Best places in Nanaimo

Discover the best places in Nanaimo, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 365 places in the city.

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Neck Point Park
City park
Photography & scuba diving are popular at this beachfront park with hiking trails & views.
4.80 (1.9K reviews)
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Pipers Lagoon Park
City park
Waterfront park offering winding trails, seaside lookouts & birdwatching, plus Shack Island views.
4.80 (1.7K reviews)
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NORI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Japanese restaurant
Casual fixture in a strip mall with creative sushi rolls, seasonal Japanese dishes & top-shelf sake.
$$ $$
4.70 (2K reviews)
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LOCAL Pizza
Pizza restaurant
4.90 (340 reviews)
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Asteras
Greek restaurant
Popular taverna serving classic Greek plates such as moussaka, seafood & lamb, with global wines.
$$$ $
4.70 (1.7K reviews)
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Westwood Lake Park
City park
Park with a wheelchair-accessible fishing float & swimming, plus a 5.51-km. lake trail & playground.
4.70 (1.5K reviews)
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Nanda Chicken
Chicken restaurant
Laid-back eatery doling out deep-fried chicken with Korean-style sauce, plus waffles & Korean beers.
$$ $$
4.80 (520 reviews)
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Morrell Nature Sanctuary
Nature preserve
This nonprofit, 278-acre park offers dog-friendly trails, interpretive signs & educational programs.
4.80 (483 reviews)
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Red's Bakery
Bakery
$ $$$
4.80 (443 reviews)
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Jalapeños Mexican Food
Mexican restaurant
👍👍 Great little Mexican place with parking in front. Located beside a gas station but once you are inside the decor and colors help distract you from the outside view. Family run, service is personal and authentic. Weekends there is all you can eat tacos which I would recommend. Give this place a try i...
$ $$$
4.70 (936 reviews)
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Alexandra's Bistro
Greek restaurant
Strip-mall spot dishing up familiar Greek & Italian dishes, including souvlaki & fettuccine Alfredo.
$$ $$
4.70 (805 reviews)
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Maffeo Sutton Park
City park
👍👍 After enjoying our day on Saysutshun island we took a stroll through the park deciding what to do for dinner. What a beautiful park with plenty to do and see. Great place to relax or get some exercise. Fantastic views of the area and warm welcoming atmosphere from the locals. Well maintained and rea...
4.60 (3.1K reviews)
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The Kebap
Turkish restaurant
👍👍 Authentic Turkish food. We tried pasha and sultan lamb/beef. The owners are very nice and welcoming, have my daughter a coloring book. Super clean inside out. Easy parking. We will definitely come here again.
$ $$$
4.80 (345 reviews)
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Cold Front Gelato
Ice cream shop
4.80 (338 reviews)
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Wa-Ku Japanese Restaurant
Authentic Japanese restaurant
Unassuming Japanese restaurant serving ramen, rice bowls & yakisoba plates in a laid-back setting.
$ $$$
4.70 (516 reviews)
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Bowen Park
City park
Big natural area with a waterfall & duck pond, plus park amenities like a pool & sport courts.
4.60 (1.5K reviews)
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Modo Yoga Nanaimo - Dufferin
Yoga studio
👍👍 I am a Yoga girl and have been in many yoga places. I can say this studio is one of the best. Clean, well organized, awesome instructors. You literally feel as comfy as home. Very friendly and welcoming people. ❤️
4.90 (212 reviews)
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Smokin' George's BBQ Restaurant
Barbecue restaurant
Classic BBQ food, including ribs & pulled pork, along with housemade sauce, local brews & wine.
$$ $$
4.60 (1.1K reviews)
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Umai Sushi
Sushi restaurant
Modern cafe serving Japanese fusion such as sushi pizza along with extensive rolls & kitchen fare.
$ $$$
4.60 (1.1K reviews)
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LOCAL Pizza
Pizza restaurant
4.80 (287 reviews)
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