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SoBo

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

Small 7.00
Large 10.00
Smoked Wild Fish Chowder
Wild salmon in a creamy dill broth. Gluten & shellfish free
Small 6.00
Large 9.00
Seasonal Vegetarian Soup
Frequently changing. Please ask your server
7.00
Udon Noodles +1.00
Miso Soup
Fresh miso broth, organic shitake mushrooms, scallions, & smoked tofu
2.00
Fresh Breads
House made southern style cornbread or a buttermilk biscuit
SALADS‎
7.50
Seared tuna +6.50
Soy marinated chicken thigh +3.00
Green Salad
“Nanoose Edibles” organic nutritional greens, shredded beets, jicima, carrots, red peppers, sprouted beans & sunflower sprouts w/ a soy ginger vinaigrette
8.00
Roasted Beet & Okanagan Goat Cheese Salad
“Nanoose Edibles “organic nutritional greens & toasted walnuts in a port wine vinaigrette
8.00
Seared tuna +6.50
Soy marinated chicken thigh +3.00
Cold Noodle Salad
Soba noodles, house made peanut dressing, organic jicima, carrots, beets, & sunflower sprouts
STARTERS‎
3 each
½ Dozen 14.00
1 dozen 26.00
Raw Oysters
Small sized Marina’s Top Drawer oyster w/ classic champagne mignonette
3.5 each
Broiled Oysters
Medium size beach oyster slathered in miso mayo & topped w/ salmon bacon
8.00
Crispy Shrimp Cakes
Fresh west coast shrimp w/ sautéed onions, peppers & herbs deep fried & served w/ a mustard dipping sauce & a side of slaw
4.50
Tofu Pocket Smoked Salmon or Organic Shitake Mushroom
Sushi rice, avocado, wasabi mayo, sesame seeds, soy sauce & sunflower sprouts
3 Pc 6.00
6 Pc 10.50
Polenta Fries
Handmade polenta deep fried & served w/ a house made caesar dipping sauce.
6.50
Cornmeal Crusted Oysters
Deep‎ fried served w/ sweet mustard dipping sauce
TACOS‎
6.50
Killer Fish Taco
Spicy wild fish in a crispy blue corn tortilla, topped w/ seasonal fruit salsa
Crispy Taco 4.50
Burrito 7.00
Pinto Bean
Fire roasted tomato salsa, white cheddar, spinach & avocado
Crispy Taco 5.00
Burrito 8.50
Chicken
Fire roasted tomato salsa, white cheddar, spinach & avocado
0.50
Side of pickled jalapenos
WOOD STONE OVEN PIZZAS‎
13.00
Exotic Mushroom
Organic shitake & portabella mushrooms w/ herb pesto, tomato sauce, mozzarella, caramelized onions, smoked cheddar, goat cheese & fromage a la creme
13.00
BBQ Chicken
House‎ smoked chicken, whisky habanero BBQ sauce, mozzarella, & smoked cheddar
13.00
Turkey Pepperoni
Marinara, mozzarella
13.00
Italian Hot Sausage
Tomato‎ sauce cracked green olives, watercress, & mozzarella
All pizzas are topped w/ fresh herbs & Parmigiano Reggiano
SOBO LUNCH‎
n/a
Wild Fish of the Day
Fresh catch of the day. See server.
10.00
Huevos Rancheros
Cheese‎ & onion enchilada w/ spicy salsa topped w/ fried egg, cheddar, green onion, & avocado served on pinto beans
8.00
Florentine Breakfast Pizza
Eggs, spinach, mozzarella cheese & Italian tomato. Served w/ fresh fruit.
13.00
Thai Chicken Roti
Served w/ house made flatbread, veggie slaw & peanut sauce
13.00
Grilled Flank Steak
Pico de gallo, guacamole, beans & rice
13.00
Chicken Enchilada
Cheese & onion enchilada, smothered in chicken & fire roasted tomato salsa, w/ pinto beans, short grained brown rice & avocado
DESSERTS‎
3.00
Cookies
Oatmeal walnut & chocolate chip, ginger, or gluten free chocolate pecan
4.50
Decadent Chocolate & Almond Brownie
7.00
Warmed & Topped w/ House Made Peanut Butter Ice Cream
6.00
House made Ice Creams & Sorbets
Consult your server for today’s selection
7.00
Keylime Pie
Perfectly tart & sweet w/ fresh whipped cream
8.00
Seasonal Fruit Pie
Changes w/ the seasons served w/ house made ice cream
10.00
Flourless Chocolate Bomb
Flourless cake layered w/ chocolate mousse, draped in ganache, sprinkled w/ Fleur de Sel served w/ fiery berry compote & house made sorbet
COFFEE & TEA‎
2.50
Coffee
2.00
Espresso Shot
3.00
Americano
4.00
Cappuccino or Latte
3.00
Black-Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Masala Chai (recommended steep time 2-5 min)
Green-Jasmine, Genma-cha (recommended steep time 45 sec- 2 min
White-Bai Mu Dan(recommended steep time 45 sec- 2 min)
Herbal-Chamomile, Rooibos Original, Lavender Mint (recommended steep time 2-7 min)
Tofino Tea Bar all natural Loose Leaf Teas
POP, WATER, & JUICE‎
3.00
House Brewed Iced Tea
3.00
Blue Sky Soda
Cola, Rootbeer, Jamaican Ginger ale
3.00
Santa Cruz Organic Spritzers
Raspberry Lemonade, Lemon Lime, Orange Mango
5.00
Eska Carbonated Canadian Spring Water 750 ml
4.00
Juice
Apple, orange, tomato
KIDS DINNER MENU‎
12 & Under
4.00
Braeden’s Pocket
tofu pocket stuffed w/ sushi rice, avocado, w/ your choice of smoked salmon OR organic shitake mushrooms, topped w/ sesame seeds & sunflower sprouts
6.00
Fish Taco
Seared wild salmon w/ fresh fruit in crispy taco shell
9.00
Pizza
Tomato sauce & cheese
9.00
Chicken
Served w/ mashed potatoes or brown rice, & seasonal vegetables
9.00
Wild Fish of the Day
Served w/ mashed potatoes or brown rice & seasonal vegetables
7.00
Creamy pasta noodles
With‎ white cheddar, or tomato sauce & veggies
About
Fresh local food made with love in Tofino, BC.
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Canadian, Seafood, International
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Place always full, not many restaurants in town, some arrogance already takes place. A pitty that they are not flexible hosting you in a more familiar manner. Bad vibesMore

Date of visit: April 2019
4  Thank d912m
cheflisasobo, Owner at SoBo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Oh yes, we remember you, we had a 30-minute wait list on an extremely busy holiday Easter weekend. We offered to call you as soon as the table was ready but you choose not to wait and go elsewhere. I'm sorry, you mistook super busy...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We stumbled across this place by driving by...what a treat! three of us each were blown away by our lunch meals...we then enjoyed incredible desserts- fruit pies and key lime pie...OMG...incredible. and then we even added 3 GIANT cookies to take out for later....wow, best...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Lydia21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dined here with my family and was extremely impressed by the quality and flavour of the dishes and the cookies for purchase were also delicious! One of our dinner items was over cooked and the chef graciously and kindly acknowledged the concern and re-prepared...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 479tarad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sobo was very good. Very sharp modern place. Menu choice good, pretty much all local. Service friendly and great dialogue with server. Place is family friendly so don't be surprised if youngsters present. Definitely will return.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank BCRadioOp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably a good idea to book in advance as it’s popular because it is good. The tuna with soba noodles was delicious as was the crispy chicken with salad. All the food is super fresh and delivered in a friendly modern atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 854DP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a reservation at 7:15, got seated right away. Tofino gin and tonic felt hand crafted, great tangy taste. Son asked for a Sprite, waiter said they didn’t have that but would make him something home made and similar, which turned out to be a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MatinicusRock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve had lunch twice at SoBo during my week in the area, and both times the food has been excellent with good service.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Venture106631
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the sixth or seventh time I’ve eaten here and it just keeps getting better - if that’s even possible. Today it was oysters three ways: broiled, raw and fried. And that’s three different dishes. Heavenly! Add in the Green Goddess Salad and Exotic...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Caplansky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good...friendly and helpful. Oysters were freshly shucked and yummy. The food was very good. The atmosphere was a little lacking as the place was a little spartan for my tastes.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank danimary
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here yesterday and it was the perfect spot. Service was spot on, food was fresh and very tasty. Many vegan options for my friend and delicious oysters for me! Definitely a keeper! We’ll be back.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dsnewtime
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June 12, 2016|
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Response from LocavoreGuy | Reviewed this property |
My wife has celiac and they had no problems accommodating her
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The above comment was sent to me by TripAdvisor to answer a question about SoBo, as a recent reviewer of the restaurant. The comment isn't really a question but I thought I would add my "2 cents worth". Cilantro tastes... More
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