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iluvspiceVictoriaSince April 19, 20093 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value3.5 (3.7)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Red Barn Country Market5550 West Saanich Road, Victoria
Bun on the run, worth planing your morning for!
Submitted Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 3:58pm [Dine in]

Red barn market makes the best breakfast sandwich I have ever had. Two eggs, house made smoked bacon or ham, with edam or cheddar cheese, a huge selection of veggies served on a toasted cheese kaiser bun- how can you go wrong? We used to plan our mornings, and trips down West Saanich around being able to stop there. Although extremely busy on the weekend, sometimes its worth waiting in the line up. The deli staff are friendly, and efficient. Make sure to take a look at all the in house made deli products while your waiting. For under $5, this bun is a steal, you will not be disappointed. Oh, and there sandwiches and grocery items are also fantastically priced. If your there on a hot summers day, they have very reasonably priced island farms ice cream cones, yummy!

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Fujiya3624 Shelbourne Street, Victoria
Not what it used to be
Submitted Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 3:49pm [Dine in]

A few years back, before the sushi bar was expanded, this place was a gem. The food was cheep, fresh and yummy. They closed for renovations and the sushi has never been the same. This is what we like to call 'macdonalds sushi', its cheep, fast and filling, but not necessarily good. Prices on a few rolls have gone up so much, you may as well go somewhere good now cheep was the only draw. The rice is poorly prepared and often a bit mushy. Sushi is not properly chilled, often sitting warm in large stacks in the cooler. Fujiya is however, an excellent Japanese specialty store, its a great place to find products like husk on rice that normally isn't found for sale outside of Japan.

With so many good cheep takeout sushi places in Victoria, I don't understand why Fujiya remains popular, its reputation is entirely undeserved.

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Daidoco633 Courtney Street, #22, Victoria
Keeps getting better!
Submitted Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 3:38pm [Dine in]

I have been going to Daidoco since it first opened a few years back. Run by a wonderful, sweet couple, it has been amazing to watch their business grown and see new staff added to meet high restaurant volumes. The chef originated from the old Zensushi in Victoria; this man knows how to cook amazing rice, scoff if you may but good rice is what makes or breaks a Japanese dish.

Using locally sourced, mostly organic ingredients, Daidoco is a true Victoria gem. This is not your run of the mill Japanese restaurant, but a Japanese deli, you won't find tempura on this menu! Keep in mind, Daidoco is a weekday lunch spot only, and its busy. Set in a small, wooden interior restaurant in Nootka Court, with nautical themed and rustic furnishings. Get there early or you won't get a place to sit; by 12:30 most of the menu will be sold out. It is a counter service restaurant, the food takes about 5-10 minuets to arrive in most cases. Only enough food that can be sold that day is prepared, once its gone, its gone. This policy may bother some people, but the food speaks for itself. Lovingly prepared, with simple yet complex flavors, the food rarely disappoints.

All food at Daidoko is reasonably priced, with menu items ranging from $2-8. Make sure to try the Salmon Don, it is constantly a stand out dish. Lately, I have been opting for two salads, and miso soup. Salads are unique each day, with interesting ingredients and flavors. The miso soup is made from scratch, some of the best available in Victoria.

If you enjoy fresh flavors, unique and well made food, you will not be disappointed. For me, I'm hopping they bring back the rice burger this summer.

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