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Bistro Taiyo

€€ - €€€Japanese, Sushi, Asian
2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
+1 250-716-8861
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (9 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (21 reviews)
Closed
17:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in Nanaimo on business a friend highly recommended Bistro Taiyo for sushi and I was not disappointed. The food was great, the atmosphere was nice, service was fast and prices were very affordable. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.

Thank Stefan P
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were referred to this Japanese restaurant by our hosts, so went here on our final evening in this lovely city and we were not disappointed. The authentic food was excellent, freshly prepared and served by abundant, friendly, enthusiastic and attentive staff. The hot food...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 31 August 2017

There is a fabulous bento box lunch for only $10 that I order on a regular basis. Great service, great food and a great price.

Thank Deanna W
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We got lucky and choose this place out of all the choices in the city and I am so glad. My partner and I both got the bento boxes and everything was so delicious and beautifully presented. There was so much food - amazing deal...More

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I went there with a local, wow the food is great, portions nice and prices relatively very reasonable for all what is offered. We are sushi, tempura, okonomayaki, fresh eel, salad, everything was wonderful. Service was sufficient and kind. This is surely a place I...More

1  Thank SRao2015
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I just returned from snowboarding in Japan, so great Japanese food was fresh in my mind. We had a fabulous meal at Bistro Taiyo and was impressed with selection on the menu. The place filled up quickly after opening but we had a very private...More

Thank Greenwiz89
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We met for lunch today at Bistro Taiyo.I had a bento box which was delicious.-It had teriyaki chicken over rice,potato coquettes,salad,sushi,and a kind of spring roll.The food was fresh and very tasty. My friend had the pork and egg rice bowl.My other friend had curry...More

1  Thank slurpeemama
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was surprised to have such a high quality authentnic sushi here in Nanaimo. If you know the Japanese culture and sushi, then you would definitely enjoy what this restaurant has to offer. Chef and all staff are Japanese, so you can really enjoy the...More

Thank ashwood77
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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