Minami Restaurant

4.6
1361 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 3:00pm
Bar Bites: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 685-8080
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Payment options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alan Ferrer
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Private party facilities
Minami Restaurant offers two distinct private dining rooms, the Blue Wave and Blue Ocean room, for your next event. For more information, contact our events coordinator at event@aburirestaurants.com.
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Private party contact
events@aburirestaurants.com: (604) 685-8055
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Catering
Catering services are available for your special occasion.

For more information, visit http://minamirestaurant.com/events-catering/
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Helmcken and Davie
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Parking details
Restaurant valet is only available for dinner service on Thursday to Saturday for $12 with a stamped copy of your receipt available at guest services.
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Public transit
We are located half a block east of the Yaletown - Roundhouse Skytrain Station on the Canada Line.
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Special events & promotions
Minami Restaurant features two private rooms for your next party, meeting, or special event. We can also do full buyouts on a case by case basis.

Please contact our Events Coordinator at events(at)aburirestaurants.com
For more information, visit http://minamirestaurant.com/events-catering/
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1361 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.4
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5.0Dined a day ago

Food was good! Salmon Oshi is my favourite and had amazing service! Also the patio was beautiful.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Best Japanese fusion restaurant in Vancouver. Great ambience, good creative food and attentive service.
Highly recommended. Especially if you are visiting Vancouver.
⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I loved the food! It was very tasty thanks to the chefs!! Also it's very presentable. :)

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food and service was fantastic. Back patio area is significantly quieter and relaxed than the main restaurant. Highly suggest that if it is available and you want to have a more intimate setting to facilitate more engaging conversations. Only downside is that you are subject to local weather and you may get some downtown ambience intrusion.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First time to dine-in. Loved the artwork. Aburi salmon was succulent and full of umami.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

As out-of-towners, Minami is one of our must-do dinners when visiting Vancouver. All the fish is very fresh, the presentations are creative & super tasty. Sitting at the Sushi bar is great fun watching things get made. This time we tried Kusshi oysters for the first time, they were so sweet & creamy! My husband loves the sake choices & I can always find a wine (or bubbles!) to go with the food.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Amazing. High quality ingredients. There is precision in preparation of the food, and artistry in its creation.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Excellent sushi, unique presentation but very noisy that you can barely hear and overpriced.

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Food and ambiance was fair. Our server was attentive and good.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great dinner, creative take on Japanese cuisine. Ideal for sharing, will definitely return

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Excellent sushi expertly designed and presented. The service was very good as well. In a town known for seafood and sushi, this is a find.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The server pressured me into getting the Ebi Fritters. Thank god she did.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Great seating outside. Sushi very good and service great (Lila)

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Awesome! Food was so good!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Excellent customer service. Food was very good but expensive. Everything was nicely plated and tasted good. Did not feel that full at the end.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Foods were okay. Service was not ok. No one came to say hi for more than 10mins. We were 'discovered' by one of bartenders. He served us drinks but our server still didnt show up. I dont think its server's fault, miscommunication between servers and hosts. Very unprofessional.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great food, Love the umeshu tea. Tuna tartare was another favorite

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Absolutely love this restaurant! Only thing to mention is that both the sake and wine we ordered were out of stock but the replacements offered were very adequate!

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Foods are amazing.
One of the servers attitude was not great which ruined the whole dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Friendly service from start to finish. Our server gave us excellent suggestions since we had not been there before. The food was decadent, beautifully plated and flavourful. We had a great time.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Good appitizers, the sushi was ok, our waitress was bored and didn’t help with the menu, the restaurant was tooooo loud with all the greeting back and forth. Don’t go here for a date or business meeting it’s too loud for that.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great restaurant, came with a colleague from out of town and she loved it!!! Def get the salmon oshi

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

We had a great time celebrating our friends birthday. The food was great, as it always is. And out server was very friendly and attentive. She made a great drink suggestion for me :)

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Their aburi is to die for. Delicious! Especially the salmon oshi. Great selection of alcoholic beverages. Did not feel rushed at all.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Food is of the highest quality, took a few different tasting menu and very expensive for the actual amount of fish in them, I found way too much rice in there selection. The price is definitely very high, but if people like creative Maki selection, this is the place

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the patio was beautiful!

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1.0Dined on July 16, 2018

I was told there would be oysters by calling in ahead as well as speaking to the hostess... server told me he had no idea what we were talking about when I asked for oysters and your service was poor.. was waiting around to be served as well as waiting for food while the restaurant only had 10 tables.
It was for my bday and hoped for something better. I had to cut my meal short and go down the street for oysters.

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Salmon Oshi is delish. Very over priced

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Service was quick and the waiter and waitresses were very kind. Place was quiet so we were able to have a nice conversation. Food was very good and definitely worth the price! Our waiter really took the time to ensure that my allergies were relayed to the kitchen and it made me feel very comfortable eating here. It was a pleasant experience dining here and my boyfriend and I will be back again!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Everything was perfect. It's could be a great place for dating, so I wish to have an opportunity to put guest's flowers in a vase.
Cozy ambiance, clean. Great food presentation.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

It is a very nice place to grab something to eat. The waiter is very nice and food is always good.

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Fantastic, delicious food. Servers were great and attentive. Atmosphere and noise level were terrible. It was so loud I had trouble hearing the person sitting next to me. If it was for the noise, everything else was great.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

great food and service, especially with wine tasting.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

The food and location are both great,

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Salmon oishi was sublime! And wait staff were really friendly and professional.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

The food was great. Waitress was nice and friendly

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Great food - fresh as anything. I'd definitely go back for more.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The service was excellent and most of the food was great. I’d stick to the sushi over the grilled dishes, it may have been an off night but the sablefish and everything on the plate was over cooked.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Amazing food with great service.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Outstanding service and remarkably great food.

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