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kettleVictoriaSince February 24, 200926 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

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Displaying 21 - 26 of 26 Reviews Found
Little Thai Place1839 Cook Street, Victoria
Just okay
Submitted Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 12:22pm [Dine in]

Having lived in Thailand, I would say I am a "Thai food connoisseur". So I was a bit dissapointed when I ordered pad see yew, and since they were out, I got the generic pad thai. The sauce was ketchup-like, and nothing like I could remember from Bangkok.

But I went back for a second visit, and a group of us shared some of the curries, soups, and fried vegetable and meat dishes. These were much better than the pad thai.

I recommend going to the Little Thai Place if it is in the area, and you don't want to pay for Baan Thai. The atmosphere obviousy isn't as nice with the take-out customers going in and out, and the service people do a good job managing the tables and take-out. It reminds me of a McDonald's of Thai food (in a good way). It's fast, affordable and reliable.

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Cactus Club Cafe1125 Douglas Street, Victoria
Tired of the hype
Submitted Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 11:48am [Dine in]

Okay, there are good-looking servers. But that doesn't mean they can provide poor service! Yes, some times I have gone to Catcus Club, the server was attentive, but for every good server, I've had three other bad ones. The fusion menu was a nice addition to Victoria. Meals can get pricey though: one bills was $90 for a pitcher of beer, an appy and two meals! This is a lot to pay for beautiful servers, a dim atmosphere and trendy bathrooms.

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Azuma Sushi615 Yates St, Victoria
Go for the steak sauce
Submitted Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 11:36am [Dine in]

Craving some steak sauce, but not wanting to shell out $25+ for Japanese Village, I headed to Azuma. The $7 bento boxes aren't as complete as some other sushi places: my tempura box came with salad, fruit, tempura and a bowl of rice. My friend's box came with miso soup, chicken teriyaki, salad, fruit and a bowl of rice. That was okay because what I was there for was the endless steak sauce-covered rice. The food wasn't anything special, but I will be back for the sauce when another craving hits.

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Aura680 Montreal Street, Victoria
The best brunch buffet in Victoria
Submitted Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 11:14am [Dine in]

Sunday brunch from 11am to 3pm is a must! The price of $31/person seemed steep to me, but it is worth every penny! Apart from the regular brunch items of eggs bendict, bacon, and french toast, there were great items such as gnocchi, salmon and bread pudding. There was a manned omlette station and a roast. On the other side of the buffet is the cold section with antipasto items like cheeses, meats, breads and salads. A huge seafood spread had crab legs, smoked salmon, mussels, oysters. And don't get me started on the desserts: cheesecake, rich chocolate cake, creme brulee and individual trifles. Well, that was the brunch, and I'm sure the lunch and dinner are equally great. The seating is modern and has a view of the ocean.

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Sally Bun1030 Fort St., Victoria
Great gem in Victoria
Submitted Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 10:53am [Dine in]

Sally Bun is a friendly, unique little place hidden on Fort Street. The buns are great, and I always try to get there before noon because the burgers go fast. There are usually tasty little samples of baked goods available on the counter. The garden is a great place to eat, especially on a warm summer day.

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My Thai Cafe1020 Cook St., Victoria
maybe it's because...
Submitted Monday, February 23, 2009 - 5:32pm [Dine in]

Maybe it's because Thai people don't use chopsticks! They use a fork and spoon, and many North Americans think they are being authentic by eating Thai with chopsticks.

Anyway, My Thai is up there with Baan Thai and Sod Sai on Douglas. The key dishes to test at any Thai place is their tom yum and green or red curries. If those aren't good then the other dishes probablt aren't either!

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