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Bistro Taiyo

321 Wesley St # 2, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
250.716.8861
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Ranked #32 of 282 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Price range: $10 - $19
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
nanaimo bc
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

To us who know quality authentic Japanese food, Bistro Taiyo was the place. However, the last dinner visit a month ago was not excellent as usual, but thought maybe it was just that evening. Today I dropped in for a sushi lunch. . The sushi rice was not fresh and seasoned as it should be. It was dry, crumbly, hardly... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I would say this is the best tasting sushi in nanaimo. It doesnt have the best atmosphere but the food is so good, I would choose this place over a "fancier" looking place any day. If you havent eaten here yet, you are missing out.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Nice izakaya in the old city quarter. Sushi prepared using proper ingredients and no substitutes. Green tea brewed perfectly. I'll definitely come back here

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Nanaimo, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Taiyo is a great small sushi place with a very authentic feel. Run by a group of younger Japanese and often has quite a lively scene with VIU students.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

perfect small japanese restaurant, awesome food, nice service, recommanded for everyone, the menu is also well furnished large choice of dishes

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

In town for a casual weekend before a meeting, we needed a comfortable affordable dinner. Bingo Tripadvisor! Best saki I've ever had, great soup, delicious desserts, great prices. Wish I had this at home!

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Found this place using trip advisor.. and thanks to previous reviewers, it's now my number one sushi place in Nanaimo. Rolls were fresh and the spicy tuna was actually spicy! Service and staff were quick and friendly.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

SO hard to find a great Japanese restaurant, run by Japanese owners, cooks, servers …almost like being in Japan again. Ahhh. Loved it! Small, restaurant tucked away in a funky area of old Nanaimo. Great service, great food. Found the sushi to be a somewhat small serving at lunch for the price but would return again for dinner. Lovely server... More 

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victoria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Inside and out this is the best traditional sushi in town! Friendly staff...good prices.... fresh fresh fish

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch one day. Service was good and fast. Food was fresh overall ok. Nice spot we'd go back.

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Additional Information about Bistro Taiyo

Address: 321 Wesley St # 2, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
Phone Number: 250.716.8861
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Average Prices: USD 10 - 19
Cuisine: Japanese

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