To Our Valued Customers,
Our business hours in February
We will be closed on February 19th for BC Family day.
However we will be open February 14th (dinner only) for Valentine’s Day.
Thank you for your understanding.
To ensure the safety of our staff and valued customers, we will be keeping the following protocols:
Last updated/January 30th
If you are looking for the best Japanese restaurant in Nanaimo, look no further than Bistro Taiyo. Located in downtown Nanaimo, we are well known for incredible food and service. Our authentic menu and lovely staff have earned us many returning customers over the last three decades. We are best known for our handcrafted specialty rolls, in-house ramen, fresh seafood as well as traditional izakaya food and imported drinks. Drop us a visit, we look forward to delivering wonderful Japanese food to you.
Bistro Taiyo was founded in 2001 in Nanaimo, BC. In Japanese, "Taiyo" means "Sun". The name was decided on because it reflects our desire to be a useful existence for people everywhere and bring light to the world like the sun, which gives its blessings to all life on earth. We would like to provide all customer with real Japanese foods and smile!!
It is hard decision, but due to staff shortages, we have decided to suspend deliveries for a while. We apologize for inconvenience to our regular customers.
We are a family-friendly and party-friendly place. Private party hosting is also available. Please contact us for availability.
Whenever I travel, I enjoy checking out the local food scene before I arrive. When I saw this place online, I knew that I had to visit here during my trip to Nanaimo. Located in the Old City Quarter, this restaurant is a quaint little gem. The staff were friendly and professional, and the food was fantastic! The menu is extensive, and it has items that I normally don't see on menus at other Japanese establishments.
Bistro Taiyo is by far the best sushi place in Nanaimo. Taka and his team are so friendly. Now they offer ramen!!!!!
What a fantastic restaurant. From sushi to salmon belly these guys make a varied selection of delicious and truly authentic Japanese food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The service is also wonderful and we always feel very welcome back (yes, we're return customers!!). Highly recommend the Takoyaki, crispy octopus and gomae (spinach with sesame sauce). On Sundays they only serve Ramen: my favorite is crazy good - black sesame with roasted pork and garlic chips. OMG.
Been returning to this wonderful place for three years now. Always consistently good food, kind and pleasant service. I always insist on bringing out of town friends here! Keep it up guys!
Staff was amazing and friendly. Food is fabulous, and the most similar to what I had in Japan that I've been able to find in years. Great service and they really entertained my toddler.
This is my local sushi go-to and it is one of the best! Best sushi in Downtown Nanaimo with really fair prices and very kind and friendly staff. Great for takeout and an atmospheric place to dine in as well. Definitely recommend Bistro Taiyo!