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Nori Japanese Restaurant

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203-6750 Island Hwy North, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 1S3, Canada
250-751-3377
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always good...Only place we go!

From the day Nori opened, we have driven the 20 minutes to get our sushi from here. The sashimi is always fresh, always good. Love the choice between salmons & tunas. The rolls are done well, they don't fall apart; the same can be said for the cones as well. Everything is good, fresh and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
HunterW
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Nanaimo
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206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nanaimo
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

From the day Nori opened, we have driven the 20 minutes to get our sushi from here. The sashimi is always fresh, always good. Love the choice between salmons & tunas. The rolls are done well, they don't fall apart; the same can be said for the cones as well. Everything is good, fresh and quality ingredients. We have watched... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend as the best Japanese restaurant in Nanaimo so we went for our birthdays. My husband and I were both disappointed. The food was adequate at best, service was friendly but poor - the waitress did not come back to check on us at all after the food was brought to us.... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had phoned ahead a few days before and made a reservation, and when we got there they had no record of it and we were lucky to get a table. The ambiance and service were just okay, but the food was excellent and so was they price. So if your not into fine dining it it an option and... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The restaurant has very pleasant personnel and is well located on the north side of Nanaimo. It is priced reasonably and the quality of food is very good. The sushi cooks are also very friendly and personable.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Tuna smelt funny told the waitress did not seem to care busy but poor service bad choice for my first date

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

They always have the freshest seafood. The agadashi tofu is the best, I love their tuna tataki, it is one of the best I have ever tried. No matter how busy they are their food is always prepared perfectly.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Has a HUGE selection of food, you can watch it be made by the chefs infront of you, and always have good service! Only negative I could say would be the size of the place, i would suggest you book a reservation to get in, they are always busy!

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best Japanese food I've had in a long time. You might want to make a reservation because they are really busy.

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Nanaimo
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great service, great food! They have gluten free soya sauce which is perfect for people who are Celiac. Their cucumber-avocado rolls are the best I've ever had.

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Duncan, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great sushi and sashimi. Inventive and very good atmosphere. Best rolls we have ever had... many inventive combinations. Rivals all of BC in terms of taste. Scallop explosion one of the best. Fresh and interesting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203-6750 Island Hwy North, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 250-751-3377

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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