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

Most Booked 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.

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’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 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