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Nori Japanese Restaurant

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203-6750 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 1S3, Canada
+1 250-751-3377
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Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

We arrived late in the lunch opening and it was packed. The hostess was great and kept eye contact and let us know when the table 'just had to be cleaned up - almost ready'. Once seated, service was prompt despite the fact they were so busy, and our order was taken quickly, water provided (and refilled when needed!!!!) -... More 

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Thank Marlowe S
Nanaimo, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2016

This place has the best food. I was leery of trying raw fish, but now all I want to do is eat at this restaurant. The strawberry crunch is amazing. Everything I have had here has been good. The best part is that it isn't expensive. The only bad thing is their waitress system, which is why I gave it... More 

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Thank PurrFound
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4 reviews
Reviewed July 29, 2016

The food was excellent. The service was friendly. And price was reasonable. Definitely will go again when I visit Nanaimo.

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Thank HM H
Nanaimo, Canada
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437 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2016

My husband & I went to Nori's for dinner for the first time since the place was redecorated. We went at 6 PM. The place was packed & line-up was very long. But, we were lucky to be seated, immediately at the sushi bar. John & the sushi chefs were in in great form calling out greetings to each party... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 27, 2016

I usually come to Nori for a fun date night and prefer to sit at the the Sushi bar. The chefs are fun and give little samplers that are delicious. The chef greets customers when they walk in the front door which puts everybody at ease right away. It's a great atmosphere for families as well. If my kids were... More 

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Thank buttersdad2015
Nanaimo
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you can handle the volume level of people shouting at lunchtime, you'll find this popular sushi restaurant's lunch menu good value. It's too bad that so many venues don't understand that good acoustic design can make the dining experience so much better. They don't seem to understand that playing loud music on top of bad acoustic design does not... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is not just another Japanese restraunt. The food is excellent and the presentation and service are the same.

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Thank Maureen E
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We had the Chef's choice C and we were very, very impressed. We have never had such a wonderful Japanese meal and we have eaten many in Ottawa, and Vancouver over many years. Highly recommended! We will be back frequently now that we are on Vancouver Island. Nori is also by far the best restaurant we have tried in the... More 

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Parksville
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5 reviews
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I usually have Bento Boxes, and I quite enjoy them. The service is good, yes the business is noisy but you can carry on a conversation. I have only gone in for Lunch and the downside is they close at 2:00 pm every day.

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Thank Lynn C
Nanaimo, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I have been to Nori multiple times and I am finally writing a review. Fabulous, delicious, fun, best bang for your buck. I have tried most rolls and have not been disappointed. My favourite thing to get is Chef's choice B, my son and I get it together. You will not be disappointed and you will leave stuffed. It has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203-6750 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 1S3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-751-3377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?