Places to eat or drink grouped into types. Each category has listings from the most ‘popular’ or ‘prominent’ to lesser-known (but that doesn’t mean not as good!) places. We’ve tried to concentrate on local businesses and some outstanding establishments I’ve marked with our ‘recommended’ symbol … look for those if you’re interested in our favorites. Or … check out websites like Trip Advisor or Yelp for additional reviews.

  • The Institute of Ocean Sciences Building

Institute of Ocean Sciences & Pacific Geoscience Centre

The Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS) located in North Saanich on the Patricia Bay, is home to the federal departments of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). IOS is one of Canada’s largest marine institutes and is an important link in Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s nationwide chain of nine major scientific

  • Sushi


There are actually a LOT of sushi restaurants in Victoria!  Here's a listing of some of the most popular with links to their sites if available:  (See map below for locations) Uchida Eatery/Shokudo - A22 - 633 Courtenay St. Open Mon - Fri 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Sat & Sun Koto Sushi -

  • Indian Food


Have a taste for curry? Need a naan-bread fix? Here are some suggestions for Indian (plus African) food in Victoria, BC. These are in no particular order!  Please check Trip Advisor for reviews. Fish Hook - 805 Fort St. Ph# 250-477-0470 (Take note:  This is a small place with approx 20 seats) Fish Hook’s rotating


There are some first-class Italian restaurants in Victoria. Here is a sampling in no particular order:  (Please check with TripAdvisor or Yelp for reviews) Il Terrazzo - 555 Johnson St. Hours:  Lunch Mon - Fri 11:30 - 3  Dinner daily at 5 p.m Fine Italian dining in an old town courtyard setting. Dine by candlelight

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