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Uchida (formerly Daidoco) | Victoria | 633 Courtenay St.


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#1 osmich

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:19 PM

I needed to make a post about this gem of a place on Courtenay Street near The Bug Zoo.

Daidoco is a Japanese style deli and although they do serve some sushi items it is a very different kind of place. If you are a true sushi fan, think Tojo's Vancouver, then you will like it here.

The chef is a master in the preparation and cooking of his seafood and everything for that matter. Extremely creative use of local ingredients and the prices are a bargain, seriously.

I eat at Daidoco regularily and I am the worst critic, including of myself. They are not open for dinner or weekends.

#2 Mike K.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:21 PM

I went there just a while back and couldn't agree more. I had the tuna dish and enjoyed it. Cheap, good and healthy.

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#3 G-Man

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:41 PM

Yep it is a great place I am sad that I no longer work 100 m from the door and can't go there at lunch. They just have to start up on Saturdays please!!!
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#4 Caramia

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 09:02 PM

I agree, honestly I think it is one of the best restaurants in Victoria. The chef treats every single step of preparation as an art form. The prices are reasonable. You walk out feeling like you have done something wonderful for your body. I go there whenever I can and I wish he was open more!
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#5 kungfucious

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:02 PM

ha! i beat all of you guys! i was eating there 4-5 times a week when i was working nearby... and that was in 2005! what you guys wrote about the owner is correct though. he sources his veggies from metchosin/sooke (i forget which one) and he regularly takes the ferry over to vancouver to buy his fish wholesale. i ran into him in the old parking lot cafeteria (before they made that new quay) and he recognised me!

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 07:13 AM

MMMM I havn't been here in months, thanks for the reminder!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:49 PM

Closing on May 18th...

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#8 cfbnp200e

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:08 AM

Dammit! I loved this place. What a loss for downtown in the quick/healthy/organic category.

#9 Mike K.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:37 AM

That's really too bad. It was a great little sushi place.

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#10 sebberry

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:49 AM

Why do I always hear about these places after they close down?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:01 AM

AGH !! No more Tuna Tataki! This is the end!
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:46 AM

AGH !! No more Tuna Tataki! This is the end!


I agree, that will be missed. Despite working around the corner, I only discovered Daidoco his year.

On a related note, not to toot our own horn, but I have heard from several customers that the Tuna Tataki at The Fernwood Inn rivals that of any Japanese restaurant in town.

#13 amor de cosmos

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:09 PM

turns out it's not closing down completely. it's being taken over by a guy who works there, and will do a similar menu.

#14 cfbnp200e

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:57 AM

Official opening Mon Jun 11. Just came back from there (soft open). Still have donburri (salmon don, tuna don, plus now negitoro and another type). Glad it's back open - it'll be great to check them out next week and onward to see what the daily specials are (menu above kitchen only covers the dons, salmon sushi & rice balls.

#15 Mike K.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:23 PM

Is the place still called Daidoco?

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#16 cfbnp200e

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:57 PM

oops, forgot to say the new name: uchida
(after the new owner/cook, Yasunobu Uchida)

#17 Mike K.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:14 PM

Ok, thanks.

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