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jbgirl21VictoriaSince September 28, 201410 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.7)

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Handi4432 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Not the place for a business dinner
Submitted Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2:46pm [Dine in]

I have been visiting Vancouver for the longest of time, mainly for leisure but lately for business. A couple I was doing business with decided to take me out to dinner here. I know of other Indian restaurants but let them lead as they are locals. I shouldn't have. We arrived for our reservation on time at 6 pm only to find a couple-filled restaurant. The restaurant is more set up for couples and families, NOT business! In fact, we were one of the only tables that was not a couple. Skipping that part though, food was good. Prices are about $15 a dish, which is okay for dinner. I went for the mixed platter and then onto a chicken methi with rice. The timing was perfect, my main arrived as soon as I was taking my last bite off of the pakora. I felt that the chicken was good, but it could have been a bit more spicy. The coconut curry seemed really good, but I didnt try it. I will consider this restaurant for indian food when I come back for non-business related issues.

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9th Avenue Grill1822 West Broadway St., Vancouver
2pm breakfast
Submitted Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2:25pm [Dine in]

Whenever I am in Vancouver, I try to go somewhere different each time. Compared to Victoria, they have tons of restaurants with different food options to go for. I have been a countless number of times to Vancouver for a number of reasons but never ate here. Looking for a place to eat breakfast at 2 pm, you know your options will be quite limited.

Serving breakfast ALL DAY, 9th avenue was the answer to my prayers. There was a huge variety of things to choose from. Not feeling very explorative, I went for the 9th Ave Benny Special, a bagel and some coffee. How creative of me, I know. The hollandaise sauce was delicious and took away the sour feeling I had of ordering the most expensive one on the list AND waiting for it for a long time. Another thing that lifted my mood from the slow service and expensive meal was to know that my coffee was organic and fairtrade.

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Barb's Place Fish & Chips310 St. Lawrence Street, Victoria
Yikes! to say the least
Submitted Monday, October 13, 2014 - 1:25am [Dine in]

It is inevitable to not eat when I go to Fisherman's wharf, so when I came here and saw the huge lineup outside of Barb's, I blindly followed.

Till today, I am still wondering why so many people were lining up to eat there! The service is alright, albeit slow, but the lineup is ridiculous. I waited half an hour to get inside. AT LEAST. Thinking the fish and chips was going to be good, I stayed in line. It is advertised as the best, #1 fish & chips but thats not what I saw! I got the halibut fish and chips and found it extremely bland and tasteless. The fish did not even taste fresh which got me disappointed, as the food is not cheap. I think it draws a lot of tourist but as a local I dont think i will come back.

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Vista 18740 Burdett Ave, Victoria
Fantastic view from here
Submitted Monday, October 13, 2014 - 1:09am [Dine in]

I was here a couple of weeks ago but given that all the reviews are dated I decided to write one up myself! After all, I had a splendid time here.

Located in the 18th floor of the Chateau Victoria Hotel (hence its name), Vista 18 is definitely a "looker". The view you can get here of the down town is simply breathtaking. I had been here on one other occasion, valentines day the year before but wanted to give it another try. The play live music, jazz in case your wondering which just sets the mood for the night and makes you forgive any mistakes in food or service. Anyways, I had heard a lot about their breakfast and had only been here for dinner, so obviously I was dying to try it.

We didn't get to make it on time for breakfast but we still headed here for lunch. I had the cobb salad with the prawns and they were amazing to say the least. Sure, it was expensive but the food and ambience made up for it. My boyfriend ordered the reuben and the seafood hot pot, and got full.

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Heron Rock Bistro435 Simcoe Street, #4, Victoria
Nothing like before...
Submitted Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 11:56pm [Dine in]

Heron Rock used to be like a litte hidden gem in the city. Tucked away in a location that is not obvious to the eye, it makes it less of a notorious or crowded place to arrive to, which gives it a sort of intimacy that other restaurants lack. The food is on the high end but good, and the fact that they play live music on weekends is a plus.

Having said that, we decided to head to Heron for dinner, and received only poor treatment from them. This is a shock as I am from this city and have come here countless times. We didn't make a reservation (my bad, I know) but had to wait a long time, first, to get a hold of the waiter and subsequently to get a table - when there were clearly empty ones. When we finally got a table, she again took a long time to bring our food. My kalamari took forever to come. The food was nothing to write home about but still alright.

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Il Terrazzo555 Johnson St., Victoria
Consistently good
Submitted Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 12:07am [Dine in]

I have seriously never had a bad meal here. What I like about Il Terrazzo is that despite the number of times I have been here (and years!) the food is consistently good. It is my go-to place for Italian on special occasions in downtown. The place is lovely and romantic. Came here last with my boyfriend and we left both heavy and happy. Their risotto was a spicy perfection which didn't come as a surprise as all their pastas are so. My boyfriend enjoyed his fettucine and found the portions sizes to be decent...he is 6'2 and with a huge appetite that always causes him problems in feeding himself.

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Cafe Mexico1425 Store St, Victoria
Not authentic
Submitted Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

Don't try be fooled by overtly Mexican decoration of this place. Anyone with a little bit of knowledge about mexican food will know that this place is far from authentic. More like american or canadianized mexican food. The chicken in my santa fe quesadilla tasted bland and came much after I had ordered my chimichanga pacifico. Service was S L O W, even getting the menus was a task that took longer to complete than usual.

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Blue Fox Cafe, The919 Fort St, #101, Victoria
7 am breakfast
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:07pm [Dine in]

As I am for Victoria, I know that if i want to have breakfast at the Blue Fox, Im gonna have to line up at 7am for their breakfast. So when I dragged my friend out at 7am to come here, she was definitely in the worst of moods. This quickly changed once she got a taste of the food. Their eggs benny are delicious, I personally like going for the classic but my friend really enjoyed her moroccan chicken benny. She said it was incredibly good. This place is known for their bennys, so just be careful because there are sooo many types to choose from. Not only is the food fresh, but so is their coffee!

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Ferris' Oyster Bar & Grill536 Yates St., Victoria
Good day for them?
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2014 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

Of all the places that offer seafood and oysters in Victoria, id say this one has one of the best. Their clams, mussels, oysters are exquisite..the only thing that is not so much is their service. I have been here a couple of times for lunch and dinner and their dinner always seems to be bad. Maybe its the servers are tired or something but the service is always kinda spotty, especially at nite.

So when my best friend whose from out of town wanted to try dinner here, i was a little weary.I didn't want her to have a bad meal in my home city! But upon her insistance, came here. I had made a reservation and called in to check for it just in case. Phew! It was there and when we came, it was not that busy. But after the appies, things started to get slow because people were coming in like crazy. It was a busy nite, but luckily that didnt spoil the waitresses' mood or the food. Our steamed clams & mussels were delicious, we ordered large just in case to not get underserved. Also the bouillabaisse did not disappoint it was one of the best ive had!

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India Bistro1245 Wharf St, Victoria
Still one of the best !
Submitted Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

It's been a while since i've come here but the other day when my boyfriend and I were in downtown, we decided to revisit it. We hadn't been here for a while because the service was a fail last time but we thought it was time to give it another shot. The food was always good so we decided to go one more time, just to try.

We went at 6 pm so it was jam packed when we entered and had to wait for a seat. It is not your typical Indian restaurant but still happens to be one of the best places for Indian food in Victoria. We reconfirmed it! The service this time was good, no rude servers and food was not mixed up. It did come kinda late thou, but it was a busy nite. Loved the onion bhajia & fish masala. WILL BE BACK GUYS!

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