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Bluetail Sushi Bistro

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Japanese, Sushi, Fusion
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102-1675 Commerce Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
+1 778-484-5900
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A Japanese eatery bringing a West Coast feel to BC's interior...
A Japanese eatery bringing a West Coast feel to BC's interior. Reservations are recommended!
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  • 87
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We recently stayed overnight in Kelowna and did not want to go to our usual haunts so we were directed to the Bluetail Sushi Bistro. What a great surprise! We were very pleased by the interior as the exterior is a bit misleading. The Host was quick and pleasant while making us aware that we may... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Oliver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After our first two choices for sushi were both closed (between lunch and dinner), we found that Bluetail was open, so we gave it a try. The decor of the place was very pleasant, very comfortable inside. The menu and prices were really good. But we had really mixed reviews on the food. We started with tempura, the mixed veg... More 

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Oliver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We recently stayed overnight in Kelowna and did not want to go to our usual haunts so we were directed to the Bluetail Sushi Bistro. What a great surprise! We were very pleased by the interior as the exterior is a bit misleading. The Host was quick and pleasant while making us aware that we may have a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

their second location is still on a 'soft opening' (just off of Spall Road), however the food and service was very good. Some of the staff are from their original location and they are training up new staff. There was three of us, we had a variety of dishes/roles and they were all just as good as in the original... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My husband and I are AVID sushi lovers and we live in close proximity to Vancouver, a city that boasts the best sushi restaurants in the country. Bluetail FAR exceeded our expectations and, in comparison to Vancouver pricing, was incredibly reasonable. The service was excellent and the presentation was beautiful. We HIGHLY recommend Bluetail to anyone who loves sushi as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I was staying at one of the cheap motels near this restaurant when passing through Kelowna. Bluetail doesn't look like much from the outside but it was nice inside. The food was a reasonable price for the quality. Sashimi salad was my favourite, they give so much sashimi in it for $11! I'd go again I'd I'm ever in Kelowna... More 

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Burnaby
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Just ate at the restaurant july 4th 2015. Got a table right away as it wasn't busy. The decor is modern and comfy. The server got our tea pretty quickly. We ordered a few rolls + sushi & sashimi combo. NOW the bad news. I found a pube on a piece of tuna sashima. I was pretty grossed out. I... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Food is excellent here, my co-workers and I get take-out about twice a month. Always fast service. Dine in service isn't great but it's worth it for the food!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We stood at the door for 15 minutes ( I timed it) without even an acknowledgment that we were there not even eye contact from a staff member. After they finally took our name it was another 15 min to be seated. Then a long wait to order. Total time from the time we got to the door to placing... More 

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Kelowna, B.C. Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Ended up coming to this 1st location as the new one on Spall Rd. is not open on Sundays..... as usual - lovely fresh food and super good service. A very special "thank you" from the three of us to the owner Jerome - very sweet of you to visit out table!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The food is fabulous and creative, ambiance and service excellent. Sashimi, maki,and sushi were mouth watering, and fresh. The staff were attentive, and helpful. We were in Kelowna for 2 days, and this was such a great discovery, that we ate there both nights.

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Additional Information about Bluetail Sushi Bistro

Address: 102-1675 Commerce Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 778-484-5900
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Fusion

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102-1675 Commerce Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Kelowna
  • Phone Number: +1 778-484-5900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Fusion

Description

A Japanese eatery bringing a West Coast feel to BC's interior. Reservations are recommended!

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