Minami Restaurant

4.8
2221 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.

PLEASE NOTE:

Effective September 13, all patrons aged 12+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine in at restaurants in BC. Guests can show proof of vaccination via one of the following approved immunization records:

- BC Immunization Record (accepted until September 26)
- BC Vaccine Card on mobile phone
- An outside-of-BC Immunization record (if you are visiting BC)

By order of the Provincial Health Officer. Please have your official proof of vaccination & government-issued photo ID ready at reception. Thank you for helping keep our community safe.

Support Minami Restaurant during COVID-19

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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 2221 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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Lilsma
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, lovely atmosphere and the food was amazing!

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jennyh
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and foods

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dddd
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Was great. Patio is sufficiently heated and they have blankets if you need. Was fun at 12degC

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Très bon mais beaucoup de bruits

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pk604
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of Vancouver's best sushi restaurants! Never disappointing and always looking forward to going back

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service.

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NancyG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. I will go again. The tart was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Great service. Delicious Japanese food.

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Ellie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at Minami! The food was superb and the service was excellent. It was our anniversary and Minami made sure to make it a very special night for the two of us. We will definitely be back!

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HelenC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my husband had dinner last night, with each of us had their tasting menu. The food is excellent. The service and the environment are both good too. Highly recommended.

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Mariah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome experience! thank you for having us, will definitely recommend to others.

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Sara
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My family and I loved our experience, the energy of the restaurant, the artisanal food, and hats off to the service staff that made our night!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Overall delicious

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JeromeB
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Really nice dine-in experience and the staff is really friendly. Food is really good

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Tricolourfoxy
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our friend’s 40th birthday and the service was outstanding and super attentive. Our plates were changed out frequently with clean plates and our deserts came in a platter with Happy Birthday even though we didn’t specifically ask for it. Food was heavenly and tables were far enough apart for COVID safety. Absolutely loved it!

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SamB
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blue fin sashimi was 5 star!

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AlannaC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service and a wonderful experience!

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BenL
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent services, good food.

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AlexC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. The staff and especially Chef Brinton made the night incredible and honestly unforgettable. The quality of food and service are top notch and by far the best Japanese food we’ve had in Vancouver. The squid katsu, scallops and sable fish were a definite highlight. Along with the already well known high quality sushi, there are so many possibilities and experiences waiting on the menu, can’t wait to go back!

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SheilahM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch food and service as always!

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Lovemyfood
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is fantastic as always. There was a mistake in our order, but was remedied as soon as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, clean and comfortable distance from other tables. Sashimi are fresh and they have a house made soy sauce that goes well with the sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Patio is too cold

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VivD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was great, but service wasn’t. Finished my entrée with 30 minutes left before my table was up. Couldn’t find my server until 30 minutes later and then he asked if I wanted dessert. Yes, it’s my birthday so I would’ve wanted dessert but now that my table is up, no.

Minami Restaurant
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We hold our kitchen and serving staff to high standards and apologize that your experience did not meet these expectations. Moving forward, we will take this feedback on to ensure a positive experience the next time we have the pleasure to serve you.

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Shelley
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I am sure it was a one off, but our main courses came out at different times. The staff tried to give one person our meal because it was taking so long. It was bad on the kitchen's part. But, the meal was delicious .

Minami Restaurant
Responded on October 12, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We hold our kitchen and serving staff to high standards and apologize that your experience did not meet these expectations. We will take this feedback on to ensure a positive experience the next time we have the pleasure to serve you.

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Anonymous
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice ambience, but a little loud. The Salmon Oshi roll was excellent.

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Keeth
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic and so was the service. All around a great experience

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NathanW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious, well presented food and fantastic bar and food service!

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vippaulk
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fresh ingredients, great presentation, courteous and prompt service.

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IvanL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Minami has not disappointed me of all the times I have come here. Food is excellent and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We needed some creative ordering due to allergies at the table and our server did an outstanding job accommodating. Delicious lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We were quite excited to dine here as it was for my wife’s birthday and we have heard great things. Our night started with our server immediately telling us that the kitchen closes at 9:30, so whatever we wanted to order needed to be in the window by then. She never introduced herself, and was quite short with all her responses. I did apologize to her for booking a later reservation (8:45) and stated that I was not aware we were pushing the window a bit close to their closing time. She did not seem to acknowledge the apology whatsoever, and made it seem like we were bothering her the entire time. Our food did seem to take quite a bit longer to come to the table, and the amount of time in between each dish took approximately 10-15 mins, our total dining time was around 1 hour and 45 mins, for 2 appetizers, Sashimi, sushi platter and an order of rolls. We also understand that on busier nights, service can be pushed back and that can cause delays; however, not once did our server extend the same courtesy that we showed her. Instead she was incredibly blunt and rude when asking for last call. She explained to the table next to us that the kitchen would be closing soon, then immediately after turn to us and said “same with you guys, the kitchen will be closing in 15 mins, was there anything else” I then asked her if I could also add another item; that being another roll, she then said “the wording you used was “another”, and you did not order one before, the wording you meant is to add a roll” I found that very rude, and there could have been a more tactful way of responding to my misunderstanding. After doing last call, she also asked if we would like dessert, and I told her we would pass, and would just like the bill. Our server seemed offended that we did not want to order any dessert. For a $200+ dinner, this is not what we were hoping for.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I wanted to go somewhere special for my birthday and decided on Minami. The food was excellent and the service even more so! Aidan was so friendly and made the extra effort to make his service stand out. The food and the ambience were great!

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George
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

outstanding presentations made more complicated by a crustaean allergic individual but they excelled...great food, service and attention to details....there is one other then the Aburi group. Big Thank you

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Woilingw
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food was good, as was the ambience.
I understand the need, but dislike QR menus but nothing else was offered.
Prices on the higher side

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JOfTheMoon
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and the service is always on point. Fave restaurant in town.

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Princess
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. Enjoyed the aburis and oshis the most!

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buddhamama
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday but they did nothing special.

Minami Restaurant
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for selecting Minami Restaurant for your birthday celebration, and for sharing your feedback with us. We truly appreciate your business during the challenging times our industry faces. We strive to offer an enjoyable dining atmosphere and are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your standards. We will take this feedback on as we work to create an optimal dining experience for our guests.

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Jroc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was of an excellent quality as was the ambiance of the outdoor patio (even though it was cool and rainy). Service was just OK. We had the sushi combination plate, chicken roulade and apps. Would have liked more quantity for the price.

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 4.8 stars by 2221 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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