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

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 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.

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

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.