Sake + Oysters


Minami hosts an exclusive combination of Japan’s renowned Hakkaisan sake and succulent fresh-shucked oysters

Prepare to slurp back some sweet and briny oysters on the half shell with glasses of Hakkaisan sake as Yaletown’s Minami Restaurant (1118 Mainland Street) hosts a special evening of tasting on Thursday, April 16, 2015. From 6 to 8 p.m., diners can expect to hear sake stories from Aburi Restaurants’ Sake specialist Miki Ellis and That’s Life Gourmet’s Mariko Tajiri, while mingling with Hakkaisan Brewery President Jiro Nagumo, Export Manager Suguru Nakajima, and Sake Samurai Timothy Sullivan as they impart their experience with pairing sake with a variety of oysters.

Hakkaisan is a renowned sake brand from the Niigata Prefecture in Japan. Its sake is recognized for its smooth, clean, and crisp flavours, pairing well with many different kinds of food. The sake line-up for this special evening includes Hakkaisan’s most popular: Daiginjo, Junmai Ginjo, and Sparkling Nigori.

The delectable oyster pairings will include a diverse range including Kumamoto, Komo Gway, KwaK’wala, Beau Soleil, Royal Miyagi, and Kusshi.

Tickets are $45 (exclusive of taxes and gratuity). The event will take place in Minami’s Blue Ocean private room or patio, if weather permits. Limited tickets are available by visiting Minami Restaurant (1118 Mainland Street), calling 604-685-8080, or emailing

Sake Samurai visits Minami

hakkaisan x minami

Join us in welcoming Sake Samurai Timothy Sullivan and Hakkaisan Brewery for a sake + sushi soirée at Minami Yaletown

Our beautiful outdoor patio lounge will showcase their entire lineup and will be the debut of the premium brand Hakkaisan in Vancouver.

Hakkaisan, from the region of  Niigata, is one of Japan’s favourite sake brands which will be expertly paired with our deliciously unforgettable sushi!

Hosted by Miki Ellis- Our very own in house Sake Sommelier

Date: Wednesday June 5th, 2013           Time: 5-7pm

Price: 39$ all inclusive

To purchase tickets:

Please download this Sake+Sushi Registration Form and email it back to us at


Call 604.685. 8055 for more information


Visit Minami at 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver B.C.