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.
Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Yaletown, Minami Restaurant offers two distinct private dining rooms accommodating groups between 14-30 for a wide range of private events.View Private Dining Details
Overall good. Chicken Nanban was the poorest dish as it was soggy and over sauced.
Food and service were amazing!
The food, service and drinks were excellent. Great location for a special occasion
Excellent food, but service would be improved if the hostesses were more friendly. The server assistant was great with topping off water but our original server was near impossible to get ahold of.
Impeccable service at Minami matched by the brilliant food. The flavor really pops with their signature braised sushi dishes. Each one with a specific sauce so soy and wasabi is not even a remote thought! My server was excellent and gave great suggestions and guidance. A thoroughly enjoyable dinner!!
Still consistent in offering good tasty food
Always have a concern about the back room and the noise
People alas tend to shout instead of talking. That s really unfortunate
Generally the experience was very good- the servers forgot that we had brought a birthday cake to the restaurant but that is minor, also the host took the birthday cake to put in the fridge but carried it with her to the table first - so the birthday person waiting was able to see it- so much for a surprise - neither of these things are a big deal. But they could improve in that- other than that the food was good and the service was very good-
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us. While we are happy that you enjoyed our dishes and service, we are also very thankful for your feedback on the surprise element of your birthday cake - we will definitely discuss this topic with our management team. It is only with feedback like yours that we are able to continue to improve. Thank you again, and we hope to see you again in the future. -Minami Management Team
Pleasantly surprised. The food was yummy and the service was on point. I already recommended Minami to friends.
Price point was $$$$
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us. It is very fulfilling to hear that you have recommended us to your friends. We will definitely share your wonderful message with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Minami Management Team
Excellence lives here.
It's the perfect place to bring a date and for hanging out with friends.
Harvest was a great server
Too service and food was amazing! Our waiter was super informative, just enough time spent looking after us. Everything we ordered was outstanding quality and flavour.
Would recommend without hesitation
The sushi was overly sweet and didn’t taste good
Amazing dinner. Some of the best sushi we've ever had. Highly recommended.
Please add more creative rolls!
Not worthy for the money we paid. I went because I love going to Miku and they advised me that Minami was basically the same. But so dissapointing.
I ordered several dishes to share with my family. The sushi and the salad were good, however the chicken which was the most expensive dish was so plain, no flavor at all. I would not go back to this restaurant.
Amazing dinner! Thank you for the pleasant experience
Tracy the Somali was exceptional and help make the evening most enjoyable.
Hard to find a waiter or waitress for service.
Our daughters fav food. I notice that whenever we come in, even with a reservation made weeks in advance, their first inclination is to seat us at the very back of the restaurant - it’s quite odd. Today we finally mentioned that the entire main dining room is empty and we refuse to sit in the back so they pretended it was an issue but ended up seating us appropriately. Very odd and frankly rude when the dining room is empty and we had a reservation of course. Anyways, food is amazing but front of the house employees are never friendly.
Food choices are alot more limited than before. But the taste is still good.
Although we had made a reservation, we still had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. We had a friend visiting from Australia and were very excited about bringing her to Minami, one of our favourite restaurants. But the service could have not been worse. The hostesses were not very friendly, and did a very poor job at letting us know why the wait was so long even though we had a reservation. Once we were seated at our table, we still had to wait for a while to be greeted by our server. She was friendly, yet she forgot to bring our bottle of wine, which ended up arriving with our food. The manager attempted to address the situation by bringing us a small appetizer, but overall we were very dissatisfied with the service. We live close by and dine at Minami often, as we thoroughly enjoy their menu. But I must say that they need to be more attentive when it comes to customer service and guest relations.
Wonderful as always. Honestly a bit too much food for the lunch aburi zen but delish.
It's very good and a little different and unique for sure. It felt like upscale sushi roll. Personally love sashimi but was very open to their style. Enjoyed the unique flavor and style. Worth it to try as an experience.
What a great experience. The food here is among the best sushi I have had anywhere in the world. Especially the very hard to get blue fin tuna belly wow!! Service was great, ambience works well. I’ll be going back.
Food is good,host is worse ... we made the reservation for birthday dinner, when we arrived, let us wait for a long time let some other people in first,they reservation time even late than us and arrived late than us! And the host did not mention anything to the waiter it’s the birthday dinner( when we booked I write it down for the birthday dinner), we did not have any special even “happy birthday ”. For sure we will not have dinner for there any more! Waiter is good, I still give him tips hope he will not share to the host
夜のおまかせも 良かったですが、 今回の イースターブランチは 彩りも綺麗で、料理も美味しく とても 良かったです。
また 来年も 行くつもりです。
It was my second visit to Minami and the staff were friendly as ever. They seemed to genuinely be concerned about my food allergies and accommodated to my needs without a fuss. Food was exceptional with beautiful plating presentation. It's my go-to place for special little occasions. I'll be back again for sure!
Chicken nanban is overfried and the sauce was too sour. Salmon oshi sushi was good as usual.
Thinking this was one of the better sushi restaurants in the city we expected good food. This tasted like fast food and the fish looked precut even though it wasn’t it gave that look. Nothing special and over priced. I couldn’t believe we had to ask for wasabi, service was slow and they left off part of our order. I’d never go back, there must be better places in Vancouver. This is overpriced sushi and the. Service was bad.
Service was extremely poor. Multiple staff passed us why we waved and asked for help. This happened multiple times. As seems as staff only cared about their own table or whatever they were doing. Extraordinarily long wait for service.
Only the oishi was good. The sashimi did not taste fresh and the chicken aburi was below expectations. Overall food was underwhelming and not worth the value compounded with awful service. Would not recommend. Their sister restaurant miku has far better service with slightly better food.
It is expensive. And it is worth every cent. Such amazing food, and friendly staff.
Great food, Great customer service, Great Money
Took my grandma here who’s visiting from Taiwan! We both ordered the premium lunch set! Everything was delicious! We can’t wait to come back.
Simply excellent all around and I would keep coming back for more delicious entrees and cocktails.
Minami never disappoints.
It was a good dining experience. It is not the traditional Japanese but tastes good.
Amazing experience from start to bottom will definitely gonagain
Beautiful space, impeccable service, delicious food!