Upon arriving in Victoria, obviously some of our first thoughts, after hooking up with our lovely family members and accommodation, was dinner.
We took a short walk to the Fisherman’s Wharf, which is basically a big, beautiful, floating food court. During a visit to Victoria last November, I really wanted to check our Rockn’Rolls Sushi, but they had closed for the season, so now was the time. I also had my lady friend grab me a half-dozen oysters from The Fish Store, because oysters.
Rockn’ Rolls is hard to miss with it’s bright green paint job, and they’re very accommodating for all the eaters and can make any roll “spicy, crispy, gluten free, add goat cheese or use soy wrap instead of seaweed.”
I went with an order of the Dynamite Roll (local crab, organic greens and shrimp tempura drizzled with Rockn’ Sauce and soy glaze) and the local salmon sashimi. The sushi rolls were well made, the tempura hot and the sauce tasty. The salmon was beautiful and buttery. Win.
The fish store oysters (“finest live oysters from BC waters) were $16 for a half-dozen and while almost the same price as Ocean 7 in Courtenay, they oysters themselves were a lot larger – well, some were. There were a couple little guys in there too.
If you’re not big on sea legs, the wharf does tend to move with the water a bit, as wharf’s do. But in the scheme of atmosphere and scenery, very little tops it.