Amazing Food!
The food was amazing and a great value for your money. It reminded me of eating at a good restaurant in Japan. We ate there twice on our trip, once for lunch and once for dinner. We were very happy with the food as well as the service. The food was very tasty and it served with great presentation. The next time we go to Victoria BC, we will definitely return to this restaurant.
— Robert K
Simply Outstanding
There are lots of really good sushi restaurants in Victoria...Ebizo, Nubo to name a couple. But the new kid on the block is Gozen....and it truly shines. We’ve been twice and have been nothing but raving about both the tastes and the presentations. The rolls...The Lion King, Lobster Roll, Angry Bird Roll are all excellent. The appetizer dumplings were terrific. As was a scarily named dish called Monkey Brains, which was too excellent to try and describe, except that it was basically an avocado stuffed with real crab meat, and to die for. An excellent selection of Sake that will open new worlds of sake drinking. On top of everything else, the space itself is perfect for an upbeat restaurant in Victoria! Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.
— Bob B
The server did an excellent job of explaining the menu and I chose the lunch special for $17. it’s a little pricier than some of the bento boxes in town.
but it is a big step up in quality. And when I say big i’m not kidding. The meal you see in the picture is enormous.
— Yifei Cai
First time dining here. The food and service was outstanding. Lovely place to dine out for the evening with family and friends
— Rosein O'Connor (Local guide)
Best chicken karage in town(special flavor trust me). Also i love the salmon chazuke. Not very large portion for each dish but enough for me, i would definitely come back to try their sashimi and other dishes~

i went there second time with my friend and we tried the sashimi and chirashi don, it was soooo fresh and yummy. Salmon was thick cut which is my fav. And my server was a cute girl who had good memory, she even remembered what i got last time after 2 months~ Nice restaurant & nice staff.
— 心怡
Delightful. The breadth of choice and their capacity to offer it beautifully is impressive.
Not for a classicist or those looking for traditional Japanese cuisine. Much of the it is a modernist adaptation.
— Stephen Cornish (Local guide)
Trendy, loads of atmosphere, good food , beautifully presentation, private yet...
Quelle belle surprise! Finally a good Iskaya- good meaning good food and good value WITH atmosphere. You do not feel as if you are sitting on someone else’s lap....the tables are far enough away that you neither have to yell at your table companions nor block out unwanted inanities from the next booth. The decor includes beautiflu hanging ( what appears to be) shaved wooden slated lamps...the ceiling is high and as the resto is on a corner there is adequate light filtering through. We ordered and shared a number of very nice dishes including a very generous salad, beautifully presented and delicious...Make a reservation, this is going to be a popular spot...we are going back SOON!!!!!
— MidoriTraveller
Talented Restaurant Group—Extraordinary Sushi at Highest Quality
This Sushi Restaurant is a true gift for us FOODIES in Victoria. The highest quality ingredients wish a phenomenal attention to the detail of preparation and presentation.
— Spindog84
Superb quality. Quite honestly the best Japanese food I’ve ever had in Victoria and perhaps the best I’ve ever had anywhere. Great service as well.
— Johnny Crisp
The best sushi and izakaya place in Victoria
The BEST sushi and Izakaya place I’ve ever been in Victoria! I really appreciated how food was professionally decorated and made. I learned food shouldn’t just be tasty, it also need to be decorated well to entertain consumers’ eyes. All food we tasted at Gozen was super delicious and had high quality. My friends and I were satisfied with the experience we had at Gozen. Staffs and chefs were so nice and kind. They were so professional for everything. After all good moments at Gozen, we couldnt allow ourselves not to give em good tips cuz they deserved it! I’d definitely recommend this awesome place to all of my acquaintances and friends!
— Daniel K