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Minami Restaurant, Vancouver, BC

Minami Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2602 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 70 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 2,602 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Took really long time for food to arrive but it was exceptional once it did
  2. J

    Jetgirl

    Calgary

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. We had a great night. IPA beer was fresh and delish.
  3. JD

    JDCAXD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle was our server and she is a really good host. Very warm and friendly.
  4. WL

    WinstonL

    Vancouver

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It is good for a more elevated Japanese Food experience. Food quality is excellent as well as the presentation.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puebla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Food is amazing and our server was one of the best I’ve ever had in this city.
  6. M

    Mahmood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, great service, bit noisy though, wish I could have the corner table to avoid noise. Great value for the $$$
  7. S

    Sarah

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible sushi! Highly recommend the aburi oshi. The service was also really great.
  8. B

    Brooke

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The Shokai Omakase course was very disappointed… we had a great experience previously but this time, we were not satisfied at all.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great
  10. PD

    PriyaD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon oshi is a must try! You’ll be obsessed. Great place. Definitely will go back again.
  11. ST

    STatVan

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Took four staff members to find my reservation. They were looking at the wrong date. Had the shokai dinner set. The Salmon Mi Cuit (Kaisen) was bland and tasteless. The sablefish was uneven in taste. The wagyu striploin was ok. The sushi remains the highlight of the meal. The coconut lemongrass mousse was ok but no worth the full price of the upgrade.
  12. H

    cherylH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious sushi that is worth coming back for time and time again!
  13. Y

    Yaroslava

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing experience. Great and tasty food. The deserts are amazing!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The hostess was off putting as her vibe was that she couldn’t be bothered to be at work and didn’t provide the basic courtesy of welcoming us into the restaurant. I frequent Minami for lunch often enough that this was a stand out disappointment. If she doesn’t want to be there, find another job. Terrible representation of the group.
  15. JH

    JensH

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delicious meal here. Went with the sushi rolls, sashimi and some small plates — everything was very fresh and expertly prepared. Service was always attentive throughout. Highly recommend!
  16. NS

    NozomiS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server Aidan was very nice and helpful, and made my boyfriend's birthday dinner special! We had a shokai set menu which was also amazing
  17. DS

    DavidS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. Food was wonderful great. Server was very nice young lady.
  18. D

    Dinner5301

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Aidan was our delightful waiter that made the evening more special. Wish we lived in Vancouver so we could be a regular.
  19. LS

    LauraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, loved the salmon and prawn aburi, yaletown roll, and sablefish. Coconut dessert was delicious too. Service was great as well.
  20. PE

    PEIK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Minami has lost a lot of its 'vibe'. It felt more like a canteen than previously being an intimate & relaxed dining experience. The air conditioning was set to max also making it really cold. It's such a shame as the food is still excellent (although the menu is greatly reduced in choices) and the service was wonderful.
  21. AM

    ArunM

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire team was great as always! We brought our mom for the first time, and she loved it! Thank you!
  22. FO

    FOOODisgood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. Try the various Tuna belly nigiri or the champagne roll!
  23. JL

    JudyL

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I had not been to Minami since pre-Covid, and I was disappointed. My last experience there was stellar and this was not. We had a bunch of different dishes, including nigiri sushi, a soba dish, and a chicken dish. Our of the sushi, we had uni ($35 for 2 pieces) + 2 unagi + 2 kanpachi + 2 ikura. Only the unagi stood out as fresh and delicious. The other nigiri was so-so. Too bad.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    All good, server was great and so was the food
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    celebrated our wedding anniversary with Minami! Food and service was amazing!!
  26. AM

    AngelaM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Minami, it is always so good. The food is delicious and beautifully presented, the sushi is always so fresh, and the aburi is to die for. Great selection of drinks as well, and the new tasting menu is creative and exciting. Always great service as well. Would come back anytime!
  27. p

    patrick

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The waitress was very good, very patient and always smile and very helpful The hostess was very bad, worst i have ever met, she had no smile, no courtesy, we arrived 10min early and asked if the table was ready, she went to check and comeback ignoring us, till I asked her, and she said we have to wait till our time, she surely gave people a very bad first impression of the restaurant. Foods were good but quite expensive. Atmosphere was good.
  28. N

    Nelly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was amazing but what I was most impressed by was the service we received. Our server was the best! She explained the food very well and was the kindest person. She even gave me free dessert for my birthday! Thank you!
  29. M

    Maxine

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice patio, happy with the new menu. First time trying the patio space, not bad at all, quiet space with adequate shades. Wagyu steak is definitely a WIN! Was also able to order last call for happy hour. All in all, a fantastic meal with great service.
  30. DD

    DDCC

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The waiter didn’t take our order for over 15 minutes after bringing water, the restaurant was not busy at all. The food took a further 35 minutes. The food was not great, I was surprised. No one really checked to see if we were happy with our service or meal.
  31. p

    phpictures

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    - Food quality is very hard to beat. - Maybe not the biggest gluten free selection (dined with a person with celiac condition). - Colossal choice of sake. - v.good servers
  32. CG

    CharlineG

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was ot of this world. I would go back again and again. Loved it!
  33. Y

    Yummy

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dined at Minami many times. It never fails to impress. The food and service are always outstanding. First time seated in the patio area which made the experience even better as the noise level is subdued. Dinner inside can be quite loud, the only reason 5 stars were not awarded.
  34. KL

    KevinL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very professional and food was great. My family enjoyed very much.
  35. SS

    SamanthaS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was outstanding. Service was slow, expected more attentive server for the price of the food. No finger bowls/wet clothes after messy food, only asked once if I needed another drink etc. Long periods of time without seeing server and restaurant was empty.
  36. C

    Cara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent quality food and beautiful presentation. The desserts are exceptional - amongst the best I’ve had anywhere in the world. Portions of sashimi were rather small. It is easy to spend $75-$100 per person.
  37. C

    Caroline

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, great service, very accommodating
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just the best sushi and sashimi.
  39. V

    Vanleu

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Staff/server dressed too casual for the type of restaurant.
  40. LC

    LauraChelsea

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An outstanding experience, probably one of the best Japanese dinners ever. I ate at the restaurant twice, both times on the early side, and in the garden. The service was efficient and friendly. The environment was pleasant and reminded me of a Japanese garden. But the food is really an experience. We tried multiple dishes, soba salad, pressed sushi, sashimi, steak and every bite was a delight to the senses. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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 4.7 stars by 2602 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 70 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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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