“Cibi will continue to grow the Mina spirit and we look forward to catering to even more people and groups from our new Cibi space,” said the Tanakas in a statement.
The pair opened Mina-no-ie in 2012 on Peel Street, Collingwood, serving nutritious home-style Japanese dishes inspired by Meg’s upbringing, with a similar dining and retail concept to Cibi. The space also hosted several of celebrated dessert chef Pierre Roelofs’s Dessert Evenings.
“We had a wonderful tenure in Peel Street, meeting so many people at Mina-no-ie and enjoying so many amazing moments and experiences there,” the Tanakas said.
Dedicated fans, fear not: the Mina-no-ie menu will be available at the new Cibi.
Mina-no-ie’s last service will be Friday November 2.
This article was updated at 12.22pm on November 1, 2018.