The Mint was founded in April 2002, by three unlikely friends, from Kathmandu, Toronto and Victoria, the common thread being great food and good times. Rajen Shakya, Michael Garner and Patrick Simpson have followed their dream to create a Dining Lounge that serves an eclectic blend of contemporary/West Coast dishes alongside traditional Himalayan cuisine that comes from Rajen’s own Family recipes. You can pair appetizers, share plates, or entrees with a mint cocktail, original martini, bottle of choice wine, or a specialty beer from our ever-evolving drink menu. We also offer a selection of delectable house made desserts to complete your dining experience.

Join us for an early dinner with a relaxed atmosphere and soak up the romance or stay a little later when the lights go down and the music comes up as our resident DJs step in behind the vintage stove turntables. All ages are welcome, although an earlier reservation is recommended for those with small children or those looking for a quieter ambience.

We also have a private dining area for you to book your next function. This room is available evenings and also Monday through Friday for lunch events. Whether its a staff party, birthday celebration or family reunion we can design a menu to suit your needs.

Located below street level and open from 5pm to 2am everyday, The Mint provides a habitat for comfort and interchange much needed on the inner city frontier. We look forward to being a part of your next urban experience.