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“Hard to Find, but Good Sushi and Very Reasonable Prices.”

Sehmi Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 97 Restaurants in Port Alberni
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Almost drove past this restaurant as it's hidden in an old motel and looks like anything but a japanese restaurant, but I'm certainly glad that we stopped in and tried it. The seaweed salad was delicious and plentiful for the price. The Tuna nigiri tasted so fresh and melted in our mouths like butter. The Double Dynamite roll was delicious - like a combination of California Roll and Dynamite Roll with extra Tempura Shrimp on top
The Spicy Tuna roll was one of the hottest that I've ever had with a wonderful flavour and more of that deliciously soft Tuna.
We are only here for a few days, but I expect that we'll eat at this location more often than anywhere else in town.

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1  Thank Inlovewithsue
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

How can it be that sushi tastes stale? This restaurant mastered it somehow. Lettuce and mayo in a yam tempura roll to top it all off?? Outrageous. Overpriced for a outdated place that you have to call back again and again to place an order because they are too cheap to get seperate phone lines for payment method and incoming calls.. Save ur money and get ur sushi at a gas station.. As this restaurant probably does.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I have been visiting Port Alberni, where we have had a project at Great Central Lake for years, but never found a great restaurant. Someone recommended this restaurant and on driving up, I nearly kept going, but on entering I was very pleasantly surprised, the interior décor was better than the exterior and was soon to learn that the look was the worst part. The service was prompt and very polite, with offers to help with selections and descriptions of the dishes. We ordered a couple Sushi dishes and a Bento Box. The amount of food served was large, fresh and the quality above any expectation. This may well be the best Japanese food and value we have had, having travelled considerably. This was an amazing surprise, I would recommend the restaurant to anyone and suggest that you plan your trip so that you can include a meal at this outstanding Restaurant.

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2  Thank Wonderer55
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

We have gone to this restaurant over and over and have had horrible service every time. We are never asked if everything is ok, would you like another drink (a neighbouring table just got up & got a water jug). At every visit part of our order was a long time eaten before the others were served. Order for pickup & eat somewhere nice. The decor is beyond outdated and shabby. Exceptional food terrible experience.

1  Thank Tammy B
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Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

Nice restaurant to eat at -again. We had a large group, and except for one missed appy, everything was good. Food as always was plentiful and delicious. As I am not too finicky for seafood I am still able to select from the menu for more "turf" stuff.

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1  Thank Tony W
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