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Minami Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

Minami Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2544 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

8:30 p.m.


Booked 101 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 685-8080

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Alan Ferrer

  • Catering

    In compliance with the BC Ministry of Health and WorkSafeBC guidelines regarding social distancing and restricted gatherings, private dining and catering services are currently unavailable. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Private party facilities

    In compliance with the BC Ministry of Health and WorkSafeBC guidelines regarding social distancing and restricted gatherings, private dining and catering services are currently unavailable. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Private party contact

    Events Coordinator: (877) 744-3427

  • 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 2,544 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

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  1. GZ

    GraceZ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I like Miku more than this one though it is always said same.
  2. B

    Bean

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. One of the best meals we've had in Vancouver.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service and superb food, as always. And presentation also wonderful. Our mains came out, however, while we were still eating our appetizers, and I found a difference in height between the chairs and bench seat, so moved seats to be at similar eye level with my guest. Will definitely come back.
  4. K

    Kubik

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    - Raw meat with egg needed some salt and citrus, otherwise it was just un flavourful - didn’t like the raw shrimp - it was pretty noisy
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very great experience. Appreciate the server, Kaylee, she was sweet, kind, and very patient. Despite the noisier environment, she was excellent.
  6. S

    Skttsqshr

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my 1st and not last experience. My server Kaylee was amazing and very knowledgeable explaining every dish on the menu in full detail. The atmosphere was comfortable for family dining. The food was amazing. Especialky presentation on every dish was beautiful. Full of color and freshness.
  7. M

    Marg

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent The bar was next to us so it was very noisy but we had a lovely time.
  8. b

    blackpink

    Vancouver

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    our waitress was attentive . food was great if only one criticism perhaps have some fans on the patio it was pretty hot. other than that everything we ordered was delicious
  9. S

    Sammy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great service. Best Japanese food in Van.
  10. F

    Foodie

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exquisite. I would give a 1 star to the cocktail drinks because they had too many ice cubes in a small glass (we counted 6 cubes). After removing most of the ice, the drink represented a small fraction of the glass (at best 1/4th of the glass). I understand the drinks needed to be chilled, but we felt cheated. Please tell the bartender to go easy on ice cubes.
  11. y

    yummy

    Manitoba

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the set menu it was absolutely fabulous! Sashimi, the rolls, beef carpaccio and the filet was so flavourful and tender.
  12. P

    Paul

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent authentic food, atmosphere and 5 star service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best sushi I ever had
  14. KT

    KariT

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely LOVED the food.. we had the Blue Ocean tasting menu and it was fabulous. I am gluten intolerant and they made sure gluten containing elements were removed from mine. Highly recommend eating here.
  15. LT

    LindaT

    Edmonton

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great sushi and service. More pricey for sushi but it’s worth it.
  16. K

    Kody

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Tofu salad awesome. Edamame was not salted enough Ribeye was undercooked and chewy Sushi good not incredible. Great service.
  17. GT

    GordonT

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kitchen staff are almost all Japanese, so an authentic Japanese experience. Our server was excellent.
  18. GH

    GailH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been here 3 times over the last 5-6 years and it exceeds expectations EVERY time.
  19. AO

    AlexO

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Blue ocean. Host was awesome and food was mind blowing.
  20. KF

    KootenayFoodie

    Vancouver

    162 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our second time here and it was just as good as the first! Great cocktails, fresh, inventive food and presentation, what’s not to like? Definitely recommend and will definitely return.
  21. CC

    CarolC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Travel. The waitress was so nice and patience in recommending, describing, and serving. Great experience and made our travel wonderful.
  22. RM

    RitaM

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’m a local resident and I come here often. The food and service is consistently good. They are able to accommodate me at the bar for a bite. This is where I always bring my out of town visitors and we are never disappointed. At a recent reservation I had for 5 people who were visiting for a wedding the staff was able to fit in 2 extra guests. Accommodating 7 people. Staff and service are pleasant and professional. I highly recommend them as the casual chic place to go for 2 people or a group.
  23. SM

    SandraM

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Minami last night for a friends birthday and it did not disappoint! The food was absolutely delicious and unique. Excellent service from Aiden and the rest of the staff. All around amazing time - thank you!!!
  24. S

    Serabi

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant Sushi Fusion! Excellent Food, Excellent presentation, Excellent Service. Loved the Tuna & Kaiso Seaweed Tartare with avocado, micro greens served in nori rice cracker shaped like a wave. Also really enjoyed the Aburi Oshi Sushi. It is seared, pressed sushi over rice. We got the sampler but by far the best was the Salmon.
  25. ES

    ElenaS

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sushi quality AS ALWAYS!
  26. IL

    IvanL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellence as usual and the service was great.
  27. K

    Katie

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated on the patio and it was perfect- and much more quiet that it was inside. I had the umeshu flight which was fantastic. I will for sure look to have yuzu umeshu. Loved the Minami sushi plate. We each had one so we got to try everything. The champagne roll and salmon aburi oshizushi were definite favourites. Carpaccio was great too. The earl grey and mango desserts were the perfect way to end.
  28. GK

    GeorgeK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Always is and always will be. Great service from the staff and look forward to the next visit.
  29. AW

    AngelaW

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got to bring another first timer and introduce them to your spectacular food!! Thanks for always being so wonderful
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service was slow
  31. PS

    PauloS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    My girlfriend has mentioned multiple times that she wanted to try out the Blue Ocean set menu at Minami, so I waited for her Birthday to treat her on her special day. I made a reservation noting that I was celebrating my Girlfriend’s 24th Birthday. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any birthday acknowledgement from any of the host/hostesses upon arrival or the server. This was super disappointing as we were all dressed up and I spent over $200 on dinner (we eat out maybe three times a year so this was a big deal for us). Service missed the mark a bit as well. Our server was certainly there for a quick quality check, prepared our cutlery for the upcoming dishes, and cleared our plates in a timely manner. So she definitely had some serving skills. However, we both found that she wasn’t very personable, offered one word replies, only really started chatting during payment. The classic “so what’s the plan for the rest of the night.” The only great thing about the experience was the food and the food runner. Everything was prepared perfectly and we thoroughly enjoyed every dish. The matcha chocolate opera cake was decadent and I would come back for that dessert alone. The assorted sushi was absolutely incredible and the food presentation for the Blue Ocean Set was on point as well. The food runner was very pleasant, cheerful, really took the time to explain every single dish, recommend how to eat the food, and thoroughly explained the garnish and flavour profile which allowed us to appreciate each dish that much more. I do take into account that we came on a Saturday summer night, around 9pm, and towards the end of the night, I’m sure the team is a little tired and these mishaps happen. However, from a guest perspective, these marks really shouldn’t be missed if Minami wants to execute the full experience. I share this feedback in hopes that Minami could use it as coaching for their team to be better. I don’t think I’ll be running back any time soon as this special celebration
  32. M

    Maggie

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This sushi restaurant was recommended by a local and it did not disappoint. The best sushi we ever had and the service was spot on. Not too slow and not too fast.
  33. RL

    RaymonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had the 7 course tasting menu and everything was delicious. The wait time between courses was a bit long. Our dining experience took a little over 2 hours, just be prepared when parking. We will be back to try other dishes for sure.
  34. SH

    SaraH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service ad always. The main part of the restaurant is great, but the back room looks kind of dead and needs some makeover, especially because there are no booths there. Otherwise great place.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner celebration
  36. k

    k5c5m5c5

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    food was great but I should've ordered more Oshi sushi instead of the Minami Zen set. Although the set was good, it was more of an exploratory pick
  37. SE

    SELLE

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a great dining experience here just love this place!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Got greetings on my premium zen included dessert. No other special treat for the special occasion offered. Was hoping to taste the 10th anniversary special Black Sesame Mocchi dessert on this last available day, but sadly the last two pieces left in their fridge were not deemed worthy of being served to customers. Everything else was great. Service, and food was excellent. Did not get much explanation of the beautiful individual items included in my premium zen order other than by the pastry server. (on previous visits to Minami or Miku, always get a full description of the delicious and intricate offerings. ) Love this place.
  39. LC

    LindaC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Minami is the place to get aburi sushi - it’s the perfectly balanced bite! We enjoyed all the appetizers too. You can’t go wrong at Minami!
  40. k

    kenneth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    12/10 would demolish another 300 pieces of sushi any day

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Minami Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2544 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.

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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 101 times today

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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 Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • 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

  • 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

  • Catering

    In compliance with the BC Ministry of Health and WorkSafeBC guidelines regarding social distancing and restricted gatherings, private dining and catering services are currently unavailable. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Private party facilities

    In compliance with the BC Ministry of Health and WorkSafeBC guidelines regarding social distancing and restricted gatherings, private dining and catering services are currently unavailable. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Private party contact

    Events Coordinator: (877) 744-3427

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