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Bistro Taiyo

) #80 of 232 Restaurants in Nanaimo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
+1 250-716-8861
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“bento box” (10 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (20 reviews)
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2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
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Reviews (54)
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We got lucky and choose this place out of all the choices in the city and I am so glad. My partner and I both got the bento boxes and everything was so delicious and beautifully presented. There was so much food - amazing deal...More

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I went there with a local, wow the food is great, portions nice and prices relatively very reasonable for all what is offered. We are sushi, tempura, okonomayaki, fresh eel, salad, everything was wonderful. Service was sufficient and kind. This is surely a place I...More

1  Thank SRao2015
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I just returned from snowboarding in Japan, so great Japanese food was fresh in my mind. We had a fabulous meal at Bistro Taiyo and was impressed with selection on the menu. The place filled up quickly after opening but we had a very private...More

Thank Greenwiz89
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We met for lunch today at Bistro Taiyo.I had a bento box which was delicious.-It had teriyaki chicken over rice,potato coquettes,salad,sushi,and a kind of spring roll.The food was fresh and very tasty. My friend had the pork and egg rice bowl.My other friend had curry...More

1  Thank slurpeemama
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was surprised to have such a high quality authentnic sushi here in Nanaimo. If you know the Japanese culture and sushi, then you would definitely enjoy what this restaurant has to offer. Chef and all staff are Japanese, so you can really enjoy the...More

Thank ashwood77
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always happy to stop in here when I'm in town. I like it better than the more popular Japanese restaurants. The Japanese items seem more authentic than other places I've tried.

1  Thank TheLoxy
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The food here is OK nothing special. It is extremely hot and they do not have air conditioning. They had a floor fan on high all through dinner and it really took away from the meal. When I think of Japan and Japanese cuisine it's...More

Thank Stephenie E
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I cannot pass through Nanaimo without stopping here. In fact, if it wasn't for Bistro Taiyo and a few other awesome little holes in the wall, I would never stop in Nanaimo otherwise because it is such a crass, vulgar hole. I live the the...More

Thank Thinkwire
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Best sushi I've had in a long time. Fresh and unusual menu items served by great staff in the most unexpected city for good sushi. This will be my go to when in Nanaimo!

Thank smr48
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Good place for a business or social lunch. Food is good quality and service is efficient and food well priced. Always impressed when we go. Only maybe 12-14 tables so can be busy. Have never had a bad experience

Thank overlookBc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 19
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-716-8861
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