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Nori Japanese Restaurant

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203-6750 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 1S3, Canada
+1 250-751-3377
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Today
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was good, came kinda slowly. We were asked to be an hour and 15 mins, but one of our plates didnt come until the last minute. Place got super busy and our server was crashing. Forgot about us sometimes.

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Thank Ashley D
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Superb fresh Japanese food. Presentation is always magnificent and portion sizes are just right. The food looks great and tastes great, always. Try my favourites the spicy tuna sashimi or dancing scallops. Food is served promptly and service is always excellent. Try and sit in front of John, the owner, at the sushi bar. Watching him work is a great... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well if your looking for that quiet place for lunch or dinner you may want to take this place off your list. Very busy...all the time! That's because they have exceptional food. The service seems a bit rushed. Busy busy place so I'm assume that the reason for the rushed service? This was my fourth time there and no change... More 

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Thank Trent H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location in front of Costco and across from Woodbridge Mall is very convenient. Staff are cheerful and food very tasty. Lunchtime Bento Box lunch is good but the house special multi course meal in the evening was superb, if only we could have finished it.

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1 Thank Richard A
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was pleasantly surprised. Well packed restaurant at 11:30 a.m. told me it would be good. Service was great and the food was some of the best Japanese I've had for quite some time. Highly recommend.

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Thank gary m
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's one of those places that from the outside you're not sure what to expect but trust me, it is worth a try. I have dined in more Japanese restaurants than I can count and this one is my favourite in Nanaimo. Great fresh food and wonderful service. If you dying for some Japanese and sushi, go here. Their Dancing... More 

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Thank livewise27
Nanaimo
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nori is the probably the busiest restaurant in town, with line-ups at the door almost every night. So, be sure to reserve ahead. The reason for the consistent line-ups is easy, Nori is, in many Nanaimo-ites view, the best sushi in town. They have an eclectic and contemporary menu which never fails to impress, and John and his team go... More 

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Thank David W
Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to get into this place without a reservation a few weeks back, wasn't willing to wait. Finally made reservations and was not disappointed I did. Menu is original, food was well prepared and played and excellent tasting!! Highly recommend!! Is a bit noisy so if you want a quiet romantic place, this may not be the best choice.

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Thank Susan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of my family came to visit us to celebrate my wife's birthday. A few days prior to their return, we all went for sushi. Most of them frequently had sushi back in Ontario, and they absolutely loved Nori. Fresh food, very tasty, nicely prepared, and very friendly staff. A few of the family members were not Sushi eaters, and... More 

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Thank Gary C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant I've ever been to. Fantastic service and great food. Staff are very friendly and really care about their customers.

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Thank Mercedes D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203-6750 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-751-3377

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