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Firehouse Grill

$$ - $$$
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Canadian
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7 Victoria Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 4N9, Canada
Today
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to get five people to agree on where to have lunch but since three of the five had not tried this restaurant it was a go. It has a great setting in an old brick building that was once a fire hall many years ago. The one thing that could be improved is the furniture as the white chairs... More 

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Thank Bon538
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Maybe it's because we came before the dinner rush. But my first impression was how cold it was. Next thing I noticed was the cheapest IKEA furniture you can buy, basically school desk chairs! We opened the menu to find a 20% hike in prices over the online menu. But because the choices looked good. We decided to stay. Well... More 

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Thank Timfamily
Nanaimo, Canada
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113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

The location is nice. The service is fantastic, as is the food. I had the Jambalaya and I loved it! Will be back for sure!

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Thank Sexton5
Nanaimo
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had sushi and of course it was excellent. We were seated upstairs (even though we had a reservation a month ahead of time) and felt that our service was lacking because of it. Out of site, out of mind?

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Thank Kimberly R
Gabriola Island, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Every visit I've made to the Firehouse Grill has been a amazing. I'd like to mention my third visit, which coincided with my birthday, in particular. During previous visits, co-diner's had order the Chef's choice Sushi platter, and indicated that that was their exclusive choice whenever visiting. Although I'm adventurous, I tend not to be with Sushi, and had tried... More 

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Thank Richard N
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is the best thing about this place followed by the food. I had chicken, it was moist and delicious as should be. The Miso soup was a bit... Odd had a bit more than classic miso and threw me off. But everyone at the table cleared their plates. The service was lacking... Waited for refills, long wait between... More 

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Thank HudzonVI123
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us and are we ever glad we went!! A very eclectic menu including some of the most innovative and delicious sushi I have ever had (try the Buddha roll). It was so good that we went back there to eat two days later, and on our last trip to Nanaimo, it was our first choice... More 

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Thank Barbara M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for food and drinks. Their sushi is amazing but make sure you leave room for dessert. The ice cream pie is delicious

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Thank Jellybean118
Vancouver, Canada
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166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I originally thought this was a steakhouse or burger place. Not! It's a great sushi place with the other stuff too! An amazing array of super rolls and other Japanese foods, along with steak/burger/ribs. But try some of the sushi rolls. Fantastic! Nice location in a refurbished fire hall with a fun atmosphere and great service.

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Thank VacationManDave
Ladysmith, Canada
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great squid! Will go back many times for this. Sushi is over done. Maybe I just like sushi to taste like sushi. All the flavors are just overkill. To much happening. I'll stick to a traditional Japanese menu.

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Thank Bpalmer76

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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
USD 12 - USD 30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
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?