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Yaletown & False Creek North
1.2 km from Vancouver Downtown
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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
PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 March 2021 via mobile

If you never tried aburi this is a must... I came here. For dine out Vancouver 2021 lunch time ($45) it was really good. I order the champagne roll and premium sushi lunch. I was able to taste every single sushi they make. They charge...3$ for house tea. Overall the taste was great. Hokkaido Scallops very sweet. The fusion of mixing flavours was like Disney Ratatouille where it just wow you when inside your mouth. I’ll be back to try their dinner set menu.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 18 December 2020

I had so many lunch , dinner ,business meeting at their sister restaurant " MIKU " , ,it is been really difficult years for every one ,special the restaurants , I am very fussy to choose which restaurants I go out , the Minami restaurant...,excellent on their Safety Covid 19 guidelines well performed , reservation must , because the holiday time and they only operating a 50% capacity , I was surprised they give us a nice private room for me ,(six of us ,for my staff early X'mas dinner ) restaurant very trendy ,clean upscale very impressed ,menu is very unique and pricy ,so if you on a budget ,it is not a good place for cheap sushi , I am so fussy special the current pandemic safety is my number one issue ,I order their Holiday Shokai set menu , very creative it is a prime set menu , $98 per person ,so every one will have their individual dinner ,it is so good fit for king and queen , the Sashimi selection is fabulous and fresh ,just melt in your mouth ,every items on the menu is amazing , I ate a lot Japanese Sashimi around the world , simply stunning ,it worth the $98 ! great value ,professional service ,,very observant and attentive ,never feel rush ,I all way tell people if you very want a relax dinner ,best go on week day ,less not crowned ! we all truly enjoyed the amazing dinner experienced ! Happy Holiday !More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 24 November 2020

Food: good. We got the oshi plate with assorted aburi oshi sushi and the ebi fritters. Both good, both sort of small - definitely a better place if you're not super hungry, or you just want something small, or you want to try a bit...of everything. Service: Average. Our server was pretty nice, knowledgable about the menu, and recommended a good drink, and was great. Vibe: nice mood lighting, tables were socially distanced, plastic dividers in some places, still had a high-end feel where you remember you're in yaletown, but not overly stiff or snobby. Overall: I probably wouldn't come back unless someone invited me. Everything was good; and I definitely think the quality here is better than a lot of other sushi restaurants, but on the occasions where I crave sushi, it wouldn't be on my go-to list. If someone asked me to take them to Minami, I would suggest Miku instead.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 28 August 2020 via mobile

Probably the best sushi in town Side selection of very tasty sushi Casual atmosphere Nice and warm staff

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2020

Fresh, delicious, offerings with a special twist and flair. Be ready to spend some money and enjoy a delicious meal. Was a great spot for a celebration.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 22 August 2020

Have been to Minami many times and it never disappoints. The nigiri is so fresh, the tuna belly just melts in your mouth. They are dealing with covid very well and you feel safe during your stay there. They have a good wine and sake...selection and even their cocktails are great. Had their Manhattan tonight and really enjoyed it. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2020 via mobile

Stroller and baby friendly! Amazing customer service and great sushi! Original way to serve it and flamed!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Sister restaurant to Miku (on Howe Street). Menus are relatively similar but with a few different dishes, both have the same great Aburi Oshi sushi that you need to eat

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

We have eaten Sushi all over the world and this is the best yet! Fantastic food Really helpful and thoughtful staff were the icing on the cake And great value - what more could you want!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

Delicious lunch with fresh and creative sushi!! Service was friendly and sushi chefs were on point!! Great lunch option if you are in Vancouver!

Date of visit: January 2020
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Minami Restaurant

Yes, Minami Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Minami Restaurant offers delivery services.

Minami Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5