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Casual dining
$11 - $19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
International, Canadian
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed March 24, 2020 via mobile

Fingers crossed that you guys all stay healthy. We’ll support you once this pandemic has passed. Hold in there !

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 19, 2020

It's somewhat an African fusion cuisine.. it was the only place in Chemainus open after 9pm- so we went inn. 2 of us had the ribs, and didn't like it ( and the weird ceaser salad version), I had the chickpea burger that was OK,...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

Highly recommended the lamb shank! Excellent, courteous and friendly service. One of the top ten restaurants on the s Island surely. Strongly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

Food was excellent as was the service. Price was very reasonable. Overall a first class experience. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2019

We ate here before attending the theatre around the corner, and I wanted to try something different. Odika is higher end, and its prices reflect that. However their dishes are excellent and the fresh sheet keeps their menu interesting. We had the yellow beetroot soup...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 31, 2019

We normally eat at the Chemainus Theatre but this time we felt like trying a different restaurant but one close to the theatre, We tried the Odika Cafe, don't let the word cafe scare you off, this place offers meals better than any cafe I...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 26, 2019

Although our meals were good we did not find this very good value for the money. The prices for a main dish average about $30 which in the area puts it into the fine dining price range but the overall quality does not meet that...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic meal, warm friendly service. Gourmet entres and appies in the quaint hamlet of Chemainus is an unexpected surprise. Richard's kitchen is consistently exquisite, and this ethnic food, family run restaurant is a real delight. Wine list is simple and carefully compiled to match some...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 2, 2019

We've had dinners with friends here each time we've joined them for an evening at the local theater. Our meals at Odika's never fail to surprise by their amazing flavors and delight by the beautiful presentations of good food. We always choose the "international" items...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

On August 14, 2019 we ate, again, at Odika Cafe. We ate there 3 years ago and it was so good we could hardly wait to return. As before the atmosphere, food, and service was exceptional. My wife ordered the oven cooked salmon and I...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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please go to our website its listed at the top of our tripadvisor site
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Response from Wendy V | Reviewed this property |
I was not aware that they serve traditional Ethiopian food with injera and sauces. I don't recall that being on their menu.
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