1909 Kitchen – Tofino Resort + Marina

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465 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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 are devised by up-and-coming chef with an impressive pedigree, Paul Moran. Unwind off the water with wood-fired bites or a libation inspired by the tides.
What 465 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnitaK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server Michael was fabulous
Food was amazing

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Lucie
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food for breakfast and dinner. Staff is super friendly and efficient. Special thanks to Mina and Christine.

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AddisonQ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing good. Best meal
We had in Tofino! Will go again.

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bcblade
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We'd visited The Hatch on the first night of our four in Tofino and decided to go to 1909 on our last night (they share the same building and kitchen) we're very happy we did. The food was delicious, service was good and the background music was loud enough to hear but not intrusive. Although a bit pricey it was was well worth it, we'd definitely recommend it.

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MollyN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for my boyfriends 25th birthday and had one of the best meals ever! Our server was super accommodating and made the night special.

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Kitty
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We booked with open table a couple of weeks out. Our earliest time to dine was 8:30 so I suggest you book early.
Our server Danika was very polite and professional.
We enjoyed our choices from the menu and would definitely return to this establishment.

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JulieN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Love the wings and Thai salad. And their seafood platter is good though expensive.

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ThingThree
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Most everyone in our party of six really enjoyed their food. I had the Margherita pizza. Terrible crust: super tough, no flavor, burnt bits clinging to the bottom. They also served me martinis in dinky little champagne glasses when they actually had proper martini glasses (when requested).

The steak and cod were delicious and the mini fish tacos were superb and filling enough for a meal. Service was excellent and Covid protocols very well executed.

In addition, the adjacent pub was great for all the same reasons. Just don’t order pizza.

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TessaD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Our food was excellent, exceeded our expectations.

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StephanieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

We had one of the best meals we've ever had in our lives at 1909 Kitchen. My husband's perfectly cooked filet mignon came with fresh local chanterelle mushrooms picked that morning. That kind of attention to detail means a very talented chef. My miso glazed black cod tasted exquisite.
The ambiance is a problem due to Covid restrictions I suspect. Unfortunately, the background music sounded like harsh screaming noise so disturbing if you're out for an evening of relaxed fine dining.

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ShaunaK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cocktails and seafood with a breathtaking view.
Also the fries?!?!

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Karyna
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it!!!! We celebrate our anniversary here and the staff send us a glass of sparkling wine to honor us.... we will always remember you with si much love and definitely we will come back

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BailieB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mike was great he made the experience all the better with his flare and wonderful personality

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Jonese
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the most amazing Thanksgiving dinner here for a great price.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Ask for a booth, due to co vid you do not want to get stuck at their high tables very uncomfortable.children where left unsupervised during co vid very disrespectful for the other patrons.

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and our server- Naomi was awesome. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Chicken wings - the texture and flavor of the salt and pepper are hard to match. The Hannah Brooks Biogreens salad peanut sauce was so good, I wish they sold bottles of it! Finish it off with the cobbler and you’re solid!

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sawmillfail
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Everything was great but eating out during COVID is like eating in a hall. No atmosphere. But that is the way it is these days.

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newcitybandit
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and fresh. Service was very personable and the view was world class.

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EffieG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pizza and tuna tartare. Tacos were excellent. Service was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous date night with my bride

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mike provided absolutely the best service we had during our time on the west coast. Cannot thank him enough!!

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DonD
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great waterfront location, with limited menu on the upper end price wise.

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CrystalH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1909 was the best meal we had during our 6 night stay in Tofino. The staff was extremely responsive and definitely made us feel special the last night of our honeymoon. The food was exceptional and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an exquisite dining experience. The view is also spectacular.

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SteveM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Black Pearl Oysters were fabulous. Beef Fillet with Oscar on the side was a 9/10. Poplar Grove Merlot will make you a Merlot fan again. Lastly, Naomi was our server. Just the right amount of attention without being too familiar. We will be back.

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Foodies
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience4

Other than the waiter literally taking the fork out of my hand. Yep you read it right. Mid use he took it out of my hand while clearing appetizer items from the table. Bizarre. I guess I was done and didn't know it 🤷‍♀️

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Yegdinner
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The location is stunning, the food was excellent, and the service was wonderful. I can’t wait to try it again.

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JimR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view. Tasty food and engaging waiter. I do recommend it.

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StefanieK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

It took approximately 15 minutes to get seated despite the restaurant being half empty. Although our server was friendly, she was quite inattentive. The menu is overpriced for mediocre fare. A friend ordered a salad and she was served wilted, old greens. We visited this restaurant based on a friend's raving recommendation and we could not have been more disappointed. I absolutely would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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MarcelleG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a first experience for my husband and I, we had had a recommendation to eat here and we are delighted we did. The food was delicious! Service was attentive while not overbearing and the setting and atmosphere perfect! We would recommend to anyone who places quality food high on their agenda.

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WhitneyS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place for dinner! The service was outstanding.

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MichaelH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue - right down at the harbour. Trendy, upbeat, and tasty!

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ShaunZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was spectacular, suggestions from our waiter Michael was GREAT for not only the food but the wine. Great time spent celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.

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ErikT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice evening. Open space, lots of windows, nice ambiance and high ceiling. Service was A1, nothing to say. Food was awesome. A bit expensive, but the overall experience is worth it.

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BrendaR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing pizza and cod and fabulous service ( thank you Harrison!)

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vipSusan
Vancouver
57 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent, seasonal food served I a gorgeous setting!

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KrystalW
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Can’t beat the view! Food was tasty, too.

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Brianp
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We where greeted by three, very young untrained hosts. Our table was not ready for our 8p.m. reservation and we were kept for waiting 30 minutes. Cioppino was served cold. Overall a very bad experience. Will not return.

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mlach21
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a reservation, but still had to wait twenty minutes for a table. Waited another twenty minutes for waters. Our server was great and the food was delicious, yet slightly over priced.

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1909 Kitchen – Tofino Resort + Marina is rated 4.6 stars by 465 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.