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Minami Shokai Course - Minami Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

Minami Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3221 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.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 685-8080
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian & Pacific Islander
  • Executive Chef
    Alan Ferrer
  • Private party facilities
    Minami Yaletown's Blue Wave room is the perfect space for a more intimate dining experience. The room features a family-style dining table that seats up to 14 guests. French doors enclose the room to create a cozy atmosphere where you and your guests can enjoy your special event.
  • Private party contact
    Minami Yaletown: (604) 685-8080
  • Neighbourhood
    Yaletown
  • Cross Street
    Helmcken and Davie
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    We are located half a block east of the Yaletown - Roundhouse Skytrain Station on the Canada Line.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

    Most Booked

3,221 Reviews
  1. PARIF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hana K was our server and she was outstanding. Thank you

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  2. navySILVER

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic options, a lot of crowd pleaser plates. Great meal

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  3. ActionJackson

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both amazing. A big shout out to the server… she made our evening extra special with her kindness.

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  4. Joey

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and excellent service, only downside was that they were a little too eager to remove empty plates and raised the question each time if it was ok to take the empty plate…

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  5. Ally

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The waiter was so arrogant we actually didn’t stay. I won’t go back to this restaurant. Prices are high these days and I’m not going to spend my money in a place that doesn’t treat customers well. Don’t need it!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious japanese food, highly recommended. Good ambiance, nothing overly special, I'd go mostly for the food and the experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The waiter was not engaging and the service was very very poor

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  8. KrisL

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful birthday lunch here. Food was great, service was impeccable.

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  9. NicoleG

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! The freshest sushi in the city. Creative appies!

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  10. eeeabc

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not like Miku even is same menu and everything. Food delivered slow and service is slow.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Took my mom for Mother's Day. Her food looked amazing and she was very happy with the experience. I'm a vegetarian so my options were limited, which I was expecting as I had taken a look at the menu ahead of time. The experience was mostly for my mom anyways as she loves sushi and seafood. My only disappointment was that the majority of the food items that are listed as vegetarian aren't actually vegetarian due to cross contamination and fish/seafood sauces and oils being added to them. We had also requested a seat on the patio but when we arrived, we were told that it is not open yet. This would have been good to know beforehand since it was in the reservation request. Other than that, the experience was wonderful. Beautiful restaurant, very friendly staff, and delicious cocktails. I would highly recommend Minami to anyone who is wanted a delicious seafood and sushi lunch or dinner.

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  12. Oddie

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting sushi, good mix of drinks, overall nice experience.

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  13. Komo

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tried the new tasting menu, wagyu beef carpacio is amazing, and definitely wanna it to be in the regular menu. But, the tenderloin is not as good as others.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Best sushi I’ve had. Would definitely go again.

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  15. 1morefoodie

    Tampa

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and service. Our server - Bailey or Hailey? - was incredibly helpful. Great experience all around!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Portions small, service slow, ambience pretty bad, but incredible food.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique menu with high quality food and beautiful presentation. Their service is also impeccable. I enjoy it every time I go there.

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  18. RandyE

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server, Akane, was attentive, timely and very personable. She provided the very best service possible.

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  19. ActionJackson

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both 10/10. Highly recommend.

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  20. KathieL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All 6 of us celebrating a birthday of 1, thoroughly enjoyed the chef’s omakase. The sushi rolls and dessert stood out among the excellent courses!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I chose the chef’s curated menu. The food was delicious, an A+. Hannah , our server was very friendly, pleasant and so welcoming. I’ll recommend Minami to friends who will visit Vancouver. Thank you. From happy guests coming from the SF Bay Area, CA.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time in Vancouver. My colleague and I were looking for a sushi restaurant and Minami was suggested to us by a local. Amazing food. Tasty and beautifully presented. Our waitress Kaylee was great. She knew that menu in and out and was able to help us make a decision when we were unsure of what and home many pieces of sushi we should order. If you are in that area, do not hesitate and to try this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

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  23. Marche

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The ambience good be better by dimming the lights a bit. It also was very noisy and hard to have a conversation with anyone at the table.

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  24. Amanda

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, lovely atmosphere. Always a treat :)

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  25. StephenH

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was delightfully tasty. Service impeccable. Such a lovely restaurant!

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  26. Nadipops13

    Vancouver

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the best time! Thank you so much for the wonderful service! It was exceptional. The food was OUTSTANDING and I cannot thank you enough for checking with regards of my having celiac disease. The server was so helpful and accomodating. Thank YOU so much :)

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  27. mewbeh

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I went to Minami for the celebration of his birthday. We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Minami. We each ordered the seven-course and it was seamless. The food was amazingly delicious and the service was amazing as well. We had such a great experience with Minami and we will definitely visit again!!

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  28. Beeafoodie

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bailey was a lovely server. She was engaging and knew the menu well. We started with the feature cocktail for cherry blossom season, had oysters, Salmon Oshi, Ebi Oshi and the Bluefin Redwave roll. All excellent. Shared the Green Tea Opera 16 dessert while enjoying sparkling rosé. I love dining at Minami!

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  29. Madlee

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was exceptional. You don't even have to add soy sauce to your sushi.

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  30. hongus

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. Best Oshi I've ever had, especially the salmon. The squid katsu, however, is still blowing my mind a day later. I didn't think squid could even be prepared in a katsu form, but it was so incredibly flavourful and tender and full of juice. Would come back just for that.

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  31. MariaW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very hard to find our server. I had to go to the bar cashier to order, twice. It was not the server’s fault. She just had too many tables to serve.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This place is a little over hyped in my opinion. Food was good but I wouldn’t say it was over the top with flavor.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is delicious, but the portions are too small, and the prices are too high. The service attitude is good, but you have to wait for over ten minutes before the staff comes over.

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  34. RAJ100

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Was disappointed with the visit. Long wait for the food, I did have reservations and was seated fast. Unkind cold staff. Would not recommend. Food was average at best.

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  35. kk821

    Vancouver

    179 reviews

    5.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming to Minami! We don’t come as often anymore, but whenever we do, we always enjoy our experience. The food is delicious; we ordered 2 oshi samplers, a bluefin red wave roll, a ocean roll, a champagne roll, a kaisen soba peperoncino, a kyoto sparkles cocktail and a little emperor mocktail. They have some of the best Asian-inspired drinks that pair beautifully with the food. Our waitress was super kind and friendly; our only minor complaint was that the kitchen was quite slow even though it wasn’t prime dinner time yet and the restaurant was only half full. Overall, it was still a great evening and we will definitely be back!

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  36. HowardB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, excellent service, and very well trained staff. Will be back

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  37. DaraC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always, attentive service, delicuous food.

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  38. MichaelC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, we had a stellar experience, recently, at Minami. The sushi is delectable, the fine sake a perfect complement, and we enjoyed our service interaction with the personable and attentive Bailey. Highly recommended. Our go-to restaurant in Vancouver for a first-rate dining experience!

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  39. tashster

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It took a very long time for food to arrive - there was quite a slow down and then about 10-15 minutes after we asked for our bill, it came. We had communicated that we needed to go somewhere but it didn’t speed anything up.

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  40. inspiringfoodie

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm guessing much like their sister restaurant Miku, Minami has definitely seen better days & surviving off the hype of yesteryear. Service is good, knowledgeable, attentive & friendly, but you should expect that from a restaurant at this price point. To start we had the Aka Miso Duck L'Orange. While the flavour & presentation was good, the duck was chewy. Minami Sashimi was unfortunately pretty sad. The deep fried prawn head was oily & the 6 pieces of sashimi were quite small & definitely not the best sashimi I've had. At the price point of $35 it actually just adds insult to injury. Next the Edomae, which is a selection of Nigiri was hit & miss. The ebi & few others were very dry & the balance of the pieces were okay. I can't put my finger on it, but there was nothing on that platter that I would say I have to have again. There were two items that I enjoyed. One was the Uni special, an Uni Cone w/Caviar. which was absolutely delicious and dessert, the Cherry Almond Cocoa Tart. The dessert was an event in & of itself & the presentation was beautiful. Could I have said something, yes. But at that level, you shouldn't have to. Overall we're spoiled here in Vancouver with amazing sushi at affordable prices. Unfortunately Minami is not one of those places.

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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 4.6 stars by 3221 OpenTable diners.

Minami Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Minami Restaurant

1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T9

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Helmcken and Davie
  • Neighbourhood
    Yaletown
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    We are located half a block east of the Yaletown - Roundhouse Skytrain Station on the Canada Line.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian & Pacific Islander
  • Executive Chef
    Alan Ferrer
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 685-8080
  • Private party facilities
    Minami Yaletown's Blue Wave room is the perfect space for a more intimate dining experience. The room features a family-style dining table that seats up to 14 guests. French doors enclose the room to create a cozy atmosphere where you and your guests can enjoy your special event.
  • Private party contact
    Minami Yaletown: (604) 685-8080
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