Our recent foursome visit was a evening of anticipation and wonderful surprises. Feeling adventuresome, we opted for the "Kitchen Menu", which was 5 courses showcasing favorite dishes of the Kitchen. Not wanting to know beforehand what was to be served; each course was anxiously awaited. Served family style, each course was beautifully presented with a detailed explanation by the server. The courses ranged from a multi dish appetizer platter, to seafood, to pasta, and to a meat main; all before ending with desserts beyond description. The food, the presentation, and the service was outstanding. A fabulous evening all around.
Found this place simply by passing by. Lucky us. Checked it out online and confirmed by phone their ability to accommodate my need for GF d/t Celiacs This place is very unassuming, nearly invisible from the outside. I just happened to be glancing that way as our tour bus passed by it. It is on the outer edge of Chinatown, sort of on the backside of Swan. Is a very cozy place with seating for 30? maybe. Menu changes with whatever is available to the chef. We were here for dinner. Close attention was paid to the fact I must eat GF. The server sat w/me pointing out what could be modified. I chose cod and was so happy for doing so. It came sitting atop sautéed kale with four small slices of fingerling potato. There was a sauce of puréed kale (I think?) as well as a lemon based sauce. Our server suggested mixing them together which I did. Although I must agree w/other reviews that portions were on the small side, it was enough. It also was pricey but I feel this is to be expected for fresh no nonsense great tasting food If you can swing it, I would not hesitate to visit Olo. The only negative was the time it took from our arrival (which was about 20 mins early yet we were seated immediately) until the food arrives. I don't feel this is a good spot for children but certainly seems to work very well for intimate dinners Servers were VERY attentive Happy with our choice and thankful to Victoria, BC
The former restaurant at this location, ULLA, was highly regarded. Too bad they didn't stay as the current OLO was, in our opinion, a huge disappointment. The food was OK but portions were pretty skimpy. And the wine, at least the Okanogan, BC red that was recommended was really bad, and way overpriced, like $60/bottle. Desserts were OK as was the service. Bottom line: don't bother unless you like a noisy, sports bar atmosphere and you stick to drinking beer.