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OLO Restaurant

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$$$$
Downtown
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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509 Fisgard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R3, Canada
+1 250-590-8795
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17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Victoria, Canada
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place to bring friends and family for a wonderful meal. The quality of food is excellent. The food is all local and fresh and goes by the different seasons. Amazing place.

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1 Thank olie d
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Victoria for one night and wanted to get a sense for how the food in town had changed since my last visit several years ago. I asked on the street and 2 different people said that they felt Olo was the most interesting new place too eat. We were met at the door and seated immediately, service... More 

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1 Thank Chris W
Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My new favourite restaurant in Victoria! Love that the menu changes and locally sourced. The food was excellent, easily able to accommodate our food allergy. Great staff, really welcoming and friendly, checking in throughout the meal without being intrusive. Loved the wine guidance, helping us pick the perfect red. This was our second visit and both experiences exceeded expectations, we... More 

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1 Thank LbVictoria
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had their five course sampler, which includes a starter, salad and appetizer, a main and a dessert. Each course made us say 'this was too good, it'll be disappointing from here' and then it just got better. None of them was very large, but by the end you had eaten just the right amount. The wine pairings were excellent,... More 

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1 Thank stephenbYYJ
Victoria, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent tasting, tiny portion, high price and still hungry. Service was efficient. Good luck to owner, we won't be back. Owner should taste the hospitality of any poor traditional Italian eatery.

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3 Thank michealchorvath
Vancouver Island, Canada
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283 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The level of creativity, flavours, presentation and service is unusually excellent. We were greeted and seated immediately and well-attended throughout. The atmosphere is relaxed and not rushed. Menu items you'll not find anywhere else, obviously some better than others, so try a diverse selection, they aren't large. Although I weighed more the day after, the menu is healthy. Wine selection... More 

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2 Thank Brett C
Vancouver Island, Canada
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

delicious food - was so fresh, tasty, and creatively presented. Loved their non-alcoholic drink specialties, and fresh ice cream. Nice, cozy ambience. Excellent friendly service.

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2 Thank Bessie134
Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Local cuisine from farm to table. Tasty, modern, reasonable prices. Very warm and good service! Certainly a must try! Well done Olo!

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1 Thank stefanosingapore01
Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We have been eating at Olo during our visits to Victoria over the past three years and it never disappoints us. The food is always good, the combination of ingredients creative and the presentation attractive. Also the service is excellent. Liz

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1 Thank Don M
Wiesbaden, Germany
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We had reserved a table a few days before and were very excited to go there after what we had heard before about the place. They serve primarily organic and local food. Nothing we ordered was bad. But it was not really great, either. Maybe, we just expected too much.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Fisgard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-590-8795
Description
Relationships are forged over food at OLO - whether its friends and family enjoying a boat-to-table brunch or Executive Chef & Owner Brad Holmes finding farm-fresh ingredients from hard-working neighbours. Delicious food, laughter and good conversation are always on the menu. 'Olo' means 'hungry' in Chinook Jargon, a derivative language of English, French, Chinese and Chinook, and just like the Pacific Northwest was once a gathering place for traders, OLO is where the community comes together when hungry for more than just a meal. Serving up fresh local produce, Chef Brad is part of the Slow Food Chefs Alliance and switches up the sustainable menus depending on what's coming through the kitchen doors every day. Each dish celebrates life in B.C., using only the best ingredients available and working with amazing farmers, fishermen and foragers to provide an experience that captures the essence of Vancouver Island. Handcrafted seasonal cocktails showcase the best of Vancouver Island products and the bar program highlights the region's bounties with an impressive selection of B.C. distilleries, breweries and rare Canadian whiskeys. The thoughtfully curated wine list focuses on small-batch producers that showcase the Okanagan and Vancouver Island's best wineries, alongside premium international selections.

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