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Minami Restaurant

1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2S2, Canada
+1 604-685-8080
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Ranked #3 of 2,802 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
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
New Westminster, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I went here on a group lunch, so was able to taste a number of items. Everything I had was excellent. It is very different from the standard sushi fare. The service is top notch. I did however, find the restaurant very noisy, and it was not even that busy. It is a tad on the pricey side, but definitely... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I visited Minami in Yaletown for her birthday, She had raved that it was her favourite sushi place in Vancouver which is saying a lot because there is so much to offer in Vancouver. I loved it too! The ambience, service and decor is outstanding and the food is divine. We started with Brussels sprouts chips that... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Amazing sushi with original creations and delicious flavors. The patio is nestled in the back and very nice. Would definately go again.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I've eaten a lot of sushi but this was a whole new experience - the name "aburi" is one I wasn't familiar with - it's GOOD! OMG, GOOD! Try it, you'll love it! Hard to explain And the is fun. Service was good even though it took 50 minutes to get our food. Our server was MOST gracious and even... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We sat at the sushi bar and ordered the chicken and foie gras gyoza to start which was so good. The Saba Oshi Sushi was the best sushi I've ever had! The rice was amazing. Also had the salmon oshi, which was great too. Great service, great atmosphere, very modern and open. Definitely recommend.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Along with sister restaurant Miku, this place is the best. Have been many times (to both) and cannot recommend enough! When at Minami - try the beef carpaccio with soft boiled egg - absolutely phenomenal Obviously you have to try the aburi oshi sushi (salmon and mackerel are both out of this world mouth melting goodness) Just go - ask... More

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Grayson, Georgia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We found on our trip that what makes Vancouver so cool is its diversity. From its people to its cuisine, its different, but each does it so well. Minami is a prime example. We obviously didn't go to Vancouver for Japanese...just wanted a unique experience with fresh food. They delivered on both accounts. We originally found their sister restaurant near... More

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Montreal, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is another restaurant that I checked out while I was in Vancouver, and I wasn't disappointed! The restaurant is located in Yaletown and boasts some superb artwork by Japanese artist Hideki Kimura. According to the waitress that I spoke to, Minami's owner so loved Kimura's work that he flew him in from Japan to paint. If you go, make... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I am a sushi lover personally and I LOVE Minami! I would recommend to all my family and friends. Been to Minami 4 times and I've gotten great service each time. Friendly server, good environment, yummy drinks and awesome food! must go!

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great Sushi place. The food was really fresh and very wel prrsented. A very creative menu. Very attentive service and great ambience. A classy place.

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