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Firehouse Grill

7 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4N9, Canada
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (137 reviews)
“jambalaya” (15 reviews)
“volcano roll” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4N9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Sushi presentation is exceptional! The killer K, volcano roll and fighting budda is my favourite. You can ask for them deep fried if you want an extra crisp to it. If you’re feeling adventurous get the chefs choice and it will be a surprise! Top...More

Thank Sharlie M
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Lovely old firehouse with varied menu. The restaurant was very busy at lunch time. Try the pepper fries and crab cakes. The location is on the edge of downtown and their big windows allow a nice view down to the harbour.

Thank BenefacTours
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We went for lunch on Friday the 20th of October with our daughter who works nearby. The food was excellent, especially the chowder and sushi roll. We arrived at 12 noon, finally placed our order and received our order at 12:50. Too bad the extremely...More

1  Thank Paul K
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Pros: The place itself is nice and cozy. I really liked the fact that you can order Half or Full plate from the main menu. There is also a sushi menu which is quite creative and original. The view from the windows is quite nice...More

Thank whatevernamegosh
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Located in a renovated firehouse overlooking Nanaimo, this restaurant/bar delivers a slice of sophistication without pretense. The food was delicious, nicely presented, and the waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable. Call ahead for reservations, waits can be long.

Thank t0psy2
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We called the Firehouse Grill On Friday, October 6, at 7:30, to place a takeout order. We were promptly told we could not place an order, as they had 2 large parties. When asked if they were serious, they said they were too busy. Obviously,...More

Thank Jen O
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

They have a good list of vegetarian options when it comes to sushi and they are all SO GOOD. The Woodstock rolls in particular are amazing. Best place in Nanaimo for sushi in my opinion!

Thank Kayla Y
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very large, open room. Nice booths and tables. Great decor. Very friendly, helpful wait staff. We were there at a slack time, and the service was exemplary. Prices are reasonable. and you can get a not-bad bottle of wine for $25, which is reasonable in...More

Thank ianjc
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Enjoy fine dining in downtown Nanaimo at the Firehouse Grill. The decor is warm and eclectic. The incredibly high ceiling in the main dining room opens up the whole room, making it feel bright and expansive, while the upstairs room is nice and cosy. Our...More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has it all -- delicious food (especially the sushi), the atmosphere is really neat and the service is great. All of the servers were really friendly and really make you feel at home. I highly recommend trying out this gem of a restaurant.

Thank nicolec1979
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Questions & Answers
Cynthia S
9 February 2017|
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Response from Glenn C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do! We had a friend who is celiac when we visited and she was pleased. It's not for me but their sushi menu was quite extensive as well.
Michelle C
6 October 2015|
Response from Sasha H | Reviewed this property |
I think they would definetely have the space but you may have to rent out the entire restaurant. I believe they have an extra upper floor extra to their main dining room.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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