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Japanese Village Restaurant

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Downtown
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill
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734 Broughton St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1E1, Canada
+1 250-382-5165
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Today
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Duncan, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I absolutely LOVE this dining location. The food is fantastic & the experience is memorable. Staff is friendly, location is fairly clean. Bathrooms could use a bit of an upgrade. Not a good location if you have trouble with stairs.

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Thank Staci S
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very entertaining. Very friendly. Food delicious. Little pricey the staff really catered to the children that were with us. Best Japanese food I have had for a long time

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Thank Pioneernana
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Going down the stairs was not sure what to expect, but it was really great food and experience. Definitely say that you want to sit at the grill place. You'll be seated around a grill plate and after the order will be collected a chef will come and start preparing your food just in front of you. He will cut... More 

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Thank Lucylein P
Calgary
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The showmanship of the chefs is amazing. It is a show while you watch your meal being cooked. The seafood is fresh and the sauces really enhance the flavors of the food.

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Thank CalgaryJulia
Wainwright, Canada
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Good food and entertainment. The chicken teriaky is really good. I like the ginger sauce which I used on the rice and it was really tasty. For dessert, pick the spumany ice cream; it is worth the try

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Thank Lisetravel
BRITISH COLUMBIA
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant is a favourite when people come to visit. The food is good and while you only select the main course (among the four of us we chose 3 different mains) the meal comes with soup, vegetables and ice cream for dessert. Part of the experience is that the chef prepares your food on the grill right in front... More 

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Thank DIVERSTWO
Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Tried the teppan grill dinner experience: Not impressed. Felt like a tourist trap. Wayyyy overpriced for what you get. Food subpar. Wanted to know what all the fuss was about. Felt like an exhibition of (robotic) showmanship over food quality. I was looking to be thoroughly entertained by the Japanese teppanyaki chef with amazing flair and served delicious fresh food...... More 

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Thank IslandTarosh
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We made reservations for 7pm. Highly recommended to make a reservation as it is very busy. Great friendly service our chef who prepares the meal in front of you was very entertaining and funny. You sit around the cooking surface at a shared table. The food was amazing I had the Chicken Teriyaki and my partner had the Hibachi Shrimp.... More 

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Thank Mike B
Vancouver Island, Canada
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I've eaten here a number of times. The show of the cooking is always fun and it was very good tonight...but, overall the experience was sub par. First and foremost they didn't bring the "birthday celebration" costume out when they sang happy birthday ....but of course we still paid the $5 charge for a birthday picture as not to disappoint... More 

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Thank williamofvictoria
Mission, Canada
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156 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stopped by for a family dinner. We failed to make reservations and had to wait a while, our bad for not calling ahead. The whole dinner experience takes time. From the time we were seated until the chef was done and the plated were cleared was about 2 hours. The food was good and the chef was talented.

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Thank Margo H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 Broughton St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1E1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-382-5165

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?