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James Joyce Bistro

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#1-1175C Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2E2, Canada
+1 250-384-3332
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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

We were searching for a restaurant and came upon this bistro. We decided to try it since we had eaten in a James Joyce in Lyon Fr. We were so pleased with our decision. The food was of very good qualityMy vegetarian pasta was delicious and my husbands black bean burger was great. The ambiance is very casual and comfortable.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Anybody over 25ish should probably avoid this place.  It's a great spot for youngsters to hang out though.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2011

Met my friend for a birthday lunch. The atmosphere was cute so we were hoping for a great little gem. We were showed a seat by a very bewildered waitress. She had the look of a deer caught in head lights. She asked for our drink order, and I ordered a gin and tonic. After having to go to the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2010

I go for lunch quite regularly and this restaurant always delivers. In the price range the food cannot be beat. Everything I have ever had is done well and with attention to detail. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the street level, but is very charming once inside. Their burgers are the best I've had (9 ball burger), their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2008

The Bistro is tucked in a corner inside Peacock Billiards. Best meal I can remember - we ordered everything from the special menu and were happily pleased all around. Great service. You've never tasted anything so good as the eggplant soup with garlic saffron yogurt sauce.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $39
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #1-1175C Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-384-3332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?