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1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2S2, Canada (Helmcken and Davie)
We are located half a block east of the Yaletown - Roundhouse Canada line Skytrain station.
+1 604-685-8080
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant ConceptEstablished as a second location of Aburi Brand, and...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Aburi Sushi

Aburi sushi is my favourite to have here. Its similar to Miku but with a more relax vibe...prices are a bit expensive for sushi in Vancouver but its totally worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'm a regular at Miku which is a sister restaurant of Minami and is located right next to my office. I'm there almost every couple of weeks for lunch meetings with clients, etc. Last Saturday, I took my contractor and his family to Minami for dinner and I was shocked by the contrast in the quality of service at Minami.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Aburi sushi is my favourite to have here. Its similar to Miku but with a more relax vibe...prices are a bit expensive for sushi in Vancouver but its totally worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Came here because Miku was full booked. Definitely has a buzzy vibe in a cool area and the food was good.. service was a bit pretentious and slow. Pros: Great buzz Cool area Good food Interesting drink menu Cons: Slow service (except for water refills) Hosts were a bit pretentious Feels like a place to go on Friday/Saturday before hitting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Very original menu, tasty dishes Very pricey and very small portions Not a place for families Great for a special occasion

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Cool room, outside deck and vibe with exceptional service. The menu is a varied selection of signature dishes and sushi fusion - some sauces are a bit over the top, but no lack of flavour and super fresh. Excellent wine and cocktail menu which makes it a great happy hour stop as well. Worth the price, and often the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Enjoyed a fresh lunch at Minami and would highly recommend it. The crumbled tofu salad was crispy and huge and the oshi salmon braised sushi is my new favorite anywhere. All enjoyed on a private patio with exceptional service and a quiet atmosphere. Not a TV screen in sight! I will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Met some friends here. Ordered quite a few dishes and all of them were amazing. Ebi oishi, salmon oishi, shrimp fritters, sablefish, nigiri sampler, baby bokchoy, Brussels sprouts, fried chicken tenders, sushi wrapped in short rib, salt and pepper tuna tataki, I may have forgotten a few. We just kept ordering more and more. Never eaten this much before but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My wife and I recently attended Minami on recommendation from some friends. We were dying for a night out as we had a 3 week old newborn. Naturally, the baby started hollering as soon as our food arrived, and instead of us rushing out with red faces and take-out boxes, the hostess and our waitress opened up one of their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Minami and Miku are top sushi restaurants in the city because they consistently offer up fine cuisine and great dining experiences. My wife and I were back to Minami for the aburi sushi and the appetizers and of course, the dessert. It is all good. Recently we sat at the sushi bar and enjoyed being able to talk with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had a cold this time around so I couldn't taste everything properly, but this stays one of my favourite places to get sushi. Service was great as always and I have a full post up on my blog! ^^ https://dreaminginfoisgras.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/minami-vancouver-2/

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Additional Information about Minami Restaurant

Address: 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2S2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-685-8080
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2S2, 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
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-8080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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