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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 273 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
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We've been partial with our fave sushi place in Parksville for seven years now until last Friday night, when friends finally convinced us to check their fave sushi place in Nanaimo. It was packed and on a Friday night, we should have made a reservation if we really wanted to make it to the movie theatre after. Service was excellent... More

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Nanaimo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We have been eating here for several years and have never been disappointed. The food is prepared AFTER you order it so if you're used to frozen seafood reheated in a microwave, please be patient while the sushi chefs prepare each individual order. You can watch them at work if you sit at the bar. The staff are very friendly... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Rice was kind of tasteless. Everything was just average and a little pricey. Spoiled by my Vancouver corner sushi standards I guess.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We loved our chefs choice meal. The chef was attentive and took the time to know us so that every course was exactly to our tastes.... But better! I can't seem to tell enough people about this place. It was reasonable priced and I would eat it all over again.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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
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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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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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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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