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Minami Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

Minami Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2689 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 685-8080

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alan Ferrer

  • Catering

    In compliance with the BC Ministry of Health and WorkSafeBC guidelines regarding social distancing and restricted gatherings, private dining and catering services are currently unavailable. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Private party facilities

    In compliance with the BC Ministry of Health and WorkSafeBC guidelines regarding social distancing and restricted gatherings, private dining and catering services are currently unavailable. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Private party contact

    Events Coordinator: (877) 744-3427

  • Neighborhood

    Yaletown

  • Cross street

    Helmcken and Davie

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are located half a block east of the Yaletown - Roundhouse Skytrain Station on the Canada Line.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,689 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Japanese

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Most Booked

  • Vancouver

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

    Most Booked

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  1. GQ

    GQsweetz

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Service was very slow, took about 45 minutes to get our main course
  2. JD

    JoeD

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aidan was awesome, or was it Allen? hahaha inside joke. The fact that Aidan remembered our name was incredible, Kudos to that. Service was just as amazing as the food. Well done.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Failed to get booking at Miku so we chose Minami. Arrived 15 min before 5pm but the host didnt offer us happy hour menu also was chatting even after we entered. Ruined first impression of the restaurant as i expected similar service to Miku. Other staff were friendly but wish the host had better training.
  4. a

    anonymous

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We've been to Miku several times and decided to try Minami. It was very disappointing. We've been eating Japanese food for 30 years plus and this was not up to par. The sashimi was the most disappointing at $ 100 for 2 orders. We can prepare better sashimi from Granville Island with the fresh seafood there. We can prepare much better Blue Fin Tuna. The sashimi platter was for people who are not familiar with sashimi. It was chewy most likely due to poor quality fish. The quality does not match the price. There are so many Japanese restaurants in Vancouver. I would go elsewhere where there is excellent sashimi.
  5. YF

    YummyFoodInRoswell

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant to visit in Vancouver. The food and service are both fabulous! Can’t wait till we’re in the area again.
  6. VP

    ValentinoP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Was great the only negative being it took too long for the food to arrive and a huge gap between each plate made the sharing experience annoying and super slow. Service was great and the food tasted great but just too long a wait
  7. TM

    TravelingMom

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The ambience and service was very good but we were looking forward to a pure sushi experience and the sushi itself was just average. The one standout was the saba box sushi. Aburi style was not our thing.
  8. MC

    MarcelC

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and the service were outstanding. The selection of drinks is also very good. The lady who served us was kind, funny, and attentive to the smallest details. We felt great
  9. ET

    ElleT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in Vancouver. The food and service was outstanding and the care and attention to the overall ambience and quality of food made this a wonderful dining experience. Would definitely recommend Minami for sushi lovers.
  10. J

    Jenny

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Minami was just lovely and incredibly delicious. This was our first visit to Minami (but it won't be the last) - we were a party of three -two adults and a child-, and celebrating a birthday. The staff are not only incredibly warm and friendly but very knowledgable and approachable. We were never rushed or pressured to place our order or to finish our meal. They do not have a children's menu but they still accomodate pickier palates by simplifying some dishes and offering custom maki rolls. Most importantly, the food is delicious - the restaurant is a bit spendy but 100% worth it. If you have never eaten sushi -what rock have you been living under- this is the place to eat it for the first time or for the 100th time. If you have the chance to come to Minami - do!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food beautifully presented. Excellent service!
  12. TE

    TeeElle

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waitstaff super friendly helpful. Good food. Accommodated us with an early seating (before reservation time) which I appreciated.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    For the price, was expecting more. Service and presentation was amazing. Quality and taste of food- can get elsewhere for a better price.
  14. DB

    DBM2017

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really good meal there Sunday night. Great service. Great food. Quiet enough to be able to have a conversation - two thumbs up.
  15. v

    vesoma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foods are so delicious, though my mom doesn't like their duck( she said it's kind of fishy smell), for me it's ok but a little bit salty taste, and rest are so good. Thanks to Aiden we did have a wonderful dinner. The only problem is the noise but you can't let all their customer to talk quietly.
  16. S

    Suzy

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Everything we order was great. Some stuff are expensive for the amount your getting. Our server was great. It was a bit noisy the table next to us. But over all is a great place.
  17. k

    kendelkay

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    amazing sashimi, sake, and service! the tuna and salmon sashimi were our favorite and the gold omachi sake was chef's kiss.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went there for my mom’s birthday. Food was incredible and would highly recommend the set menu.
  19. DH

    DavidH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food (I've lived in Japan for several years, and I preferred the sushi at Minami Sushi more than even higher end sushiyas in Japan.) Excellent service. Very friendly and helpful Great atmosphere, and I loved the artwork on the walls.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service as always!
  21. IT

    IslandTime

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Love Minami and our server was fabulous! We were a larger group and needed to be out the door for a show, which we let them know and then we promptly neglected to look at the time because the meal and service was so great! Recommend just keeping an eye out if you're on a timeline because the experience is so wonderful you'll lose track of time! We also had a Celiac (gluten free) in the group and they were very accommodating and knowledgable. For a group that's not overly adventurous with sushi, we tried lots of new things, loved them and we'll be back!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were really kind And she helped us really hardly Thank you so much
  23. K

    Kyra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and lovely hospitality! Went to celebrate my graduation and had a special congratulations dessert.
  24. c

    cnagappa

    Vancouver

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our second time eating at Minami, Yaletown. We decided to go there for lunch this time, as it can get pretty noisy at dinner. The lunch crowd seemed more relaxed and indeed the noise levels were low enough that we could enjoy our conversation. Our lunch consisted of a Sashimi platter, an Oshi sampler, assorted pieces of nigri and miso soup. It is, quite frankly, our best sushi dining experience in Vancouver. We would like to commend our very pleasant server Esabelle, who took time to explain the menu very clearly. She also was able to recommend excellent saki to accompany our meal. The sushi itself was very high quality, with great care taken for preparation and presentation. Having said that, there was nothing pretentious about it. Just fresh, clean and very tasty sushi. Kudos to the sushi chefs too. Minami is now one of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver.
  25. AD

    AdamD

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Our server set us up with a tasting menu and got us out the door on time for our flight home. She was very polite and professional - would return based on service alone. That being said the food is in a league of its own. Very fresh with complex use of flavours. Must try!
  26. V

    Viiii

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Absolutely the worst experience ever. We didn't even know who our server was. We were celebrating a birthday and there was no acknowledgement of that. NO one checked to see how our food was. I had to ask for soy sauce. I also had to ask who and where our server was. I had originally booked the reso at Miku because I have celebrated multiple birthdays there and every single time was exceptional but I can't say the same for my experience at Minami. Extremely disappointed. I'll never be dining at Minami again.
  27. TP

    TinaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I arrived early to my reservation and was told my table would be ready closer to original time. So I went for a walk in the freezing cold and was told they would call me. I never got a call and when my guest texted me they were there and was seated I had to rush back. For what you are spending and for the amount of staff that work at this place, I would expect waaaaaaay better service. Even the server seemed like she was a dear in the headlights when it came to serving.
  28. UB

    UrbanButch

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish was so delicious and our server was very helpful
  29. U

    Uncle

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son came home for reading break and we wanted to have a special sushi/sashimi dinner. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Our cocktails, appetizers, oshi and meals were exquisite. First time visit for us, but we will definitely return. Thank you for a lovely evening.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot and always consistent!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful meal. Our server was attentive and helpful with suggestions. We’ll be back!
  32. A

    Angela

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing! Very thoughtful for providing a complimentary dessert if it’s a birthday celebration.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was exceptional and the food was delicious! It was my first time try sea urchin, so that made the meal more interesting. Really cool and delicious cocktails on the menu!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Love it, the food is amazing
  35. a

    aggy

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible
  36. DB

    DiandraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and great service! Highly recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful - thanks Aiden!
  38. CS

    CarolS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Our server was excellent, very knowledgeable about all of the dishes and various presentations.
  39. G

    Gianni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very fancy dining experience. The food was full of taste and with interesting flavour contrasts. Very fresh and high-quality products
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as always.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Minami Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2689 OpenTable diners.

Minami Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Google Map for Minami Restaurant

1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T9

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Helmcken and Davie

  • Neighborhood

    Yaletown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are located half a block east of the Yaletown - Roundhouse Skytrain Station on the Canada Line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alan Ferrer

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 685-8080

  • Catering

    In compliance with the BC Ministry of Health and WorkSafeBC guidelines regarding social distancing and restricted gatherings, private dining and catering services are currently unavailable. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Private party facilities

    In compliance with the BC Ministry of Health and WorkSafeBC guidelines regarding social distancing and restricted gatherings, private dining and catering services are currently unavailable. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Private party contact

    Events Coordinator: (877) 744-3427

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