But you don’t feel like cooking?
And you don’t want to go out?
There are many restaurants that deliver in Victoria, BC (and offer convenient take-out).
Supporting your local take-out restaurants, Victoria, BC:
You can better support your favorite eateries by ordering directly from them the old-fashioned way – by phone.
Delivery service apps like DoorDash, Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats take a commission from the restaurant. (Traditionally, that commission is 20% to 30%, but there are times when it may be a lot less.)
Don’t feel bad, though, if you prefer the convenience of delivery!
The Victoria restaurants we spoke with want you to be happy – and they understand if you don’t want to pause your Netflix travel show, get up from the couch and drive your car for pick-up.
We too use Victoria restaurant delivery services – it’s just so convenient, right?
Contents: Restaurants in Victoria, BC, offering takeout and delivery
Italian restaurants in Victoria, BC
Indian food delivery in Victoria, BC
- Mantra Fine Indian Cuisine
- Sizzling Tandoor
- Varsha Indian Kitchen
Japanese and sushi restaurants in Victoria
- NUBO Japanese Tapas
- Sen Zushi
- Fernwood Pizza Company
- Pizzeria Prima Strada
- Nohra Thai Kitchen
- Sookjai Thai Restaurant
Best restaurants that deliver in Victoria, BC
When we’re at home here in Victoria – and we’re too lazy to go out – we especially like ordering ethnic food.
Indian and Thai food is just too complicated for us to cook at home!
We suggest you avoid ordering food on Wednesday “takeout day.”
Wednesdays have been declared “Canada Takeout Day” to help support the restaurant industry. But if everyone orders on Wednesdays, that puts unwanted pressure on the restaurants on this day.
So pick a Tuesday or a Thursday or any other day!
The following are some of the best restaurants that deliver in Victoria, BC, (and offer takeout too).
Food for foodies
Foodies, don’t despair! There are fine dining restaurants you can turn to for help.
Saveur had previously received a lot of buzz for its French-inspired cuisine; EAT Magazine called Saveur’s food “highly impressive.”
Now the restaurant is offering takeout and delivery options.
They include sauces, salad dressings, soup stocks, lavender white chocolate brunch scones, as well as single meal servings of miso-glazed ling cod with black beluga lentils.
Saveur: See the takeout and delivery menu
- The pickup menu is available Wednesday to Saturday from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
- An additional BBQ menu is available some weekends
- Call to place an order for Sunday, Monday or Tuesday
658 Herald Street (Downtown) – (250) 590-9251
Available through DoorDash
Italian takeout: Victoria, BC
A couple of great Italian restaurants in Victoria, BC, can satisfy your desire to slurp pasta.
A popular Italian restaurant, Pagliacci’s is known for its big servings of pasta and reasonable prices.
Their baked New York cheesecake is also legendary!
Pagliacci’s: See the menu
Daily from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
1011 Broad Street, at Fort (Downtown) – (250) 386-1662
For pick-up, rather than going into the restaurant, you can ask for your order to be run out to your car when you arrive.
Online orders and delivery:
Available through Doordash
Romeos proved so successful when it first opened in Victoria in 1974 that it grew to five brick-and-mortar restaurants (including one in Duncan).
Offered at reasonable prices, the food has stood the test of time and is much loved by families.
Romeos: See the takeout and delivery menu
Vary according to location
- 1703 Blanshard Street (Downtown) – (250) 383-2121
- 777 Royal Oak Drive (Broadmead Village) – (250) 744-1177
- 1581 Hillside Ave. (Hillside) – (250) 595-0212
- 2945 Jacklin Rd. (Langford) – (250) 474-2121
Get 10% off for pick-up
Indian food delivery: Victoria, BC
Looking for some popular Indian dishes?
These Indian food restaurants in Victoria, BC, can spice up your dinner hour.
4) Mantra Fine Indian Cuisine
Mantra hits the spot with good Indian food and a wide selection of curries.
Mantra: See the main menu
Daily from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
- 3480 Tillicum Road (Tillicum) – (250) 388-4655
- 1015 Fort Street (Downtown) – (778) 265-3786
Delivery through Mantra:
Free delivery through the restaurant if you live less than 5 km away
$5 fee for deliveries more than 5 km away
Online orders and delivery:
Available through Skip the Dishes
5) Sizzling Tandoor
Open since 2010 (downtown Johnson Street location), Sizzling Tandoor features authentic family recipes and all-natural ingredients, with no additives or preservatives.
It’s been voted “Best Indian Restaurant” in the Victoria News “Best of the City” rankings for 11 years now, from 2012 to 2022.
Our fave go-to dishes are their chicken cashew korma (deliciously creamy with a hint of sweetness!) and roghan josh. And don’t forget their plump chewy naan!
We’re simply addicted to Sizzling Tandoor’s Indian food!
Sizzling Tandoor: See the menu
Daily, usually from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm (but specific hours vary, depending on the day and location, so check the website)
- 3600 Uptown Blvd (Uptown) – (778) 265-7775
- 637 Johnson Street (Downtown) – (250) 388-5450
- 2955 Phipps Road (Westshore Langford) – (778) 265-9308
Online orders and delivery:
Available through DoorDash, Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats
6) Varsha Indian Kitchen
Not ready for the full Indian meal deal?
Find Indo-Canadian fusion food at Varsha Indian Kitchen.
Masala fries, yam fries, tandoori chicken wraps and Bollywood burgers are offered along with more traditional curries like a shrimp coconut curry and butter chicken.
Bonus: The restaurant offers a good deal to customers – a 20% discount for pick-up orders.
Varsha Indian Kitchen: See the menu:
Varsha Indian Kitchen:
Tuesday to Sunday from 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm
1600 Government Street (Downtown) – (250) 590-6252
Online orders and delivery:
If picking up doesn’t work for you, delivery is available from Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats.
Japanese restaurants in Victoria, BC
When we want something light and healthy, we order sushi.
Fortunately, there’s no lack of fresh sushi restaurants in Victoria, BC!
7) NUBO Japanese Tapas
NUBO Japanese Tapas and its sister restaurant, ENe, are among our favorite restaurants in Victoria, BC.
They go beyond sushi to serving very creative Japanese fusion dishes.
Calamari tempura with a spicy black bean sauce and jalapeno, anyone? But you can’t go wrong with the dynamite rolls either!
NUBO: See the menu
NUBO Japanese Tapas:
Daily from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
739 Pandora Avenue (Downtown) – (778) 265-9909
Order online and delivery:
Available through DoorDash and Skip the Dishes
8) Sen Zushi
Get everything from ginger beef and teriyaki chicken to various sushi rolls at Sen Zushi.
The fish is always very fresh, and the ingredients are high quality at this authentic Japanese restaurant.
Back in 2009, Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife even dined at the restaurant!
See the rave reviews on TripAdvisor.
Sen Zushi: See the menu
Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
940 Fort Street (Downtown) – (250) 385-4320
Online orders and delivery:
Available through Uber Eats and Tutti
Pizza places in Victoria, BC (with pickup and delivery)
Don’t think Domino’s – not that we have anything against Domino’s!
But here are a couple of better (in our view) pizza places.
9) Fernwood Pizza Company
The Fernwood Pizza Company uses all fresh and natural ingredients. And their pizzas are delish!
Can’t decide what to choose? The most popular is the artichoke pizza, with artichoke (of course), fresh tomato, olives, Macedonian feta cheese, onion, spinach and roasted garlic.
Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options are offered.
Fernwood Pizza Company: See the menu
Fernwood Pizza Company:
Daily from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Don’t wait until the last minute to order. We called on one Friday night at 7:00 pm, and the place had sold out and couldn’t make any more pizza!
2009 Fernwood Road (Fernwood) – (778) 430-4446
Available through Skip the Dishes (prices are a touch higher than ordering through the pizza joint)
10) Pizzeria Prima Strada
Pizzeria Prima Strada is an award-winner.
They were judged the #1 restaurant for turning out the “Best Pizza in Victoria” in 2019 by YAM Magazine (and they were named a Finalist in the 2020 Victoria Colonist Readers’ Choice Awards).
They’re known for their thin crust pizza, baked in a wood-fired oven.
Pizzeria Prima Strada uses simple fresh ingredients to offer just a few types of pizza – but what they make is really good.
Like mushrooms? Then the “Funghi Supremo” (with rosemary garlic oil and portobello, button and oyster mushrooms) is a no-brainer.
Pizzeria Prima Strada: See the menu
Pizzeria Prima Strada:
Wednesday to Sunday from 4:00 pm until “no more dough” (aka “sold out)
- 230 Cook Street (Fairfield) – (250) 590-8595
- 1990 Fort Street – (250) 590-8599
Don’t want to phone? Order online through the resto’s website.
Thai restaurants in Victoria, BC
Ahhh Thailand! So many exotic places to visit in Thailand.
And the food! Curries sweetened with coconut milk. Chicken with cashew nuts (George’s favorite).
And who doesn’t like the down-home comfort of Pad Thai?
11) Nohrai Thai Restaurant
Nohra Thai Kitchen is a new restaurant which opened in 2019. See the Monday Magazine review.
Nohrai Thai: See the takeout menu
Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
2524 Estevan Ave. (Oak Bay) – (250) 595-7868
Prefer to order online? Go through Nohra Thai’s website.
12) Sookjai Thai Restaurant
A friendly popular little restaurant, Sookjai Thai Restaurant serves great Tom Yum Gai (sweet-and-sour) soup, along with a wide variety of other Thai dishes.
Sookjai Thai: See the menu
Take out hours:
- Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 8:30 pm
- Saturday from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
- Sunday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
For take-out, you get a free non-alcoholic drink per order, perhaps a kaffir lime mocktail.
893 Fort Street (Downtown) – (250) 383-9945
Delivery hours and fee:
Hours vary each week. Sookjai Thai hires their own drivers (friends who’ve lost their jobs due to the health crisis) – so it depends who wants to work and when!
- Within 2 km – $3.00
- Within 3 km – $4.50
- Within 4 km – $6.00
If you want to order online, you can do so through by signing into Sookjai Thai’s website. Specials are sometimes offered, like $5.00 back for every $100 paid.
Did we miss any of your favorite Victoria take-out restaurants?
Let us know in the comments below!
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