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The Tropical Island Restaurant

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#1-3690 Shelbourne Street | BC, Victoria, British Columbia V8P4H2, Canada
+1 250-477-2538
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined here several times, and none of the experiences were bad. The staff are friendly and serving quickly. You can find the best Chinese food in town here with some of chef's special menus, especially fish and crabs. You may not have the traditional flavour of Asian (Singapore, Thai, Chinese, etc.) food here as expect, but you will... More 

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Thank Jen C
Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Jen for your review. We are glad to hear that you were having great time with us. We hope to serve you again in the near future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there many times, everything is tasty. Especially,the Chinese style steamed fish is amazing. The best thing about this restaurant is that you can enjoy different delicious Asian style dishes at once.

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Thank Jason W
Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Jason for your nice review. We are so delighted to know you always liked your visit to Tropical Island. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I go here quite often and have loved it every single time. I try different dishes each time and have loved every single one. Especially love the deep fried condensed milk with tarro root icecream for dessert. The service is great and quick. My favourite asian food in victoria for sure.

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Thank Sidney H
Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Sidney for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We hope to serve you again in the future. More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This place is Da bomb !! The food is awesome & we never had a bad dish in all the times we have come here. The staff is friendly & we even got a free cake when we went there for my daughter's birthday !! It was a small dessert nevertheless but it was the thought that counts !! LOL... More 

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Thank abundance250
Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you abundance250 for your review. We are glad to know that you had great experiences with us. Your review is really encouraging for our team. We will continue to provide our best food and service. More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We were seated quickly, with plenty of seats to choose from. We were offered a table but chose to squeeze into a booth instead (we were 5 people). The food was quick and we ordered the Menu Sampler for 4 (good value for money). We have been there many times and will continue to come back often.

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Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Zoey for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. It is our pleasure to serve you. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Food was of poor quality. Being an Asian i was better able to tell regarding the food. They were very stingy with their sauses and i had to ask for more. Food was oily and chef doesnt seem to know what and how exactly to make the food the way it was supposed to be!!

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We eat more during the Spring and Summer and Tropical Island is a monthly go to for take out or "take away" as they say here in this part of Canada. Tropical Island is a local, family run business. If you're in the eatery try the Mango Shake. We had the chicken skewers, popcorn chicken (perfect for kids), chicken curry,... More 

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Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi ProfAragon, thank you for taking time to review. We are glad to know you liked our food. We are looking forward to see you again in the near future. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

It is hard to put this in a specific category - there are a variety of dishes from different Asian cuisines and some fusion dishes. We were fortunate that we went with a fairly large group so we all ordered a dish each and then shared. There was not one dish that I did not like. Carefully prepared and generous... More 

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Yu R, Customer Service Manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed our Asian fusion style dishes. It was our pleasure to serve you. More 

Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Went with friends who come here all the time. Service was great and food came quickly after we ordered. Sizzling plate of Sweet and Sour Fish were delicious. We drank the Singapore Beer and order four dishes to share. They serve beer, wine and cider only. I would have liked a cider, but they only had Growers, which is too... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We visited the other day with 3 friends that love the place. After we arrived, it took about 15 minutes to order and then took at least another 15-25 minutes until we received our food. It was fairly packed when we arrived and with only the owner as cook I can somewhat understand the delay. We have several different dishes.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #1-3690 Shelbourne Street | BC, Victoria, British Columbia V8P4H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-477-2538
Description
The Tropical Island Restaurant is a Malaysian, Thai, Singapore and Chinese Fusion of Culinary Art full of surprises served to Perfection from our Chef and Owner. Free delivery within 5km for orders over $25. Cash or Credit Cards only.

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