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.

Canada 150 Chef’s BBQ at Minami

Canada’s 150 anniversary is coming up, and what better way to celebrate this national holiday than with amazing food, amazing beer, and amazing company?

Join us on July 1st to celebrate Canada day with our special Chef’s BBQ! Hosted on our hidden garden patio, our BBQ will feature specialty Minami skewers, an Aburi Sushi station, Strange Fellows beer, and, of course, our talented Minami chefs.

Details on the event and how to book below:

When: Saturday, July 1st 2:30PM – 5:00PM
Where: Minami’s Hidden Garden Patio
Price: $45++
To Book: Kindly complete this registration form, and email to

We look forward to celebrating this special day with you!

Father’s Day at Minami

Treat your father this Father’s Day to an indulgent dining experience at Minami. Our exclusive menu features items like our deluxe Surf ‘n’ Turf Aburi Sushi, rich 16oz Bone-In Rib Eye Steak, and don’t forget to pair your evening with our very special World of Whisky Flight. Keep reading for a sneak peek of these enticing dishes.

This menu will be available during dinner only on Sunday, June 18. View the full Father’s Day menu here.

The early bird gets the worm, so book your seating with us today.

Surf ‘n’ Turf Aburi Sushi

Our chef’s selection of signature Aburi oshi and nigiri, flame seared with our unique sauces and garnishes. Featuring premium ingredients like our decadent Japanese wagyu, silky õ-toro, and rich akami maguro with foie gras, this indulgent dish is not to be missed.

Grand Marnier Spiced Chocolate Brownie

Crafted with a rich Grand Marnier ganache, nutty praline cream, sweet pineapple crème anglaise, and paired with a creamy pineapple rum ice cream, this rum-infused delight is the perfect way to end any meal.

World of Whisky Flight

Finally, don’t forget to pair your evening dining with our exclusive World of Whisky Flight. Curated by our Beverage Director Stephen Whiteside, this adventurous flight features whisky sourced from different nations around the world, notably India, Taiwan, and Japan.


We are excited to announce Minami’s collaboration with Veuve Clicquot for Yellow Week!

From May 1st-7th, join us for this special event and enjoy a glass or bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne at our feature price- $21 for a glass and $130 for a bottle.

We recommend pairing your Veuve Clicquot with our our addictive Champagne Roll. This guest favourite features scallop, local sockeye salmon, and uni rolled in tobiko and finished with our secret Miku sauce on top, flame seared.

Don’t miss this limited time feature- book now to dine with us today.

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!