The Vancouver Sun names us among Seven Sweet Spots for Sushi in Vancouver

BC Living’s Instagram features our Holiday Shokai

BC Living’s Janine Verrault reviews our Holiday Shokai tasting menu in You’ve Gotta Try This in December

Daily Hive showcase our holiday offerings in their 6 Special Holiday Feasts to Enjoy in Vancouver this December

Daily Hive highlights our special Summer Garden Long Table Omakase in Minami is Hosting its First-Ever Long Table Dinner June 25

BC Living features our upcoming Summer Garden Long Table Omakase in You’ve Gotta Try This in June

We are featured in Belinda Jackson’s Expert Expat on Vancouver

We are front and center in 604Now’s This Vancouver Sushi Spot may have the Most Instagrammable Dishes

We are part of Hipmunk’s Go Guide for Vancouver

Our Saku cocktail is featured on The Georgia Straight’s Drink of the Week

We are one of Daily Hive’s Must-Try Yaletown Patios this Summer

Our Mother’s Day weekend features are named in this Vancouver Is Awesome Mother’s Day piece

We are featured on USA Today’s 10 Best for Amazing Sustainable Seafood

Daily Hive names our hidden garden patio among Must-Try Top Patios in Vancouver

Open Table diners have named us Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants for a Big Night Out out of 2,500 establishments

San Diego Magazine talks Aburi and Minami Zen in their guide: Where to Eat, Drink, and Stay in Vancouver, B.C.

Minami’s Sakura “blossom inspired offerings” made a quick feature in The Scout List, Vol. 518: April Events in Vancouver

Our Sakura Features are highlighted in Inside Vancouver’s Date Night feature for Get Outside: 5 Blossoming Ways to Celebrate Spring in Vancouver

The Vancouver Sun features our Sakura-themed dishes in Mia Stainsby’s Side Dishes: Cherry Blossom Menus

Our beautiful Sakura Lobster Roll is featured in Dished Vancouver’s Sakura Themed Everything

Scout Magazine highlights our spring features in Sakura Season Inspires New Dishes and Drinks at Miku, Minami, and Gyoza Bar

The Georgia Straight interviewed our amazing Lead Pastry Chef Nikki Tam in their feature International Women’s Day: Vancouver’s female chefs and bartenders in their own words

We are the 2019 Populist Award’s runner-up for Best Sushi

Daily Hive’s Dished highlights our Valentine’s Day menu among 25 Vancouver restaurants serving special Valentine’s Day dinners

Our Valentine’s Day menu is featured in BC Living’s Date Night: Valentine’s Day 2019 Dining Guide

We are one of Noms Magazine’s picks for Top Restaurants To Have Your Valentine’s Day Dinner At In Vancouver

Lead Pastry Chef Nikki Tam is featured in The Province’s Meet the Chef series!

Corporate Kitchen Chef Alan Ferrer is featured in OpenTable’s 11 Inspiring Top Chefs Across Canada


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

Most Booked in Vancouver

Noms Magazine highlights our New Year’s Eve Set Menu in their article 12 Highly-Rated Restaurants Offering Exclusive New Year’s Menus in Vancouver

Our Lead Pastry Chef Nikki Tam and her soft-baked gingerbread cookies are featured in BC Living’s 6 Holiday Recipes Reminiscent of Childhood.

We are among the Best Sushi Restaurants in Vancouver You Must Visit according to Noms Magazine

German publication Blu features Minami in their Stopover: Vancouver article.

Food blogger Sherman Chan shares his experience with our Holiday Aburi Shokai in this The Filipino Post article.

Daily Hive Vancouver’s Hanna Mclean highlights her favourites from our Aburi Holiday Shokai tasting in her article Japanese Eatery Unveils Stellar New Festive Feast.

CTV’s Sonia Beeksma and DJ Chloe visits Minami during their Yaletown In Your Neighbourhood segment.

The Vancouver Sun shares the recipe to our seasonal Pear Almond Tart in Thanksgiving Recipes: Vancouver Chefs Dish on their Favourite Desserts

Lisa from The Editor’s Diary joined us for lunch in A Sushi Love Affair at Minami

The Calgary Herald’s Mhairri Woodhall highlights our delicious Ocean Wise king salmon sashimi and melt-in-your-mouth flame seared Japanese wagyu in her article Rainy-Day Options for Family Fun in Vancouver

We are one of Daily Hive and The Georgia Straight’s picks for restaurants to treat your Dad at on Father’s Day in Metro Vancouver

NUVO Magazine names us one of the Best Sushi Restaurants in Vancouver

BC Living recommends our feature Father’s Day menu in 18 Father’s Day Gifts He Actually Wants

7×7 highlighted our Aburi Oshi Sushi and Green Tea Opera in their Vancouver Summer Getaway article

Our hidden garden patio is named one of Dished Vancouver’s Best Hidden Patios in Vancouver

Sherman reviews our new spring/summer 2018 menu in this Asian Pacfic Post article

Scout Magazine throws back to six years ago, when Japanese muralist Hideki Kimura was adorning Minami’s walls with his signature artwork

Our Mother’s Day lunch and dinner features are top picks from The Georgia Straight for Where to Take Mom for a Magnificent Mother’s Day Meal in Vancouver

BC Living highlights our Mother’s Day Features in their article Treat Mom to the Most Delicious Mother’s Day Menus

Ming Pao highlights our seasonal Sakura features and new spring menu in this feature

Scout Magazine covers our new Sakura Inspired Dishes and Drinks

We are featured in Travel + Leisure’s Where to Feast 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