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“Fresh and Fabulous”
Review of OLO Restaurant

OLO Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 1,226 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Every morsel of food was bursting with fresh authentic flavour. Atmosphere, service and presentation were all top notch.

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Reviewed August 23, 2014

One of the yummiest meals we've had. We sat at the bar and the bartender was our server, he was knowledgeable and interesting. I had the heritage short rib steak which I can't even begin to describe. It's marinated a couple of times and then cooked sous vie and then smoked/bbq'd. Fabulous! Hubby had lamb three ways, delicious! It's hard to describe the depth of the flavors in these dishes. If you're a foodie, you will love it! The chocolate cake was delish too. It's small and on the edge of Chinatown. I suspect it's geared to a young hip crowd and we don't qualify, but enjoyed our food and talking to the bartender about food!

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Thank LindaLee50
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Ulla has fantastic food and service. We ate at the bar as we didn't have a reservation. The bartender was great, very knowledgable and friendly. The food was awesome and fantastic presentation. I would recommend if you want to go to make a reservation.

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Thank fool4travelin
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

The appetizers were interesting - especially the tuna mousse on crackers. Main dish (lamb) was a bit tough.

1  Thank WMerrill
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

While the menu is limited in number of choices, those choices are well prepared and provide a unique dining experience in a comfortable setting. The service was attentive without being overbearing which is always nice. The presentation of each dish was excellent and made you eager to taste what was put before you. No complaints on any score at Ulla. A gem of a find in Chinatown in Victoria.

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3  Thank Al O
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