Minami Restaurant

4.8
2052 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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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

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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

What 2052 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Fish wasn’t great and the rice was bad.

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naomit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and ambiance as always! Minami never disappoints

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SonjaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around. Can't wait to return. Had a memorable evening with my daughter. I was two days in Vancouver and happy that I chose Minami.

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pbgick
Toronto
65 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a good meal. Chose the Omakasi Blue Ocean which we enjoyed. The sushi selection was good but not exceptional. Enjoyed their selection of sake and cocktails. Service was excellent

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StacyP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aiden was an amazing waiter!! Woukd for sure come back here :)

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vipJuneC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there celebrating my dad's birthday. Service was great! Food wasn't above average but not amazing. My chirashi tart was a little too fishy tasting for my liking. My husband enjoyed his tart and didn't have the same thoughts, so maybe I'm a little more sensitive? They gave us 2 desserts on the house for the celebration. Overall, an excellent experience and will be back again =)

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BlondieFoodie
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so kind and accommodating. The ambiance was great inside and we were seated outside but was still a nice setup out there. The sushi was amazing and it was cool that they offer half orders of the rolls - try as much as possible! I wish they offered more sushi rolls but all were delicious.

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LukeB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. Food was delicious, especially the Sable fish.

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JenniferY
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Minami is always delicious. We had aburi salmon and aburi ebi, as well as a split order of 2 different rolls. Didn't know the split order was an option until the server told us. Cocktails at Minami are also top notch.

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PierreYves
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. We will return on our next trip

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service!

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Tanya
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sushi we have ever had! The Salmon Oshi Sushi was incredible. We ordered it four times. Everything was really tasty. I highly recommend getting the flight of fine sake to go with your meal. Our server was super friendly and quick. Food came out fast as well. Will definitely come back again

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vipLoriM
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food and the great service is a winner!

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Sheldon
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi! Staff is really knowledgeable

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MFancy
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding, and that is exactly what we came for!

Highly recommend the Salmon & Ebi Oshi.

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Yppupkcis
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service staff was amazing and the food was very delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The reception not friendly! The waiter good!

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CharlieF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was date night for my spouse and I. Minami was an excellent choice. We went with the Blue Ocean Shokai set menu of 5 courses including dessert. The chef's selection of sashimi was our first course and consisted of salmon, tuna and something I can't recall; but they were all delicious. Next up was the appetizer of sterling silver beef carpaccio. It was a beautifully plated dish with nikiri ponzu, wasabi chimchurri, shaved grana padano, a sous vide egg, wasabi creme fraiche, caper crisps and organic baby greens. Mix it all up, we were told, to take advantage of the layers of flavours and excellent advice it was...the dish seemed like an eclectic mix of things at first, but turned out to be a well thought out fusion dish that simply melted in your mouth. I would suggest that they provide a piece of flat bread to soak up every delicious bit of sauce. The entree was a surf and turf miso sablefish and soy pork belly. The sablefish deliciously melted away after I placed it in my mouth. Although I am not usually a big fan of pork belly, I was pleasantly converted into a fan of these bite sized pieces. The sablefish stole the show as it was a generous portion and simply sublime. The sushi, as expected, was a plate of seven outstanding pieces picture perfect on the plate and each one an explosion of flavour. The green tea opera dessert was outstanding, as well. Too much to describe, but it was soooooo delicious and accompanied by fabulous green tea ice cream. The dinner was outstanding. We had only had take out before. Other than a few yells by the hostess (our table was near the front), the ambience was perfect for a date night and our waiter, Aiden, was very attentive and provided us with superb service. We will be back.

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LiliGrec
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best,the first,the Numbers one ! Thank YOU Mickey if îs corect … hope to SEE YOU very soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Minami is the best spot. Clean, safe, and outstanding seafood!

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Robi
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and great service. Had the spicy edamame, tuna tartare was good but not a standout, the salmon Oshi is mouthwateringly good, the hamachi and kanpachi nigiri were so good and fresh and the sablefish was also delicious. Melt in your mouth goodness. Also had two no. Alcoholic cocktails that were refreshing and tasty. The staff is polite, professional and knowledgeable. A pleasurable experience all around.

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GeorgeG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just go and eat the Salmon & Ebi Oshi... unbelievable.

The desserts are also outstanding.

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Lola
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal, on the patio.. It was pleasant and as good as we remembered it before the pandemic struck.

We had a charming server, who was courteous , helpful and not intrusive.
WE did not feel rushed..

She was very accommodating when we asked for ask to pack our take home boxes.
A charming young woman. I am sorry i forgot her name..

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BonnieC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The outdoor dining area is so enchanting and romantic, we will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a very good, surprisingly pleasant evening, thanks to the perfect service, incredible cocktails, and good food! (We tried 3 cocktails, all of them were on the level!)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small portions

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great food and service! Definitely will keep coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Never had sushi so amazing, how do you do it! Will be coming back

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch !

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Tash
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Harvest, was fantastic. Very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. Great experience!

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Britt
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Must try and must revisit

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Steph
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Beef carpaccio & tofu salad were delicious to start. We then shared the sushi plate & steak. Miso caramel icecream to finish was fabulous on a hot day!

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AmandaW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We were surprising the guests we were meeting and the hosts did an amazing job making the experience seamless! Amazing food - we will be back.

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2021June26
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Its a great restaurant. Great food, the waiter is nice and funny. Unfortunately, my girlfriend (now ex) break up with me roughly 2 weeks later. I will probably not be going here anytime soon.

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TudorS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot, the Premium Zen is definitely high value for the cost! Enjoyed this high-end dining experience

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KaiC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great location, great decor, great food. The servers are very knowledgeable. Could be better if I was asked 'how is everything' less frequently.

One of the best Japanese restaurants in town.

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Bday
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For an upscale restaurant, it's quite unassuming and unpretentious, almost laid back. The food is good, but for what it is - it's somewhat pricey. The specials were probably the best part of dinner. The service was wonderful and easy going.

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RichardN
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, lots of fun.........................................................

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CristinaW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Services was excellent, followed by the best aburi sushi.

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 4.8 stars by 2052 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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