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Flying Canoe West Coast Pub

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International, Sushi, Pub, Canadian
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1590 Cliffe Avenue | Best Western - The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N2K4, Canada
+1 250-331-4006
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Late Night Food, Dinner, Drinks, 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

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Service Very Good, Food Good, Decor So-So

In all fairness, we generally are not sports bar patrons, so I found the somber decor with many TV's not inviting. I did like sitting where I could view the pretty hanging baskets with flowers. The server was very pleasant, attentive and helpful with the modification I wanted to my order. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

In all fairness, we generally are not sports bar patrons, so I found the somber decor with many TV's not inviting. I did like sitting where I could view the pretty hanging baskets with flowers. The server was very pleasant, attentive and helpful with the modification I wanted to my order. I enjoyed the tasty salmon burger. The fish and... More 

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Had dinner and a couple drinks, watched game 4 of the Stanley cup finals there. They quite a few tv positioned well around the pub with a large projection screen in the middle. Everything was good, not great but good. There was an actual sushi bar in the pub and the sushi looked very good and quite a few people... More 

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Controller1590, General Manager at Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, responded to this review

Hi Darren C We are well known for our Big screen and full coverage of the best sporting action and you are absolutely right about that Sushi! Please come back soon and opt for Omakase (in chef's hands) - we are sure you won't be disappointed. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate it. More 

Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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!

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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
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

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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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

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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
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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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
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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

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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
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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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
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

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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
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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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 

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Additional Information about Flying Canoe West Coast Pub

Address: 1590 Cliffe Avenue | Best Western - The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N2K4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-331-4006
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
Cuisine: International, Sushi, Pub, Canadian

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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 6 - 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

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