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OLO Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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509 Fisgard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R3, Canada
+1 250-590-8795
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

delicious food - was so fresh, tasty, and creatively presented. Loved their non-alcoholic drink specialties, and fresh ice cream. Nice, cozy ambience. Excellent friendly service.

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Thank Bessie134
Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local cuisine from farm to table. Tasty, modern, reasonable prices. Very warm and good service! Certainly a must try! Well done Olo!

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Thank stefanosingapore01
Kingston, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been eating at Olo during our visits to Victoria over the past three years and it never disappoints us. The food is always good, the combination of ingredients creative and the presentation attractive. Also the service is excellent. Liz

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had reserved a table a few days before and were very excited to go there after what we had heard before about the place. They serve primarily organic and local food. Nothing we ordered was bad. But it was not really great, either. Maybe, we just expected too much.

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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive for the quality. The host was pretentious and unwelcoming. Requesting a particular table can be challenging. Wine menu is also too expensive.

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2 Thank CarolineMM2012
Edmonton, Canada
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334 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Olo restaurant and tried their set menu. It consisted of foods produced locally in British Columbia. It is a small restaurant and very popular so it is best to make a reservation or go early. If you are staying downtown it is near the Johnson St. bridge.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late lunch and found the atmosphere very welcoming and the food very good. Particularly enjoyed the crispy chicken and the smoked salmon. Great cappuccino. Service was both prompt and pleasant. Very much recommended!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great and fresh. Service was fast Thank you so much for the great experience here in Victoria.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for brunch and I had the 'Sweet souffle pancake' (poached fruit, honey yogurt, amaranth), which I really loved - I would suggest that one if you have a sweet tooth for brunch. We also shared 'Cast iron cornbread' and 'Buttermilk biscuits', which were also delicious. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was great as well. We enjoyed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is if you haven't been you need to get there the food never disappoints. I love that you can get such gorgeous food in a relaxed atmosphere, not at all stuffy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Fisgard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-590-8795
Description
Relationships are forged over food at OLO - whether its friends and family enjoying a boat-to-table brunch or Executive Chef & Owner Brad Holmes finding farm-fresh ingredients from hard-working neighbours. Delicious food, laughter and good conversation are always on the menu. 'Olo' means 'hungry' in Chinook Jargon, a derivative language of English, French, Chinese and Chinook, and just like the Pacific Northwest was once a gathering place for traders, OLO is where the community comes together when hungry for more than just a meal. Serving up fresh local produce, Chef Brad is part of the Slow Food Chefs Alliance and switches up the sustainable menus depending on what's coming through the kitchen doors every day. Each dish celebrates life in B.C., using only the best ingredients available and working with amazing farmers, fishermen and foragers to provide an experience that captures the essence of Vancouver Island. Handcrafted seasonal cocktails showcase the best of Vancouver Island products and the bar program highlights the region's bounties with an impressive selection of B.C. distilleries, breweries and rare Canadian whiskeys. The thoughtfully curated wine list focuses on small-batch producers that showcase the Okanagan and Vancouver Island's best wineries, alongside premium international selections.

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