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Minami Shokai Course - Minami Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

Minami Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3158 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

10:30 p.m.


Booked 41 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 Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 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
    We offer exclusive dining spaces and event options. For further information, kindly contact us via email: events@minamirestaurant.com
  • 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 3,158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Most Booked

  • Vancouver

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

    Most Booked

3,158 Reviews
  1. Tobi

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service all around. The space is beautiful and perfect for dining with friends and family. The food was great and left me wanting more. I’ll definitely be revisiting.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing menu. Everything was delicious. Fantastic quality steak. Great service! We love everything except the acoustic in the back room. Gets way too loud.

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  3. Dave

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall a pretty decent experience, though for the amount of money I paid for dinner I found the experience to be a little lacking. If you're going to charge people $10 per piece of nigiri the service should match the quality of the food. We waited nearly 30 minutes to receive our appetizers and by the time we ordered our mains they were already calling for last call. In their defence, I arrived fairly late (around 8:30 pm) and wasn't aware that they closed at 9:30 (my fault for not checking,) which was probably a large part of why the service felt sub-par. Staff were friendly enough, but not very attentive and seemed very eager to get us out of the restaurant. The ambience also spoke more to a business casual setting than fine dining restaurant. The lighting is a little bit harsh and in my opinion far too bright, and the TVs in the corner playing sports aren't exactly what I was looking for while paying $10 per piece of nigiri. I would certainly be willing to go again, but can't help feeling a little disappointed with the experience as the value didn't quite fit the bill.

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  4. KristineH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always so fresh & delicious and so incredibly beautifully presented ! Shion and his team are so welcoming and attentive Excellent service, So professional — Hospitality for the win! Thank you for yet again another great eve at Minami

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  5. doggie

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Minami has always been great but this was so disappointing. Food was very subpar

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  6. RussM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was terrific, and handled the very different allergies of two of our group members with empathy and solutions which allowed them to share in our group dishes. Wonderful!

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  7. MikeW

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy the food here Always enjoy the food here

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  8. DaveE

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Thanks taking care of us we will be back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was good but seemed distracted by other staff.

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  10. Devon

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall the food was good, but didn’t feel the value was there in respect to the quality. $50/person chef selection sashimi should have been better considering it only had 8pcs. I would try it again.

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  11. YVRmushamusha

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was authentic, especially Nigiri! However, the servers and receptionists were not quick, actually a bit slow compared to Miku their other restaurant. My expectations were a little high. It might be overpriced if their services are not good.

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  12. VirginieB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Awesome and fine japanese food, highly recommend this place.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the top best Japanese food in the higher tier range that Vancouver has to offer - at a very reasonable price point.

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  14. GenevieveC

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Notre expérience globale a été plutôt décevante Aucune explication de ce qui se trouvait dans notre assiette,les quantités étaient très minimaliste versus le prix.

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  15. WadeR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly my wife and I are amateurs when it comes to quality Sushi. This changed everything. This experience was memorable. Truly the most satisfying dining experience of my life. Thank you!

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  16. TonyL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality is high. The sashimi was fresh, and apparently they used wild salmon for all their salmon sashimi dishes. That was a pleasant surprise. I am looking forward to visit them again.

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  17. Skip

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent sushi, excellent service. Cocktails were good.

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  18. SeattleDiners

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the Valentine Kaiseki-style dinner with sake pairings. All the dishes were very artful and tasty, and the service (with Baily) was fun and relaxed.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambient and service was good. We encountered 2 small pieces of fish bone in the chirashi which was unfortunate.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, a little overpriced. We booked and a reservation 3 weeks earlier and still our table wasn’t ready by the reservation time. The service is also great, nice people working there. Overall, a great place to eat.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Japanese experience in Vancouver Incredible food quality

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  22. Michelle

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined as a group of six. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The cocktails, food and service were amazing. We will be back!

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  23. MediH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Set menu was amazing, and service was excellent! Highly recommended

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have never been disappointed here, will come back over and over again.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It was a lovely experience until we go our bill and our server charged us for a dessert we didn’t ask for. It was my boyfriend’s birthday and we didn’t ask for the free dessert she brought over but she still charged us $7.00 for it ??

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  26. DeeL

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience overall! Great food and flavours. Just that the table space was a little crammed. It would have been helpful to have a mini side table to place wine and such. Also, the salad was a little hard to eat but very tasty. More thought could have been put to how the romaine was serves...chopped slightly would have been helpful. Overall really enjoyable!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Great food. Would recommend .

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  28. AllenG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Their food is always amazing. My friends and I have excellent experience there. We will come back for our next gathering.

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  29. RobI

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our lunch at Minami. The saikyo miso steelhead was overcooked but tasty. The Aburi sushi selection was outstanding and the desert was a feist for eyes as well as the palate. Overall, I thought the Dine Out lunch menu was well worth it. Service from Isabel was exceptional, some of the best service we have experienced at a restaurant. We will definitely be back.

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  30. Joey

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious sushi (and more) in a great spot. Great date spot. Based on its reputation, I kinda wished it was slightly more fine-dining/upscale but still very happy with the place!

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  31. Nell

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My sister, Mom and I enjoyed Minami's Dine Out luncheon menu yesterday. Excellent presentation and variety of dishes for the first course. (It is more of a personal preference so the temperature of the beef, fish and miso soup could have been hotter, but their flavours were wonderful.) The sushi selection was also beautifully presented with each piece a delicate balance of flavour and texture for each type of seafood. Except for the tartness of the blueberries as garnish, the dessert also reflected an admirable attention to detail in both the artistry of presentation and appeal to the palate. I would recommend Minami as also good value for their Dine Out menu.

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  32. JustinL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Reservation was canceled by Minami 10 mins before the reservation time, and provided no other dining plan for us. Asked us to go back to Miku and wait in lines for a table

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  33. IanL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Power outage occurred while we were there and while that’s not within their control, how they treat guests who were affected are. They offered no options other than you need to leave; couldn’t help make reservations at sister restaurant, didn’t suggest us rescheduling for a different night with perhaps a small discount or drinks for the future date. As we were leaving, hostesses or manager didn’t even bother acknowledging our departure. Will not return

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  34. LilyT

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Dineout menu was very good. At first I thought I wont be full, I was wrong. The appetizer had salmon belly and also beef that was so tender and delicious! The Caesar Salad was interesting but really good and miso soup had tofu and enoki which was really good. I am surprised lol 2nd course had 7 pcs of aburi it was all delicious variety! While the dessert was also good, not too sweet - hits the spot just right. The iced tea was interesting, not all dine out menu had a drink included but they added it and it was alright. I prefer sweet kind of iced tea than bitter. Service was excellent, I our server was soft spoken and very nice. Ambiance is loud for a lunch time, difficult to have a conversation.

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  35. NicoleA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dineout menu provided good quantity but the quality was lacking. The flavors were very mild and some of them didnt mesh well together. For the prices charged there should be much better quality. The dessert was my favourite part.

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  36. RosieS

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were at minami to celebrate our friend’s 50th birthday! Wonderful time to be had by all! I did receive a promo for a free opera cake. I had wanted the birthday gal to take that home. We were too full! Manager declined as it was to be eaten there. Was a little disappointed about that. We are good tippers too (20%).

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Way too overpriced!!!! Waitress was awesome! Bus boy/girl unfriendly and intrusive.

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  38. DanitzaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dine out vancouver was amazing! Tottaly worthy. A great place to surprise your guests

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  39. JocPia

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Dineout Vancouver menu was such a good value and so worth it!

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  40. Luv2munch

    Vancouver

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Presentation was amazing & excellent service. We really enjoyed the birthday celebration. It was so nice for the server to beautifully decorated the dessert for the birthday gal!

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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

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 4.6 stars by 3158 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

10:30 p.m.


Booked 41 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 Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 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
    We offer exclusive dining spaces and event options. For further information, kindly contact us via email: events@minamirestaurant.com
  • Private party contact
    Events Coordinator: (877) 744-3427
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