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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
Sun 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Went out of our way to eat here since it was rated as nr1. Not sure if both my husband & I ordered the wrong dishes, but it was nothing remarkable. Good but not wow, although the plates are made to look 'pretty'. My husband also finished by the time my food finally arrived. So decent enough meal, but not... More 

Thank happyann3
Whitehorse, Canada
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I have had two dinners at Nori and I have generally enjoyed both times. The atmosphere tended to be busy, a bit noisy due to its popularity. Service is a weak spot. Even though we were seated in the middle of the room it seemed that we had to always get the attention of a server from getting extra menus... More 

Thank Patrick M
Nanaimo, Canada
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I love virtually all Japanese food, but I had never been to this restaurant before as my hubby is not particularly fond of sushi, so we tend to go out elsewhere. It was, therefore, an even more special treat to be taken out by my son to Nori Restaurant for dinner on Mother's Day this year. Having made a reservation... More 

Thank Ladybug_and_BigAl
Nanaimo, Canada
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I moved to Nanaimo just over a year ago! Everyone who knows I like Sushi told me to go to Nori... Finally I got round to going; what a shame I waited so long! Nori is a superb Japanese restaurant (so not just sushi) and really impressed me. Not only the quality of the food, but the friendly and knowledgeable... More 

Thank happytrails2me
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Sushi lovers, art enthusiasts ... Anyone with a working tastebud.... GO... RUN.... Experience the awesomeness of this wonderful establishment. He cooks are my favourite....always polite and you will see them fist bump the locals that always come in. Try the vegetarian strawberry crunch roll.... To die for. This place made me into a sushi lover!

Thank Michelle r
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

My wife and I had not been to this restaurant before we thought we might not get in but they squeezed us in The portions were surprisingly big and very well presented. the wait staff were attentive and knew their product. All in all I would recommend "Nori" to anyone. Reservations are probably a good idea to avoid disappointment

Thank Paul C
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch and were extremely impressed by the quick service , the friendly staff and fabulous sushi. This is a very busy local sushi restaurant and the sushi chef John knows everyone by name. John made us some special dishes along with our usual sushi favourites such as ungai , salmon and tuna maki . The special... More 

Thank SimoneCanada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

First of all, the service here is unreal. We sat at the bar, where sushi was being made, the chef there was extremely attentive and very nice! Even gave us a sample of his favourite appetizer. The waitresses were all attentive as well. The menu here is huge!! Lots of choices. Had the fish and chips roll, island fever, DAM... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I enjoy everything about this restaurant. The energy, food and staff. its the only place for Japanese food.

Thank Broadfoo
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

The staff is great, very friendly and welcoming. They have a massive, well-organized menu. The food is delivered quickly and well prepared - the flavours are excellent and authentic. Offers a fun, lively atmosphere in a clean, open layout allowing an excellent view of the cooks at work. Free samples of the cooks creations are offered from time to time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 19
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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?