ARTIFACT at Mingei | Mingei International Museum

ARTIFACT at Mingei features craft cooking inspired by ancient methods, spices and botanicals. Located on the Commons level of the Museum, enjoy indoor or outdoor seating options surrounded by inspiring art.

Dinner at ARTIFACT

Journey through a new culinary region with Chef Jeff Armstrong during ARTIFACT at night! From July 7 to 29, explore the rich and aromatic cuisine of the Middle East along with ARTIFACT's summer dinner menu.

Dinner is a la carte and served Thursday and Friday evenings from 5 to 8 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended.


Stop by for lunch and order a such as rock shrimp gyoza dumplings, citrus dried chili glazed pork shoulder and more.

About Urban Kitchen Group

ARTIFACT and CRAFT CAFÉ at Mingei are the latest additions to restaurateur Tracy Borkum and Executive Chef Tim Kolanko’s CUCINA family of restaurants. Borkum is known for presenting exceptional food and superior service in imaginatively designed environments, including CUCINA urbana, CUCINA sorella, CUCINA enoteca Del Mar, Newport Beach and Irvine, and URBAN KITCHEN at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park.

ARTIFACT's menu is crafted by Tim Kolanko, Chef Partner, Urban Kitchen Group, and Jeff Armstrong, ARTIFACT’s Chef de Cuisine, and is a nod to Mingei’s changing international exhibitions in an environment filled with functional, innovative art and design.

Plan your Visit

Please note: The Museum will be closed Monday, July 4.