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Marina Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-09-24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-09-24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

Went out with friends and had a table with a nice view of the marina. I ordered the Harissa Marinated Humboldt Squid. It resembled rubber as it was tough and chewy. So, basically had 3 squares of polenta for dinner. We also ordered the Panko...Lingcod & Chips. The fish was excellent--flaky and not greasy although the chips were not crispy. The server was friendly and attentive.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2022

Came here with friends last night and what a delightful place for dinner. Despite arriving with five mins to spare when they close the kitchen (at 8pm), we managed to order food and drinks. I shared a bottle of Pinot with GF whilst our hubbies...had wine and beer. Hubby's tenderloin was succulent and my grilled tuna was cooked to perfection. Love their sliced roasted potatoes as well. This is a great place to dine whilst looking out to the water. Great view.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 8, 2022

The Marina has always been one of our favourite dining spots; ,great food , lovely ambience and excellent service . On this occasion we were let down badly by a substandard roast turkey dinner my wife ordered for her birthday . It was featured as...a "dinner special" .The turkey was not fresh, it had the appearance of a plate that had been warmed up in the micro wave . No real apology, just a discounted mealMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021

Be aware that they are now adding on a 12% Coutesy Tax to all take - out orders. 2x2 pieces of cod was 50.25. I almost died. Hope it's the best fish and chips I have ever had. - feeling perplexed!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 27, 2021

The Marina has a prime location in Oak Bay. Interior is very traditional "Yacht Club Style" but very pleasant with great open view towards the Bay. Service excellent, and very helpful with "spot on" recommendations. If you allow yourself occasionally with "deep fried" stuff, the..."panko crusted onion rings" with a delicious dip are probably the best onion rings you ever had as an appetizer. Another highlight was the "House smoked Seafood Trio" also a shared starter. Main course selections are limited but of superb quality, especially the Waguye Cheddar Burger, which was just the right portion, cooked to perfection and simply great.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

I can honestly say the service I received was the worst service I have ever received; I’ve received far better service from a fast food restaurant. Four things I can easily point out that were unexpected and could have been handled better; reluctance to allow...a sample of two wines sold by the glass, but also the bottle (was purchasing a bottle); was brought extra napkins to clean up a spill at the table, and was watched as we cleaned the table ourselves; never did clear the dishes, so we enjoyed the last 1/2 bottle of wine with our dirty dishes covering the table; server wore her mask under her chin the entire evening. All this said, the sushi was very good. I would consider ordering sushi takeout, but would never dine in again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2021

Beautiful view with service and food to match. Highly recommended this restaurant. Been many times and always teared like family. And the view is unparalleled.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 7, 2021

Not a good visit to the Oakbay marina restaurant, you would think this restaurant is classy and customer service goes above and beyond!!! Not when the servers forget to bring you water or cutlery or that matter the food it’s all over the dish bowl....Not very impressed at all, I mean unless you are having sushi only two meals or 3 meals on the menu that has fish...like why it is call a “marina” restaurant if they don’t even have on the menu fancy fish meals... it should just be sushi bar, or Japanese restaurant!!!??? I mean, look at this presentation of food!!? Terrible! And the music sucks, nothing classy at all to say about this place!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 17, 2021

We have not dined at the Marina for a year. Covid seems to have taken its toll. The atmosphere appeared dumbed down. We were surprised to see fellow diners wearing ball caps in what had once been a fine dining establishment. The menu is quite...limited now and while the food was tasty enough, portions are not huge. Overall rather disappointing.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 13, 2020 via mobile

Another great evening at the Marina! It’s been a few years, and we’ve always enjoyed the beautiful room, good food and service. With Covid, the room atmosphere is even more open, half the usual tables, giving a very private and privileged feel to our booth....The menu, like any smart restaurant these days, is scaled down, but adequately varied. We enjoyed some of the best tasting wild salmon and perfectly presented tenderloin. Andrea, our server, was knowledgeable, very pleasant, and our overall experience was fantastic. Why had we not gone out again sooner? Strongly suggest anyone thinking about going out for dinner just do it. Our restaurants need and deserve our support. And the Marina is doing a great job of balancing customer care, with a great dining experience.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

The place itself is rather nice, spacious with a nice view of the ocean and marina. The food though is rather average and disappointing for the standards of such a restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2020

This is a fabulous restaurant and it's location on the water is very beautiful and romantinc. We were there for my wife's birthday dinner and we were not disappointed! Wonderful selections, and a friendly and efficient staff make this a must visit if you are...in the area.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

We live in Victoria and visit the Marina about once every two years. It is always a pleasant experience but never an outstanding one, otherwise we'd go much more often. The view and ambience are always superb especially at sunset, and the service warm and...professional, but the food does not thrill--especially for the price. It is a reliably decent place though--good for impressing out of town guests due to its quiet and charming seaside location, view, and atmosphere. If you're looking for tasty original, or high end cuisine though, there are better places to go. If the Marina ever gets a particularly creative chef, however, this place could soar.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Victoria Great food with great service, thanks Birthday celebration for 8 of us. Andrew our waiter was there when we needed him,but did not hover over us. We gave him a hard time throughout the meal, and he gave it right back. The food was...excellent.There were four options of fish, as well as other choices. I had the cod, and it was great, and good portions. Desserts are huge, so plan to share.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

The Marina is getting a bit dated, but still charming. By dressing the staff to look woke can't change the decor. However, the food is still excellent and service was good too. I've heard less flattering reports about lunchtime, where the prices are ore accessible...and often an older crowd. The menu in the evening is short and sweet, plus sushi of course. So, as long as there is something tempting, you'll be ok. Observation shows me that a lot of grandparents take out their families and others are on expense accounts, and several are celebrating a birthday, because it is not very affordable. Top drawer bar tender and top drawer kitchen and top drawer fish. Also parking and view.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Aljalube
July 12, 2019|
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Response from marinarest | Property representative |
Yes! We have a children’s menu available for $12. It includes a drink and a scoop of ice cream with their meal. Options include salmon burger, fish and chips, cheese pizza, and more!
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June 20, 2019|
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Response from Katalin R | Reviewed this property |
I can not answer your question, this is not my restaurant, I do not determine what is on the menu.
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Stew T
July 27, 2018|
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Response from patfromer2 | Reviewed this property |
everyone seemed to be dressed down
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Marina Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5