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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 269 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
Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow! Judging by the almost sold out restaurant on a rainy Wednesday night we found the right place to eat sushi! Ordered a sashimi sampler, very fresh fish, tasty. Kids ordered rolls, most under $4- each what a bargain and teriyaki chicken and tempura veggies. Great flavours, teriyaki chicken not too sweet,tempura batter not too thick. Judging by the clientele... More

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Courtenay
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nori Japanese restaurant in Nanaimo B.C. is the best sushi I have ever had, and John is amazing, very friendly and always very welcoming. I travel a hour there and a hour back just to eat there. It is "simply amazing".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have to say that this is my favourite place in Nanaimo to eat. They have the best sushi that I have ever had. Very reasonable in price.

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Delicious food, the "Scallop Explosion" was a new experience for us, and we were really impressed. The Crab Sunomono was packed with delicious fresh crab, and we all gave it thumbs up. Nice atmosphere, friendly efficient staff.

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

Just a wonderful sushi experience. So many sushi restaurants in Nanaimo but this is one of the best by far

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Montreal, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Every time I come to Nanaimo (from Montreal) ALWAYS stop here. The fish is fresh, the menu very distinctive and great presentation. John is the star here. I sit at the sushi bar and always let him create something special for me. The fish and chips roll is amazing. One of the hardest complaints I can do of a sushi... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very fresh fish and very nicely made sushi! had to sit at the sushi bar area since it was so busy even on a Tuesday.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I have traveled far and wide and this is by far the best sushi I've had and the service was great very friendly and accommodating

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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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78 restaurant reviews
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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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