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Firehouse Grill

$$ - $$$
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Canadian
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7 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4N9, Canada
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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nanaimo bc
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Love the old building ambiance. Staff were pleasant, could have been a bit more attentive. Tampura veg for Appy, very very nice and light. I ordered the jambalaya. It was just ok, nothing exceptional. The sushi my friends ordered was wonderful. Well prepared, great variety and tasty. Desserts were lovely good variety to choose from. More children at late sitting... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We visited the Firehouse Grill with a friend from Victoria. The location is right along the TransCanada Highway so is very close to the water. We had the salt and pepper squid and crab cakes for a shared appetizer. Both were excellent. For lunch, one ordered the seafood fettuccini, one ordered the Miyagi prawns and I ordered the halibut and... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The name "firehouse grill" is deceiving. I have been to the firehouse dozens of times and to be honest the western food is okay but the sushi is to die for . If you are in Nanaimo and want sushi try out the firehouse. It is my go to place for sushi. You won't be disappointed if you are a... More 

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Thank Bruce S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

On my first visit to Nanaimo since childhood, my resident friends recommended dinner at the firehouse grill. The antique building with a modern feel inside and spectacular elevated view of the downtown core started the evening off on a great note. I had the "jambalaya" which had a great balance of spice, bold umami flavouring of the creole sauce with... More 

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Ucluelet
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Went here with my son for a casual yet nice dinner out. I was unimpressed. My salad appeared and tasted like the variety you get prepackaged at Walmart. Unfortunate. Such potential. Won't be back.

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Burnaby
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Wow the sushi!!!! We asked around about the best places to eat while in town for work and this place came up every time as # 1! You will need reservations ....the day of seemed to be ok as we ate there twice because of the great rolls! Try the veggy sushi roll with crunchy yam on top....OMG!

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Hearst, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Sushi was so good...service great...atmosphere interesting as its in an old fire house. Prices were quite reasonable.

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Red Deer, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

An incredible space with good service and remarkable food. We read on Trip Advisor to do the $36 chef's special for sushi and we were not disappointed. Quite frankly, the most flavourful, unique sushi we have ever had. If you can get here, do it!

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Thank JG C
Whitehorse, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I can't review the food because we weren't able to stay due to the bugs. My husband and I are vacationing here in Nanaimo for my 40th birthday. To celebrate my birthday we made reservations there after reviews said the food and atmosphere was great. Upon seating we couldn't miss the flying bugs. They weren't the occasional fruit flies, these... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

If you have a group and some people like sushi and some don't this is the place to go. The whole menu is great. For sushi try the Volcano roll, for burgers try any of them. Great service and mojitos. Bring a light sweater has the ac at certain tables can be chilly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?