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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

MINAMI x VEUVE CLICQUOT

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.

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.

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.