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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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Today
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The gyoza was a definite miss. I'm sure there was no crab in the crab croquettes. The Japanese curry was just ok. But the yakitori was good. Service was pretty good. Most of the food was alright, but overall just ok.

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Thank TravelDooey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Very good sushis. Their wild salmon is amazing. Sea urchin as well. Always a pleasure to go there. And prices are very reasonable

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is my second time visiting Nori and I am not disappointed.When we entered the restaurant one of the sushi chefs yelled a loud greeting and seemed genuinely happy working and serving customers. The restaurant was fairly busy but we were served in a timely manner. The yam rolls are very good along with the Alaska rolls. The sashimi is... More 

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Thank HeatherMcMullen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Bento is reasonably cheap for the amount of food you get. Busy at lunch but being local and retired we go at 11:30 am with no problem. Staff are friendly

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The food was average plus, but it is so crowded, that unless you have a reservation, be prepared to wait 30-45 minutes! This was a Monday, early evening. Since it is rated #1 here in Trip advisor, it's popularity overwhelms the small facility, the servers and cooks work as fast as humanly possible, but the over crowding takes away from... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Food was really good quality and quantity at a reasonable price, presented well. Service was good - friendly and efficient. Our appy of tako wasabi was outstanding. Will definitely go back and sit at the bar next time. Happy we went!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

A Very disappointing meal for my mother and me. It was so noisy and crowded and just truly a regrettable dining experience! The food was mediocre and nothing to toot horns about. The rolls fell apart before reaching our mouths. The table was way too small to fit the dishes we ordered. The service was slow and seemed they didn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

A fun place to watch people. Fabulous food, bar none. Went with friends and we shared lots of plates. Of course we ordered too much so took home left overs. Can get a bit noisy but then that's a bit of the charm. A must to check out in Nanaimo.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The foods were not bad, but the quality was not as good as it was rated. I am really surprised with its 4.5 rating and the number of reviewers. The restaurant had changed hands several times during the past decade. However, its quality and services had never gotten much better. Don't expect too much, unless you like to be disappointed.

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?