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Blue Ginger Restaurant

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5769 Turner Rd # 1, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6L8, Canada
250.751.8238
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Hit and miss quality of food

It's a roll of the dice as to the quality of food which you're going to get at the Blue Ginger. My last meal in November came with tepid, tiny bits of chicken on a stick, a "satay" chicken in tasteless peanut sauce. The main dish was also warm, not hot, and contained vegetables that were not fresh... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
George H
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Nanaimo
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Nanaimo
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually order the Pad Thai and the Nasi Goering for take out and they've always been a good portioned meal. For a change we ordered the Butter Chicken and an Indian vegetarian dish with extra rice as they told us that rice only came with the butter chicken dish. When I got home I thought they'd actually forgot one... More 

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Thank fullguy
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I picked up take out on a Saturday evening. We called at 6:30 and it was going to be 30-40 minutes, very reasonable for a Saturday night. Everything was hot when we got it back home, and it was packaged well. I had the Ma Po Tofu, with coconut rice. If you are a fan of spice... More 

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Thank Karlie L
Nanaimo, Canada
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259 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was here did a networking event, we used the separated room in the back of restaurant. There were about 20 of us. - the 2 young ladies dis a great job of taking orders & serving... Fed hiccups the start but there were a lot of us. Kitchen staff did great job of getting food out too !! I had... More 

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Thank S_Leach
Edmonton, Alberta
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall nice Sushi/Sashimi restaurant, the food is always good the place is always clean with good decor.

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Thank Jeremy P
Nanaimo, BC
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I have lunch here at least once a month and always order the same thing - the Vegetarian Singapore Laksa...I love this wonderful flavourful dish of noddles, veggies and spicy coconut broth. Friendly service and it is usually not much of a wait for the food.

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Thank jlharp
Ladysmith, Canada
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The miso soup wasn't salty (or very flavourful). The coconut prawns were okay, and I would order them again if I were to return to Blue Ginger, but I won't. The chicken satay was dry, over cooked, and served with a flavourless peanut sauce. The spicy tuna sashimi was not spicy, just tuna with some pink mayo on it. My... More 

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1 Thank Mrsdkba
Nanaimo
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

It's a roll of the dice as to the quality of food which you're going to get at the Blue Ginger. My last meal in November came with tepid, tiny bits of chicken on a stick, a "satay" chicken in tasteless peanut sauce. The main dish was also warm, not hot, and contained vegetables that were not fresh. There were... More 

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1 Thank George H
Qualicum Beach BC
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105 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We enjoyed a simple lunch there on a day when it was not overly busy. Service was excellent and food came promptly. It is much busier in the evenings, but service does not suffer. The food is always good and fresh tasting and the menu offers many choices. The restaurant is clean and well maintained.

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Thank Westerham
Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I would say that the food at Blue Ginger is almost as good as Nori Sushi and the service is actually better. We have tried almost all the sushi on the menu and have enjoyed all of it. we have had some of the Chinese/ Thai and have liked everything, their ginger beef is the best I've ever had. The... More 

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1 Thank Patrick B
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Delightfully different menu Great sushi but other Asian options Make this restaurant one of a kind as far as I am concerned The service is good , though sometimes a wait for food to arrive . Worth the wait . Great lunch specials where you can mix and match your choices

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5769 Turner Rd # 1, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 250.751.8238

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?