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“Quaint Little Place”
Review of Bistro Taiyo

Bistro Taiyo
Ranked #76 of 323 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 19
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Great food. Good variety. Loved the Rice Bowl with Tuna. Lots of veggies and generous with the tuna. Service was excellent. Peak meal times are busy so come early.

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Reviewed 21 October 2011

I’ve always liked Bistro Taiyo—the previous owners were very sweet and once they got to know you a little, very friendly and always accommodating. The new incarnation is even better—nice furnishings and a little more up market, but still true to the atmosphere and feel of a small restaurant in Japan (and Korea). The sushi and sashimi is excellent and possibly the best BBQ’d sea eel—Unagi--I’ve had, including Vancouver and even in Japan. Very rich because of the high fat content, but very good and a large portion. I’ve tried the lunchtime bento boxes and the donburi, as well as the standard yakitori and tempura dishes—all very good, as is the decent selection of (cold) Japanese and domestic beer and sake. Staff are friendly and the service has been reasonably consistent, although the busy lunch rush is probably best avoided. Evening can get busy with the Asian students from the Uni letting go like they were in an Izakaya in Shibuya—nice atmosphere!

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Reviewed 18 October 2011

We really enjoyed this restaurant! We will definitely be back! I wish they were open on sundays!

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Reviewed 28 April 2016
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