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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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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 152
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Great place for authentic food

Has a HUGE selection of food, you can watch it be made by the chefs infront of you, and always have good service! Only negative I could say would be the size of the place, i would suggest you book a reservation to get in, they are always busy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Devon B
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Japanese first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Has a HUGE selection of food, you can watch it be made by the chefs infront of you, and always have good service! Only negative I could say would be the size of the place, i would suggest you book a reservation to get in, they are always busy!

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Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best Japanese food I've had in a long time. You might want to make a reservation because they are really busy.

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Nanaimo
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great service, great food! They have gluten free soya sauce which is perfect for people who are Celiac. Their cucumber-avocado rolls are the best I've ever had.

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Duncan, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great sushi and sashimi. Inventive and very good atmosphere. Best rolls we have ever had... many inventive combinations. Rivals all of BC in terms of taste. Scallop explosion one of the best. Fresh and interesting.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very creative Sushi choices and always busy, which is a good sign. Their rolls are very creative and the service is fast.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We popped into Nori for a fast Saturday lunch in between errands with a friend. They were completely full and we only had to wait 3 minutes for a table. Food came to us in less then 15 minutes and was excellent . We ordered the bento special and a roll each something we would easily have done in our... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Love love love Nori! I visit Nanaimo every month for work and go to Nori every single time. Sean and John are very welcoming and treat every customer like a close friend. The food is fresh and delicious. Can't say enough good things about this place!

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Vicotoria, BC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

The staff is so nice and helpful. The menu is great and unique. Our family likes this spot on our trips through town. The prices are very good and the quality is great. Looking forward to our meal there.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My favourite Japanese restaurant in Nanaimo. Bento selections at lunch are good value. Nice variety on the menu. Chefs work hard and are always friendly. I would have given a five star rating but last time I was there, it seemed the prices had increased.

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Comox, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The service is incredible, if you sit at the sushi bar which I highly recommend the chef's are extremely friendly and inviting. The food is absolutely amazing, I have had sushi at countless restaurants on the Vancouver Island and nothing compares to Nori. They have nothing but the freshest ingredients and the expertise to prepare them not only properly but... 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?