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#303-4575 Uplands Drive | Nanaimo North Town Centre, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6M8, Canada
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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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221 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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
Nanaimo, Canada
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Umai is a good although not spectacular sushi restaurant. The food is consistently good and they handle a large takeout service as well as the restaurant. Servers are nice and pleasant and there are usually tables available

Thank lala405
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We have come here a couple times and really enjoyed the bento boxes. Huge amount of food and very tasty! I love the decor and the service was great, attentive and friendly.

Thank Samantha B
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I have visited this sushi restaurant at least 3 times this year. Sushi always is freshly made and very well presented. We also have ordered sashimi served with raw salmon, tuna, etc. and it is always very tasty and fresh. Actually, last time we visited the place when they were about to close and on top of our order the... More 

Thank NewlyTina

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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
US$4 - US$11
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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 Drive | Nanaimo North Town Centre, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6M8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 12505858900

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