Patrons aged 12+ must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in order to dine at Minami. Please show proof of vaccination at the reception via one of the following approved records:
1. BC Vaccine Card printed, or on mobile phone
2. An outside-of-BC Immunization Record
NOVEMBER 29 & NOVEMBER 30, 2021:
We are currently undergoing maintenance to our gift card programme as we strive to serve you better. As we migrate to a new system, gift cards, unfortunately, will not be accepted on Monday, November 29th; this applies to digital and physical cards. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
See availability for 1,000 point tables
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
The oshi sushi was fantastic! Try the tartare as well for appetizers
Server was fantastic. Food was delicious as always. Too noisy though, had to yell to have a conversation.
Fabulous food and service. Great ambience. Will definitely come back.
I haven’t been to Minami in a while, sadly we were disappointed. Hope it was a one off but it started with cold tea then a very long wait for lunch to arrive, and the service wasn’t great either.
You can get excellent value, certainly more than what you pay for. Highly recommend.
Great food and service. Our first time trying Oshi style sushi and visiting Minami. Great experience! Our server and food was great. They made sure to do something special for my Girlfriend’s birthday. I highly recommend Minami for a different sushi experience and great service!
Good food, nice service, bit too noisy but acceptable
It's unfortunate that when you want to order something they decline it because they want everyone in the table to have the same item. I have never ever been to a restaurant with this policy.
As always, Minami exceeds our expectations. Service, food and attention to detail is amazing!
Always dine in this restaurant when in town. Good food. Good serve.
Never fails to deliver. If you are looking for the best abs most consistent fine dining Japanese food in the city - Minami is it.
Their happy hour is awesome...the food delicious as always and such great service.
Food and service were great, just extremely noise and the decor might need some updating.
Great server. We did $135 tasting menu, took over 2 hour and had to miss dessert to make game. Food portions were small. Very high quality and some great fish rolls. Not fan of duck dish.
Especially loved the Humboldt Squid, and attentive details on all menu items ordered.
Minami is one of the best Aburi place in VANCOUVER.
Our server was lovely!! Attentive but gave us space. She also brought a complimentary dessert for my mom’s birthday which was so nice!! Food is always so good.
Absolutely delicious! Would recommend this spot for a nice meal.
My friend and I arrived early for our noon reservation, but the host was still able to seat us quickly.
We ordered some drinks, 2 apps and 2 mains between the 2 of us, and the sushi was super fresh, and everything was delicious.
Not impressed. Considering how hard it was to get a reservation definitely not worth it. Many basic sushi choices were not available. The server didn't understand basic sushi Japanese.
An Incredible dining experience, I'll be back sometime soon!
My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary and did the 7 course dinner. Amazing food, ambience and service. Drinks were great too with a Japanese spin to them. Definitely will come back!
Minami rarely disappoints. Plated meal, sake and some non alch drinks. Amazing service, ambiance and food. Flavours to die for
Had our celebratory dinner here for our engagement. The staff were incredible and gave us an amazing dessert here, on the house. Food was excellent, we will be back.
Nice meal. We were celebrating a birthday and they seated us at a table right beside the bar when they should have seated us in the main dining room. The cocktails were very average and not as asked for. Our server was excellent and saved the night.
If you are looking for good sushi, this is not the place. This is not to say the food is bad, it is not, but what passes for sushi here is basically lot of rice, mayonnaise, sweet sauce and very little fish. Is the fish fresh? I wouldn't know, it is seared and there is very little of it. The maguro nigiri was tasteless (basically more rice). The unagi nigiri was good, but because it was seared, it was a bit dry and you couldn't fully appreciate the sauce.
First we had drinks. The Shiso Mojito is a tall glass of ice with the drink basically sitting at the bottom. The experience was unpleasant as one couldn't drink it normally and had to use the straw. The problem here was that the straw kept getting blocked by small chunks of ice. There also seemed to be very little of the drink.
For starters, we had the miso soup, goma-ae and "tuna and kaiso seaweed tartare". All three were excellent.
The Green Tea Opera was simply amazing.
Compared to other places with dining is in the same price range, the value is simply not there. At that price, I expect everything to be very good. The sushi was definitely the weak point and the reason we feel this way.
But if you are just looking for sake and a few small plates to share, this might be a good place for you.
Food was very tasty and fresh. Service was excellent.
Always a fabulous experience at Minami
Always great atmosphere. Just did not like to be positioned in the middle of the floor space and server wasn’t really understanding our orders which we have to repeat a few times.
Great service, manager is friendly as always.
Really good sushi! Everything tasted really good and top quality. The service was a bit slow but other than that nice restaurant and good food. Will definitely return.
I cannot remember our servers name, but she was absolutely amazing, so personable with us and kind. Great recommendations and the food was some of the best sushi I’ve ever had in my life. Definitely would recommend this place!
Food wasn't a nice as usual.
Server didn't time the various courses well, so 2 of my 3 appetizers got cold before I could get to them. Chicken was tough and not as flavourful as I've had before.
Decor and ambiance not as good as Miku but the food is about the same and maybe better.
The service was excellent. It was a-relaxing lunch for a friend’s birthday. The Covid protocols and spacing of the tables made us feel safe. The food was lovely and creative.
Really good service, really nice restaurant, decent food
Hostess were friendly seemed overwhelmed
Stable service was great except felt like we were being rushed
Noisy atmosphere seemed like a cactus club not fine dining like miku.
First time at Minami! It was a recommendation from a good friend and she was bang on about the food. Sashimi was delicious. Had the King Salmon and the Hamachi. Both were fresh and extremely tasty. The Sablefish was cooked perfectly and still was able to have the skin crisped that perfect amount.
Only criticism of the night was the noise level. Even the server said it was uncommon for it to be as loud as that. When you think about an upscale dining experience, noise like that rarely accompanies it. I'll be chalking it up to an off night or just a bunch of loud happy groups! I'll definitely be going back!
My only challenge with the restaurant was that it was particularly disappointing to not be able to serve a cake for the 50th birthday.. I tried to understand their policy around it being during COVID but it seemed weird that we could "present the cake but not serve or eat it there" Further the following day another restaurant that was not as expensive was able to accommodate our cake no problem and when I asked about Covid they said that didn't make any sense.
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 2265 OpenTable diners.
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.