The Mint is a funky, relaxed lounge & restaurant serving up Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine. Enjoy live music 6 nights a week and an extensive menu of fancy cocktails, wine and beer.
We went to The Mint for the first time on Saturday after Luminara. We were quite surprised how beautiful the restaurant looked after descending some stairs off Douglas Street. The room was larger than we expected with a bar in the middle, a brick wall with interesting metal artwork extending along one side and a rich earthy coloured wall with tribal masks on the other side. There was a DJ playing music on a converted commercial kitchen stove which was very interesting.
We were seated promptly and our drink orders were taken. I ordered a mojito which was delicious and the others shared a bottle of wine. The wine list looked great, however I would have liked to see more BC wines on the list.
We all split appetizers which included pork momos and Wildfire tapanade. These were both great especially the momos which were served with a tasty tomato cilantro dipping sauce.
We all order the Butter chicken curry on the waiters suggestion and were not disappointed. The curry was rich and full of flavour. It came with a bunch of different thing, but i liked the mustard greens the most.
Overall we had a fantastic time and am glad we stumbled across this hidden gem. We will all be back
My husband and I have been to the Mint about 4 times, and we can't stop coming back! Try the Butter Chicken Pizza and the Parsnip and Carrot soup... Delicious! The food service is rather slow, but get a bottle of wine and its worth it!
Disappointing to say the least! Pork momos were ok, but what's with the non-descript dipping sauce? Tasteless! Cold food...after 52 minutes waiting? Huh? Crunchy rice and crunchy vegetables...totally undercooked...and, COLD! Butter chicken was ok, but cold, and chicken had not been cooked in the sauce. $50 for two people: 1 appetizer and two meals...not as "reasonable" as others have stated. It's loud, it's dark, it's just not that great.
I will always go to the mint because the food is SO good. Especially the momo's but the service consistently sucks. I have had some nightmare servers. They all seem to cool for school as if they can't be bothered. That's not to say that I haen't had so-so service occasionally as I have been there many times. If you just want some delicious food and great drinks, go to the mint, if you want to be wowed in every aspect... maybe skip the mint.