Minami Restaurant

4.7
2307 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Yaletown, Minami 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.

PLEASE NOTE:
Patrons aged 12+ must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to dine at Minami. Please show proof of vaccination at the reception via one of the following approved records:

1. BC Vaccine Card printed, or on mobile phone
2. An outside-of-BC Immunization Record

Support Minami Restaurant during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Dinner Experience

    CA$25.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    PLEASE NOTE: $25 non-refundable deposit will be credited back towards your bill on-site. Dinner service only. For one night only, join us at Minami Yaletown for a romantic Valentine's Day evening. In addition to offering our a-la-carte menu, our chefs are curating a delectable set menu for you and your guest(s) to choose from, priced at $125 per person. Special Valentine's Day menu will follow shortly and be posted on our website - no pre-selection necessary. Wine and sake pairings will be available, specially chosen by our talented sommelier. We cannot wait to host you!

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM, Mon - Fri 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, Sat 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2307 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My 2nd time trying out dine out at this restaurant, still maintain very good quality food, services, & freshness
Can go back very often, love this Japanese rest👍

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I and my boyfriend went to try dine out menu in 2022. Everything was great! Food was authentic and delicious🤍 our server was very polite and professional. I requested the table specific, the hostess got us good 👍 can’t wait to visit again soon🥰

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sarah
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dine- out 2022. We’ve been before and it’s a great deal and the food is delicious.

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Hiro
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Modern Japanese restaurant by younger staff

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AileenC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Dine Out menu was incredible! We were blown away by every dish.

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vipImee
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I am an avid patron of this restaurant and I usually find it exceptional..but last night was "one off." The food was just okay, taste is not thing extaordinary..is it because of DOV? Then taste should have showcase what minami taste is all about. And the service usually is great but last night..our server was clearly not liking his job...he wasn't friendly and helpful...snobbish i would say. I will keep on coming back, maybe not during DOV anymore, but i hope this restaurant will maintain its highest quality/standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dine out lunch!

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vipRoseY
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love going to Minami, their food is always good and service excellent. I would recommend who hasn't tired it go!

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Evie
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Minami good and service are still as good as always! Just the dine out value is not what I expected: with $59 per person I could’ve got more nice aburi which is the signature. But overall is good, I would go back again and just order what I like instead of what’s being offered l.

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Simon
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Minami is a great place to visit no matter what the occasion. The only negative is that there is no less expensive sake option. The lowest cost option is $42.00 for half a litre.

The bar area is great to hangout for a drink during Happy Hour, which is great value.

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Charger
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and delicious food!

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ShantelleM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner! Our service was great- she was so sweet! Great work chefs!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Food at Minami is always exceptional. I loved salmon oshi, Kaisen soba, tuna tartar and the dine out menu we ordered. However our server Jeremy was unpleasant to deal with.
As soon we got seated, he asked us if we are here for dine out and wanted to get ordered started. We just sat down and haven’t even looked at the menu at that point. Jeremy said ok and walked away. When I asked for soy sauce for our sushi, he seemed a bit shocked and there was no explanations on the 2 different types of soy sauce we got. I haven’t been to Minami for awhile, I don’t remember which one is the sweeter one. From my past experiences dinning at Minami, server usually serve the soy sauce before our sushi gets here and tell us which is which. But nope, not with Jeremy. When he refills our water and place back our table, I had my head down eating, all I heard was boom! My husband was shocked of how rude he was, just boom dropped the water and walked away. There was no utensil for my husbands steak, overall. I’ve never experienced this kind of service at any restaurant. Very disappointing experience.

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good service and amazing food and desert. The dine out menu is really good

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robparry
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Birthday outing!

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vipEVEL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall it is very good

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service was great!!

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Terri
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Normally a 4-5 star experience but the kitchen was having a bit of an off day on a couple dishes for us. Still love the food. Best oishi in town. The new humbolt squid appy was tender and tasty.

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ASTL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Actually our server ‘Aden’ was a great guy but our main course was cold.

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Jenn
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and Bailey made sure it was a special dinner! We were very thankful that Bailey had made the night an enjoyable one. We loved everything, especially the beef aburi carpaccio (a must!). The oshi was great, we loved the ebi oshi the most. Our favourite specialty roll was the Champagne one. Overall, our experience with everything was superb! Thanks for the dessert Minami and your awesome service Bailey!

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THEFOODIEREVIEWER
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Food and service doesn't live up to expectations advertised online. Price is a premium for what you get. Have had much better dining experiences representing Japanese A la Carte elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

The whole family was not satisfied, even the person who eats extreme little was not content with portion size

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Amazing food, average service!

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vipRobruf
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good sushi and sashimi. Servers were great and knowledgeable. Too bad about not being able to eat at the bar due to COVID restrictions. Got some off the menu items, very enjoyable evening out in Yaletown. We will visit again when we are next in Vancouver.

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Deluxe, a luxury sushi place! Highly recommended and good valued price
Nice survice:)

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ManoriS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good food. Had to wait a little bit for a foods. But it's worth waiting for it.

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RaymondY
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

I gave the service only 1 star because your server lack common sense and was a bit rude. We ordered the salmon oshi sushi and red wave roll but wasn’t given any soy sauce and wasabi. It’s common sense to provide these condiments when having sushi but we had to ask for them. When we were enjoying our food, our glasses of water were already 95% full. It makes absolutely no sense to top off a couple of droplets. When asked the server to stop, she slammed the water bottle on the table which made a loud unpleasant noise, very rude in my opinion. The food tasted great but the the service made the evening uneventful.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Overall a positive experience. Food was good overall. Not spectacular but good. Enjoyed the salmon oishi . Brussels sprouts were over salted this time . Wish the server was a bit more cognizant about COVID protocols . Was a bit disheartening to see her clearing plates with her bare hands and then holding our miso soup bowls with same hands on the rims where we place our mouths to drink from with no hand washing in between . Maybe use trays ? Server disappeared at some point in middle of service and someone else delivered our food after a lengthy wait . Then server reappeared when we paid the bill. Normally Minami excels in service, so was surprised. Other than the service / COVID hiccups it was a pleasant if not average meal . Seems like the quality has gone down a bit due to them being very busy with both dine in and take out orders. At first was wowed at both miku and Minami by the food now found it average at best. Sushi rice seemed a tad under seasoned and rice was a bit mushy compared to other upper middle places .

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High quality food and drink and great service. Worth the experience and will be back

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parishadh
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience as always. It’s our 100th time & we never get tired of it. The staff are so welcoming & the food is ridiculously good

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

I mentioned prior that it’s a birthday so if you can put a candle the dessert about 3 times and when the dessert came out there was no candle. It was my son’s birthday. I’ve been going here for 5 years and I’m really disappointed.

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Slee
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Experience was not as great as Miku its sister restaurant even though the price point was similar.

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StevenT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy the food and service. Definitely coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience every time we visit, love the lunch menu and happy hour specials as well!

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emikomac
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful to have great dinner with our family and girlfriend last night at Minami.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never not impressed by Minami. The service and food are exceptional every time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Server was excellent, very friendly without being overly friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was exquisite and delicious as always. Highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Our reservation was at 9. Without prior notice. They came at 9:24 saying last call for food. They thought it to be dumb of us not to understand this without prior communication about it

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ALIsonX
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is great as always!
Aburi steak is good!
Only thing is music is too loud

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Minami Restaurant using the Order Online button. Minami Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Minami Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2307 OpenTable diners.

Minami Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://wwws-canada2.givex.com/cws4.0/aburi/.

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.

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