Food Scene & Restaurants in Victoria

Once you’re in Victoria, you have to take advantage of all the great dining options this city offers. Victoria has great restaurants, breakfast places, food trucks and so much more. Additionally, we also have a lot of vegetarian and vegan restaurants to make sure everyone can eat out!

Our Favourites:

Foo Asian Street Food

769 Yates St.
Foo offers its customers the best Asian street food in town. Even though their main dishes will certainly satisfy your cravings, you can always order some fry bread with chutney on the side. Or their black bean broccoli… Or..everything?

Ferris’ Oyster Bar & Grill

536 Yates Street
Located on lower Yates, Ferris’ is undoubtedly a classic default for dates, birthday parties, or quiet dining because of its enormous fusion-style menu and great courtyard patio.


1011 Broad Street
Delicious Italian cuisine in an unforgettable Victoria-meets-New York atmosphere. One of the best known restaurants, it may come as no surprise that Pagliacci’s is very popular, so be prepared to wait.

Pink Bicycle

1008 Blanshard St
Pink Bicycle is an amazing gourmet burger place with great vegetarian and vegan options as well. In addition to their yummy burgers, try out their Mac ‘n cheese sticks. Deliciousness!

Brickyard Pizza

784 Yates Street
Brickyard is so close you can almost smell the cheesy pizza’s. You can order by the slice or order an entire Thick as a Brick pizza. Not only do they have great pizza, they’re licensed too! If you are in the mood for beer and pizza nights, this is, without a doubt, the place to go.


512 Fort Street
Great Thai food, huge menu, and great prices. Do we need to say more? Fine, they also have lovely servers who are happy to help you choose one of their delicious dishes.

La Taquisa

1017 Blanshard St.
La Taquisa uses old family recipes to offer their guests appetizing and authentic Mexican food. Furthermore, they make everything with locally sourced products.

Green Leaf Bistro

1684 Douglas Street
Amazing Vietnamese food just 2 blocks from Ocean Island! Not convinced? Well, firstly, they have great pho and secondly, hardly any waits!

Hope Key

1313 Douglas Street
For our lunch breaks, we go get the best, and possibly cheapest, Chinese noodle boxes in town. Not only that, they’ve got great bubble tea too!

The Mint

1414 Douglas St.
A block away from OI is one of the trendiest restaurants in the city. Delicious fusion meals and snacking platters! The also have a great curry lunch place one door over from the main location.


Rebar Modern Food

50 Bastion Square
Healthy, but slightly pricy, mostly vegetarian food. Along with this, they’ve got their own cookbook too!

Green Cuisine

617 Johnson St.
Located in lovely Market Square, just downstairs. Undoubtedly one of our favorite places in Victoria. Filling, hearty, healthy and pricy (but worth it) pay by weight.

Lotus Pond

617 Johnson St.
Lotus Pond has a lunch buffet which is pretty much the best lunch special going in the city. Although the decoration is simple, the food is delicious!


John’s Place

723 Pandora Avenue
Just down the street from us, John has been serving fabulous breakfasts in the early morning for as long as anyone can remember.

Shine Cafe

1320 Blanshard St.
Only one block from Ocean Island. This is a good all day breakfast place in town where they use locally farmed meats and locally grown vegetables. Besides that, they also have freshly baked bread! Yum!

Cheap, Fast and Delicious:

Italian Food Imports

1114 Blanshard St.
Their paninis and lunch specials are absolutely fantastic. Avoid going there around 12pm because you will be lining up on the sidewalk.

Sushi Time Express

120-735 Yates St.
First and foremost, the owners are always cheerful and there to help you. Besides that, their food is really delicious as well. Make sure to try their cream steak sauce, which will spice up your life.



808 Yates St.
Inside the Atrium Building, where all the cool kids are going now. Get a cup of French press coffee, relax and last but not least, take a listen to whatever’s on the record player.

2% Jazz Coffee

2621 Douglas St.
2% Jazz Coffee is consistently touted as the best coffee in Victoria. Moreover, it’s also super close to us which makes it easy to visit and get yourself a delicious cup of Joe. In addition to this, they also have delicious pastries such as birthday cake cookies.

Altogether, you can say that Victoria has a very eclectic food scene and there are many options for dining. Furthermore, there really is something for everyone in this charming city. With this is mind, why not come and visit soon?



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