Minami Restaurant

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.

Private Dining

Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Yaletown, Minami Restaurant offers two distinct private dining rooms accommodating groups between 14-30 for a wide range of private events.

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4.6
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4.5
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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat at the bar and the bartender was phenomenal. Quick response, recommended King Salmon (which was out of this world) and was friendly and personable.

Great overall experience. Can't wait to visit again.

SE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

I had high expectations of this place as it was associated with Miku. Our friendly server was wonderful, however I can't really say that much about the food. We ordered the $45 sampling for lunch ( it was ALOT of food). Nothing really stood out for me as it wasn't really all that special. I don't think I would revisit the restaurant again as there are so many other places to try.

MB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and knowledgeable server

L
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food. Hope they have a smaller portion for senior

F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Waitress was very good

CD
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Lovely time with my mother, sushi was spectacular and a nice variety - the salmon aburi is to die for! Only issue is service was very slow and the server never really apologized or let us know what was going on - if we had been in a hurry this would have been a problem.

PA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was good. Friendly hostesses but some servers felt a little snobbish.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great taste and combination of ingredients and food

OT
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

compare to miku, minami has a bit less options... for lunch, not sure about dinner. the taste and service is just same outstanding, I would prefer minami lunch since its much quieter than miku :)

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Celebrating family’s Birthday !

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing tasting menu lunch - delicious, varied, filling and incredible value. Great staff, too!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Server made many mistakes and didn’t apologize or even acknowledge that mistakes were made but the food was excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great sushi!

KS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed lunch on the patio and ordered Premium Zen set as it was our anniversary. Signature sushi was amazing, and baked salmon was one of the best I ever had. Portions were generous so we were pleasantly full and happy.
Only suggestion for the menu would be to replace too acidic beet salad with goat cheese for something more subtle.
Overall, we were quite happy with our choice for lunch at Minami, and have enjoyed delicious meal, excellent service and peaceful auietness of the patio on a summer day.

BK
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service.. excellent food quality n portion with their Zen Premium Lunch Set.

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding service and attention to detail.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down, the best sushi I have ever had. I traveled to Vancouver from North Carolina and sought out sushi since I love it so much and there is much fresher fish here. Vancouver has a plethora of sushi restaurants, but our experience at Minami was simply divine. We had an appetizer, 2 rolls of their signature flame seared sushi, sake flight, and cocktails. Everything was delicious but the flame seared sushi blew me away. My husband and I came here for our anniversary and it exceeded my already high expectations!

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating birthday for my best friend. The surprised ice cream birthday wish was very appreciated.

M
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great as always

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat out on the patio. It is much quieter and a nicer ambiance out there. Service was great. Definitely recommend.

Minami Restaurant
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is very fulfilling to hear that you enjoyed your experience on our patio! We will share your kind message with our team as well. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Minami Management Team

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Out server was excellent! We learned so much from him being out first time. Can’t wait to be back!

Minami Restaurant
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Minami!. We will definitely share your kind message with the team. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Minami Management Team

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Servers and host was very friendly and attentive

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very great experience, Minami never fails to disappoint. A slight technical error caused our food to be served in the wrong order (which I did not mind at all), however the restaurant made every possible attempt to enhance our dining experience and the General Manager himself went as far as even offering us dessert over this simple oversight. I will be returning here as much as I can

AY
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

I ordered a la carte and felt the flavours weren't spectacular and the 2 rolls, 1 appy and 2 pieces of nigiri were NOT worth the $60 I as charged. I've had sushi that was of equal flavour and quality for half that price at multiple places around the city. It's a typical Yaletown spot that caters to people with more money than taste.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best sushi places I have ever been to! Incredible food and amazing service!! 100% recommend because if you are in Vancouver it is a must, we were only in town for 2 days and went both days because its just that good!! The rolls in the pictures were my favorite but honestly everything was delicious❤️

J
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere on the patio.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Some food was super good but some was average. Restaurant was packed and it took a while to get our dishes. It was pretty noisy but fun vibe.

OT
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a nice lunch we had. Lunch menu choices are adequate. Food portion is fine. Place is clean and neat. Service is great.

K
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food. Came here several times the foods are always keep the same level.

OT
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. Fantastic sushi!

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Delicious sushi. However, our reservation was not a reservation. We waited ~45 after our scheduled time to be seated. Simply unacceptable, and with basically no apology from the staff.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was amazing, I like it

JM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Not sure why this place is so popular. The food is just not even close to being worth the charge. It is fine and the belly tuna was terrific, but most is middle of the road... and the prices are quite high.

M
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get the tasting menu - you won’t regret it.

JM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner and date night. Everyone at Minami went out of their way to great care of us. Food was amazing. Thanks!

Minami Restaurant
Responded on July 16, 2019

Dear Jonathan, thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us. It is very fulfilling to hear that you had a wonderful evening with our cuisine and service! We will definitely share your kind message with our team. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Minami Management Team

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TS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Used to be one of my favourite restaurants, but this time around, I found that both the quality of food and service has lessened noticeably.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Sushi was amazing. The sable fish was very nice but not worth the price. The sides could have been better. It also took nearly 30 minutes to get our first drink and place our order.

K
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

sushi that melts in your mouth, YUMMM! The staff are friendly and professional. Had a great time, thank you!

BA
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Every thing about my experience at Minami was great with one exception. It's too noisy to have a quiet conversation. This place is better for a group rather than a quiet dinner for two. A little sound dampening would go a long way.

CC
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great sushi, beautifully arranged, fast service.

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