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Nori Japanese Restaurant

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203-6750 Island Hwy North, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 1S3, Canada
12507513377
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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
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 292
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Truly 5-Star

We had a wonderful lunch at Nori's. The food for both of us was superb with large portions, the service impeccable, and the ambiance terrific- and all this for a very reasonable charge. It is in my own "Top 3" Vancouver Island restaurants!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful lunch at Nori's. The food for both of us was superb with large portions, the service impeccable, and the ambiance terrific- and all this for a very reasonable charge. It is in my own "Top 3" Vancouver Island restaurants!

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Thank OPD6
Nanaimo, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Never disappointed with the food. Love sitting right in front of the sushi masters! Food looks and tastes great!

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Thank Carol S
Vancouver Island, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had lunch at the restaurant on Friday, and the Bento was excellent. All the staff is polite and friendly. I will go back. It is very busy but the staff is so well organized we only had to wait a few minutes for our food.

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Thank westcoastroller
Nanaimo, B.C.
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go to the Nori Japanese Restaurant a number of times each year. It has always had pleasant staff who greet you as you walk in, and a diverse and excellent menu. They have many choices for those that want to be adventurous with sushi or sashimi, but also have the regular popular dishes for those that want a meal they... More 

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Thank vancouverislandboy
Duncan, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like sushi or any Japanese food, look no further. This is the BEST sushi restaurant you can find anywhere. Very reasonable and the service is superb. I think the owner knows how to welcome you with sincere interest in your dining experience.

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Thank Petmaria
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We love this place, we try to visit it at least once a month. The lunch time bento boxes are delicious and great value. We often order from the menu as well, the seared tuna tataki salad and sashimi is the best I have ever had. They have a roll with tempura scallops on top stuffed with fresh crab as... More 

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Thank ChristinaA1907
Edmonton, Canada
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food: although we ordered a variety of sashimi and other dishes, I almost wish I would have just eaten more of the tuna tataki as my brain was exploding with endorphins while partaking in it...everything else was also sublime Service: typical for such establishments, hurried, very busy Atmosphere: very busy, expect a wait to be seated, well worth it!

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Thank Mika W
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sushi - it's something you crave so one Friday lunch hour we just had to stop here. The place was slammed and it took us awhile to get any attention after we were seated at the counter. In the meantime we enjoyed the chefs prepping interesting rolls and cones. Several regulars were at the counter and known by name. We... More 

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Thank Wendy B
Crofton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, staff is very friendly and courteous, sat at the sushi bar last visit and the cook gave us a free sample of a tuna dish that was absolutely delicious.

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Thank Jerome R
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a MUST... I have ate sushi in a lot of different provinces and countries however this is by far the best. The food is literally art, the chefs know everyone by name and are always extremely friendly. They have kept their kitchen open late so I was able to pick up food after work as well. They can... 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: 12507513377

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?