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Firehouse Grill

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7 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4N9, Canada
Today
4:00 pm - 11:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A pleasant ambiance

This restaurant is clean, has a nice ambiance and two menus-one specializing in sushi, the other Canadian food. The coffee was lukewarm but, when I mentioned it, the waitress did not hesitate to make a new pot. Our appetizes of avocados stuffed with crabmeat and other goodies were very good. I'd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Ayla F
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Nanaimo, Canada
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

They put mayonnaise on sushi. Just saying. Went in for a late lunch on a weekday. Service was mediocre at best and waited way too long for the waitress to take our credit cards. Mayonnaise on sushi?

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Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Best sushi in Nanaimo! The menu is excellent. The magic prawns are amazing and so are the stuffed avocados. They have a great drink menu with amazing Caesars. My favorite restaurant in Nanaimo.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This restaurant is clean, has a nice ambiance and two menus-one specializing in sushi, the other Canadian food. The coffee was lukewarm but, when I mentioned it, the waitress did not hesitate to make a new pot. Our appetizes of avocados stuffed with crabmeat and other goodies were very good. I'd rate the fish (halibut) and chips average but that's... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We come here often for dinner, the staff are so welcoming and the food is always amazing. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Nanaimo.

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Halifax, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Firehouse is a very nice restaurant and the food has always appealed to us. On this visit, our first in about 5 years, we were disappointed to wait more than an hour for our meals! Our appetizers were only delivered when we complained, but in fairness, they served us full sized portions of the chowder rather than the cup... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This restaurant is without question one of the top places to experience in Nanaimo. Beautiful room, excellent service and amazing food. It honestly felt like a big city restaurant.

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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56 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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 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
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55 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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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
  • Cuisine: Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?