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joannemurielVictoria, BCSince November 7, 200642 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3.5 (3.6)
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Haultain Fish & Chips1127 Haultain St, Victoria
Honestly, great fish and chips but even nicer people
Submitted Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 12:15pm [Dine in]

This little hole in the wall epitomizes the quintessential greasy spoon, in the best possible way. Their fish and chips are always reliably delicious and they have the nicest staff. It doesn't matter how busy they are, the staff are always in a good mood, and never mind special requests. I don't eat deep-fried food much these days, but when I do break down, this is one of the two fish and chip shops in town, at which I eat.

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Cobs Bread2178 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria
Great little shops and one good bread
Submitted Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 11:59am [Dine in]

It's always nice when shops (chains, I guess) listen to their customers' desires. That's why it bugs me that of all the items they have to choose from, that there's not a single organic bread. We do go there for the dark one with the poppy seed top, but I'll be very happy if they ever come out with an organic one. On that note, I think I'll request it...

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Da Tandoor1010 Fort St, Victoria
Lordy help me, I love this place...
Submitted Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 11:42am [Dine in]

Here's what to order: the fish curry (the one without the almonds); the Katchumber salad; whatever additional curry, and Naan. They might be a bit slow, but the food is always hot, and they are always welcoming. A friend of mine takes out the vegetarian combo plate (not the true name, but I can't find a menu online) and swears it's enough to feed her for a week.

I cannot recommend this place more highly, and like all great places, although not everything on the menu with meet your personal taste, it's always good to clue about ordering.

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FireSide Grill4509 West Saanich Rd, Victoria
Great time and place for a Christmas party
Submitted Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 11:32am [Dine in]

which is why we were there. All in all, the food and service were just super. We had a reservation and were a large table, but they covered our needs and always accessible. The desert was one of chocolate (a ganache, maybe?) and when I asked about how they made the cake, they said it had no flour in it. I thought I'd died and gone to dark, oozy chocolate heaven.

As someone who has only frequented the place once, they made a fine first impression. They seemed very organized and on top of things (especially their customer's needs) and the food was just great.

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Noodle Box, The818 Douglas St., Victoria
I keep trying to like this place...
Submitted Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 11:06am [Dine in]

and I've given it three tries now. Being a diehard noodle lover (never met a noodle I didn't like - OOPS! NOT TRUE ~ I nearly starved to death in Korea), the food at this place ranges between so hot that it's inedible, or totally flavourless.

The last two times I went because of a gift certificate given to me by a friend (who passed it along, so that tells you something, after it already being passed along). We have had 3 meals, making three different choices, three different times. All the dishes were flavourless and the last time, the noodles were uncooked.

To be honest, I love hot food and live on Tabasco, but once you remove the heat from these dishes, aside from the flavour inherent in the ingredients, there's little else to celebrate. At least, that is my humble opinion, and I've given it my last shot.

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Yoshi Sushi771 Vernon Ave., 601, Victoria
Best Authentic Japanese Ramen in Victoria
Submitted Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 10:47am [Dine in]

this side of Tokyo. Okay, so ramen is suppose to be Chinese, these guys have the best in town (of Victoria, that is). The broth is rich and flavourful, just as it's supposed to be, and accompanied by spinach, hardboiled egg, bamboo and pork slices. The sushi is great and they have a super yam roll with delicious sauce. We eat here frequently, and aside from being too busy sometimes, they always work hard to satisfy special requests.

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Los Taquitos & Tortielsy Mexican Food2512 Bridge Street, Victoria
Heard a few good reviews from people
Submitted Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 10:27am [Dine in]

and I've given it two tries, but every time, and although the service was alright, the food really had no flavour. I've noticed that some people don't really like flavour, or spice, but I am not one of them. There's a fantastic place out on 4th in Sidney (the name of which has slipped my mind) that blows this place out of the water. Not to be mean, but I have no idea why people eat here.

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Shine Cafe1548 Fort St, Victoria
Great Benny's - Great Place
Submitted Tuesday, February 6, 2007 - 11:01pm [Dine in]

What can I say? This is one of the few places in town where one can get an authentic butter-based Benny, and an organic coffee, server by excellent staff, with excellent art, in a bright and happy place. I LOVE Shine Cafe.

We had a problem with our meal recently and they not only picked up the meal, they picked up breakfast. Their menu works, their food combinations work, their staff works. The place really works. AND, if I recall correctly, they have breakfast all day (or, at least, LATE).

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JBI Cafe270 Government St, Victoria
Wow! What a surprise!
Submitted Tuesday, February 6, 2007 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

After numerous desperate attempts at finding a decent takeout order for my dear Uncle, and on a Sunday night, I finally thought of the James Bay Inn. I remember this place from my teenage drinking days, and boy, it definitely has changed.

The restaurant may be a little older, but the fixtures were updated, and the lighting bright enough to see, yet soft enough to add mood. I was struck by the peaceful atmosphere, despite the fullness of the place.

The food was great, but what I really found outstanding was the service. I really liked their choices in staff, and noted a common thread between the servers. Our takeout order took time away from a very busy staff, yet we were promptly acknowledged, and kindly addressed, and each one of them seemed truly warm and kind.

We went back this evening with my nearly impossible mother, and again, the service was outstanding. The food was good enough that my other half ordered the same thing, twice, and I loved my jambalaya so much that I ate the leftovers, the minute I returned home.

My mother received her liver and onions "her way" without any attitude or flinching from the server. Rather, we received a very sincere smile, and a happy face. How refreshing it was to receive such wonderful service! It was outstanding! I regret not remembering our server's name (although she had on noisy heels!), but I noted that the other girls seemed excellent as well, so someone is doing a very fine job of managing this place.

If I needed somewhere to take my family for a dinner out, with really good food, and reasonable prices ranging from $10.50 up for dinner, I would definitely take them there. This place gave us two great experiences, and came as a total surprise.

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Danieli's1951 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria
Great Food - Snobby Service
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 4:42pm [Dine in]

This is another place with great food and horrible service. After the third time of being treated like gum beneath one's shoe, and being chastized for not making a reservation, we decided not to go back. Unfortunately, the food is great, and the first time we visited, the waiter was new, so we thought we'd receive such excellent service at each visit. This wasn't the case. Perhaps they only respond to those in tuxes, but on one occassion, they were actually gossiping about us behind our backs, but loud enough to be heard. It's a shame, as it's otherwise a decent place.

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San Remo2709 Quadra St, Victoria
I miss the old San Remo Pasta
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 4:29pm [Dine in]

Places in this location went under for years, until these guys came along and made a very successful restaurant. The food is generally good, and the San Remo Pasta used to be outstanding (drenched in sauce, loaded with artichokes, mushrooms and shrimp), until something changed (the recipe? the cook? the ingredients?) and over the years, it never fully recovered. One thing they haven't changed is the Chocolate Cheesecake, which, when covered with fresh whipped cream and slivered almonds, can easily compete with any dessert in town. It's worth a visit just for the cheesecake.

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Pho Vy Restaurant772 Fort St, Victoria
Great food at decent prices
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 4:22pm [Dine in]

I love this little family-style cafe across from Pho Hoa on Fort Street. They have the nicest broth, excellent noodle soups, and best deep-fried spring rolls in Victoria. Another amazing surprise was their freshly-dripped iced-coffee, which is a tad price, but now we stop there just for this nice icey treat.

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Pagliacci's1011 Broad St, Victoria
Another Excellent Place That Needs to Pay Attention
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 3:58pm [Dine in]

Pag's used to be one of the best places in town, and still can be, but I've had 3 experiences in a row (think I'd give up, wouldn't ya?) where the server was snappy with us. The time a friend visited from out-of-town, she wanted to eat there. I tried everything to get out of it, but it turned out that the service was better. They really do need to pay attention to how their staff treat their customers. They should keep their personal opinions to themselves and try to skip the indignancy that can go with serving others.

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Il Terrazzo555 Johnson St., Victoria
Food Worth Dying For..
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 3:50pm [Dine in]

I said Macaroni Grill was nice, well I forgot about Il Terrazzo. The first time I ate there, I couldn't remember the name and raved about this nameless place to people for nearly a year. It was a Christmas party, so I'd have to excused for being lost. I've been here 3 times and every time has been such a mind-blowingly good experience. The portions are huge, the service is fantastic, and I am always trying to swing the next party to that locale.

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Blethering Place, The2250 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria
Gone so downhill...
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 3:45pm [Dine in]

This used to be such a great place, but the owner doesn't give a hoot about anything regarding customer service and his staff is so rude and the food so consistently awful that I simply will not go back. Their prices are not cheap, so it would be nice to be able to expect a properly prepared meal. They consistently overcook the eggs, while rules out breakfast, and one time, I heard the cook complaining about having to fix someone's meal. I know many other unhappy customers, as well (say, 2). Too bad, I miss when this place produced great food, and actually cared.

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Willie's Bakery & Cafe537 Johnson St, Victoria
Excellent food; lost service
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 3:39pm [Dine in]

I love this place! The bennies are great, however, I do miss my English muffin (it's served on a loaf of some type). Every time I go there, I have a wonderful experience. They have a lovely fountain with precious birds all around, and the atmosphere is really nice. Too bad the service is always slow, lost, late, wrong, and screws up. Otherwise, the place is just great.

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Adrienne's Tea Garden5325 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria
Excellent yummies...
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 3:35pm [Dine in]

Very good food here, great chowder, salads, scones, and bennies. The only complaint I have is I never seem to time it right - they're closing during hours they should be open, and don't seem flexible about making exceptions regarding food. Still, a great a place to eat, or a nice place to drive to with grandpa on Sundays.

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Romano's Macaroni Grill3195 Douglas St, Victoria
So flippin' yummy - the best pasta in town
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 2:34pm [Dine in]

This is the only place to go for pasta. If you don't like it, they remedy situations with a smile and without complaint. They have exceptional service and responsive management, so if you do have a problem, they are quick to address it. The spaghetti with Italian sausage is delicious, the Spaghetti Bolognese is fantastic. I love this place and would eat there every day, if I wouldn't pack on 20 lbs., doing so!

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Rebar50 Bastion Square, Victoria
Always incredible
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 2:29pm [Dine in]

If you're looking for an exceptionally healthy lunch, a fresh organic juice, and the Cascadia vegan brownies that blow the doors of every brownie in town, then you can find them all under Rebar's one roof. They have the yummiest salads in town, with the best lemon/ginger dressing. I have dreams about their food and eat there every time I'm able.

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Floyd's Diner866 Yates Street, Victoria
Great Food
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 2:24pm [Dine in]

The owner of this place is one of the nicest people in town, and this can't hurt his business. The food is great, and service is great, but the music is always too loud. Otherwise, it's excellent in every regard and highly recommended.

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