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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

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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

93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (66)
Waterfront (62)
Special Occasion (46)
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Good for Anniversaries (43)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Local Ingredients (33)
Romantic (31)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Great for Brunch (21)
Business Meals (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Healthy (13)
Seasonal (10)
Cozy (9)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Authentic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Organic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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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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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Service was good, not great. For instance, Rusty was personable but seemed quite busy. I ordered a nice glass of red wine for with my steak with good lead time and yet steak came first and wine about 5 minutes later. Not the end of the world, but not great. My rib eye steak was undercooked.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Nice view and great food. Excellent service. Hard to book on certain dates but worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Service reasonable, not great. View nice. Noisy, busy. We both had salmon and both had it overdone. This is a fish restaurant! We left a bit dissatisfied after paying a fair bit of money, the salmon entre being 29$.

Would not return.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 14, 2017

My friends and I were customer of the Marina restaurant another night. The food we ordered were delicious, and the service we received was pretty good. We were celebrating a special occasion, and i woud like to pay for the bill without letting my fiends know. I went to my server directly and ask to pay for my bill. I was stopped immediately, and said it was a private area and I should be waiting in the bar. There was no clear sign, and I did not mean to be rude. I was kinda offended, but consider the good food and service we received, I felt much better. Anyway, I am still going to go there and recommend to my friends of this restaurant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Our waitress was awesome, good table, nice view of the ocean but the cost is way too expensive.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Their Sunday lunch is buffet, which is very good, but pricey!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Noise level unacceptable. Falafel salad had way too many greens and cilantro, and little substance. Needed a filler like pita.
Warm Brownies were good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We used to come to the marina at least 3 times a year for special occasions such as birthdays or mother's day. The first time we came the food was amazing. Nothing was made incorrectly and the flavours were as they should be. This time the food was sub par. The service was a lot slower. We had to remove plates ourselves to make room. The water stayed empty often. The watermelon had gone bad, the potato's were overly salted, and the salmon was a sloppy mess. The desserts were simple and uninteresting. We used to come for flan but since changing pastry chef the food has gone down hill. We won't be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 3, 2017

When I reserved I asked for a window view table as we were celebrating our 50th anniversary. We did not get a window table nor did they acknowledge our occasion, we were a bit disappointed although most tables had a view.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We all enjoyed our lunch. The food, ambiance and service. Didn't try the sushi bar but I'd like to go back for that.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Was recommended by a friend to eat at marina in Victoria and was disappointed.

Service was lacking, was very long wait to even place drink order and had to ask for basket of bread after being there 30min and bread that was brought was dried out on outer edges. Salad was great but steak with chimichuri was lacking the chimichuri seasoning both me and my husband ordered diff steaks but meals were the same spices-should have more variety.

My dirty plates sat on table for over 10min while other busers were making new tables but restaurant was nearly empty therfore we never ordered desert and was unhappy paying 160 for a bad experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Great place in all respects except too loud. Food, service, value, view all exquisite. This is a Victoria icon. However the noise level will keep away those with hearing loss. No easy solution for this.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great food, great location/view and great service!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We were looking for a special place to lunch with a cousin we hadn't seen for a long time. The Marina Restaurant offered location by the water with a view (essential for a guest from Alberta), a casual but classy environment, and good food. On this occasion, the Marina exceeded our expectations on all counts. Our server went above and beyond to introduce himself and make us feel welcome. Service was prompt but not so fast that we did not have lots of time to visit. My cousin's dietary request for no carbs was nicely accommodated. The fish and chip report was very good - light fish and addictive fries. My felafel salad was excellent. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Meal had a beautiful presentation. Scenery was to die for. Service was courteous and helpful. The food was delicious; so many flavours and texture.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We arrived on time and were told that our table by the window was not available and they had put us in a booth. Not acceptable.

I had specified a window table on the reservation and also went to the Marina at Noon to be certain that was the case. At noon I was told that they had reserved our table by the window and was assured that is where we would be seated.

The appetizers were good but our steak tasted like vinegar (was marinated they specified) but I did not expect it to taste like vinegar.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 18, 2017

I like this restaurant except the ahi tuna was over cooked. My husband also found the pairing of duck and chocolate in his meal a bit questionable.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 12, 2017

It was a disappointing experience. It used to be better.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Excellent service and great food.
The food presentation was creative and appealing and the servings were just the right size.
The seating gave a wonderful outlook.
All making it a very pleasant place to enjoy and appreciate a special time with friends.
Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 10, 2017

It was a very busy luncheon occasion and I was very impressed with the hostess handling and even turning away guests in a very friendly and helpful manner.
The friends I had invited for their birthdays and myself had a lovely meal and shared a dessert. Service was very good and I will be back as it is one of my favourite places for a special lunch.

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2015

After a disappointment at another local restaurant brunch, my family and I had brunch at Marina on Dec 27, and it was an enjoyable treat! Thank you for the lovely service staff, and excellent value for excellent food with a stellar view! Especially enjoyed fresh sushi, the large variety of desserts, and amazing carving station. Only recommendations are for better mashed potatoes (these weren't fresh nor creamy), and traditional stuffing not just the cornbread kind. Loved the Eggnog Brulee and creamy seafood dish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2015

We love the Marina restaurant but the service on Christmas Eve was less than satisfactory. It wasn't the fault of the server, just that the restaurant was busy with not enough servers. However, the food, wine and the ambiance was terrific.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2015

I ordered from the three course menu, something new at the Marina. Soup and beef bourguignon were good but dessert pumpkin cheesecake was not worth eating. Main course was cold too. Others in the group seemed happy enough.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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