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Umai Sushi

303-4575 Uplands Dr | Nanaimo North Town Centre, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6M8, Canada
+1 250-585-8900
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (13 reviews)
“sushi” (57 reviews)
“lobster roll” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Japanese, International, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
303-4575 Uplands Dr | Nanaimo North Town Centre, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 6M8, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Umai Sushi
1. Fast
"The service is also very fast and efficient"
Timothy W
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2. Fresh
"Fresh and tasty sushi rolls."
beliandmaxi
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3. Affordable
"A must try & pretty affordable in our books :)"
Evangeline C
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1 - 10 of 125 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Just spent one night in Nanaimo and the person at my guest house recommended this restaurant - it was excellent!! Great service staff who made me feel very welcome and explained the menu very well - to me and other customers too. Very very good...More

Thank McB84810
John P, Manager at Umai Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello McB84810, thank you very much for taking the time to give us a positive feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed our food and that you thought our service was great :) We hope to have a great time in Nanaimo and visit us...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Excellent service, great selection, ample portions. We arrived just before the rush on a Sunday supper trip. After a day of shopping we were really hungry. The food was spectacular-- well prepared, great value.More

Thank irenecZ9244DU
John P, Owner at Umai Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hello Irene, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a positive feedback. We are very happy to hear that you regard our restaurant as one of the best Japanese food in the region ;) We strive to provide great service, fast...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for a bowel of Ramen seafood soup. The service was very good and average prices. I didn't have any Sushi but my son told me that their sushi was very good. The Ramen soup was good however I think they could hve put...More

Thank rweisner2016
John P, Owner at Umai Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello rweisner2016, thank you very much for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. We will talk with our staffs to ensure a proper portion of seafood is allocated to the seafood ramen soup. We hope to make your next visit more pleasurable....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Freshest sashimi , great selection of sushi n delectable udon ! I have been here 3 times in the last 2 months and likely to be back ! The bento sets are great value too. Friendly staff is the icing on the cake !More

Thank twinklemelody
John P, Owner at Umai Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Twinklemelody, thank you very much for taking the time to give us a positive feedback. We are glad to hear that you have been visiting us :) Our bento is one of our most popular items during lunch time and we will continue to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service was up and above. The mixed tempura and mount benson rolls were so good, I ate double what I normally do!! The Bento boxes are awesome also.More

Thank gspannier
John P, Owner at Umai Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Gspannier, thank you very much for giving us a positive feedback. We are happy to hear that our food and service was up to your standard :) We will always strive to provide the fast, delcious food at an affordable price. We hope to...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018

We highly recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed. Great value, great service, clean, fast but excellent quality food. Everything you want!More

Thank taracaldwell
John P, Owner at Umai Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hello Taracaldwell, thank you very much for taking the time to give us a positive review. We are glad to know that you visited us on your trip to Nanaimo and had a positive experience. We strive to provide fast, delicious food at an affordable...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This place has a smaller selection of Sushi Rolls as some other places. I tried the Spicy Roll Combo (Salmon Roll, Tuna Roll And Scallop Roll). They had a decent amount of seafood filling, but tasted bland and boring). My meal was just ok.More

1  Thank NoshTraveller
John P, Owner at Umai Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hello NoshTraveller, thank you very much for taking your time to give our restaurant a feedback. We may have a limited selection of type of fishes we carry, but we believe that our sushi roll selection is diverse. We limit the number of fish we...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

This is my “go to” joint if I want something amazing, fresh, quick and affordable. Eat in or take out... this is one of the best sushi restaurants in Nanaimo. On a side note... if you haven’t tried their Korean BBQ ribs, then you are...More

Thank Rob S
John P, Owner at Umai Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hello Rob, thank you very much for taking the time to give us a positive feedback. We are glad that our restaurant is your "go to" joint in the neighborhood. We always strive to provide quick, fresh, affordable food with great service :) We hope...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Fresh food, but for us, the standout is their sushi rolls. Loved the Dragon Eyes! Parents liked their teriyaki bowls and wonton soup, my husband found the Kalbi beef ok. My Chirachi bowl was very good but not great. Would still go back!

Thank Dellacassi
John P, Owner at Umai Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hello Dellacassi, thank you very much for taking the time to give us a feedback. We strive to provide fast, fresh, delicious food at an affordable price. We hope we can provide better tasting dish for your next visit. Please come see us again! :)

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are regulars at Umai. The food is always made fresh and you can’t beat the price. The staff is friendly and helpful, whether it’s take out or dining in. The service here is phenomenal and so is the food.More

Thank nieka37
John P, Owner at Umai Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hello Nieka37, thank you very much for taking the time to give us a positive feedback. We are glad to know that both you and your boy friend visits us often. We strive to provide good quality service with fast, fresh sushi at an affordable...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 12
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
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Description
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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