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Bistro Taiyo

2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
+1 250-716-8861
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“bento box” (10 reviews)
“sushi” (24 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our best restaurant experiences in Nanaimo. Good location, nice ambience, very friendly servers and excellent service. We thoroughly enjoyed their miso soup, assorted tempura, unagi roll and chicken karaage. It was all delicious and we left feeling very full and completely satisfied ~...More

Thank TheJets0ns
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

I haven’t been there for awhile so decided to go for lunch the other day. All Japanese staff and chefs , great service and very cute waitress served us. Food comes out quick and there is no ridiculous “Fusion” nonsense that goes on which drives...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

In five years of living in Nanaimo I have never been let down by bistro taiyo. The staff are always amazing, kitchen is consistent. They even often remember my name! I love this place as a date spot, but also so lovely to sit alone...More

Thank djjd88
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is the most wonderful little Japanese restaurant. All the waitresses and chefs are friendly and welcoming. The food is reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. Highly recommend to anyone who has a craving for some wonderful Japanese food.

Thank Winter102
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have had dinner here several times and I can tell you this is more than sushi but all the Japanese favourites beyond. And so well too. Hubby has traveled in Japan extensively and this is an authentic experience with variety and...More

Thank 10eam
Rie H, マネージャー at Bistro Taiyo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you for coming we are looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

One of the few places where you get the authentic Japanese restaurant experience. Having lived in Japan for five years this place offers a similar experience as eating in Japan. Staff are friendly, the master chef is great, the whole experience is excellent.

2  Thank brian_lennox
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and can definitely say that they make great food and provide it with the best customer service. The staff there are so kind and polite, very appreciative of their customers. I will definitely be going there...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 14 November 2017 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

1  Thank AnnaH1450
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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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