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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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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 159
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 16
    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
this place is great !!

This is a long time favorite meeting place for us and our friends lunch or dinner. We just had my wife's latest b'day dinner here with fifteen guests. A wide variety of beautiful sushi rolls always consistently done. They offer some great and generous hotpots, steak and seafood platters. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
alangm
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Yuma
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214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Yuma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a long time favorite meeting place for us and our friends lunch or dinner. We just had my wife's latest b'day dinner here with fifteen guests. A wide variety of beautiful sushi rolls always consistently done. They offer some great and generous hotpots, steak and seafood platters. The service is quick and attentive. The chefs are a party... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

While moving into our new place we took a break from cooking and order sushi for pickup. 25 minutes later I arrived to pick up my order. The host was pleasant and rang in my order promptly and the two chefs wished me a good night as I left. The food was very tasty upon arrival home - especially the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Best fresh sushi selection we have found (and we frequent alot of Japanese restaurants). Great selection (not just the same basics), lots of weekly specials and really good staff. Owner (John) is the main sushi chef and is actually Japanese. Best we found in Ocean Side.

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B.C. Canada
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149 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My daughter, her husband, my husband & I went to Nori's at the end of April to celebrate my husband's birthday. I made a reservation in advance. It was a good thing that I did. The restaurant was packed. The vibe was great! Friendly greetings from the sushi chefs. An adorable Japanese waitress kept our tea cups full throughout the... More 

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nanaimo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Been going here for years now, so see things that are lacking. New tables are needed! They look old and some are even wobbly! Also have noticed when dining with just me and a friend, our food comes out @ different times. Last time for lunch my friends food comes out first and the time she is almost finished then... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

New to Nori have only been a few times. Love the food and have not been disapointed at all. The staff are all friendly especially the sushi chefs. One of our top places to go for sure. I don't understand people complaining about bad food or service here. I am not saying it didn't happen I am saying that you... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nori is by far the best sushi in Nanaimo. Always fresh, always friendly and a good value. The sashimi salad is amazing with the sundries chili and garlic vinaigrette. The service is always super friendly. The only downfall to this restaurant is that it is so popular that you usually have to wait in line for a table and the... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The sushi rolls we ordered were great and super fresh as always but the tempura not great. The tempura pieces were quite dark and a bit of a burnt taste to them. Would have sent them back but the wait staff were not very interested in our table. Tea refill didn't happen until we were just about ready to leave.... More 

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Nanaimo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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
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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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, Sushi
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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