Mak N Ming

4.6
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219 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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French / Japanese
We offer a considered, seasonally conscious, a la carte menu and a set menu nightly – our constantly evolving Chef’s menu of 6 courses. Additionally, vegetarian/vegan/pescatarian dishes and set menus are available upon request and with advance notice. Culinary creations are inspired by the changing variety of available produce and protein throughout the year.
Executive Chef Makoto Ono and Executive Pastry Chef Amanda 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 is designed to complement our unique menus; guided beverage pairings for the Chef’s menu is available upon request.
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4.7
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M
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best dining experience we've had in years -- inventive, superb food; warm, attentive and helpful service; great ambiance. In short, everything we could hope for in a restaurant. Truly a world class establishment.

AT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Attended with my wife and 2 friends. Ambiance very nice. Our 2 friends who had arrived 15mins before us and had been seated were frustrated as nobody had even offered them a drink yet. It went downhill from there unfortunately. 2 gin and tonics arrived at the table with no gin in the glass, cue waiter suspiciously eyeing glasses to confirm my friends hadn't necked the gin straight! Then I tested the wine and before confirming my approval (It was actually a nice Rhone valley red) the waiter had placed the decanter on the table behind us and disappeared. I guess i'll be serving my own wine then...

On to the food, starter a beet salad actually very nice. Main course, Pork belly for everyone with a Dickensian cauliflower gruel. Pork belly horribly undercooked for everyone's taste, cauliflower gruel had a 'fishy undercurrent' to it. I thought it would be impossible for me to eat a pork belly dish and not enjoy it. I stand corrected. It was so bad my wife and friend ordered a new main course which was even worse, ramen in some horribly fishy sauce which got sent back uneaten. At least they had the decency to take it off the bill.

A cautionary note. If a seemingly superb restaurant (according to the reviews) can be booked readily on a Sat night with availability for 4 people for the entire evening, beware. Those reviews may not be entirely legitimate IMO.

D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

World class tasting menu.

v
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The service was very attentive with the server describing in detail all the courses and wine served with dinner. We travel internationally on business and as a result dine out frequently in San Francisco, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago etc. We found the food to be ok but none of the dishes Wowed us. The bill was very high for what we got. I did not drink any alcohol and my partner had 2 glasses of wine. Our bill was $250.00 with tip and tax. The room felt sterile.

s
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food is excellent. Service is great. Small setup so very good for conversation The only complaint is very smelly in the restaurant. Need to improve the kitchen vent. The bench is hard on the butt. Other than that, it’s a place I’ll go back.

a
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious for brunch!!

PE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

The food was good as was the service, but sadly the ambience was not up to par. The decor doesn’t reflect the price and the lighting is abysmal; very harsh lights on the wall that left me with retina burn. These lights are the only ambient lighting ( apart from battery operated tea lights), so the overall experience was underwhelming.

MW
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my wife and sister-in-law’s birthday. Great service and fantastic food.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Got a candle on the French toast for birthday. Very thoughtful!

n
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Makoto and Chef Amanda continue to astound with their creativity and ability to satisfy a wide variety of pallet using the freshest and simplest ingredients in unique combinations. The dishes change seasonally and the wine pairings nuance the flavours of the dishes impeccably. In all the years that we have been enjoying their meals, we have always been impressed with their ability to leave you perfectly satisfied. That is true skill! May you be blessed with the opportunity to sample their creations!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Will be back for sure.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Vancouver has to offer

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So delicious, as always!!!

C
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really loved how intimate it was, the friendly chef who even brought out some of our food, the extensive descriptions of each dish by the staff, and the pacing/amount of food was perfect. The menu is also very well made and comforting. Thanks!! :)

DN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super thoughtful presentation and execution of a range of dishes - service was exceptional!

C
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Quality food but expensive for the Chef's menu... Main part of the meal was not substantial enough. Unique flavours and presentation of food.

f
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Sunday brunch with the parents. They can’t wait to go back!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Dishes were creative and delicious - 8 courses!

PL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had 7 of us and took the set menu with a bottle of wine, the food was amazing, especially the lamb chop, it was so tender and juicy. The ambiance is great too with high ceiling and warm lighting in the restaurant, the surrounding of the restaurant is so peaceful and romantic as well. With the beautiful beach nearby, we walked to the beach after a very satisfied dinner. Overall the price is very reasonable given the high quality of the food and service, and I would highly recommend to everybody who has not been Mak n Ming before.

M
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Service was absolutely amazing. We had high expectations for food and the ambience

RJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent..just excellent! Each dish was so tastefully presented . The flavours complemented beautifully and each dish was so well balanced. So thankful to spend a lovely evening here. The kitchen also accommodated some allergies at short notice. the service was exceptional. would love to dine here again. Thank you for hosting us Mak N Ming !

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Hand yourself over to the chef’s menu and you will be rewarded.

M
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Most unique and inventive brunch in Vancouver!

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M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Special restaurant with delicate decoration. Simple but beautiful and right on spot. Foods are well balanced and creative to make fusion cuisine an excellent experience. Few details made the experience unforgettable.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The presentation and ambience was amazing. Food fell a bit short in terms of flavor and portions. I feel like we were paying for the presentation of each dish and not for the food itself.

JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant was wonderful in every respect...the food was creative and absolutely delicious...the service was perfect and we had a good time besides. As New Yorkers, we have had tasting menus in some of the finest restaurants and this one can stand among them.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome. Best meal. Great service.

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Maybe one of the best in Vancouver!!!

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We had our 10th anniversary dinner here recently. The food was delightful and fresh, and thoughtfully presented. The wine pairing is definitely recommended. Real candles would have added to the ambience, the decor is contrast between concrete and felt, soft and hard. Slightly dimmer lighting would have felt more cozy. The price is definitely for a special occasion and not a spontaneous night with girlfriends, but we loved the experience and they had a couple of thoughtful touches for us at the end that we really appreciated. Service was excellent.

DT
Manitoba
61 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Family reunion

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s for my wife’s 60 years old Birthday, tried to find something special for the special day. Believe me, Mak n Ming is the one you never missed! Kampachi sashimi definitely reached Michelin star quality, not only the Sakura dish setting but the food is delicious.
Western meet eastern created the impressive and gorgeous dishes, and service is great outstanding. Trying wine pairing which is awesome. Thank Chef Amanda and chef Ono brought us such an amazing dinner.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

second time - really liked it but the price went up and I was a bit disappointed value food-price wise ; might not come back for a third time in a while ... other great restaurants for a better fair price point.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was great! Food had some good dishes but also some that I wasn’t a fan of (fishy flavoured dessert)

AS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great flavors, interesting combinations and wonderful wine matching.

TT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always tasty and original courses, delicate and thoughtful cuisine

EL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

World class gourmet dining at local prices. The owners are lovely to boot.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were extremely impressed with the food and service of Mak N Ming! We found it on Eater’s list and was easily the best restaurant experience we’ve had in Vancouver. The flavors and textures were so sophisticated, and we love that it was a tasting menu. My husband had the beef striploin and I had the sable fish, they were both our favorite dishes. Definitely coming back!

CG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Creative and excellent attention to details.

V
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delicious and enjoyable dinner at Mak N Ming to celebrate my husband's birthday. Each course was delightful, surprising, delectable and beautifully plated. Staff was highly knowledgeable and friendly and the space is gorgeous. Next time we're in Vancouver, we'll be back!

PL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Aside from the sablefish and oyster dishes being overly salty, the food was amazing. The chef has come up with some very original combinations of fresh, seasonal ingredients, presented in a very artistic and appealing way. We look forward to trying this restaurant again when the next tasting menu becomes available.

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