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OLO Restaurant

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$$$$
Downtown
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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509 Fisgard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R3, Canada
+1 250-590-8795
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All 5 of us had the tasting menu, with 3 of us taking the wine pairing as well. Unfortunately being pregnant I could not have the wine pairing but it absolutely looked amazing. Everyone loved every bite. The atmosphere is great, the service is just perfect and the overall dinner was the best I personally ever had. I can't wait... More 

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1 Thank Mireille G
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had an awesome dinner here tonight. The London dry gin is outstanding and the food is local farm to table. More impressive was the server and mangers approach when I discovered to my horror that I left my wallet in my hotel room Discretion was foremost and one call to the oak bay hotel and they... More 

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1 Thank Andrew T
Cobble Hill, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We booked in for our anniversary after loving ulla (restaurant before Ollo) for years. Totally disappointed! Took forever for our server to approach the table then waited way too long for drink refills, water, food to come. The food was not nearly as impressive as their former restaurant.

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6 Thank Cameronlucy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We checked previous restaurants this one stood out so we took a chance and walked in. The service was great and the food range and selection excellent. The wine list was good and the service very good. If we travel there again I will book this time but definitely will go back.

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1 Thank richardbV3544BV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here and both had the tasting menu. Im a vegan and it was the best meal I have had in years. Our server Paula was knowledgeable and kind, giving us great wine pairings for each of our 5 courses. Every course was executed and plated beautifully with incredible flavour and great insight. The dessert was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

OLO serves modern NW cuisine in a hip space in a transitional neighborhood in downtown Victoria BC. We sampled much of the menu and enjoyed virtually everything. The house made pork rinds are a must order. The corn bread and crunchy vegetables were our other starter orders. All of them fresh, well prepared and tasty. The grilled octopus with chickpea... More 

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2 Thank Al L
California Desert, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Staff at this tiny, delightful spot can't do enough for you although they don't hover or drive you nuts. The food was so creative. Great flavors and textures. Fun bar menu and wine list too.

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1 Thank Jltho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

No plans, just a few reviews, we arrived at OLO, no booking. Small cosy venue, modern and rustic decor altogether. Although the tasting menu could have been a good option, we ordered a la carte: Parry lamb and flat iron steak. Beautifully cooked, lovely garnishes, great tastes. Followed by Desserts ( chocolate & seasonal fruits) and wine pairing: excellent. All... More 

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1 Thank Sophie G
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Small restaurant so make reservations to ensure a table. Saw many people stop in to be turned away. Menu changes daily.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I was there two times for breakfast and one time for dinner and never disappointed. Very good food and friendly staff. Prices are fair especially when you consider the quality - to be recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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