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Sushi Ichi

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541 E Island Hwy, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H4, Canada
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
good sushi

like the sushi here its really solid place to eat. when i lived in parksville went here often, i recommend this place

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Courtenay, Canada
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Courtenay, Canada
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104 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

like the sushi here its really solid place to eat. when i lived in parksville went here often, i recommend this place

Thank sneezy666
Level Contributor
38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We are ardent sushi fans and try and go there every time we're in Parksville. On this visit we went twice in one week and both times had a excellent meal. For one course we had a lobster tail which was cooked then the meat removed and placed back in the tail with an delicious creamy sauce and topped with... More 

Thank Roadees
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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68 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

...because sushi chefs have to consistently make the traditional standard items perfectly before they can begin to innovate creatively. In principle, French haute cuisine is the same; but in practice, nowadays it is only done that way in a very few extremely expensive restaurants, and nowhere on the Island, to my knowledge. Anyway, for sushi one must start at "traditional"... More 

Thank JHBrewer
Fortuna, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This was our first visit. The server walked past our table numerous times without acknowledging us, oh well. When she finally stopped to take our drinks order, we ordered Sake. The sake arrived warm and inviting, but it really had a bite to it. We've had sake from Japan which was really smooth and didn't need to be heated. This... More 

Thank D C
Parksville, Canada
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109 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This restaurant makes the very best sushi on Vancouver Island. I have been to most and also lived in Japan so I can make a reasonable comparison. All of the people who just order rolls do not know or understand real sushi. Sure, there are lots of inexpensive places but if you want good sushi it is never cheap. Too... More 

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nanoose bay, bc
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This restaurant has been consistently good for years and years. (And my husband was a commercial fisherman, so we are "fresh" fussy!! ) The prices are great, and they never make you feel rushed. They do lots of take-out. They will make up special rolls for you. I would never go anywhere else for sushi.

Thank islandsun1
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We eat a lot of sushi and this was mediocre at best. I was really disappointed because of the good reviews. We ordered three rolls just to compare with the sushi we have eaten in other places. Service was not that great either. Our waitress did not smile and looked like she hated her job. It was worth it to... More 

Thank raine321
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 972 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I was struggling trying to find the best words for tonight's sushi. I was thinking "fabulous" or "amazing" when DH said "this is the BEST SUSHI EVER". We go every time we go to Parksville. Tonight we enjoyed the Parksville roll. Now that was substantial and amazing. The soft shell crab roll was superb. We had the Vancouver roll and... More 

Thank VictoriaGardener
Victoria, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

To be fair, I did not try the sushi. My 9 year old seemed to like it. The gyoza were very good - nicely spiced inside, and the dipping sauce was very flavorful. The wrapper noodles are soft though, not crispy like some places. Personal preference? However, I had the beef teriyaki box, and all of the components were bland... More 

Thank catsmeow32
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Maki is really good here. I have had all combo platter and been very satisfied with food quality. No better sushi in Parksville BC

Thank Mark D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 541 E Island Hwy, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2H4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: 250.954.2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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