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.
What a pleasant and enjoyable evening. Service was great. Sushi was excellent. Ambience was unmatched. Perched at a window seat watching the rain drizzling down on the marina and the bay beyond while enjoying a hot sake.. Definitely go more often.
Geoff, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are grateful for our supportive community. Stay tuned for new entrée items coming soon! The Marina Restaurant Management
Great service and delicious food as always ‘
Excellent service, good food, wine a little pricy.
Great favourite spot of mine but prices have become rediculous
Relaxing Oceanside ambiance, unique architecture and always an enjoyable dining experience
Thrilled that the beautiful Oak Bay Marina is open -- and thrilled to have more than Sushi choice (ie Fish & Chips). Halibut fish batter was way too salty, everything else was very good
Service was great, though no masks, as was food. Music was a bit loud. View is amazing.
Nice view of the harbour by the window. Sushi was excellent. Very fresh.
Covid measures over the top with serving everything at the end of an adjacent table instead of on our table.
Sushi worth going out for!
Although I love and miss the regular menu, the Marina is always a special experience.
Food is excellent but the whole ambience of a once lovely restaurant is gone. The menu is strictly Sushi.
There is no dessert menu.
During this crazy time for us all it’s hard to answer correctly.
We were on our 51st anniversary that night and have celebrated many times since our wedding day when we left our reception for a romantic dinner there. Playing on the stage where the bar is now was a Jamaican fellow playing Belefontie music on a 12 string guitar.
There have been lots of times since and will be more. The sushi was great but I look forward to a full menu when you can. Miss the cream brûlée !!
Ken and Sonjia
Thank you for your kind works Ken and Sonjia, we are grateful to have the everlasting support from guests like you. We look forward to getting back to normal soon as well! Cheers, The Marina Restaurant Management Staff
Fantastic sushi and friendly servers doing an amazing job during Covid-19.
Would have liked more variety of food but understandable given the circumstances
Beautiful window seat with the view to Marina harbour.
A little on the slow side after ordering
Steak too raw to eat
Food arrived cold. Manager apologized redid the orders. But did nothing about the bill. Have been there a number of times and always enjoyed it. Will go back but not for a while.
There was only one meal choice for someone who doesn’t eat meat or dairy and it was mediocre. My dining companions had bennys and were all three disappointed in them. The hollandaise sauce was not good apparently. The servers were attentive and our table had a great view.
Unfortunately we had very poor service for my Dad's 65th birthday brunch. Napkins and cutlery were forgotten, I had ordered a tea to start, and it did not come. My sister reminded the server several times about a kids menu for her 2 little children under 5. We felt our server was not attentive and the restaurant was not even busy during this time. We thought as a family that the service was poor. We had to ask maybe 3 different servers until we got our basics. It was unfortunate because the restaurant ambience was beautiful but the service did not do it justice.
Our restaurant experience was very good. We did,however, ask if we could share a salad, and they did not i for us that there would be a $5.00 surcharge for sharing. The albacore seared tuna was outstanding.
Great view over the marina. Repeat visitor to the restaurant. Very good food and service.
Enjoyed the luncheon as we were entering friends from Nova Scotia....
Our overall visit to the restaurant was good. The food was good, and the setting (views/waterfront) was a bit better than good. The staff were pleasant and helpful, although service lagged on a few occasions. We were there during a busy time, and the noise was also a bit more than we'd prefer, although to be expected during a rush.
My friends Salmon was very under done and the lamb was very fatty.
Quality of food and selection good. The location is wonderful and the service was very good.
Enjoyed our lunch, the service, and ambiance.
Great view and table by the window. Will definitely be back to try other things on the menu.
Janice, Thank you for taking the time to share a review with us from your recent visit. We are so pleased to hear that you and your guest(s) enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to feeding you again soon! Cheers, The Marina Restaurant Management Staff
Would recommend for casual dinning only. More casual atmosphere than the last time we dinned- a bit disappointed that the white table clothes were gone. We were at a small table in between other tables - even though we had a reservation - did not feel private. Hostess did not offer to check coats so we hung them on the back of the chair - again more casual.
It used to be that this was a special event place - alas no longer. Have been coming to the marina about once or twice a year for many years as we grew up a block or so away.
Jenny, We apologize if the lack of linens was disappointing, however we at OBMG are committed to operating as an environmentally sustainable business, staying current with the changing needs of our guests and the environmental cost was simply too high to ignore any longer. In regards to the coat check, what you are describing is not up to our service standards, and I will be following up with the staff on shift to address this oversight Thank you for your feedback. Marina Restaurant Management
The food was so good and just the right amount of food. Usually I am hungry after every meal we go out for. But this was perfect and it wasn't too much
Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to share a review with us from your recent visit. We are so pleased to hear that you and you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We look forward to feeding you again soon :) Cheers, The Marina Restaurant Management Staff
Fabulous as always
We’ve been to this restaurant several times & as the years have gone by we have become less pleased with the food. The setting is lovely but the food is mediocre at best.
Valentine’s day lunch with a friend
Our experience was a bit of a mixed bag. We were greeted graciously and seated promptly by the window. I had the lentil soup which was very tasty.
Our server was attentive, but brought the machine to the table with the bill while my companion was still enjoying her tea. She did not ask if either of us wanted more hot water. I got the feeling that she wanted to turn the table and was hinting that we leave.
There were a few people waiting, but the crush wasn't so terrific that it merited rushing us like that. We settled the bill and after that, even though we lingered over our tea for some time, no one returned to our table to refresh our cold or hot water even though there was no one waiting for our seats. Those elements set the very good from good and the very good from excellent.
My companion had lamb curry which she sent back because it was not hot. When the dish came back it still wasn't as hot as she would have wished, not did it have any appreciable spice. In addition she said that the fat hadn't been adequately trimmed from the lamb. So that was a miss. The chocolate truffle dessert plate we shared was excellent. Neither of us particularly enjoy white chocolate per se; however, the white chocolate was our favourite of all the selections and was without question the best we'd ever enjoyed in our lives. (And I've enjoyed some top tier chocolate in my time.) Kudos to whoever concocted that delight!
81st Birthday. There was an uncomfortable cold draft blowing on us all the time which made us cold and it cooled the food down.
Consistently an enjoyable experience with quality food, service, and outstanding view. Thank you!
As always the Marina came through with a great meal and great service
Always a great place to eat, good view and ambiance. Menu slightly limited but what we had was very tasty. Service was not up to standard for the price. Slow getting our drink order but waitress had too many tables to look after. ordered two bottles of wine.... not cheap but we had to pour it ourselves.... good value for four people $375??? not sure.
Outstanding location, short but interesting menu, very good food, a tad expensive.
We were lucky, hitting the only sunny day of the month, which made for splendid views and a very happy 80th birthday party!
Hans, Thank you for taking the time to share a review with us from your recent visit. We are so pleased to hear that you and your party enjoyed your time with us. W e look forward to feeding you again soon :) Marina Restaurant Management Staff
Lovely location, pleasant ambiance, delicious food and excellent service. Recommended for a special occasion.
Lovely dinner at Marina! Would highly recommend it
Susan, Thank you for the kind words :) We hope for an opportunity to feed you again soon! Cheers, The Marina Restaurant Management Staff
Such an excellent setting and the service was very good . We were disappointed with the calamari, but the seafood chowder was delicious as were the crab cakes . Our waiter was great too ! Most impressive was the young lady who showed us to our table and assisted my 90 year old mother with her walker, then took my coat and checked it in to the cloak room. After lunch she assisted my mother, out the door and down the ramp, while I was bringing my car to the entrance, to pick her up . Very much appreciated !
Coop, Thank you very much for taking the time to share a review with us from your recent visit. We are so pleased to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your time here. We will be sure to share your kind words with the hostess who was working that shift. We look forward to an opportunity to feed you again soon! Cheers, The Marina Restaurant Management Staff
Marina Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 983 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.