Minami Restaurant

4.6
1820 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Yaletown, Minami Restaurant follows the pioneering footsteps of its sister restaurant, Miku, in delivering the innovative dining experience of Aburi cuisine to Vancouver's thriving food scene. Each piece of sushi is flame seared using a blowtorch and binchotan (oak charcoal), resulting in sushi with a smoky aroma and a melt-in-your-mouth texture.

From the kitchen, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients are integrated into Minami's dishes to reflect Vancouver's diverse flavours. This culinary approach evokes both the passion and beauty of Aburi cuisine, as each dish is artfully plated on custom-designed Arita Yaki plate ware hand picked by owner Seigo Nakamura from the artisan town of Arita, Japan.

Minami Restaurant offers a dynamic space for both dining and entertaining, including two private dining rooms, a seated lounge, hidden garden patio, and sushi bar.

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Happy Hour with Aburi Signatures

Starting Oct 21, 2020 · Sun 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM, Mon - Thu 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM, Sat 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Enjoy $7 Aburi Oshi Sushi, $7, petite desserts, $9 signature cocktails, and more. Available Monday-Thursday, 3-5PM.

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Sun 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM, Mon - Fri 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, Sat 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1820 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatrinaS
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our happy hour service was outstanding. Our server Reza? Resa? Not sure how to spell it but she was absolutely lovely. She was fun and attentive and very careful with covid protocols. She ensured that my friend and I had an awesome experience and a fun happy hour!
Definitely coming back, for the food alone I’m loyal and devoted, but every single thing about the experience was 5 stars

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quite good

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Fran
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Minami is definitely a must-try in Yaletown, however there were some elements which could be improved! Our server was perhaps overloaded but would take a significant amount of time to come visit our table after saying "I'll be right back to assist you". This meant our wine bottle remained unopened and we were uneasy as to if we should open it. Overall however, when attention could be paid to our table, the service was great! I think perhaps giving wait staff smaller sections would let them have the appropriate level of attention to their tables.

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Lance
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having been to Miku, I expected no less from Minami. Their ebi fritters and chicken nanban were amazing starters; the kanpachi and hamachi nigiri pieces were also extremely fresh.

But of course, the oshizushi is hands down the best here.

Would have scored them a perfect 5, but there were a few other patrons that were a bit noisier. Not Minami’s fault though.

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YIZHIS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for dating. The food is excellent. I had a great time with a cute girl.

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shani
London
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

it wasn't as good as I had anticipated. There is still room for improvement.

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AndreaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although we had walked by many times, this was our first visit to Minami. It was fantastic. My partner and I both did the Yaletown tasting menu and we were glad we did. Excellent selection of what the restaurant has to offer especially for our first visit and not being sure about what to get, portion sizes etc. Service was top notch - attentive and good explanations for everything. The set up was very Covid-friendly with plenty of space between tables. We will definitely be back to try it again!

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BarryL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Normally we go to Minami's sister restaurant at Miku but its easier to get a reservation here at Minami. Food and service always good! Never disappoints.

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MichaelC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious and very well thought out in terms of plating and style

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to impress me! Service, food and ambiance great as always! Thank you .

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vanfoodie
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Price is like Miku's but taste is nothing compared to it. Disappointed. There's also an annoying insect that kept flying at our table and landed in my drink. Best thing is probably the dessert, but they probably didn't make it in house.

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dessertcomesfirst
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fusion food ! Third time there in the past 6 months, and will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very knowledgeable and the sake was so delicious!

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DaveC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food is very good, sevice is excelleent, parking is a problem

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vipFrancophile
Vancouver
95 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh delicious food

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CrizaD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great restaurant, but the guy waiter was rude on first timer, wants the customer to feel embarass when asking for a soy sauce for the aburi.

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TalalK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as always!

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Jill
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had booked my husbands 40th dinner and we had previously been here 5 years ago and really enjoyed it.

Food was good, but sadly not as good as when we previously went.

It was made known that it was for a big birthday, and there was no acknowledgement or anything. Basically get you in to order and call it a day.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good. There were 3 of us and we all thought the food was better than we had anticipated. Definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and phenomenal food. The best.

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Gurinder
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The “Taste of Yaletown” lunch option was amazing.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Oshi and blue fin tuna ... omg!

Had the tasting menu which was a delightful experience.

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vipMatteL
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The freshest sashimi and seafood. Excellent sashimi platter for two, delicious Champagne rolls, the Totoro tuna belly sashimi is to die for. Ebi fritters are succulent and fresh. Red wave rolls are yummy. Tofu salad is so healthy! Excellent service! This is why we keep returning!

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MimosaN
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Minami for the first time during their happy hour and it was amazing. The food quality was extraordinary and the service was fast and friendly. Gorgeous restaurant with an open concept kitchen where you can watch the sushi chefs at work. Their happy hour has some really great deals on food and drinks! A must try in Yaletown!

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Jacob
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service,
Quite expensive but definitely worth it

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Rochelle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was very knowledgeable with the menu, such a wonderful experience, food was delicious!

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Annie
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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AndreaK
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Such a let down. We were so looking forward to a special experience (food and service), but both were vastly overpriced and overrated.

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vipGurinder
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience! The hosts and server were very accommodating and welcoming. Amazing food, and relaxed vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just visited Minami at 2pm on a Friday and it was a very nice experience overall! Our waiter was great and provided very good service. The food came really quickly and tasted pretty good. For those who are going to go, the general experience is pretty much as it was pre-COVID, minus the crowded atmosphere.

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John
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The waiter and waitresses that served us were great. They know the food well.

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EmilyC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first visit for us and the food did not disappoint - except for the Ebi Fritters - the batter tasted like corndog batter. It wasn't bad, but in my opinion, the traditional panko breading would have been better. The rest of the experience was stellar. Rizza, our server, was very attentive. It was an overall 5-star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We feel so safe at Minami. The distancing is appreciated. The staff are so careful. And of course, the food is outstanding! I think this is the best sushi I have had.

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CruiseY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The music came on too loud at one time and they were hornets flying on the patio

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vipAlbilicious8
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I missed good sushi since I moved from Barcelona to Toronto, finally I found one spot to have hope again!

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cleo
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

It’s COVID-19 but table with table are so close.. also is my birthday but there nobody ask me what I was celebrating, that is so disappointed. Anyways, the food is nice and tasty!

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Keur
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful dishes and very fresh seafood ! Waiter Ken was a great server and I enjoyed everything I got! We ordered miso soup, salmon on rice, 2 specialty rolls called champagne roll and a red something both were amazing! Also the cocktails were unique and tasty:) So if you are feeling like a amazing sushi night with your partner in Yaletown this is your spot! We will be back for sure!

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BrennaL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best sushi in Vancouver. Great location from the main strip

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick and food was spot on. Always one of our favourite spots when we come to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Horrible service , food was excellent as usual

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Minami Restaurant using the Order Online button. Minami Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Minami Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1820 OpenTable diners.

Minami Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://minamirestaurant.com/gift-cards-cakes/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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