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Minami Restaurant

1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada
+1 604-685-8080
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is our go to place when we visit Vancouver. Yes the price point can be high. Expect to pay about $200.00 for three including drinks and tips. How ever if you are a sushi fan you won't be disappointed. When there try the YK...More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I honestly could not say that the food was bad or the sashimi was bad, but at the same time, the food was also not excellent. There is a bit too much Western influence into these Japanese dishes. We tried a variety of dishes but...More

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Quick vacation to Vancouver and our concierge recommended Minami as a must for dinner. We were surely not disappointed. The quality, preparation, and presentation of the food choices exceeded our expectations. We specifically enjoyed Aburi preparations of the sashimi and sushi. Full bar and outdoor...More

Thank tbgranite
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I went to Minami yesterday with colleagues. One of them highly recommended this place and I must thank him for making me discover it. Minami has become my top pick for sushi in Vancouver, but the restaurant is much more than that: the octopus appetizer...More

Thank Geigestimme
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Food was great. Especially recommend Ebi Oshi Sushi. Can't help but love it. Not like regular sushi. Service is friendly and excellent. Moderately expensive

Thank Barb N
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I love love eating here. We usually make a reso for 6pm so parking is easy. Although they do have valet parking (maybe just on weekends?). And we have whatever they recommend. The pressed sushi is a must and we always have a glass of...More

Thank shabjessa786
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I recently experienced the wonderful cuisine at Minami, Yaletown, Vancouver. The atmosphere was lively, trendy and the food was delicious. The maître d and all the waitresses were fantastic and very attentive. The salmon oshi and the sable fish were really good. I also ordered...More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this little gem offering up the freshest seafood, eclectic presentation and a winderful not too crazy not too quiet PERFECT vibe. The service was great, sashimi AMAZING and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Loved everything about this place! Food was amazing and atmosphere was fun and relaxing. I will certainly be going back the next time I visit Vancouver.

Thank martinlisa67
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We ate the most divine lunch at Minami, and highly recommend their specialty of seared sushi called Aburi. It is unique to Minami. The beer battered prawns (not very Japanese) are to die for, as are the brussle sprout chips and Aburi Chirachi Tart. Best...More

Thank Hurricanecoco
Yaletown & False Creek North
Yaletown has risen from the ashes of its
rough-and-tumble industrial past into one of
Vancouver's new chicest neighbourhoods. The place
responsible for originating of the phrase 'skid row'
might not call to mind independently-owned boutiques
and terraced cafes, but having swallowed the
waterfront lines of False Creek North, the resulting
amalgamation transformed the area into an elegant,
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I don't remember seeing one (we visited in January 2016) but there were a few different sections to the restaurant. We were toward the back, close to where the restrooms are and there was no TV in that area. It wouldn't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 39
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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