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Minami Restaurant

1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2S2, Canada
+1 604-685-8080
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Ranked #7 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Helmcken and Davie
Transit: We are located half a block east of the Yaletown - Roundhouse Canada line Skytrain station.
Description: Restaurant ConceptEstablished as a second location of Aburi Brand, and recognized as the North American home of Aburi Sushi, Minami offers a combination Japanese and West Coast cuisine in a comfortable rustic space. We offer unique takes on beef, pork, poultry, and seafood dishes to enjoy with your choice of sake, wine, or specialty beverage created by our amazing bar team. From special occasions to intimate gatherings with family or friends to corporate events, we create a welcoming atmosphere with impeccable service, providing a memorable dining experience.Culinary BrandAppetizer SushiAburi Sushi is a corporate symbol of our company, enjoyed by hundreds of Vancouverites. We are excited to introduce our new Aburi Sushi appetizers, showcasing our unique style of cuisine. The combination of our original shari cooked in our own unique traditional method and flame searing technique has turned sushi into an exciting culinary experience. Enjoy our new innovative Aburi Sushi as the perfect way to start your dining experience alongside your favourite beverage. EntréeOur entrée menu places an emphasis on our beef, poultry, and seafood dishes. Our dedicated chef team prepares our entrees not only focusing on the protein, but also bringing our vegetable side dish to the next level using seasonal ingredient to complement the flavour of the meat. We insist that a great entrée be accompanied by an equally great side. Our chefs focus on flavour and compatibility for your enjoyment. Service Concept: NINGENMILike Miku, our service concept at Minami is “Ningenmi”, “Find joy in yourself by bringing pleasure to guests”This was formed by blending service concepts from two cultures: from Japan, Omotenashi and Wagokoro, (which translates to Japanese Heart), and from North America, one-on-one personal service. Each guest that enters the restaurant is treated as a guest of the entire restaurant; this means, not only will your server look after your experience, but everyone working in that room will contribute to making your dining experience a memorable one.However, while the atmosphere and service at Miku boasts a friendly, bright and lively energy, like that of a busy summer day, guests dining at Minami can expect a more relaxed, warm atmosphere with heartfelt service, like the calm of the beach at sunset.Ningenmi creates an inimitable atmosphere completely unique to Aburi Restaurants. Minami is place where you can enjoy a relaxed evening with our extensive sake selection while being captivated by a delicious meal.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went to Minami yesterday with two buddies I had not seen in a long time. I made the reservation on OpenTable for 7:45 PM. The restaurant was extremely busy when we arrived and we had a short wait for our table, but it ended up being well worth it. The room is large, decorated with beautiful Japanese art and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

From booking to service it was a lovley experience. Our server was attentive,courteous and suggested perfect choices for us, we had a relaxed ladies lunch. enjoyed plum wine and delicious food.There are many similarities between here and Miku the pride of Japanese fusion in Vancouver. Thats becasue its the sister restaurant. Definetely do come...do book a comfy booth, the chairs... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Went there with my husband, mom and nephew. We love the food. Aburi oshi sushi (salmon & pressed shrimp) was veeeeeeeeeeeeery good, very tasty, and melt in the mouth. Sterling Silver Karubi Pork Rib & Crispy Pork Belly was also very good. The pork belly was crunchy on the outside, but tender on the inside, was so good. Usually I... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A notch above the usual neighborhood sushi joints I usually frequent ! Good tapas, creative takes on old standards which did get my attention. Pricing on higher end, not quite tojos territory

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I'm from Australia and dined at this place when I visited Vancouver in May 2013 with a friend. We had the Minami Shokai (degustation tasting plate) and it was DEVINE. Loved the food from start to end. The service was amazing and very friendly. Price was great value (compared to good Japanese food in Australia). It was my friend's birthday... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Met a girlfriend for an early dinner and just had a fabulous experience starting with a welcome greeting and seating. Service was attentive, but not obnoxious and our server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful when we asked him for recommendations. The Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi is absolutely to die for. As is the tuna sushi. My friend had an udon... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I love Japanese food, and I've always wanted to try this restaurant, and boy am i glad i did!!! I highly recommend their "Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi" & "Jidori Chicken and Foie Gras Gyoza". Their menu items are on the pricey side, but definitely worth it - especially for special occasions :)

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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My husband and I made a reservation at Minami for the final dinner of our vacation, and it was the perfect choice to round out 2 weeks of dining out at great restaurants. At first I felt a bit self-conscious, as the place was full of twenty-something girls in cocktail dresses, and we were dressed pretty casually. But then it... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Popped into this Yaletown restaurant with a friend for what was supposed to be a quick drink based on the bar area I had seen a number of times walking by. Had hestiated to visit before because I had been to Goldfish (the restaurant that was previously here) and wasn't really impressed with the scene (kinda pretentious). But Minami was... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I was definitely hesitant at first. Japanese style eggs benedict? I was especially intrigued by the Saikyo Dashi Eggplant Florentine eggs benedict but figured I love eggplant and eggs benedict. It's unusual but why not? I'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and gave it a try. It was SO good. So very, very good. Probably the... More

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