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Minami Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Yaletown & False Creek North
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1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada (Helmcken and Davie)
+1 604-685-8080
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is likely 6th time I've been here on business dinner in last 6 months and it's been very consistent in high quality of food and service. Why deviate from a winning formula? The multi choice appetizer plate is always excellent with a small balanced mesclun salad, seared prawn and sashimi. One of my favourites. The aburi platter was again... More 

Thank Pepeflyfisher
Bellevue, Washington
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Minami's specialty is their Salmon Oshi Bites which we tried and were very tasty except their special sauce (mayonaise like topping which is heated with a blow torch) overwhelmed the salmon flavor of the rest of the dish. The Nutrigreen Crumbled Tofu Salad was fresh, vibrant, flavorful, as well as plentiful. The Sablefish entree' is WONDERFUL and prepared extremely well.... More 

Thank Victor C
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'm going to keep this short Sushi is one of my favourite foods Seeing how long some of the waits are for Minami I expected it to be amazing. Shame on me. Like a over hyped movie . It's sushi, it's good but not amazing . So you get sushi in a nice atmosphere At a over the top price... More 

Thank Bckingfisher
Vancouver, BC
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Been to Minami a number of times now, and all my visits have been pretty pleasant. The staff is polite and can be attentive (lol - depends who your server is?), sometimes slow but it's understandable I guess when you go during their busy times. The atmosphere is great and changes as the night goes. I have yet to bring... More 

Thank nathaliematias
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upscale Japanese restaurant with great atmosphere. Beautiful decor. Flame sushi and Yaletown roll are simply amazing. However, the triple pork dish was dry and salty. Pricy.

Thank JJT888
Aburi R, Manager at Minami Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JJT888, Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We are sorry to hear that the pork dish you received that evening not meet the standards that we are known for. We would like to discuss this with you further, could you please contact us at minamivan@aburirestaurants.com? Sincerely, Minami Management Team More 

Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

"By far the best sushi ever, anywhere". That was the quote from the people in out group. They are right. The atmosphere is upscale, the staff is very professional and knowledgable and the food exceptionally exquisite. The Minami Roll is out of this world and the Sashimi was perfect. So fresh, tender and not watery. Just go and explore the... More 

Thank LeGrandBateauxNoir
Hong Kong, China
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a family holiday meal and very much enjoyed the creative house rolls and aburi (flame grilled) / pressed sushi. High quality offering w/ an appropriate (so not cheap) price point - absolutely worth it! The staff were attentive and friendly and the highlights were most definitely the sockeye salmon dishes (sashimi, sushi, salmon oshi sushi). Fresh /... More 

Thank jastreboff
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived during a torrential rain storm and was greet with a smile and an offer to store my coat, hat and umbrella before being led to my table which was ready.I had an assortment of tasting specialties, featuring their signature aburi, which was excellent. The service was superb! My green tea was kept full without being obtrusive. Staff was... More 

Thank Robert H
Nanaimo, Canada
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best sushi I have ever had!!! We sat at the sushi bar and watched all the magic happen as we ate the most amazing sushi. With out a doubt I will be back the next time I'm in Vancouver. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Dave N
Yorkton, Canada
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband enjoys sushi and sashimi. He very much enjoyed the food at Minami. He said it was all excellent. I being the non sushi lover, very much enjoyed the short ribs. If you don't enjoy sushi be sure to check out the menu online before you go to ensure there is something on the menu that appeals to you.

Thank BSP1989

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 37
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada
    (Helmcken and Davie)
  • Public Transportation: We are located half a block east of the Yaletown - Roundhouse Canada line Skytrain station.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Yaletown & False Creek North
  • Neighbourhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-8080
Established as the second location of the Aburi Brand in North America, Minami Restaurant offers a combination of Japanese and West Coast cuisine in a comfortable, rustic atmosphere. Minami presents the Aburi take on red meats and seafood dishes to enjoy with your choice of sake, wine, or specialty cocktail. From intimate gatherings with family and friends to professional corporate events, our welcoming atmosphere with amazing cuisine and impeccable service creates a lasting dining experience.

Aburi Sushi is a corporate symbol of our company, enjoyed by local Vancouverites and international travellers alike. Minami is excited to introduce the innovative concept of Aburi Sushi appetizers. This combination of our shari (sushi rice), cooked using a unique traditional method, and our flame searing technique has turned sushi into a truly exciting culinary experience. At Minami, Aburi sushi is best enjoyed as a zensai (appetizer) course and, paired perfectly alongside your favourite beverage, sets the stage for the rest of your Aburi dining experience.

Our entrée menu places an emphasis on our beef, poultry, and seafood cuisine. Our dedicated team of chefs perfects our entrées not only by focusing on the protein, but also by pairing it with fresh, seasonal vegetables in order to complement the rich flavour of the meat. We insist that a great entrée must be accompanied by an equally great side.

Minami is the sister restaurant of Miku Restaurant.

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