We are OpenTable’s 2018 Diners’ Choice for the following categories:

Most Booked in Vancouver

Aleesha Harris from The Province and Vancouver Sun has featured our Valentine’s Day-exclusive Birds and Roses cocktail as part of their Valentine’s Day: Seven recipes for sips and nibbles to served your loved one.


Where Magazine highlighted our use of sustainable, Ocean-Wise seafood for our Aburi sushi in their article Sustainably Delicious Sushi!

Vancouver Magazine featured our hidden garden patio and Minami Signature Sangria in 9 Best Hidden Patios in Vancouver You (Probably) Don’t Know About!

Nuvo Magazine named us as one of the Best Sushi Restaurants in Vancouver!

Westender named us one of the Best Hidden Patios in Vancouver!

Air Canada Enroute’s Vancouver City Guide featured us as a “where to eat and drink” destination in Vancouver!

2017 Where To Dine Awards

2017 Where to Dine Awards named us the Reader’s Choice for Japanese cuisine!

Daily Hive featured our new Summer 2017 menu – with photos!

Executive Chef Kazuhiro made an appearance on Global TV’s Saturday Chef segment, making our feature Sakura Roll

The Georgia Straight’s 2017 Golden Plates named us one of the restaurants for Best Japanese and Best Sushi

Minami Restaurant named as “splurgeworthy sushi” in Vancouver in Condé Nast Traveler’s piece on Best Family Summer Vacations to Take in 2017
Condé Nast Traveler cites sushi at Minami as one an Amazing Thing To Do in Vancouver
Beverage Director Stephen Whiteside makes the Ruby Flame on Global News

YP Dine recommended us as an Upscale Restaurant for Serious Foodies during Dine Out Vancouver

The Westender featured Minami as one of Vancouver’s Best Happy Hours


Sake Specialist Miki Ellis tastes and talks sake 101 with Global News at Noon Weekend

Executive Chef Kazuhiro Hayashi was quoted in The Vancouver Sun’s debate about whether size matters for sushi

Executive Chef Kazuhiro Hayashi was featured on CBC for Sushi Day “Vancouver Chef Blends Tradition with Experimentation”


Georgia Straight selected us for 5 places to find cherry-blossom-inspired foods


Georgia Straight also named us 5 Restaurants to Check Out during Taste of Yaletown 2016


19th Annual Golden Plates (2016) announced us as one of the winners for Best in Japanese and Best in Sushi


Opentable featured us as one of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada

We are one of Style Democracy’s Best Sushi Restaurants in Vancouver

Scout Magazine named our hidden patio one of Vancouver’s Best Patios, Al Fresco Oases and Secret Hideaways