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9875 Maple St Rr 1, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
(250) 246-1046
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely little secret garden,very tasty food.

We just tried this restaurant, it is in a lovely heritage home with the nicest porch overlooking one of Chemainus famous murals. The service was great and the food very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2014
Maria R
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Ladysmith, Canada
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Chemainus, Canada
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28 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

this place is no longer open. poor reports from health inspector no consistency in the product. it has gone through several managers and doesn't seem to work for some reason

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Ladysmith, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We just tried this restaurant, it is in a lovely heritage home with the nicest porch overlooking one of Chemainus famous murals. The service was great and the food very good.

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Port Alberni
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

My husband and I had dinner at Kudos. The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful. The menu is varied and easy to pick from. Our dinners were authentic Japanese served timely and Ken, our server was cheerful and knowledgeable. Portion sizes are just right. We feel we got very good value for our money. We will definitely return to Kudos.

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Duncan, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

My husband made reservations for Kudos for Valentines Day. We showed up on time only to see every table in the place full. The owner approached us and we told him we had reservations. He began gesturing towards the full tables and smiling apologetically. I asked if he had our reservation written down and he just shrugged and walked away.... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

This little unassuming restaurant has managed to make the decor fit into Chemainus and retain the Japanese feel. We were lured in by the 4.95 bento box special that was the take out price. We chose to eat in and for 6.95 we had a choice if 3 items and a choice of tea. The selection was great. Our server... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

I intended to just try the food once at "Kudo's" and then move on to the other Restaurants on the walking route ,which I walked daily on my 2 wk visit to Chemainus. "Kudo's" menu items were absolutely mouth-watering. I think I tried them all. I especially enjoyed it when I would buy a $5.95 special (sampling of menu items)... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

We have visited Japanese restaurants in the USA and Japan; the food at this restaurant was better than nearly everything we had in Japan. It is the best Japanese food we have had on Vancouver Island. We kept going by it and not going in because it looked so unassuming; we're so glad we did. They have a mushroom soup... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

Small selection, over priced, poor quality, ugly decor... disappointing. Counter person was the best part of my dinning experience.

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  • Address: 9875 Maple St Rr 1, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: (250) 246-1046

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  • Cuisine: Japanese

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