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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%
Travellers talk about
“bento box” (10 reviews)
“sushi” (24 reviews)
“tempura” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2-321 Wesley St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 2T5, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 Ea M
Rie H, マネージャー at Bistro Taiyo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed March 11, 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.

1  Thank brian_lennox
Reviewed February 7, 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 November 14, 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 September 19, 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 August 31, 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 August 9, 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 July 7, 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 February 23, 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 December 27, 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
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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 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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