1909 Kitchen – Tofino Resort + Marina

4.6
492 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Northwest
Honouring the history of our coastal locale, our restaurant was named after the year Tofino got its name. With a fresh take on local ingredients, our shared plates give you the coastal harvest you've been waiting for. Unwind off the water with wood-fired bites or a libation inspired by the tides.
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4.6
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BerniceN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful service. The Eggs Benedict was perfect. A wonderful experience!

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LoriS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food and drinks, some VERY special items on the menu - the black cod is heavenly, the tofu bites divine....I would have liked more greens on the plate than carrot and something pickle-y perhaps....Service was exceptional!! A lovely birthday dinner. We feel very lucky to have dined there. All precautions were in place so even more special to have more space & privacy :)

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Warda
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was really great. Servers were really friendly and nice to talk to. More fish and vegetarian option would be nice to have.

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DerekW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The prawn tacos, cod and crab was the perfect trio. Our server was top notch and very accommodating. Will be back!

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Jessicayeung
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Harrison! Well done and the chicken was delicious.

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StephenJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the chicken entree was truly amazing! Definitely recommend for dinner.

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AAV123
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at 1909, amazing views, amazing service, amazing amazing food!!!!

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ConciergeW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A little loud in Covid times. So concerning re level of noise and laughter. Good spacing. Great food. Shrimp tacos were fabulous. Bar / pub is scary re number of people liud singing etc. Otherwise good.

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vipBenji
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza and the yams were top notch and our server was super pleasant! Recommend this spot

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clodaghd
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was easy to book on the open table. Everything was fantastic - Harrison, our server was excellent - knowledgeable on drinks/food/ what pairs well with both. Really just great all around. Food was superb and ambiance was great - especially the wood burning stove!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lots of space. Strawberry crumble was the best!

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Redbeans4
Brighton
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Not the best vegetarian options but the pizza is good

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NathalieB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! My fiancé and I went to kitchen 1909 saturday night and we were blown away!! We ordered the raw albacore tuna, the sweet potatoes with miso salmon and the cod. We came here for the seafood and we were not disappointed. Mike was our server and rarely you come across someone so skilled, professional, kind and fun! It was my fiancé’s bday and we couldn’t have asked for a better night - and the skillet cookie as dessert ... to die for!
We came back from Brunch on Monday, also delicious!!

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food and decor were outstanding. The meatballs were devine, as were the pizzas. Thank you for everything, we will most certainly be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good food and service but a little high in price. They did a good job following covid rules though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Loved the meatballs, tacos, and beet salad!

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KevinH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Things didn't get off to a good start when we had to wait in line, outside in the cold, for 15 minutes before we could even speak to someone. And we had a reservation!! That was exacerbated by the unwarranted "attitude" displayed by the host.

Things improved once we were seated. Our servers were helpful and attentive. And the food, especially the tacos, was very, very good!!!

I didn't care for the ambience and it was way too loud to have an enjoyable evening. Which is too bad because it means I probably won't go back, regardless of how good the food is.

One last point - management should let their staff know that it is never appropriate to say that "we are busier than we expected", or "we were slammed this evening" as an excuse for poor service. All that does is demonstrate that good service is not a priority.

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DustinD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a nice dinner. Nice ambience. View during the day would have been amazing.

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juttaw
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed watching the open kitchen Great food

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PeterD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of the better places to eat in Tofino. It's a must go to

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RhondaG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great! Food was tasty and came quickly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! The ambiance was lovely too.
Good COVID-19 prevention measures in place.

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Foodiefirst
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience all around. Our server was on point, friendly & knowledgeable and the food was delicious.

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KeltonS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We had dinner at 1909 mid October, The food and drinks were fantastic but I have to say the service was not anything more than fair. We felt no urgency or real hospitality with the server she just didn't seem like she wanted to be there, it definitely didn't totally ruin the time just was not what I expected for this type of restaurant.

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CarolynP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Very casual dining. Pretty noisy and food was average. Great for young couples and families.

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Hycroft
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything. Harrison was a great server. We had a table for two by the window overlooking the dock. A bald eagle has a nest across the way that we watched. Oysters and meatballs to start were perfect. The tenderloin and cod were amazing and though not usually a tofu lover that was great too! We wish we could have tried the entire menu. Will be back again.

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AnitaK
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Michael was fabulous
Food was amazing

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Lucie
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food for breakfast and dinner. Staff is super friendly and efficient. Special thanks to Mina and Christine.

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AddisonQ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good. Best meal
We had in Tofino! Will go again.

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bcblade
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We'd visited The Hatch on the first night of our four in Tofino and decided to go to 1909 on our last night (they share the same building and kitchen) we're very happy we did. The food was delicious, service was good and the background music was loud enough to hear but not intrusive. Although a bit pricey it was was well worth it, we'd definitely recommend it.

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MollyN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my boyfriends 25th birthday and had one of the best meals ever! Our server was super accommodating and made the night special.

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Kitty
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We booked with open table a couple of weeks out. Our earliest time to dine was 8:30 so I suggest you book early.
Our server Danika was very polite and professional.
We enjoyed our choices from the menu and would definitely return to this establishment.

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JulieN
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Love the wings and Thai salad. And their seafood platter is good though expensive.

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ThingThree
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most everyone in our party of six really enjoyed their food. I had the Margherita pizza. Terrible crust: super tough, no flavor, burnt bits clinging to the bottom. They also served me martinis in dinky little champagne glasses when they actually had proper martini glasses (when requested).

The steak and cod were delicious and the mini fish tacos were superb and filling enough for a meal. Service was excellent and Covid protocols very well executed.

In addition, the adjacent pub was great for all the same reasons. Just don’t order pizza.

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TessaD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our food was excellent, exceeded our expectations.

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StephanieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

We had one of the best meals we've ever had in our lives at 1909 Kitchen. My husband's perfectly cooked filet mignon came with fresh local chanterelle mushrooms picked that morning. That kind of attention to detail means a very talented chef. My miso glazed black cod tasted exquisite.
The ambiance is a problem due to Covid restrictions I suspect. Unfortunately, the background music sounded like harsh screaming noise so disturbing if you're out for an evening of relaxed fine dining.

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ShaunaK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and seafood with a breathtaking view.
Also the fries?!?!

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Karyna
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!!!! We celebrate our anniversary here and the staff send us a glass of sparkling wine to honor us.... we will always remember you with si much love and definitely we will come back

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BailieB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike was great he made the experience all the better with his flare and wonderful personality

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Jonese
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing Thanksgiving dinner here for a great price.

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1909 Kitchen – Tofino Resort + Marina is rated 4.6 stars by 492 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.