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kagyVictoriaSince August 3, 20069 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food2.5 (2.6)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Pho Vy Restaurant772 Fort St, Victoria
Beware of subbed items
Submitted Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 2:12pm [Dine in]

We've eaten here a few times as we don't like the "chain Pho place" across the street. The deep fried spring rolls here are very, very good. Noodle soups are just okay. The only thing that upset me was that their pork chop rice dish said it came with "egg-meat pie". First time I ordered, it came with a fried egg (sunny-side up). I thought I had read the menu wrong. Second time we went, I actually asked the server and she said "no, it's a fried egg." Well then why don't they change the menu? It seems to be handwritten all over anyways. So just beware of them "substituting" items for you.

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Irish Times Pub1200 Government Street, Victoria
Great Pub
Submitted Monday, January 8, 2007 - 11:16pm [Dine in]

We go here quite often if we can find parking in the area. Their pub food is quite good and their selection of beer is excellent. We love their chowder and bisque soups. Salads are kinda lacking in flavour, but they have great pizzas and burgers too. Wednesdays they use to have pizzas and a pint for only $10. Great deal as the pizza is a decent size to share if you're not terribly hungry. Service is always good too. Love the ambiance, all that wood and memorabilia. Too bad they get so overwhelmed with tourists in the summer.

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Don Mee Seafood Restaurant538 Fisgard St., Victoria
Pretty Good Dim Sum
Submitted Monday, January 8, 2007 - 11:10pm [Dine in]

We haven't been for awhile, but use to go here all the time for dim sum. We really like the variety of the dishes they offer and the price is comparable. They have the steam carts that are pushed around, so you can see what the item is, as most of the time the lady pushing the cart doesn't speak english and can't tell you what it is. The only down side is that sometimes the same cart has been going around for awhile and the food temp drops. I've had a couple item only luke warm and it really turned me off.

Also, I found out this place was closed this past summer for a few days for a rodent infestation. Ewwww! Luckily they were re-evaluated and deemed sufficient to reopen.

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Da Tandoor1010 Fort St, Victoria
Just okay... for Victoria, I guess
Submitted Monday, January 8, 2007 - 11:06pm [Dine in]

We must be the only people that did NOT enjoy this restaurant. Since moving to Victoria from Vancouver last year, everyone keeps telling us how great this place is. We went here in November and it was quite busy at the time even though we made reservations. I suppose that contributed to the 35 min wait for the appetizer and additional 45 wait for the entrees after that. Our waters only got refilled after flagging down a waitress (which is just not right when you're eating spicy food) and the meal itself was just mediocre. I suppose coming from Vancouver, we've got more to choose from and our tastes probably run different. Plus indian food can be quite regional as well, but it just wasn't for us. Didn't like the curries or meat. We liked the daal, and that was it. Even the naan was just okay. We decided not to go back, but I still here how good it is from everyone. Just remember ... to each their own tastes.

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Shizen Sushi Japanese1706 Government St., Victoria
Great Downtown Sushi
Submitted Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 6:29pm [Dine in]

Found this great new sushi place by fluke, just past the Chinatown "gates" along Government street. The really nice and inviting. Main level has the sushi bar, tables, and rooms. Upstairs are more "in floor" tables. Great atmosphere and looks like they put alot into the decor.

What stuck out in our minds was this place was opened by one of Yoshi's sushi chefs. My husband and I love Yoshi's, but its a bit farther out of town and sometimes its way too busy and the service really slacks. This place has a similar menu and the prices are just slightly better than Yoshi's. The food so far (we've gone 3 times) has always been excellent. We order both bento boxes and a la carte from the sushi menu. I love their Dynamite maki rolls. There's just a slight spicy hit to it that doesn't come from the wasabi, so I'm always craving it. Only down side is parking is sometimes really hard to get around Chinatown. But if you can find a spot or are just in town anyways, definately stop by this new restaurant. Really good stuff.

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White Heather Tea Room1885 Oak Bay Ave., Victoria
Best in Victoria
Submitted Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 6:14pm [Dine in]

Went here on a Saturday afternoon and had tea for one. Called ahead to make reservations and I'm glad I did, because they were packed and had people waiting outside and were turning some away.

I ordered the "Not so wee tea" for just under $16. It came with 3 tea sandwiches (cucumber, egg, and something else), mini savory tart, mini savory scone with chicken apple salad filling, wedge of lemon pound cake, shortbread, mini fruit tart and a good sized scone with lemon curd, homemade preserve, and devonshire cream. I also had the house blend tea that comes with it (but you can choose any kind you want or coffee if you're not a tea drinker). I was so full, I had to take half of it home. I'm a good eater too, plus I'm pregnant so I was already eating for two. But it's alot of food and sooooo good. Definately worth the trip out to Oak Bay.

It's also alot more reasonably priced than all the other "tea houses" around. Empress is $55/pp, Murchies is $25, Butchart Gardens is $25 (plus admission), James Bay Tea Room is $18 and none of them even come close to the White Heather in both service and quality of food. My husband is a baker and I know when stuff is homemade or just store bought. This stuff is to die for, so fresh and good. I bought an extra scone to take home with all my other stuff and my husband commented on how great the scone tasted. Takes one to know one.

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Senzushi1619 Store Street, Victoria
Nice Place
Submitted Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 7:24pm [Dine in]

Went here on a Wednesday for lunch. Interior is beautiful and well kept. Great atmosphere for business lunch or romantic dinner. Menu was decent and prices were about average. Service was a bit slow considering we were the only ones in there at the beginning. Some of the food was a bit on the salty side ... ginger beef! Otherwise, portion sizes, value and ambiance was great. Definately will return to give it another try.

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Shiki Sushi1113 Blanshard Street, Victoria
Try somewhere else
Submitted Friday, August 4, 2006 - 4:58pm [Dine in]

What can I say ... it was just lousy. We went in at lunch and it was busy, but no line-ups or anything. Were seated right away, but it took almost 15 mins for our order to be taken. Prices were a bit higher than some other sushi places in the area, but the restaurant interior looked clean and well kept.

The shabu shabu soup was not good. Tasted like Campbell's Chicken noodle soup without the noodles and some green onion thrown in. Sushi was expensive for what you got and was only mediocre. Ordered a bento box with beef teriyaki, salad, fruit and rice. Dressing on salad was so bland it tasted like water, and teriyaki sauce was a bit too strong/sweet. Strange brown sauce poured over rice that I had to push to the side.

Overall? Better try somewhere else.

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Japanese Village, The734 Broughton Street, Victoria
Sauce on Side Please
Submitted Friday, August 4, 2006 - 4:50pm [Dine in]

Went here for lunch other day. It was just okay. We were rushed through as we didn't have "reservations", and yes this was for lunch on a Wednesday afternoon. Soup was good, overall food was good. I didn't find the steak sauce that great and was relieved when it was served on the side for our table. A table across from us had it poured over their rice. Not sure if they asked for it like that, but it would be way too much for me. The flavors of the food should speak for itself.

Have had this style of food prep/service before, and the "personality" of the chef for lunch just wasn't there. I know they are probably trying to rush you through as it's for lunch. But a smile and a "how are you" would have been pleasant. Overall, I would go here again, as lunch is a bargin. But I'd think twice about paying double for dinner if it's the same type of service.

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