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Blue Nile

612 Head St | B/c, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5C8, Canada
+1 250-475-6453
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
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612 Head St | B/c, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5C8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I used to frequent this unique restaurant a lot when we lived in Victoria. Another thing we miss having moved away 6+ years ago. The service was always friendly, and the food phenomenal! We'll definitely be back when we visit Victoria again!

Thank Tara M
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Cheap ingredients. Not worth the price. You aren't getting what you pay for. Really lacking. Minchet Abish looked like wet dog food and tasted the same. I think then only thing good was the salad, but who could screw up that. Still $7, when it...More

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I usually do take out from the Blue Nile and I am given so much food, it is usually good for at least 2 meals. The host is lovely and lets you choose what you would like from the buffet and is very generous with...More

Thank TravellerBC229
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent dining experience! Our delightful server was very friendly & knowledgeable. We chose the buffet option and were very happy with that decision. The vegan dishes are incredibly tasty, the traditional bread was to die for and their meat dishes looked hearty. I will definitely...More

Thank Koko H
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

If I had the chance, for the price, I would of tried somewhere else. Not bad if everyone is a big eater though. I found most of the reviews too promising and the negative reviews too negative this is some true middle ground. This is...More

Thank dogeatsdog
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is one of the hidden gems in Victoria, deep in the heart of Esquimalt. The decor is warm and traditional, and the welcome you receive from the lovely and gracious owner is second-to-none! East African hospitality at its' best. Why is it in provincial...More

Thank Kat J
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I just happened to be walking by and decided to try this place. It was a pleasant surprise. I really enjoyed the ambiance because of the employees or maybe the owners. They were so nice and friendly. It is a very welcoming place. The wide...More

Thank DianeNadeau
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A very nice exotic looking decor in this African restaurant. We chose the buffet and had a very nice dinner on a very quiet night in Esquimalt due to the cold unusual weather Victoria is experiencing. We loved the food and the decor feeling transported...More

Thank SookeHarbourHouse
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We arrived early for our dinner at the Blue Nile and phoned ahead to reserve for six people. This restaurant doesn't require reservations and we've found it can be full or not so full on occasion. The owners, Asmaret and Michael, are lovely people and...More

Thank VictoriaGardener
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We came across this rather hidden away place and changed our minds from looking for a good pizza to having East African food. There were no others in the place when we arrived just before 6 pm. (Perhaps that should have been our first clue.)....More

Thank pat f
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 Head St | B/c, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 5C8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-475-6453
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