Mak N Ming

4.8
274 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
French / Japanese
We offer a considered, seasonally conscious, a la carte menu. 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 previously 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 your dinner are available upon request.
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vipGman
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service, great value. A must try the $79 set dinner. A month waiting list, but might luck out on cancellation.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and knowledgeable waiter- the food was OUTSTANDING!! We went for dine out and the 2 of us ordered EVERYTHING on the menu and shared which was they way to go. Small and intimate setting- very COVID safe distancing. You must order the cornbread and the flatiron steak with plum sauce. Will definitely be back

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MatthewW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Meal as part of Dineout. Exceeded expectations.

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vipBarbara
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Did Dine Out to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant is quite small proving a nice ambiance however it also meant that people’s conversations were quite loud.

Aside from the 3 course meal, we also added the corn bread with honey butter. That butter is so good with caramelized bits. I’d come back on a special occasion.

The added touch of taking a Polaroid photo for us for the occasion was sweet.

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vipSanjayMR
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small boutique restaurant in Kitsilano - great host/server, friendly staff, but unique and great food. For the Dine Out, I wish there was one more course - perhaps a small one just to round out the experience.

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JustaDiner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant. Exquisite dishes. Worthy of a Michelin star

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Rodolfo
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very well designed plates with balanced and complex flavours. A very good experience and interesting sake and wine selection. Cozy space perfect for a dinner for 2.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was my husbands birthday and I took him and our 4 years old son there to celebrate, very boutique size restaurant, but nice and quiet, except the smell of oil from the kitchen is a bit heavy. Other than that, no complains, had fine out menu, food was great! Loved all the dishes. There’s no high chair or booster seat at the restaurant but they gave us a corner table with the bench chairs so my toddler was sitting pretty comfortably. Overall a good experience!

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HansD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time guests but we will be back for sure. We opted for the tasting menu and we were very impressed. The presentation was very professional and the variety was amazing. The food was exquisite. Our deserts were so special. We don't often dine at super high end restaurants but this was well worth it for our special occasion.

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Megasmile
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can say that Mak N Ming is my favorite fusion restaurant in Vancouver. Their food consists of pretty presentation and great balance. Definitely worth trying it and visiting again.

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vipSandraF
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. The recipes were innovative and unique to this restaurant. The ingredients were very fresh and expertly combined and prepared. The presentations were beautiful. I had cold sake instead of wine and it went perfectly with the food. We will definitely go back.

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PamelaC
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of our favourite neighbourhood haunts. The food is always outstanding, creative, and memorable. The wine list is perfect, off the beaten path, with interesting pours that pair extremely well with the cuisine. Trust Joshua to steer you through the wine list. It’s small and intimate. Don’t pass up the opportunity to try the once-a-week bento box takeout. Again, it’s a treat, and you can take a bottle of wine home with you!

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Johnny
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

kind of fusion and omakase mixed together,no matter the taste and the food quality I love it

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QuinnL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food is not as good as expected for the price.

We had the duck breast and udon for our main course. And they are really bland. The dishes flavours are not delveloped. Not worth the hype and won’t be back.

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USVisitor
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good. The scallops were excellent. We always have good experience dinning in Mak N Ming.

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vipSandraF
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The freshest ingredients combined creatively and presented beautifully. The service is worth mentioning as well. I recommend the tasting menu! We will definitely return.

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AlbertY
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mak N Ming offers consistent quality in terms of service and food.

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Zamushka
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Definitely top 3 in the city.

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HowardT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the bento box. Dishes were very refreshing n innovative. Service was excellent.

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RZ0625
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Appetizers and desserts were great! But the main course was just so so. Also, I booked a table for my bf's birthday. They didn't say ''happy birthday'' to my boyfriend. But gave another table a birthday cake with candle and say ''happy birthday'' to them. Well, I guess they forgot us. Overall was great.

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RonaldS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our celebration restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries, and just good food. Having traveled the world for holidays, we have found that a person would be hard pressed to find a better restaurant any where in the world for the price that you pay.
Looking forward to our next visit already.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, also the service. Will definitely dine in again when they have new menu.

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SLCW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service. Food options are limited due to covid. I hope they would expand their menu or change there menu from time to time. Regardless I would be back. Thank you for the delicious food n friendly service, Ming!

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vipCarlosM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. It's intimate, the food always surprising but always good. The new format (either a la carte or menu) is even better than before.

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RonaldS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Marvelous food, some of the best we have had anywhere in the world.

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Christian
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing professional and warm service. And the food took me away. My first time but not the last time. Sablefish was mouthwatering and the duck was addictive.

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vipRC322
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and service are excellent and using local ingredients are a plus to the menu.
The Japanese and French combination never disappoint.
Great work Mak N Ming.

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Agon
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Food is the best in Van
Very impressed


But dessert is different place.
We feel we came in different cafe after eating food.
Doesnt match with food
Not good quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service !

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality! We had the wagyu beef and it was just a bit too well done for us. We liked it medium rare. Overall great experience.

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vipMariaA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Small, intimate environment. Fantastic, innovative, and fuss free food. Staff & owners take pride in their restaurant. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mak n Ming serves great food.
Fusion of Japanese and French.
Great environment and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Poor ventilation, smoke everywhere. Food way over priced. Didn't even finish the dinner due to eyes burning up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal. Can’t wait to go back!

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westcoastdiner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for Valentines/anniversary and had the Chefs menu. I can’t recommend it enough. Each dish was more delicious than the last, and the attention to detail was impressive. I love that the menu changes; we will definitely come back and try a new menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant flavors and excellent service!

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vipMaxine
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience, exceed expectation in almost every way. Chef’s menu definitely worth trying, especially the Wakyu option. Had a really nice time and can’t wait to go again! Well done!

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JonathanP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were unable to get a Valentine's Day reservation - understandably, the place filled up pretty quickly - but Mak N Ming made sure our February 13 date night was a magical one, one to remember for sure. We were served a delicious meal in multiple courses, dishes brought one by one to us, always together, giving us plenty of time to connect with each other in close, intimate comfort. The slow build up by means of many, MANY small, appetizing treats to a magnificent, filling main course, followed by a sumptuous dessert, left us happy, filled, and more in love than ever before! Thank you, Mak N Ming, you and your wonderful cooks and excellent servers! You have given us a wonderful night, and we shan't forget it! We'll be back - see you soon!

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vipreilax3
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Came for dineout and overall the experience was just ok. The beef katsu was unfortunately too rare for my liking. The server and restaurant should let people know about the rareness of the meat in case it doesn't suit their tastebuds.. so they can consider that when choosing the mains - 1 here for me for the lack of service in this regard. The brown butter cake was a let down. It was uninventive, bland, and tasted like a muffin you would have from a cafe in the morning. At a $45 price point you would expect a better "cake" dessert option. Lastly, I had requested a booth option but was not given one even though the entire time we were dining there was a booth available. When a customer writes a request in the reservation, good service means that you would try to accommodate this. Other than that the sablefish, tuna, and coconut pudding were delicious. However, I'm not sure I would return here anytime soon.

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StevieG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and exquisitely attentive service. The environment and ambiance were soothing. Our favourite dining experience in Vancouver.

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Mak N Ming offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 737-1155.

Mak N Ming is rated 4.8 stars by 274 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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