefish is marinated in YK3 sakekasu, garnished with a fresh ginger scallion wasabi relish and is paired with a yuzu-sweet soy reduction and kaiso seaweed salad.

Aburi Beef Tenderloin Medallion and Joshu Wagyu Beef

Our juicy AAA sterling silver beef tenderloin and rich Joshu Wagyu beef is nestled on a bed of creamy yukon potato parsnip purée and roasted marketing vegetables, and is served with a decadent tamari veal jus.

Dessert Course

Finally, our dessert course showcases our signature Green Tea Opera. Crafted with intricate layers of green tea génoise, hazelnut wafer, azuki bean cream, and dark chocolate ganache, this indulgent treat takes three days to make and is served with a scoop of rich matcha ice cream.

View our full dinner menu here, and book now to enjoy the Aburi Shokai today.

Contest: Minami x Phantom of the Opera

Minami Restaurant is thrilled to partner with Broadway Across Canada again for another special giveaway!
Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the classic musical Phantom of the Opera during their closing night on Sunday, July 12 at 8:00PM, as well as a pre-musical dining experience at Minami featuring the new Minami Signature Sangria and sushi tasting for two. This experience will surely make for a captivating evening out.

Contest period is open from July 6th – July 9th. The winner will be announced July 10th and must claim his/her prize within 24 hours after being selected. Prizes must be picked up at the restaurant.

Two ways to enter are:
1) “Like” the Phantom of the Opera 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 Phantom of the Opera poster photo.

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

Good luck!

 

Summer Feature Sangria at Minami

Cool down this summer with our special summer beverage feature, the Minami Signature Sangria:

A Japanese twist on the traditional Spanish sangria, this new classic features dry red wine, liquor, and citrus juice intertwined with Japanese flavors of light nigori sake, aromatic lavender, and fresh yuzu juice.

And what better way to enjoy the Vancouver summer weather than on our hidden garden patio, enjoying our delectable appetizers and sushi rolls alongside your glass of refreshing Minami Signature Sangria?

Our sangria will be available from Monday, July 3rd. Book now to enjoy this delicious feature beverage today.