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OLO Restaurant

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509 Fisgard St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R3, Canada
+1 250-590-8795
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17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this restaurant, went here for our anniversary last year. The cocktails were superb and the food was amazing. Beautiful presentation and flavor profiles. Loved everything about this place!

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Calgary
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191 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought the value to price ratio here was weak. The food was OK but not inspired. Prices were steepish. Did not love the flavours. Service was ok. I would not go back.

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1 Thank selmer
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Travelling solo and made to feel welcome. Fantastic food and plenty of information about the provenance of both the food and the wine. Friendly team. Reasonable price by Australian standards. Ate there 2 nights this week. Wish I could take the place home.

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Thank Suellan W
North Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently tried OLO for the first time, and had a bit mixed review of it. The staff is friendly and attentive. We didn't fancy some of the tasting menu items, so opted to order off the regular menu instead. We shared corn bread (warm and buttery), beet and cheese salad (really too small to share, and very bland), then... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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1,211 reviews
702 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They changed their name so we decided to see what changed and we still found a tasty but pricey restaurant for couples. Hubby ordered a rum and coke and was charged $17 plus $2 for the coke. It said a double (we noticed later) even though he didn't order a double. I do d enjoy the turnip salad ($14) and... More 

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Thank kpatters
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little restaurant with a cool modern feel, and then you try the food! Family style is the name of the game at this restaurant. Where they just keep bringing food till your full.

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Thank dmand67
West Chester, PA
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411 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A special night out.We had to check out OLO after reading the Tripadvisor reviews. We were lucky to be able to squeeze in without a reservation after a wait of 30 minutes on a Saturday night. Appetizers of smoked salmon and semolina cubes with garlic mayo; Entrees of lamb roast and duck breast and leg. A sinful chocolate dessert.Shared portions... More 

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Thank WC-Travelers-75
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With folky tunes in the background and quaint yet hip feel to the place, the craft spirits and local wines mixed with mostly local sourced foods fits the bill here at OLO. The food obviously has a lot of care and thought out into it and I'd definitely recommend a visit while in town.

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Thank SLIMDIESEL79
Victoria, Canada
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Awesome place to bring friends and family for a wonderful meal. The quality of food is excellent. The food is all local and fresh and goes by the different seasons. Amazing place.

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2 Thank olie d
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was in Victoria for one night and wanted to get a sense for how the food in town had changed since my last visit several years ago. I asked on the street and 2 different people said that they felt Olo was the most interesting new place too eat. We were met at the door and seated immediately, service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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