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Minami Restaurant

1207 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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  • Good for a Date (48)
  • Creative Cuisine (45)
  • Special Occasion (42)
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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Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 3:00pm
Bar Bites: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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, 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
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Private party contact (604) 685-8055
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Catering services are available for your special occasion.

For more information, visit
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Cross street
Helmcken and Davie
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Parking details
Restaurant valet is only available for dinner service 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)
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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 1207 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Ate at the sushi bar. Service was a bit spotty. Our waitress kept disappearing.

CedarCottager (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Aburi is top notch. Opera cake is my fave

vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Meal was Perfect as always

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Amazing service! Great attention to details!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The service was very slow even though the restaurant didn’t seem very busy. In addition, they brought us the wrong meal after waiting an eternity. They eventually brought the correct meal, but there was no apology or compensation. Would not go back.

vipblueskyjeff (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Come here for the valentine’s day. As usually greeted with pleasant staff. The main waitress is always my most concern for a lot of my visit. Sometimes I get lucky to have some warm family loving one, but occasionally I get one that doesn’t do the job well and today is one of them. After ordering the food, she only came once for checking. I had order dessert from other, table wasn’t clean for dessert, green tea didn’t get refilled once. Let me make it clear, the restaurant isn’t busy at all for such date. For food, I love the valentine’s special dessert!! Amazing! Wish i can eat that instead consistently having green opera is the only choice. P.S. good luck after March once most of the street parking gone!

5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

My fiance and I went here on our first date almost 4 years ago. Since then, Minami has been our special occasion date spot, and it's always fantastic.

Devonia88 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was very good but the service was a bit on the slow side.

Syyy (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I was looking forward to try Minami, but I have to say that my experience was very disappointing. I like aburi sushi and tried at different restaurants including Miku (long time ago). Minami aburi (all three types) were just simply below average. Rolls were ok. But not worth the price. Also, the place was very loud. I made a reservation a month ago for my special date, and when we arrived, the server gave us the table right in front of the enterance. I was literally facing people waiting. There were empty tables further inside. I didn't complain because I didn't want to ruin the day, but shouldn't those tables for walk-in people? In addition to loud crowd, we had to constantly be inturupped by "how many?" Or "please come this way" etc. It was almost embarrassing sitting and eating so close to the enterance door. I will never go back. I can't understand why the place is so popular. I might try Miku again for good aburi.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall the experience was okay. The biggest disappointment was being welcomed by the hostess and being told "seriously, we need the table back in an hour and a half" even though we were on time for our reservation. There were plenty of tables, and it took 5 minutes to seat us. When we finally got seated, they put us in the corner where there was no one else. We asked to be moved to the main area.

LisaBanks724 (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

LOVE the aburi oshi, the champagne roll was delish. You guys are one of my fav restaurants in yaletown.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Too long to wait for food.

Haidy (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

It was awesome with all the food especially the desserts

vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

made a reservation and came on a whim not knowing it was still dineout. food was fantastic
but its not worth the price. total bill was 150 and i was still hungry after. overall cool place with great food but pricey for what you get

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

$130 for literally $10 in Costs for pre-made plates.