Minami Restaurant

4.7
2164 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Yaletown, Minami 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.

PLEASE NOTE:

Effective September 13, all patrons aged 12+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine in at restaurants in BC. Guests can show proof of vaccination via one of the following approved immunization records:

- BC Immunization Record (accepted until September 26)
- BC Vaccine Card on mobile phone
- An outside-of-BC Immunization record (if you are visiting BC)

By order of the Provincial Health Officer. Please have your official proof of vaccination & government-issued photo ID ready at reception. Thank you for helping keep our community safe.

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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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here a few times now, always exquisite sushi. Excellent dessert. High end service.

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Dgnz
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic time at Minami, the food was delicious but our server really made the experience extra special. She was knowledgeable, informative, fun, and remembered the special occasion we were there to celebrate. It just made everything that much more enjoyable. Loved that there are vegan options as well!

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Maria
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Aiden was helping us out and we really enjoyed the experience. Sushi was out of this world, as are the Ebi fritters.
Aiden took time to learn our names and very incredibly attentive and friendly.

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DarrenW
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had both of the set tasting menus which was pretty worth it considering what you get. All of the dishes were delicious, especially the entrees (surf+turf and chicken). Some of the best sushi as well. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes.

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604foodster
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been Minami during lunch hours but never dinner time. I must say, the ambience was great. Very lively.

Our waiter, Steph (I could be wrong), was excellent. Service was on point. He would regularly check up on us to ensure everything was okay. He was fully aware our main course was taking longer than usual to come out. He went to the kitchen to check up on it and came back with a quick update. I must say that is excellent awareness on his part.

Food was delicious. We ordered Salmon and Saba Oshi Sushi, Miso Sablefish, and Chicken Roulade. All of those dishes were perfectly made. No complaints.

Overall, my spouse and I enjoyed our dinner date at Minami.

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Melanie
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Minami is a "treat yourself" kind of place. The quality of the food is exceptional and the taste is top notch. It's definitely worth the pretty penny when you want something special.

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vipTerry
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and fabulous service. Highly recommend.

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vipInnesa
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location and absolutely incredible food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service!

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Melissa
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sashimi platter was great and the service was excellent. Recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party for my moms 60th

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Green Tea Matcha cake is a MUST!

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SharronD
Manitoba
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious party on your tongue
Service excellent and attentive

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DavidP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The reservation was a bit mixed up and we were not properly seated. They were apologist I expected a restaurant to do a little more. The music on the patio was quite loud for the seat we had and did not really add to the ambience.

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Cherry
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great time as we always do at Minami. We were celebrating my sons birthday and this is his favourite restaurant. Service was great and the food amazing. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Dinner service was slow and the restaurant wasn’t even operating on full capacity. Server took the longest time to get our drinks from the bar, we didn’t get our entrees until an hour later. Our dinner was a total of two hours, service has really gone downhill since covid

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vipKM65
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Japanese restaurant! Food was amazing and Oshi sushi was the signature dish. great service and staff were very attentive and friendly. Garden patio was a hidden gem . High Recommend.

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AmeliaT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad we chose this restaurant for our night out in Vancouver. The food was perfect, and the sake we had was delicious. The server was super friendly and made great suggestions for us. The ambience on the patio was very relaxing and romantic as well.

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fastfork
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really nice dinner and attentive service, on the patio which was a treat.

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penguin
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi exquis

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BryanP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual!! Our go to place for sushi in vancouver! Never disappoints, blue fin shashimi was melt in your mouth goodness. Server was great as well. Will be back!

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AurelieD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was fresh, well presented. Food was excellent.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The fried squid is worth getting. The desserts were overpriced.

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SandraB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience for our friends birthday. Our server was very attentative and made awesome suggestions for food and drink. Would definitely come back another time.

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Coupington
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The best sushi I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is to die for and the service is unparalleled. This is our favourite spot for a night out!

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TarynS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful food! High prices, but the quality of the food/service is top dollar.

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VaraL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Happy hour menu at the outdoor patio yesterday. It was raining like a typical Vancouver weather but we didn’t get wet cuz the patio was mostly covered. The server was very friendly ( a young lady, forgot to get her name) The dishes were all presented like an art piece. Food was very fresh & tasty!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love this place! It has been my go to spot during the pandemic because it is so clean and safe. And of course the food is exceptional.

One favour, please. Dim the excessively bright lights during the day.

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Sushi
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the Chirashi tart it’s incredible. So good we ordered a second one to share.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & amazing food!!!

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Maglikestoeat
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for a meal without the stuffiness of other high end restaurants. The prices are very reasonable for the quality you receive. Limited cocktail menu, but expansive beer and wine list. Sushi is delicious and we will definitely return for more.

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MackenzieJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for happy hour which was great value for Minami. Saporro was $4 on tap and they had lots of yummy small bites.

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MatthewM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio. It was a lovely afternoon and the whole experience met all of our expectations.

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EatVictoria
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable and the food came out promptly and was done to perfection!

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SlowRush
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been looking forward to dining at Minami on my birthday for several months. The experience did not disappoint! Our server Aiden was knowledgeable and charming. The cocktails were expertly crafted. We had champagne rolls and nigiri, including some off-menu selections on Aiden’s recommendation. Everything was delicious and fresh!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last hurrah

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing. Food and service exceptional.

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BKTK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food and drink were very good. The server for our table was rude throughout the meal and also brought the item I specifically told that I was allergic to and asked for substitution.

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Jamal
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic restaurant I must say the service, food and atmosphere is wonderful. They don’t just offer the best sushi in Canada but also a variety of wonderful drinks (the Golden Omachi & Dassai 45) which me and my fellow brother chose really put us in a wonderful and layed back mood such a rich experience :) definitely recommend anyone visiting Vancouver to come here.