Minato Sushi

About us


Open since 2002

Minato Sushi has been in Halifax for over a decade now, serving up delicious Japanese cuisine.  The simplicity and freshness of a Japanese meal is unique.  Afterwards, you’re full, but your body is thankful you’ve treated it so well.

And where better to get a fine feast than at Minato Sushi in Downtown Halifax.  It is a comfortable restaurant in a neat old house where you can watch sushi chef Chung Young Ko (James) in action.  The extensive menu also includes several Korean delicacies.

Sushi Chef Chung Young Ko (James)

Master Sushi Chef Chung Young Ko relocated to Halifax to pursue a dream of owning his own Japanese restaurant and sharing his art and food with the good people of Halifax.  James, as he is known here, has been a sushi chef for over 28 years, first practicing in Korea, then Toronto, and now here in Halifax where he calls home.

James’s specialties include the salmon sashimi, minato roll and his very own unique blend of soya sauce. Swing by and watch James as he works his art into something your stomach can appreciate.



Head Chef In Suk Lee (Leah)

Head Chef In Suk Lee brings a wealth of experience to the kitchen at Minato Sushi.  She’s been cooking up a storm for over 17 years now, specializing in Japanese & Korean cuisine.

In Suk Lee (Leah) is known for not over powering her dishes with sauces and spices.  Leah creates all her sauces to ensure high quality and taste.  She likes to keep everything lightly battered, lightly fried, and lightly seasoned.  Come enjoy one of her many dishes at Minato in Halifax, NS.