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Firehouse Grill

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7 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4N9, Canada
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really nice Nanaimo restaurant

Great old firehouse (I think) converted to a restaurant but with the original window mouldings and beautiful details. The food is great too! Had mushroom soup and a great salad. Service was friendly and restaurant was reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Cansnow S
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great old firehouse (I think) converted to a restaurant but with the original window mouldings and beautiful details. The food is great too! Had mushroom soup and a great salad. Service was friendly and restaurant was reasonably priced.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Unique ambiance - interesting selection of westernized Japanese food. I've been here a few times with business colleagues and works for that purpose. Due to the high ceilings and open, hard-edged space it can be noisy at times. And as others have said, the wait for food is a bit long for a lunch crowd.

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

i live on gabriola i have been here 3 times 2 out of the 3 times left for poor service long waits for food from the kitchen they have no idea how to run a restaurant go to roberts restaurant they think they have a nice site allows them to over charge and give poor service not acceptable will not... More 

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We arrived just after 1pm on a Friday afternoon and what appeared to be two over-worked staff members both greeted our party of three, and politely advised a table would be ready in a moment. Very good start. After being seated and getting our menus though it took a loooonnnnng time to have our order taken. It appears as though... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

This place couldn't get green tea right, what chance do they have at getting any of the sushi right. When you are charging a higher price DON'T bring out flavoured tetley tea, classless.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I have never had anything here I really didn't like. The sushi has a fun twist to the other sushi places in town. Might be a tad more expensive, but they have lots of choice and overall, the prices are fairly average. I can't wait to go back again! The servers have always been pleasant, so not sure why there... More 

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Walked in on a slow Sunday afternoon just for a couple of drinks. The greeting by the hostess was cold, immediately told we had to be out in an hour due to reservations without even given the chance to say we were only stopping for a couple drinks. Sat at the bar, multiple people behind the bar with not one... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Amazing selection of fresh, delicious and well presented sushi dishes. I've been here for lunch for work, with family, or with friends. Consistently delicious. Haven't ventured away from the sushi since it is better than anywhere else in Nanaimo.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Firehouse Grill doesn't live up to it's namesake and instead is an asian-fusion gastropub with a strong focus on sushi. It's one of the better sushi fare in town but the ambiance would lend itself far better to a pizza or pub-style restaurant. Burgers are good but not great. A high-end atmosphere that doesn't really hit the mark. An echo... More 

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Banff, Canada
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I recently had dinner at this place with my wife and a friend and all three of us thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service (Christy is amazing) and the overall atmosphere. The place was quite busy and for an appetizer, we all shared their tempura prawns and calamari - an excellent start. For dinner, my wife and our friend chose... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 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?