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Minami Restaurant

1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada
+1 604-685-8080
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“aburi sushi” (35 reviews)
“scallop roll” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2T9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 341 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Sushi, beautiful sushi! Our first time tasting Aburi sushi (their signature). It is nigiri sushi with the topside of the fish lightly grilled. I ordered the Premium Aburi sushi plate. Each piece was beautiful and distinctly flavored. A truly beautiful eating experience. However, the dish...More

Thank gogogo33288
Reviewed 6 days ago

We chose the Chef's surprise menu and each course was a gastronomic delight! Although pricey, it was Michelin quality and terrific value. We would certainly eat here again!

Thank OrlaCait
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food looks like art work and tastes amazing at Minami. Staff are friendly and efficient. It's a very busy restaurant so make a reservation during busy times.

Thank 998MichaelW998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Minami for my husband's birthday. He ordered the set menu with sake pairings and I had a number of small plates. The food was excellent with good portion sizes. We were very disappointed, however, with the service as it wasn't on par...More

Thank Verity K
Aburi R, Manager at Minami Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Verity, Thank you for taking time out to review your recent dining experience with us. While we are happy that you enjoyed our set menu cuisine, we are sorry to hear the service that you received did not meet the standards that we are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were highly disappointed in this place. We tried a lot of different things and it was all very average. We did the Omakase. Thus is where the chef picks what you eat. We had sashimi, shrimp tempura, salmon and Kobe beef. Our feeling about...More

Thank Vivian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Vancouver having amazing sushi is not a big ask. We were highly recommended to check this place out by a friend. When I checked out the reviews on TripAdvisor I figured that this would make for a memorable experience. Long story short, for the...More

Thank j g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting with delicious, eye catching food. We were 3 adults and one tuna-loving 9 year old. Grandpa had the scallops with brussels sprouts and bacon which he enjoyed. Each of the 3 scallops were prepared differently. Husband and I had sushi "Aburi" style. This...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an excellent choice for my nephew's graduation lunch. We pre-ordered the Group Set Menu and everything on it was delicious. The serving was just right: neither too much nor too little. The service was great, too.The wait staff was polite, accommodating, and very...More

Thank ktr614
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Just wow. If you enjoy sushi and Japanese cuisine, you must treat yourself to a few visits to Minami in Vancouver. World class sushi, simply the best I've had anywhere. The hallmark Salmon Oshi is staggeringly good. The sashimi platters are stunning. Great wine,...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 6 adults going to Minami for dinner. The service was excellent from start to finish - our glasses were never empty long, and if we needed anything, the staff were eager to help out. The food itself was excellent. We...More

Thank CDNgirl1230
Nearby
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,
...More
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Lawrence Z
Is there a tv?
May 28, 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$23 - $38
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
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, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-8080
  • E-mail
Description
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.
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