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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 #5 of 268 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
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We arrived to eat and was informed "the staff was taking their break and we had to get our order in right away or come back another time" OMG give me a break, who the hell do you folks think you are. Without your customers you. Have not business lol

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Victoria, Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Sushi is fine: fresh and imaginative. However, some of the creations are overworked, for example sushi with tempura batter scattered over and then flavoured sauce. You might as well go for a Big Mac, it also has special flavoured sauce. The Teriyaki was a pretty and tasty meal. The Japanese curry is to be avoided. It consists of a brown... More

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Fort St. John, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Sushi is good, Service is good and staff friendly. But don't order Ramen noodles. I was so excited when I found Ramen noodles are on the menu because not alot of restuarants dont have them. I have had Ramen noodles in Vancouver and it was great so didn't hesitated to order them at Nori. It was the worst noodles I... More

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Vancouver, BC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife and I have eaten the best Japanese food in Japan. This place plays in the big leagues- elegant, original, fresh, and welcoming. John is an excellent sushi chef. We are blessed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food,atmosphere and service were all over the top. Thank you guys.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We love this place! It is always packed but it is worth waiting for a table. The sushi is amazing and the chefs are always so cheerful and welcoming. My husband likes the rainbow roll and I recommend the sashimi- it is fresh and delicious!!

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Calgary, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I can't count the amount of times I have eaten here. The food is always fresh and amazing! They have a creative menu for everyone, even if you don't eat fish. The atmosphere is great, and the staff here are so lovely. Thank you Jon for putting heaven on earth :)

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Nanaimo
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dollar for dollar you'll be hard to find a better place to eat than Nori's. Super nice staff, great food, nice atmosphere, great prices AND it's healthy. I always come away from Nori's feeling good about what I ate. I strongly recommend this place. One tip: they close between 3:00-4:30pm.

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Nanaimo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent quality food for both lunch and dinner - We've tried the rest and keep coming back to Nori

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food at Nori Sushi is top notch! Fresh and delicious! Every time I've gone there though, the servers have taken, or tried to take my food away before i was anywhere close to being done- made things awkward, and was sort of annoying. But overall, really good place to eat!

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