Dinner for two with drinks: $50
Signature Dish: Sashimi Dinner
Signature Drink: Green Tea
There’s something especially satisfying about Japanese cuisine. 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 the chef in action. The extensive menu also includes Korean dishes.
We start our meal with Gyoza ($5.95 for five) – delicious and light vegetable dumplings with a tempura sauce. Our entrées come with Akadashi Soup, made of red soybean paste, bonito broth, tofu and seaweed. It is delicate and soothing.
My pal has the Sashimi Dinner ($19.50), a large assortment of raw fish on a salad. This stunning arrangement of fresh tuna, salmon, surf clam, octopus and yellowtail is excellent.
My Yokohama Dinner ($19.50) is equally beautiful and fresh with10 pieces of nigiri – seafood on rice – including barbecued eel, tuna, salmon, surf clam, red snapper and shrimp. There are also six salmon rolls. What a treat.
Our servers are personable and prompt. They seem as happy to be here as we are.
By Valerie Mansour for Metro Halifax
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!
Awesome. I lived in Japan for 10 years in the countryside. This wonderful restaurant made me feel like I was home there once again. Japanese food was truly authentic mom and pop Japanese style. The hosts were Korean but reminded me of several shops we often visited run by Ojisans and Obaasans. (Grandpas and Grandmas) beautiful sushi.
April 30, 2022
I wish I could rate this restaurant more than once. Every visit is perfect. Every dish is delicious. It feels like your in a spot only you are lucky enough to know about, but you're right off Spring Garden. Quite, peaceful, table for one or among friends, this is perfect sushi zen bliss. *Google asked me to update my review but they didnt let me add another star, so heres my own 🌟**
April 21, 2022
This place is very cozy and nice place to have Japanese food. The owner, chef James and his wife were very kind and friendly. We had chef's special sushi and roll plater and an extra roll on the side plus tempura for two people. It was too much food for us two but we killed it!!!!! It was sooooo goooood 👍🏻 especially scallop sushi was the best one for me :)
December 31, 2021
This was my first visit here and it didn't disappoint. I walked into a cozy environment that felt warm and inviting, and was quietly and kindly welcomed. As I perused the menu. I could hear the table in front of me pretty much moaning over how delicious their sushi and Udon bowls were. This made the visit even more promising and, it didn't disappoint. The food was simple and utterly delicious! It was nicely presented and it was served in/on unique and pretty bowls and dishes. The service was polite and professional but warm and welcoming at the same time. Prices were very reasonable, which was a nice break from the prices that are often encountered now a days in restaurants. Overall, a wonderful (and very tasty!!) experience and highly recommend this restaurant! Enjoy:)
December 20, 2021
A great expensive experience I had here. BBQ eel nigiri is awesome, sake is perfect, tuna belly sashimi is highly recommended and the salmon sushi roles are super delicious because of the Korean sushi rice. Will come again soon. Visiting again after a long time: It's even better. Just give the eel role a try followed by sake and miso soup.
November 27, 2021
Minato Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Monday11:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday11:30am - 8:00pm
Wednesday11:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday11:30am - 8:00pm
Friday11:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday11:30am - 8:00pm