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dobosala cantina & ride thru

760 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 0E4, Canada
+1 250-590-6068
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good5%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
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“adobo chicken” (2 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Mexican, Peruvian, Philippine, Korean, Native American, South American
$$ - $$$
760 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 0E4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a sister restaurant to Fishhook, by the same chef, Kunal Ghose. And like Fishhook, he creates spectacularly flavourful meals by fusing dishes and spices from around the world. This place is less seafood oriented, though their Sockeye Salmon Salad is awesome...fresh mixed greens...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is aimed at the trendy younger people of Victoria, but no less delightful to this senior mum who had lunch here recently with her son! The menu is like reading a foreign language to be honest, and I was so glad to have...More

1  Thank Anna B
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant during happy hour during the week. It was our first visit, everything was delicious. We had company in town a few weeks ago, and the 4 of us decided to go during happy hour. To say it was...More

2  Thank Darlene R
Reviewed September 4, 2018

My coworkers and I headed here after work recently as we had heard great things about the food. I had checked out the menu in advance and there were too many things that I wanted to try. When we arrived we found out that it...More

2  Thank Lauren H
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate at Dobosala Cantina during a bike ride and we were very very pleased. The chicken wings were superb, very large, flavorful and with a wonderful sauce (We had the medium hot wings) The squid/shrimp platter was very good, with a...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

I have eaten at dobosala twice now, both times during happy hour. Their happy hour menu is awesome and offers a great selection of some of their best dishes. I brought my sister from out of town here and she fell in love as well....More

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed July 27, 2018

This was my second lunch-time visit at Dobosala Cantina. The bright, contemporary and welcoming space was lively with groups of young people eagerly savouring various dishes of very innovative food. I noticed that the owner, Kunal Ghose (named 2018 Foodies of the Year by Western...More

1  Thank AnnG2251
Reviewed July 23, 2018

What a great addition to Victoria's restaurant scene! It's a great location and the food is surpassingly good. A wonderful blend of world flavours, and both preparation and presentation are excellent. A little heat in spots, but not too much and everything is fresh. Too...More

1  Thank strangemansland
Reviewed July 14, 2018

The names are exotic and slightly confusing - "Pling Pling"?? Adobo Chicken, Pineapple Pork with Bao buns, and the Sala Mushroom salad. We shared 5 dishes with the four of us - plenty, a bit left over to take home. The Pling Pling is actually...More

Thank 8Peter
Reviewed June 15, 2018

I was so looking forward to this food. Unfortunately, it was a huge disappointment. Our food did not look like the food on the great photos on Instagram. We shared the tempakora and the pling pling for lunch, and all the flavours were murky and...More

1  Thank AnnG2251
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 0E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-590-6068
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Picture in your mind's eye... flavours, techniques, and dishes from Pacific cultures oceanwide. From Peru to Japan... Philippines to Haida Gwaii... and Mexico to Korea, all with hints and twists from Chef Kunal Ghose's Indian culinary foundation. You're imagining dobosala cantina & ride-thru. An Indo-Pacific collaboration of South Asian, Latin, Polynesian, and even Indigenous dishes.
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