• 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 menu debuted with a total of nine tartines, three salads, house pickled seasonal organic veggies, two mainstay meals – including a daily fish curry — and a duet of soups – one chowder and one bisque.

“Chowder is something I’m known for on the Island, says Ghose. “My newest chowder may be one of the biggest draws for Fish Hook,” describing his soon-to-be famous hot fix as a “thyme-chili roasted potato chowder, combining a coconut-smoked fish broth with a halibut confit.”

Maintaining Ocean Wise, local and organic standards, Fish Hook also offers dairy-free, wheat-free and mayo-free alternatives, giving locals numerous healthy food options for lunch and dinner.

Varsha Indian Kitchen – 101 – 1600 Government St.  Ph#  250-590-6252


Mon Closed,  Tuesday – Thurs 11:30 am–9:00pm

Friday 11:30 am–10:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm-10:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm-9:00pm

Varsha soaks in like a monsoon, an invigorating rain that is warm & refreshing.

VARSHA is a family owned Indian Kitchen serving authentic food in downtown, Victoria BC. Named after Varsha, who is the inspiration behind the idea of Indian home cooking. Unique comfort food served to you in our vibrant yet cozy, downtown environment.

Masala Bites – 1015 Fort St. Ph#:  778-432-0786

Hours:  Mon-Sat : 11:00am to 10:00 pm. And Sunday 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm.

We believe in anticipating our guests needs and providing WOW factor to their experience. We evolve each passing day learning from our customer experience. We strive hard to innovate and use different food preparation styles, cooking techniques, & culinary presentation form. From salads to sauces, vegetarian to meats, spices to starters & breads to desserts. Our kitchen is greeted by freshness of the morning sun, fresh meat and vegetables from farm so as to give a product with quality at its zenith.

Sizzling Tandoor – 637 Johnson St.  Ph#:  250-388-5450

Hours:  M – Th: 11:00 to 9:00 pm
F: 11:00 to 9:30
Sa-Su: 12:00 to 9:00 pm


M – F: 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Sa – Su: 12:00PM – 3:00 PM

Sizzling Tandoor features a royal array of authentic North Indian cuisine. We are committed to preserving the culture and tradition of the region with the utmost standards within culinary experiences. Our versatile menu offers a selection of fresh and natural ingredients, wholesome sauces and flavourful spices.

Spice Jammer Restaurant – 852 Fort St., Ph#:  250-480-1055

Hours:  M Closed, T – Th 5 – 9, Fr – Sat 5 – 10, Sun 5 – 9

The Spice Jammer Restaurant is located at 852 Fort Street in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1991 by husband and wife, Amin and Bilkiz (Billie) Essa, the restaurant embodies exceptional East Indian – East African cuisine combined with outstanding personalized service. For over twenty years the Spice Jammer has been Victoria’s hallmark East Indian restaurant. Zagat rated, and featured in Northwest’s best places. Fully licensed.

Zaffran – 1245 Wharf St., Ph#:  250-382-8662

Hours:  7 Days a week, 11:30 – 10 p.m., Weekend till 11:00 p.m.

‘Zaffran’ is Indian for saffronan exotic spice known for its exquisite aroma, color and flavor. For centuries, saffron, along with many exclusive herbs and spices, has been used by master chefs in their dishes just for the royal families of ancient India.


Blue Nile – 612 Head St., Victoria (Esquimalt) – Ph#: 250-475-6453

Hours:  Tue – Sun 5 – 9 p.m.

Fine East African Cuisine for people who want either buffet style or menu style dining.  Serving a wide variety of healthy organic food including both vegan and vegetarian.  We are fully Licensed and  we have  free parking for your convenience.

Le Petit Dakar – 711 Douglas St.  Ph:#  250-380-3705

Hours:  Mon – Fri 11 – 5, Sat & Sun Closed

Le Petit Dakar: Serving Breakfast and Lunch in Downtown Victoria

Locals and tourists alike flock to Victoria’s Le Petit Dakar Inc. for fresh, homemade cooking with exotic flavour. We’re open for breakfast and serve up authentic African fare for lunch.

Hearty Breakfast and Traditional African Lunch

In the morning, we serve all your breakfast favourites like hash browns, eggs and sausages. For lunch, try something different, such as Domoda or Saka Saka, with all the bold taste of traditional, homemade African cuisine. You can even take home a jar of our famous hot sauce.

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About the Author:

I've lived in Victoria over 30 years and I still can't believe how great this city really is! My husband, Bruce, and I have traveled the world but coming home to Victoria is still quite often a celebration. Together, we want to share our love of the city and the area by giving you an 'insider's' insights of where to go - what to do - and how to get there!

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