Tiny Victory

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26 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Filipino
Tiny Victory opened in August 2018 and is located inside the Jackson Ward neighborhood in Richmond. After hitting the Richmond pop-up circuit for three years as The Jackdaw, we decided to open a refined, casual neighborhood restaurant that showcases our interests and love of Filipino (and other Southeast Asian) food. We are by no means offering an authentic experience, but we want to be the bridge for people who are curious about Pinoy food. Our aim is to pull you in for a memorable experience and have you seek out the authentic cuisine that influences us so heavily. We want it to feel as comfortable as it would if you were to have stepped into a friend or family member's home. We are by no means offering an authentic experience, but we want to be the bridge for people who are curious about Pinoy food.
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED DO NOT BOOK

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vipDiverDeb
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Placed was closed

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soud
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu on the website was outdated. They were out of all but 1 entree that my pescatarian sister could eat. The food was all pretty salty. There aren't any Filipino folks working there, so I doubt the food's authenticity. Pricey.

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vipSuzygrand
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Overpriced Filipino food. Menu had changed from what I saw on Open Table. Restaurant was empty except for 2 people who came to sit at the bar. The music was blaring and too loud and did not add to the ambience. People who came in the front door kept leaving it open.

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Sara
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I absolutely love it here. So much so that we had our rehearsal dinner here in May. We went back for our first time since the wedding and were greeted so warmly by one of the owners and staff. Cocktails are a must, they are so creative, beautiful and delicious! And the food is always so unique and delicious. The Chicken Inisal is always a wise choice (chicken is seasoned perfectly, right amount of crisp and moist on the inside) and any Lechon dish! One of our favorite date night spots and always a guarantee to leave satisfied.

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We had the best experience at Tiny Victory! Such a nice staff and food was excellent and innovative. Atmosphere was low key and inviting. We loved sharing the small plates and they all had a good portion to share among four. I can’t wait to go back! And loved the pork sigsig.

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vipRichardH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday brunch for our son’s birthday and we couldn’t have had a nicer occasion. The food was top notch with amazing flavoring. First rate service in a beautifully decorated edgy old building.

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Nomnomnom
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Filipino inspired food and inventive cocktails. Our waitress (also co-owner) was super friendly and chatty. Love the funky atmosphere and vibe!

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SusanT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! The pork sisig was an Mazing appetizer along with the shrimp toast. The roasted bronzino was the best I’ve ever had. A MUST try!

Tiny Victory
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thanks for the kind review, Susan! We are so glad you had a great experience at TV! We hope to have you again soon! <3-Tiny Victory

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SarahRVA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. It was a quiet evening there and the ambiance was very relaxing. Our adventurous dinner loved the duck entree and our less adventurous dinner enjoyed two appetizers. Wine choices paired well with the menu. Parking on side streets off Broad was not as challenging as we had expected. Will definitely be back!

Tiny Victory
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you, Sarah! We are soooo glad you enjoyed your time at Tiny Victory! For future reference, we actually have our own parking on the side of the building off of Henry Street!! Along the brick wall, you will see signs stating "PARKING FOR TENANTS OF 504 & 506 W.BROAD ST". :) Hope to see you again soon! <3- T..V.

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gingerM
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was amazing!

Tiny Victory
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you, Ginger! Hope to have you in again soon :)

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CaitE
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was super delicious and all of our cocktails were amazing! Would totally go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and cocktails were delicious. There was only 1 server for the whole restaurant so we had been seated a whole hour before we actually ate anything. The atmosphere is too casual for the $25-30 entree and $14 cocktail prices. But, overall the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing little restaurant in the Arts District. The music was awesome. I felt like I was listening to my favorite movie soundtracks while I was eating. My date and I shared a shishito pepper and the sisig...which if you’ve been and never tried it: DO IT! I got the fried chicken and she got the lechon. The kitchen knocked it out of the park. Some of the BEST fried chicken I’ve had in my life. I will definitely be back. This place is perfect for everyone.

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vipJeannie
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. So tasty. Bartender made very boozy drinks and was very attentive. We had the fried chicken which my daughters said was “worlds best” and I had friend snapper. I inhaled entire fish by myself.

Tiny Victory
Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you, Jeannie! Glad you enjoyed your time at Tiny Victory! Hope to see you again soon <3

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vipBrian
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Been twice to brunch. Consistently very tasty

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DennisW
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & Drinks.....what's left to say.....we'll be back!

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vipgoingouttoeat
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The restaurant is small and not particularly attractive although the wall mural is very cool! The food is surprisingly good. Surprising because we were unfamiliar with most of the Filipino ingredients on the menu! The waitress steered us in the right direction so ask questions! We will be back. I loved the mackerel dish. The menu changes based upon available ingredients!

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DAVIDT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations to celebrate our anniversary and we’re so glad we found this place. We were at a loss on where to go and wanted to try something new. They were in the process of starting a new bar menu and are about to launch a new dinner menu, so we were happy to be some of the first to try new drinks and the last to try the food menu.

We got the lamb belly and it was perfectly tender. The sauce was the right consistency and the perfect balance of sweet heat. They garnished it with pineapples and a fresh little cilantro salad. The bistek was a simply balanced and perfect entree. It reminded me of a steak and potatoes dish with so much more to offer. My wife got the Shrimp and was blown away. The risotto was the perfect texture. Shrimp, masterfully cooked and the egg yolk jam was the star of the show.

We definitely plan on coming back to try the new menu. Thanks, Tiny Victory!

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Blair
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The service was excellent. The servers were kind, attentive, and helpful. However, we were generally disappointed with the food. Specifically, it seemed to be lacking in flavor. We got the Brussels sprouts small plate, the Filipino spaghetti, and then a risotto-like dish with shrimp and “crab fat.” The Brussels sprouts were the standout and most flavorful. I generally like my Brussels with a good crisp and these were softer. But nice flavor. The shrimp rice dish was pretty bland. The crab fat was intriguing, but we couldn’t really detect the taste of crab. The dish could have benefitted from more complexity of flavor. Maybe some acidic element and salt (salt fat acid heat after all!). The Filipino spaghetti dish was the biggest letdown. I was excited about the alkaline noodles since this is what ramen noodles are. However they lacked the bite and springiness of high-quality ramen noodles. The sausage on top was way overcooked and dry. Tasted like basic smoked sausage you could get at Kroger. And the biggest disappointment was the tomato sauce. It honestly was reminiscent of Chef Boyardee or Campbell’s tomato soup. I truly don’t mean that as an insult, but it was shocking as I expected more interesting flavors.

Again, the service was great and maybe we either didn’t pick well or didn’t come on a good night. But we won’t be running back as the dishes aren’t cheap.

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Susan
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

For beverages, the specialty drinks were very good (one of the best gin drinks I've had in a while). For the food, our table ordered 1 small plate to share, then we each got a large plate as an entrée. I really enjoyed both dishes; my only complaint is that the entrée/large plate portion was small. I'm not expecting an enormous portion, but for the price we paid, I don't want to fill up on white rice. The location, noise level and service were all fine and we would return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Doesn't do Filipino food any justice

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was expensive but nothing special, and portions we’re pretty small. They also only had one waitress working the entire restaurant, so service was extremely slow.

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Manzorama
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day dinner and made reservations through Open Table. We were not made aware by Open Table that there was a Prix Fox special menu at $55 per person that day. We had actually picked the place based on the regular dinner menu and prices and thought it would be a moderately priced date. After dinner and drinks, our bill was $160 for two people, considering we had one drink each. The service, food and ambiance was excellent though and would definitely go again and dine out of the regular menu.

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Gamby
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I was absolutely delighted to find such a gem of a restaurant in the heart of downtown Richmond. Richmond offers many fine and interesting dining options and Tiny Victory is a must for any who claim to know the Richmond Restaurant scene. Terrific craft cocktails too.

FAQs

Tiny Victory offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 658-0757.

Tiny Victory is rated 4.1 stars by 26 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.