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.
Bar Bites: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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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
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Monday, December 31, 2018
The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the food was good but not anything special for the value attached. We were also over serviced. We had at least 5 or 6 different employees come to our table, for constant water top ups (when our glasses were already full), delivery of food etc. It often interrupted our conversation and lunch experience and in the end, just became very annoying!
Great service and food .
Everything was delicious. Definitely try the menu tasting as there is a wide variety to sample. The tuna tartar was amazing! Couldn't stop eatting it. I would definitely go back.
Best sushi I have ever had! Our server was very knowledgeable about the food. Had a wonderful experience and cant wait to go back.
Although a bit pricy, it was worth the money. All courses were beautifully presented and all ingredients were fresh and of the highest quality. We had a sake pairing with and I highly recommend it.
It was nice!
Very bad service. For the beginning the waitress service is fine, after awhile she never comes back to check our table , I thought she off, at the end we ask for the bill, she just put on the table didn't even say any word at all and left. We try to ask busboy call manager come to our table complain about her. We saw busboy talked to the manager, but the manager(John) worst then her, he didn't come talk to us, he avoid to solve the problem. It was terrible night happened on us.
Place was very loud. Food was good, but a bit on the pricier endz
Mindblowing sushi. Very creative and executed perfectly.
Food is always amazing
Wonderful service, delicious & creative dishes as well as an extensive drinks menu, including a impressive range of sakes. Definitely worth trying the chef's choice tasting menu!
Went for my girlfriend's birthday. Food & service was good overall as expected from Minami. Had the usual assortment of aburi oshi, and also tried the "premium" aburi oshi this time. The premium ones were tasty, but not substantially different in taste from the regular ones. I think it's mainly because they all have a layer of salmon & sauce on the top, which masks the flavour of whatever else is added to it. Next time I'll likely stick to the usual aburi oshi which are delicious! Only other note would be that the table we were at was VERY dark. The table next to us all used their cell-phone lights to even read the menu. We managed to read it using a combination of squinting and candle-light.
The restaurant is way too dark for dinner service. If you're a foodie, a major part of the experience is eating with your eyes, seeing what it looks like, appreciating how it's plated... especially if you're paying extravagant prices. I took my family here to eat for a birthday dinner and my grandma thought the fish roe on her sushi was sand because she could not see it, and it was crunchy when she bit into it. Even though the servers pointed out what each thing was, they all looked the same. I have been here for lunch and the ambiance is much better, although still dim.
Fantastic - as usual. Excellent service. Excellent food. Celebrating a birthday. But never need an occasion for Miname
I much prefer this restaurant to it's sister restaurant, Miku. The ambiance and noise level is much chiller and more pleasant, and the service was great. The menu is similar, but the tasting menu was more fish focused and I appreciate that when at a sushi restaurant.
As usual, Minami is such a wonderful meal. I have been coming here for years and the food is consistently amazing. Presentation is superb, but there is no lacking in flavor. Absolutely delicious meal and great service.
The chef’s tasting menu was a wonderful exploration of the menu. We included wine pairings & they complemented well.
Placed our order, appetizers came out very quick. Main entrees came out delayed. Would have been nice to have the food come out on time so no waiting in between bites.
Persistent fruit flies swarmed the table while we ate. We were sat next to the divider at the edge of the room despite the venue being mostly empty upon our arrival and throughout the meal. Table was wobbly. Felt like we were given the worst seat in the house despite the restaurant being empty.
Food was decent but the overall experience due to the notes above is something I’d expect from an establishment that demanded a third of the price tag
I was disappointed with the champagne roll and the red wave roll. The sushi rice was dry and a bit tough especially on the champagne roll. Not worth the price I paid for these rolls. I also found the tuna tartare dry as well.
Its totally Over priced. Taste nothing special. I rather go to pther sushi places
Fun. Fast. Fresh.
We live outside of Vancouver, and booked this restaurant well in advance when we know we would be visiting. There were 4 ladies standing at the door, but none of them had a smile nor seem happy to see customers. But as soon as we sat down, our waitress, Felicia made us feel very welcomed and explained the menu and made recommendations. To our surprise, the food came fairly fast even though they had a lot of tables around us. The sushi and sashimi we had were very fresh and delicious. It was a great meal! Felicia's excellent service made up for the 4 hostess when we first came in. In my opinion, the food here tastes better than at its sister restaurant Miku. We will definitely be back again. Note* Maybe dress more business casual. Since we were exploring the city earlier that day, with the usual hike and scenic walks, I felt we were a bit under dressed. Maybe this was why we were not welcomed warmly by the hostess.
Brittany our server was amazing. She was knowledgeable, sweet, friendly to all her guests despite being busy, and made us feel comfortable. I had allergies to stone fruit so she ensured that all my food was prepared allergen free. We had the tasting menu and went all out! High quality food, presentation, and everything was so fresh. One thing thought, the seats by the patio were a little cold but other than that the ambiance , service, and food was on point for a perfect dinner date.
Service was very good, especially from our waitress Tracy who was friendly, gave us time and explained the menu and what the restaurant specializes in. Food was good, however not spectacular and we were expecting better. Certainly for the relatively high price, we’ve had better at other sushi restaurants in Vancouver for less cost.
The atmosphere was good but perhaps a little noisy if you want to have a conversation with people you’re dining with - at least when the restaurant is busy. That seemed to be the case regardless of where you sit.
Food was very good, service was average. Barely saw our server and empty glasses were the norm. Food runners did a good job of explaining our choices as they arrived.
I had a birthday dinner at minami with my bf on this Monday cuz that’s kind of our special place. But his time the food quality was bad, we were very disappointed. The champagne roll suppose to be warm but it came in cold this time. And also other stuffs, I am not quite sure abt if it’s the chef reason or the whole quality is going down now. I don’t think I would go back after this time.
The food was really good and the staffs there are very friendly and helpful. We arrived a bit late and they arranged us a seat anyways. Very nice place to have a dinner with a friend or a group of friend. Highly recommended!
The service was slow, no one came to ask us do we need any drinks for 5 min after we sat down. The food was no as good as before
Took the gf and she loved it. Haven't been for a couple years and still not disappointed. Sable fish still good as ever!
Overpriced at best. I won't come back. The front desk asian girl was rude and cold.
Best sushi ever. This is the sister restaurant to Miku in Coal Harbour. The food is unreal- a must try!
The entire experience was amazing, the service was over the top, the food was fresh and delicious and priced according to the value. I would definitely go back! I recommend the sashimi (any!) and the Aburi style salmon! So good.
One of Vancouver’s sushi jewels! The tasting menu and accompanying sake tasting are superb. The freshest local ingredients make this place top-notch. Friendly service where servers and managers make sure you have a wonderfully delicious experience. When I visit Vancouver this will be my go-to sushi place from now on!
Good service and good food except that quite a few of food were sold out after we ordered.
While the price point is on the higher end, it's definitely worth it.
The Red Wave Roll is my favourite and I will sometimes have 2 orders of this.
The Salmon Oshi Sushi is awesome -- and I say this cause I typically will not eat salmon but this is so yummy I always have it.
The Japanese Wagyu and Hickory Smoked Bacon Aburi is also a good treat.
This is one of those restaurants I always go back to, they never disappoint.
Overall, a great experience! Wasn't too busy, service was impecable!