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Minami Restaurant

1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada
+1 604-685-8080
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 weeks ago

We expected better here than what we got. Yes it's Japanese food but it doesn't feel all that authentic. The service was friendly but the guys doing the cooking are all having a bit too much fun rather than providing the top quality food we'd...More

Thank YeeHaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the mood for Japanese food and we were misleded by the reviews into having dinner here, big mistake! There's nothing even remotely like real japanese food in this reastaurant, to be generous this is at best a fusion. The food is passable...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy place with extremely fresh sushi and sashimi done both classically and with modern innovations

Thank Snake911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mother and I were very happy with their delicious sushi roles, tempura prawns, etc...after a big day out. It was rather fusion than authentic, but very nicely done and we loved it so much. I was a little disappointed with umeshu (plum wine) served...More

Thank xianli814
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our go to place when we visit Vancouver. Yes the price point can be high. Expect to pay about $200.00 for three including drinks and tips. How ever if you are a sushi fan you won't be disappointed. When there try the YK...More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I honestly could not say that the food was bad or the sashimi was bad, but at the same time, the food was also not excellent. There is a bit too much Western influence into these Japanese dishes. We tried a variety of dishes but...More

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quick vacation to Vancouver and our concierge recommended Minami as a must for dinner. We were surely not disappointed. The quality, preparation, and presentation of the food choices exceeded our expectations. We specifically enjoyed Aburi preparations of the sashimi and sushi. Full bar and outdoor...More

Thank tbgranite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Minami yesterday with colleagues. One of them highly recommended this place and I must thank him for making me discover it. Minami has become my top pick for sushi in Vancouver, but the restaurant is much more than that: the octopus appetizer...More

Thank Geigestimme
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food was great. Especially recommend Ebi Oshi Sushi. Can't help but love it. Not like regular sushi. Service is friendly and excellent. Moderately expensive

Thank Barb N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love love eating here. We usually make a reso for 6pm so parking is easy. Although they do have valet parking (maybe just on weekends?). And we have whatever they recommend. The pressed sushi is a must and we always have a glass of...More

Thank shabjessa786
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$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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