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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

Specials

Happy Hour

Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Specials

Happy Hour

Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Details

Select BC wines from $6 per glass and local craft beer from $6 per glass. Have a seat. Get settled. Leave the office behind and let us serve you. From classic cocktails to fresh creations, our bartenders make the very best. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 25, 2017 - Dec 25, 2017 on Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM.

Marina Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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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

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (61)
Waterfront (58)
Special Occasion (48)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Local Ingredients (34)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Romantic (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for a Date (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Great for Lunch (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Business Meals (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Great for Brunch (15)
Healthy (14)
Seasonal (13)
Casual (9)
Fun (9)
Cozy (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Organic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

To be honest, our mains (taboulleh plate and pasta with prawns) was nothing exceptional...and over-priced. Sorry.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The four of us each thought it was the best meal for taste, interesting combinations of food on the plates and presentation that we could ever remember over many years of occasional visits. We all determined we would come back soon. The new menu is a big improvement!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The Marina never ceases to deliver all the best of Victoria. I have been coming here for years, even before I moved to the Island, when my mother-in-law would pick me up from the airport and promptly deliver us to a wonderful waterfront table at the Marina, where we would indulge in salmon or halibut (such a treat for a girl from the prairies). Now that I live on the Island, I regularly come to the Marina to enjoy the same meticulously-prepared food, fresh salad greens, delicious soups, and fantastic desserts. And when it's a special occasion, the chef always has a treat up his sleeve. Excellent, as always.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

(You might already have part of this--my computer went into a glich). It was my 80th birthday and the staff from chefs to service--Alex is always the best there is!--made for a very memorable evening. Our family had a great evening. Marina is always the place to go for special occassions. Many thanks for the special treatment of arranging for my wife to have two dishes from the luncheon menu; that is a sign of professional attention to dining. Again, my sincere thanks for a wonderful experience of dining. Donald Lang, PhD

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

A lovely summer's evening with the marina view and good food!

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

The food here was subpar. We ordered the halibut and it was tasteless. No seasoning and not cooked well. The calamari was soggy and sour. Price for value is poor.

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Though lunch was good, the breaking on the Sole was not completely cooked. Two of the 3 of us had this. We were celebrating birthdays. Otherwise the food was good.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

The last few times we have been to The Marina, the food has been consistently excellent. Their fish dishes, in particular, are superb.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We were celebrating my wife's birthday with some friends and had a wonderful evening. We were seated at an excellent table with a great view of the marina. Our server was very attentive to our needs throughout the evening, providing just the right degree of attention without pushing us along. All of our meal selections were presented beautifully and the food quality was excellent. Our first visit to the restaurant was in 1973. We have travelled to Victoria numerous times over the years and each time we dine at the marina we have a very enjoyable evening. This was no exception.

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent friendly service, very good food. Not the fastest service, which is what we wanted as we visited and enjoyed the view. Not great for small kids, I wouldn't think, at least for dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We come to the Marina quite often, and have been for over 15 years. Great for kids, date night, bringing out of town guests, or just a quick drink and some sushi. The food is always excellent, the service is great, and the view of the boats in the marina never gets old. The food is consistent, yet fresh ideas keep appearing on the menu; and the new dishes are as good or better than the standbys.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Quintiessential west coast waterfront - it doesn't get any better.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great meal and nice .ambiance. Food was original and tasty

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Ray seated us at a great table, where we recieved excellent service and very tasty food served by Rusty. Rib Eye was out of this world, cooked to perfection and Tuna was very tasty and also perfectly cooked. The chef is very skilled with spices. Dessert of Smores Dacquoise and delicious coffee topped off an amazing meal. This is one of our favourite places to dine when we want to treat ourselves to a night out, never disappointed. The service is probably the best in Victoria.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food was disappointing. We had the sushi. Service however was excellent !

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great experience ! This is our go to place for special occasions. The staff are pleasant and attentive, make you feel right at home.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Came here for the Sunday brunch, had heard very good things about Marina Restaurants. We we're seated almost immediately at a window seat which had a wonderful view. Our waiter Rusty was very friendly and seemed to know what we wanted before we even asked! The food was plentiful and varied and was well prepared! We will be back and we will be recommending it to our friends and family!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Live Music, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent food, service and location. The Dungeness crab was a treat for my husband and I enjoyed a pasta seafood dish that was terrific. Our server was delightful and added to the enjoyment of the evening. Great location away from the touristy downtown Victoria scene.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Lovely atmosphere; thought the ninja roll (sushi) would have a bit more flavour/zing and our tart dessert was a torte and could have hosted a wee bit more rhubarb. Server was good but forgot our kalamari starter. Overall good lunch; will go back for sure!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

My family and I went for a special occasion, my 22 birthday. It was great, until I found a big dead spider in my salad. The manager tried to fix it with removing some items from the already expensive bill, however had a very poor excuse and made us feel like we were in the wrong.

Definitely was not empressed nor satisfied.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Crab in season. Go for it. The grilled halibut preparation was perfect.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 13, 2017

A great place for a birthday celebration. Food and service was great. View unmatched in Victoria.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Wonderful seafood with a great view of the Oak Bay Marina. Excellent attentive service.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Good Brunch buffet in Victoria

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My friend from Vancouver was WOWed by the view and food at Marina.
Thanks! She enjoyed the 3 course menu.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I had sushi for lunch a couple months ago here and it was fantastic! So I decided to come for dinner with my boyfriend Saturday night. We were both really disappointed with the portion size of our main course. We had the salmon and halibut, which was very expensive.... both over $30. Sadly my salmon was dry and over cooked. Also our house bread came after we had already had our appys and when we were half way through our main. Because of these reasons I won't be coming back for dinner.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We were visiting Victoria with friends from Germany and a friend from Seattle recommend Marina to us. The setting is fabulous. My wife and I both had the lamb which was good but could have been better if it had been cooked medium rare. The octopus squid appetizer was excellent as well as the oysters. We didn't try the sushi but it looked good. We will definitely go back when in Victoria.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Delicious food, beautiful presentation. The Manhattan cocktails we ordered were very well made. We had a lovely view of the marina. I had the poached halibut and my husband had the bavette cut steak, very tender. We will go back! Service was not rushed, some may call that slow, we found it relaxing.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We ate at the Marina every night of our week long stay 21 years ago. We came back 21 years later and were so pleased that very little had changed. We were blessed with a kind and competent waitress who listened to our story. The food was exquisite and the view relaxing and memorable. The best restaurant on Vancouver Island!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Fantastic location, great service, fabulous meals, worth every penny!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We visited the Marina on a busy Sunday evening on a long week-end - probably not the best time to visit. It fact the server said we would do 'better' to come in on a Wed or Thurs. The restaurant was crowded but that didn't affect the service too badly. However we did have the impression that the busy kitchen rushed the food preparation a bit. And as with many restaurants, the wine list is over-priced for what was on offer. But the view and atmosphere remain pleasant so we will probably return, but never again on a holiday week-end.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The service was wonderful. We were seated immediately at a window table which I had requested. Food was lovely and perfectly cooked. Thank you.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 27, 2017

The location is fantastic. Sushi is fresh and well prepared. The halibut was well prepared though the sauce was a bit heavy. The tuna dish had way too much going on. Many sauces and condiments that were very tasty but clashed with each other and overpowered the tuna. Cocktails were Great!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was very bland and lacking in seasoning, my scallops were cold, slightly undercooked and the menu selection was VERY limited. Beautiful view, nice atmosphere and average service, but with the high pricing, lack of properly cooked/seasoned food and limited selection, it will be VERY unlikely that I return with my family again.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We enjoyed superb seafood, combined with beautiful view.and This was topped off with superb and knowledgeable Sevices from our lady server.
Well worth the backroad trip from downtown Victoria

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We are new to the area and wanted take our realtor for a thank you lunch. Everything was great, service, food, ambience, a little loud, but a lovely restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Food is cooked to order with fresh, quality ingredients. Always well presented with thoughtful fun twists. Service is attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Every table offers a million dollar view.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great ambience, service very good, meals greatly overpriced for a dinner, but okay price for a lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Marina was recommended by a local friend for our first visit to Victoria. We loved everything about it, especially the unique combination of flavors the chef instilled into every dish we tried. The harbor view was spectacular, service excellent, prices reasonable. But, what blew us away was explosion of taste in every bite...very creative cooking with local ingredients. If there were 10 stars I would give Marina every one.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

THe halibut was a small portion and quite tasteless for $39.

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