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Minami Restaurant

4.6
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1799 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.

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Offers

Happy Hour with Aburi Signatures

Starting Oct 21, 2020 · Sun - Sat 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Enjoy $7 Aburi Oshi Sushi, $7, petite desserts, $9 signature cocktails, and more. Available Monday-Thursday, 3-5PM.

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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
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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
What 1799 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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DavidS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Oshi and blue fin tuna ... omg!

Had the tasting menu which was a delightful experience.

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vipMatteL
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The freshest sashimi and seafood. Excellent sashimi platter for two, delicious Champagne rolls, the Totoro tuna belly sashimi is to die for. Ebi fritters are succulent and fresh. Red wave rolls are yummy. Tofu salad is so healthy! Excellent service! This is why we keep returning!

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MimosaN
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited Minami for the first time during their happy hour and it was amazing. The food quality was extraordinary and the service was fast and friendly. Gorgeous restaurant with an open concept kitchen where you can watch the sushi chefs at work. Their happy hour has some really great deals on food and drinks! A must try in Yaletown!

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Jacob
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and service,
Quite expensive but definitely worth it

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Rochelle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chris was very knowledgeable with the menu, such a wonderful experience, food was delicious!

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Annie
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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AndreaK
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Such a let down. We were so looking forward to a special experience (food and service), but both were vastly overpriced and overrated.

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Gurinder
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely experience! The hosts and server were very accommodating and welcoming. Amazing food, and relaxed vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just visited Minami at 2pm on a Friday and it was a very nice experience overall! Our waiter was great and provided very good service. The food came really quickly and tasted pretty good. For those who are going to go, the general experience is pretty much as it was pre-COVID, minus the crowded atmosphere.

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John
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The waiter and waitresses that served us were great. They know the food well.

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EmilyC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the first visit for us and the food did not disappoint - except for the Ebi Fritters - the batter tasted like corndog batter. It wasn't bad, but in my opinion, the traditional panko breading would have been better. The rest of the experience was stellar. Rizza, our server, was very attentive. It was an overall 5-star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We feel so safe at Minami. The distancing is appreciated. The staff are so careful. And of course, the food is outstanding! I think this is the best sushi I have had.

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CruiseY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The music came on too loud at one time and they were hornets flying on the patio

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vipAlbilicious8
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I missed good sushi since I moved from Barcelona to Toronto, finally I found one spot to have hope again!

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cleo
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience1

It’s COVID-19 but table with table are so close.. also is my birthday but there nobody ask me what I was celebrating, that is so disappointed. Anyways, the food is nice and tasty!

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Melmoon
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful dishes and very fresh seafood ! Waiter Ken was a great server and I enjoyed everything I got! We ordered miso soup, salmon on rice, 2 specialty rolls called champagne roll and a red something both were amazing! Also the cocktails were unique and tasty:) So if you are feeling like a amazing sushi night with your partner in Yaletown this is your spot! We will be back for sure!

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BrennaL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Best sushi in Vancouver. Great location from the main strip

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was quick and food was spot on. Always one of our favourite spots when we come to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

Horrible service , food was excellent as usual

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NedaH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good experience, delicious food, nice restaurant, good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food. Our server was very informative and professional.

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Soph
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous server by the name of Ken(?). The food was great but he made our experience at the restaurant that much better!

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DAHH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food!!

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Grissel
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and suggestions from my server on Tuesday evening. I regrettably can’t remember his name because I was so tired when I got to dinner. He went out of his way to ensure I could still try the 5 course Blue Ocean Menu even though it was sort of late and almost closing time. Management was kind and the food was exquisite! It was played beautifully, appealing to the eye and tastebuds. Compliments to the chef, cooks and kitchen staff. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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JaclynDawn
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely wonderful meal and venue!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Just an overall underwhelming experience. Having heard so much about the amazing Sushi scene in Vancouver we decided to go for Minami, as it seemed like one of the safer options given the reviews and the price level.

We expected much more of an upscale experience than what we were met with. The ambience of the place is very casual, and while the presentation of the food was very nice and the quality of the ingredients (the fish) top notch, the flavour and overall experience was just not what we were expecting.

Felt a bit like a wasted meal (and money) to be honest.

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OutandAbout
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding experience in ambience, service and food . Will definitely be back. The server was knowledgable friendly and attentive. Each of the dishes we had was extremely well presented and delicious. The price was reasonable for the quality and amount. Everything was pretty much perfect.

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ACee
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked "dine outside" but was disappointed to learn the patio was closed and we had
to sit inside. It wasn't raining but temperature was around 18 degrees F.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Outdoor seating - cold

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vipLoriM
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing with good flavour and quality.

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pmm14
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The sushi was absolutely delicious but it is very small portion. The sake and ambience are really nice and this is a great spot for a date night or a special night out.

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Anaaaaaaaaassssssssssaaa
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
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 on September 16, 2020
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 on September 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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RyanK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
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 on September 13, 2020
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!

FAQs

Minami Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Minami Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1799 OpenTable diners.

Minami Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://minamirestaurant.com/gift-cards-cakes/.

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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