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Victoria Restaurant Reviews
Azuma Sushi615 Yates St, Victoria
This place is decent, would visit again when my regular sushi place is closed...
By MellyMel of Victoria (8 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 11:44am [Dine in]

The service here is pretty decent, depending on the day.

The food is pretty good, but once I got some bad salmon sashimi. It was not very fresh and I couldn't eat it!
The SOS on the other hand is outstanding and you MUST try it. It's shrimp, oysters, and scallops baked in this amazing sauce. I don't even like oysters and I eat the whole thing up!

The tuna, scallops, salmon are good if they're fresh, this place is in a convenient location downtown, and all in all I would say, try it.

I still prefer my favorite, Shima sushi on Wharf street. Its just a few blocks down and I swear its 10X better and they have similar pricing.

Happy dining!

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Royal Kebab Grille2656 Quadra Street, Victoria
Worst Experience Ever
By Inogoodfood of v9a6w5 (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 8:31pm [Dine in]

My whole life I have eaten and cooked Indian food with my mom and her best friend from India. I have even made this cuisine at a fancy restaurant I ran kitchen in. This is my first rant about a restaurant.

The Food

Pros:
The food was tasty and had authentic taste and not that weird red junk some other places call "butter chicken".

Con:
Weird proportions! We each got about 50% what we would normally get at any other Indian restaurant. Picture a tea cup full of butter chicken Except the rice was a whole plate full for my wife and I got 1 Nan. So my wife ate well but I starved. Like that wouldn't feed my 5 year old unless I got a whole plate full of rice. The chicken was pink and look to be questionably chicken.

Experience

Pros:
She tried to be nice but was soooooo awkward.

Cons:
She would not stop staring at me as if she did something to the food.
I really tried to enjoy this place being she was very nice and I will give her that. However I got there and the cook was asleep out front when we got there and the place was dead. The whole time she kept saying "do you think you will come again?" and "Is everything all right?" to the point where we thought they were feeding us poison. When I saw the small child proportion I new right away the reason they were asking.

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Noodle Box, The818 Douglas St., Victoria
Watery Curry anyone?
By Kevin Silverstone of Victoria and Area (16 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 8, 2012 - 3:27pm [Dine in]

I agree with the last review I want to like this place.
They have to get a handle on their food a bit better. Not so much water in the curry would be a great start. Too bland in the flavor and too spicy in the hot. Medium spice means medium spice. With the detailed spicy chart you would think they would have that down.
Also I know the place is hip and all but making people stand at the counter for ten minutes while you socialize with friends doesn't make for repeat customers.
Great concept I do hope they get the kinks out this place could be really good.

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Milestone's Grill and Bar812 Wharf St., Victoria
What a disgrace!
By melo of victoria, bc (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:06pm [Dine in]

What a disgrace! Really, a shame! This restaurant ought to be shut down.

THE FOOD:

Five of us had a very disappointing lunch here. The fries were cold, stale, hard, dry and tasteless. How can you mess up french fries??? I had the chicken parm and I could not figure out what I was eating, although it resembled small chicken breast. Even the tomatoes and cheese that were on it were tasteless. One of my friends ordered the bruschetta and salad. It appeared as though they topped the bread with the same salad which came with the order. According to my friend it had the same sour dressing. The other 3 friends agreed that the food was simply not good at all.

THE SERVICE:

We told our waitress that One of our friends was going to be late, and that we would like to order ahead as some of us had to go back to work and I was famished . 45 minutes later still no food. When we asked when our food was coming, she said she held the order to wait for our friend. (#&*#@)

She put a rush on the order and delivered the food in less than 5 minutes - with the check. After taking one bite, my friend paid her bill. The waitress had to come back few times as the credit card machine was not working properly. So same friend decided to pay cash and gave her a $20.00 bill for her $11.00 lunch. Waitress asked "would you be needing your change?" (Very ambitious with her tip!!!)

My friend who ordered the bruschetta gave her a $50.00 bill and asked her the same sort of question "would you like your change?"

She took $3.00 off my bill as I left the french fries on my plate. We each gave her $2.00 tip despite the lousy food and lousy service. Needless to say - will never ever return to this restaurant again...EVER!.

THE VALUE:

Negative.

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Milestone's Grill and Bar812 Wharf St., Victoria
What a disgrace!
By melo of victoria, bc (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:06pm [Dine in]

What a disgrace! Really, a shame! This restaurant ought to be shut down.

THE FOOD:

Five of us had a very disappointing lunch here. The fries were cold, stale, hard, dry and tasteless. How can you mess up french fries??? I had the chicken parm and I could not figure out what I was eating, although it resembled small chicken breast. Even the tomatoes and cheese that were on it were tasteless. One of my friends ordered the bruschetta and salad. It appeared as though they topped the bread with the same salad which came with the order. According to my friend it had the same sour dressing. The other 3 friends agreed that the food was simply not good at all.

THE SERVICE:

We told our waitress that One of our friends was going to be late, and that we would like to order ahead as some of us had to go back to work and I was famished . 45 minutes later still no food. When we asked when our food was coming, she said she held the order to wait for our friend. (#&*#@)

She put a rush on the order and delivered the food in less than 5 minutes - with the check. After taking one bite, my friend paid her bill. The waitress had to come back few times as the credit card machine was not working properly. So same friend decided to pay cash and gave her a $20.00 bill for her $11.00 lunch. Waitress asked "would you be needing your change?" (Very ambitious with her tip!!!)

My friend who ordered the bruschetta gave her a $50.00 bill and asked her the same sort of question "would you like your change?"

She took $3.00 off my bill as I left the french fries on my plate. We each gave her $2.00 tip despite the lousy food and lousy service. Needless to say - will never ever return to this restaurant again...EVER!.

THE VALUE:

Negative.

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Cafe Brio944 Fort Street, Victoria
Should have come here sooner
By pghenry of Victoria (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 1, 2012 - 1:58pm [Dine in]

We eat around town frequently, and like to change things up, but this was the first time to Cafe Brio, and what a wonderful discovery. The service was marvelous. Pork Loin and Rib Eye were done to perfection, presentation was outstanding, the food looked as good as it tasted. Hearts of romaine salad should be on everyone's appetizer list.

We will definitely return.

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Canoe Brew Pub450 Swift St., Victoria
BC Living has this restaurant listed in their top 5 for Victoria??
By Apollocanada of Burnaby (31 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 9:18am [Dine in]

When I pay $18 for a Aussie burger..I expect it to be good,it was a mess..and for all the ingredients...lacked any dicernable taste. This pub has nice looking waitresses...good luck getting their attention if you middle aged..lol..the ladies at the table beside us said it was the worst service they have enountered in Victoria so far in their 1 week visit from California. This place can't even make a half decent Caesar salad..Sad. Maybe the chef should head to Hy's Encore in Vancouiver to learn how to make a Caesar salad that will bring customers back.,their lemon-amchovy dressing had a bitter aftertaste..all in all..nice patio here...horrible service..seems from previous comments management does not want to address this issue ,as nothing has changed...no pride here,just get the customers money..when they get around to it..eventually... in this overpriced pub..that could have been great with this waterfront location and warm design...

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Romeo's777 Royal Oak Dr., Victoria
Good burgers & soup
By baxterfutz of Victoria (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 11:45pm [Dine in]

When I had a beef burger at this Romeo's, it was the most tender burger I have ever had. I even inquired about it & the patties are made in house, as is most of the food. Their chicken vegetable soup is also the best I have ever had, hands down - lots of seasoning, & generous with the chicken. The food is a tad on the pricey side.

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Ferris' Oyster Bar & Grill536 Yates St., Victoria
Disappointing
By Hettie Wheeler of Victoria BC Canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 9:38pm [Dine in]

Steak ( ordered by four in our group ) definitely not a wise choice. Will not be going back. Sorry we decided to give it a try. Did not find the staff to be enthusiastic .... food was mediocre to say the least. Would not recommend to my friends. There are some great restaurants in Victoria .... this is not one of them.

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John's Place723 Pandora Ave, Victoria
Excellent breakfast place
By Kevin Silverstone of Victoria and Area (16 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 12:02pm [Dine in]

This place is great quality all around the food is excellent the service is friendly, even when busy. They even have excellent coffee with your choice of dark or light roast. The bill is fair and the atmosphere is funky. I have been there a few times now and will go whenever I can.
Try the waffles with the cream cheese syrup. Wow just the best.
And the benies are fabulous.

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Browns Socialhouse809 Douglas Street, Victoria
Very nice place
By Kevin Silverstone of Victoria and Area (16 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:56am [Dine in]

I have been there twice now and have found both times very good. Excellent food and value and the environment is vibrant and exciting. Definitely one of the better places in town.
The staff however have a bit of the superstar attitude and ignoring tables certainly does not encourage tips.
I will still return if I have time to kill. After all I do go for the food and atmosphere. Poor service seldom keeps me away from a good kitchen and nice place.

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Prime Steakhouse623 Courtney St, Victoria
Well decorated place
By Kevin Silverstone of Victoria and Area (16 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:49am [Dine in]

We felt like steak so I took my wife out to Prime for dinner.
After a look at the menu we decided on the porterhouse to share as it was advertised as 24oz.
What came was a t-bone and 16oz at best. We also ordered it medium rare and it came rare.
She ordered the double baked potato and it was bland and dry.
The waitress was nice but certainly not the price. When you pay $48.00 for a porterhouse one expects a porterhouse.
I think I will stick to seafood in Victoria and save the steaks for Alberta.

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Santiago's Cafe660 Oswego Street, Victoria
Quaint until you get the bill.
By Kevin Silverstone of Victoria and Area (16 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:39am [Dine in]

High end prices for poor lunch menu food.
Ordered a beef curry dish that was bland at best with very tough beef.
My friend ordered the seafood salad and could only eat a bit. The seafood tasted stale. She also ordered a virgin margarita that was 50 cents less than a regular one.
My other friend ordered the salmon salad which also tasted stale. No half order for lunch there.
The place was quaint but the bathrooms smelled like they hadn't been cleaned in awhile.
The service was fine but nothing special.
The price was way out of line for the place. The final bill was nearly $90.00
Definitely will not be returning.

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Milestone's Grill and Bar812 Wharf St., Victoria
What IS in that Burger?
By flytoys of Cashmere WA (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 10:01am [Dine in]

Five of us ladies were on a Whoopie, we're 65 outing to Victoria. We chose Milestones for our first meal..
The salads were excellent, as was the shrimp appetizer that I ordered.
However, two of us ordered the American Burger - beef This is very strange meat both in flavor and texture. I'm glad I didn't have one, I'd have sent it back. The two that did get them ate part of their burgers, but that was all they could stand. The gentleman across from us sent his back, and we knew why after we got ours.
What is in this meat? Way too much soy? Funny spices? Tofu? Didn't taste like beef, elk, buffalo or anything I'd ever met! The texture was not meat like at all.

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Vietnam Garden524 Admirals Road, Victoria
Lukewarm Broth
By applepie of Burnaby (127 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 14, 2012 - 10:44am [Dine in]

This place is called "Vietnam Garden" but their menu offered a very limited selection of Vietnamese food. On the wall, however, there are at least four "award certificates" for "best Vietnamese menu in Victoria". I was confused, and did not have a good feeling about this place, but was too tired to go elsewhere. So I decided to order the safest item - beef noodle soup. I figured a place named "Vietnam Garden" can probably make a decent bowl of beef noodle soup. How wrong I was! The broth was lukewarm and the noodles under-cooked. I told the server the soup was not hot at all and he took it away. When he brought it back a few minutes later, the beef was overdone and tough and the bean sprouts soft and limp. Instead of replacing the lukewarm broth, they just microwaved the whole thing for too long. In a nutshell, this place is a joke. At the very least, they should stop calling themselves "Vietnam Garden".

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Ferris' Oyster Bar & Grill536 Yates St., Victoria
Dependably fantastic!
By dlejour of Victoria (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 9:19am [Dine in]

I've been going to Ferris's for many years and never, ever had a poor experience. The closest I ever came to being dissatisfied was actually the last time we were there, when my friend ordered yam fries that were soggy. But the way the complaint was handled, promptly and curteously, more than made up for it. My friend ended up ordering another selection which she then got for 1/2 the price, and of course did not pay for the fries. I love the ambiance, service and food. I dream about their chicken penne soup. The oysters are always great, the pasta is fresh and cooked al dente, their burgers and fries are fabulous, the ceasar is very good and I love their bread with roasted garlic. As a bonus, the one think I always griped about, their local beer selection, is actually expanding. If there are long waits at times, it's because it's such a popular restaurant, so if you're in a hurry, don't go when the line up is out the door!

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Sabri Indian Cuisine3480 Tillicum Road, Victoria
Great value for healthy, yummy indian food.
By dlejour of Victoria (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 9:03am [Dine in]

I go to Sabri's frequently as it's close to my work and a great place for a quick, satisfying lunch. The restaurant itself is clean, and has enough tables so you never have to wait. The ambiance is not fantastic but is quite acceptable. The chairs could be more comfortable. It's always the same woman serving us and she's always been prompt with getting us water and letting us know to enjoy our meals. She's quiet but polite. The food is very good and has always tasted fresh. The nan bread is always soft and warm, the curries are flavorful, and I love all the condiments (of course the rice is bland, as one reviewer pointed out, but that's normal, it's about what you put on the rice). The buffet area is always clean and there's always someone on top of things making sure that nothing runs out.

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Red Fish, Blue Fish1006 Wharf Street, Victoria
SHUSH don't tell anyone.
By mcjardine of whiterock (28 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 5:01pm [Take-out]

We accidentally found this Victoria hidden gem of a unique eatery .A long line up convinced us to try a chipotle shrimp tacone,salmon & chips,samon talcone and the seafood special of the day plus drinks. What a great meal on warm May afternoon.The line up was 25 people ,but wait of 20 mins.was will worth it. We were sitting down on small upside down buckets with galvanized tables within another 10 mins. Cost of the meal for 4 adults and 2 kids was $60.00.Will go every time we are in Victoria, SHUSH don't tell anyone.

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Brannigans Restaurant1551 Cedar Hill XRd, Victoria
New York Steak
By Oldbro of Victoria British Columbia Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 7:41pm [Dine in]

Could not cut the New York Steak rather than eat it !!! When I finally gave up trying and asked the waitress what to do she told me "our steaks are chewy". They did cook me a second steak but it was much the same.
I suggest do not order the New York.
We enjoy their breakfasts.
Oldbro

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Romeo's777 Royal Oak Dr., Victoria
Hairy Mushrooms and Cardboard Pasta
By Kevin Silverstone of Victoria and Area (16 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 7:45pm [Dine in]

it was 13 degrees outside and lightly raining. They had their A/C on so we had to switch tables. Then we had to sit and wait about 15min for a server. Then we had to wait another 15min for our drinks. Our appy took so long I forgot we ordered it. It was Mushooms Neptune with little black hairs and dry toast. I think it was supposed to be garlic toast but they seemed to have forgotten the butter. It went back to the hells kitchen from where it came. The wait for our mains began. Finally they arrived and to my surprise were horrible. The baked beef raviolli had no beef to be found. If you like undercooked freezdried raviolli with flour and beef bullion stuffing order this dish its a doosy.The spinich Cannaloni was bland but full of spinach. It was a little better but so is McDonalds.
The bill? 55.00
Save yourself the grief and your money.

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