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“Best Sea Food Stew... ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of SoBo

SoBo
Ranked #11 of 52 Restaurants in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $33
Cuisines: Canadian, American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fresh food from here and there in Tofino, BC.
Penticton, Canada
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best Sea Food Stew... ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

I've been back for this stew twice and it's been awesome each time! So much seafood! Clams, muscles, crab, fish, scallops. They do not old back on the portions!

Visited November 2012
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Tofino, Canada
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25 reviews
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“Unreal Everytime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Normally I wouldn't write another review on a place I've already reviewed but this just can't be helped! Everytime I dine out at SoBo, the experience is out of this world.
Generally once I've found a favourite item on their menu (ie. Duck confit, caramelized onion and blue cheese pizza), I have a hard time choosing a different main.
Last night our party of three started with a Broiled oyster (delicious!) and their appetizer special: crab and tuna spring roll (really well executed).
I was daring and chose a different main, one that I had never tried. The smoked chicken pasta.
Absolutely delicious. The handmade noodles were perfect al dente and the wine-butter sauce was flavorful and light. Highly recommended.
SoBo has an extensive wine list and lots of BC and some Vancouver Island wines to choose from which is always appreciated.
Service as usual was friendly and really helpful.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank gmauj
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Nanaimo, Canada
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255 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Pricey but tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

1 soup, 3 oysters, 1 salad, 1 small pizza = $70 plus tip
All food nicely presented, treat to palate. Salad and soup small portion for price. Edge of pizza burned but great taste.
Great service, west coast ambience. Worth a visit

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank ELES ESCAPE B a... B
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Fries and Fish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

My introduction to the incredible Polenta Fries and the 'to-die-for" Killer Fish Tacos took place on a surf-yoga-camp trip when the bounty was offered from a truck parked at the botanical gardens. It became an instant "not-to-be-missed" stop on my annual pilgrimage to Tofino. Imagine my utter dismay to discover that the truck was not parked at it's usual spot one summer and the sheer joy to discover that the owners had opened a permanent location in Tofino! I've shared this culinary combination with family and friends through the years. We start to crave the Polenta Fries on the ferry ride to Vancouver Island! Try the Polenta Fries and Killer Fish Tacos from the lunch menu as it's more economical.

Sobo's has fabulous baked goods. One summer we ordered a chocolate birthday cake a week in advance of our surf trip. This fall we sped off with the last piece of pumpkin pie for the road trip;)

  • Visited October 2012
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Oakville, Canada
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66 reviews
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“Good food, service???”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We recently enjoyed a dinner at SoBo as recommended by our B&B hosts. It was everything they said, great food, interesting beers/wines and a nice ambiance. It was great to see local produce (root vegetables, kale etc.) being served and beautifully cooked.

Probably the only downside to the meal was a server who clearly did not want to be there. Her demeanor was off-putting although the service itself was acceptable. It is amazing what a genuine smile will do! To be fair, we only ate there once so perhaps it was just a one off??

  • Visited November 2012
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