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“Faux Sushi, Limited Menu, Spartan Decor”
Review of Seamark Restaurant Ltd. - CLOSED

Seamark Restaurant Ltd.
Cuisines: Sushi, Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 14, 2013

An attempt at Asian fusion (Japanese/Vietnamese) still in the experimental stage. Overall, sushi is acceptable but the rice is slightly off and the fish portions skimpy, although fresh. Spring rolls and mains also edible, but presentation needs help. Food choices are few, we're told the menu is "still developing."

A sterile restaurant environment is clean but startup fund planning forgot to include the inside decor piece. Serving staff are polite, clean, but leap around like gnomes attempting to provide something they currently cannot. Remaining owners/staff loiter in the small space seemingly without any specific duties to fulfill.

All said, the place has immense potential if the focus is on food. The trick will be to bring the quality & portion size (sushi fish) up to standards found in more urban settings. Should be an easier task on the island, considering the local fresh seafood availability.

I'll check it out again in a few months.

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2  Thank BigBoomBang
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SeamarkRest, Owner at Seamark Restaurant Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2014

We are genuinely sorry that your experience at our restaurant was not as great as we hope it to be. We take everyone's suggestions to heart and have made some changes. We have been showing local artist's work in our restaurant for a few months now and have added a few more touches to hopefully improve our "Spartan décor" ;-)

We have also changed some of our suppliers in attempts to improve the quality of our dishes. If you are ever in the neighbourhood again, we hope that you give us another try as we are working hard to improve the dining experience in Seamark Restaurant.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Nice fresh food, all reasonably priced. I work close to the restaurant and we are loving ordering lunch and picking it up each Friday for a treat. I've had the salad rolls each time and they are so fresh and good. Coworkers rave about the soups (Pho and Wonton). YUM

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

what an amazing addition to the culinary delights of Qualicum Beach! Word of mouth directed us here, and they did not steer us wrong! Having been to and cooked our way through Vietnam it is an absolute amazing find that the food here is not deep fried but fresh and true to its origin. Spring rolls are truly minty fresh while the prawn on sugarcane brought back vivid memories of cooking with the KOTO cooking school in Hanoi. Service is equally stunning.

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1  Thank hemlockcottage
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

First class sushi and Vietnamese food less than a km from home. Susie was a lovely waitress and the owners are very nice. Awesome rolls.......John + Mike @ Nori in Nanaimo now has some competition.

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2  Thank Bob_LeeLee
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