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2003 Enroute Magazine “One of Canadas top 10 best new restaurants"

Oysterfestival “Peoples Choice” and Judges choice”

Tofino Time readers pollBest new Business”, “Best for Lunch”, “Best for food on the Go”

2004 Oysterfestival “Peoples Choice”

Tofino Time “Best Lunch” “Best Food on the Go”

2005 Tofino time readers poll “Best food on the Go” “Best Lunch”

2006 Oysterfestival “Peoples Choice”

Tofino Time Readers Poll “ Best Lunch” “Best Food on the Go”

2007 Vancouver Magazine Best restaurant on Vancouver Island “BRONZE”

Whalefest Chowder Chowdown “Peoples Choice”

Oysterfestival “Peoples Choice”

Tofino Time Magazine readers Poll “Best Lunch” “Best Food on the Go”

2008 Vancouver Magazine Best Restaurant on Vancouver Island “SILVER”

Tofino Time Magazine readers Poll Best Lunch” “Best Food on the Go” “Best winelist”, “Best Dinner”

2009 Whalefest Chowder Chowdown “ Peoples choice” and “Judges choice”

Tofino Time Magazine Readers Poll “ Best Lunch”

Vancouver Magazine Best Restaurant on Vancuver Island “BRONZE”

Highiest rated Tofino restaurant Zagat survey for food. 26 out of 30



SoBo lives up to its name attracting a blend of surfers, ecotourists and locals enjoying CIA grad Lisa’s flavorful take on Vancouver Island ingredients” Gourmet magazine

“I’m happy to say SoBo still is my Tofino Fave”
“I could eat there everyday”
“Theres Long Beach and there’s SoBo, an attraction you cannot miss if you are Tofino Bound”
“Top Eatery in Tofino” All quoted in the Vancouver Sun

“ My hands down favorite eatery” in Tofino “is SoBo” The Oregonian

“Lisa is one of Canadas top chefs”
“Her food is adventurous, street smart, dripping with freshness, local character and drop dead top of line flavour” Calgary Herald

“If anyone exemplifies the way younger chefs are mingling culinary sophistication with an underground sensibilities, its Lisa and Artie Ahier, co-owners of SoBo in Tofino”. Northwest Palette

“Chef Lisa Ahier had upgraded her digs to a full fledged, four walled restaurant- owing, no doubt, to the popularity of her exceptional cuisine” Portland Montly

“The award winning SoBo fronts any exposition on Tofino’s food scene”

“The best meal I had anywhere in 2007” Andrew Morrison Eat Magazine

“The local food scene has improved dramatically in the last few years, thanks in large part to the arrival of Culinary Institute of America-trained Lisa Ahier” Ottawa Citizen

“ In the wilds of tofino sits a purple catering truck where people come from afar to see chef Lisa Ahier turn local produce, organic meat and seafood into socially conscious sophisticated take out fare” En Route Magazine

“Order the best fish taco this side of LA” Vancouver magazine

“Perhaps the most exciting lunch stand in North America” Saveur Magazine

Tofino’s Sophisticated Bohemian delivers what’s promised “ great organic food that sends your taste buds into a spin of delight. Given 26 out of 30 for food Zagat survey

“For the past few years SoBo has served them all: hungry locals fresh from the surf, timid tourists wondering what all the fuss was about, and hordes of food writers who have traveled to the end of the world for a bite of paradoxically haute cuisine” Alive Magazine



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