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5769 Turner Rd # 1, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6L8, Canada
250.751.8238
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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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, Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 15
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Always a good meal

I was curious about how this place gets so many bad reviews. I have been there several times and have never had a bad experience. Their sushi is good and their tampura is perfect. Their restaurant does not scream fine dining, and they don't try to be. I don't know what people expect but their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Katerina A
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Courtenay, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Ladysmith, Canada
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I don't know what else to say except this place is excellent! Excellent food, service, and a great atmosphere. We love this place and have introduced it to tons of out of town family and friends to this Jewel of Nanaimo!

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Vancouver, Canada
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have been here twice. We really enjoyed it the first time. The service was good, the server friendly but the location is a little hard to find, though worth it. The second time we went was when we had out of town guests and wanted to do something different. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was curious about how this place gets so many bad reviews. I have been there several times and have never had a bad experience. Their sushi is good and their tampura is perfect. Their restaurant does not scream fine dining, and they don't try to be. I don't know what people expect but their service is ALWAYS warm and... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is my favourite Thai/Japanese restaurant in Nanaimo. The food is always fresh and the flaours delicious! This is not a fast restaurant you will have to wait for the great food!

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great place to have a dinner. Staff is very friendly and the food is excellent. There is a great variety of tasty dishes that will appeal to everybody. My grandsons (age 11 and 13) love it there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It is often said dining at an ethnic restaurant is like being transported to the country of the fare's origin. This was definitely not the case at Blue Ginger. You can find a medley of Asian cuisines on their menu; Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and even some Indian. At first glace, it looked promising. When the food arrived however, I suddenly... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food, great service, great prices and a very interesting menu! We will be back next time we are in town!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food. Great prices. I love their Bali Nasi Goreng it's a winner. Fast friendly service you can't beat the reasonable prices.

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Have been here 4 times in the last couple of years (we are from out of town) and it is consistently good - good food, good value, good service and great variety on the menu --- I've had sushi, dim sum, thai and all delicious. There is a lunch box special - great value and filling

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Ladner, Canada
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65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I enjoyed this meal. Everything was fresh and tasty and served promptly. The server was amazing and made the meal a special event. I recommend the Happy Tuna.

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Additional Information about Blue Ginger Restaurant

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

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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: Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business
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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