Ok, so lately I’ve been spending a lot of my time in Parksville (helping my parents with renovations at their new house) so my roommate Rebecca, our friend Allison, and I decided to catch up over dinner. I was adamant that we went to Nori Japanese Restaurant (even though… shh… I was there the day before for lunch with my parents…shhh). I mean the fact that I can eat there two days in a row is really just a testament to how good their food is. (It’s also my second favourite restaurant in Nanaimo).
As I’m a creature of habit, I always order the same thing at Nori’s. However, Rebecca and Allison both took their time reading over the (expansive) menu trying to decide just what exactly they were in the mood for!
So many choices! Rolls, Nigiri, Sashimi, Tempura, Yakimono, Donburi, Bibimbab, SPECIAL ROLLS, BENTO BOXES!!! The list goes on and on! Allison found it a bit overwhelming (in a good way).For myself, I ordered the “Nori Sushi A” combo. This comes in both 6 pieces (Combo A) and 8 pieces (Combo B). I usually like to get the 6 pieces and then order an Ika (squid) and Tako (octopus), but a few weeks ago I tried their “Kappa” Maki roll and was hooked. So instead of the additional two pieces of nigiri, I ordered myself a nice cucumber roll.
Rebecca also ordered a “Kappa” Maki roll, along with Nori’s “Avo and Cucumber Roll”. She also shared some Vegetable Tempura with Allison to start! For Allison, scallops and chili were on her menu! She ordered the “Chopped Scallop and Tobiko Roll” (hold the tobiko) and the “Chili Crunch Roll”. There was so much food there, Allison was able to take half home with her for lunch the next day! If you’ve never tried out Nori’s YOU MUST GO. NOW. Shut down your computer, get in your car, and go. Not only does Nori serve some of the freshest, tastiest sushi in Nanaimo, it’s also super reasonably well priced. All told, for the three of us, our meal was under $45. Including tip. It also doesn’t hurt that all of the staff are so supremely friendly! You’ll always receive a warm welcome, and goodbye, while eating at Nori Japanese Restaurant.
– Sean xx
(want to read more from Sean? check out her other posts here!)