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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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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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Nanaimo, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are going to eat sushi in Nanaimo this is the place to go. It's loud and exciting, the menu is vast and the quality is without compare. There's an entire page of grill, noodle and rice dishes as well. Deserts are great and the bar selection is huge. Worth every penny. If you ever get the chance to... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Busy, active place with a great atmosphere. We had to wait a wee bit for a table but they kindly served a cold Kirin while we waited. The menu offers a wide selection with some interesting rolls as well as traditional faire. Portions are generous and our meal was delicious with ever attentive staff. If you're looking for a good... More 

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Duncan, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have been spoiled by John and his staff. I am unable to visit any other sushi restaurant without comparing to Nori. The rolls and specialty dishes make any visit memorable even though his nigiri is superior as well. We live about 45 minutes from Nori and will not eat sushi in our town. We are treated very royally every... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you like sushi this is THE place on Vancouver Island. We drive up from Victoria to enjoy this restaurant. Extremely personable and friendly staff, great selection, awesome value. Makes me hungry just writing this review.

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Parksville, Canada
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Despite the noise (it was a lively Friday night, everyone was having a good time) we had a wonderful meal here last night. The menu is large, it took us a while to decide. We shared the assorted tempura platter, which was fabulous. Light batter, perfect vegetables and fresh fish. Delivered to our table hot and crispy. We also enjoyed... More 

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Thank 834chefmom
Nanaimo
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very good selection of food, quick service , tea on table when seated lots of food options, from veggies to meat , great service

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The starting salads were pretty good and fresh. The waitresses served green tea at the moment we were sitting down. The start was good. Then we realised it was definitely a place to avoid if you like some quality sushi or other flavours. We ordered toro sashimi, several nigiri and a maki roll. The geoduck was out of stock (waitress... More 

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Thank Frankpacman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely a must-visit restaurant everytime we go to Nanaimo. The only worry is it's always packed with people so there might be a little wait if you go there without prior reservation. But the food is worth the wait! The staff are friendly too.

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

In my business I know the difference between 'good' food and EXCEPTIONAL food. Nori has EXCEPTIONAL food and the best atmosphere. An experience not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to Nori Sushi for many years now and the quality, freshness, taste and presentation of the food has remained steadily outstanding. The service is very friendly and although there is always a lineup and the restaurant is extremely busy, there is no long wait and staff is comforting and well trained. Definitely the best Sushi on the... 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
US$ 6 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?