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About Mak N Ming
We offer two, seasonally conscious, set menu selections nightly – our full Chef’s menu of 6 courses along with a shorter 3-course Demi menu. Additionally, vegetarian set menus are available upon request with advance notice. Dishes are inspired by the changing variety of available produce and protein throughout the year.
Executive Chef Makoto "Mak" Ono and Executive Pastry Chef Amanda "Ming" Cheng create progressive French/Japanese inspired cuisine with innovative breads and desserts.
Courses that have been featured in our set menus have included Dungeness crab noodle soup, kale “Pocky”, crusted nori bun, mirugai with celery root and parsley, duck breast with bitter greens and pear, farro ochazuke, and squash Mont Blanc.
A carefully chosen beverage and wine selection by our head sommelier Roger Maniwa is designed to complement our unique menus; guided wine pairings for both the Chef’s and the Demi menu are also available upon request.
French / Japanese, Contemporary Canadian, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - Close
between 1st Ave. and York Ave.
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Mak N Ming Ratings and Reviews
Creative and delicious food, good service, and unique plating. The courses were spaced out well. It was my husband's birthday and the staff made our experience special by providing "bonus" courses and even took a photo for us using their Polaroid camera. We had a wonderful experience!
We had the Demi Menu. It was delicious, the chicken breast was nice and juicy! And the dessert, pairing of chocolate and ice cream, was perfect to end the meal with.
Very interesting wine pairing with the chef menu. Very good value.
It was our anniversary when we dined at Mak N Ming. Cozy environment, nice people, great food! We had a lovely night. Definitely recommended!
Had the chefs tasting menu with wine pairings and could not have asked for better way to celebrate a couple of birthdays . Dishes and pairings were spot on and the service really was impeccable.
The food is trying too hard
Imami is not the way to craft a menu
Japanese / French
Mussels with seaweed broth too fishy
Venison with seaweed paste why?
My friend is Japanese and she thought that the chestnut dish was awful
Stop trying so hard to be different
The small interior is lovely, and reveals itself subtly as you settle in : the soft marble of the tables, the hard leather of the seats, and the strategically slatted wood panels that provide both privacy and light.
We were seated at a corner table (Table 9), the perfect vantage point. Our server/maitre'd/sommelier was Roger, whose skills in all these areas was expert.
We ordered the full set menu, which started off with a delicious "scotch" quail egg. The next was a perfectly cooked New Zealand abalone served in its beautiful shell. The other dishes were equally surprising and delightful, as were the wines chosen with each course.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here.
Overall, an evening at Mak N Ming is an evening well spent. The decor and ambience align very well with the Japanese fusion concept. It was busy, yet quiet and the service was mostly attentive. We ordered the chef’s tasting menu - a series of ~7 dishes. While creative in it’s approach to Japanese fusion, many of the dishes lacked a depth and balance of flavours to meet the expectations I had from the price. High note - Black sesame sablefish. Low note - floury raw tomatoes.
Had a great first visit here, small & in a popular location so worth booking in advance for brunch, prices very reasonable, great selection of delicious food, good service. Will definitely visit again 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Had a great time here. Have been for both brunch and for dinner.
Brunch was amazing but they may only be doing it for one more weekend so we will just have to wait until the bring it back to go again.
Dinner is a choice between two tasting menus depending on much you feel like eating.
Service was great both times and every dish was light, delicious and well balanced.
Would highly recommend.
Cozy and intimate setting. Spectacular food and service.
I admit I was a little worried about the small portions because I tend to eat a lot. But I was fully stuffed.
It was my wife's birthday and they went the extra mile and served dessert with a candle and "Happy Birthday" written beautifully in chocolate on the plate.
Went for brunch, had the okonomi-hash and enjoyed the many layers of flavour and texture. If they keep brunch going longer, I'll be back to try other dishes. The bonus taster of challah French toast was also delicious!
Excellent experience all round! Food, service, drinks- all top notch. Highly recommend for a date or special occasion.
Phenomenal experience! My friends and I were fortunate enough to relish in the welcoming and delicious brunch. Service was fantastic and our water glasses were never empty. The food was presently elegantly and the flavours were delightful. The only down side is that brunch service will be ending soon.
I was visiting from out of town but if I lived in Vancouver I would be a regular, I loved this place!!!
Really loved the vibe in this restaurant. Intimate and great service. Came for brunch and loved it so much made reservations for next week.
Looking forward to trying the set menus sometime in the fall. Worth a trip for sure.
High-end set menus based on local and fresh ingredients. No a la carte options, so I would recommend this for the adventurous diner and carnivores. The setting is quiet and intimate, ideal for dates and special occasions.
Mak N Ming came highly recommended by our foodie friends. The service was first class and the decor and ambience were perfect for our special occasion. However, the tasting menus were underwhelming.
Pasta and peas was not the delightful twist on the description I expected.
The chicken and rice was much the same - exactly what the description was. We were expecting a really unique take on the dish.
The squid was absolutely amazing. The sable fish and especially the veggies it came with were also incredible.
The dessert was sadly also disappointing with what appeared to be simple crepes with cream cheese filling on a bed of strawberries and crumbled brown sugar and butter.
Brunch was very nice! We need to go back for dinner 😀
Exceeded expectations. This little restaurant is a gem. Creative take on ingredients, well thought out execution. Nothing over the top, but inventive combinations. Go for the bigger menu with wine pairings to get a good sense of what the chef can do.
I don't normally write reviews, but I was so incredibly impressed at the quality of the food, and wine pairings that Richard, Makoto, and Amanda (Ming) prepared for us. They were incredibly friendly, and the conversations we had through the night were memorable.
The courses are thoughtfully prepared, and presented beautifully, and the decor both inside and out was finished to a very high standard.
We sat outside on the patio, and stayed well into the evening, choosing one of both of the set menus and enjoyed every bite.
Would highly recommend Mak N Ming for a great evening out.
Thoughtful service complemented quite the best restaurant meal we've ever encountered. Pricey, but delicious -- and left us, in the words of our server, pleasantly full.
The food was wonderful and the service was amazing. Cannot wait to return.
Outstanding food and service. Creative menu with unique ingredients and interesting twists. Would highly recommend!
Probably the best tasting menu I've had in Vancouver. Very creative but still tasty food. These guys are hitting it out of the park at the moment.
Food and Wine were spectacular... and the service was also great.
The food is amazing, very polite and friendly service, and they do take reservations not like some other brunch places make you wait. Most of all, unbelievable good price for such a high level restaurant. This is definitely my favorite restaurant for brunch in Vancouver.
Set course menu that changes with the seasons. All of our food was amazing! Will definitely come back
Brunch only on Sunday and the menu is more creative than the usual. Place is tiny so may not be good idea for a big group. Service was exceptionally superb.
A very creative tasting menu with perfect sized portions (I tend to find portion sizes a big too big in Canada - even for tasting menus!). I'd definitely recommend for special occasions or dates.
Went there for mothers day brunch. Friendly staff. Cozy environment. $15 for each breakfast/ brunch dish. Well prepared. poached eggs perfectly. Well seasoned. portions were smaller than normal $15 dishes but the quality is definatly there. The extra $ is for the location and attention to detail in both decor and plating.
Mothers Day Brunch, the first such and with a fresh menu, for the restaurant. Did a great job!
Innovative; great flavour combinations. My friend and I are foodies and search fir great food all over the world. This was the best meal we had in Vancouver for years because of the creativity and interesting flavour combinations that worked!
Loved it. The highlights were the lamb tarrtar and the lobster tail. The desserts were perfection. I can't wait to go back. This place is already one of Vancouver's finest.
Fantastic dining experience! Service was attentive and friendly, and the food was amazing. We tried the demi and chef tasting menus and were impressed with each dish, in particular the lobster course and the rhubarb tartlet topped with shaved cheese. But every course was amazing. You can tell that a lot of love and detail went into crafting each item.
The dining area has beautiful decor too--I loved the Westcoast/Scandinavian wooden elements.
I would highly recommend Mak N Ming for people who enjoy trying new things and who are hoping to taste flavour combinations that they've never had before. A must-try!
The food was creative, delicious, and portion sizes were perfect. Presentation of the food was beautiful. The rooms is stunning. Service was impeccable. Vegetarian tasting menu upon request. Will be back!
The chef menu was amazing!! The lobster was Devine and the food kept coming!! Will definitely be back.
Tasting menu that leaves you satisfied without feeling weighed down and heavy at the end. No boring plates or fillers, food and wine thoughtfully executed and very creative. Wine pairings were spot on not your typical labels. Lucky us first day of spring menu, LOVED the lobster dish. Desserts are not an after thought here. You feel like you're being indulged by the pre dessert and then dessert, then lovely bites of passionfruit gelee, earl grey truffle and madeleines make you want do it all over again. Looking forward to trying out Sunday Brunch.
The food was very interesting and quite good, but we thought the price was a tad high. The bill for two came to over $300 pre-tip. I would definitely return for the food, IF the price was more inline with other restaurants of the same caliber.
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