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Minami Restaurant

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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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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

cool, very wet and windy and its almost spring! We needed comfort food to drive away Trans-Oceanic jet lag and a tough day. Minami provided comfort, warmth and great food to give us an energy top up with a fantastic melody of tastes and textures.

Thank RafikiLondon
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Minami, much like it's sister restaurant Miku on Vancouver's waterfront, has a delicious menu where nearly every item is worth trying. Delicious and creative rolls, fabulously charred aburi sushi, unique and thoughtful entrees like the pork three ways, everything is plated with great attention to detail. But be prepared for the price tag, rolls at $17 and entrees at $35... More 

Thank Elisha M
Kampala, Uganda, East Africa
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

So I finally made it out to this restaurant, whose sister shop "Miku" I have reading and fantasizing about for the longest time! Sometimes when you wait to do something too long, the results underwhelm you, no matter how good that thing or place may be. My cousin is obsessed with Minami, and had apparently been a couple times a... More 

Thank HanifRehemtulla
Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Located on a great street with lots of bars and restaurants in the Yaletown borough. We tried the Brussels sprouts chips and Kale side dishes, both were fantastic. Brussels sprouts was definitely a generous portion. For entree we ordered the recommended 'Abori Oshi' style sushi and were blown away. Have to recommend the Salmon Oshi selection - apparently the signature... More 

Thank travelLH5
Cuenca, Ecuador
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The sushi here is amazing. We sat at the sushi bar so we could watch the chefs do their thing. Loved everything. Especially the flame seared dishes. We had one of their warm sakes -- divine.

Thank Suzette A
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Staff are friendly, food is amazing, price reflects this. My wife and I couldn't finish our meal, but we made sure to bring home what we didn't eat, instead of leaving it. Know why? Because it was damn good!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Madrid, Spain
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since I can't say anything wrong about a place. On the contrary that surprises me. The sushi and sashimi of this place is ridiculously good. Sake choice brilliant, even white wine was a good choice. Honestly, quality vs price it is really recommended.

Thank Offbeatdrm
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277 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Minami is a very trendy Japanese restaurant in the heart of Vancouver. Great menu and very good service which is helpful. I always like restaurants were they greet you!!!

Thank MHJ17
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

While dining should be about new experiences and the aburi style preparation was that but did not hit the mark with us. That aside the décor, service, attention to preparation and presentation were top shelf. The Kaisen Soba Peperoncino alone made the whole meal worthwhile and we know there are likely some other equally spectacular dishes to discover. Of course... More 

Thank ScottC
Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I've been to Minami many times and the food is always consistently amazing. Everything I've tried is great but I particularly recommend the following: - Aburi sushi - Brussel Sprouts - Sashimi (especially scallop) - Seafood soba They used to serve really delicious gyozas and I hope they bring them back soon. This is go to place to bring any... More 

Thank Jason A

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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
USD 23 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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