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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” (43 reviews)
“tofu salad” (7 reviews)
“sable fish” (15 reviews)
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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 17 March 2018 via mobile

Ok. I love this place. I love the Aburi Sushi. I love just about everything they do. For a change I had the sablefish. It was spectacular.

Thank David703
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We wanted to try the food in Minami after we went to Miku and really liked the Aburi cuisine. We really liked Minami, the food was great, ambience too and service. Everything we tried, we liked. Our favorites were: Salmon Oshi Sushi, Mainland Roll, and...More

Thank brvancouver
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Food was good to great but their service was a little to pretentious and snotty. I would categorize it in the false upscale range of restaurants.

Thank Serban D
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Visited Minami restaurant in Yaletown in Vancouver, BC in February, 2018. This is a sister restaurant of popular Miku restaurant. Like Miku, Minami serves great aburi (seared) sushi. I had tofu salad, along with aburi prime sushi -- both were great! Great location, service, food,...More

Thank K T
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

There are many ways to serve calamari some in enhance and some destroy it. At Minami the calamari has a tasty tempura batter, Brussel sprout chips pickled tomatoes and tosazu sauce. A real treat for the taste buds. I’d like a little bit more tosazu...More

Thank Hazel D
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We visited for lunch on a weekday and were seated promptly. The service was very slow and food came out piecemeal with long lag time in between: First plate of sushi and second plate of sushi were at least 8 minutes apart; and the chicken...More

Thank yellowplum
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Was suggested by few folks, so I came, I tried, and I conquer! The experience was good, we had a good experience, aside to the long wait on our food, but all worth the wait. Their food was really good, from the sake selections, to...More

Thank Travel1ngal
Aburi R, Manager at Minami Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Dear Travel1ngal, Thank you very much for taking time out to share your recent dining experience with us. We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our dishes and sake! Thank you as well for your comments regarding our service engagement. We take this...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018

I came in last night for dinner with friends. I love the atmosphere, it was active and beautifully appointed. The service was wonderful as was the food. We sampled many things, all were good but there were a few standouts: - Ebi Oshi Sushi: loved...More

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Busy popular Japanese restaurant complete with their chefs own creative dishes. Sashimi was delicious Great service. Reservations recommended.

Thank SimoneCanada
Reviewed 28 January 2018

My wife and I had an enjoyable Dine Out experience. It was our first time at Minami. For us, our servers were very attentive and friendly. In addition to the Dine Out menu, we ordered Ebi Fritters and Aburi Beef Carpaccio. The Ebi Fritters that...More

Thank Newbie_Vacationer
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 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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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