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Minami Restaurant

1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada
+1 604-685-8080
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“aburi sushi” (44 reviews)
“tofu salad” (8 reviews)
“fish” (29 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Minami is one of my go-to restaurants. Great for either a quick bite or a full service dinner. My kids love the aburi salmon oshi, while my favourite are the soba noodles. The omakase option is also awesome - just give your server your budget...More

Thank thexplodingboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolute must be seen in, place if you are into trendy pressed sushi hype. Pressed sushi is a perfectly rectangular block of rice with a razor thin piece of fish on top, flamethrowers are aplenty here to further enhance the sushi flavour...More

2  Thank Tomek W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love sushi and Japanese food ! The menu appeared different than what we usually see in the USA . The food was amazing and different! We started with spicy edamame and pork belly Brussel sprout which were delicious and well balanced. We the ordered...More

Thank Maryanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Minami for both lunch and dinner and have a consistently great experience. You'll notice the quality seafood and carefully created sushi rolls that earn this restaurant their high reviews. We order the red wave roll as a standard. They don't bring soy...More

Thank Sky2020
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is a modern restaurant that serves Japanese food. Glass, stainless steel, etc. It is NOT a cute traditional Japanese ambiance. Edamame, but no miso soup on the menu. Hot sake in glass, rather that pottery containers. But good fresh sushi and sashimi -- not...More

Thank Tony E
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A fancy japan se fine dining place. They have good cocktail and Japanese whiskey. The salmon sushi is very delicious.

Thank anyihilation
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Quick service, recipes that I had never tried in the past and friendly staff. And most of all delicious and tasty food. Raw and cooked variety of choices. A good time. Thank you!

Thank PablitoDaSantos
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Heard so many good things about the restaurant and now I know why. Awesome food great staff and the highest quality of both. Totally a place we will come back again for.

Thank E9919HIanthonyb
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Our local friends said this was the best and they were right! The server was helpful and gave us plenty of time to choose. The presentation of each dish was like artwork, and the food was incredible. I had the short ribs and they were...More

Thank FarAway607376
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Buzzing- if a little noisy, but excellent service and superfood. Our waitress was very helpful in explaining the menu.

Thank Margaret B
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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Response from ski_sheela | 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 23 - USD 38
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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 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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