Located on Victoria, BC’s breathtaking downtown harbour, AURA waterfront restaurant + patio uses the best local ingredients in dishes that delight the eye and please the palate.

Executive Chef Takashi Ito’s culinary philosophy at AURA is to create a unique Pacific Rim inspired menu, while respecting the character of the ingredients. We are committed to sourcing sustainable, local, seasonal ingredients to integrate into our menu.
Our dishes are thoughtfully designed, innovative & original.

Mentorship & collaboration are fundamental values of our team. We strive to create a fun loving kitchen, with noise, laughter & a serious passion for cooking. Executive Chef Ito is a strong proponent of Culinary Apprentice programs and loves to see young team members
push themselves to be their very best.

AURA Chef Ito, Chef Vy, Chef Sethi

Local, Quality Ingredients

Our Chefs select local & organic foods rather than those from afar. Like pork raised on Vancouver Island farms, fish caught off of our shores, locally tended produce, and herbs from our very own garden. We even source vintage wines from around the block, and microbreweries that produce aged ciders and stellar beers.

Victoria’s Best Dining

Our Victoria, BC dining options are far from standard. Like everything else we do, we go way beyond the norm, and dining is no exception. Every creation, every morsel, is delivered with playful enthusiasm & creative excellence.

Article from EAT Magazine

Join the Team

Want to join the AURA team? We welcome newcomers who share our passion for extraordinary service and culinary greatness.

See our Career Opportunities


680 Montreal Street, Victoria, British Columbia

Our unique location offers breathtaking views of the Victoria waterfront. Enjoy the picturesque landscape of character buildings & historic landmarks from the comfort of your table.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Sunday
  • Breakfast: 7am - 11am
  • Lunch: 11:30am - 5pm
  • Dinner: 5pm - 9pm