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Umai Sushi Nanaimo

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303-4575 Uplands Dr | Nanaimo North Town Centre, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6M8, Canada
+1 250-585-8900
11:00 - 09:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 09:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 09:30
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Nanaimo, Canada
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My girlfriends favorited sushi place in Nanaimo. They have some weird hours as they are closed for part of the afternoon, so watch out for that. Decent service and good food.

Thank NutsoLonsdale
Peterborough, Canada
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272 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were visiting Nanaimo and wanted some take-out sushi, and ordered a few dishes. For me, the highlight by far was the beautiful fresh ikura...the one w salmon roe heaped on rice...one of the best. Less praiseworthy is the kaiso seaweed salad...the marinade is both sweet and bitter w none of that lovely sesame taste common to my favourite seafood... More 

Thank LarryTheRadioGuy
Nanaimo, Canada
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Have eaten here many times. Service is quick, courteous and the food is always fresh and tasty. Yesterday we had a beef teriyaki bento and a salmon sashimi bento. Excellent value.

Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Tried one of their high-end maki rolls - lobster roll. Very disappointed because the piece of lobster was tiny (it looked like it could have been a small prawn), plus it was augmented with a larger piece of imitation crab meat. We have had lobster roll at a nearby sushi place for a similar price, and it was made with... More 

Thank John_nanaimo_12
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have stopped in here twice now and both times have been impressed with the delicious food. Very nice presentation of the dishes. They also have a Grab and Go counter if you don't want to stay in to eat.

Thank Fishherder
Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Super clean and lovely resturant. Lots of take out options ready to go. Located at the back of the Rutherford mall by Tim hortons

Thank L L
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here on an almost weekly basis since moving to Nanaimo in 2014. The menu provides an amazing variety of dishes and the chef comes up with some tasty and creative rolls, often named after local places. If you don't like raw fish, there are plenty of cooked dishes to try, from bento box meals to the "fish... More 

Thank Jennifer H
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We love sushi, and were not disappointed by the delicious sushi we ate here, miso was delicious. I had the dancing dynamite roll.. So good (we also had the spicy roll combo and a bento box, the food was great) ! However; the service was the worst Ive experienced in Nanaimo so far. After being seated and given tea, we... More 

Thank Shortimaca1
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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224 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

On recommendation from a friend we came here for dinner on a Thurs night. Open until 9 pm. I loved the interior design of the faux cherry blossom trees and light fixtures. Very bright and clean. Service was friendly. The sushi came super quick, only a couple people in the restaurant. But my dynamite roll and fish and chip roll... More 

Thank kinx81
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place, it's small but it's great!! Best sushi we've had since we relocated here (2+ years ago)!! Recommended if you're looking for a quick snack, the crispy prawn w/crab is my fav ;)

Thank Evangeline C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 11
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303-4575 Uplands Dr | Nanaimo North Town Centre, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6M8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-585-8900
Best sushi in Nanaimo.
Whether you are in need of quick sushi fix on the go or to dine under the everlasting cherry blossom, Umai Sushi got you covered.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?