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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 good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“aburi sushi” (34 reviews)
“scallop roll” (4 reviews)
“tofu salad” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada
Neighbourhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday 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
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Modern ambiance with young crowd. The staff is friendly and the food really good. Prices abit high but overall would visit it again..

Thank Dr_Taniman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an enjoyable dinner at Minami. We ate some of their signature Aburi sushi (it has sauces on it), which was very nice. We also had some really stunning desserts, especially the "green tea opera". The staff was attentive to food allergies but kind of...More

Thank MinnesotaMelissa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a masterpiece! Artful presentation and memorable flavors made every bite a culinary adventure. I could not believe it. This is Canada and the sushi was superb. Got the little appetizer special and instead of the beer I got this strange drink I thought I...More

Thank Vera B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it. The presentation of the sushi was awesome on rocks and platters. The sushi was great. Asked for an assortment for the 10 of us and they did a good job of taking care of us.

Thank Tanglong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a large business dinner here in their private room. We enjoyed a set menu and everything was fantastic. They took care of those with gluten and dairy sensitivities with ease. The staff was super friendly although they could have used a little more help...More

Thank Kwchilily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not tried Minami before because I am on a tight company expense limit and did not think that I could afford this excellent restaurant. I also did not want to have to make a reservation. But, this trip I was able to come...More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, great service, real Japanese chefs, fantastic saki... hard to go wrong here! This is truly a gem of a restaurant in a trendy neighbourhood. Loved the atmosphere.

Thank CalgaryfromMontreal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought 6 clients to Minami for lunch last month. Casual atmosphere with attentive service! My fav is the Aburi Oshi Sushi and Red Wave Roll as well as the Brussels Sprouts Chips. We all had a great time and a good way to build business...More

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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Lawrence Z
Is there a tv?
29 May 2016|
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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$23 - US$37
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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.