Marina

4.6
16 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
A James Street experience, brought to you by the team behind Born and Raised Restaurant, Hamilton.

Private Dining

Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, Marina and Shaolin offer a unique dining experience influenced by Mexican and Asian cuisine. Seasonally inspired menus created by Chefs Vittorio Colacitti, Sebastian Sanchez and Johnny Segundo celebrate local farmers and culinary roots.

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S
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! Awesome food and my only wish is I was able to eat it all. The wife and I ordered way too much but managed it as best as we could.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything we ordered was unique and delicious. Service was excellent as well.

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LK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it. Me and my girlfriends were here for a very relaxing and long dinner. The restaurant adapted to our pace and kept things slow as requested. The food was excellent and the margaritas are fab. Will definitely go back

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HS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Such good food and cocktails and good staff. A really great place to come to eat family style.

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BR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fantastic food and excellent service.
Parking is minimal.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Would definitely go here again. The food was creative and delicious. Most options can be made into shareable plates as well as eaten as an entree, so we were able to try lots of things. It had a selection of vegetarian choices and we enjoyed these the most. The server did a great job helping us figure out proper portions for our table.

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RK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Very limited menu and not much explanation. Had to ask our server to explain almost everything on the menu. Cocktails were great and tasty. Food was mediocre. Both the lobster and steak were over cooked and chewy. The sauces were great and the tortillas but wouldn’t pay for that quality again.

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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was fantastic. This is easily one of James streets best restaurants aside from Born and Raised. After dinner we went downstairs and devastated the dance floor. Was nice to see people of many ages having fun, not just 19 year olds. Great evening. Have lived in Hamilton for 2 years now and this was our most enjoyable night out!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place had an amazing vibe. Everything we ordered off the menu was great; although the Brussels sprouts, flatiron steak and red Thai curry were particular standouts. The rotating Fairweather tap was also a big plus for beer lovers such as myself. A must-try in Hamilton for elevated Mexican/Asian cuisine.

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RR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place! The food is incredible, the decor is absolutely beautiful. One of my favourite places to go in Hamilton! My favourites: brussel sprouts, guacamole dip, cauliflower, red thai curry- A must try!

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V
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance!

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F
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Completely enjoyed the fantastic, authentic food!
The service is wonderful and the surroundings are comfy and eclectic.
Will be back!

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k
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Cauliflower and brussel sprouts were super delish, very good experience overall! Service could be a little quicker

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Excellent flavour but service needs to be optimized

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Although a bit hard to find, we did make it to Marina and enjoyed the colourful decor. The service was great. The tacos ($7 ea.) were unique and very tasty, but not filling enough to stand on their own even when ordering 2 each. The interesting menu needs more variety and full plate dinner options with more appetizers and some side dishes, salads, rice, beans, desserts etc. to go with the yummy tacos. The asian-style brussel sprouts ($11) as an appetizer were really different, flavourful, but maybe a bit overpowering without maybe a flatbread or rice or something to balance it out. I still enjoyed them although my husband just ate them because he was really hungry. Including tax and tip, it came to about $50 but we were hungry shortly after. I did enjoy the experience and would go back again if the menu was updated.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience!! We were a party of 6 (4 adults, 2 children aged 10 and 15). We did not know much about this restaurant at all! Bailey our waitress was AMAZING! She helped all of us order based on what we might like and she was BANG ON! This is now my favourite restaurant and I cannot wait to go back and try more on this amazing menu!! Will also hope to have Bailey again!!

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