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PRICE RANGE
£5 - £28
CUISINES
Seafood, Asian, Wine Bar, Japanese Fusion, Fusion, Canadian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Block Kitchen + Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Experience!
1. Amazing Experience!
"The service was absolutely spot on, perfect food recommendations"
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2. Best Food in Victoria!
2. Best Food in Victoria!
"The food is Asian-fusion and just delicious"
ndlptmom54
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3. NEXT LEVEL!
3. NEXT LEVEL!
"This restaurant was a delightful experience."
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Saw this restaurant ranked as #1 so we had to try it. Made a reservation for a Friday evening dinner. Reservation is a must as it’s popular and we saw many people get turned away. The service was FAST which we appreciated. One thing I...didn’t love was the upsell- after we ordered 5 dishes from the menu the server asks, “would you like edamame to start?” This is an $8 menu item… if I wanted it I would have ordered it. But naturally, most people will say yes as it catches you off guard and you feel that it may be free (like when a restaurant offers you bread to start). Here is what we ordered and how we felt about it: Pork Belly Bao bun- delicious Japabao bun- good Kara age chicken skewers - great, a little dry, would be better if it came with more spicy mayo Duck spring rolls- nice and crunchy, delicious Tokyo Fries- delicious and unique I had an excellent mocktail- limes of Passion was superb Overall we enjoyed the food and service and would recommend for others to try.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 19 April 2023

Amazing service… and the food was to die for! Do not forget dessert… I am still thinking about it, so good!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely a must! Every dish we got was delicious! We chose a variety of small plates to share and loved them all. Great atmosphere and service.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! We visited at around 8pm on a Tuesday and ordered the mushroom risotto and their daily special, a Curried Prawn dish with mushrooms, rice and kimchi. Both dishes were absolutely amazing and the team at the restaurant was amazing. Loved this meal and the...service was great!!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 May 2024 via mobile

Nice vibe, interesting food, flavour lacked a tiny bit of punch. Good service, worth the spend overall, would go back when next in the city for sure!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 May 2024

Started off well - food came quickly and was very very tasty, unique flavours. It is expensive and portion sizes are small... so we had to order another course because we were still hungry. But it felt worth it at that point because the food...was so delicious. Unfortunately that's where our experience went downhill. Waitress took a while to come checkin once we were done with first course, took our order, then acted like we didn't exist for 45 minutes. Saw her chatting up the kitchen staff for a while, checking her phone, dealing with other tables, she also just disappeared completely for a while... keep in mind this was a Sunday night with 4 or 5 other tables open in the entire restaurant. All the while our food hadn't come... kitchen staff was also idle, so I wondered if our order had even gotten put in? The table next to us got abandoned as well. Finally a different waiter came and tried to auction off our food to the next table, then without apology for the delay left it with us. It was the least impressive dish we ordered and by that time were less stoked on being there... Finally the original waitress came back to ask us about dessert. We declined and I politely made a joke about us missing her and she waved it off, saying she "got caught up" with other tables. By that time there were even fewer open tables. Anyways she offered no apology and just dropped the payment machine with us and disappeared again. It was really weird. Some of the worst service I've ever had, especially on a $100+ bill for 2 people with no alcohol or dessert. I can't recommend this place unless service really improves. I was really put off by what I felt was an entitled attitude from our FOH staff. Try elsewhere if you want to feel cared about!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 21 April 2024

This was my 3rd time at this restaurant. The food was very good-we had the gyozas, duck spring rolls and Korean chicken. Prices for non-alcoholic cocktails were expensive compared to other similar restaurants in the area that we visited. Service was friendly but drinks took...a long time to come I was very disappointed in the cholocate crème pot. It was like a a very hardened chocolate fudge with a hint of coconut. Served with a few berries and a very underripe strawberry.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 April 2024 via mobile

We liked this restaurant so much we went back the second night. Food is very good. Cocktails unique and service is very good. Would highly recommend. We will return next time we are visiting Victoria.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 April 2024 via mobile

Fantastic friendly servers. We eat vegan and we had plenty of options; food was flavorful. Love small plates! Great energy and vibe!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

The location is great right down town. The vibe is cool and the decor is very nice. The food is creative and very tasty. The service was also very good.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 30 March 2024

Excellent food and service! Great looking cocktails. This is my new fav food place in Victoria! Just got home from dinner there and can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 March 2024

Love their menu with a great variety of items. Fries, and their cocktails are my favourite. They have many great non-alcoholic drinks too.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

6 of us went last night and ordered appetizers to share. We had a fantastic array of items to share, and nothing disappointed us. And drinks, well, the were fantastic. Inventive, interesting and TASTY. I was driving so limited myself to one alcoholic drink and...switched to alcohol free, which did not disappoint. We got there at 515 and it was packed by 530. Looking forward to going back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024 via mobile

Found Block on TripAdvisor. When we walked in we were greeted by Andy. He was most personable and welcoming. We mentioned that it was first time here based on reviews. We also mentioned there was negative review that caught our attention. So we asked him...about it. He shared the story of how he had a reservation with a child and how he went out of way to purchase a high chair. He even showed us the high chair that he bought just for this reservation. We were celebrating a birthday and as you get older birthdays are special. The shared plates that we had were totally awesome. What a great place to celebrate a momentous occasion. Love the place and we will be back. Kudos to the Block.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

We walked by this brilliant restaurant the previous evening and it was buzzing with activity, loads of diners and from the window looking in, a vast array of appealing looking food being delivered to the tables. We decided it was a must go for the...next night's dinner. Welcomed at the door and quickly seated by the pleasant front of house lady, the restaurant was quiter than the previous night, but we were early at 7pm. An efficient and knowledgeable waittres came and explained the menu, fusion food style and the house specials for the night. We started with one, a grilled scallop topped the miso, flying fish roe and crispy sweet potato, served in the shell.... Just superb! Second was Saikoro Steak and Kara Age Chicken strips also just a wonderful combination up of flavours, dishes timed comfortablly to allow for a pallet refreshing wine. Another house special for the final savoury course, Meatball Bao Mi was again delicious. Finally, desert Maple Miso creme bulee, wow! Highly recommend this restaurant, brilliant food, great service and vibrant atmosphere!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Block Kitchen + Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5