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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” (37 reviews)
“scallop roll” (4 reviews)
“tofu salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Beautiful setting with delicious, eye catching food. We were 3 adults and one tuna-loving 9 year old. Grandpa had the scallops with brussels sprouts and bacon which he enjoyed. Each of the 3 scallops were prepared differently. Husband and I had sushi "Aburi" style. This...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was an excellent choice for my nephew's graduation lunch. We pre-ordered the Group Set Menu and everything on it was delicious. The serving was just right: neither too much nor too little. The service was great, too.The wait staff was polite, accommodating, and very...More

Thank ktr614
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Wow. Just wow. If you enjoy sushi and Japanese cuisine, you must treat yourself to a few visits to Minami in Vancouver. World class sushi, simply the best I've had anywhere. The hallmark Salmon Oshi is staggeringly good. The sashimi platters are stunning. Great wine,...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We were a party of 6 adults going to Minami for dinner. The service was excellent from start to finish - our glasses were never empty long, and if we needed anything, the staff were eager to help out. The food itself was excellent. We...More

Thank CDNgirl1230
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I have eaten mainly sushi, sashimi, roll and spicy noodles. Everything fresh and well prepared. The ice-cream was good too. The air conditioning was to strong oar to windows, best place to eat sushi-bar

Thank tittotommy
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I had the premium Aburi(lightly seared nigiri). Each selection was perfect and served with its own sauce. As an appetizer I had the seared B.C. octopus, which was seared exactly right. The service was friendly and informative. The atmosphere is a little hectic and a...More

Thank retiredcanadian_wpg
Reviewed 24 May 2017

After all the strong reviews, I had high hopes for Minami. Unfortunately, it only partially impressed. First, I was outraged that the seafood is pre cut and kept in a cooler to be then placed on the nigiri rice. This is a huge nono in...More

Thank HelmutsFoodPorn
Aburi R, Manager at Minami Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Dear HelmutsFoodPorn, Thank you for taking time out to review your recent dining experience with us. We are sorry to hear that the service and cuisine that you received did not meet the standards that we are known for. We would like to discuss with...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Very fresh sushi, pricey but totally worth it! Love the Salmon Oshi bites & Champagne Roll was outstanding

Thank Leah G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

If you love sushi, nigiri, rolls, etc you cannot miss this spot, with fantastic, delicious, fresh, creative food prepared by an energetic, fun, motivated staff.

Thank SeattleMan
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The food, as always, was exceptional. We showed up early for our reservation and enjoyed a seat at the sushi bar. While everything was impeccable, I was very much aware of feeling rushed--which had been mentioned by a number of reviewers. We sat close at...More

Thank J_Quandt
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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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$25 - US$40
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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