We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bistro Taiyo

2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
+1 250-716-8861
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (9 reviews)
“sushi” (19 reviews)
“tempura” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
Write a Review
Reviews (52)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 23 February 2017

I just returned from snowboarding in Japan, so great Japanese food was fresh in my mind. We had a fabulous meal at Bistro Taiyo and was impressed with selection on the menu. The place filled up quickly after opening but we had a very private...More

Thank Greenwiz89
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We met for lunch today at Bistro Taiyo.I had a bento box which was delicious.-It had teriyaki chicken over rice,potato coquettes,salad,sushi,and a kind of spring roll.The food was fresh and very tasty. My friend had the pork and egg rice bowl.My other friend had curry...More

Thank slurpeemama
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was surprised to have such a high quality authentnic sushi here in Nanaimo. If you know the Japanese culture and sushi, then you would definitely enjoy what this restaurant has to offer. Chef and all staff are Japanese, so you can really enjoy the...More

Thank ashwood77
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always happy to stop in here when I'm in town. I like it better than the more popular Japanese restaurants. The Japanese items seem more authentic than other places I've tried.

1  Thank TheLoxy
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The food here is OK nothing special. It is extremely hot and they do not have air conditioning. They had a floor fan on high all through dinner and it really took away from the meal. When I think of Japan and Japanese cuisine it's...More

Thank Stephenie E
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I cannot pass through Nanaimo without stopping here. In fact, if it wasn't for Bistro Taiyo and a few other awesome little holes in the wall, I would never stop in Nanaimo otherwise because it is such a crass, vulgar hole. I live the the...More

Thank Thinkwire
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Best sushi I've had in a long time. Fresh and unusual menu items served by great staff in the most unexpected city for good sushi. This will be my go to when in Nanaimo!

Thank smr48
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Good place for a business or social lunch. Food is good quality and service is efficient and food well priced. Always impressed when we go. Only maybe 12-14 tables so can be busy. Have never had a bad experience

Thank overlookBc
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Service was good. Food was delicious! I had the Bento Box of the day - while my Japanese friend had a custom ordered salad! I loved the salad, miso and the salmon teriyaki.

Thank apiutarde
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I have visited Taiyo on an off for a few years they have good authentic Japanese food, the cuts of sashimi are skillfully executed, and this place offers a great selection on the menu.

Thank SpencerTouchie
Nearby Restaurants
Asteras Greek Taverna
872 reviews
.06 km away
Fiddlehead Bistro
82 reviews
.14 km away
La Stella Trattoria
105 reviews
.00 km away
Bees knees Cafe
60 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Harbourfront Walkway
419 reviews
.60 km away
Nanaimo Museum
134 reviews
.39 km away
The Bastion
66 reviews
.52 km away
Vancouver Island Military Museum
25 reviews
.57 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bistro Taiyo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-716-8861
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing