Restaurants in Courtenay

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Javier's Latin Cuisine Restaurant 307 B 14th St, Courtenay Latin American • $$
307 B 14th St, Courtenay

“My sister and I drove from Nanaimo to try Javier's for the first time and we weren't disappointed! We shared the Peruvian Potatoes, Tortilla Soup, Tacos Dorados, Araminta's Chicken, and the Deep Fried Ice Cream. All of the food was so tasty and I loved the mix of Latin foods! We were also treated to delicious rice pudding during their anniversary week. We will be back very soon, it was well worth the drive!”

4.8 Superb88 Reviews
LOCAL Pizza 2401 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay Pizza • $$
2401 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay

“Craving pizza after skiing and found our fave "local pizza"near our hotel,half/half med plus 6pcs wings for under $20..service is good and fast depends on the busy hours and clean.ask them the best ”

4.8 Superb86 Reviews
Sushi Jo Courtenay Japanese Restaurant 597 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay Japanese • $$
597 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay

“I always enjoy going to Sushi Jo. Great food, nice staff. Great portion size (I came home with food tonight) My new favorite is the Harmony Roll (WOW). The Veggie Sunomono is always pleasing, and loaded.”

4.7 Superb55 Reviews
Il Falcone Restaurant 536 6th St, Courtenay Italian • $$$$
536 6th St, Courtenay

“Brought my lovely girlfriend here for date night on Saturday and it was the best dining experience I've ever had. we had the Chefs tasting menu and everything was amazing. the service was impeccable as well. great atmosphere, and Cassidy is an absolute gem of a human being. I will definitely be going back.”

4.6 Superb66 Reviews
Atlas Cafe 250 6th St, Courtenay Cafe • $$
250 6th St, Courtenay

“We stopped in for lunch on our first trip to Courtenay, and we are so happy we did! The staff were kind and welcoming (especially JP, our server). We had the falafel bowls, and they were delicious, hearty, and healthy!Vegetarian options: We chose vegetarian meals, and they were delicious.Dietary restrictions: There seem to be many options for various types of diets.Parking: Very easy to park just outside the restaurant.”

4.6 Superb62 Reviews
Seh-mi Japanese Restaurant Courtenay 1320 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay Japanese • $$
1320 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay

“We are new to the valley and we were craving Japanese food. This is a large restaurant with many big booths. Our greeting and service was friendly and the food was good and fairly priced. We will return.”

4.6 Superb52 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Yiamas Greek Taverna 275 8th St, Courtenay Greek • $$
275 8th St, Courtenay

“My wife and I eat here often. The food is excellent, the calamari is possibly the best I’ve had. The portions are large. Staff is great and the owner is too. We would recommend this place for anyone wanting great Greek food. We have honestly never had a bad meal here in the years we have been going!”

4.5 Superb77 Reviews
Milano Coffee Courtenay 2525 Mission Rd #1130, Courtenay Cafe • $$
2525 Mission Rd #1130, Courtenay

“The nicest kindest place with the tastiest coffee! We ordered two coffees and a sandwich but left without the sandwich. Totally on us, we were chatting and distracted. When we went back an hour later they replaced it no questions and were so kind about it! Incredible service!”

4.6 Superb49 Reviews
Bisque Restaurant 625 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay Seafood • $$$
625 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay

“it was by far the best shnitzel I have ever had. the pineapple sweet and sour was delicious. I came all the way from Langley BC and it was well worth it.I highly recommend that you try it. great food and great people. what more could you ask for.”

4.8 Superb28 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

The Hen and Hog Cafe 1190 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay Cafe • $$
1190 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay

“We may have waited 20 minutes to get a table but after the first bite -- i would have waited an hour. This is a very quaint restaurant, prices were very fair considering the quality and hard-work the staff put into it. Breakfast was served quickly warm and every fork full was savoured. Thank you hen and hog for a memorable breakfast experience. I wish we were locals because this would most definitely become a weekend routine.”

4.5 Superb67 Reviews
Ace Brewing Company Limited 150 Mansfield Dr, Courtenay Brewpubs • $$
150 Mansfield Dr, Courtenay

“If you like airplanes, and you like beer, this is the holy grail.Ace Brewing is a vibrant way to spend an afternoon / evening with friends and family. It's a really home-y feeling in the bar, as you walk up yourself to order a wide array of aviation inspired beers (my favourite part). The flights are served in classy propeller shaped tray, and the ones I tasted were very tasty (Kitty Hawk was my favourite).We also ordered the Nachos.... and you should too. Picked Veggies, pulled pork, and wicked steak sauce. Perfect comfort food for great beer.Thanks for having us!For more beer recommendations, check out @beerventureexplorers on instagram!”

4.5 Superb46 Reviews
Gladstone Brewing Co. 244 4th St, Courtenay Brewery • $$
244 4th St, Courtenay

“The best Mexican food I ever tried in Canada. (I’m mexican) you have to come and try the tacos for sure! Leave McDonald’s by a side and make your evening prefect after a nice ski day.”

4.4 Superb70 Reviews

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Ichiban Sushi Restaurant 932 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay Sushi • $$
932 Fitzgerald Ave, Courtenay

“The only downside of our experience was how hot it was in the restaurant. The food and service were great. They are so polite and attentive. Everything tastes amazing. The temperature inside was very warm and we left with flush cheeks and carrying our hoodies and coats.Vegetarian options: Lots of vegetarian options. The veggie lover platter was perfect for a full meal or to share for a lighter meal.Kid-friendliness: Our kids really enjoyed it and felt welcome.”

4.4 Superb57 Reviews
OFF MAIN 355 4th St, Courtenay Canadian • $$
355 4th St, Courtenay

“If I could give it more stars I would. Pork belly omelette was incredible, the entire staff make you feel right at home.Everything from start to finish was top shelf. Can’t wait to go back.”

4.4 Superb52 Reviews
Golden Carriage Restaurant 478 5th St, Courtenay Chinese • $$
478 5th St, Courtenay

“It was amazing, the food was on top. I tried the wonton soup and it made me so surprised how good it tasted. The service was amazing I would definitely go again. I love the red chicken it was so sweet but good.”

4.4 Superb46 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Denman Island Bakery & Pizzeria 556 5th St, Courtenay Pizza • $$
556 5th St, Courtenay

“I’ve bought their focaccia bread regularly since moving to the valley 9 years ago and their take & bake pizzas are always a 10/10 as well. But today (for the first time) we tried their cinnamon buns and despite me not being a lover of sweets I ended up convincing my kids to share half of theirs with me because they were TO DIE FOR!!! Not to mention, we were there on a year-end Scavenger hunt from our piano teacher and the customer service, kindness, and general friendly vibe was something you don’t often see. Thank so much to all of you amazing staff at Vassili’s! We will (of course) be back and felt fortunate to get to share your amazing gifts with our new-to-the-valley friends!”

4.7 Superb10 Reviews
Locals Restaurant 1760 Riverside Ln, Courtenay Seafood • $$$
1760 Riverside Ln, Courtenay

“Beautiful patio, exceptional service, and the cuisine is top notch! Love the locally sourced ingredients. Definitely recommend. We lucked out and arrived at happy hour! ❤️”

4.1 Good89 Reviews
White Spot Courtenay 2299 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay Family • $$
2299 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay

“Their WhiteSpot Legendary Burgers never disappoint! Paired with fries, zoo sticks and a beer is so satisfying. Came here after work looking for a fulfilling meal. Came on a night where the WhiteSpot Legendary Burger was on sale when paired with a drink. The gentleman who welcomed me was friendly and struck up a nice convo. Service was prompt and food was served hot. Would definitely come back especially since their fries are bottomless. That alone is worth the trip if you are craving a good burger on a good deal! Will be happy to visit again in the future. The staff is great there!Parking: Lots of free parking out frontKid-friendliness: Pirate pack are meant for kids!Wheelchair accessibility: They have these features”

4.1 Good75 Reviews

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Mandarin Village Restaurant 207 5th St, Courtenay Chinese • $$
207 5th St, Courtenay

“A nice and quiet old fashioned style Chinese restaurant with a positive and relaxing atmosphere, I love their chicken chow mein & sweet and sour pork combo for one.”

4.1 Good28 Reviews
EMIKO by Nikkei Ramen-Ya 565A England Ave, Courtenay Japanese • $$
565A England Ave, Courtenay

“This place is a must-stop when traveling up Island. You can customize your order to your liking. From the broth to the noodles than your veggies and protein. Anyone can find something this will enjoy.”

4.3 Superb6 Reviews
High Tide Public House 268 5th St, Courtenay Pubs • $$
268 5th St, Courtenay

“I had a delightful lunch here on the patio. The server was kind and friendly, and the food was delicious and tasted homemade, in the best of ways. The burger bun was especially good and we learned they are made in-house. We also really enjoyed the calimari and the fries.”

4 Good35 Reviews
Timber Room Grill at Crown Isle 399 A Clubhouse Dr, Courtenay Pubs • $$
399 A Clubhouse Dr, Courtenay

“Amazing & friendly service, spectacular views, and great food. Definitely worth dining here even if you’re not a golfer and whether or not you’re staying at the resort.”

4 Good76 Reviews
Ocean7 Restaurant, AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar 4330 Island Hwy S, Courtenay Seafood • $$$
4330 Island Hwy S, Courtenay

“The "hashbrowns" are next world. The eggs benefict was some of the best ive ever had and the entire experience was relaxing and satisfying. Happy palate happy life.Dietary restrictions: Was very accommodating to my dietary restriction and had GF options for some items”

4 Good77 Reviews
Osaka Sushi 450 Ryan Rd, Courtenay Sushi • $$
450 Ryan Rd, Courtenay

“We stopped in for a late lunch November 2023. Place is small and in a grouping of other businesses. The menu has lots of choice besides sushi. Their menus is also posted online. Started with tea, which was nice. I had the assorted tempura with prawns and vegetables with side of miso soup and my hubby had Tropical teriyaki bowl which included miso soup to start. Both were very good! Small cafe restaurant with not too many tables, and we saw some people arriving to do take out. Overall atmosphere was pleasant as was our server. We would definitely go back again.Vegetarian options: Lots of choice if looking for dishes with no meat. The menu is posted online so can check it out ahead of time.Parking: There are a few spots outside of the restaurant, however there are more further along. Angle parking in very small strip mall type location. We managed to get a spot right out front.”

3.8 Good22 Reviews
Westerly Restaurant Coast Westerly Hotel, 1590 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay Canadian • $$
Coast Westerly Hotel, 1590 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay

“A perfect spot fo a nice delicious breakfast that is all cooked and prepared by chef Raymond to start off the day, breakfast is always provided for free for the hotel guests and the warm, friendly and happy staff will always put on a strong effort to keep all of the customers satisfied, I have always had a positive experience and the atmosphere is always an inviting one.”

3.7 Good16 Reviews
Domo Japan 444 Lerwick Rd #209, Courtenay Asian Fusion • $$
444 Lerwick Rd #209, Courtenay

“Their agedashi tofu is so good but I wish they still had gomae ): either way it's super good sushi I have never had a problem here and they're always so ”

3.8 Good38 Reviews
Manvirro's Indian Grill 450 Ryan Rd, Courtenay Indian • $$
450 Ryan Rd, Courtenay

“We ordered 10 items and every single one was absolutely delicious. Definitely give this place a go!Vegetarian options: As with most Indian restaurants, there are plenty of vegetarian options”

3.8 Good59 Reviews
Fluid Bar & Grill 1175 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay Gastropubs • $$
1175 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay

“Fluid is another great discovery in Courtenay. The service was excellent.I enjoyed the Thursday specials, which included mulligawtany soup, and a burger and brew.My wide had a chicken burger, which was also excellent!”

3.8 Good68 Reviews
Kinaree Thai Restaurant 526 Cumberland Rd Suite A, Courtenay Thai • $$
526 Cumberland Rd Suite A, Courtenay

“These guys make amazing Thai food and we would love to buy it more often but some of the portions are borderline insulting. Kinaree.. You guys are great, but this paltry amount of Pork/Cucumber Salad for almost $18 with taxes is downright unreasonable. (took this picture immediately after opening the container.. This is what we got for $18)Please please do something about either your prices or your portion sizes because I do want to keep buying your delicious food, but I won't if this doesn't improve.”

3.7 Good41 Reviews
Nikkei Ramen-ya 320 5th St, Courtenay Ramen • $$
320 5th St, Courtenay

“Very busy, but a great space. Food was really interesting, well made! You order at a kiosk and grab a seat, then they call your name, and you pick up your order at the counter.”

3.7 Good58 Reviews

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