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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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 212
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    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
Best Sushi on the Island

Fresh, tasty, and friendly. Everything from the presentation to the bright, clean flavours of the fish and seafood. The sushi bar is an entertaining place to eat and watch the artists at work. Thank you for the best sushi I have had on the Island.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Waterdown, Canada
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English first
Vancouver Island, Canada
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I love the food and have to say that the service is always great. The only thing I don't like to see is the plates that my sushi has been served on the last few times, have numerous chips in it. Which makes me concerned about the cleanliness.

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Waterdown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fresh, tasty, and friendly. Everything from the presentation to the bright, clean flavours of the fish and seafood. The sushi bar is an entertaining place to eat and watch the artists at work. Thank you for the best sushi I have had on the Island.

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Stuttgart
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Top Sushi on our 3 week vacation in US and Canada, no doubt about that, would even say the best ever. If you get the Chance to taste John´s black sesame or green tea icecream, even better ;-)))))))

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Richmond, Canada
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We ordered three different bento boxes for lunch, what a good deal for under $10 each. The boxes had good variety and a lot of food, in fact almost to much for lunch but we did not complain. Service was very good, though the tea could have been refilled on a more regular basis however the place was busy so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Nori. The restaurant was pleasant, clean and inviting. Greeted with hot tea that was excellent. Service was efficient and friendly. We had Gomae, which was mediocre, and three specialty rolls. Our two favorites were Island Fever II and Dragon Roll...911 Roll was creative...

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Vancouver Island
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Was great food! Service was great!! It's a really busy place!! Hence the wait!! Otherwise great place to eat!!

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

we visited Nori August 12th. It came highly recommended. We went for lunch. Nori is in a small strip mall and pretty easy to find. The atmosphere is perfect, the service superb, and the food we had was excellent. For lunch the four of us had Bento Box meals, which came loaded with a wide variety of food, green tea... More 

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Courtenay,B.C.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have driven by this restaurant many times while in Naniamo and decided to stop by tonight for an early dinner. We were rewarded with good service, good food and good value. We had udon soup which was delicious and some rolls which were qiute large. We didn't leave hungry and will be coming back next time we are in... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Super busy because it's awesome. Fresh, fast, tons of personality from sushi chefs. Awesome prices. Best sushi place in town.

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British Columbia
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a busy Japanese restaurant so make a reservation or be prepared to wait! Their serving staff are excellent and, no matter how busy, manage to provide great service and keep the refills of tea coming. The sushi combinations are innovative and fresh and traditional starters, such as gyoza and agadashi tofu, are excellent.

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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, Sushi
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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