Holiday Season at Minami

Celebrate this holiday season with friends and family and enjoy our limited time Holiday Shokai set menu. Feast on four courses of our umami Amuse Bouche, signature Aburi Sushi Selection, decadent Surf and Turf entrée, and feature holiday dessert creation.

Our Holiday Shokai is available from November 18 – December 30, during dinner only.

Book early for best availability. View our full menu here, or continue scrolling to view our photo preview.


Fraser Valley Chicken and Pork Terrine with italian prosciutto parma, sundried tomato basil pesto, yuzu balsamic reduction, and aonori rice crisp


Our Holiday Aburi Sushi Selection, from left to right: Ō-toro, Miso Kamo, Japanese Wagyu, Red Wave Roll, Aburi Salmon Oshi, Aburi Ebi Oshi


Our Surf and Turf entrée showcases our Sous Vide Scallop Mousseline and Sterling Silver Tenderloin and Foie Gras

Sous Vide Scallop Mousseline with togarashi shallot crumble, miso reduction, ikura, bacon tuile, and yuzu vinaigrette

Sterling Silver Tenderloin and Foie Gras with truffle duxelle, yukon gold potato purée, and roasted market vegetables


Our talented pastry team presents the holiday-exclusive Ruby Chocolate Strawberry Basil Mousse for dessert

Celebrate the Holidays at Minami

Enjoy a festive dining with friends an family with our Holiday Aburi Shokai. This four course chef’s tasting menu features our Sashimi and Minami Trio appetizer, six-piece Holiday Aburi Sushi Selection, Surf and Turf entrée with our signature Sablefish Roulade and AAA Sterling Silver Beef Tenderloin, and finally our exclusive Almond Chocolate Cake dessert with house made eggnog ice cream.

Our Holiday Aburi Shokai is available for a limited time only from November 15 – December 24, during dinner only.

View the full menu here. Book now for best availability.


Sashimi and Minami Trio


Holiday Aburi Sushi Selection


Surf and Turf: Saikyo Miso Sakekasu Sablefish Roulade and Welsh Onion Ash Crusted Beef Tenderloin


Almond Chocolate Cake

Contest: Minami x Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Minami Restaurant is excited to be partnering with Broadway Across Canada again for an exclusive musical giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the generation-inspiring Beautiful: The Carole King Musical during their opening night on Tuesday, November 13th, as well as a $100 Aburi gift card to dine at Minami. This experience will surely make for an amazing evening event!

Contest Period

Contest period is open from Friday, October 25th to Thursday, November 8th. The winner will be announced on the afternoon of Friday, 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

1) “Like” the Beautiful: The Carole King Musical photo on our Instagram, follow @MinamiYaletown and @BACTouring, and tag a friend in the comments.

2) “Like” and ‘Follow” the Minami Facebook Page and tag a friend on the Beautiful: The Carole King Musical poster photo.

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

The story:

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Summer Sangria Series at Minami

With summer in full force, so is patio season at Minami!

A private getaway within the city, relax on our hidden garden patio while enjoying our signature Aburi cuisine.

Patio dining is also the perfect time to enjoy our refreshing sangria! Brought back by popular demand, these summer-exclusive carafes have been infused with our signature Japanese twist. Best enjoyed outdoors with friends and family!

Scroll down to view our photo preview of our delicious sangria, available in Red and White.


Red Sangria

Our popular summer-exclusive beverage, this citrusy and refreshing carafe features our blend of Yu Nigori sake, Beefeater Gin, raspberry purée, yuzu juice, green tea, and more. Garnished with dragon fruit, cucumber, and shiso (japanese mint).


White Sangria

 This light and fruity carafe features our blend of Havana Club 3 year rum, Aburi x Yoshi no Gawa Aburi Ginjo sake, Luxardo Maraschino, pear juice, green tea, and more. Garnished with mint, cucumber, and citrus wheels for a refreshing kick.

Minami x Buy BC’s Eat Drink Local

For the month of May, we are partnering with Buy BC’s Eat Drink Local campaign to celebrate BC-produced goods. Our feature menu will highlight local beverages, as well as dishes with locally sourced ingredients.

Standouts include our brand-new Nigami cocktail, buttery Saikyo Miso Sakekasu Sablefish and Crispy Tiger Prawn Dumpling, and . signature Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi.


“It’s an easy choice to support the community when the quality speaks for itselfWe take pride in being a BC business, and we’re so excited to be able to represent our province with this initiative.”

-Owner and CEO Seigo Nakamura

View our Eat Drink Local feature menu below.


Please note that this menu is available during dinner only.

Celebrate Sakura Season at Minami

In Japan, the season of cherry blossoms (sakura) is celebrated by gathering friends and family together and having a meal or drink underneath the blossoming trees.

In celebration of this joyful season, our beverage and pastry teams have come together to create a special Sakura Feature Menu, featuring spring themed wine, sake, cocktail, and desserts.

View the full menu here.

This exclusive menu is available for limited time only, from April 5th  – 22nd. Don’t forget to book a reservation for best availability.

Sakura Petit Fours

Created by our talented pastry chef Natalie, this breathtakingly beautiful Petit Fours selection is inspired by the theme of blossoming sakura. Playing with a wide range of flavours and textures, these desserts are as stunning as they are delicious.

From left to right: Lychee Raindrop Cake, Raspberry Honey Castella, Yuzu White Chocolate Cheesecake, Sakura Macaron

Our Lychee Raindrop Cake is paired with kinako and fragrant jasmine syrup

This unique cheesecake verrine has layers of light, fluffy cheesecake, refreshing yuzu, and a beautiful rose sakura gelée

Our Sakura Macaron features a creamy matcha white chocolate center, plated here next to the nutty Red Bean Mochi Ice Cream

We recommend immediately enjoying the Lychee Raindrop Cake upon pouring the jasmine syrup


Our special sakura soft cocktail feature! The fresh and fruity Ibuki is crafted with Seedlip Garden 108, fresh ruby grapefruit juice, and Fentimans premium tonic water.

Seedlip Garden is the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit, with hints of garden peas and thyme

Garnished with fresh grapefruit peel and mint for a refreshing, citric aroma

Kanazawa Sakura Rose

Perfect for the spring occasion, this Okanagan wine is a 100% pinot noir with aromatic hints of rhubarb and sage.

This bright pinot noir is sourced from Naramata in the Okanagan Valley

We are serving the beautiful 2017 Sakura Rose

Kokuryu Junmai Ginjo

Fukui-based Kokuryu brewery has just arrived into Canada, with limited quantities! Using 55% local Gohyakumangoku (the second most popular sake rice in Japan), this junmai ginjo sake is rich in flavour while retaining a lightness in the mouth. A very pleasant surprise, considering that Fukui is famous for its soft water! Along with its complex notes of stone fruit and apple,  this beautiful sake is fresh and elegant, yet dry on the finish.

Kokuryu brewery is making its debut in Canada with this fantastic Junmai Ginjo sake

This sake is fresh, elegant, and dry on the finish, with complex notes of stone fruit and apple



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.

Click here to view the full menu.

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!


Minami Zen


Aburi Oshi Bites

Braised Alberta Beef Shank and Herb Spiced Prawns

Earl Grey Mousse

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.


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.