OLO Restaurant

4.8
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Farm-to-table
Nestled in the heart of Victoria, B.C.’s bustling Chinatown neighbourhood, OLO pays homage to the region’s trade hub roots.

The name ‘Olo’ means ‘hungry’ in Chinook Jargon, a derivative language of English, French, Chinese and Chinook. The Pacific Northwest was once a gathering place for traders from all over the world... French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, First Nations and more; at OLO these influences are integrated into a cuisine that showcases the Cascadian region.

We are lucky to have access to the forest, farms, and ocean here on the West Coast. We are a restaurant that believes in sustainable farming practices, seasonality, and knowing the stories of the growers.
Join us to create a unique story of your own!
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
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JA
Anchorage
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent fresh wonderful food. Wonderful staff. Excellent chocolate dessert too.

DD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, beautiful presentation and superb staff! Nice atmosphere with a chill vibe. Would definitely come back here and recommend to friends!

S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and creative food! Our favourite great food place.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and great service. My new favorite restaurant!

NN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I loved everything. It was so tasty. I could only afford to eat there every couple of years though.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Olo is phenomenal. The food is meticulously thought out and prepared. The service is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. The beverages are worth savouring. Olo is never a poor choice for dinner regardless of the occasion.

MC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We received a GC for your restaurant. As we are an older couple (and simple) we found the menu difficult to sort through as the selections were somewhat unfamiliar. The waitress was great and helped us try to work through it.

I have to say the familiar items were wonderful (house made sourdough bread (!!!!) & grass fed butter were awesome as was the wine and dessert). My partner had the iron steak which he enjoyed. I was disappointed there was not a chicken selection on the menu that day.

All in all the prep and presentation were wonderful and we loved that food items were locally sourced.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding

SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

First time at OLO, excellent food. The duck and the pork were very nice, and the rutabaga (which I normally just tolerate) was amazing. Noisy place, but it's small and busy - to be expected. Kudos to the kitchen staff and wait staff, they're very good at their work.

FU
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The only item in my meal that gave food for thought...was my icecream in the dessert....it melted to fast..I believe it should have stayed more firm to accompany the other ingredients. Otherwise this second visit from a Tourist in your town was Wonderfully Delightful!

JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We went for the Valentines tasting menu and all of the food as well as the atmosphere was really good. I was a bit disappointed with the service, as we had to wait a while for our server to greet us when we were first seated, and clear our plates between courses. The couple beside us actually finished their last dinner plate after we did but received dessert courses and their bill well before us. Overall it was good food but I’m not sure the service was worth the tasting menu price.

RA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the most consistant restaurants in the city! Very good

JS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was a dinner to celebrate my 75th birthday. We were served by Matt, the general manager. Very gracious and attentive service, good knowledge and advice about the wines available on the menu.
The food was delicious, with a focus on local ingredients - for example white truffles newly brought in from Langley to accompany the gnocchi. Noise level was perfect - nice buzz but easy to carry on a conversation.

A great experience!

CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice room with lovely atmosphere, great food pleasant service

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our valentine diner with our kids and it was amazing! Everything was perfect, food and service!

M
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Olo. Interesting and delicious flavours in all three courses

DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Have written Brad an email. The noise was a bit much but the food compensated for it...

KW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Victoria dining scene has a gem in Olo. The team at Olo has built a superb menu from cocktails, to wine and rounded out with food creations sure to please your palate. Don’t walk past this spot. Open the door and walk right in, take a seat. Stay a while. You won’t regret it.

c
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Victoria. Everything was excellent.

GK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Would certainly make reservations here again. Wonderful service and food.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blown away by the artistry of the courses! By far the most beautiful dishes I have ever eaten. Not to mention absolutely delicious. I highly recommend the mussels! Will be back again, hopefully as soon as possible!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and service!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot with unique and tasty dishes!

DZ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Do not miss OLO. This is an Oh Wow restaurant. By far the best we experienced in Victoria this go around.

N
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

One of Victoria's best restaurants. Imaginative food.

G
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I hesitated to dine at this restaurant during dine around Victoria as I assumed the food and service would not be up to the high standards I would expect. I was wrong the food and service was delightful.

AC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our second visit to this restaurant, and doesn’t disappoint. Superb food quality, creatively orchestrated and perfectly cooked. Our favourite aspect is the wine pairings that offer unique and regional wines, complementary to the craftsmanship of the food.

JP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious Sunday dinner with our family. Our server Izzy was extremely knowledgeable about the wine and food, and helped us make good choices.

DS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience with outstanding service. Our server Carson timed our tasting menu perfectly while being personable and knowledgeable. Food was excellent, very unique and beautifully plated without sacrificing taste. The portions were a good size as well which is a bit less common in higher end dining. I definitely recommend the tasting menu which is amazing value and a totally well rounded experience. Tons of options for vegetarian as well. We will come back time and time again!

AB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was exceptional. I would highly recommend the kitchen tasting menu. Service was excellent. Will definitely be visiting again. Thank you!

KV
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down the best meal I’ve had in Victoria. The menu is thoughtfully and beautifully cultivated, the service is friendly, fast and it’s clear the front of house works together to provide superior service, nothing was left on our table for more than 3 minutes after eating, Excellent experience!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing, my favourite place in the city!

CS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant does food and ambiance almost perfectly. The only challenge for me is a bit of a value proposition, as I felt that there should be one more course for the costs associated. That said, my reference point id Toronto, where I assume more competition drives margins to be thinner.

KP
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I really enjoy the food, atmosphere and service at Olo. Our favorite place in Victoria.

A
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Victoria restaurant! There were a couple of super interesting dishes that were total works of art. All the other dishes were really great!
Our server was absolutely spectacular. Very grounded and relaxed, easy, present, one step ahead, and knowledgable. The alchemy of the perfect server. The other two folks who popped in and out were lovely as well.

RM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really like the changes the restaurant made transitioning to Olo. Now the top restaurant in Victoria in my opinion.

J
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was good.... not outstanding... but decent. Wine list is a bit scant.

PS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. We love how OLO does farm to table. The semolina cubes are a favourite and the new fried mushrooms are delicious (a new favourite for sure!). Every course was so full of flavour - thoughtfully prepared and served. We loved it. And the service was exceptional. Our server was smart, engaging and funny. She made the evening a true delight. We go every time we’re in Victoria for good reason. Don’t miss an opportunity to dine here.

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

I think there are some better farm to table restaurants we have been to in the past.

Went here as highly recommended but were abit disappointed

Maybe we expected to much but our recent trip to Kelowna the farm to table restaurant put this one down on the experience

JE
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The menu was inventive and fun. I would highly recommend.