Minami Restaurant

4.6
1940 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

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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM

What 1940 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service by Ryan. Thank you for making my bffs 40th that much sweeter

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LynseyL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was impeccable! And so glad that Minami is affiliated with Ocean Wise, we will definitely be dining there again soon!

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vipPegs
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Felt very safe and service was great. Definitely one of the better places to eat during this crazy pandemic!

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KarenM
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oshi sushi is a must!!!! Fantastic service, amazing atmosphere and such unique dishes. Strongly recommended!

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vipLeen
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great customer service, and food was tasty! Food came out a little slower than expected though.

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vipDpeaches
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time coming here in years and I am so glad we checked out their sun drenched private patio! The sushi and Aburi Chicken was absolutely delicious and their Brussels sprouts were the best I have ever had! Our server who I believe is the bartender as well really made our day! He was so personable and gave great service and made a mean Margarita.
I highly recommend this patio especially during these restrictions!
Thank you for an amazing meal and a great day out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing and absolutely delicious.
Will definitely visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

The patio heaters were not warm enough. It's not possible to have 4 tables to share one heater. Hot food and hot drink just cooled down very quickly. Had a headache from cold after dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Patio was too cold :(

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vipMonD
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

Worst experience in my life. There were 5 of us and it was painful to get seated at 2 tables. There was only another table of 2 people. You would think that they would be happy to see us. Then I left to pick up my support dog. I was told corporate policy did not allow pets. I told them he's not a pet but they didn't care. They didn't care about City of Vancouver laws either and said their corporate policy trumps laws. They would not allow me to finish my food and drink. Told me to leave. They had 9 customers, 5 of them my party but even getting 2 tables was so painful even though all but 1 of their tables were empty. I was at Miku's grand opening with the priest flown in from Japan. Miku sucks at customer service. The restaurant did not even tell me happy hour had been canceled. I was going to order more but I was so upset. This restaurant will close this year. The food is chintzy and expensive. No wonder I saw only 4 other customers the entire time. What a loser. I have brought people before. Now I'm not going to patronize the joke anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Easter lunch menu - what elevated cuisine! A special treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent from the moment we walked in the door. Food was very reasonably priced for what you get (we got the easter special)

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vipFionaF
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Not enough choices in the menu

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mbutter
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall our visit was good. We ordered the Easter special menu for lunch, and it was good, however, it took way too long for our food. We watched other patrons come after us, order, and almost finish their lunches, before we got our first course. It was good, but not worth a 47 min wait. The second course of Aburi sushi was great and the desert was beautifully presented.

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RedzS
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We enjoyed the food and service. Only one thing that kept me wondering.... why was the light for our table flickering?

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CC47
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

My husband and I shared everything that we ordered. For appetizers we order Ebi Fritters. The white tiger prawns were fried in a very light batter and very delicious. It was accompanied with an Asian slaw which had a vinaigrette which I didn't particularly like.
Our second appetizer was Brussel sprout chips would have been even more amazing if the Brussel sprouts were fresher. The Champagne roll was delicious as was the Oshi sampler with the exception of the Ebi Oshi Sushi. The prawn was pressed so flat and it actually tasted hard and overcooked.

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janicet
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the food at Minami is fantastic, as is the service. Ebi Oshi Sushi is one of my favourites along with the Nutrigreen Salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was so splendid. I forgot her name but I really did enjoy my visit at Minami. Even though my partner and I did not dress too formerly, we weren’t judged based by our appearance. Just came to get some good food and overall very much appreciate the service we received from our server.

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VanessaM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you, best service and delicious dishes! I recommend this restaurant.

KJ
KatieJ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful food, service and ambience!
The only negative ...Restaurant is a little on the cool side, otherwise a perfect evening.

JW
vipJefferyW
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My only complaint, food service was quite slow....the wait in between courses was longer than what i would’ve expected. We were at least happy that our server recognized this and apologied for the kitchen. Seems like kitchen could not keep up with all the takeout orders and dining service orders.

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JulieK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I'll definite return. Fabulous service... awesome food... just as I expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most wonderful experience. Service staff remebered our last visit and were so kind to our two young children. Food and bar drinks were fantastic. Can't wait until our next visit.

JW
JohnW
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pretentious but the food backs it up. The waiter told me not to use soy sauce with my sushi to not mask the flavour. Was very impressed with the food but also very expensive, it’s an experience forsure and definitely worth trying.

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LindaR
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very special place for sushi! You will not find the sushi anywhere else in Vancouver.

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Pifa
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great! We have lunch dine out and we enjoyed it a lot.

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Nicole
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This was our 2nd visit and was disappointed that the rice of the Aburi sushi was hard and not soft enough at our Dine Out Vancouver menu on March 7, 2021
Could be better!

JY
JennieYau
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food so much, will come again for sure. J

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EKTN
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Host Mila and our server were absolutely wonderful. She had gone above and beyond for every aspect of our meal and accommodated us. This was my first time at Minami and I will definitely be coming back. Mila thank you so much for making our dinner so special

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as usual.

The restaurant was packed that night that made us a little nervous...🥺

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Bell
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal dine out experience during the pandemic. Safety protocols were in place. Service was warm, friendly and inviting, even with covid safe distancing protocols. The food was as stunning as expected. Incredibly fresh, exquisite flavours and just an all-round great upper-end sushi restaurant experience. Thank you Minami for a great meal <3

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Tsam
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience3

We made a reservation for 2:15 PM, had to wait 45 minutes before getting a table. By the time we got our appeteasers it was 3:30 PM. Had to wait another 30 minutes after finishing the appeteasers to get the main course. The wait times were excruciating. What's the point in making a reservation. Bty, the server was awesome, the food was alright. I think the sister restaurant Miku is a better experience and value overall for the same cost.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good, service was nice, tables were a bit close though

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff , good service, wonderful food !

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cait
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

We tried the dine out 2021 dinner menu. The selection of the aburi sushi was amazing, however the mains were a bit mediocre. We had the miso steelhead and chicken. The fish itself tasted good however the sides taste like Chinese food (the sauce and seasoning). Chicken was just not impressive at all.

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JaimeW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We did the dine out menu. I think the salmon oshi which I used to love it was okay. I remember when I first had it like 10 years ago it blew my mind. The brownie dessert was super disappointing.

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Lill
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My eldest daughter and I went to Minami Japanese Restaurant for DINE OUT VANCOUVER. I had the regular set menu and my daughter had the vegetarian set menu options. The food was absolutely scrumptious!!! The plating was exquisite! We would certainly come back to this restaurant!

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ALGB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really delicious pricey food.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the best restaurant for the dine out Vancouver. Everything was delicious. We would definitely come back for more!

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 1940 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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