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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!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
We were visiting Victoria for the first time and had heard great things about OLO. We had an amazing time! The appetizers sounds so good, we ended up sharing 3 of them and then sharing the burger. Everything was delicious, I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a memorable night out.
The meal started off nicely with delicious farmers bread, decent beef tartare and the excellent fried mushrooms. But much like the Titanic, what starts off wonderfully can end in a disaster. The smoked salmon was the warning shot as it was decent but the salmon was a bit dry. And then came a horrific octopus dish which was buried by dry chick peas and two flavorless slabs of tofu. Wretched. The scallops and pork belly dish was perhaps even worse. It was drowning in corn pottage and an aggravated salted assault of my taste buds. Lets not discuss the final blow, a pasta dish that was overwhelmingly sour in a most unpleasant way. Uuugh. What happened OLO? You used to be a must visit and now you are a major avoid.
Excellent food and service. Was a really wonderful meal.
If you don’t go here, you’re missing out. Don’t be a fool.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Vegan taster menu. It was an exemplary experience, celebrating the local produce, rather then basing a menu around meat substitution.
If you’re looking for a vegan fine dining experience, then I would definitely recommend.
Service was amazing, very knowledgeable friendly staff, COVID-19 protocol and measures were very good.
We did the tasting menu with wine pairings, and it was among the very best meals we have ever eaten. Superb.
Olo never disappoints ! Thanks for a lovely evening and great food as well as good cocktails. See you again soon!
Good potential but didn’t meet our high expectations. The ambience of the restaurant is pleasant - dimmed lights, good music, all COVID rules applied. Have to note that there was an odd smell in the dinning room (couldn’t place it). Food-wise, we tried four plates - the mushroom toast was delicious, and the pork belly and scallop was also very tasty; we also tried the octopus, which was soft and well cooked, but the sauce was a little too salty. The endive and apple salad was excessively acidic to our liking and we agreed it needed more sweetness. We selected a BC wine to go with our meal, and did not find it good at all. The server took the wine back for tasting at the bar and confirmed that it tasted as it should and it wasn’t a bad bottle. The server offered to take it back but to be honest, I didn’t feel that would go down well at all, and chose to keep the wine - it really wasn’t a good wine (for us? For our meal?). Overall, a pleasant meal but not a great meal and certainly not the memorable experience we were looking for. We had two servers, one who was really energetic and welcoming, and another one who made the whole wine situation a little awkward. Good service altogether.
We went there after our elopement wedding - literally still dressed up hahaha - the staff was so great and made it special - it’s hard to do wedding during covid, and they made it feel special for us. Thanks again.
I took my wife here for her 26th and we were blown away. The service was impeccable, the food was next level (I had a transcendental moment with the fried mushrooms), and the drinks blew our socks off. The bartender, West, made my wife a cheeky birthday cocktail and was even gracious enough to make us some of the best Espresso Martinis and old fashioned cocktails that we've had.
Definately order a few plates to share! Can't recommend this place enough!
I have been at Olo on a few occasions now and enjoyed it each time. The rich flavours from the West Coast cuisine, the warm and quiet ambiance and the professional and yet friendly and relaxed service make the experience a bliss.
Delicious food - subtle and sophisticated- pairing of flavours - nothing boring and nothing over-the-top. Fantastic!!
Food was outstanding along with wine pairings and service
Wonderful food and service with a big smile. Very innovative cuisine. Will definitely return on a future trip to Victoria. thank you for the beautiful evening.
Great service, food was beyond expectations. Highly recommend the mushroom appetizer.
One of the better Farm to Table Restaurants I've been to. The detail to care, attention and flavor profiles is outstanding.
Every dish we had was excellent. The chocolate cake is to die for!
If anything, on our last visit October 1, we felt our meal was even superior when compared to past visits. We always order our wine with the excellent guidance of the Staff and we have never been disappointed. The Semolina Cubes are usually our starter followed by Tempura cooked Mushrooms. We thoroughly enjoyed the Octopus prepared softly which is rare in most restaurants. Next was the Alder Smoked Salmon and the Duck Breast. Although they prepare the Duck Breast in different ways it is always superb, I order it on virtually every visit; it is irresistible.
Always our fave! The team here is excellent. Delicious food and great cocktails plus a lovely wine selection.
What more could you want?
Excellent dinner. Olo focuses on fresh ingredients artistically presented.
The ambience is casual and chic. Attentive and friendly service, and following social distancing and other health protocols.
The high ceilings and décor support the fresh and spacious feel of a lovely and delicious evening.
Exquisite food and fantastic service! We chose the four-course option and every bite was delicious. The chocolate cake... there are no words! A perfect last night for our vacation and we thoroughly recommend the Olo dining experience.
You should try this restaurant because it is farm to table and there are come really creative dishes.
Excellent experience, would definitely recommend to anyone!
Favourite restaurant in Victoria! The food is delicious, beautifully plated, and genuinely farm to table. The staff are great to talk to and West runs an awesome bar with the best ice in the city!
Food was exquisite...wonderful flavours and beautifully presented. Enjoyed every mouthful. Excellent service as well.
Amazing--best martini EVER and, overall, the best dinner and wine we've ever had. We love OLO sooooooooo much...wish we lived in Victoria!
We specifically went to the restaurant with our son who is a vegetarian. We have been to OLO before. There are lots of options for him here. Two of us had the chef‘s tasting menu. The food was artfully placed on the plate with fresh, tasty, interesting flavours. Our only complaint, the seafood Crudo was presented with mere slivers of fish & therefore very overpriced. Portions are smallish, so we always order extra dishes to share. Delicious choices were the semolina cubes, flatbread with baba ganoush & fried mushrooms. Service was attentive.
Great food, lovely presentation. Staff was courteous. But we were asked to leave at the 90 minute mark. That was awkward. We ate well, drank well, and paid our lofty bill. It diminished the experience a bit to be told, at the bar, that our time was up...
It was a good overall experience
Sat at the bar. Food was fantastic. Shared fresh baked bread, fried mushrooms that would rival almost any chicken wing, a carrot appetizer (including a sorbet that on its own would have blown us away), seafood crudo (light and fresh) and the chicken duo (refined thanksgiving on a plate). All dishes were amazing and the service was exceptional as well. We left full and happy.
Olo was fabulous. Imaginative food, beautifully presented. Unique and delicious wine, and personable service. Such a treat to be out celebrating- Thankyou for keeping at it despite the formidable challenges.
First time at OLO and found it simply amazing! The food was so delicious and the service so attentive. Its hands-down the best in Victoria.
Our favourite restaurant to eat at every time we visit Victoria.
The food and the staff was top notch. We loved all their suggestions. We will come back for sure next time we’re in Victoria.
Olo is a truly special place, with so much thought and care put into every component on every plate. The food, as always, was exceptional - and the service was warm and wonderful. This is only our second time inside a restaurant in the 6mo since COVID hit, but we felt both safe with all of their protocols in place, and that our experience was not in any way hampered by the precautions. I feel so fortunate that we have a restaurant like Olo in Victoria!
Very imaginative menu that played off the beautiful interplay of textures and flavour of the fresh ingredients. The portions were small yet filling.
Amazing! Felt very safe and the food and service was fantastic. Each plate was beautifully assembled and creatively complex using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Make a reservation - you won’t regret it!
Delicious, the service is very friendly. They also have a vegan menu that is delicious. It’s really cool that the owners have their own farm associated with the restaurant and are growing their own veggies. True farm to table. Really outstanding.
Olo has been and continues to be our favourite restaurant in Victoria. The quality and creativity in every dish are consistent and they have their own farm so they are growing the food they are serving. Simply amazing every time!
We had the four course menu, one person had the vegan option and the other two opted for smoked salmon and halibut. Everything was delicious, beautifully presented, and well explained by our server. Covid protocols very clear and appreciated.
OLO Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 725 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.