YEW seafood + bar
YEW seafood + bar

YEW seafood + bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yewseafood.com/
  • Phone: (604) 692-4939
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Bar: Sunday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ned Bell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Yew offers private dining for 10 people in our wine room.

    Checkout more information at: http://www.yewseafood.com/private_dining/
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Walker 6046095480x
  • Special Events: Join us every Sunday & Monday for Wine Down. Enjoy 50% off all of our wine by the bottle.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howe & West Georgia
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is located at the front doors of Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, off Howe street.
A word from YEW seafood + bar
YEW seafood + bar - a dramatic restaurant with an open, interactive kitchen, features the freshest seafood the west coast has to offer. Executive Chef Ned Bell and the YEW team support a "Farm to Table" philosophy, sourcing ingredients from our local oceans, rivers and farms. Enjoy cocktails in front of the fireplace or at our intimate cocktail bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
YEW seafood + bar reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (100)special occasion (92)notable wine list (59)good for groups (55)great for lunch (46)great for brunch (36)vibrant bar scene (33)romantic (32)hot spot (24)neighborhood gem (11)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Solid Seafood Restaurant in Downtown Vancouver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We stayed across the street and couldn't eat at the premier restaurant at the Rosewood, so we decided to venture out. Luckily we didn't have to go too far to find YEW. From the Crab Tacos, to the Tuna + Pork Belly, to the Lobster Penne bake (?), we had great meals. Also, the barrel aged manhattan: solid. Would recommend to anyone who visits, though I've heard that Vancouver has a lot more to offer. Still, as a first meal in town, we were quite satisfied =)
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great.
    NicoleVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Good food, service, ambiance and location inside the For Seasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Fish cooked to perfection; crab tacos amazing; unfortunately, the music contributed to the overall noise level and ruined the ambiance; the result was a dull to moderate roar the entire evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Maitre d' attitude
    richVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    When I walked in the restaurant, the Maitre d' was politely helping the ladies in front of me. When its my turn, she did not even smile to me. I just gave her my name and mentioned my reservation then. However, when she helped another lady behind me, she smile again. The lady did not even have reservation. I did not know what I did to get this kind of treatment. When I checked my email at night, I found OpenTable sent me an email telling me that I missed my reservation. I realised the Maitre d' did not honour my reservation. She really has problem. Double check your points after dining there, The place is nice, food is good, just one bad apple ruin the reputation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Food, Outstanding Service!!
    Gmsparadise
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We have been regular diners at the Yew for several years and have always enjoyed a delicious meal with excellent service!! We have yet to be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RoostVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Really disappointing for a Four Seasons restaurant. The food wasn't coursed properly and we were rushed. They ran out of 2 of their 3 oyster selections right after we put our order in for those 2. The food was also remarkably under seasoned and the service was really off.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • after the Forbidden City .....
    JoyceVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We came over for supper after a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery's Forbidden City .....that's the advantage of Yew,its just so central ! We had a nice supper , the paella was very good , the duck was very rare for a " medium rare " ( but he liked it ) the hot-pot was not a success.....was it really the bitter beer ? It tasted to the 2 women as if the hot-pot had been burnt & then re-liquidized....the broth was really acrid. Anyway, the ambiance was nice, the rest of the food was good and the response to our complaint about the hot-pot was just fine .Yew is always pleasant & this was the first time anyone could remember a food problem , thanks !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    business luncheon and it was most enjoyable - staff were attentive, but not overly so, and food excellent. thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    food was excellent. waiter was hard to understand and seemed to have trouble explaining the dishes, but otherwise good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid but not outstanding
    bonvivant
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Though it was brunch, the actual egg items were disappointingly limited. Opted for the burger with half fries and half Caesar salad. Fine. Salad swimming in dressing. Friend opted for asparagus benny. She said it was ok, but optically I would have been very disappointed had I ordered that. Tiny portion on weird-shaped place with two small potatoes on the side. Two! My main criticism is the extortionate wine list. Come on, who really wants to pay between $16 and $20-something for a glass of wine! Puts me off going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over-rated
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Despite a half-empty restaurant when we arrived, we were seated at the very back at a long, family-style table with few people around us. We were a party of 3 and as the hostess seated us, she said, if you're only 3 then move down to where there is a 3 place setting. If this was truly a quality restaurant as it touts itself, she should have removed the 4th place setting and left us where we were seated. Service was slow and food was average at best, particularly in light of the prices. Will not return.
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  • Fresh seafood - excellent wines
    MiekeVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We were a party of 5 for dinner. We decided to share the Seafood Tower for 4 as the starter and chose fish as a main dish. The food was absolutely fantastic, well presented on the dish The only negative point was that unfortunately the Seafood Tower arrived at the same time as our Main dishes - which made us eat the hot dish first and the cold starter. We were recommended 3 different types of white wine that were excellent choices (the best one was the Cedar Creek Viognier). Butterscotch pudding had homemade 'speculoos' biscuits in it, but did not really have the typical cassonade sugar/cinnamon taste we are used to in Belgium. Serving was huge and could easily be shared.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Evening
    Stebs
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great Service thanks to David. Enclosed Wine room was great for family birthday! Good selection of wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pedestrian food
    HolodnyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The seafood platter/ starter is large but pedestrian. Expect more local fresh fish choices in a costal sea food restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YEW could be right for you
    rapbusiness
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    If you want a very good dining experience and don't mind an interior design with LOTS of reflective surfaces (so it's noisier), YEW is your place. Food good, perhaps a bit overpriced, but the service was great! We celebrated a birthday there, and they brought a small plate with macaroon cookies and chocolates to the birthday person (for free). The lobster Thermidor didn't have as much lobster as I was hoping for, but the flavors were very good. If you are in Vancouver BC for a conference or other special event, you could do worse than YEW.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • $30 salad not good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The albacore tuna salad was flavourless and had a fishy taste throughout. I didn't eat most of it, and the server asked what was wrong with it, but didn't do anything to fix the problem aside from offering something else, but by this time it was the end of the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rob was exceptional
    Kathryn
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My husband and enjoyed everything about our evening. We don't get out to elegant restaurants very often so since we were in town for a conference, I decided to take my husband out for a nice dinner. The restaurant itself is beautiful with so much to look at, besides my husband: the enormous glass chandelier centre piece, the majestic slab of maple wood, and the bustling grill chefs. Rob walked us through every one of our menu and artifact questions, taking the time to graciously answer every one. Lovely evening! And all while our son stayed occupied in the room with his video games.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Vegetarians & Vegans Too
    PlantPowered
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Yew is one of the few upscale restaurants in Vancouver to feature a dedicated 3-course Vegan menu. My wife and I are both vegan, and appreciate the effort put in by Yew's kitchen and service staff to not just 'accommodate', but thoroughly impress diners looking to avoid animal products. I made an online reservation, noting that we are both vegan, a the host at the door brought only the vegan menu to our table for us. Our server also confirmed immediately that we are vegan and not vegetarian. This small touch was a welcome relief after always needing to ask, remind, and then ask again at so many other 'vegetarian-friendly' establishments. The food itself was fantastic, crafted using the best in-season local ingredients. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Yew
    Tastebuds
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I visit Vancouver 4 to 5 times a year and always have a lunch at the Yew. The experience is always memorable and begins with the warm and friendly greeting at the door. It's the perfect spot for lunch or a drink - ambiance, great service, wonderful menu and food that does not disappoint. Good value for the money!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere and food
    kjjbm
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had great service at Yew and thought the room was beautiful. The seafood was spectacular and the atmosphere was a good mix of energetic, fun, and fine dining. Its not a formal feeling place but the food is high quality. I'd definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very pleasant dinner
    Alexia
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I picked this restaurant because of its vegan menu. I also wanted a classy experience, not just healthy eating. The combination of vegan and seafood worked great for us. My husband ordered a seafood paella, while I had a plate of grilled tomatoes, kale, and green beans, followed by a vegan chocolate torte. Everything tasted great. The service was outstanding, and we really enjoyed the relaxed ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Risss
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food was really delicious. Portions were quite decent. Ambiance was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good this visit
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Very good service at the bar! Love that you have 2,4 and 6 ounce wine option!!! Lobster salad was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    finefamilydining
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a great meal in a comfortable ambience, one of our party was vegan and there was a really good selection on the Vegan menu. The service was attentive and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Brunch
    nstaj
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Yew is the bomb for brunch. Add the 1/2 price wine to the outstanding food specialties and you can't help but enjoy the food/wine experience. There is usually a cocktail that is a beautiful concoction that gets brunch off to a great start. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent atmosphere restaurant
    Pinksugar0603
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was Thanksgiving long weekend and for party of 2. We were given a table away from huge parties and families. Quality of the food was very fresh and service was excellent. I did not feel being pushes to eat fast and rushes out of there. Very good atmosphere for a romantic dinner
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood excellence.
    redake
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    As good as it gets in terms of seafood, wine and service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner
    SuperbVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We ate here for dinner on a Sunday evening while staying at the Four Seasons Hotel. The menu was unique and our waiter made some excellent suggestion which did not disappoint. We both chose seafood entrees, which were prepared to perfection and artistically presented. We also had some tasty appetizers and salads. Very attentive and knowledgeable waiter. A surprise bonus was 1/2 price bottles of wine available on this Sunday. We bought one to drink w/dinner, had a little left (which we were allowed to take to our room for later) and were told we could buy a second bottle for dinner the next night, which we did. They have very nice wine selections, which we would have thoroughly enjoyed, but did even more so, due to the 1/2 price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super Breakfast !
    SuperbVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We stayed at the 4 Seasons prior to leaving for a jaunt on the Rocky Mountaineer train. Our breakfast was very good - unusual menu selections as well as the usual breakfast fare to choose from. Service was attentive. Would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yew
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The special for those going to Vancouver opera was appreciated, especially the chocolate.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should come again
    Vancouver888
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My friends were in town and they wanted to have seafood so I picked this restaurant. We enjoyed the food, the service and the environment. Food portion is quite big for the price comparing to similar graded restaurants. Highly recommended the Seafood Platter! Even the one we picked is for two, it comes with 8 pcs of oysters, 4 pcs of scallops, 3 big pcs of tuna, a dish of shrimps, and a dish of lobsters! My friends and I were delighted and we enjoyed it so much that it's a must to order for your party! However, the only complaint I have is that the ventilation there isn't great. The cooking smell stayed all the time and we didn't have much fresh air there until we stepped out of the hotel. Overall experience is great regardless!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    Experienced
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Made reservation at YEW because of seafood. Was surprised to find it was located in Four Seasons Hotel. Had we known that in advance we probably would have selected another restaurant. That would have been too bad because the food, service and atmosphere were great. We would go back again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch Wine Special
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Enjoyed a great brunch with friends. 50% Wine special is awesome! Grand beverage and food selection. Relax environment. Prompt service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Upscale Brunch
    TrnrmomVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We popped in here precruise for a late brunch & enjoyed the ambience, the presentation & preparation of the food, and the service. Not as pricey as we expected, but the presentation was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    a good friend and I took her daughter for lunch this past saturday. My biggest disappointment was that I did not complain when we were in the restaurant, but it was bothering me since the bill was over 100.00. We did not have any alcohol. we ordered two tuna salads which were terrible. My friend ordered pasta with shrimp. My girlfriend could't eat as it was so salty!! Our tuna salads were either $23 or $25. the salad had been changed the past week and so my friend's daughter had it they previous way and I had the updated version. The old version was 2 lettuce leaves 3 pieces of asparagus, half grilled avocado, 3 olives, and 4 small slices of grilled tuna. Mine had 6 good size slices of tuna and on top of coleslaw that had no flavour.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Kikigee
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I needed to find a last minute reservation for a group of 7, and I am so happy this is where we ended up! It was a beautiful room and every single member of our party commented on our love for the high ceiling. Our server did an excellent job with wine recommendations and went through extra effort to hunt down specific bottles for us. The food was amazing! Amazing! I am definitely looking forward to my next visit to YEW!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yew
    seafoodcrazy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I liked the seafood menu. My dish, the tuna with veges was good, the vegetables cooked to perfection. I would say though that the tuna was salted a bit too much, the same could be said for the cheese rolls. I would suggest also that wine be available in half litres. All in all though, a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good weekend brunch spot
    mgh24
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I met with a group for a Saturday brunch, along with a toddler. It was nice to see that Yew has a kids`menu and provide a colouring paper and crayons to occupy kids; an upscale, kid friendly place, excellent. The brunch was pretty good, not great just as the price might perhaps be a couple dollars more than elsewhere but, then again, it is well prepared and quality ingredients. So perhaps you pay a bit more for quality. The service is excellent - cudos to the staff from the moment you walk in the doors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    RuruVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I arrived for our 7:30 pm reservation and were warmly greeted and promptly seated. Our waiter, who was a real seasoned pro arrived and took our very explicit cocktail order. We were delighted when our cosmos arrived with the perfect color and taste. We shared the tomato salad to start which was separated and beautifully plated. Fresh and tasty, also the perfect size for us. We both selected the halibut grilled which came with fresh veggies. My husband declared the halibut the very best he has ever eaten and I was in close agreement. We shared the vegan chocolate tort for dessert which was to die for. Not too sweet but very satisfying. Wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yew
    vandiner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Yew Restaurant is my favourite downtown Vancouver lunch place . I often go on my own and as a single woman always feel comfortable . Friendly , well trained , knowledgeable staff . Menu choice varied . Food is always very good .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate