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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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“aburi sushi” (39 reviews)
“scallop roll” (4 reviews)
“tofu salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Vancouver is in many ways a melting pot, a fusion of cuisine. Minami takes sushi a step further than I have seen before. Fine dining, linens and wine goblets, and sushi with intermixed Canadian items. The food is fresh, artistic and to a high standard....More

Thank westcoastfoodee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went 7pm on a Friday night and Minami was busy. It was loud, there was only one server attending our area of tables and we felt like we didn't get enough attention. We were clearly finished our meal and waited at least 15 minutes...More

Thank Sam C
Aburi R, Manager at Minami Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sam, Thank you very much for taking time out to share your recent dining experience with us at Minami. We are sorry to hear that both the cuisine and service you received did not meet the standards that we are known for. We would...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great 1st experience ~ delicious food & beverages, awesome wait & chef staff all in nice setting (lovely outdoor seating). Well worth the visit @ price point.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really this place! It's not your typical run of the mill sushi place. The waiter took his time with us explaining the various dishes. We ended up with some great/tasty dishes. I would definitely recommend this place

Thank rustmire
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had the tasting menu, and was blown away at the flavors and presentation. Easily the best sushi I've ever had!!

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The food at Minami is excellent, easily top three in Vancouver for Japanese which says a lot. The service however isn’t. I know there is a major shortage in Vancouver for experienced staff, but all too often a meal is ruined by sloppy and careless...More

1  Thank michaelsdan
Aburi R, Manager at Minami Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear Michael, Thank you very much for taking time out to share your recent experience with us. While we are happy that you enjoyed our cuisine, we are sorry to hear that the service you received while dining did not meet the standards that we...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

We expected better here than what we got. Yes it's Japanese food but it doesn't feel all that authentic. The service was friendly but the guys doing the cooking are all having a bit too much fun rather than providing the top quality food we'd...More

Thank YeeHaa
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were in the mood for Japanese food and we were misleded by the reviews into having dinner here, big mistake! There's nothing even remotely like real japanese food in this reastaurant, to be generous this is at best a fusion. The food is passable...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very busy place with extremely fresh sushi and sashimi done both classically and with modern innovations

Thank Snake911
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

My mother and I were very happy with their delicious sushi roles, tempura prawns, etc...after a big day out. It was rather fusion than authentic, but very nicely done and we loved it so much. I was a little disappointed with umeshu (plum wine) served...More

Thank xianli814
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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Lawrence Z
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Response from Amanda W | Reviewed this property |
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
USD 24 - USD 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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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