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Tropical Island Restaurant

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3690 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
(250) 477-2538
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great neighbourhood find!

We were looking for a neighbourhood restaurant and, after driving by Tropical Island for almost 2 years, we decided to give it a try. The name of the restaurant didn't appeal but we were pleasantly surprised--as others have suggested, it's Asian fusion (not luau fare!). The food was great, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2012
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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Tropical Island offers a unique menu of Malaysian, Thai, Singapore and Chinese Fusion we've enjoyed a number of times. Last night didn't disappoint. As we've done before, we asked owner/chef Pius to create a menu for four of us given $15 per person, not including appetizer, drinks, tax and tips. We also asked that our dishes be brought to the... More 

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Victoria, BC
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We've become regulars at the local Tropical Island restaurant -- a culinary experience not to miss. This place deserves to be noticed! The Malaysian food is deliciously prepared. We have sampled a variety of entrees. The garlic beef ribs are brought to your table on a sizzling pan and are tasty and tender; spicy Sambal green beans and dry black... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

We were looking for a neighbourhood restaurant and, after driving by Tropical Island for almost 2 years, we decided to give it a try. The name of the restaurant didn't appeal but we were pleasantly surprised--as others have suggested, it's Asian fusion (not luau fare!). The food was great, the service excellent, lots of vegetarian options--we'll certainly go back.

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

My friends and I came across this restaurant quite by chance one day. We were hoping to go to another restaurant in the neighbourhood but it was closed. We had decided to walk to another restaurant and as we went we walked past the Tropical Island. We decided to stop and check out the menu and we liked what we... More 

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Victoria
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38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Asian food; their beef is a house specialty. The food is a bit of a mix of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese. Try Tropical Beef - House Specialty ($9.95); Char Bee Hoon ($10.95); various Fried Rice dishes; Lomongrass Chicken ($9.95); Tropical Tofu ($8.95).

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Victoria, Canada
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66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

I was invited for a night out with family and the bill was not my responsibility. The food was quite good and the portions were plentiful. We were five and ordered five dishes plus pineapple shrimp rice and had lots but still managed to eat it all; maybe should not have but did due to yum factor. The deep fried... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Asian food; their beef is a house specialty. The food is a bit of a mix of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese. Try Tropical Beef - House Specialty ($9.95); Char Bee Hoon ($10.95); various Fried Rice dishes; Lomongrass Chicken ($9.95); Tropical Tofu ($8.95).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3690 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (250) 477-2538

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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