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About 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. 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.

1327 Beach Dr
Victoria, BC V8S 2N4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest, Sushi

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 1:30pm

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 9:00am - 1:30pm

Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,

Cross Street:
at The Oak Bay Marina

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(250) 598-8555

Website:
http://www.marinarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking in the Oak Bay Marina parking lot.

Public Transit:
Route #8 stops in our parking lot. Route #2 stops two blocks away.

Executive Chef:
John Waller

Private Party Facilities:
The Marina Restaurant can accommodate groups of up to 40 people in the dining room. The Marina Dockside Eatery is available for private event and parties in the evenings, fully serviced and catered by the Marina Restaurant. Booking of the Dockside Eatery also provides access to the expansive deck overlooking the marina. For all groups of 18 or more please email us.

Private Party Contact:
Guest Services: (250) 598-8555

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Marina Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (63)
Waterfront (56)
Special Occasion (42)
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Good for Anniversaries (40)
Great for Lunch (32)
Romantic (30)
Local Ingredients (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for a Date (24)
Great for Brunch (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Groups (15)
Healthy (15)
Business Meals (14)
Notable Wine List (11)
Cozy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
People Watching (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful space and setting. Great food and service

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious. Great atmosphere. Attentive staff. Very happy with our table that faced the marina. Our food was delicious and well presented. It was my first time doing wine pairing with a meal, excellent!!! Our waiter was talkative and very attentive. Beautiful restaurant, lots of room between tables and quiet enough that I could hear my wife across the table.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Organic, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Beef tenderloin for Valentines Dinner was exceptional! Truly an outstanding meal.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Very nice location in the Oak Bay Marina. Great food combined with excellent service.
We like to take friends there for lunch and never left without satisfaction.
The food is always fresh and plentiful, the bread is fresh out of the oven.
It is a feel good restaurant and always looking forward to eat there.

Tags: Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food with diverse, complex flavours. I loved that my partner could have Japanese food and I didn't have to. Lots of natural light with interesting marina views and beautiful longer views. Good, friendly, helpful service at a very busy time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Ours was a family gathering of 8 to celebrate my wife's 75th birthday. The food and drinks were terrific and the service was exceptional. And the pastry chef is to be complemented for the excellent cake she made.
Dave Lloyd

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Healthy, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Love everything about this place, I've never been disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food at Marina. We came for the Dine Around Victoria promotion and ate at the sushi bar, and were impressed at the freshness and thoughtfulness of most of the dishes. Appetizers were beautifully prepared and simply presented (aburi bonito was phenomenal); mains were good, although they went way overboard with the spicy mayo sauce that hid the freshness of the fish... and the salmon and rock crab were both quite literally tasteless. Overall the service was excellent (great recommendation on drinks, attentive and pleasant throughout without being intrusive). Looking forward to trying the main dining room next time I go!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday and used Open Table for a very last minute reservation at 7:15 on a Friday Night! Choosing dinner choces is always a challenge at the Marina with such a fablous selection of items on the menu- the Dine Around Selections were terrific. My daughter and I both had the Grilled Prawns and Scallops Pasta dish and highly recommend it!! What a lovely evening!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Beautiful spot, overlooking a harbour of sparkling boats. Food was great, service impeccable --
and loved the wine recommendation! We'll be back.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent Ambience and view. Excellent food. Excellent service. The portions are a little bit too small. I’m a medium build, medium appetite older woman but even after a 3 course dinner I’m not quite full.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Had a great lunch with a friend. Curried lamb was delicious. The service was attentive and not intrusive. Highly recommended.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My husband & I invited his 82 year-old mom. Made reservations 6 weeks in advance requesting seating close to buffet as walking is a concern. Easy drop-off at entrance and gentle ramp through seahorse doors. Smiling Receptionist had the reservation and seated us at a perfect booth. Servers showed attentiveness and professionalism and several times used dishes were removed or fresh coffee poured without breaking our conversation. We chose from a good variety of hot, cold, vegetarian, local, light and rib-sticking dishes — all delicious. And then there was dessert but you’ll have to discover those for yourself. We came for the food, view, and restaurant’s reputation for decades of excellence and we were very happy with our experience. Most important, our Senior felt special and respected. Thank you to all the employees.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overpriced; some entrees were not balanced with vegetables; food taste and quality just OK (at those prices I expect better); cold air blowing down on us from the ceiling which the staff were unable or unwilling to stop.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The desserts are very heavy.
Portions are too big and half of size not available.
Drinking water not filtered and smell of chlorine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food. Attentive service. Beautiful location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I had the lamb shank which was very good. Portion size was perfect. Service was a bit slow but our server was friendly and attentive

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I had the 3 course with Beef Bourgeon, it was too salty. Perhaps less salt and we can salt to taste.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I love the Marina Restaurant. It is my go to place when I have guests in town for work or for family occasions. The food is always good. The service is outstanding. And, there is a great view too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good ambiance m very good service, food pricy, two fish cakes, $17,00 , too much!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I have always loved dining at the marina so brought my sister there for her birthday lunch. The food was fantastic but not sure what happened with the service. Our meal was delivered to our table by the manager before our bread basket could be brought out by our waiter and I had to get the water jug from the waiters station to refill our water myself.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wonderful location, delicious food and exceptional service :) Loved it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I hadn't been to the marina for awhile. I thought the food was much better than on my last visit. We both had the falafel salad and it was completely delicious. The ambience and view are always pleasant. Thanks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The Marina Restaurant has been, still is and always will be our "go-to" restaurant for special occasions, family get-togethers, or just a cozy meal out. The ambience is cozy and conducive to great conversation. The service is always impeccable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A New Year’s Eve dinner lived up to expectations with the exception of the main course. We enjoyed the courses leading to the main course but we decided that we had both selected the wrong main course . The shoulder of lamb which required a long braising without which the meat was tough, the gnocchi was too far removed from the Italian recipes and did not live up to expectations. Perhaps a better choice would have been the fish or beef . The crab prawn and scallop bake suffered with the large flakes of salt. We left gratified and satisfied even though we did not enjoy the main course. Our waitress Mara was ecellent and handled our critique with understanding and good grace. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was 20 minutes before we were acknowledged and offered a drink from our server. After that the service really improved. A few of the dishes we ordered sounded amazing on the menu but lacked the refinement of a well built dish. The tempura was soggy and it was obvious that the soda water they were using was not cold enough in the mix. Also the clam dish was a true disappointment. The broth was tasty enough and the clams were fresh enough but they used this cheap smoky hot dog like chorizo that was sliced in these massive brutish chunks that really over powered the dish. Our sushi roll was really fabulous. Our wine and saki selections were perfect. The steak was thin and chewy. The lamb dish was very flavorful and well presented. We have eaten here several times over the last couple years and this was the low point. We generally have more sushi. They are one of the best at it. Its hard to beat the atmosphere and view and I hope that next time and there will be a next time that things are a little more on point.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were there right at 5:00 pm and there were just a few people in the restaurant ahead of us. We waited at least ten minutes before being brought water and asked what we would like to drink. It was at least another 20 minute before the bread basket was brought to our table and our server finally asked if we were ready to order.
I did not feel our server was friendly and or helpful. We spent over $100 and I do not feel like it was worth it.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went to the Marina for an anniversary lunch. The service was very good in that the servers were prompt and attentive. We shared a large baby beet & stilton salad which was very well presented and more than enough to share, followed by a prawn and mushroom pasta dish and the two rivers sausage with red cabbage. Ended the meal with a shared chocolate orange tart dessert. All was very good and to our liking - would recommend any and all of it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service. Outstanding location/ setting/ room

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was mostly good. But the “farm table” special of saddle of lamb, stuffed with merguez sausage. It was served on a cous cous salad type of thing. It was ridiculously overpriced. There was minuscule portion of lamb piled on a large heap of cous cous salad. And that was it. For $44 ?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food and service has been consistently great. It is great they are incorporating more gluten free options.
It’s a go to location for bringing out of town guests to for a special dinner!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great restaurant with view, excellent service and good food created from the best local ingredients.
It was our fifth time and many more to come.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful waterfront location. We went for Sunday brunch and the choice and selection of the food was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A wonderful brunch on December 24th and a lovely way to start the holidays!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a lovely dinner there the other night. Food from start to finish was presented beautifully and was delicious. Our waitress was just a sweetheart and although we were literally the last diners to leave pre- Christmas she never acted as though we should rush and finish our dinner. A great night! Thank you, Marina Restaurant!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great Server , gave us a lot of time to catch up without being intrusive to our conversation. Had a nice dinner with friends .

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our second visit. Service, view, ambience good....food is maybe a little pedestrian for our taste. On balance I would say improve the food slightly and overall result would be outstanding.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Every time we go to this restaurant we are not disappointed! The food and service were fantastic and just a really nice place to go for dinner in Victoria.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Busy place but able to get to our reserved table within 5-10 minutes of our reservation time. Sunday brunch was always good and have a lot of choices. The waitress is very friendly and efficient. It was way better than the waiter we had the last time there in October.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Waterfront
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