We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Flying Canoe West Coast Pub

$$
International, Sushi, Pub, Canadian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1590 Cliffe Avenue | Best Western - The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N2K4, Canada
+1 250-331-4006
Website
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night Food, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 53 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great addition of the sushi bar!

I hadn't been to the Flying Canoe since it opened a few years ago, and was pleasantly surprised by the sushi bar and Chef Ky. I had the $20 platter where he decides the meal (unfortunately I can't remember the name off-hand) and everything was amazing. My friends had pizzas which looked great as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Wandering0ne
,
Brisbane, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

No dislikes here, the hockey playoffs were all around us on big screens for our enjoyment. No farmed fish in this sushi bar!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Hi Roy V, Thanks for taking the time to give us your review here on Trip Advisor. I never get tired of hearing how great The Flying Canoe is for Sushi, Sports and an all round great time. We hope you will come back and visit it us again soon - There's always something happening here at The Flying Canoe. More 

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I hadn't been to the Flying Canoe since it opened a few years ago, and was pleasantly surprised by the sushi bar and Chef Ky. I had the $20 platter where he decides the meal (unfortunately I can't remember the name off-hand) and everything was amazing. My friends had pizzas which looked great as well. Definitely recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

O WanderingOne - how happy are we that you wandered in here? It's great to see you back again. One of our greatest features in the Flying Canoe Pub is our Sushi, which, without our Master sushi Chef Ky, wouldn't be the same. Ky's speciality is Omakase which literally means "in the hands of the Chef". We love it and... More 

Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Excellent place. Food was great. TVs great to watch hockey playoffs. Staff excellent and kept our drinks full. Very freiendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Hey bo42015 Thanks so much for joining us on Hockey night and I'm so pleased you enjoyed our great food and excellent service. Our team here at The Flying Canoe really go out of their way to make everyone's experience a great one. We hope you will stay with us again soon. More 

Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We will be heading back here again. The oven baked pizza is dee-lish. Great service. Reasonable prices. Close to the hotel...about a 10 second walk.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Dear 978CRT, we are so pleased you loved the pizza - it certainly is one of our more popular items... along with the Sushi. The Flying Canoe is part of the Hotel, offering our guests convenience and affordability and we look forward to you staying with us again soon. More 

Calgary, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Awesome fresh made sushi in the pub; reasonably priced. Friendly open atmosphere. This minimum 50 character limitation is annoying

Was this review helpful? Yes
Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Hi Chopper750, I know right? Sushi (and excellent Sushi at that) available to any dollar amount that you stipulate, freshly made right in front of you. We feature Omakase (in chef's hands) which makes the whole experience less daunting and much more of an adventure. People just love our sit up Forno / sushi bar where you can watch Chef... More 

Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Wood fired pizza, beer on tap. Ggood service. My only complaint would be there are very few tables for two.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Hi CJH300, Thank you for the excellent review of our wood fired pizza, draught beer and, of course, our awesome staff. You are correct about the limited number of two's in the pub but there is always the sit up sushi bar where guests can watch their pizza's cook and Our Sushi master Ky make amazing creations. Who knows -... More 

Powell River, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

There was a lot of choice from the menu, the food was great and we liked the idea of the 17 piece orchestra playing there that night.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

It's just great when our guests enjoy our efforts as much as we enjoy pleasing our guests. Thank you for the fabulous review. That was the first time we have featured the Georgia Straight band and I believe it will definitely happen again. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Courtenay, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I've had not so good experiences going for a meal and drinks at the flying canoe. I went to hang out with friends and was not surprised to find the same problems again. So when are they changing this place's name from a Pub to a Club or a bar? I arrived late to join my group of friends, a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Controller1590, Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Hi Katerina A, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on The Flying Canoe. I am extremely sorry that you still did not know, especially after your last visit and review, that The Flying Canoe operates as a club on Friday and Saturday evenings only, after 10:00pm. As the Club hours make up only 7% of our... More 

Vancouver
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Service is great. Food is very mediocre, go for the drinks and young crowd around you. Pizza is nothing to rave about. Sushi is cool, but way too may different options and no consistency.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Controller1590, Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Dear WordTraveller250 We are pleased to know that you enjoy our bar for its service levels and lively atmosphere. Please let me apologise for not meeting your expectations during this recent visit. Many people enjoy ordering our Sushi using "Omakase" - this is where Chef will make a special plate, not following the menu. In these instances we do not... More 

Sidney, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Really hoped for a good sushi experience. The chef was very nice. I ordered 2 chop scallop and a dynamite roll. No mention that the dynamite roll had the spicy red in the dynamite roll. Never experienced that before. The rice was super dry and the roll was a disapointment. The chop scallop was good. Hoping to cool the spice,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Controller1590, Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Dear GordWright, Thank you for taking the time to spend an evening with us and enjoy the Hockey on one of our many large flat screen TV's. The Bar is a great place to hang out and enjoy one of the many sports that we show here. Our Sushi Chef Ky takes great pride in his work and in sourcing... More 

Travelers who viewed Flying Canoe West Coast Pub also viewed

Courtenay, Comox Valley
Courtenay, Comox Valley
 
Courtenay, Comox Valley
Courtenay, Comox Valley
 

Been to Flying Canoe West Coast Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1590 Cliffe Avenue | Best Western - The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N2K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-331-4006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: International, Sushi, Pub, Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Flying Canoe West Coast Pub staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?