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Ugly Duckling, Victoria, BC

Ugly Duckling

4.8
4.8
85 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Ugly Duckling takes its inspiration from the intersection between Coastal BC's magical landscapes and the rich cultural heritage of North America’s oldest Chinatown. We offer experiential dining built around two promises: to serve you only those things which we have made by hand; and to work really, really hard to make you smile. We can't wait to welcome you.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 978-0915
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Corbin Mathany
  • Private party facilities
    Ugly Duckling is offers an intimate and elegant venue for small events and private functions. We have capacity for 34 seated guests, or up to 50 standing. With full-service event planning and management, and fully customized experiences; our team would be thrilled to make your next event one to remember!
  • Neighbourhood
    Victoria
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available
    The tasting menu is what we do best, and what we're most excited to share with you! This is an individualistic, seasonally-driven experience celebrating Vancouver Island and paying homage to our Chinatown home. The menu is constantly evolving --dictated by the seasons, the farmers, and the whims of the culinary team. While most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, due to the intimate nature of our kitchen, we are unable to fulfill requests for sesame, soy, or finfish allergies. For all other dietary restrictions, we request 48-hours advance notice so that we can be better prepared to welcome you. Our tasting menu is 6-plus courses, priced at $105, and we encourage guests to set aside two-and-a-half to fully enjoy the experience.
    Tasting Menu photo
  • Three-Course Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Our three-course prix fixe menu features a seasonal selection of 3-4 options per course, centered around the best that Coastal BC has to offer. This menu is $78 per person. We suggest allowing 2-2.5 hours to fully enjoy this experience. While most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, due to the intimate nature of our kitchen, we are unable to fulfill requests for sesame, soy, or finfish allergies. For all other dietary restrictions, we request 48-hours advance notice so that we can be better prepared to welcome you.
    Three-Course Menu photo

What 85 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Innovative

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Victoria

    Best Overall

  • Victoria

    Best Food

  • Victoria

    Best Service

  • Victoria

    Best Ambience

  • Victoria

    Innovative

  • Victoria

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Victoria

    Romantic

  • Victoria

    Good for special occasions

85 Reviews
  1. MarianB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant pays a lot of attention to detail, the plate presentations and food presentation is very good. I was surprised that spot prawns weren't on the menu as the season just opened.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply excellent, absolutely top notch in every way. Every course delicious and most of the wine pairings not commonly served, interesting wines.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow wow wow. I throughly enjoyed every single bite of the tasting menu. We also did the wine pairing and it was literally perfect. I have a nut allergy and they were very accommodating. I couldn’t recommend this place more! Definitely do the tasting menu. It’s 100% worth it.

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  4. LaurenS

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    food was innovative and very tasty! Service and chef both very friendly and accomodating. I will be going back.

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  5. HopeH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is thoughtful and exquisite! Beautiful marriage of local ingredients and Asian inspiration. Beautiful, beautiful plates and really inventive, delicious cocktails.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you so much was an incredible experience! We’ll be back :)

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  7. SGCG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The customer service was the best I've ever had. The owner and cook came out to our table to ask how we found his food and even printed off recipes after we told him how much we loved it! I cannot recommend Ugly Duckling highly enough. If you only have time to eat out at one fine dining establishment in Victoria, make it this one.

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  8. JessC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic!!! Food was delicious and unique. Service was attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and not stuffy. Would love to come back.

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  9. PatriciaM

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taking advantage of seasonal items, careful planning and execution, with a very thoughtful artistic presentation was our take away. Describing our meal, other than it was all that and more, would not be helpful as the menu changes quickly based on the availability of fresh ingredients. However in our experience, there are so many superlatives to describe the Tasting Menu, best to make a reservation to choose yours. Our group, visiting Victoria, is already making plans to return to enjoy another meal at this truly fine establishment.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a lovely and relaxing space. The service was wonderful too. A perfect meal!

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FAQs

Ugly Duckling is rated 4.8 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ugly Duckling

543 Fisgard St, Victoria, BC V8W 1R3

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Victoria
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Corbin Mathany
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (250) 978-0915
  • Private party facilities
    Ugly Duckling is offers an intimate and elegant venue for small events and private functions. We have capacity for 34 seated guests, or up to 50 standing. With full-service event planning and management, and fully customized experiences; our team would be thrilled to make your next event one to remember!
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