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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.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- 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
Hamachi Nigiri, Sockeye Salmon Nigiri, Bincho Nigiri, Negitoro Maki, Aburi Salmon Oshi, Aburi Saba Oshi, Aburi Ebi Oshi
chef's selection of sashimi, poke, served with steamed rice
The “Taste of Yaletown” lunch option was amazing.
Oshi and blue fin tuna ... omg!
Had the tasting menu which was a delightful experience.
The freshest sashimi and seafood. Excellent sashimi platter for two, delicious Champagne rolls, the Totoro tuna belly sashimi is to die for. Ebi fritters are succulent and fresh. Red wave rolls are yummy. Tofu salad is so healthy! Excellent service! This is why we keep returning!
Visited Minami for the first time during their happy hour and it was amazing. The food quality was extraordinary and the service was fast and friendly. Gorgeous restaurant with an open concept kitchen where you can watch the sushi chefs at work. Their happy hour has some really great deals on food and drinks! A must try in Yaletown!
Very good food and service,
Quite expensive but definitely worth it
Chris was very knowledgeable with the menu, such a wonderful experience, food was delicious!
Amazing food and service!
Such a let down. We were so looking forward to a special experience (food and service), but both were vastly overpriced and overrated.
Lovely experience! The hosts and server were very accommodating and welcoming. Amazing food, and relaxed vibe.
Just visited Minami at 2pm on a Friday and it was a very nice experience overall! Our waiter was great and provided very good service. The food came really quickly and tasted pretty good. For those who are going to go, the general experience is pretty much as it was pre-COVID, minus the crowded atmosphere.
The waiter and waitresses that served us were great. They know the food well.
It was the first visit for us and the food did not disappoint - except for the Ebi Fritters - the batter tasted like corndog batter. It wasn't bad, but in my opinion, the traditional panko breading would have been better. The rest of the experience was stellar. Rizza, our server, was very attentive. It was an overall 5-star experience.
We feel so safe at Minami. The distancing is appreciated. The staff are so careful. And of course, the food is outstanding! I think this is the best sushi I have had.
The music came on too loud at one time and they were hornets flying on the patio
I missed good sushi since I moved from Barcelona to Toronto, finally I found one spot to have hope again!
It’s COVID-19 but table with table are so close.. also is my birthday but there nobody ask me what I was celebrating, that is so disappointed. Anyways, the food is nice and tasty!
Beautiful dishes and very fresh seafood ! Waiter Ken was a great server and I enjoyed everything I got! We ordered miso soup, salmon on rice, 2 specialty rolls called champagne roll and a red something both were amazing! Also the cocktails were unique and tasty:) So if you are feeling like a amazing sushi night with your partner in Yaletown this is your spot! We will be back for sure!
Best sushi in Vancouver. Great location from the main strip
Service was quick and food was spot on. Always one of our favourite spots when we come to visit.
Horrible service , food was excellent as usual
Good experience, delicious food, nice restaurant, good service.
Great service and food. Our server was very informative and professional.
We had a fabulous server by the name of Ken(?). The food was great but he made our experience at the restaurant that much better!
Excellent service and suggestions from my server on Tuesday evening. I regrettably can’t remember his name because I was so tired when I got to dinner. He went out of his way to ensure I could still try the 5 course Blue Ocean Menu even though it was sort of late and almost closing time. Management was kind and the food was exquisite! It was played beautifully, appealing to the eye and tastebuds. Compliments to the chef, cooks and kitchen staff. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Absolutely wonderful meal and venue!
Just an overall underwhelming experience. Having heard so much about the amazing Sushi scene in Vancouver we decided to go for Minami, as it seemed like one of the safer options given the reviews and the price level.
We expected much more of an upscale experience than what we were met with. The ambience of the place is very casual, and while the presentation of the food was very nice and the quality of the ingredients (the fish) top notch, the flavour and overall experience was just not what we were expecting.
Felt a bit like a wasted meal (and money) to be honest.
Outstanding experience in ambience, service and food . Will definitely be back. The server was knowledgable friendly and attentive. Each of the dishes we had was extremely well presented and delicious. The price was reasonable for the quality and amount. Everything was pretty much perfect.
We booked "dine outside" but was disappointed to learn the patio was closed and we had
to sit inside. It wasn't raining but temperature was around 18 degrees F.
Outdoor seating - cold
The food is absolutely amazing with good flavour and quality.
The sushi was absolutely delicious but it is very small portion. The sake and ambience are really nice and this is a great spot for a date night or a special night out.
It's the best sushi I had in Vancouver. Absolutely delicious. Plates are a bit on the small size though. The patio was lovely.
Great food and service as usual! It was also reassuring to see the COVID measures they had in place, felt safe dining at the restaurant.
Nothing to add at this time. Had a good time. Server Florence was excellent!
Super Yum, we had the yaletown set menu and it was perfect, great value and will come back again
Classy place, nice atmosphere, professional service, interesting choices on the menu, the food was very delicious.
Remember to ask for the outside dining. It a small, very pleasant patio area in the back. It is worth trying to book there! Usually the server will explain the menu and their feature items, which sets them apart from normal sushi menus. The tuna tartare is the best I have ever had.
Despite 3 phone calls, including on the day of my reservation, to ensure and emphasize the importance of a surprise birthday I planned for my friend and pre-ordering of a $35 cake for after our meal, the Minami team’s ineffective communication failed to fulfill the special requests I made. Needless to say, this was a very disappointing dining experience with sushi that was too cold. However, I appreciated the apology from the manager, Leon Hong, and the complementary dessert due to their errors. In the future, I hope that the team better communicates with each other and fulfill the customer’s requests, especially after confirming it 3 times prior to the reservation as fine dining isn’t only about great food but also the pleasant experience that comes with it.
I really enjoyed it here. My sister got their dine outside zen feature and it was worth it for sure. I had their premium lunch and i definitely believe its worth it. I originally booked this restaurant because I thought it had a omakase special, but the premium lunch special was amazing, better than I expected.
Minami Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Minami Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1800 OpenTable diners.
Minami Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://minamirestaurant.com/gift-cards-cakes/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.