Minato is a sushi restaurant on Broadway at Oak St.
went there and had various dishes which were decent but also ordered a donburi. their idea of japanese donburi is rice with teriaki sauce poured over it. i couldnt take more than 3 bites. our waitress was nice though
This isn't an outstanding Vancouver sushi restaurant, but it is the perfect place for anyone looking for an above average sushi restaurant they can go to on a regular basis for a quick lunch/dinner or takeout. They do a tasty spicy tuna and my personal favourite is their hot minato roll, which is chopped tuna mixed with a spicy tamari-type sauce (much less "saucy" than their spicy tuna) then rolled in warm tempura pieces. Staff are genuinely friendly. Call ahead and they'll almost always have your takeout waiting for you on their counter in about 5 minutes.
this is one of my favorit sushi places in vancouver, the agedashi tofu is cooked perfectly and the sunomono salad is sooo good. But the best thing on the menu is the spicy tuna roll, i don't know how they make the sauce but it;s one of the best tasting rolls in the city. plus it is nice that they pay for your parking:)
After reading some of the reviews we decided to give it a try. First, I could not get the Impark ticket meter to work so I just gave up. But, after being seated immediately a friendly waitress came over and asked if I purchased a ticket (they re-imberse). I said the meter is not working. She promptly came with a piece of paper with their restaurant name and a number on it and was told to put it on the dash of my car. Now that's service! We quickly ordered a mixed tempora which was not oily, soft shell crab a huge one, chicken yaki soba very large plate of noodles, assorted sashimi which was fresh, and mixed sushi which had very large rolls. Everything was fresh and tasted great. Large portions so beware of over ordering. The service staff continued to top up our cups of tea through out the dinner. I would highly reccommend this restaurant if you are craving for decent priced good japanese food.
Now if you are hungry and frequent all-u-can-eat sushi places more than not (who hasn't before?) then Minato may not be your taste. But if you want tasty, fresh sushi that feels like it was made at a more upscale joint then Minato is for you. The prices are reasonable because the portions are good. But freshness is what keeps me coming back. My wife dreams about the spicy tuna sashimi! Good for both families and casual dates out.