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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 #3 of 261 restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Birch Bay, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have enjoyed quality sushi and Japanese Cuisine in Tokyo, Toronto, & New York City and found this to be excellent. The sushi was delicious and oh so fresh, the service was much better than some reviews led us to expect and overall I found this a delightful dining experience even for a "foodie". I will be back many times... More

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Calgary, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

One of the best Japanese restaurants we've dined at. Great selection, delicious food and reasonably priced. Very friendly owner who stopped by for a chat and to recommend dishes. The meals are very large so come with a good appetite or plan to take some of the food home. Would recommend the daily special-5 courses including salad, miso soup, sushi/sashimi,... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We usually go to this restaurant to get the boat meal for two (sushi & tempura), but this time we decided to do "chef's choice". Amazing! Several dishes were served to us (one plate at a time). We don't know what we ate, but the flavors were incredible. I will eat this again.

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Ladysmith, BC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Tried Nori based on TA glowing reviews. Arrived at 4:30 just when they open for dinner. Were seated in a row of tables very close together. Out comes hot Japanese tea. Good start. Should confess we do not appreciate sushi, but enjoy most hot Japanese dishes. We ordered teriyaki meals with chicken yakitori and tiger prawn starters. Yakitori came piping... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We usually go there about once every three weeks. One thing we are very impressed with them is their consistency. We get same quality of excellent food every time we go. Not many restaurants keep this level of consistency. Bravo to Nori!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Without a doubt, this is the finest sushi restaurants on Vancouver Island. The staff is wonderful and the owner John stages himself front and center offering warm greetings to all while preparing the most extraordinary dishes that tantalize even the most discriminating palate. If you haven't experienced Nori's, you haven't experienced the best sushi ever!

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nanaimo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent Japanese restaurant. Reasonable prices well cooked food and great service. Highly recommend.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Not only is Nori super close to my house but every time you walk in the door all of the sushi chefs greet you as well as the servers. We eat there at least once a month and the food is always fantastic and consistent. The servers are friendly and we have had free dishes brought to us from the... More

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Nanaimo
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sushi can be pretty pedestrian, especially at some place in a mall...near a Costco. Well not at Nori! The food is fresh (including the fish), well prepared, innovative and well plated and served. The biggest problem I've found is that once you discover it you keep coming back...and so do a lot of other people. Come early, come late, make... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a great place to go for sushi if you are in Nanaimo. The quality of the food is very good and there are a lot of creative rolls available. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very friendly and welcoming.

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