Riverway Restaurant

4.4
323 reviews
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Global, International
Nestled at the edge of South Burnaby, the restaurant’s Pacific Northwest-inspired architecture presents spectacular views with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the verdant Riverway Golf Course. Here, you’ll find an eclectic menu that fuses global flavours to create an unforgettable dining experience.
What 323 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food excellent. And good price point for quality of food and experience/ambiance. Looking forward to return ...

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The restaurant would benefit from having more waiters so that customers wouldn't have to wait as long for service.

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H
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service from entire staff! Food is excellent and can be enjoyed in a very pleasant
atmosphere with beautiful surroundings!

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j
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Thank you for a great night

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, good value!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I went for the lobster special however it wasn’t even offered to me so not sure if they actually had it but no one else was eating at the restaurant, which was off cause there was a sign on the door that said reservations only? Lol.
Our server pretty much never came and saw us so we couldn’t ask for much more. It was such a beautiful location though so I would definitely visit again!

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H
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always have great service from entire staff at this location, all so very friendly and welcoming.

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H
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the food to the service was excellent. Malva was very attentive and friendly and it was
so nice to have Tootsie and Kevin come over to welcome us and say hello.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plenty of free parking spots, quiet enough to hear my friends talk , fantastic food , but there were some small ants crawling on our wooden table

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WL
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

My husband and I have had many wonderful dinners at this restaurant and I have had many wonderful lunches with friends. I have recommended the restaurant to numerous people as a place with good service, great food and a wonderful view.

Unfortunately the last time around was less than perfect and I had taken someone there for their birthday lunch.

The problem started with an infestation of ants - some on the table. The server said she couldn't do anything about the ants but offered to re-seat us away from the problem. The ants were crawling on the carpet so that did not seem like a solution and we did want to sit by the window to view the fountain and grounds.

The food was less than stellar - this had never happened. My chicken dish was barely warm - we had waited quite a while for the food to arrive. The server kindly took it back to be redone - the second dish was warm however the chicken was dry and tasteless. I sent my dish back and asked that it not be replaced as we were now a bit short on time. The hamburger my guest had was hot and thoroughly enjoyed.

The manager did come over and was extremely pleasant. Pest control would be there in a week to solve the problem (the earliest they could make it), meal was at no charge and a complimentary lunch for 2 was given.

This restaurant is still one I would go back to because of the high quality of management, great food experiences we have had at a reasonable price and the number of times we have been there where we would rate it 5 stars.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

1st time here. Local colleague had recommended for value, quality and ambiance. Brought out of town colleague from Montreal. Beautiful view. Great service. Fantastic grilled cheese (portobello mushrooms !)

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H
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Tucci (Tootsie) and excellent tasting food in a very pleasant atmosphere.

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CB
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as usual!

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J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and view. Excellent value

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YL
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, nice view. Good service.Definely will come again.However I tried to book in advance in two weeks in staying up late till 12 am April 12 to book the date I want which April 26. Unexpectedly all the hours after 5 were booked??

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MD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

I ordered Steak and Lobster. The steak was full of gristle. I cut into about 6 different places and hit gristle. I was able to eat only a small portion. Very disappointing! 😩 The lobster was soggy and flat. All in all, I haven't had a worse restaurant meal in a long time!

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T
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No words. Praises only. Service excellent. Lobster and steak cooked to perfection. Tasty dessert.

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F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Restaurant setting beautiful. Food were delicious. Our server Kevin was exceptional with his service. It was an evening get together for my friend's retirement and Kevin provided us with complimentary sparkling juice instead of champagne as we couldn't drink alcohol for a toast. Scenery out to the golf course was beautiful. We all had a blast taking pictures. Overall good place to have a nice an affordable dinner.

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DP
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can’t seem to remember our waiters name but he was amazing. Great attention to detail and exceptional service. We had the stake and lobster 🦞. It was simple amazing!

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W
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The May lobster $29 3 course menu was excellent for the price. We dined on the 16 and the
4 of us had the steak and lobster. I loved the salad and also the chef desert of chocolate mouse.
Presentation was good and flavourful. Our waiter Kevin was also outstanding.
The 3 piece band was also a nice touch. I look forward to returning to the Riverway Restaurant.
I’ll be following the website to see the upcoming monthly selections. What a great value. Hope it continues for the rest of the year. I’ll be returning monthly for sure.
Marilyn Choi

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great good for the special value menu

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G
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was very good and the fact I asked for a soup and salad order which was not on the menu, however the server was able to provide it as a soup and side salad. Both were very good.

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JD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambience and value for your money is top notch.
Food quality and selection are great amd varied.
I strive to introduce all my family and friends to this establishment and we frequent this place at least once a month. Unfortunately, our last visit was not up to par. However we all felt it would be unfair to give the restaurant a poor rating based on one visit - in stark comparison to all the other amazing dining experiences we have had over the past few months / year at Riverway (one of the female servers, Tucci, is worth mentioning here)!
As soon as we have addressed the unsual wait time for our food, Michael, the restaurant manager has efficiently, courteously and professionally handled our concern. More importantly, he made us "commoners" 😁 feel that we actually mattered and valued as customers.
Well done, Michael and team! You have exemplified such a genuine and very engaged customer service.
Riverway is very fortunate to have your leadership indeed!
We will surely be back with more people who we know will enjoy your wonderful establishment!

JDizon

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JD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy going to Riverway. You can count on the quality of the food and service.

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CC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I like the view and food.. so relaxing, but the table too close together

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L
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome service, nice view. I strongly recommend my friends to that restaurant

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S
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is our first visit. We are definitely going back again

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Kevin. We’ll be back.

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F
Vancouver
118 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Riverway is a lovely place for a casual meal. They have a good selection on their menu. It includes salads, burgers, as well as meat, poultry, fish & pasta. The food is very good. The salads are all good selections. We order the steak salad this time which had a fair amount of fresh greens and a grilled steak cooked medium & sliced.
The windows look out on the course and on summer days, the Patio is a great place to enjoy lunch & a drink.

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H
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service from Malva and excellent food in a beautiful setting. The entire staff at this location is so very friendly and welcoming and it was so nice of Tootsie and Kevin to visit our table to say hello as we have had both as servers on previous occasions. We always have a very pleasant and relaxing meal at this location!

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent, good portions, you never feel rushed.

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JN
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The $28 3-Course meal was fantastic. Michael our regular server was very attentive & professional as always!

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H
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent Riverway Restaurant often because we constantly enjoy your delicious meals
and service. Server Kevin is excellent, efficient and friendly. Delightful Tootsie recognized
us from a previous visit and she came by our table to say "hello" - sweet of her.

Thank you and we look forward to our next visit to Riverway Restaurant.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and friendly service

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F
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We went to Riverway to try their $28 3-course special. It’s a phenomenal value. The restaurant is open, airy and contemporary- great ambiance. The service is excellent- friendly, attentive and efficient. Unfortunately, the food isn’t great. I chose the crispy prawn salad to start. It was strange - the lettuce was fresh with a balsamic dressing. Then there were 3 small prawns with a salsa sauce. The salsa and balsamic were an unusual combination and didn’t taste very good. For the my main I had the lobster & chicken paella. I liked it but friends who had the same entree is their was too “fishy”. Perhaps due to bad mussels in their servings. For dessert I had the Belgian waffle with espresso ice cream drizzled with chocolate sauce. It was good, my friend felt it was the best thing about the dinner. Overall, good experience but the food isn’t amazing.

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AG
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere, views and updated decor are prime. The menu has a good variety of choices, especially appreciated by vegetarians. We were pleased with the attentive service. Our group lunched at Riverway several times and we always have a good time!

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GL
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and environment are good, but it will take a long time for reservation.

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MV
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, excellent meal and attentive service. Will definitely return to try different items. Everything looked so good.

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OT
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful place to dine! We have been here numerous times and the food and service has always been good. The restaurant is spacious and bright, overlooking the beautiful scenery of the golf course.

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LM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service and food. Spacious.
Lots of parking space.
Quiet and cozy, good for family parties.

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