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Bistro Taiyo

2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
+1 250-716-8861
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“bento box” (10 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (23 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
££ - £££
2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
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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 24 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 27 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
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Service was good. Food was delicious! I had the Bento Box of the day - while my Japanese friend had a custom ordered salad! I loved the salad, miso and the salmon teriyaki.

Thank apiutarde
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I have visited Taiyo on an off for a few years they have good authentic Japanese food, the cuts of sashimi are skillfully executed, and this place offers a great selection on the menu.

Thank SpencerTouchie
Reviewed 19 February 2016

For the past few years we regularly travel (every other week) to Nanaimo for our Sushi fix all the way from Duncan. 2hr car ride return. Unfortunately, it is not for THIS Japanese restaurant described here. Nanaimo Sushi fans surely know which TripAdviser #1 restaurant...More

4  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Without a doubt the best sushi in Nanaimo. In the same ballpark as Ajasai and Toshi sushi in Vancouver.

Thank o c
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I don't have much experience with the menu. I've only ever had the Daily Bento Box lunch. However, it is delicious. I get it with the potato croquette and spring rolls. Yummy. There is usually also a teriyaki and a small amount of sushi included...More

Thank WenNan12
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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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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