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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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
aonori tempura, crispy brussels sprouts, tsukemono, tosazu sauce, squid ink reduction
tiger prawns, herb-beer batter, soy balsamic reduction, sweet chilli harissa aioli, kale quinoa salad with miso ranch
Good food but exceedingly expensive when compared to the,amount of food served. We had to order additional dishes just to be satiated. The wine too was highly priced for an inexpensive bottle of white wine. Presentation is lovely but if carcasses and flowers cannot be eaten they should not take up most of the room on your plate of a few thin pieces of sashimi. They should be more generous with their fish for the prices charged.
The new spicy edamame is a treat!
The eggplant and red pepper nigiri are new favorites.
Bus service was good. Our primary server was hard to get a hold of.
We came here for a Valentine’s Date and everything was so delicious. We ordered the aburi beef carpaccio, the salmon oshi sushi, the Saba oshi sushi, the ebi oshi sushi, and the champagne roll. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the ebi aburi sushi - the citrus flavour complimented the ebi so well! We also ordered a matcha lemonade and a glass of nichol Pinot Gris white wine. Everything was simply delicious. The service was great too. We always have a wonderful time here and cannot wait to come back!
If you want a fancy sushi restaurant which serves sushi at expensive prices, with a nice ambience, than Minami is a good choice! However if you're looking for value and better tasting/quality sushi then you best venture elsewhere. I would recommend this as a place to try, or a place for a social function not for a place where you want good quality sushi for the price. I say this due to the fact the aburi sushi (top is seared) came to us cold, as if it was sitting there waiting for a server. The sushi rice was also cold, as if it was taken out of a fridge not too long ago. I guess it was my fault for coming here with high expectations as I knew the sushi came with a high price point. The Service however, was great! Very friendly and water glass was constantly topped up and each sushi roll came with an explanation of what it was. However, service can only go so far. I can say I am glad I tried Minami but for the price point I will gladly go to other sushi joints that offer the same if not better sushi at better prices.
Everything is fine just the food servicing is a little bit slow
Didn't really enjoy the flavor of their "famous" salmon roll. Overall, it was a very underwhelming experience, and we left disappointed. Out of all of the meals we had over a week of vacation in Vancouver and Whistler, this was the least favorite.
Minami is the best sushi I’ve had. We are not from Vancouver and when we get the chance to make it up there, we always go to Minami without a question!
Great food and drinks
The food was great, but the restaurant was really noisy
Both thumbs up for food quality, service, and ambience. Will surely be back!
Philippino male server was awful. Never going again
My friend and I did the Dine Out Vancouver, lunch and it was as expected. Delicious and everything came out at a timely manner and each dish was well described by all the servers. Thank you to all for this great experience.
Great food and experience. They found out we had gotten engaged the day before and brought us complimentary champagne and dessert to celebrate.
Always a pleasure dining at to Minami! Quality of food is always great and we are always reminded that we should come back more often! All of the Aburi sushis are amazing!
Our waiter was very attentive. I just hope he mentioned his name when he approached the table. Food was a hit or miss. Overall, it was a good experience.
Service was horrible. The server did not even greet us until 20 minutes later when we were ready to order she served another customer that just sat down. We were not even give water then. She even got our order wrong. She was more interested in hiding in a corner flirting with the manager. I will never go back to Minami. Miku is so much better and I suggest that anyone considering going to Minami to go to Miku instead.
Our absolute must visit every time we come to Vancouver!
Minami offers high-quality sushi and sashimi and beautifully presented dishes. Their food and service are consistent every visit. We definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone!
I had the dine out menu and it was excellent. As my first time going to Minami, it was a wonderful sample of what kind of dishes they offer. Great staff. I will be coming back.
Service is extremely slow. We waited 15-20 minutes to be seated (we were on time for our reservation) and the first dish was served after 20-25 minutes. We are never going to go back.
Amazing as always! I love introducing friends to your restaurant.
Perfect dine out
Food is good but aburi sushi had turned cold when s arrived at table. The hot food was of good temperature though
Minami is just not special anymore, there are other options for aburi sushi. I think we'll be skipping Minami next year, sorry!
Delicious every time. A go to!
The food was okay and the service was not good
Not great service at all. Specially for a birthday? But the food was amazing
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.
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.
Delicious food and knowledgeable server
Very good food. Hope they have a smaller portion for senior
Waitress was very good
The server was actually incredible and we ended up becoming friends! Food is always amazing and knowledge of menu was spectacular
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.
Food was good. Friendly hostesses but some servers felt a little snobbish.
Great taste and combination of ingredients and food
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 :)
Celebrating family’s Birthday !
Amazing tasting menu lunch - delicious, varied, filling and incredible value. Great staff, too!
Minami Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1697 OpenTable diners.
Minami Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://minamirestaurant.com/gift-cards-cakes/.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.