May 15


by Kait Kucy · 0 comments


Patio season has arrived and as usual Calgarians are hungry for long afternoons in the sun, coupled with great drinks and delicious food. Ki Japanese just launched their Izakaya menu using spring & summer ingredients. There are some seriously tasty and refreshing cocktails on that menu that are perfect for enjoying post-work.


Also, another new and great program at Ki is the Buck a Shuck program - with $1 fresh shucked oysters served with chili daikon ponzu - available Monday to Friday from 3-7PM + $5 highballs, Sapporos and $7 wine from 3-6PM. Yes, you heard that right - Buck a Shuck EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK. So, if you are like me and cannot wait to indulge in some incredible oysters just one day a week, you can take advantage of this great deal and slurp some down a couple days of the week.


Take a sneak peek at the new menu here:

Tempura Pacific Oysters: chopped and battered served with spicy ponzu

Ki Sushi Salad Roll: Japanese spring roll with maguro + sake + avocado + asparagus in rice paper

Gyoza: pork belly dumplings with pickled cabbage + chili oil sauce

Duck Confit Lettuce Wraps: carrots, celery, shitake, water chestnuts + spicy kabayaki sauce

Pork Belly Bao Sliders: steamed buns filled with panko crusted pork belly served 3 ways

Tuna Tacos: big eye tuna in a crispy wonton shell with salsa + guacamole

Bonus! Here are three new cocktail recipes straight off of the fab new menu that you can try out at home too!

Pomberry Mojito

  • In a jigger add the following
  • Mint & Blueberries then Ice
  • 2oz Junmai Sake
  • 1oz Pomegranate Juice
  • .5oz Lemon Juice
  • Shake Vigorously and pour into a tall glass
  • Top with Simple Syrup and Soda

Orange Creamsicle

  • In a jigger add the following
  • Ice
  • 1oz Pomegranate Vodka
  • 1oz Mandarin Vodka
  • 2oz Coconut Water
  • .75oz Orange Syrup
  • .75oz Orange Juice
  • Shake and pour into a rock glass and top with Soda
  • Garnish with Shiso and Orange Wheel


  • In a jigger add the following
  • Raspberries then Ice
  • 1oz Cointreau
  • 1oz Orange Sake
  • .5oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco

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