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Tibetan Kitchen Cafe

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Asian, Vegetarian, Tibetan
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680 Broughton Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W1C, Canada
+1 250-383-5664
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in central Victoria, this place has lovely tasting food and good service. I have not had Tibetan food before, but Indian is my comfort food and I really enjoyed the flavours.

Thank Spirit1278
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

What can you say when a place does everything right? The staff; awesome! Super attentive, soooo friendly, constantly topping up the water, bringing napkins, most likely the best wait staff we have come across. The atmosphere; Awesome! Relaxing music, perfect lighting, nice simple decor. The food; Wow! Perfectly seasoned, cooked, plated, and served! One of the top 5 places I... More 

1 Thank Jeremy G
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

First time at this restaurant and were looking for a change. The staff were very helpful & friendly assisting with our choices. We went with the complete meal (appetizer / entree/ dessert) for $22. It was the curry chicken, which was not a strong flavorful curry (no issues) & appetizers were good / light dessert. Nice change, we will be... More 

Thank sashakeena
Comox Valley, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended by a foodie friend. Reviews were all over the place. My companion chose the curry chicken, I the curry spinach with paneer. We opted for mild heat. What we got was flavorless. No curry taste. No heat. The sauce on both reminded us of canned tomato soup , but with less flavor. The accompanying samosa... More 

1 Thank Robert G
Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

From the chai to the curries to the lovely people who welcome you in...this is one of my top five favorite places to eat in Victoria. Don't miss this cute place with soul-warming dishes!

Thank Holly S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

it was a great place to enjoy with an affluent friends and family plus wonderful food plus great place to go a sunny day for lunch plus the food was great

Thank Christopher S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Fantastic food, from momos, curries and stirfrys Ive never been disappointed, Pemba sources local meat which is a bonus for me, and uses the best ingredients available for her other dishes- make sure you try her house made hot sauces!!

Thank itikio k
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I've been meaning to try this place for a while now as I've heard good things about this place. I wasn't sure what to expect, as I was told it is cross between Indian curries and Chinese, but that is an over simplification. The food has its own flavour and texture. I had the Vegan special combo and my friend... More 

Thank victoriafoody
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The people are lovely and the Sha-pale (meat pie) is one of my favourite foods. Don't miss it if you're in Vic. There can't be many restaurants like it in Canada.

Thank Matt H
Invercargill, New Zealand
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111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We found this by chance a few blocks from the Strathcona Hotel where we were staying. Excellent location in downtown Victoria. Really enjoyed the food, so different from what we had expected. everything was delicious, plus service was prompt. Value for money, seemed busy would recommend

Thank Louieathens

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $22
Asian, Vegetarian, Tibetan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 680 Broughton Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W1C, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-5664
Tibetan Kitchen is Owner/Chef operated, established since 2008.
Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, Tibetan Kitchen owner and Chef Pemba and staff work hard to bring the best food to your table. One of a kind curries are made from dairy free ingredients but with rich cashew paste, which is house ground with aeromatic spices. Food is made from scratch, including stocks made from local free range chicken. Lots of Vegeterian and Vegan options are offered.
Born and brought up in North East India in a Tibetan family Pemba came to Canada in 2006 after working 12 years in the hotel and F&B Departments while working for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Pemba and her staff strive to to go above and beyond to satisfy her customers by serving only the best food with a smile.
Menu is kept small and simple so it can be perfected, dining room is very simple with zen type of soft music at the background. Local wine and beer on tap are also served. Please come and enjoy food cooked with love.

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