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jaskedVictoriaSince July 10, 200812 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Displaying 1 - 12 of 12 Reviews Found
Orale Tacos, Tamales and Deli1002 Johnson St., Victoria
Best Authentic Mexican in Victoria
Submitted Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 9:35pm [Dine in]

At Orale you order at the counter, and the food is quickly prepared in front of you. There is tap water in a jug with stacks of clean glasses. It's a nice setup for someone who wants a quick, reasonably-priced meal.

Service has always been quick and friendly. The food is easily the most authentic of any Mexican restaurant in Victoria of the many that I've tried. The value is reasonable but not outstanding: you can have a decent lunch for about $10.

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Stage1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria
Tasty small plates in a bustling atmosphere
Submitted Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 8:19am [Dine in]

Stage is small, crowded and loud, with tables close together.

I tried five different small plates, and they were all tasty. None of the food was spectacular, but the consistency was enough to bump it up to four stars. The small plates averaged about $10, and we found that five was a good number for two people with a decent appetite. The wine menu is very good, and a small selection of wine is available in both three or five ounce glasses.

Stage is busy during peak hours, so you should plan your visit accordingly.

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Japanese Village, The734 Broughton Street, Victoria
A bit gimmicky but good overall
Submitted Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 9:50pm [Dine in]

This restaurant has cooktops built into the tables that allow the cook to prepare the food in front of you, which is entertaining the first time you go. The seating was in a big "C" around the grill and there was a nice fountain off to the side.

When it came time to order, my server didn't seem to take food sensitivities seriously and babbled something about sauces having secret recipes. At first I thought this was a lame joke, but she really didn't pursue the issue any further. This left me having to ask the cook the same question. Other than that the service was fine.

The dinners all came with a miso like soup to start and a small salad. The soup tasted like it was out of a box and was too salty. The salad was coarse chopped head lettuce with half a small tomato on top. The salad dressing was good and ended up being the one redeeming factor up to this point.

I had ordered the teriyaki chicken and strip loin steak as my entree. While preparing the food the cook kept joking about how all the ingredients were "Japanese", which got old really quick; to everyone's annoyance, he went on and on about this and kept laughing at himself. As the cook prepared the food he slowly added items to my plate, which I ate as they were added. I imagine some people might find this annoying, but I didn't mind.

The entrees themselves were of good quality and were not overcooked.

Overall, if you think the experience will be entertaining enough for you then I'd recommend it, but it's not somewhere I would go repeatedly for dinner. Lunch I have yet to try.

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Mint, The1414 Douglas St., Victoria
Good food and an dark funky atmosphere
Submitted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 8:28pm [Dine in]

The Mint used to be awesome, but they keep raising their prices and removing things I like from the menu. Service is usually good but there have been some experiences where it was annoyingly slow. The cheaper items on the menu tend to be the best, oddly enough, so you can still get very good value with some of the menu items. Some of the food is outstanding and some of it is poor. Any of their ethnic food tends to be excellent; however, I wouldn't recommend ordering something like a steak as it's likely to be tough. The Mint isn't perfect but it keeps drawing me back.

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Little Thai Place1839 Cook Street, Victoria
Average Thai if you're nearby
Submitted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 8:14pm [Dine in]

I've eaten here quite a few times, having lived nearby, but I would often drive to one of the better Thai places in town when I wasn't feeling lazy. The food is always ok and yet leaves me wishing it were better. I used their delivery service quite a few times and had the odd messy leaking container or mistake, but I was always happy with it. If you're near one of their locations it's a convenient and tasty meal, but I think it's worth a bit of a drive for something better.

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Korean Gardens3945 Quadra Street, Victoria
Consistent food but overall unremarkable
Submitted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 8:06pm [Dine in]

The food tends to be consistent, but the service is often sluggish. Atmosphere inside is a bit outdated feeling but at least most of the seating isn't too crammed together, so it can be cozy. There's a sushi bar there with some interesting looking platters that I'm unfortunately unable to eat. Korean Gardens is fairly average.

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Fujiya3624 Shelbourne Street, Victoria
Best sushi value on the go
Submitted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 7:52pm [Dine in]

Quick and reliable sushi when you're on the go. The food is very fresh, consistent and an excellent value. Fujiya is one of those places where you grab your food from a cooler and pay for it at the cash register. The preparation staff are right there to help you with any special requests or questions. There is no seating inside, but there are some small tables by the front door. Microwaves are available if you'd like to heat anything. The food itself can be a bit bland, but I still love this place.

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Canoe Brew Pub450 Swift St., Victoria
Good beer but the food is a gamble
Submitted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 7:32pm [Dine in]

Beer is good and consistent but not overly interesting. The food is very inconsistent and even when it's good it's not great. Prices on some items are overly high. Service is usually fine. On a nice summer day you can sit out on tables near the ocean and enjoy the nice atmosphere, but the indoor seating is average.

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Baan Thai Restaurants1117 Blanshard St, Victoria
Best Thai food in town
Submitted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 7:17pm [Dine in]

Excellent Thai food that is very consistent. Service is usually good, but I've seen times where it was problematic. The restaurant is small and tables are close together. It's often very busy, so, on busier days, I suggest visiting them at non-peak hours or ordering take-out in advance. Lunch combos for $9 are a great deal. If you want good Thai food in Victoria, this is the place.

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Cafe Mexico1425 Store St, Victoria
Ordinary all around
Submitted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 7:01pm [Dine in]

The food and service here are fairly average. Prices are a bit high and servings are a bit small, as some have stated. Decor is either tacky or fun and funky, depending on your slant. Food tends to be on the bland side, but that's typical for Mexican in Victoria. If I'm nearby and want Mexican I'll consider it.

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Cafe Brio944 Fort Street, Victoria
Exceptional food with impressive consistency
Submitted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 6:31pm [Dine in]

I've been to Brio about 30 times over the years from when it first opened. I'm still amazed that every time I've always had excellent food and good service. This is one of those restaurants where everything on your plate will taste amazing. If you want extra value I suggest getting there early enough for their "early dinner menu", which provides a three course meal that's very hard to beat for $29 (as of typing this).

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Bon Bistro and Bar611 Courtney St, Victoria
Service and atmosphere agreeable, mediocre food
Submitted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 6:15pm [Dine in]

Service was pleasant and brisk, but the server couldn't explain what one of the sauces was. The atmosphere was nice inside and out. One meal was mediocre and the other was even worse. This restaurant seems to feed off the tourist season and doesn't need to have good food to bring people back. Another disappointment was that I had selected two items from the website menu only to find that neither was actually offered once I arrived at the restaurant.

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