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.
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 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!!
Still consistent in offering good tasty food
Always have a concern about the back room and the noise
People alas tend to shout instead of talking. That s really unfortunate
Generally the experience was very good- the servers forgot that we had brought a birthday cake to the restaurant but that is minor, also the host took the birthday cake to put in the fridge but carried it with her to the table first - so the birthday person waiting was able to see it- so much for a surprise - neither of these things are a big deal. But they could improve in that- other than that the food was good and the service was very good-
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us. While we are happy that you enjoyed our dishes and service, we are also very thankful for your feedback on the surprise element of your birthday cake - we will definitely discuss this topic with our management team. It is only with feedback like yours that we are able to continue to improve. Thank you again, and we hope to see you again in the future. -Minami Management Team
Pleasantly surprised. The food was yummy and the service was on point. I already recommended Minami to friends.
Price point was $$$$
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us. It is very fulfilling to hear that you have recommended us to your friends. We will definitely share your wonderful message with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Minami Management Team
Excellence lives here.
It's the perfect place to bring a date and for hanging out with friends.
Harvest was a great server
Too service and food was amazing! Our waiter was super informative, just enough time spent looking after us. Everything we ordered was outstanding quality and flavour.
Would recommend without hesitation
The sushi was overly sweet and didn’t taste good
Amazing dinner. Some of the best sushi we've ever had. Highly recommended.
Please add more creative rolls!
Not worthy for the money we paid. I went because I love going to Miku and they advised me that Minami was basically the same. But so dissapointing.
I ordered several dishes to share with my family. The sushi and the salad were good, however the chicken which was the most expensive dish was so plain, no flavor at all. I would not go back to this restaurant.
Amazing dinner! Thank you for the pleasant experience
Tracy the Somali was exceptional and help make the evening most enjoyable.
Hard to find a waiter or waitress for service.
Our daughters fav food. I notice that whenever we come in, even with a reservation made weeks in advance, their first inclination is to seat us at the very back of the restaurant - it’s quite odd. Today we finally mentioned that the entire main dining room is empty and we refuse to sit in the back so they pretended it was an issue but ended up seating us appropriately. Very odd and frankly rude when the dining room is empty and we had a reservation of course. Anyways, food is amazing but front of the house employees are never friendly.
Food choices are alot more limited than before. But the taste is still good.
Although we had made a reservation, we still had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. We had a friend visiting from Australia and were very excited about bringing her to Minami, one of our favourite restaurants. But the service could have not been worse. The hostesses were not very friendly, and did a very poor job at letting us know why the wait was so long even though we had a reservation. Once we were seated at our table, we still had to wait for a while to be greeted by our server. She was friendly, yet she forgot to bring our bottle of wine, which ended up arriving with our food. The manager attempted to address the situation by bringing us a small appetizer, but overall we were very dissatisfied with the service. We live close by and dine at Minami often, as we thoroughly enjoy their menu. But I must say that they need to be more attentive when it comes to customer service and guest relations.
Wonderful as always. Honestly a bit too much food for the lunch aburi zen but delish.
It's very good and a little different and unique for sure. It felt like upscale sushi roll. Personally love sashimi but was very open to their style. Enjoyed the unique flavor and style. Worth it to try as an experience.