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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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17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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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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Victoria, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything we tried on their extensive menu was excellent. Menu items are mostly Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai based. In addition the their regular menu they often have specials depending on what ingredients they are able to obtain.

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Thank Molycat
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming here for over 5 years! The food is always fresh, the service is friendly and attentive. Always our first choice for place to eat. Highlights from the menu: Spicy Basil Ribs; Pad Thai; Honey Garlic Chicken; Singapore Curried Noodles; Green Beans in Sambala Sauce.

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Thank Dorrie P
Yu R, customer service manager at The Tropical Island Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much Dorrie P for your nice review and being a loyal customer. We are so glad to hear that you liked our service and food. It is our pleasure to serve you. We are looking forward to see you soon. More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food in a nice, laid-back atmosphere. All the dishes we tried had something special in them that elevated their flavour profile. The green chicken curry was light and citrusy, the tropical beef is tender, and the mushroom platter is like nothing we've tried before. The server was super busy but a total pro -- the table behind us customised... More 

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

Thank you so much Treava K for your nice review. We are happy to know you enjoyed our food and service. We are looking for ward to serve you again soon. More 

Victoria BC, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We dined at the Tropical Island again last evening. It was better than ever. We lived in South East Asia for over 30 years and know what the authentic version is. We had a variety including one of our party who ate vegetarian only. Personally, I am a seafood fan and this is the best !!! Try it. A REAL... More 

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

Thank you so much Ian P for your nice review. We are very happy to know you and your friends enjoyed our food. We hope to serve you again soon. More 

Victoria, Canada
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159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We eat here all the time and really enjoy it. They have a blend of various Asian type spices. I love their signature tropical island fish and beef dishes. They also have a great red curry chicken dish. Spring rolls and shrimp rolls are also a regular. Enjoyable every time!

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

Thank you so much Keith H for your nice review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our food every time. We would love to serve you again soon. More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were looking for somewhere for a quiet lunch - which we found with Tropical Island....... The new menu looked interesting and we both chose "F" from the lunch menu. However, although tasty, the downside were the two chicken kabab skewers as a fair percentage of the chicken was rather gristly......

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

Thank you PenelopeW for your review, your comment is always important to us. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Dishes were so great! they were very tasty and unique. There are many options of Asian food😍 I ordered tropical beef that was so soft and special taste. also, one of fish dishes I tried was so good!! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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

Thank you so much lovelyuy for your nice review. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed our food. We would love to serve you again soon. More 

Victoria, Canada
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My partner and I have heard good reports about this restaurant for a few years and looked forward to our visit. We went for lunch. A pleasant environment - low volume music and no cold AC was appreciated. The menu has a great variety and the lunch specials are reasonable and helpings generous. Service was excellent in all ways.

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

Thank you rick p for your nice review. We are so glad to hear that you and your partner liked our food and service. We are looking forward to see you soon again. More 

Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favourite restaurants. You must try the mango shake, spicy basil ribs, tropical seafood, coconut rice, and deep fried milk with ice cream for desert. Basil tofu is so delicious too. Well, to be honest ... everything on the menu is delicious!

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

Thank you Heather B for your nice review. We are so glad to hear that you had great dinning experience with us. It is always our pleasure to serve. More 

Victoria, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This restaurant consistently offers great food! Try the Tropical Beef and coconut rice.it is one of our favourite restaurants in Victoria!

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

Thank you oceangal2 for your nice review. We are glad to hear that you liked our restaurant. As always, we will try our best to keep it up. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Reservations
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?