Marina Restaurant

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Seafood
If you’re in the mood for sushi, our sushi bar can’t be beat. All of our seafood is certified 100% Ocean Wise for sustainability.

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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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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Geoff
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Marina Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

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

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DebB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food as always ‘

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AlanR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food, wine a little pricy.

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jojo2step
Puerto Vallarta
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Great favourite spot of mine but prices have become rediculous

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Paulina
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Relaxing Oceanside ambiance, unique architecture and always an enjoyable dining experience

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EvelynA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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emilyr
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, though no masks, as was food. Music was a bit loud. View is amazing.

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vipdarren
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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AmFruit
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sushi worth going out for!
Although I love and miss the regular menu, the Marina is always a special experience.

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PatriciaM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Food is excellent but the whole ambience of a once lovely restaurant is gone. The menu is strictly Sushi.
There is no dessert menu.

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KenB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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 !!
Regards ,
Ken and Sonjia

Marina Restaurant
Responded on August 16, 2020

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

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JasonL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic sushi and friendly servers doing an amazing job during Covid-19.

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PhongB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would have liked more variety of food but understandable given the circumstances

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DavidB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beautiful window seat with the view to Marina harbour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little on the slow side after ordering
Steak too raw to eat

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RonS
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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.

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Hipstergramma
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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AllisonC
Kent
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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.

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BubeeJoy
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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Oscar
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view over the marina. Repeat visitor to the restaurant. Very good food and service.

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BeverleyR
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the luncheon as we were entering friends from Nova Scotia....

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DaveL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My friends Salmon was very under done and the lamb was very fatty.

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DorothyW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quality of food and selection good. The location is wonderful and the service was very good.

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JaniceL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

Marina Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

Marina Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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

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AndrewE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Marina Restaurant
Responded on February 21, 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

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DianaE
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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MargueriteM
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Valentine’s day lunch with a friend

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Philly
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

81st Birthday. There was an uncomfortable cold draft blowing on us all the time which made us cold and it cooled the food down.

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MarthaA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently an enjoyable experience with quality food, service, and outstanding view. Thank you!

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NeilM
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Marina came through with a great meal and great service

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DerekD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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JamesM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outstanding location, short but interesting menu, very good food, a tad expensive.

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HansR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were lucky, hitting the only sunny day of the month, which made for splendid views and a very happy 80th birthday party!

Marina Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

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

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TerriB
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely location, pleasant ambiance, delicious food and excellent service. Recommended for a special occasion.

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SusanJ
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner at Marina! Would highly recommend it

Marina Restaurant
Responded on February 5, 2020

Susan, Thank you for the kind words :) We hope for an opportunity to feed you again soon! Cheers, The Marina Restaurant Management Staff

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Coop
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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 !

Marina Restaurant
Responded on February 7, 2020

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

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Marina Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 983 OpenTable diners.

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