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311 Neill Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-2341
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“polenta fries” (71 reviews)
“pizza” (166 reviews)
“chowder” (141 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Canadian, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
311 Neill Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By coincidence we ended up at SoBo for dinner. We were so lucky. They had a spot for us. Very friendly waitress. The restaurant is nicely decorated. The food is so tasty.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ingrid D
Reviewed November 25, 2018

We live locally and heard that this year SoBo's was putting on an all you can eat event before they closed for the season, we knew we couldn't miss it. There was a long line up when we arrived , but we expect this. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Seafood bowl great. Lots of seafood and grilled halibut on top. Pie also fantastic. Crust perfect. Many other good choice s. Would go back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Soleterre
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Service was just ok. Waitress wasn’t super eager or attentive. Pleasant enough, just not exemplary. Food was yummy. Albacore tuna salad is delish. Fish tacos a close second. I had seafood bowl entree, which was great. Mussels and clams cooked perfectly. My husband had the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RedRam99
Tamara N, Manager at SoBo, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Hi there RedRam99, Thank you for your feedback. Happy to read you enjoyed the food. Kindly, SoBo

Reviewed November 10, 2018

We first encountered SoBo when it was located on the highway entering Tofino and was housed in a van. Since those early days SoBo has moved to a Tofino downtown location that is bright and airy. The menu is varied and oriented toward promoting healthy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank roamer70
Tamara N, Manager at SoBo, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Hello Roamer70, Thank you for your review of SoBo -- Happy to read you know about our roots!! All the best, SoBo

Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Love their take out and eat in restaurant. Scrumptious salmon chowder always a go to. Try the famous cornbread. Easygoing, relaxing place to enjoy Tofino. Our adult kids treated us to 3 nights in Tofino. Sobo also has the best ice cream sandwiches!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Tamara N, Manager at SoBo, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Hello DIALTWO, Thank you for the lovely review -- and sharing some great tips with our TripAdvisor family! Sincerely, SoBo

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We have been several times to Tofino and always eat at least one meal, always lunch at Sobo. The smoked salmon chowder is to die for and the corn bread is by far the best I have ever had. This is the dish I always...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank rjbreen
cheflisasobo, Owner at SoBo, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Hello rjbreen, Thank you for the lovely review of SoBo. We hope we are able to welcome you back sooner rather than later!! Take care -- All the best, SoBo and team

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at Sobo and had to take an early reservation since it was previously booked up for later, but I’m so glad we did. The restaurant quickly filled up soon after we arrived. Do make reservations ahead of time. They make...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank marilynkatherine
Tamara N, Manager at SoBo, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Hello Marilynkathrine, Thank you for the wonderful review -- Hope to have you back in the restaurant soon for another bowl of chowder! All the best, SoBo

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Famous Sobo soups are conveniently frozen for a quick meal pickup ;) after a day at the beach grab their delicious meals, a loaf of fresh bread from the bakery and take it home. makes life super easy and delicious . The seafood chowder is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kikenny_bay
Tamara N, Manager at SoBo, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

Hi there kikenny_bay, Thanks for the great review! Sincerely, SoBo

Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Hostess greeted us was super friendly and food was delicious and great atmosphere Had the lingcod and mashed potatoes and veggies it was 30$ and super delicious would definitely come back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Canadiatravelgoddess
Tamara N, Manager at SoBo, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Hello Canadiatravelgoddess, Thank you for the kind words -- see you when you return to the west coast! Kindly, SoBo

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June 12, 2016|
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Response from LocavoreGuy | Reviewed this property |
My wife has celiac and they had no problems accommodating her
September 3, 2015|
Response from Fibrelady | Reviewed this property |
The above comment was sent to me by TripAdvisor to answer a question about SoBo, as a recent reviewer of the restaurant. The comment isn't really a question but I thought I would add my "2 cents worth". Cilantro tastes... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Neill Street, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: +1 250-725-2341
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