1909 Kitchen – Tofino Resort + Marina

4.6
509 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Regional American (Northwest)
Honouring the history of our coastal locale, our restaurant was named after the year Tofino got its name. With a fresh take on local ingredients, our shared plates give you the coastal harvest you've been waiting for. Unwind off the water with wood-fired bites or a libation inspired by the tides.
What 509 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GSXR
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely worth going.

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LyndsayM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server Mike was fantastic. The food was great, space is clean and modern, and service was the cherry on top. Will absolutely eat here again when back in Tofino.

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Westcoastbreezy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Beautiful location right on the water. Disappointed in the breakfast menus and pricing. $8 for a side of fruit which consisted of a couple of strawberries cut up and maybe half a cup of blueberries. Overpriced for quality of food. Server was nice but we only seen her twice while we were dining.

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DorothyM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Fantastic location and decor. You can watch the boats come and go and enjoy eagle soaring by as you eat your beautifully prepared and plated meal.

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BigJohn
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed an amazing meal of Ling Cod, Oysters 🦪 and Tuna 🐟 and wine 🍷. We frequent Tofino but had not yet been to 1909 Kitchen. Would definitely recommend! 👍

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Covidscare
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience3

We were called three hours before our reservation and told there was a Covid outbreak in the restaurant, it freaked us out, so we packed up and went back to Victoria

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Bren
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the most amazing dinner on Valentine’s Day! Food was 10/10 and the passionfruit margarita was great too. Our waitress was very attentive and sweet

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JamieK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have always returned here when coming to Tofino, and NEVER regret it. Food is amazing, service is great, view is the best.

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soniaw
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So great! Valentines special was a 38oz prime rib, to die for👌

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AnnieN
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favourite place in Tofino, the ling cod is absolutely amazing and the steak frites is to die for!

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CraigH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great evening dinner experience.
The food was delicious, the ambiance and views are stunning, and the service was perfect.

Harrison was our server and he was awesome and very personable.

We will definitely return to this restaurant in the future.

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Grizz61
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Good food. Good service. Fantastic daytime views. Dining room could use a bit more ambience, but nice. You need to have a lot more seafood choices. Crab, prawns, mussels, calamari, etc. Overall, we had a very pleasant dinner and date. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great location! Food was yummy however it was pretty cold in the restaurant and we didn’t enjoy the child at the table next to us watching tv on his parents iPhone with volume up high... other than that it was a great way to spend a Sunday morning!

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vipBroonzy
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Try the tuna. Try the prawns. Try the yam fries. Try the Brussels sprouts. Another family member loved the pepperoni pizza — not overladen with stuff and with a great crust. Great meal with social distancing carefully ensured.

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SheilaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were in Tofino for four days, we ate at 1909 Kitchen twice. I could eat the prawn tacos every day. Our server Cheyanne was lovely, we had such a great time, thank you.

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ElaineQ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Kale Caesar salad ,Brussel sprouts and the pasta were excellent. There was no host at the door and it took some time for someone to notice us and be seated.

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BerniceN
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had wonderful service. The Eggs Benedict was perfect. A wonderful experience!

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LoriS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and drinks, some VERY special items on the menu - the black cod is heavenly, the tofu bites divine....I would have liked more greens on the plate than carrot and something pickle-y perhaps....Service was exceptional!! A lovely birthday dinner. We feel very lucky to have dined there. All precautions were in place so even more special to have more space & privacy :)

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Warda
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was really great. Servers were really friendly and nice to talk to. More fish and vegetarian option would be nice to have.

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DerekW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. The prawn tacos, cod and crab was the perfect trio. Our server was top notch and very accommodating. Will be back!

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Jessicayeung
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service from Harrison! Well done and the chicken was delicious.

SJ
StephenJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the chicken entree was truly amazing! Definitely recommend for dinner.

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vipAAV123
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time at 1909, amazing views, amazing service, amazing amazing food!!!!

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ConciergeW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

A little loud in Covid times. So concerning re level of noise and laughter. Good spacing. Great food. Shrimp tacos were fabulous. Bar / pub is scary re number of people liud singing etc. Otherwise good.

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vipBenji
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pizza and the yams were top notch and our server was super pleasant! Recommend this spot

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clodaghd
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was easy to book on the open table. Everything was fantastic - Harrison, our server was excellent - knowledgeable on drinks/food/ what pairs well with both. Really just great all around. Food was superb and ambiance was great - especially the wood burning stove!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and lots of space. Strawberry crumble was the best!

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Redbeans4
Brighton
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Not the best vegetarian options but the pizza is good

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NathalieB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WOW! My fiancé and I went to kitchen 1909 saturday night and we were blown away!! We ordered the raw albacore tuna, the sweet potatoes with miso salmon and the cod. We came here for the seafood and we were not disappointed. Mike was our server and rarely you come across someone so skilled, professional, kind and fun! It was my fiancé’s bday and we couldn’t have asked for a better night - and the skillet cookie as dessert ... to die for!
We came back from Brunch on Monday, also delicious!!

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance, food and decor were outstanding. The meatballs were devine, as were the pizzas. Thank you for everything, we will most certainly be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was good food and service but a little high in price. They did a good job following covid rules though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Loved the meatballs, tacos, and beet salad!

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KevinH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Things didn't get off to a good start when we had to wait in line, outside in the cold, for 15 minutes before we could even speak to someone. And we had a reservation!! That was exacerbated by the unwarranted "attitude" displayed by the host.

Things improved once we were seated. Our servers were helpful and attentive. And the food, especially the tacos, was very, very good!!!

I didn't care for the ambience and it was way too loud to have an enjoyable evening. Which is too bad because it means I probably won't go back, regardless of how good the food is.

One last point - management should let their staff know that it is never appropriate to say that "we are busier than we expected", or "we were slammed this evening" as an excuse for poor service. All that does is demonstrate that good service is not a priority.

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TerryJ
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is our “must book Dinner” place for every visit to Tofino over the past 3 years.

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DustinD
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a nice dinner. Nice ambience. View during the day would have been amazing.

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juttaw
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed watching the open kitchen Great food

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PeterD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

One of the better places to eat in Tofino. It's a must go to

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RhondaG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great! Food was tasty and came quickly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! The ambiance was lovely too.
Good COVID-19 prevention measures in place.

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Foodiefirst
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience all around. Our server was on point, friendly & knowledgeable and the food was delicious.

FAQs

1909 Kitchen – Tofino Resort + Marina is rated 4.6 stars by 509 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.