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Bistro Taiyo

321 Wesley St # 2, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
250.716.8861
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Ranked #26 of 269 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
1 review
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
18 helpful votes 18 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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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187 reviews 187 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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
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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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Edmonton, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We ordered some sushi to go and ate it outside in this cute neighbourhood. We eat a lot of Japanese food and were really impressed with our meal.

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Guelph, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

As summed up above, this place was a very cute restaurant, and the staff were very friendly. They had a sizeable menu, with fair prices. As for the sushi itself, it was very decent. Not the spectacular/the best I've ever had, but good, fresh, quality fish. If I found myself back in Nanaimo and craving sushi again, I would definitely... More

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Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

we have been dining at Bistro Taiyo since it opened at LEAST 2 times a week..the food is always good, reasonably priced, and the service is awesome! A lot of Japanese restaurants serve farmed fish but this place does NOT!! The owners are Japanese! VERY good..we are very picky..my husband is Japanese..

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This was our fourth visit to Bistro Taiyo in Nanaimo. The food and service have been consistently good each time. There are many dishes to choose from and after more than 50 trips to Japan over the years, I can attest to their authentic preparation. The sushi and sashimi are excellent, but my favorite thing is to order several appetizer... More

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