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Minami Restaurant

4.4
1247 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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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, 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 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 1247 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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5.0Dined 13 hours ago

Amazing food never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We always have to hit Minami when in Vancouver. Food and service are top notch!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We have a wonderful experience. The menu was new to us and the waitress made us feel very comfortable and welcome, explained everything, made recommendations, etc. It was pricier than our normal fare, but it was well worth what we paid. Only regret actually is that we didn't leave a bigger tip for our waitress (wasn't thinking).

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food and service we're excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The host at the reception desk was very kind accommodating. We arrived a full hour before our booked time, but she was good enough to let us know our table was ready.

The server gave very detailed info about the menu choices and this helped us tremendously in choosing our food. The signature sushi as well as the calamari and the steak were all scrumptious.

It’s a bit pricey but it’s worth a try, even once.

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Forgot my food
Ordering the food took so dam long
Food didn’t show up what order not great and I come to resturant quote often

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent but very expensive

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was good, place not busy so quiet. Staff pleasant but basically took orders and served the food. Not too attentive.
Main issue was ALL of the Zen Premium Menu was served all together, and everything went cold as we made our way through the sashimi, poke and go-mae. Did ask for manager and gave feedback. Perhaps serving in 3 courses, cold, hot and aburi could be done, in stages.
Nothing too special done for our 45 th anniversary occasion. Just wished and written on dessert plate.
Quantity of food was good and good quality, well made and presented.
Would go again

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I find the restaurant quite noisy, so if you are here on a date don't expect it to be a "romantic" date but more like a "fun date". Also a side note is if you drive here, it's cheaper to valet park ($11) then parking at the meter ($6/ hr + plus hard to find parking spots)!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We have a great time as always and the staff were very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Brought some colleagues from out of town for a real Vancouver sushi experience. They were blown away. Outstanding food.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Son home from University

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always spot on.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The waitress asked about our allergies and informed the manager and kitchen. The manager even came to talk to us and we were very pleasantly surprised that the kitchen substituted one of the sushi from the set menu to accommodate my son’s allergy. Great food, great service! Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The overall food experience was absolutely insaine. Probably hands down the best Japanese restaurant I've ever been. The Oshi is what they're known for and now I know why. The idea of pressed rice with fish on top is amazing!

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The sushi is definitely interesting, however, is not traditional and overpriced. The non-Sushi dishes are excellent and definitely the highlight of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent meal! Excellent service! One of the best Japanese restaurants in Vancouver

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Minami has great food, in terms of both quality and plating. After having been to both Minami and Miku, I think Minami has the edge in terms of overall ambiance and interior of the restaurant. Would definitely come again!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Fun times, nice food, noisy (but to be expected) good cocktails.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Not as good as miku but better then most! If you are willing to spend the tasting menu at miku is better!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food was very mediocre for what it was priced, not worth it. Service was great. We reserved for a bday dinner for two and noted it on the reservation but nothing special.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Nice place and the aburi-style sushi is delicious, their signature dish. It is different from most sushi restaurants since the food is made in a production line of sushi chefs-- which is interesting to watch, but less charming than the typical approach in sushi restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

One of the best Japanese restaurants in Vancouver and nice atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food and service. We were all first-timers at this restaurant, including an out-of-towner who was very impressed with the menu and the food.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Enjoyed our meal at Minami. The food was delicious (can’t get enough of the salmon aburi oshi). The portions were appropriate except for the green tea opera which seemed much smaller than it used to be. Our waitress was very attentive making sure that our water glasses were always filled to the top and changing our sharing plates.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excellent aburri sushi. Great service!
They were able to make some noodles and basic rolls for our children.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Amazing food! Amazing service! The salmon and ebi oshi rolls are a must try as is the amazing wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

l have been there for many times but l still found it great.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was amazing, lots of variety and an exceptional job at modern Japanese dining. Service, however, this time was mediocre. Food and drinks took a while to get to our table and when we made requests, we were waiting for long periods of time. Granted this is a very busy place, especially on a Friday night, but for the money being spent, they should be able to deal with loads (and have in past visits).

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Excellent place. It remind me of some restaurants I’ve been to in Japan.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The only problem was the closing time. We made a reservation for 21h30 but the kitchen closes at 22h, if we were told that before going we would have gone earlier or changes restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I always love their food, it is well prepared, beautifully presented, and is delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Yikes. This time, service had forgotten part of our minami zen. Service came by to correct this, nonetheless, it extended our lunch by 30 minutes.

Simple mistake, but I'm sure it won't happen next time.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Very good, sable fish portion on the small side

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I came here with my friend to celebrate our graduation and we were so impressed with the food and service! The sockeye salmon sashimi was the best thing I've ever tasted. Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Great food. Nice presentation. I’ll be letting my business colleagues know they have another go to sushi restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Everything about this place is classy and upscale. Our server was very pleasant and helpful. The Aburi Oshi Sushi is amazing with such delicate flavours. The only negative was the Fraser Valley Pork which seemed to be considerably smaller than the Brome Lake Duck.

Would definitely return to try other menu items. The Aburi Shokai looks worth a try.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Aburi is top notch. Opera cake is my fave

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