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Smokin Tuna

241 Becher Bay Rd, Sooke, British Columbia BC V9Z, Canada
(250) 642-0332
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Ranked #11 of 32 restaurants in Sooke
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

So my friend and I finished hiking East Sooke trail (took us 5 hrs) and wanted to finish the day with a beer. We were kind of hungry as well, and she went there before. We ordered the special (spicy panko crusted tuna) and when I debated a beer, and when I settled on a Lucky, the owner backed my... More

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Victoria, B.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My wife and I attended as we had heard good things about this Restaurant. After we found it tucked away out in east Sooke. We where welcomed by a friendly waitress, who took our order and she told we could sit anywhere we wanted. My wife ordered a panini chicken dish, she ended up getting a chicken wrap which was... More

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Victoria, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Summer is not complete without several visits to Smokin Tuna. Usually we order the signature dish because the panko crusted tuna is just so good, but the most recent visit gave us the opportunity to try panko crusted calamari strips served with a mild curry aoli. Only caveat, there is nothing served with the calamari and a small side salad... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Food was very tasty, fresh and was a lovely place to sit and have lunch looking out over the bay with boats and seals. However, the owner was not exactly welcoming and at one point asked (in front of us) if we had paid so that he could close up. This was at 4pm on a day when the restaurant... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Fried tuna? Why does a place that is right on a dock - fantastic view and outdoor dining area - serve so little fish? And why would you hide it in breadcrumbs and fry it? That said lunch was pretty good. Our wraps were fresh, the veggies crisp and right out of the garden I suspect. Lighten up on the... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Smoking Tuna should be called amazing tuna, because their fried tuna encrusted in panko breadcrumbs is nothing short of amazing! I stopped eating tuna years ago and made an exception last night. I may make an exception one more time before we leave East Sooke. The other amazing thing is the view. It is as good as any view anywhere.... More

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British Columbia
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33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My husband and I had dinner here. Perhaps lunch would have been a better experience. However, the dinner fell far short of a.good dining experience, let alone the price of $19 per entree. I had the carrot soup and chicken in beurre blanc. The carrot soup was fine, although no bread was served or offered . When requested, I was... More

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Pleasant Hill, California
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17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You drive down to a dock past a trailer park thinking, "Really? This is where Smokin' Tuna is?" You walk up to a kind of well-maintained smallish shack, with outdoor seating. Open the door and be greeted by a few tables inside and a funky decor. Yep, this is the right place! The offerings are few, but the ones we... More

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south Louisiana
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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We traveled out to East Sooke to eat at this little café. We sat on the patio which turned out to be quite chilly in July but the owners provided us with blankets. The menu changes daily as to what the chef/owners have gathered locally. Several of our party had the pan seared tuna which they claimed was delicious. I... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Dinner was exceptionally delicious ... Incredibly fresh, healthy/wholesome/locally grown food, generous portions, in a beautiful spot. Without a doubt some of the best food we've had around Victoria, and anywhere. Really enjoyed everything about it, including meeting the owners and staff... and it's situated on one of the most beautiful spots on Vancouver Island. This place is a true hidden... More

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