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.
Server made many mistakes and didn’t apologize or even acknowledge that mistakes were made but the food was excellent.
We enjoyed lunch on the patio and ordered Premium Zen set as it was our anniversary. Signature sushi was amazing, and baked salmon was one of the best I ever had. Portions were generous so we were pleasantly full and happy.
Only suggestion for the menu would be to replace too acidic beet salad with goat cheese for something more subtle.
Overall, we were quite happy with our choice for lunch at Minami, and have enjoyed delicious meal, excellent service and peaceful auietness of the patio on a summer day.
Great service.. excellent food quality n portion with their Zen Premium Lunch Set.
Outstanding service and attention to detail.
Hands down, the best sushi I have ever had. I traveled to Vancouver from North Carolina and sought out sushi since I love it so much and there is much fresher fish here. Vancouver has a plethora of sushi restaurants, but our experience at Minami was simply divine. We had an appetizer, 2 rolls of their signature flame seared sushi, sake flight, and cocktails. Everything was delicious but the flame seared sushi blew me away. My husband and I came here for our anniversary and it exceeded my already high expectations!
Celebrating birthday for my best friend. The surprised ice cream birthday wish was very appreciated.
Great as always
We sat out on the patio. It is much quieter and a nicer ambiance out there. Service was great. Definitely recommend.
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is very fulfilling to hear that you enjoyed your experience on our patio! We will share your kind message with our team as well. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Minami Management Team
Out server was excellent! We learned so much from him being out first time. Can’t wait to be back!
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Minami!. We will definitely share your kind message with the team. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Minami Management Team
Servers and host was very friendly and attentive
Very great experience, Minami never fails to disappoint. A slight technical error caused our food to be served in the wrong order (which I did not mind at all), however the restaurant made every possible attempt to enhance our dining experience and the General Manager himself went as far as even offering us dessert over this simple oversight. I will be returning here as much as I can
I ordered a la carte and felt the flavours weren't spectacular and the 2 rolls, 1 appy and 2 pieces of nigiri were NOT worth the $60 I as charged. I've had sushi that was of equal flavour and quality for half that price at multiple places around the city. It's a typical Yaletown spot that caters to people with more money than taste.
One of the best sushi places I have ever been to! Incredible food and amazing service!! 100% recommend because if you are in Vancouver it is a must, we were only in town for 2 days and went both days because its just that good!! The rolls in the pictures were my favorite but honestly everything was delicious❤️
Beautiful atmosphere on the patio.
Some food was super good but some was average. Restaurant was packed and it took a while to get our dishes. It was pretty noisy but fun vibe.
It was a nice lunch we had. Lunch menu choices are adequate. Food portion is fine. Place is clean and neat. Service is great.
Very good food. Came here several times the foods are always keep the same level.
Great service. Fantastic sushi!
The food was amazing, I like it
Not sure why this place is so popular. The food is just not even close to being worth the charge. It is fine and the belly tuna was terrific, but most is middle of the road... and the prices are quite high.
Get the tasting menu - you won’t regret it.
Great dinner and date night. Everyone at Minami went out of their way to great care of us. Food was amazing. Thanks!
Dear Jonathan, thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us. It is very fulfilling to hear that you had a wonderful evening with our cuisine and service! We will definitely share your kind message with our team. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Minami Management Team
Used to be one of my favourite restaurants, but this time around, I found that both the quality of food and service has lessened noticeably.
Sushi was amazing. The sable fish was very nice but not worth the price. The sides could have been better. It also took nearly 30 minutes to get our first drink and place our order.
sushi that melts in your mouth, YUMMM! The staff are friendly and professional. Had a great time, thank you!
Every thing about my experience at Minami was great with one exception. It's too noisy to have a quiet conversation. This place is better for a group rather than a quiet dinner for two. A little sound dampening would go a long way.
Great sushi, beautifully arranged, fast service.
It was good
My hubby and i’s
My favourite place to go every time I visit Vancouver
Always a winner. Celebrated three birthdays in Minami style with Omakase.
Best salmon sushi of my life. The chefs tasting menu is worth every penny. Don’t dismiss the dessert matcha cake - it was superb.
We were a party of 4 and had the luxury of sitting on their patio which was a lovely quiet setting. It's been a while since our last visit...don't know why because the service and food were outstanding! Many thanks to everyone at Minami for a memorable meal!!
The food and dessert were wonderful! Professional and friendly service made our birthday celebrations more fun!
Overall good. Chicken Nanban was the poorest dish as it was soggy and over sauced.
Food and service were amazing!
The food, service and drinks were excellent. Great location for a special occasion
Excellent food, but service would be improved if the hostesses were more friendly. The server assistant was great with topping off water but our original server was near impossible to get ahold of.
Impeccable service at Minami matched by the brilliant food. The flavor really pops with their signature braised sushi dishes. Each one with a specific sauce so soy and wasabi is not even a remote thought! My server was excellent and gave great suggestions and guidance. A thoroughly enjoyable dinner!!