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A unique cantina and ride-thru

Picture in your mind’s eye… flavours, techniques, and dishes from Pacific cultures oceanwide. From Peru to Japan… Philippines to Haida Gwaii… and Mexico to Korea, all with hints and twists from Chef Kunal Ghose’s Indian culinary foundation.

You’re imagining dobosala cantina & ride-thruAn Indo-Pacific collaboration of South Asian, Latin, Polynesian, and even Indigenous dishes.

At dobosalareclaimed wood, concrete, and steel – coupled with our trademark thoughtful and attentive service – create a relaxed, modern cantina atmosphere perfect for enjoying an array of flavour-punched shareable plates and bowls, local taps, and inventive Indo-Pacific inspired cocktails.

And for hungry customers on the go, dobosala’s innovative “ride thru” window menu is designed with quick service in mind. Tacones, noodle bowls, and cantina-crafted sopas are ideally suited for pedestrians and “pedal”estrians alike.

We are open 11 AM till 9PM Monday to Thursday, 11 AM till 10 PM Friday and 12 PM till 10 PM Saturday.

Come lose yourself in our diverse variety!

Address 760 Pandora Ave,
Victoria, B.C.,
Canada V8W 1N9,
(250) 590-6068




11 AM - 9 PM


11 AM - 9 PM


11 AM - 9 PM


11 AM - 9 PM


11 AM - 10 PM


12 PM - 10 PM


Check out our rave reviews!


Best World Food – 2019 Yam Best Restaurant Awards

September 22, 2019

This summer, YAM Magazine hosted the 2019 YAM Best Restaurant Awards, celebrating the local culinary community and Victoria’s top chefs, cocktails and restaurants. Dobosala was given the award for Best World Food.

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July 5, 2018

Chef Kunal Ghose continues to impress with his latest venture, Dobosala Cantina, offering South Asian and Latin-inspired small plates in a new contemporary space.

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2018 Foodies of the Year: Kunal Ghose

June 19, 2018

Chef Kunal Ghose appeared on this list in 2009, lauded for his first Victoria venture, Red Fish Blue Fish (“the best eco-friendly fish and chips of your life,” declared our editors.) Fast-forward to 2014 and the opening of Ghose’s second restaurant, Fishhook, which built on his expertise with sustainable seafood and incorporated rich flavours from Indian and […]

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Foodie Paradise: Victoria, B.C.

May 25, 2018

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, sits on the southern end of Vancouver Island. Nicknamed “The Garden City”, Victoria, has gone through a food revolution in the last few years due to its thriving technology sector. Technology has become Victoria’s largest revenue generating industry and in turn, attracted chefs and food entrepreneurs from all over […]

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Chef Kunal Ghose Announces the dobosala cantina & ride thru Grand Opening

May 11, 2018

Chef Kunal Ghose, Founder of Red Fish Blue Fish and Owner/Operator of the popular Fish Hook restaurants announced today that his new Indo-Pacific concept dobosala cantina & ride thru is now officially open at 750 Pandora St. in downtown Victoria, BC. From Peru to Japan… Philippines to Haida Gwaii… and Mexico to Korea, flavours, techniques, […]

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Restaurant set to open on Victoria’s Pandora Avenue bike lane to offer cyclists ‘ride-thru’ option

January 25, 2018

Have you ever been cycling along the Pandora Avenue bike lane, only to pass a restaurant and think, “I wish there was a drive-thru window that I could ride up to in order to place an order, because this trek has given me a craving,” Victoria riders? Wish no more, because a new addition to […]

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A restaurant with a ‘bike thru’ lane is opening on Pandora Ave

January 25, 2018

Soon you’ll be able to grab food and go while you ride the Pandora Avenue bike lane. Love them or hate them, the bike lanes in Victoria are here to stay. One business has decided to embrace the new lanes and try out an exciting new idea restaurant idea. Usually, when you try to ride your […]

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‘Ride-thru’ eatery will cater to Pandora Avenue bike-lane users

January 24, 2018

Chef and entrepreneur Kunal Ghose is preparing to open a new downtown restaurant catering to the users of the Pandora Avenue bike lanes. Ghose, who has established two downtown locations of his Fishhook restaurant — at Fort Commons and Mermaid Wharf — will open Dobosala Cantina and Ride-Thru this spring. “Obviously, there is a lot of controversy […]

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