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“Hit and miss”
Review of Sanbiki

Sanbiki
Ranked #109 of 339 Restaurants in Kamloops
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: City Center
Nanaimo, Canada
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hit and miss”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times now and our experience has been a real hit and miss. Our first meal was very good, all fresh ingredient and nicely presented. The last couple of times the sushi has been off, especially the negitoro roll. It tastes stale as if it's been sitting out for a while. It simply could have been a couple of off days perhaps but this really shouldn't happen. The restaurant itself is very clean and the staff friendly.

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English first
London
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489 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Organic and locally sourced produce, excellent sushi”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Kamloops. The food is always fresh and well presented. The service is good (Japanese-style so quite reserved), and there is an excellent selection of sushi and other dishes. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Pricey, fish and salad not great”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

I ordered a sashimi bento box for lunch, and it came with very small pieces of sashimi and only 5 at that. It felt a little light given the price. Also, the salad and ....tempura??! We're not great. In fact, I think the tempura has been previously deep fried. The salad was 2 pieces of limp lettuce.

The fish itself did taste ok, and the service was friendly, unfortunately that's not enough for me. I left hungry.

Visited June 2014
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Lumby, Canada
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Sanbiki - Down Home Japanese Food”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

The Sanbiki restaurant is - in my opinion - the go to place for Japanese cuisine in Kamloops, B.C. When you enter the place there are wooden tables with wooden chairs and nothing fancy about the decor. A simple place with great food. The 2 times I went there I had the miso ramen - the first time with a daikon (Japanese radish) salad and the second time with veggie tempura. The ramen was delicious with generous helpings of noodles and the prices were reasonable for all the items. The menu is very extensive with all the standard faves including a number of noodle dishes and soups, tempura, exotic salads, sushi, rolls, teriyaki, donburi, and a lot more. Great for vegetarians too. The place was either full or filling up fast the two times I visited. They are also 4 or 5 tables in the back in case you walk by and look in and think the place is fully packed. The decor is not fancy by any means; but wouldn't you rather a restaurant spent their capital on the food rather than the walls. If nothing else I would visit Kamloops just to visit Sanbiki.

Visited March 2014
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Kamloops, Canada
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“fresh sushi and terrific ambience”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

A nice Japanese restaurant in the middle of town. I had the sushi combo for lunch and found the salmon and tuna fresh. the presentation is good and the other selections are good as well. They have bento box specials which I have had in the past... also good and well presented.

Visited March 2014
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