Minami Restaurant

4.7
1998 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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

What 1998 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kcoates
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday lunch for staff

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lexingtonlav
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

the food is always amazing and our server was so friendly, thank you for last night!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always.

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Jason
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing and delicious. Compliments to our server, Bailey, as well for great service and made our evening really great.

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Kimmieelle
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was exceptional!

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vipMichaelO
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aburi sushi is the best in town. Excellent service and atmosphere, great menu and ingredient selection. Definitely a great spot to have a nice dinner at - highly recommend!

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BruceP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place- will definitely go back! Thanks for a great evening :-)

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vipScottL
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing food. One of the best restaurant in Vancouver.

HG
HappyGuest
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Minami and Miku is always outstanding. This time the experience was no different and did not disappoint. A special place!

SB
SashaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was amazing as usual, but we felt rushed by the server as soon as we finish eating. Kind of ruined our mood.

RB
RobinB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Minami is my favourite! Definitely a must go in Vancouver.

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vipStan
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

My friend and I love and have dined at Minami quite a few times. The food was exquisite as always. Unfortunately our service experience was just meeting expectations but did not meet Minami-level expectations. Food was ordered and delivered. We didn’t have check-ins, drinks were only checked when clearing and some orders were double-checked. Though our server was friendly, it often felt like we were forgotten as diners.

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RoboSukh
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was good but the drinks were bland. The salmon Oshi was our favourite. To compare to a similar restaurant the drinks at Miku are much much better. With that being said our server Avis was outstanding. She was knowledgeable, professional and very attentive. We were never left needing anything she took very good care of us! Would give it another try because of the excellent customer service.

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vipJoannaW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fast service, good food and ambiance. Would be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service!

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Elizabetha
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Here for my sons birthday, we loved every moment of the visit. They made us very comfortable to try different things and explore the menu. Waitress was so cool and relaxed. Made my mom a salmon avocado roll even though it was off menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoy their lunch
Service is good . Food is good
Even their market place is very good too

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OwenW
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Simply delectably deliciously spectacular. Ya I’ll be comin back to dis spot doh

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marieq
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent foods we chose the blue ocean tasting menu and it was a wonderful experience.

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RaffyA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner here a couple of days ago, and we were absolutely wowed. Everything was excellent. The service was warm, pleasant and attentive. The sake flight was perfect. The food - outstanding: fresh, melt-in-your-mouth, pure and so flavourful. Of course, the opera cake was the perfect ending to a most enjoyable, relaxing and delicious experience. It was our first time to eat indoors in over a year and we felt so safe and comfortable. The ambience was classy, elegant but not stuffy. Thank you so much for making our anniversary memorable and a true celebration! We are looking forward to coming back soon!

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PierreV
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We celebrated our sons university graduation. we cou;d not have chosen a better experience for this occasion as the food and service represented the quality and excellence our bright young adults can aspire to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great first experience

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AnaM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Vancouver, I highly recommend it!

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vipNickm007
Vancouver
195 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Superb service. The Aoshi is amazing

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vipMaggie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Your food was sublime and Mikey our waitress was terrific.

CT
CindyT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a late lunch at Minami patio, there was no people and the setting is very lovely. The food is enjoyable as usual.
It’s unfortunate that we just missed happy hour menu

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was EXCEPTIONAL! She made changes to accommodate the birthday girl’s dietary restrictions

Overall was a lovely experience. Highly recommend for future birthday celebrations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot

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604Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding food and service!
Highly recommended!

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MoLR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was good. The waiter was attentive and polite.

LB
LorneB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside admiring the lush green vegetation. After a while we heard the pitty pat of raindrops on the umbrella overhead. The service was amiable, and the food (we had nothing but appetizers all evening) was excellent. Definitely will recommend it to friends

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Minami’s patio is a lovely setting to meet friends and enjoy a tasty and high quality meal. The cocktails and desserts are fantastic too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Salmon oshi, could order just that. Was first in restaurant dining experience in over a year. (Outdoor albeit) Ebi fritters also were amazing.

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JasonN
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waiter, a young bearded fellow, was extremely knowledgeable and great to deal with. The food was good, great ambiance on the patio, a very nice night out.

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ShadiS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is really worthed to try, well designed and delicouse

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a patio seat. Great service. Great food. Ordered the premium lunch aburi and sashimi tart.

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AntoniaM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

our reservation was for 5:45 but had to wait almost 1/2 hour for our table to clear. The staff was great and offered us a complimentary glass of wine while we waited.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Waiter didn’t bring out a spoon twice when appropriate.

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MilesW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Outdoor heaters were turned on without us asking for it. Everything was on point.

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 1998 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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