Nori Sushi and Lounge

4.2
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$30 and under
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Sushi
We love good food. We love making it, eating it and sharing it. Welcome to Nori! Owned and operated by local restaurateur Chil Chong, Nori is proud to be a part of the Hampden restaurant scene here in Baltimore, MD.
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4.0
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4.0
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Unprofessional hostess and waitress. Could hear them yelling at the kitchen staff.

PS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was really good...the drinks were ok...the service was sooo slow! Which is sad because there were literally only 2 then eventually 3 other tables in the whole restaurant besides us...the server never came back to fill our water bottles give us napkins or soy sauce...I had to go to other empty tables for that. But the food was really yummy!

l
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nori brings a breath of fresh air to the Avenue food scene. My friends and I absolutely loved everything we had, especially the shumai, the rainbow roll, and the seared tuna. Our server, Veronica, was delightful and available when we needed her without being overbearing. I will definitely be back!

GL
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wow the happy hour was fantastic for food!! And the surprise of live music from 7-10pm where you could focus on the music or still have a conversation was just right. Will plan to go back on purpose!!

SK
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely Restaurant, the ramen was really good and the tofu in my soup was crispy. The portions where a bit small 4 crab ragoon per order but the pastry was of fine quality and the filling was nice if a little sweet. We had no problem with anything we ordered and our birthday dinner went off with out a hitch.

DW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They only get three stars because they recorded me as a cancellation to open table even though I arrived on time and informed them that I had a reservation

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food was disappointing. Sushi is easy to mess up. The hot stone dishes were cool and better than the sushi. The service was terrible; the server was nice but clueless.

j
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same day reservation
Very knowledgeable, helpful and polite staff
Food REALLy good
Would return on next visit!!

H
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The happy hour sushi specials at Nori are really good and one out of our 2 happy hour appetizers was good (avoid the crispy calamari, it's really chewy). The pad thai was ok. I would go again and stick to sushi. The service is really slow though so don't expect to be in and out.

MP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!! Our service was fabulous and the food was completely delicious. We started with edamame and continued with a few sushi rolls, nigiri and a bokkeumbap bowl. Everything was great, not to mention the relaxed atmosphere. I will definitely be back again!!

NF
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food but expensive sushi ($15 rolls) considering they use fake crab (sticks) rather than real crab in rolls. Otherwise tasty sushi and good service although a bit overeager to have us pay up even though there were empty tables in the restaurant.

SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Server was nice but unfortunately not very good. Restaurant was overwhelmed with orders, not due to volume, but rather unprepared. Food was also just OK.

MC
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good, but I was very disappointed that they didn’t have shrimp siumai (as the online menu said it did). They had crab siumai, but it was imitation crab. Bulgogi was good. Menu was somewhat limited if you don’t eat sushi.

LL
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend to Nori for her birthday. It was a first visit for both of us. The staff was great, making suggestions based on our food preferences. The food was very fresh, creative and delicious. Loved the sashimi tacos, the red bean bao, the tofu bimbimbop. Our waitress took wonderful care of us, and we left not only satisfied but feeling like we had shared a very special night.

CC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredibly attentive. The food arrived quickly, and it was delicious. I love that this place has both Korean and Japanese food. Good value, too.

WA
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The sushi was very good and the service was friendly. Quite unique flavors. The dining room is small. So it was a little chilly (Jan) because of the door to the outside.

AR
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, we’ll be back !

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was the sweetest guy and I had the best rolls

PG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a very nice meal. Service was a tad slow but not horrible. Great little sushi restaurant. Will definitely he back.

LT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fabulous. The food was delish! We dined there twice in one week it was so good!!!

f
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I loved that the sushi chef was very concerned when my companion didn't want any garlic in the menu item he selected; the chef literally came over to ask him whether he was allergic to garlic, or just didn't like it? He then went on to explain that there would be a hint of garlic, because of the stock used in the dish that he had chosen. That was very nice of him to do. My companion thoroughly enjoyed the selection he made, and I enjoyed my meal, as well. Very well-rounded, and interesting selection of maki and sushi. We'll have to go again to try other things on the menu. I would recommend this restaurant to those who enjoy Japanese cuisine.

d
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable experience. Delicious food and delectable service. Enthralling environment and a dandy time is to be had. Recommended!

d
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational variety of sushi, all of which sound exquisite. On my past Nori endeavor, I embarked on the sushi deluxe platter, which was robust for two dining patrons. Immensely recommended and I'll sure to be back for another session of sushi

S
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good. The sushi was fresh and delicious. The rolls were on the small side, but were very well prepared. The only non-sushi eater enjoyed her noodle bowl as well. The problem was how slow everything was. The server said they only had one sushi chef and two servers (one had quit that night), but it was REALLY slow. It took awhile for any server to come over and the drinks--especially the cocktail--were slow to come. The appetizers came out pretty quickly (edamame and a tuna poke dish) and the noodle bowl came out in a reasonable time, but the sushi (4 rolls) did not come until about an hour after we were first seated. By then, the person eating the noodle bowl was completely done with her dinner. And during that time, the over-burdened server never came to check on us, or he would have seen our empty drink glasses and empty water pitcher. We ordered a second round of sushi, which came more quickly and was equally good (it was now nearly 9 p.m. and we sat down at 7, so things had cleared out a good bit). We will come back to give this place another chance because the food was good once we got it, but if they don't work improve the pace, it will never survive.

JR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sushi was absolutely delicious! We also had the dumpling soups to start off. Other tables around us had ramen and some of the other food from the menu which also looked good. A friend told me that the service was slow, and it definitely was for us but when we went a server had just quit so they were down a set of hands. Sushi was amazing and definitely worth the long wait for our food.

DR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here on a date and we ordered the Chef’s choice sushi deluxe platter. The platter was huge and we got to try what felt like everything on the menu. Had a great time, the service was very fast, and would definitely go back.

RC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I was curious about this restaurant. There are a number of sushi bars around and I was wondering what would make it stand out. They did a good job with the space they have. Very nicely decorated. However, the space is small so the tables are quite crowded together. Making moving around tricky and you can easily hear the conversation of the table next to you.
The night we were there service was slow, but the waitstaff nice. The menu has a wonderfully large array of options. The crab rangroon was excellent! As was the nigiri. Best nigiri I've had in Baltimore actually. The sushi rolls were okay, but nothing I'd recommend. Also worth mentioning the cocktails were well done. So all in all I'll go back, but not for any kind of a special evening.

JR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious. Unfortunately the service left a lot to be desired. Drinks for the four of us didn’t come out at the same time and the hot food came out well before (like 30 minutes) before the sushi which seemed weird. If they can get the service together it would be a great experience.

K
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This restaurant took over the old location of the Corner BYOB. It is tough because once you were a regular of the predecessor, when it was good, it will take time for you to step into the same place. That said, the food is definitely different and they do try to make good cocktails. The service needs a little work especially when the restaurants starts to fill up with customers around 7:00 pm on a Saturday night. Be patient. My suggestion is, get in early and try to leave before it gets crowded. Decent Korean/Japanese cuisine. If you have dietary restriction, i.e., no dairy or gluten free, great place. I will probably drop by again since it is in my neighborhood and a casual joint.