Mak N Ming

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French / Japanese
We offer a considered, seasonally conscious, set menu nightly – our constantly evolving Chef’s menu of 6 courses. Additionally, vegetarian/vegan/pescatarian set menus are available upon request and with advance notice. Dishes 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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M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Most unique and inventive brunch in Vancouver!

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M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Best meal. Great service.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maybe one of the best in Vancouver!!!

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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DT
Manitoba
53 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family reunion

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavors, interesting combinations and wonderful wine matching.

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TT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always tasty and original courses, delicate and thoughtful cuisine

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EL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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V
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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PL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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j
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal flavors in an incredibly well balanced and well thought out meal one rarely sees in tasting menus. The service was warm inviting and informative and paced beautiful (kudos to the kitchen and staff for making that work! Some great affordable and eclectic wines on the list all chosen to compliment the food. This place is a gem and in a league of its own. Can’t wait to return!

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CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. The first dishes were both outstanding and amazing. A couple of the later dishes were a bit flat. Also, I think there were a couple too many dishes because I felt a little too full by the end. If the flat dishes were dropped, therefore, from the set menu the entire experience would be a transport to an ethereal culinary world. Thank you for the amazing experience.

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TL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience at Mak n Ming! Food was paired perfectly with the wine pairings recommended. Would definitely recommend to friends and family :).

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P
Tokyo
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very nice food and presentation. You pay the price for it, so not a value deal but worth it. I wish the waiter (or owner, not sure) was less full of him self. I think he got upset when I asked him about our meal as people who got there after us were being served before us. He was “doing his job” but with a noticeable attitude:( it spoiled our experience.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and service. For sure will come back

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A
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for Dine Out and had a great meal. Really unique flavours, creative menus and beautiful presentation. Service was excellent. Will definitely be going back!

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m
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

well cooked, subtle flavours, well presented. Attentive staff, pleasant ambience and low noise level

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E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Appetizers were both very good. - chicken wings and tofu. Pork belly in the rice bowl was bland and dry.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We tried it for the first time during dine out. The presentation and atmosphere was quite nice, but we both found that the food was just okay. It wasn't very tasty. The three courses included wings, pork belly, and a dessert. With wings, I think you can go two directions - pub style delicious and sloppy, or impeccably prepared and finely seasoned. They were somewhere in between, not bad, but not memorable. I felt the same way about the pork belly. The desserts were delicious though, so it ended on a high note.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I started with the oyster and then the crispy chicken wings with yuzu dipping sauce. I shouldn't have eaten all of it [it was so good] because the pork belly rice dish is so big. And then to finish, a delicious dark chocolate cake with a surprise miso caramel sauce. It was a delicious meal in a cozy setting with great service. I would recommend Mak N Ming.

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S
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Over price. Small portion. Nothing original. Loud as hell.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed overall. Heard some hype but it wasnt worth it. The pork belly was not good, over cooked anand tough.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible creative and personalized take on Asian fusion. The restaurant team's attention to detail stood out right from their pre-arrival outreach to discuss food allergies to the welcome at the restaurant and their curation of our dining experience. Its a super small and compact dining room which means you are not only rubbing elbows with your fellow diners but are also able to benefit from close visuals and smells of all the food that is showing up at tables near you. When everyone around is excited by their food choices this makes for a good thing!

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food delicious and well presented. Staff friendly, efficient and helpful.

We thought the room physically unappealing - appeared unfinished. Lighting strung vertically throughout opposite wall glaring and hard on the eyes. Room a little chilly. Seating on hard benches, no cushioning, just a thin folded blanket.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a great time, the food and service were very good.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We adore this place. On this occasion we had a few issues that gave us pause:

- we booked and it was not until we received confirmation that it was dine out. Our intent was not a five course meal mid week at 9 pm.

- we asked if we could add one to party which was not of issue but that there was no latitude in perhaps sharing four full meals with five total. Upon arrival we saw midweek second seating with no one in restaurant other than our table and one other table of 2. Shane greater latitude could not be accommodated due to fact it would not displace a paying customer.
- we entered to smell of natural gas, announced and were dismissed in an inelegant way. Not the greatest of receptions for what would lead to an over 700 meal.

We expect better for an exceptional restaurant we highly recommend.

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L
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is good, not outstanding. Service is up to standard.
Bad ventilation since the space is small and my cloths and hair smell like a Chinese Kitchen after.
Overall, good experience.

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A
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time dining at Mak n Ming and have left both times extremely happy. The food is amazing, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere is intimate. One of my favourite places to recommend to friends.

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S
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, inventive but never over the top. Love the pace of the meal that allows you to appreciate the delicacy of each dish but also the conversation at the table. A favourite place!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience throughout the night, definitely be back.

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AS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Decent ambiance, and service. However the food really did not deliver. Considering how much I spent on the final bill I was very very disappointed. There was even one dish on the tasting menu that we didn't eat. What a waste of money

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US
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was good. The place is cozy. All in our party enjoyed the food. The only challenge is to find parking. My suggestion is to arrive early, park the car on 4th Avenue.

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PT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The tasting menu was a miss. The description sounded amazing but the execution didn't deliver. Overall, lots of effort was put in the presentation and the food was innovative but at the expense of customers wallet.

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