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Nori Japanese Restaurant

203-6750 Island Hwy North, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 1S3, Canada
250-751-3377
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Ranked #6 of 270 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Everything is fresh and tasty, made right in front of you. John and Shawn are amazing to watch and will never forget your name after you introduce yourself.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food is great and the best in North Nanaimo but a wee pricey. Take out isn't as good as eating in, and typically a long wait too.

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Gatineau, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is amazing. It was recommended by the owners of the B&B we were staying at. We sat at the sushi bar right in front of the owner, John, who gives amazing service. He knows the name of all the regular clients and will answer any questions you have. I had the spicy tuna sashimi, the best I have... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There isn't a better sushi restaurant in Nanaimo. Staff extremely friendly and the food always fabulous and beautifully presented. If fast food is required then go to a fast food restaurant, Nori gives you a fine dining experience without the feeling of being pushed out the door the moment you have finished.

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Bozeman, Montana
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We tried this place after reading the glowing reviews. Very disappointing. The food was average at best. But it was the service that was unbelievably bad. Took forever to get them to take our order. Late food delivery, the appetizer was brought after we were done with the main course (apparently forgot about) and gave up waiting for drink refill.... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Previous attempts to dine here were unsuccessful...not tonight! 5:30-ish we got a table with no wait time. Service was good and the place was busy. I think there was a bit of a wait for our food but pretty typical of a sushi restaurant. There is a great selection on the menu with some unique house special sushi. There are... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Following a day of Horne Lake Cave adventuring, this was absolutely the perfect way to end the day, (and a wonderful birthday dinner for me)!! The chef came right up to the table to pan-sear enormously juicy/fresh ahi tuna, which was amazing, along with every other dish we had! Wonderful experience, friendly staff, quick service, and the glow that you... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Just returned here after a year. Not disappointed. Superb quality fish for sushi, many interesting and unique rolls. Best beef tataki found on island. Not to be missed

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Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Judging by the almost sold out restaurant on a rainy Wednesday night we found the right place to eat sushi! Ordered a sashimi sampler, very fresh fish, tasty. Kids ordered rolls, most under $4- each what a bargain and teriyaki chicken and tempura veggies. Great flavours, teriyaki chicken not too sweet,tempura batter not too thick. Judging by the clientele... More

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Courtenay
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nori Japanese restaurant in Nanaimo B.C. is the best sushi I have ever had, and John is amazing, very friendly and always very welcoming. I travel a hour there and a hour back just to eat there. It is "simply amazing".

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