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Reviewed 4 days ago

Me experience at little jumbo is probably one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. The service was fast and friendly, the food was unbelievable, a great wine and cocktail selection from a very talented bartender. The decor was very cool and it...had a great vibe. This restaurant is a must go to.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I assumed after eating at Saveur the night before that we would enjoy the food etc.. as much given the reviews. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. First off it’s more a bar. It’s very dark and it’s in a basement with no windows. Cocktail start...at 20$ and up. The food was good, not great and overpriced. They charge for everything. Bread is 3$. My teen ordered a lemonade. They charged 10$ for the lemonade. Service is very slow. Our bill for 3 was 250$ plus tip and I would not say it was worth it at all.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited here and had some cocktails and a bite to eat. The atmosphere was lovely, the bar tender made delicious cocktails and was helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed March 29, 2021

Ordered online for family due to restrictions on dining and travel. The ordering system was easy and the food and drink options were fun. My family loved the food and raved about it! I can’t wait to one day visit in person.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed March 23, 2021

Maybe pre-pandemic this was a great spot as we heard good reports but we don't get it. We felt "patronized" by the host/hostess from the first moment, lonely in the 8 or so tabled basement, no windows, tunnel like atmosphere , shocked at the limited...menu (maybe 3 or 4 appies, 5 or so entrees, etc) and sky high prices. Never have we seen martini's or cocktails for $20+. Although my tenderloin was tasty, melt in my mouth good, it was about a 3 oz portion. I felt embarrassed for the server/kitchen and considering the price, thought it was outrageous. Although we talked about walking out after seeing the menu and prices, we decided to stay and give it a chance..... but at the end, couldn't wait to leave. Never again. There are SO many better choices in town.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed December 30, 2020 via mobile

When I made the reservation, everyone including our cab driver said how great it was. I knew they had a very good reputation for cocktails but was hoping their menu lived up to the same reputation. I can tell you now that the cocktails and...the food are excellent! The service was everything you want, attentive but not in your face. The mixologist was very talented and even visited our table to ensure everything was satisfactory. We had a mixture of cocktails of the day and wine. We were guided through the cocktail list very well and our server did a great job of pairing wine with our meals as well. All I could think of through our visit was returning with friends when we are able. It is definitely an amazing place. Covid protocols were well outlined and followed. I rarely give a five star review so this should tell you how special this place is. Thank you Patrick.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 24, 2020

After a thwarted attempt to visit Little Jumbo I posted a google review, see pics for review & rude response from owner. Of note I thoroughly read their Covid protocols before making a reservation. At the time I made my booking it stated on their...website that tables of 6 could be accomodated by phoning, this appears to no longer be on their website. As someone who worked in the service industry for 15 years I have a lot of sympathy for the business they are in during these times and was out (before Covid restrictions were tightened up) trying to support our local businesses while celebrating my sister's birthday. Think twice before visiting Little Jumbo, and read some reviews, especially the less favorable ones, and you will see the owner has a pattern of attacking and being rude to anyone who does not give a glowing review.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 13, 2020 via mobile

Amazing Burger , even better Mussels! Wow this place is a must stop, best in Victoria! Perfect hip, comfortable atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 18, 2020

I was in Victoria with a friend for only one night and the online menu for this restaurant really captured our eye. The food was above and beyond what we expected - like seriously it's been two months and we still talk about the mussels...and truffle fries pretty often. We felt disappointed by the shrimp ceviche initially because of its small portion to high price ratio BUT - my word, the flavors blew my mind. It was so bold in flavor and really the whole meal set our road trip off on a delicious seafood-y note. Great spot!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed October 13, 2020

Great cocktails with rotating menu. The food was great, small plates great for sharing. The muscles were excellent! The atmosphere is very cozy, it is a smaller place so it is more intimate.

Date of visit: September 2020
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April 16, 2019|
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Response from mesachie | Reviewed this property |
Many restaurants will adapt, so it is good to ask. Great drinks and food!
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September 6, 2018|
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Response from MrFX | Reviewed this property |
Hi, my wife is gluten free, we have eaten at Little Jumbo twice without a problem. We know someone who works in the kitchen and can confirm that it is not only one of the cleanest commercial kitchens around but the Chef and... More
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Intrepid2010 | Property representative |
Certainly children are welcome. I would suggest on nights other than Friday and Saturday. We are a delight for children with an adventurous palate. 10 and 12 year-olds would like the room, vibe and service. Younger... More
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Little Jumbo Restaurant and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5