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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
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All 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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Nanaimo, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Ate here for the first time a few days ago. Went in about 20 to 25 minutes after it opened and it was already full. Sat at the counter in one of the few spaces available and had a great exchange with customers already there. The food was fabulous. Had to take 1/2 home. For $20.00 it provided 2 meals!... More 

Thank Frankie D
Parksville, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Food is usually pretty good, service sometimes a bit slow because they are always busy here. It is comparable to other sushi restaurants in Nanaimo and is generally quite noisy so if you are looking for a quiet meal probably not the best choice.

Thank Disappointed_Mar2016
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nori is one of our "go to" places when we have a special occasion. They are always busy, so I suggest a reservation.

Thank Chevy S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I see that this restaurant is the top rated in Nanaimo which makes no sense based on our experience. It is very noisy-like a sports bar. We order miso soup, Gyoza, a sushi roll, and sashimi. First the good. The miso soup was good. And the fish was very fresh. The OK: The gyoza were ordinary, not bad, not good.... More 

Thank amyarizona
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We go to Nori for sushi often: family lunches, dinner, husband and I, kids and myself, even takeout. Nori is closed Monday & Tuesday, and they close between lunch and dinner. The restaurant is very popular and lines out the door are typical; reservations are best. The staff are very friendly and work very hard. Food is delicious and the... More 

Thank Samantha M
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This place is in north Nanaimo and they make the best sushi I ever had. And I travel a lot in Asia. It's always packed so call to reserve. The fish is so fresh and the bites melt in your mouth. Johnny is a wonderful host. And he knows how to present his preparations. You have to try. I totally... More 

Thank eccfitness
Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The quality of sushi is excellent! In particular the spicy tuna roll is quite tasty. The service is prompt and friendly and the overall atmosphere is friendly. You won't be disappointed eating here!

Thank MAG1414
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Nori is the absolute best sushi / sashimi that I have eaten anywhere so far. This place has an awesome energy flowing every time I go and the memory that John has for patrons names is incredible as he greets them when when entering. The food is so fresh and they have wild seafood products on hand and watching them... More 

Thank Gary L
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat in Nanaimo and based on the tripadvisor recommendations, we went to Nori. Best Japanese food (outside of Japan) ever! It is super fresh and good for correct prices. My partner tasted a sake there and found it great (he is a kind of expert in it...) We were sitting at the bar... More 

Thank DanThi04
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Third time back to this place. The portions are huge, and the taste is second to now. The staff are very friendly as well. Best sushi I have had on the Island. Thanks

Thank spicychickin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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?