West Oak Restaurant

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Seafood
Fresh, local & sustainable cuisine served in a high energy atmosphere in the heart of Yaletown.

With three exceptional menus, we have something for every time of the week:
$12 Monday - Friday Lunch from 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Saturday + Sunday Brunch from 10:30AM - 3:00PM
1/2-price Appetizers everyday at Happy Hour 3:00PM - 6:00PM

To book parties larger than 6 people please contact us by phone.
What 645 People Are Saying
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Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place for Happy Hour! Especially before or after special events in town. The food is delicious! Manager Chelsea is a gem. Her staff is very nice

w
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best atmosphere for catching up with old friends.
Food outstanding
Service outstanding

BO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

First time in Vancouver and this place didn't disappoint. The food and the atmosphere were both amazing.

M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We as a family have been here quite a few times and the food is always so great. However our service was not very good. We had to wait a long time for everything from ordering to getting our plates cleared and everything in between. Super disappointed with the level of service. However if you can get past that, the food is very good!

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Responded 6 days ago

Dear Mack, thank you for your recent visit and rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the service you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.c om We are looking forward to hearing from you. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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H
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was extremely slow. It seemed we were always waiting on our server. We asked for a dessert menus. Waited a long time to order and then finally gave up and asked for our bill

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Responded on October 1, 2019

Dear Hawkhop, thank you for your recent visit and review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the wait you experienced. This is definitely not the WestOak way. We are hoping that you will give us another chance and that we will see you again. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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E
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Waited 40 mins for my dinner. Had the plates of starters sitting around forever. Waitor forgot half of the ingredients in my cocktail so came back again after i finally got it to add to it.Food was nice but not as good as Ive hoped for in this category of restaurants.All in all not impressed and I thought food was overpriced with bad service.

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Responded on October 2, 2019

Dear Enjoygoodfood, thank you for your recent visit as well as your constructive feedback. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the service you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.c om We are looking forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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N
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by the waitress! Tofu quinoa bowl and Brussel sprouts were delicious. The only issue was how loud the music was, but that’s understandable due to the ambiance. The driver took care of us and brought us to 12 West for a fun night after dinner. I love it here!

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Dear Nicole, thank you so much for your recent visit and wonderful rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown as well as our nightclub Twelve West. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more delicious food and fun nights out. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was great except for the Aperol Spritz. It was not las tasty as others I've had in Europe.

Also the panna cotta was very gelatine tasting.

The shrimp appetizer was delicious.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Dear MariaM, thank you for your recent visit and nice rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We value your feedback and are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more delicious Chinois Prawns. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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N
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I booked a table for 4. When we got there , they wanted to sit us at the bar since we booked through open table. We didn’t accept it and the manager helped us to get a table. But it was frustrating to deal with that ! If I wanted to sit at the bar, I would have never made a reservation

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Responded on September 18, 2019

Dear kathyN, thank you for your recent visit and rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are glad you ended up having a good night and look forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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g
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal!

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Responded on September 17, 2019

Dear glb1205, thank you for your recent visit and excellent rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for another amazing meal. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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J
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, great service and food. I would recommend going to this restaurant

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Responded on September 13, 2019

Hi Jayce, thank you for your recent visit and wonderful review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere very lively beautiful people. Lots of energy

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Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your recent visit and great rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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MT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's my third time here since West Oak renovated. I love coming here for Happy Hour and have brought 3 different groups of friends here because the food is delicious (especially the prawns), there is almost always patio seating, the prices are affordable, and the service is truly amazing and always friendly. Also it's cool that we are able to make reservations during happy hour times. Not many restaurants allow that.

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Responded on September 13, 2019

Hi MichelleT, thank you so much for your recent visits as well as wonderful review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your friends back soon for some more delicious Chinois Prawns. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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HS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Came here for my 15 year wedding anniversary. Got seated right away. Took a server 15mins to come to our table to ask what drinks we wanted. Then another 17 mins later we waved down the manager after still not receiving our drinks. She told us there was a mix up with our waiter. Took a total of 32mins to realize that we didn't even get a glass of water. This completely ruined our annvisery date. We felt being the only Indians in the restaurant at that moment we felt we were being racial discriminated.

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Responded on September 18, 2019

Dear HerjitS, thank you for your recent visit as well as constructive feedback. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the service you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.c om We are looking forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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JB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Service great! Food was perfect! Came out fast too. Good value. Negatives - menu font way small - but that seems to be the norm. Music waaaaaayyyy too loud. Have to yell to have a conversation. Probably wont be back - just because noise level too high. Sorry.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great - specially the Halibut! Our waiter was phenomenal! And we enjoyed the “speakeasy” in the back after dinner.

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Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your recent visit and wonderful rating of WestOak Restaurant and Pierre's Champagne Lounge in Yaletown. We are so excited to hear that you had a great time and are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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BE
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Travis was great, he knew the menu forwards and backwards. His recommendations were excellent and appreciated! Thanks for a fabulous meal!

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Responded on September 10, 2019

Dear BobE, thank you for your recent visit and amazing rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown and our service. We are so glad to hear that Travis was so wonderful and will make sure that he knows. See you very soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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AS
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Dear AshleyS, thank you for your recent visit and amazing rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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SL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy hour is a good deal as portion size for burrata/prosciutto was large although needed more bread. Hummus was a good portion size as well. Sablefish and wild scallop entrees were cooked perfectly. All the dishes were delicious. Sat on patio which was relaxing. We were shaded so not too hot. Good for special occasion dinner or casual one as well.

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Responded on September 6, 2019

Dear SallyL, thank you for your recent visit and wonderful rating and review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent choice to go to West Oak

One of Vancouver’s finest restaurants
Noelle Halcrow Vancouver

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Responded on October 1, 2019

Dear Noelle, thank you for your recent visit and great review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We had reservations for 9:30 and got a table at 10:00. I asked the waitress at least 5 times for a chair as a fourth person was joining us (we had originally made reservations for 4 people.) It also took a long time for the food to come out.

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on August 30, 2019

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your recent visit and rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We have received your feedback and will definitely take it into consideration. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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H
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from all, servers, bartenders, chefs and managers.

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Responded on August 22, 2019

Dear Heather, thank you for your recent visit and outstanding review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. The whole team is looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We try to have dinner there every time we are in town! Service is always excellent and the food and presentation are wonderful.

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Responded on August 22, 2019

Dear ChristianM, thank you for your recent visit and outstanding rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon when you are back in town. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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BB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was a very generic restaurant. The staff seems both bored and annoyed at having to serve you. The food was not inspiring at all. Our table had a combination of various items including a sable fish with salad which arguably looked the best, a Caesar salad with shrimp, a quinoa bowl with tofu and the avocado toast. So I had the avocado toast and the bread was totally soggy. Not to mention the avocado tasted so intensely of garlic and was whipped. This also included two slices of tomato and a poached egg. It is understandable why the bread was soggy. The other diners said their dishes were okay. The restaurant also did not serve latte's with alternative milk options, only dairy. Finally, back to the staff, the female servers were all in a "uniform" so to speak with consisted of a short black skirt and a white sheer blouse. My question is why are the women scantily clad but not the men? Where are the shirtless men serving me in a restaurant.

EK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The shrimp appetizer is the best ever . Beet and Burrata salad was divine and the pear almond desert with knife cream was delicious . Staff are super nice and friendly . Inside has a great ambience of exposed bricks and couches with dim lights and has a bar section as well. Patio is super comfy and still can heat the music as well . Loved it

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Responded on August 20, 2019

Dear EllyK, thank you for your recent visit and wonderful review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more delicious food, such as the Beet and Burrata salad, our famous Chinois Prawns and the Pear Tart. See you soon! With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Extremely poor service. Waitresses are not very bright and not very helpful at all. Rude attitude for someone who is working class.

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Responded on August 20, 2019

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your recent visit and your feedback. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the service you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.c om We are looking forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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AS
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here so many times. Consistently amazing food and service. I miss the scallop and risotto on the old menu but there are still plenty of great options. One of my favourite spots.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi AshelyS, thank you so much for the wonderful review and rating of WestOak Restaurant. We appreciate your feedback very much and hope to welcome you soon for our delicious scallops on quinoa. P.S. Feel free to also ask for the risotto, we might be able to make it for you. See you very soon, Maria WestOak Manager

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y
Vancouver
91 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Not sure. It's still a nice restaurant.
The ribeye is great.
Pasta with lobster has too much rosemary.
And it's pricing itself out of the market if it continues to serve $37 scallop entrees with only 3 semi-big scallops.

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Responded on August 15, 2019

Dear yumm, thank you for your recent visit and the overall nice rating, especially for the ambience. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the food and service you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.c om We are looking forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! Every aspect of our experience was exceptional.

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Responded on August 15, 2019

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your recent visit and amazing rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for another great dinner. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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BB
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing! From the moment we arrived we felt very welcomed and appreciated. All of the staff were warm and friendly making for a enjoyable evening with girlfriends. The food was excellent, diverse and well presented. Charming cocktails. I’ve been there before a few times and I’ll definitely come back because it’s a consistent experience.

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Responded on August 15, 2019

Dear BigBobbi, thank you so much for your recent visit and amazing review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more delicious food and charming cocktails. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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n
Vancouver
42 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Happy hour - great! Lovely drink specials and tasty appies. We are getting to be regulars!

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Responded on August 10, 2019

Dear notagormet, thank you for your recent visit and amazing rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more drinks and tasty appies. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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a
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

As always a very enjoyably meal . Great food, nice surroundings with an acceptable noise level. On of best spots in Yaletown.

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear averyg, thank you for your recent visit and amazing rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more great food. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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

Birthday party

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Responded on August 12, 2019

Dear Anonymous, thank you for attending a recent birthday celebration and submitting this wonderful rating to WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, thought our waitress was very personable and friendly. Will definitely return

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your recent visit and amazing rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for another great experience. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent... the only real disappointment was the manager. We booked a reservation for 5ppl and their idea of a table for 5 is a table meant for 4 with a chair added at the end. We asked about pulling over another smaller table for 2 but were told they had too many reservations to do that... yet there were still plenty of open table the whole time. Management - 0 stars... our actual waiter - 10 stars.

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear ScottL, thank you for your recent visit and the overall great rating, especially for the service. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the table you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.c om We are looking forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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d
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love sitting on the patio and love the chicken and the fresh cookies!

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear darrenp, thank you for your recent visit and amazing review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more chicken and delicious house-baked cookies. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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CN
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

West Oak was a pleasant surprise, the quality of food was amazing & fairly price. ! I highly recommend it. We will be back.

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear ChristinaN, thank you for your recent visit and amazing review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Ate on the terrace section on a warm evening. Service very efficient and friendly. Food (mainly fish) was excellent and of sensible portion size. Ambiance very good (though rest of the restaurant was quiet on a Sunday evening)
Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Responded on July 31, 2019

Dear StephenL, thank you for your recent visit and great review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon on our terrace. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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PS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not a good experience whatsoever. I made a reservation for my wife's birthday and we ended up walking out of the restaurant shortly after our food arrived. We ordered a well done steak x 2 and it came out medium rare for both. A staff member whom I believed to be was the Manager began to explain that was normal for their well done steaks and made it seem like we were being the unreasonable ones. The Manager offered to get us 2 new steaks but said we would be waiting an extra 40 minutes (as we had already waited 30 minutes for our first steak) and made no attempt whatsoever to offer us a complimentary appetizer in the meantime. The service was extremely poor and I will never return!

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear Guest, thank you for your recent visit and rating. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the service you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.c om We are looking forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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F
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service/ambiance and food. Will definitely recommend this place to other friends.

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Dear Florence, thank you for your recent visit and wonderful rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some delicious food and drinks. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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