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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
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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having grown up in the mainland I have had my fair share of amazing sushi, I would consider myself a sushi connoisseur. Nori sushi, by far, has the best sushi in all aspects. The quality is incredible and always consistent, and their price is 100% reasonable. John is not only a phenomenal sushi chef, but an even better businessman as... More 

Thank braedenmccowan
Nanaimo, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten at nori before and food has always been very good but when you go in very little place to stand or sit while waiting for seat. They seem to have stalk answer. 20 minute wait. We wait 30 minutes then ask how long. 20 minutes. We wait. Then 20 minutes Very frustrating. If had just been told truth... More 

Thank Pioneernana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice Japanese Restaurant in Nanaimo, the Salmon and Soup are always my first choices, and the environment is awesome too, supposed to be back again.

Thank kenj33
Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Check out the photo .... where else do you get this calibre of sushi!? It's delicious and really, also edible art. Congratulations John and crew 👍👍

Thank pgduncan
Coombs, British Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is consistently excellent. The waitresses are friendly and hard working. The sushi chefs are always upbeat and make the atmosphere great. Yes the get busy...really busy even if you have to wait a while due to volume you can still expect you food to be as excellent as it always is. Love the staff, great bunch. I agree... More 

Thank Corinnelaroo
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is no one like John and his amazing staff! 10/10 food and service every time. Visit 1-2 times a week and have yet to be disappointed. Fair prices and generous portions, always fresh and good quality ingredients. Sushi chefs are always happy to accommodate a modified roll and there's no better seat than at the bar interacting with chefs... More 

Thank NanaimoReviewss
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst service ever! Average sushi I don't understand the appeal of this place. I think it's trendy but if you've ever had really good sushi You wouldn't eat here and put up with the horrible service. We even have given them a second chance, thinking our first visit was a one time only bad experience. But nope! Same poor service... More 

Thank Timfamily
Nanaimo, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Non pretentious but neat and tidy, It has gained popularity so lunch time is a little busy. The Sushi is the best we have had in the are and we have tried them all. It is a small business without the large franchise flash but the food makes up for it easily. Parking is on site and there is both... More 

Thank dimicfr
Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved both the artistry and quality of the sashimi platter. Not taking photos of the food was a challenge! It was so beautifully presented and the geoduck was done in a way that had us fighting over it. We cannot wait to get back for another try

Thank lavandulaNangus
Prince George, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time to Nori. The Sushi is well done, particularly like the DAM roll. I would say best sushi in Nanaimo. Service was a bit slow this time, took over 20 mins to take our order. Granted they were busy.

Thank SuzieQRN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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?