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890 Wembley Road, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 954-2373
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Ranked #16 of 93 Restaurants in Parksville
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Tbilisi, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I really liked Sam's. The menu was quite extensive , catered to to vegetarians also (my wife) and in my view was inexpensive. Four of us ate out for 90$. The sushi and sashimi were good and the staff / service was great. I will visit again.

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vancouver island
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I love Sam's. I enjoy sushi all over North America, but Sam's is up there among my favorites. If you're returning from Tofino, don't turn off to Coombs [goats on roof], and just keep going, right through Qualicum, and down to the beach. Turn right on the old Island Highway, and Sam's will be on your right in 10 minutes.... More 

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Qualicum beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When you are purchasing an expensive commodity like sushi, you expect to pay a bit more for quality, but here it was completely off. Quality was 'ok' BUT portion size is VERY small. I paid 25 dollars for a roll, salad and 4 pcs tuna sashimi. The winter roll was great but very small serving.The tuna sashimi was medium-low quality... More 

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Malibu, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We are sushi "snobs" from L.A. and have had some of our best sushi and sashimi at Sam's. Sam and his staff are warm and welcoming and aim to please. The sushi is always fresh and the presentation is eye-catching. If you are looking for fresh sushi or interesting rolls, Sam's is the place to go.

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Parksville, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Sam's has good food , nice presentation , a neat small restaurant , all in all , a good place to go for Japanese food .

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Parksville, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

For the past several years, we've mostly done take-out from Sam's Sushi, but my daughter and I decided to dine in the restaurant for a change. We arrived at the dinner hour, around 6 p.m., behind a family of six. We were greeting promptly and given menus. Since there was only one server, we thought there might be a wait,... More 

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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The title says it all. Freshest ingredients, excellent imagination in his sushi creations, and great, friendly service!

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Parksville, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Every single time we have dined at Sam's it has been wonderful. Prompt on time service and a friendly welcoming atmosphere. The sashimi is the freshest and the tempura is some of the best on the island. We will keep on coming back for more!

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Parksville, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I went there for a quick lunch and had the tempura udon soup. Friendly service and served quite quickly, steaming hot. The broth was excellent and needed no additional spices, although these were provided. The noodles, which were cooked al dente, and the side of tempura prawns and vegetables were more than enough for a good lunch. Many of the... More 

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Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Best sushi spot in the area, the tuna tataki is my favourite, very fresh and delicious. Beef terryaki is really good too.

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Address: 890 Wembley Road, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 954-2373
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
Cuisine: Japanese

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