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The Tropical Island Restaurant

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#1-3690 Shelbourne Street | BC, Victoria, British Columbia V8P4H2, Canada
+1 250-477-2538
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dishes were so great! they were very tasty and unique. There are many options of Asian food😍 I ordered tropical beef that was so soft and special taste. also, one of fish dishes I tried was so good!! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank lovelyuy
Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much lovelyuy for your nice review. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed our food. We would love to serve you again soon. More 

Victoria, Canada
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I have heard good reports about this restaurant for a few years and looked forward to our visit. We went for lunch. A pleasant environment - low volume music and no cold AC was appreciated. The menu has a great variety and the lunch specials are reasonable and helpings generous. Service was excellent in all ways.

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Thank rick p
Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you rick p for your nice review. We are so glad to hear that you and your partner liked our food and service. We are looking forward to see you soon again. More 

Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favourite restaurants. You must try the mango shake, spicy basil ribs, tropical seafood, coconut rice, and deep fried milk with ice cream for desert. Basil tofu is so delicious too. Well, to be honest ... everything on the menu is delicious!

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1 Thank Heather B
Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Heather B for your nice review. We are so glad to hear that you had great dinning experience with us. It is always our pleasure to serve. More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This restaurant consistently offers great food! Try the Tropical Beef and coconut rice.it is one of our favourite restaurants in Victoria!

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1 Thank oceangal2
Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you oceangal2 for your nice review. We are glad to hear that you liked our restaurant. As always, we will try our best to keep it up. More 

Victoria, British Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Close by , nice people and the spicy basil noodles are the best! Familiar favourites as well as some unique takes on a variety of cuisines. One of my go to places.

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Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you 779kathy for your nice review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. It is our pleasure for serve you. We look forward to see you again soon. More 

Victoria, British Columbia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I have been eating at Tropical Island since they arrived in our neighbourhood. I appreciate that there location has free parking. The ingredients they use are very fresh and expertly prepared. The staff are all friendly. There are lots of options for vegetarians and my favourite dish is the coconut rice. (They don't share their secret recipe.) I look forward... More 

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Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Sheilaigh A for your review and being a loyal customer of our restaurant. We are so happy to know that you liked our food and service. We are looking forward to see you again soon. More 

Victoria, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Hi there: My family and I had a marvellous dinner @ the Tropical Island Restaurant here in Victoria, BC located on Shelbourne Street. We were welcomed with open arms and directed to popourri of wonderful but not too spicy Chinese Food. The staff were excellent. The food was some of the best I've ever tasted. We had ordered separate dishes... More 

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Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you chrisslater2015 for your nice review. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed our food and service. We will keep it up and hope to serve you again in the near future. More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Love the Crispy Prawn Rolls, Assam Fish, Baby Bok Choi, Flat Rice Noodle in Spicy Basil Sauce for their remarkable flavours and texture. The way Chef Pius "plays his spice box like a piano," makes us return many times.

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1 Thank begnrmind
Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you begnrmind for your support and nice review. We are so glad to know that you liked our restaurant. We hope to see you soon in the restaurant. More 

Victoria, British Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Waitress is very friendly and will help you choose food if you have food sensitivities, etc. Food is always good.

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1 Thank Wetley
Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Wetley for you review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. Customer experience is always our priority. We will try our best to keep it up. More 

Victoria
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Our family have attended this restaurant many times and have always had excellent food. The variety of dishes is very good and the lunch menu has a selection of very different dishes. The service is quick and friendly and obviously the chef is very adept at making many really good Indonesian type dishes including hot dishes that come to the... More 

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Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you johnaZ973CH for your nice review and constantly support. We are so glad to hear that you and your friends liked our food and service. We would love to see you again in the near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #1-3690 Shelbourne Street | BC, Victoria, British Columbia V8P4H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-477-2538
Description
The Tropical Island Restaurant is a Malaysian, Thai, Singapore and Chinese Fusion of Culinary Art full of surprises served to Perfection from our Chef and Owner. Free delivery within 5km for orders over $25. Cash or Credit Cards only.

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