Marina Restaurant
Marina Restaurant

Marina Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marinarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2505988555x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Kennliside
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Marina Restaurant can accommodate groups of up to 40 people in the dining room. The Marina Coffee House is available for private event and parties in the evenings, fully serviced and catered by the Marina Restaurant. Booking of The Marina Coffee House also provides access to the expansive deck.
  • Private Party Contact: Guest Services 2505988555x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: at The Oak Bay Marina
  • Public Transit: Route #8 stops in our parking lot. Route #2 stops two blocks away.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking in the Oak Bay Marina parking lot.
A word from Marina Restaurant
Enjoy the fresh tastes of the West Coast in a spectacular waterfront setting at the Marina Restaurant. The award-winning Marina Restaurant is a local favourite for delicious seafood, regional cuisine and Sunday Brunch. If you’re in the mood for sushi, our sushi bar can’t be beat.



With sweeping views of Mt. Baker and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, the Marina Restaurant at the Oak Bay Marina offers a feast for all your senses.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Marina Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (156)special occasion (111)great for brunch (59)great for lunch (57)romantic (49)neighborhood gem (46)good for groups (42)fit for foodies (41)notable wine list (34)kid-friendly (16)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Bacon?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We recommended that our overseas guests order the chanterelle mushrooms as their appetizer. The subtle flavours were completely drowned out with the goat cheese and bacon which completely overpowered the mushrooms. Two of us then ordered halibut cheeks and again a very salty bacon drowned the flavours of the delicate fish dish. Yes, it was certainly tasty and we ate it all, but the lack of subtlety with the dishes was not what I was expecting from this restaurant based on previous visits. The service was beyond reproach, as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good!
    Willd
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Jeremy, our waiter was top notch! The food was as expected---very good. It Paid to not put our full faith the whinny review's on Yelp!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious and unque
    NewtoVictoria
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and daughter went to the marina to celebrate a special occasion and enjoyed three different delicious meals, wine and appetizers. The service was friendly and the view was nautical.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Brunch
    Victorianewbies
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Very nice selection of food, tasty and nicely prepared. The view is of course relaxing and beautiful, right over the water watching the boats coming and going. The only flaw is the usual one for large buffets. The roast beef was done too well. Rare was not available which might have helped with the problem. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Marina Restaurant is a restaurant for special occasions, the location, service and decor are amasing. The major problem is though it could be a very romantic restaurant, it is not because the noise level is pretty high .. Their starters are delicious and original, however, entrees are pretty ordinary, not a lot of research or originality, even though fresh and tasty. I would recommend for a special occasion, preferably with a group than a couple.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Marina
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything about this place was great: the atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable, the food was fresh and delectable, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the view from our table was incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • View great, food OK
    OpenSeaReviewer
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Justly renowned for the view, the Marina is a good place for dinner but could be even better if the food moved up a notch. It is fine, some of it is even good, but I find they slightly overlook the fish- and this has been a consistent theme over the last two years or so - so it doesn't quite have that moistness it should, and they tend to throw one additional "odd" item on the plate as part of the dish. In many other places this works fine and the contrast of flavors enhances. In the Marina's case it just seems "odd" and doesn't quite work for some reason- as if they are trying to add something to be different just for the sake of it. However that doesn't overshadow the view and the service which has been consistently attentive and timely.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    jimand
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food on the Sunday Buffet Brunch was outstanding and very high end. Even the whipped cream was excellent. No skimping on the quality with any dishes. Service was excellent and the table I reserved was ready for us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not miss this experience!!!
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This restaurant is consistently fantastic for many reasons... the food, the atmosphere and views of the marina, Mount Baker and the strait. It is one of our very favourites in Victoria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Holly our server was great food was better than the last time, that was lunch not as much care that time of da
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful marina views
    GerpVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The setting in Oak Bay Marina is lovely. The circle bi-level restaurant provides great views from every table. There is a raised bar in the center and a sushi bar in the back ( no views from the sushi bar). The primarily fish menu has interesting selections tha t you don't see everywhere. The food is well prepared and the service was friendly, helpful and efficient. An excellent experience - nice to get away from the tourist crowds in downtown Victoria.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For the price - not good enough
    Anon
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    First off the service is stellar. Food however needs improvement. For $36 for the tenderloin,it really needs to be cooked to perfection. Mine was over done.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed review
    kayak
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Sturgeon was delicious, but the lamb no so much. There appeared to be very few servers and as a consequence rather slow service. View as always lovely.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Brunch Spot in Victoria
    Ronsie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Whenever we visit Victoria, we schedule a visit to the Sunday Brunch. Food is very good, our service has always been exceptional and of course the view of the marina and bay is outstanding. It is a relaxing time and such a fun time with friends. A high light of our visits here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seaside find
    LoveitVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Marina Restaurant never disappoints. The interior design is comfortable and artistic, capitalizing on the spectacular view of the marina and ocean. The menu is fresh and creative, featuring a good variety of fish and seafood and daily specials. There are other good choices for those who don't eat seafood. Service is professional and courteous. Definitely a wonderful restaurant to have in the neighbourhood!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our guests were very happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    we selected the marina for a good view for dinner for special and discerning guests on the event of a birthday; our guests were very happy with the quality and presentation of the food selections and the wine offerings; we were not disappointed
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet, West Coast Elegance
    alwayslucky
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The Marina is one if those restaurants that is hard to pigeon hole. It isn't pretentious, bot it is elegant. It isn't noisy, but it has a sense of vibrancy. It simply'is'. The menu is not extensive nor particularly innovative, but every item seems to be well thought out and nicely balanced with the rest of the menu. You get the sense that management and kitchen figured out what works and are wise enought to stick with it. The portions are good and the food is tasty. There is plenty of space between tables so it is ideal for a private conversation between friends or a business lunch with an important client. The wait staff are unobtrusive. Food and beverages arrive at the table and dishes are cleared almost by magic!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    Tartan
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We ordered the grilled halibut dish, and it was tasteless, as was the sauce, the vegetables were indifferent, and the crime brûlée was not cartelized, but burned. Next time well stick to the shushi, which is always excellent.We certainly were disappointed as we had brought guest from out of town to our favourite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Visited for our wedding anniversary. Food was wonderful, flavourful and delicious. Our server was great, polite, helpful and on point. Overall, a great experience and would recommend this place to my friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat guest again happy!
    Susan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were given an appropriate choice of tables given our request for a window table. The service was appropriate - we were asked regularly if we required anything but the service staff were not intrusive. The service staff were appropriately friendly and professional. The food was very good and the menu has a reasonable range of options. All in all a great experience! I thought that the service and responsiveness to the table request was better than I have experienced as a dinner guest booking directly through the restaurant and therefore would book through Open Table again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We live in England and were visiting Victoria for the day to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We chose this restaurant because it served seafood and also because it was located away from the main touristy areas. The food was good and our waitress was exceptionally pleasant, helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chowder disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Chowder was not that good versus competition and well below the other food that night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    ferikov
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Despite the nice location and pleasant view the overall experience fell short of expectations; food quality was only OK - marginally and service was very poor. Server seemed like she didn't want to be at work; did not introduce herself and had no name tag. Was slow in tending to table after seating. Salmon had a strong fishy smell and was overcooked; dry even. Also not sure rice is the best side for salmon. Will not return to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    wwmarie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We love to go to the Marina to celebrate birthdays. It is just that extra special setting overlooking the Marina and the waterfront facing the Olympic peninsula. The service is good, the food is always good and the view is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food pricey
    KENALAN
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Very good food, but pricey for what you get. Where out of some main courses which was bad for a Wednesday night. Very busy place, need reservations. Great views of marina and ocean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Marina maintains its excellence
    Paterson
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Dining once again at the Marina, it is reassuring to find that they are maintaining their standards of excellence. Great views, great food and great service. Deservedly, it has a great reputation for seafood, but their other dishes are wonderful. My guests dietary concerns will efficiently dealt with. I unhesitatingly recommend the Marina.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • shrimper
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    we are repeat customers for lunch and brunch. this time we had table 24 and found it cramped as we were physically brushed by people and servers on both sides. our plates were changed in timely fashion but we were not offered a drinks menu or asked if we would like juice with our meal. the coffee was inferior and the bacon too salty. otherwise the food choices were excellent, especially the seafood. the buffet staff were wonderful but we felt somewhat ignored by our table waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We started with a salad (me) and tuna tartar (him). Both starters were lovely but the tuna was particularly divine. Then for mains we had halibut cheeks and a tenderloin. The cheeks were so so good but the tenderloin was fine. If I could recommend anything about this restaurant I'd say stick to the fish and you can't go wrong. Location is beautiful - perfect place for an after-dinner walk along the water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Expensive for what I got
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    $28.00 for grilled lamb which consisted of two small slices which might have been 4 ounces of meat. I ordered a Perfect Rob Roy for a pre-dinner cocktail which was sent back for incorrect mix. The second time I gave up and kept it. Several people at nearby tables were ordering appetizers and then leaving. We should have done the same. Our daughter and her family live just a few blocks away from the Marina and we have been to the restaurant a number of times in the past. There has apparently been a significant change in the business model. The last time was about one year ago and was enjoyable both from the portions served and the capabilities of the bar. Based on our most recent experience, I will be hard pressed to return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was OK but not worth the price
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a friendly server, the evening was beautiful, the view was lovely and the restaurant comfortable, clean and quiet. However, the food was just so-so. We had the special - Halibut with lime butter, dry and overcooked. Came with quinoa and veggies, very plain. I had to ask for lemon to "juice it up". Had to ask for an ice bucket for our white wine which was just placed in the middle of the table. And really, at those prices (1 bottle of cheap wine, 1 bottle of beer and 1 cocktail, 3 entrees, dessert and 4 appys - over $300) it shouldn't be necessary to scoop up the extra cutlery and glasses like at a family restaurant - distracting. So I'd rate the overall experience about a 5 out of 10 and mostly for the view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience in Victoria
    calmal
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were very impressed with this restaurant. We had a table next to the window overlooking the docks with a great view of Mt Baker in the background. They accommodated our request for a table by the window, even though we made our reservation at the last minute. The food was quite good and the service was excellent. We had decided to go out for the evening on the spur of the moment and we certainly made the correct choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Seafoodsupper
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went for dinner at 7:30. The wait staff were very attentive and the food was amazing, both appetizer and main course. One complaint is that there was a long time between appetizer and main course. The table next to us started after and were finished eating before we got our food. But, all the staff was friendly and very attentive when serving us. The table and view were amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodfood
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    great food and good service, gets a bit hot when the sun hits the windows, need better air conditioning
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    my out of town guests were gushing with enthusiasm - the food, the view, the ambience
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch is divine
    Acho
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    If you have never been to the Oak Bay Marina, you need to go at least twice. Once for dinner and once for their Sunday brunch. They have a huge selection of breakfast and lunch options (vegetarians included). Large selection of desserts, seafood, and the best hash browns I've ever had. They do enforce a 2 hour sitting limit for guests. I get that, and although the host said it to us in a polite manner, it still wasn't nice to basically be kicked out. I'm a slow eater in general and I had friends with me, so we were bound to talk a lot while working through our food. We were about 3 min over the 2 hour limit. In this type of dining setting and for what they charge their guests, I still did not appreciate getting the boot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This place is simply fantastic, amazing, reservation recommended for Sunday brunch, kid friendly (under 5 eats free!)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very salty
    Food4thot
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I love sable fish and this time it was so salty that is was barely edible. Too bad, because the texture was perfect as were the sides.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as always
    Paterson
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It is always a pleasure to return to The Marina. Excellent food, well prepared and a good wine list. The service is attentive and one is not rushed. Relaxing though the restaurant was busy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm and inviting
    alberta01bear
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We celebrated our 35 th wedding anniversary...we were served in a timely manner, the staff were friedly, knowledgeable and highly efficient in ther job. The menu did a disservice to the actual food delivered to our table. The food was exquisite, well prepared, properly seasoned and presented as if it were a photo take for a gourmet magazine. The seafood was fresh, tasty and delightfully wonderful as well as the paired wine served with the meal. The desserts were decadent and delicious. Staff offered to take photos of our special evening ....it was a highly memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Marina Restaurant
    Dave
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food and service were very good. Had halibut which was tasty but a very small portion for the price
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.