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Bistro Taiyo

2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
+1 250-716-8861
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“bento box” (9 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (21 reviews)
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2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and can definitely say that they make great food and provide it with the best customer service. The staff there are so kind and polite, very appreciative of their customers. I will definitely be going there...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

While in Nanaimo on business a friend highly recommended Bistro Taiyo for sushi and I was not disappointed. The food was great, the atmosphere was nice, service was fast and prices were very affordable. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.

Thank Stefan P
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were referred to this Japanese restaurant by our hosts, so went here on our final evening in this lovely city and we were not disappointed. The authentic food was excellent, freshly prepared and served by abundant, friendly, enthusiastic and attentive staff. The hot food...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 1 September 2017

There is a fabulous bento box lunch for only $10 that I order on a regular basis. Great service, great food and a great price.

Thank Deanna W
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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
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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, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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