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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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Monday
Closed
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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Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went out to try a new Sushi restaurant after seeing it was ranked #1 in Nanaimo and was really impressed. This place on a Thursday night at 7:30 PM was lined up outside the door. Upon entering I found out there was at least a 20 minute wait and then asked the waitress if it was worth the wait. A... More 

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Thank Barry D
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to try out Nori's tonight. We were looking for a new experience and we got it. Greeted by John as we walked through the door. We were seated and our server Katie made some food recommendations for my wife who is celiac. I decided to have the dinner special. I was warned that it was a large meal but... More 

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Thank Mark L
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service and food was great. The servers were on watch and no waiting. the setting reminds you of Japan. Tempura and dynamite rolls out of this world. You get what you pay for and this is the real deal.

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Thank gspannier
Nanaimo
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ask the sever to recommend dishes, they have a number of things not on the menu and very yummy. We took my adult son and family eight in all for birthday dinner, the restaurant was very busy but the food came out of the kitchen in a steady stream everybody had a great meal. I recommend Nori to everybody. Great... More 

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Thank Fabian B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a patron of Nori for about 7 years. I absolutely love it. The sashimi is so fresh. And it is pretty well priced as well. My partner and I can go there, have an appetizer, sake, a couple of beers and the giant sushi "boat", include a generous tip (the service is always excellent), all for around... More 

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Thank Julie M
Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Having grown up in the mainland I have had my fair share of amazing sushi, I would consider myself a sushi connoisseur. Nori sushi, by far, has the best sushi in all aspects. The quality is incredible and always consistent, and their price is 100% reasonable. John is not only a phenomenal sushi chef, but an even better businessman as... More 

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Thank braedenmccowan
Nanaimo, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Have eaten at nori before and food has always been very good but when you go in very little place to stand or sit while waiting for seat. They seem to have stalk answer. 20 minute wait. We wait 30 minutes then ask how long. 20 minutes. We wait. Then 20 minutes Very frustrating. If had just been told truth... More 

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Thank Pioneernana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A nice Japanese Restaurant in Nanaimo, the Salmon and Soup are always my first choices, and the environment is awesome too, supposed to be back again.

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Thank kenj33
Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Check out the photo .... where else do you get this calibre of sushi!? It's delicious and really, also edible art. Congratulations John and crew 👍👍

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Thank pgduncan
Coombs, British Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The food is consistently excellent. The waitresses are friendly and hard working. The sushi chefs are always upbeat and make the atmosphere great. Yes the get busy...really busy even if you have to wait a while due to volume you can still expect you food to be as excellent as it always is. Love the staff, great bunch. I agree... More 

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?