Open Daily from 4:30pm
From the team behind Vancouver’s award-winning restaurants Blue Water Cafe, Elisa, CinCin, Whistler’s Araxi, Il Caminetto and Bar Oso, as well as New York City’s Oceans and Carlotto, Toptable Group debuts its first restaurant in the heart of Victoria, Marilena Cafe & Raw Bar.
After over a decade away honing his craft, Executive Chef Kristian Eligh returns to his hometown with a shared vision to create an approachable dining experience that celebrates timeless simplicity highlighting the very best of Vancouver Island.
Marilena features global and local seafood paired with farm-fresh high-quality sustainable ingredients that adhere to the highest standards. Guests can choose from a selection of nigiri, sashimi and sushi rolls at our stunning Japanese raw bar led by Chef Clark Park.
Our service team, led by Restaurant Director Aaron Matsuzaki, is passionate about delivering an unparalleled level of hospitality set within Marilena’s warm, contemporary dining room designed with natural wood and marble.
Marilena’s expansive wine list celebrates varietals from reputable regions while also honouring the Island’s premiere wineries.