The Best Japanese Restaurants in Nanaimo

Handpicked Top 3 Japanese Restaurants in Nanaimo, BC. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


6750 Island Highway, Unit 203, Nanaimo, BC V9V 1S3

Since 2010

Tofu Teriyaki Dinner, Chicken or Beef Teriyaki Dinner, Atlantic Salmon Teriyaki Dinner, Chicken Breast Teriyaki Dinner, Wild Salmon Teriyaki Dinner, Seafood Teriyaki Dinner, Sushi Bento, Ton, Chicken Katsu, Salmon, Sashimi and Sushi Bento, Japanese Curry, Yakitori, Gyoza, Edamame, Gomae, Agedshi Tofu, Spicy Agedashi Tofu & Vegetable Croquette

Provides Lunch Special Boat includes Two Sunomono and Two Miso Soups - Dinner Combo Include Rice, Sunomono, Miso and Ice Cream

Price: Starts from $3.99

Sun, Tue, Thu & Holiday 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm Fri & Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm Mon Closed

The food is always delicious. I have been to Nori over 40 times and I haven't had a bad experience yet. They have never messed up an order, even when ordering to-go. All the servers are friendly and good at their jobs, and the atmosphere is lively and fun. You almost always get greeted when arriving and thanked for coming in when leaving. One of my favorite things to do at Nori is to sit at the sushi bar.

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1483 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1G4

Since 2014

Edamame, Harumaki, Chicken Karaage, Gyoza, Takoyaki, Potatop Croquettes, Rice, Miso Soup, Prawn Tempura, Sunomono Salad, Calamari, Tako Karaage, Agedashi Tofu, Chikuwa Tempura, Tokyo Shoyu Ramen, Miso Ramen, Ebi Shio Shrimp Salt Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen, Original Spicy Sauce, Original Black Sauce, Kake Udon, Kitsune Yasai Udon & Chicken Udon

Offers Lunch Special at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm with Combination of Noodle Soup and a Small Appetizer - Try Kitsune Yasai udon and Small Appetizer for $9.95

Price: Starts from $1.95

Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, 4:30 - 8:00 pm Sat 12:00 - 8:00 pm Sun 12:00 - 7:00 pm

Authentic Japanese comfort food. Simple food, exquisitely done. Their soup broth is delicious and their tempura perfect. Everything is cooked with care and attention. Service is friendly and efficient AND they serve local island beer! Don't miss their map of Vancouver Island showing you where your beer comes from! We love this place!
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321 Wesley Street, #2, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T5

Since 2001

Salmon Don, Negitoro Don, Spicy Sushi Don, Vegetable, Croquette, Chicken, Kitsune, Sansai, Healthy Salad Udon, Tempura, Tofu Yakisoba, Kinpira, Seaweed Salad, Potato Croquettespring Rolls, Gomaae, Agedashi Tofu, Vegetable Tempura, Salmon Belly, Takoyaki, Spicy Ebi-Mayo, Tuna Tatsuta-Age, Ebi Shumai, Calamari, Assorted Tempura, Ebi Tempura & Nankots

Bento Box with Miso Soup for $9.95 - Teriyaki Tofu Don for $10.95 - Udon with Thick Flour Noodles in Soup

Price: Starts from $3.00

Lunch Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Sat & Sun Closed Dinner Mon - Fri 5:00 - 9:00 pm Sat 5:00 - 10:00 pm Sun Closed

One of the top Japanese restaurants in Nanaimo, I have had one avg experience there over the 5+ times I've visited in the last few weeks. Portions are a great size and you must try the bento box and curry selections. Ciao
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