Uli's Restaurant
Uli's Restaurant

Uli's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ulisrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6045389373x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Global, International, Bistro
  • Executive Chef: Jennie Silk
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music open mic every Sunday night

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Martin
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Uli's Restaurant
Uli's Restaurant is a White Rock institution. Opened in 1986 by Uli Blume, it was one of White Rock's original waterfront restaurants and quickly became a favourite among locals for its great food and friendly atmosphere. Uli's son Tyson took over operations in 2008 and he picked up right where his father left off – providing the White Rock waterfront with a fun and relaxed place to enjoy a vibrant atmosphere, stunning water views, refreshingly simple food, an extensive international beer list, and a diverse selection of wines. Chef Jennie Silk is also making quite an impression on locals as they flock for her impeccable local flavours on the menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Uli's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (18)great for outdoor dining (14)neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (12)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (9)special occasion (8)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (5)good for groups (5)romantic (4)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Nice for kids..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My daughter enjoyed the kids menu selections and the fun coloring book and colors the waitress offered.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't go
    Gstar
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food sucked the waiter was unimpressive for the money I spent I was not really wowed
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ginny
    Ginn
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Felt like you were having dinner at your Greek family friend's house. The staff was womderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Services
    homechefvincent
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Love the burger here. Like the potato bun with caramelized shallots. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodtoremember
    foodies
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We always enjoy the different specials on the menu or stick with an old favourite, the paella or Uli's famous hamburgers. The atmosphere is great, all the staff is friendly and we like it when the "chef comes out to chat".
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for the Paella!
    Davebc
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Have been to Ulis a few times and always had the Paella-it has a little spicey kick to it, the seafood changes each time, with what is available seasonally I presume, and you get a lot of it! My wife and I shared an order for one along with an appetizer. Thursdays, the last day I was there, has the added bonus of it being the "special of the day" and is $10 off! As I mentioned, we also shared an appetizer which was also fabulous-the charcuterie plate, a nice assortment of cheeses and meats with home made crostinis. Service was wonderful, interactive but not intrusive and the outdoor street side seating has a terrific view out across the water.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Russ
    Phinicky1
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This restaurant was excellent, good food and great location with a good view from the Patio, even on a rainy night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mar123
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food is always good & have a good selection of beer on their menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 88 reviews are from the Uli's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Highs and Lows
    foodsnob
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    As always the food is very tasty. We visited for brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the shared appetizer of baked brie. Unfortunately the second appetizer, oysters Rockefeller, did not make an appearance. When our various benedicts arrived we asked our waitress and she said she "forgot to put the order in". The benedicts were all yummy and the Hollandaise was perfect; except everything was luke warm with the exception of the muffins which were stone cold. We did bring this to the attention of our server and she said she would pass it on but that was apparently the end of the matter. The oysters arrived shortly after we had finished our egg courses and they were wonderful. I find the air temperature in the restaurant very cold.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first visit and
    cobaltbob
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    This was our first visit and both my wife and I are looking forward to our next time! We were thrilled with the beer and wine listings, offering some really interesting options. labels that you rarely find in restaurants. The food was excellent, very nice selection, and presented in a comfortable way, with explanations from our server on where the food was sourced and how it had been handled. And the view of the waterfront is a wonderful bonus, something we both enjoy; now we have a new favourite place to go back to in White Rock.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Amazing
    Foody
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was my second time here. Was the most amazing and beautiful night I've had in a long time. What made this night even better aside from my beautiful date, was Neil. He made our night that much more memorable. Freindly, knowledgeable, and purely genuine. Will definitely go back there, and i highly recomend this place to anyone and everyone.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portions went down, prices went up
    Ezo55
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Valentines 4 course dinner was $60 each person. But the deal is, 2 of the dishes is shared between 2 people. Feels like that really cheaper out and took advantage of the valentines day dinner. First dish was some pancake with caviar. It was so tiny. Plus the little specks of caviar on top. Leaving the place with a $200 which included wine and a 15% tip, we decided to grab an extra slice of pizza. No, we are not overweight people.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    shnooks
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    My wife and I were looking forward to Uli's as we had been there quite a few times before, which was probably 9-10 years ago. and we were a bit disappointed it seemed more rushed and the food was not as good as it had been. There were lots of children and a fair bit of noise. still just as expensive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, beer and people!
    FoodWineFun
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    One of our favourite places to go in WR! Lots of GF options. Great beer list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Years Eve
    Brooke
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We reserved seating on open table because there was no mention of a set menu on their website and I really enjoy their regular menu. We received a call the day of to confirm our reservation because it was new years eve. When we arrived, we were provided with a set menu that did not have any of the regular items. We were very disappointed and ended up leaving before we ordered anything. We were told that they communicated the set menu on facebook and twitter but did not update their website. Disappointed about that evening, but have had very good experiences there before and so will likely return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favourite spots
    Arprof
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    One of my favourite spots to eat. Food is awesome and the beer list is off the charts
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local gem
    Sophiasdad
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    My wife and I came on a Monday The restaurant had people but our table was quiet and we could talk as we wanted without shouting. The service made that easy also. Just enough attention for when we needed something and in the background when we didn't. We never felt rushed and our server was friendly and just the right kind if great - never interrupting and taking her curs to converse more from us. In fact though the person who welcomed us in was genuine and truly welcoming for a local restaurant. The food was the best non ethnic food / comfort food we have had in White Rock. Cocktails, shared beet salad, two entrees and a shared panacotta came to 86.00 plus tip. And this was extremely good food. The cocktails were the best I have had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best visit to date
    Lovethebeeg
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    We live in White Rock and have been several times over the years and this was the best visit by far . The service was by far the best by far due to the young lady who shared her knowledge and passion for the food. Thank you , i do apologise as I do not know her name but she does live on a farm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & value on the beach
    Westcoastchris
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Went there for a birthday. The calamari was fantastic, spicy but not greasy and it came with a side salad that had a tart apple dressing. The fish and chips were also very good and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    NatalieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I hadn't been to Uli's in about 10 years - it has changed and the food is delicious. I've now been twice in the past 2 weeks. Perfect for a casual meal, friendly staff, lively atmosphere. The food is unpretentious and the portions are generous. I enjoyed the dungeness crab cakes and the bison carpaccio. The chocolate cake was fabulous - a nice birthday treat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Evening
    Rose
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We made reservations not realizing thatit was Octoberfest so were pleasantly surprised by the costumes and entertainment. Uli's is a fun place and the food is wonderful...the staff is great :) Will definetely bring our out of town guests there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view from window seat.
    Gerry
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Great view from window seat. Food and service excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Evening Out in A Long Time
    wait4me
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We had not been to Uli's before, but had heard much about this lovely restaurant right on Marine Drive. They have won Best Burger in The Now's Best Burger contest for years running, and had to try it out. We sat outside - beautiful night, gorgeous view of the ocean. Our server was amazing and friendly. We met the owner, the son of Uli. Very personable, and he made sure to chat with every table. Love that! He obviously cares very much for his customers. The food was outstanding - our party had the schnitzel, paella and the Uli Burger and all were fabulous. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a gorgeous view, great service and fantastic food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food inconsistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Clam Chowder and chorizo vongole pasta very good. They ran out of Salmon, but the halibut was overcooked and the risotto was undercooked. Premises could use some updating and painting, and cleaning. Staff's clothing looked a little untidy and in need of cleaning. Cheerful, helpful staff and prompt service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service exceptional.....wi
    LYNN
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Food and service exceptional.....wish parking was easier to find.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful brunch spot
    Patti
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    A friend and I went to Uli's for Brunch on the waterfront. Ordered a crab cake starter, and split eggs benedict and a chicken sandwich with dried cranberries and goat cheese. Both of our entrees were delicious and well worth ordering, but the crab cakes were the hands down winner. Don't miss these.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely view and right across
    veryvic
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    lovely view and right across from thr beach. our server was excellent and we were never left waiting for service. the outside patio seating is great and has a nice ambience, although street noise is loud. lastly and most important, the food was fantastic. our table had a variety of dishes and no one was left disappointed. i got the veggie burger and it was SO GOOD. im not even a vegitarian but i wuld definitely order it over a beef patty any day. great resturant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decadent Burger
    jcb93
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    I had the Burger with cafe de paris which was explained to us a butter sauce made with 27 ingredients! It was a great burger along with great friites. Our server Stephanie was so knowledgeable about all the food and the wine and made our experience at Uli's that much better. Being that it's right on the strip, it can be noisy with street traffic but the view and the atmosphere makes it all worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the appetizer and salad dressing
    Sabine
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    the appetizer and salad dressing were excellent. But the schnitzel was only so-so. I wouldn't order it again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • White Rock - casual cool vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Great view - friendly, casual artistic modern vibe. Great place to meet friends for dinner and drinks. Sometimes has live music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Uli
    Parky
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Food is excellent, portions were not too large. Restaurant is very noisy. Service was great and prices are about right for the dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great family birthday dinner
    Strugz
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    This was my second visit. The first was kind of rushed as we had to get to a show, but we loved the food so much we wanted to go back. This visit was for a family b-day celebration, and our party of 6 including two youngsters really enjoyed our more leisurely dinner. Food was fantastic, service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Lets start at the begining. Last summer a friend I decided to walk into Uli's for a burger. We thought we've never been here and lets give it a try. We are glad we did. The burgers are great, they are also different, I would have never tried guac on a burger but it was great. Uli's ia now a staple for us, great food, a wicked beer menu, only fresh ingredients in the drinks, and a great blueberry cheesecake. They also have a very friendly staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I find the quality of the
    Gerry
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    I find the quality of the food has deteriorated in my recent visits. It used to be exceptional and now is ok. We used to leave saying wow and now we say hmmm.... The location is great. On this visit the roasted potatoes were overcooked and dry, the hunter sauce on the schnitzel was ordinary and not well presented.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uli's is where to go on the beach!
    Gadgetgaley
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Always an enjoyable, relaxing, fun time with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing meal. The charcouterie
    Strugz
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Amazing meal. The charcouterie plate was unbelievable. Oysters wer fantastic, and the schnitzel neptune was moist and flavorful. Our server was friendly and knew a lot about the menu. The decor is textbook white rock - looks like an old fish and chips dive with a facelift. Best meal I have had south of the Fraser river.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service was awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    The food and service was awesome! We will definitely be back. Thanks Again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Uli's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Uli's makes a great Schnitzel Neptune, and paella is a feast! We usually have leftovers, but everything was so good, we ate every last bite!! Great service, along with a nice wine list. Mid-week was quiet, always a pleasure to dine at Uli's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Experience
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Not impressed with the menu or food quality. This place is way over-rated.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Making a real come back on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Making a real come back on past reputation with innovative salads and fresh ingredients. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic