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Roar, Tofino, BC

Roar

4.5
4.5
626 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
ROAR is a restaurant rooted in rebellion. We honour the rebellious history of Tofino and we proudly rebel against the status quo. It’s the waves crashing and raging flames. It’s the roar of a rebellious nature.

This isn’t like any other restaurant. We cook with live fire, and all of our food and beverage is inspired by the local people, makers and ingredients of Tofino.

Just as you would gather with friends around the campfire, we invite you to get comfy here while we share the stories behind every one of our menu items as the fire roars in the background.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Cocktail Bar, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 725-7627
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jeff Keenliside
  • Neighbourhood
    Tofino
  • Parking Details
    Limited parking is available at Hotel Zed Tofino for Roar restaurant guests. We also encourage you to bring your bike! Tofino's amazing Multi-Use Path will take you right to Roar and we have free, safe bike parking available.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 626 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Food

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Service

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver Island

    Healthy

  • Vancouver Island

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver Island

    Lively

  • Vancouver Island

    Most Booked

626 Reviews
  1. Kris

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great, especially our server. A bigger menu with more variety would make the place perfect.

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  2. MarnieD

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, and they were able to accommodate my dairy allergy and answer all my questions (very rare experience)! Will definitely visit again. Highly recommend!

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  3. LaurenH

    Calgary

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great visit to Roar. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Good selections on the menu. The lighting could hav even turned down to enhance the aesthetic and atmosphere as it seemed much to bright. Lovely experience overall.

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  4. AndreaZ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great space and wonderful service. Need vegan options on the menu!

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  5. Juanita

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dinner at Roar! We went there with some friends, our table was ready on time, the waitress was very pleasant and helpful. As for the food, so yummy!! There is not one complaint from any of us! We all loved our dishes and would go back in a heartbeat!

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  6. TarynM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so delicious one of the best meals of my life would come come again. Service was spectacular.

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  7. JerrandChlo

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu needs to change very limited. Risotto was soggy.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I came into ROAR for Valentine’s Day. We were greeted promptly and professionally. Our service was amazing! Mike was our server for the evening and his positive vibe was outstanding. We will for sure be bringing all of our friends /family and client's here for any future endeavours.

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  9. MaryP

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was goood but the five course meal served at New Year’s Eve was excellent. I prefer the five course meal vs 3 course meal. More variety. But, overall it was an amazing meal.

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  10. HeatherM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and so was the service. Fast, no problem getting a seat, no problem accommodating food requests - where we should have gone for breakfast all along instead of saving it till the last day of our trip!

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  11. TerryM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and watching the chef’s cook and prepare the meals was a real treat.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a reservation and were thrilled to be able to bring our dog in for dinner. Unfortunately we waited nearly a half hour for our drinks. The server was overly friendly but once we ordered our food it came very quickly and was very very good. My boyfriend, although his food was excellent and may have had nothing to do with it, was unwell that evening.

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  13. DanielD

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic menu and cocktails! Probably the best beef bourguignon I've ever tasted. This is a gem, hidden in a quirky, fun little hotel. Definitely worth finding!!

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  14. MONICAD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was insanely delicious! Our reservation was for 5 pm and we were done our meal and dessert in just over one hour. By the time we were leaving it started to get busier.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flavour profile for mussels was weird, bread barely toasted. Meals were ok.

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  16. ShayneR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good but they were out of Prosecco, mussels and tuna. Family place so ambience noisy and bright. Worth the visit for the food!

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  17. GerryD

    Manitoba

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Understaffed. Servers were hopping and trying to wait too many tables , two cooks in the back were hustling the staff were trying hard but we were late being seated for our reservation, 26 minutes for drinks, 58 minutes for appts, and 90 for mains. Food was good, portions were scant and menu replacements and substitutions for unavailable things were plentiful. I would pass they have some things to work out in operations.

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  18. DaveM

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten at Roar before, the place is awesome. Open kitchen with wood burning cooking area, don't worry, you can't smell any smoke! Food is well prepared and delicious. A must stop place while in Tofino.

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  19. SophieE

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was cool. The food was very good. The kitchen was backed up and it took a long time to get our food. The drinks were excellent. We played a card game while we waited and had lots of fun.

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  20. juliaelvis

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ok appetizers took over an hour to arrive. And only one did with our order of 3 ( one for each of was ordered). The next arrived about 20 minutes later and were just cold when they weren’t meant to be. And then….over 40 minute wait for the main course. A drink order was wrong and our waitress challenged that. That was just weird. Overall a very strange vibe I haven’t felt in Tofino before ( been coming here several times a year since forever). Maybe Tofino has just changed?

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  21. ElspethM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere, also great for kids thanks to the fantastic “disco” in the building

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  22. LorraineS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It took over an hour to get our food. The polenta fries were over cooked. We also ordered the cheesecake but it contained nuts which was not stated on the menu. The server said they have not updated their summer menu. Horrible overall experience.

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  23. SiriKhan

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff are fantastic and very helpful. We had an 4 months old baby with us and at time he was not in his best mood. Staff were very accommodating and understanding. Appetizers were amazing but main course were not as good. We ordered fresh chucked oysters; fresh and tasty but several broken shells remained in the oysters. Grilled squid was outstanding. For main, We ordered duck confit pasta and baked salmon which the salmon a bit overcooked and the pasta was ok. Also ordered salt spring mussels which fresh but we were not fans of the sauce. The restaurant’s ambience is warm and welcoming. The open kitchen is interesting and fun to watch.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience and loved the staff and the ambiance Best hamburger ever!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far one of the best tasting meals we have had eating out in awhile. Food was delicious, service was exceptional, vibe was spot on. Would recommend as a must if your in the Tofino/Ucluelet area.

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  26. SusanF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our 3rd time at Roar in the past year and a half. Each time is was an outstanding experience. FOOD, DRINKS and SERVICE were all great! This trip we enjoyed Fresh Oysters, Scallops, "THE" Big Steak and amazing cocktails and wine! It is now on our must do's when on the West Coast!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brian our server on Thursday was amazing friendly observant and funny

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  28. bpfranks27

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with excellent service last night. We had the salad, chowder, oysters and the pork chop. That chowder was delicious. One of the best ai have ever had. We will be back next time we come through!!

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  29. SteveS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always visit when we are in town! Great food and great service. Good cocktails!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A thoroughly enjoyable meal. Wonderful service, great atmosphere. Will dine here again.

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  31. AmitojT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibes are immaculate, but .. Our food took long to come wit no updates or follow ups for drink refills , our server told us that it's because we came in at a dinner rush though we had reservations. It was my wife's birthday which they were aware of , however it felt as they were just pushing their free dessert without any acknowledgement what so ever. It was more disappointing to see other tables get a candle in there dessert and my wife getting a basic chocolate torte. Our server walked past our table several times without acknowledgement , while tending other parties . Several tables that arrived after our got their food before, who also had the same sever I would come again but I would recommend better off sitting at the bar as you can atleast get your drinks at a reasonable time , rather then sipping melted ice .

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Amazing server. Drinks were tasty and the whole date was great!

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  33. SSav

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant. The roasted whole fish is spectacular.

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  34. TannisM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Road was fantastic! Excellent wine recommendation. The smoked scallops were delicious. The lentil dish was amazing! Wished we stayed for dessert, next time!

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  35. RBG117

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brie appy and braised rib were phenomenal. Old fashioned was well crafted.

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  36. Dale

    Manitoba

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely Fantastic as always!!! 😊😊 See you next time we’re there!

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  37. Dale

    Manitoba

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at one of our favourite restaurants in Tofino. We did have to wait for a table for a wee bit after a dinner rush but it was well worth it with such excellent food and service. Very inventive cocktail menu as well, check it out. Yummy! Roar takes what you think would be ordinary food and makes it extra ordinary. Worth your while to stop by!

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  38. Antony

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great retro vibe and awesome secret hidden arcade. Food was great and the in house made cheesecake was amazing. We will definety be returning.

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  39. LuiT

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous environment, fabulous food cocktails and wine list, and even more fabulous service. Mike was kind, funny, knowledgeable, and very passionate about good food and drink. We asked if he was the owner, he’s that good. We’ll definitely be back.

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  40. CEB50

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server and food were both amazing. Great atmosphere and really cool restaurant. Will go back next year when we are back in Tofino!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Roar is rated 4.5 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Roar

1258 Pacifc Rim Highway, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Tofino
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Cocktail Bar, Grill
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Limited parking is available at Hotel Zed Tofino for Roar restaurant guests. We also encourage you to bring your bike! Tofino's amazing Multi-Use Path will take you right to Roar and we have free, safe bike parking available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jeff Keenliside
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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