Fodor's Expert Review Aura
$$$$ Downtown Victoria Pacific Northwest Fodor's Choice
When an award-winning chef names "imagination" as his most treasured possession, you know the food here is likely to be creative, if not exquisite. The seasonal menu uses primarily local ingredients, revealing Asian influences. Think poached BC salmon paired with barbecued eel and a Japanese rice-cabbage roll; scallops in kimuchi butter, or free-range chicken with a wasabi-pea crust. The wine cellar is full of hard-to-find Vancouver Island wines and Okanagan labels. Sleek lines, warm colors, and water-view windows create a room that's both stylish and cozy. Plus, Aura has the city's best waterfront patio when the weather is cooperative.
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680 Montreal St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1Z8, Canada
- Waterfront patio
- Local wine list
- Stylish dining room