Minato Sushi Japanese Restaurant
This was hands-down the best sushi experience I’ve ever had. I’ve been to basically all the local sushi restaurants (save a few) and although most were great, none compared to Minato.
My favorite before Minato was of course Hamachi House on Morris St. But my opinion was quickly swayed.
To comment on some of the things mentioned below. My boy and I have gone a few times, and it was during slow hours, so we did not sit upstairs, so I have no experience with the cold there haha. We also only ordered Japanese dishes (Miso soup, tempura and mostly sashimi or nigiri instead of maki rolls)
Each time we went I was thoroughly impressed with the freshness and quality of the fish, it was fantastic.
The most amazing thing about this place is the service. Now this may only be because we got the same lovely waitress each time we were there, but she was beyond words. She was just the sweetest thing I’ve never met, she lit the room with her smile and was the perfect server overall. I wish I had gotten her name so I could give her the mention she deserves.
I would definitely recommend this place to all sushi lovers in the halifax area. Just make sure you go during the slower hours and you should be good as gold. I also hope for your sake that you get the same marvelous lady that we did.
I hear this a lot from people complaining here and there. The water is supposed to be served warm as cold water hinders digestion, so if you want iced water, ask for it.
Traditionally, meals are served with either hot tea or a fermented beverage which aid digestion. So try for a pot of tea or a beer (can’t really complain about that right?)
The Coast: Minato is cozy but there’s enough space to put down your shopping bags and enjoy some good sushi. Maki, sashimi and other Japanese treats are well represented, but leave room for their spicy Korean dishes, including bee-bim-bap and noodles.
Ben B: So if you’re looking for the best vegetable dragon maki in town, it’s right here.
Sarah H: The Spider Roll is great, and they have a great selection of unique rolls to choose from, along with all of your other Japanese fair.
Laura P: Minato may close its doors for the month of October, but with a sudden rebirth of sushi desire– I’ll sweat out the wait.
Tyler Childs: This is very food. It’s a lot of food and sometimes I can’t always finish it all. 5/5 would food again.
Andres Flores: Overall Excellent
Steven Verbeek: I live this place, I go there at least a month and get vegetable dragon roll. I just love the sauce they put on it.
Marie: BEST sushi and Ginger salad in the city!!!! Try the veg dragon roll too!
That woman was so lovely, and this is the first sushi restaurant that we really like in NS and the price is fair.
Great quality sushi. Super friendly owner. Would definitely keep going back. :)
First time here and you could not ask for better service or food. We came here because there were bento boxes on the menu, delicious! Also lots of other traditional sushi food. They also had Korean dishes as well. Just a small little spot off the main drag, but well worth the visit :)
Friendly service, excellent sushi, tofu, and noodles. Nice atmosphere. My favourite sushi place so far.
THE BEST IN HALIFAX! So fresh and tasty. Both the Japanese and Korean food is delicious. It is always great...never, ever disappoints. Love Minato!
I loved the place! It’s a good spot to stop by lunch time and have a bento box to eat. Very affordable prices and a excellent servers. I really recomend this place 🙂
Love the food here! Fresh and delicious.
I had a lovely, peaceful experience in this restaurant. The hosts were accommodating, the decor was authentic, the atmosphere was warming, and the food was delicious.
There really wasn't anything not to like about this place. Clean dining area, clean tables, clean bathrooms, and very nice decor. I am a lover of all things noodles, their chili ramen (I asked for half spice because I can't handle the heat!) was delicious. I loved everything about it. The staff was super pleasent and polite, I'm betting family/owners. 10/10 would recommend.
Me and my boyfriend's favourite sushi place in Halifax! Food is super delicious & so fresh ! Besides the taste, owners are super friendly! Highly recommending for those who are looking for best fresh sushi in Halifax :)
Minato Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Monday11:30am - 9:00pm
Tuesday11:30am - 9:00pm
Wednesday11:30am - 9:00pm
Thursday11:30am - 9:00pm
Friday11:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday11:30am - 9:00pm
Sunday1:00pm - 8:00pm