West Oak Restaurant

4.5
924 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
Located in the heart of Yaletown, West Oak is a bustling, modern-rustic space featuring white oak décor and a buzzing open kitchen. Vancouver’s go-to spot for fine cuisine and a serene dining experience, West Oak is the perfect place for relaxed evenings among good company.

With three exceptional menus, we have something for every time of the week:
Monday - Friday Dinner from 3:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday & Sunday Brunch from 10:30AM - 3:00PM
Happy Hour Everyday 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will not be taking any parties larger than 6 guests. Thank you for your understanding.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 924 people are saying
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Noname
Seattle
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was creative - avocado hummous was delicious. The Wednesday wine was great!
Service was adequate.
Overall enjoyed but wouldn’t recommend or return with the many other options we know.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went with my family for my dad’s birthday and we had a good time! The server was kind and prompt and the ambience was chill. It wasn’t as loud as I thought the reviews would be. For tapas we ordered the chinois prawn and beef carpaccio which were both well enjoyed by everyone. The prawns were very flavourful and the carpaccio had complex, full flavours that paired super well with the toasted bread and sweet balsamic glaze. As a side, we also ordered the truffle fries—nice crisp and very delicious.

For entrees, we ordered 4 to share. The star was definitely the maple soy sablefish. 9/10, It was cooked to perfection, so tender and juicy. The flavours really came together for this dish. The truffle mushroom risotto was average; the truffle and mushrooms did not come out and it was definite not not creamy enough, 6.5/10. Next up, we had the bolognese pasta. It was better seasoned than the risotto, but not saucy enough. These two missed the mark a little, also a 6.5/10. Finally, we ordered the 14oz ribeye medium rare. It came almost well done so we asked for it to be redone. The steak looked cooked properly this time, but the flavours also missed the mark and there weren’t sauces that could come with the steak, 6/10.

Sangria 7/10

If you go, definitely recommend trying the seafood, fish, and tapas.

Overall I still had a good time with the family.

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BeverlyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner, with great service and atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

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JacquelineG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had Yousef as our server. He was fantastic. Most definitely will be coming back and requesting him and table 14!!

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BuckeyeYVR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Moscow Mules were "kickin" and the Prawns are to die for!!! Our bartender/server was great.....and kept all we needed coming!!!

My "go to" spot in Yaletown to make my guests happy!!!

Will be back!!

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Food5
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Great food, however service was not the greatest. Waitress was unpleasant and made some off hand comments.

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vipCorryD
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We arrived at 6 on a Sunday, before the restaurant was filled. Service was prompt and good during the meal. For us the problem was that later during the meal the management turned up the volume of the music (which had a loud beat). They did accommodate our request to lower the volume somewhat. For us it was still too loud and we hurried to finish our meal and retreat. While the food was good, we would warn friends about the potential for loud music.

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DWG10
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My family took me for my Birthday dinner. We are a semi regular customer and usually have fantastic meals at West Oak. The appies were spot on as was my sons Roast Chicken, my wife’s Salmon (great as always). The roast lamb shank was not what I was hoping for. It was not as tender or as flavorful as I would have expected. The risotto was OK but lacked seasoning / salt. The service was good as always but the noise level due to a larger table of very loud and rude younger folks basically was a little off putting.
We will be back but not ordering the lamb shank again.
West Oak has proven always a great spot so one so so dish doesn’t nudge me away.

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Dora
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prawns, beef carpaccio, & lamb lollipops were outstanding. Very happy we tried this place. We will certainly be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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KimB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend!!! Everything from the food, the service, the decor, the location, the ambience and the energy was outstanding!

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GaryH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

West Oak has done a good job of implementing measures to manage Covid without ruining the ambience.

As far as the quality of food, it was very good. I was not blown away, but the quality of food was reasonable for the price and given the Yaletown location.

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Bets
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

our waiter, Keagan was outstanding. the food on the other hand was disappointing

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Penpen
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great, but the service might need to be improved.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great patio happy hour meal over all. Just that our table was right by the checkin area and there was no plexiglass separating. We moved our table a foot away from the checkin area ourselves as people in the checkin area were talking without masks… The restaurant should really put a plexiglass there…

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vipFayeN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Ordered the scallops and side dish of tagliatelle pomodoro and apple tartlet for dessert.
Scallops were cold , server was kind enough to remove from bill.
Pasta was good, hot and tasty
Tartlet was ice cold internally, server was kind enough to take it off the bill as well.

Great attentive service overall!

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vipjofahr
Vancouver
55 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic server whose name I forgot to note but he was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

All protein was dry and overdone

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The craft cocktails were delicious.

Note - this space draws to a young, stylish crowd (20-30s) At 50+ we were the oldest people by far. As Yaletown inhabitants of the early 90s this brought about a lot of nostalgia.

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vipFoodie123
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, everything was delicious. Ribs are to die for…

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall experience was great. Sever was friendly and attentive. Only thing that was unpleasant was, when I arrived I stood in front of the podium (there is a sign says to wait to be seated) and two employees walked up to the podium and looked at something and did not even acknowledge my existence and walked back inside. Luckly my friend texted me and told me she was inside so I helped myself.

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vipGoldenS
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great happy hour variety and quality and quantity of food doesn't disappoint. Definitely recommended.

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LoriY
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for happy hour for my girlfriend's birthday. All of the apples were amazing. Our server was excellent, plus brought us 6 homemade warm cookies with a candle!

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GKBVancouver
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We love the Appie Hour (that lasts for more than one hour!) and their prawns are nothing short of amazing!

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KendallD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here 4 times now and the food and service have been outstanding every time! I highly recommend WestOak.

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Jeremy
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had six dishes and two - the mussels and the lamb shank - had little if any taste and were missed opportunities, for sure. The side of mushrooms, beef carpaccio, huboldt squid and the ice cream at the end were all great. It wasn't too noisy, probably because of the plexiglass screens around each table. Our server was good, but the kitchen was very slow, possibly because - judging from the numerous paper bags that kept appearing on the food service counter - the place was doing a brisk home delivery business. We loved the gigantic wooden beams inside holding everything up. Honestly, even though it wasn't very expensive, with so many good restaurants downtown (and elsewhere), I'm not sure we'd go back again.

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Familytime
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food presentation was beautiful. Carpaccio app was our favourite.

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Canada
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot
Fun cocktails
Good prepared well
We had friendly server

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and welcoming. Two wines by the glass not available , so menu should be updated or updated at the table when arriving. The tagliatelle pomodoro WOW, the chinois prawns delicious and the cookies freshly baked ended our time there in a very good note. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow but server was attentive and made sure we weren’t forgotten cocktails and food were good nice for a casual night out

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The charcuterie board was epic, made for a great memory!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal!!

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MelisaD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our server was no where to be found. We literally had to get up and go inside the restaurant to find her a few times. She was super nice but she just seemed uninterested in being there.

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jaebae
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It didn't start as a great experience. We arrived at the restaurant a few minutes before our reservation. At that time, the hostess was alone and on the phone with a customer trying to book a table for later in the evening. I gave her her space (but still right beside the desk) and time, however, a couple walked past us and right up to the hostess and demanded a table. The hostess was still on the phone at this time. She excused herself from the call and proceeded to talk to the couple where they mentioned that they were 30 minutes late and still wanted their table. I was astonished because there was no greeting to myself and my friend who was on time for our reservation and was clearly standing in front of her for 5 minutes before the rude couple came. The hostess then proceeded to bring in that couple into the restaurant for service, and once outside - still no greeting and proceeded to continue the conversation over the phone. My friend and I waited for approximately 15 minutes before we were greeted and allowed to enter the restaurant. Once inside, the service was a lot better - our waitress was excellent and the food was great. Highly recommend the Chinoise Prawns. I would order two of those - trust me when I say that you'll crave the second order after the first bite.

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Starangel70
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The calamari was so delicious! The Tomahawk platter is plentiful. Service could be better as it’s so busy. Great ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The atmosphere was great…placed looked good and the service was amazing.
The food choices sounded great… but everyone of the dishes lacked seasoning
We had the salmon, the sable fish and halibut… we had a pasta dish and also risotto-everyone of this lacked salt and pepper… there was lots of cheese but did not make up for the lack flavour.
For appetizer we had calamari, cauliflower soup, truffle fries and prawns.
So you can see we are huge seafood loves and have had the best of the best…
Just was sad to see the flavours did not match up to the dishes
Been there done that …. Not sure if I would come back

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met out of town relatives for dinner here. I was glad that we were able to be seated outside, as indoor dining was considerably louder and more of a lounge vibe ( not great for catching up conversation). That said, I was very impressed with our waiter, the food and drinks. All were very good. My scallops were cooked perfectly, and the cookie dessert was a great way to share a sweet something with the entire table. Perfect night ! Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations for 5:45. Had to wait till 6:15 for the table.

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West Oak Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. West Oak Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 629-8808.

West Oak Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 924 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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