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Minami Restaurant

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1768 reviews
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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.

Support Minami Restaurant during COVID-19

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 1768 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anaaaaaaaaassssssssssaaa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It's the best sushi I had in Vancouver. Absolutely delicious. Plates are a bit on the small size though. The patio was lovely.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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CultchGoer
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nothing to add at this time. Had a good time. Server Florence was excellent!

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RyanK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super Yum, we had the yaletown set menu and it was perfect, great value and will come back again

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YEthanO
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy place, nice atmosphere, professional service, interesting choices on the menu, the food was very delicious.

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vipJenniferK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Lisa
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

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.

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vipDeeCee
Toronto
50 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great venue for a date with my wife! Great location, fantastic service and delicious food!

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abdulp
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The menu is very limited. I should have been informed when I asked for reservation. Other Japanese restaurants do not have such a menu and hence the need to inform.

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DouglaC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

food was ok, the female server with vampire red nails told us im very busy just order the chefs sushi plate with samplers and decide what you like, ftw, bad bad bad service and im from calgary alberta visiting Vancouver, but i did give her good tip regardless of her attitude, $30 dollars on $140( because i know times are hard on everyone ) dollars of total bill, in which we had 3 beer, 12 pieces of sashimi and 2 sushi rolls, overpriced and bad attitude makes this place the worst experience with equally bad service..
man that witch vampy nails woman server needs a job where she can handle the pressure and accepting to answer questions to help understand immigrant their menu..
boooooo

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Justin
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, impeccable food. The dining experience at Minami is one I hope I will enjoy again soon!

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vipBean
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Our family prefers to save dining at Minami as a special treat for the family. This occasion did not disappoint. We were also very appreciative of the COVID measures in place at the restaurant. Thank you for another delicious night!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Usually they would serve something special for anniversary. Also, the entree was horrible to eat. They taste like $20 Chinese restaurant food. Otherwise, love the place.

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DavidF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Being somewhat new to Vancouver but not to good sushi, I wanted to take my son to one of the best spots in town. Minami and it's sister restaurant Miku show up on many Top 10 lists, etc. All in all, it was a very good experience. I wouldn't say the sushi knocked me out or anything, but it was very good and the menu and flavor offerings were unique. Service was great, physical distancing was well-thought and well-executed. Caveat: I've experienced amaaaazing sushi (e.g., Shiro's in Seattle), good to ok sushi (good restaurants in Minneapolis and other inland cities), and bad sushi (non-Japanese buffets, gas stations, etc). So I'm not always picky, but I've also experienced really top-notch chefs; this is the basis of my rating. I'd call Minami a 7 of 10 based on my prior range of experience.

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vipAmazing
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and top notch service! Incredible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Expensive but good

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tanyal
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was high quality and very delicious. Backyard patio is very cozy and beautiful in the summer!

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HSVanBC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and food was brought out really quick. For a lunch the music was perfect.

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HoonK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place in Yaletown to go for great quality sushi.

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vipJoAC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. We asked for patio seating and they were able to accommodate. Staff were very respectful of social distancing measures thus, we felt very safe. Food was excellent as usual and the he ambiance was nice and relaxed

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ShelleyD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A real treat for upscale sushi in Yaletown, with a secret hidden patio.

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RyanD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love coming here! Service, food, drinks were all great! I would absolutely recommend this to anyone!

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vipNMYVR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, great and accommodating service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious!

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LWhite
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Outstanding food, sub par service considering this is higher end restaurant. It seemed strange to us (we both have extensive experience in the service industry) that it was acceptable for our server to have a huge beard that was not tied back, unsure how this is different from having long hair not tied back when serving food. After bringing our wine, we really never saw our server again, the manager took our second order and we poured our own top ups from the bottle. We though it was just us as we were seated in the lounge, but then saw the same thing happen to a group of women, they must have waited 20 minutes for him to come take a drink order for them.

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Fadedred
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were sat outside on the patio in a beautiful corner. It felt casual but also very nice, the perfect balance. The service was impeccable. The server was attentive but not intrusive. The food was amazing and my boyfriend got the Miyazaki cocktail which was to die for.

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MoniqueP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would like to see some sake at a price that is more affordable.

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GerryM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Minami . . . was in the outdoor Courtyard this time. They've done a terrific job responding to the COVID realities, while still maintaining the ambience and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wow ! so much flavors :) sushis never tasted so good ! really nice service :)

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tracyD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing. Can’t imagine eating at a normal Japanese restaurant anymore.

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NormanS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad Minami reopened for dine in service. I enjoyed the Blue Ocean Shokai tasting menu and all five courses were perfect.

Let the Chef take care of you. I would highly recommend Minami to anyone looking for a fabulous dining experience.

It will not be the last time I visit.

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vipAnthony
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good there ! Highly recommended

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vipSylvieL
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

More variety for sushi would be great., however food tasted fantastic!!

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MonitaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good customer service.
I enjoyed the food with my friend.

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Alberita
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

This was my first time eating at Minami. Right off the bat I wasn’t very pleased because we had a reservation for 9pm and didn’t get seated until 9:30pm. After we sat down, we waited around 10 minutes for our server to come around. Once we ordered drinks it took about 15 minutes to receive our drinks. So we were sitting for almost 30 minutes without receiving drinks. Once we got our food we were very happy with it, it was very good. It was worth it for the food, but the experience wasn’t anything exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every bite at Minami is perfect from tuna tartare to the salmon Oshi to the sablefish, Japanese at its finest

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vipGinjosake
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good
Patio was perfect, quiet with shade
Food arranged artistically

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JanetW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Beautiful patio delicious food price is high but worth it for something different

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite place to go in yaletown. Leon the manager is great and Stefan the bartender are always super friendly with some great drinks. They are always welcoming to my and my wife.

FAQs

Minami Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Minami Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1768 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.

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