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Minami Restaurant

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1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada
+1 604-685-8080
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“aburi sushi” (43 reviews)
“tofu salad” (7 reviews)
“sable fish” (15 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. 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

We wandered into Minami for lunch after arriving in Vancouver in the morning, and wandering around Yaletown. We ordered the Traditional Sushi lunch as well as the Premium Sushi lunch. The fish was good, but I felt the mayo, aburi (flaming) and such on the...More

Thank PHL16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife went to Minami for dinner. The food and service was very good. Some of the dishes were quite unique and new to us as we were only used to classic sushi and nigiri. But we enjoyed every piece of it. Definitely a place...More

Thank EAK001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Minami for dinner in May, 2018. Both Minami and MIku are my favorite sushi restaurants. Since they are sister restaurants, their menu is very similar. So far, Minami has been easier to make reservations. Seared sushi is their specialties. Tofu salad, calamari appetizers were...More

Thank K T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An old friend was visiting Vancouver and upon recommendation, invited me to join at this location. We accepted suggestions from our server and she couldn’t have been more on par. Service was super and all who visited our table were kind and full of knowledge...More

Thank eastcoastgirl2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was told that the Clooneys frequent this restaurant whenever George is in town to shoot a film, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that were the case. The restaurant is fancy and the food is delicious. If you don’t have reservations, expect to wait...More

Thank Lena E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent range of modern and traditional Japanese food is served at this handsome restaurant in a trendy part of the city. Great range of flavours and options.

Thank MichaelCambridge53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to try a variety so I went for the sampler dish. Each piece was special, with unique, complex flavors. Also beautiful to the eyes. Very satisfying. Creative sushi that would be hard to find in Japan!

Thank Hitottabi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to love this restaurant it was my most favorite sushi place in the world and when ever I used to visit Vancouver, I would absolutely have to have the Oshi Sushi from here. Been to it over 10 times. But my last time...More

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Aburi R, Manager at Minami Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Yourtripguru, We apologize for the delayed response. Thank you so much for taking time out to review your most recent dining experience with us. We're very sorry to hear about your experience, and the service that you received. That does not meet the standards...More

Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Clean environment, efficient and polite service, great tasting food, reasonable prices...and Japanese beers on tap. Can one as for anything more, just a few steps away from Vancouver’s SkyTrain?

Thank drpetr68
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

My second visit to Minami. Also visited their sister restaurant Mizu in the past. Ambiance is casual yet smart. Service is top shelf (thanks to Kengi). The sushi is inventive, too quality and a pleasure share with others. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank Marc J
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
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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