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Minami Restaurant

4.6
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1719 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 1719 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GwendolineD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you, we had a perfect evening and the care of service was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, and even better service

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Mnyo
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Minami was my favourite sushi restaurant in Vancouver. This was the first time we went after pandemic and the quality of food and service have gone down. Rice used to be warm but it was pretty cool and the service was almost non existent unless called. Sushi and rolls used to almost melt in your mouth but wasn't the case this time around. And menu has changed as well a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and services never ceases to amaze! Pricey but it is worth every $$$.

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604Roc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Was so excited to dine in since the closure due to covid. Salmon oshi and aburi lobster/ scallops were cold. Dissappointing, but still tasty.

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DamianoS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Very good food but the service was not so fast because they managed many food take away

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, great care by servers & hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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vipBillR
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good choice for a nice sushi meal in Yaletown. Great service and the food was very good.

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vipFrancophile
Vancouver
92 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding meal.

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RichardE
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was awesome we will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Despite the Covid situation, Minami continues to provide top notch service and great food.

We had a lovely dinner on their patio was was quiet and private. Solid measures were followed to ensure physical distancing and customer/staff safety.

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vipRRRR
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great manager and they always take care of us!

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TSknit
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Missed your wonderful food establishment more than you know - third year celebrating a lifelong friends Bday -its a tradition and so happy we were able to keep the annual event going. Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Minami!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at Minami. Staff, food, and drinks are outstanding.

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Elwira
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Great place, variety of choices however the sushi rolls have more rice than filling - fish/veggies.

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DanaH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Quiet and pleasant outdoor area for dining. Overall very good and highly recommended for high end tasty sushi.

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Nicck
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and outstanding food. Welcome back.

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DDan
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In light of the pandemic, it was nice to see Minami re-open with safety measures in place. My partner and I sat in the patio and everything was perfect from the service to the food.

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Kathleen
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food delicious as usual. Patio a great place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always

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FrankP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Good food but exceedingly expensive when compared to the,amount of food served. We had to order additional dishes just to be satiated. The wine too was highly priced for an inexpensive bottle of white wine. Presentation is lovely but if carcasses and flowers cannot be eaten they should not take up most of the room on your plate of a few thin pieces of sashimi. They should be more generous with their fish for the prices charged.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!

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vipAvRo
Vancouver
47 reviews