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OLO Restaurant

4.7
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635 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 635 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFruitfly
Vancouver
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

OLO has reopened Thursday to Sunday, in Phase 3 of the BC COVID-19 recovery plan, and are as wonderful as ever. All necessary precautions are in place. The warm atmosphere, great service, superb food and interesting wine list are there. It is a treat to have them back!

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TaraB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and happy to keep coming back!

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vipPats
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food. Highly recommended

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Jill
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first date night since the pandemic started and we decided to try out someplace new. What a great experience - the food was *exceptional*. Definitely one of our top 3 dining experiences ever. Pricey but worth it for a big night out!

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Veggiesforworldpeace
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Olo never disappoints! This was our first meal out in months and every plate was extraordinary, we didn’t want to leave! The mushroom starter is an all time fave, the halibut entree was perfection, and the elderflower ice cream with desert blew my mind! Thanks SO much!

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JoshuaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was perfect. Inventive and perfectly balanced with incredible ingredients. The extra space between tables made for a relatively quiet experience. Great music and perfect service. Attentive and unobtrusive. Fabulous all around.

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MissGTravels
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here was amazing, I can't wait to go back, love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such an amazing experience! Highly recommend to anyone in Victoria.

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Cassidy
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I've been to OLO twice now and sat at the bar on both occasions - the cocktails are excellent and the service truly makes the experience. The chef clearly puts a lot of thought and care into the plating and flavours. Definitely recommend.

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Joslynn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We LOVED our experience at OLO. The food was incredible and the service was amazing. Would highly recommend!

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Heavycf
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was absolutely stellar. Everything was done to perfection. Plates were inventive and looked stunning. The deserts had a perfect balance of flavours. Wine suggestion was spot on. Dinner was absolutely worth the price. Table beside us did the tasting menu and it also looked amazing. Top marks, 5 stars, would definitely recommend to anyone and will be returning.

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RyanH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food! The duck breast was excellent, and the tuna appetizer was a work of art.

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CrosstownFoodie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a fantastic date night complete with amazing farm to table foods and delicious bevvies

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KelsR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I had the steak - so good and my god. GET THE CHOCOLATE CAKE. One per person, I shared one with my date and we really should’ve gotten two.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the most amazing cheeseburger that I’ve ever had. It was fantastic. We had a great evening. Thank you to all working at OLO on Saturday night. We had a super nifht

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LyraM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. Fantastic service. The absolute perfect spot for a 40th birthday celebration with friends and family. Thank you so much OLO - the reputation that you've created for being a top-notch restaurant is more than well-earned!

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great service. Great food, great wine and great cocktails. Check this place out.

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ChrisJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the most amazing burgers I have ever had! The semolina cubes to start and sneaking bites of my wife’s gnocchi....just made it all the more perfect!

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vipAmusedmario
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Carson (and everyone else that touched our table) was extraordinary in executing service. Plates were perfectly described and timed so well. We will be back

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Erica
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food, amazing wine. We are always so impressed by OLO and are excited for our next chance to return!

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ChrisW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Victoria, great food, drinks and service.

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HugoDonais
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic. Top 3 spots in Victoria no question.

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JoeA
Anchorage
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing! Wine selections were so good

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Steph
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and creative food! Our favourite great food place.

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Sarah
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and great service. My new favorite restaurant!

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NolaN
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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MarionC
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding

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ScottM
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.

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Food4U
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!

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JacksonB
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.

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RyanA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JohnS
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!

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

Very nice room with lovely atmosphere, great food pleasant service

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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DahliaB
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...

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OLO Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 635 OpenTable diners.

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