Minami Restaurant

4.6
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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.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.1
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FrankP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!

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vipAvRo
Vancouver
45 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

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.

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vipkk821
Vancouver
103 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Jelly
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything is fine just the food servicing is a little bit slow

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vipAmanda
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and drinks
Impecable service

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was great, but the restaurant was really noisy

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CIIP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both thumbs up for food quality, service, and ambience. Will surely be back!

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JaneA
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Philippino male server was awful. Never going again

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HSVanBC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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CarolL
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

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.

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CarolR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our absolute must visit every time we come to Vancouver!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

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.

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vipAngelaW
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! I love introducing friends to your restaurant.

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Echo
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect dine out

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ste363
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food is good but aburi sushi had turned cold when s arrived at table. The hot food was of good temperature though

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HenryL
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Minami is just not special anymore, there are other options for aburi sushi. I think we'll be skipping Minami next year, sorry!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious every time. A go to!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

The food was okay and the service was not good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Not great service at all. Specially for a birthday? But the food was amazing

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Shannond
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
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.

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SandyE
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.

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MeghanB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and knowledgeable server

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vipLilian
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Foodismylife
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Waitress was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was actually incredible and we ended up becoming friends! Food is always amazing and knowledge of menu was spectacular

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vipCarefreeDaughter
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.

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vipPaulA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great taste and combination of ingredients and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
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 :)

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Celebrating family’s Birthday !

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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