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“EXCELLENT”

Nori Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 320 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$15
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Nanaimo, Canada
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We usually go to this restaurant to get the boat meal for two (sushi & tempura), but this time we decided to do "chef's choice". Amazing! Several dishes were served to us (one plate at a time). We don't know what we ate, but the flavors were incredible. I will eat this again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Ladysmith, BC
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Tried Nori based on TA glowing reviews. Arrived at 4:30 just when they open for dinner. Were seated in a row of tables very close together. Out comes hot Japanese tea. Good start.
Should confess we do not appreciate sushi, but enjoy most hot Japanese dishes.
We ordered teriyaki meals with chicken yakitori and tiger prawn starters. Yakitori came piping hot on skewers but disappointingly bland. Ebi Mayo was ok. Salad and miso soup were good. The house sesame salad dressing is awesome. Steak and chicken teriyaki both served sizzling hot on a cast iron plate lacked great flavor. Its not good teriyaki sauce.
By 5 pm the room was packed and we found ourselves without a server. After waiting 15-20 minutes for either the bill or the included dessert, with our empty appie and entree plates still crowding the tiny table, we went to the till for our bill.
Positives are prices are reasonable, and presentation is way above average,
It wasn't a great dining experience and we likely won't return.

  • Visited March 2014
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Service and Value”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We usually go there about once every three weeks. One thing we are very impressed with them is their consistency. We get same quality of excellent food every time we go. Not many restaurants keep this level of consistency. Bravo to Nori!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank John O
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simply put.... You wont find better!!!”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Without a doubt, this is the finest sushi restaurants on Vancouver Island. The staff is wonderful and the owner John stages himself front and center offering warm greetings to all while preparing the most extraordinary dishes that tantalize even the most discriminating palate. If you haven't experienced Nori's, you haven't experienced the best sushi ever!

  • Visited February 2014
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nanaimo
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best in town”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Excellent Japanese restaurant. Reasonable prices well cooked food and great service. Highly recommend.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank liglig
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