West Oak Restaurant

4.5
798 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 798 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chelsea
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing. The waitress was great and the food was delicious! thank you.

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NickI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We sat 3 tables in from the door and it was freezing. My partner couldn't take his coat and scarf off and had to order hot tea just to stay warm during dinner. It really affected the dinner. Both of us wanted the lobster tagliatelle but it wasn't available due to menu changes. It was odd because we ordered lobster as an appetizer and all the other pastas were using the same noodles so we were bummed we couldnt have the dish while the menu was being changed.

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AntonyK
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Took my wife here for her birthday. The food was pretty good, I really liked the salmon entree, and the lobster and calamari appetizers. I got the lamb shank and while it was cooked quite tender and fell off the bone it didn't seemed like it was seasoned quite right. The service from the waiter was exceptional, quite courteous and friendly, he was easily the best part of the experience in the evening.

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Gabby
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food!! Loved the music and fun atmosphere, however staff didn't seem too bothered by the several guests breaking covid safety. Wouldn't go here if you are uneasy about Covid. Otherwise great experience.

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LaurenC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and food! Service was great too. Will be back again to try lunch and dinner.

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Buckteethboy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Reasonable food. Reasonably-priced. Reasonable service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall very nice. Didn’t get the table type I booked but it was still very nice.

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vipMonD
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great especially the maui ribs. Drinks great at $6. Decorations fell down on me and they comped drinks for the 3 of us. Very nice experience. Restaurant really wowed us.

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vipMehran
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Vibe! Amazing food, Amazing Servers, Great Spot ...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Time!

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gregS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was tasty and well prepared. I will go back for sure.

I feel no restaurant should be judged in this moment. We are all struggling and I was very happy just to find an open restaurant with very good food.

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal here for my boyfriends birthday. Waitress was so friendly and chatty and even organized candles in the desert and shots for the celebrations. Really loved the extra touch and how nice she was. Food was also great!

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Bobc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food always first class, never a disappointment! Thanks all

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Grady
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place with excellent food and solid service. Just sad in these pandemic times to see the place so empty. We were one of only 3 tables during our entire visit. I hope they survive as the restaurant has a lot going for it.

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Dgsafe
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service as usual
Our 2nd time in 2 weeks

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vipeater
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place is fixed up to be trendy. We only had items off the share menu. The lamb popsicles were good, but the rest was just ok. The prices were high for the quality and food value. It wasn’t bad, just not good enough for the prices. Definitely not for foodies.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danica was amazing.

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Morningseagull
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had such a ridiculous experience we would not go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I wish I could say I loved this place, however our service was not great. Our server looked like a slob with a dirty shirt and dirty pants as if he’d been wearing them for a few shifts. He kept pulling his mask off so that while taking our order and serving our food, his nose was always exposed and was was way too close to us for not having his face properly covered. I was very put off by this server- it was a Saturday brunch res and not that busy, but he screwed up different tables’ orders and was just quite disgusting to look at.

The food was good, the chicken and waffles takes forever though (two tables ordered after us, got their food and left before we got our order served). The benny’s on other tables looked great, unfortunately I won’t be going back to this place. Considering there was a Covid case there just the other day, I felt the server or restaurant wasn’t taking proper precautions.

** A note to the restaurant; during a pandemic you shouldn’t be making people at the table share condiments.

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vipTaraC
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly medium poached eggs. Best we’ve had in Yaletown!

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Podoyam
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

good ambience, good appetizer.
pasta was overcooked and clumpy, so they offered free dessert which was peanut butter chocolate icecream, but it was very salty.. could not eat any more than one bite..
music is very loud, understaffed, had to wait for a long time to grab the cheque.

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vipkfnd
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Drinks/cocktails were nice and the food was decent but the brunch menu was a little small. However, COVID likely affected the menu size.

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vipnotagormet
Vancouver
45 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service are consistently good at West Oak. What is, unfortunately, so off-putting at this same restaurant is the volume of bad music. I don't know why it has to be so loud and the music itself is also very much not to my liking. I've gotten to where I'll only eat at West Oak if we can get a seat outside (where we would much rather tolerate the sirens, car horns and pedestrian noises). Diners often want to chat over their meals and it is essentially impossible to do so in the dining room on some days. My belief is that the music should be low volume and in the background --- not distracting and uncomfortable. So, our routine now is walking by West Oak and when the loud music is blaring and the patio looks full we keep on walking looking for another place to eat.

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Sb13
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It honestly looked better in pictures. It was a big space with plexiglass yet they still sat people close together

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vipEVMEG
Vancouver
46 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat/drink in Yaletown. Best service in Vancouver. Great place to take a date, long time partner, or just meet up with friends and family.

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vipJoeS
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my parents for dinner we are in our 50's they in their 70's and we felt very old lol but the food was great the service was great and we would definitely go back!

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JessieM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good drinks, good service. Overall good experience. Highly recommend

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LeenH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was great the setting, the food, the place. As for the service it wasn’t good at all! Waited so long to order and even pay the bill, server wasn’t so friendly.

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KassandraL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing!! Fresh out of the kitchen, it was hot still once it hit our table!! The only downside was after we went home, I realized that on the West Oak Instagram they advertised “complimentary mimosa with brunch”, we went for brunch, my boyfriend and I both ordered a mimosa and paid full price for it. We didn’t know that it was a deal till we left so it’s unfortunate that the staff didn’t go or that for us. None the less it was a overall good experience!

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RhondaW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First brunch since COVID started. Missed this place. Food excellent as always. I think the portions are larger than I remember.

See you soon!

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ElenaS
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Shrimp appetizer is amazing.

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vipJennyNguyen
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Had an issue with the host that checked us in, told her we are willing to wait for the big corner booth seat if she could thoroughly cleaned the table and seat especially during these covid times we thought that would be fair to ask. She cleans the table lightly but completely neglects the seats! There were food crumbs left behind from the previous guests with water or alcohol droplets as well. I then reached out politely for her to clean the seats to which she ONLY wipes a fifth of the whole seat and then dismisses us to seat the next group who were waiting. So this is now my third time asking for help and we had another server come this time and helped to make sure the seats were sanitized and dry for sitting. All in all the food was amazing but the start of our night kinda took away from the experience I planned for my GF birthday dinner

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AlexJ
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and friendly service! Food was to die for, definitely coming back again!

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arikak
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was really good, portions were a tiny bid smaller than an average restaurant but was really great. The music was good if you like a younger vibe and the servers were really fast

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FoodieRaz21
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Firstly I waited for almost 30 minutes in front of the restaurant (no one was at the front-door). The server was pushy and what my friend later described as "too in his head" (the restaurant was far from busy). I ordered Fresh Wild Scallops with sweet pea, and the scallop was way too overcooked and burnt on one side. But the sides and cocktails were delicious. Overall, it was an okay experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable, tasty and relaxing. Decent service but had to wait for plates and cutlery.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Happy Hour with my friend as was very impressed. The food was delicious. The Calamari was my favorite with the Prawns as a very close second.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch! Highly recommend the tofu quinoa salad.......

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vipLoretta
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Be aware. Not all servers wear their masks properly including the gentleman who looks to be the floor manager for the evening. He covered his mouth but not nose. The restaurant is cramped. Food is good as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service, food undercooked would go again 💕

FAQs

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 798 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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