West Oak Restaurant

4.3
1005 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 1005 people are saying
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Blondie88
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prawn appetizer...delicious! Great food, good service in the lounge, appreciated the dividers between tables.

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Drumroll
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The menu is great and they delivered on the food, although I was disappointed to see the triple fried fries have turned into potato wedges, which are not nearly as good.

Some of the music choices were a bit dubious for dinner time, listening to the F-bomb being dropped every second word takes away from the ambiance.

Finally. I was a bit uncomfortable that a lot of the staff were not wearing their masks properly. Many of them, particularly the bartender, wore their mask pulled down under their chin or nose frequently.

DP
DarP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Usually the food is great value for the money but tonight it was not one of their best. Prawn appetizer was good but the rest of the meal was sub par. Seems to be a trend during with most restaurants rn.

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vipRajB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always great 👍… never disappointed so far … wish they had a location in the Burbs

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viplilianm
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, staff make me feel welcomed.
The food is delicious. I have some food allergies and they make sure that everything goes good.

TD
TDL88
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first dining experience at the West Oak and it was fabulous. We look forward to a return visit soon. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful and it all made for a great birthday dinner. Top marks to our server whos attention to our order was memorable and to the hosts that greeted us at the door and helped get us a taxi home.

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ZahraH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The dinner started exceptionally. Currently I have a lot of dietary restrictions due to health reasons and the kitchen was able to accommodate.

As per open table options- I mentioned this was a special event (birthday) and nothing extra was offered to make this dinner special. Not even mention of it until brought up by me and even then nothing. I know this isn't an expectation...but I mean most places at least acknowledge it or provide some sense of welcomeness.

Where the night took a turn was towards the end when a mouse was seen. This mouse was seen multiple times to the point where there was visual terror on our faces resulting in thr server asking us if we were okay. The presence of the mouse was shared with the server who said he'd tell the manager. Now this is where I realized I will never come back. The manager literally shrugged his shoulders and didn't care. No one came up to us thereafter or addressed the fact their restaurant had rodents in it. Ew much? The lack of care from the manager was 10000% off-putting and unappreciated.

Makes me wonder what goes on within the kitchen and areas where I cant see.

Will not be coming back and I hope others see this to make a conscious decision of whst to expect. I hope the health department comes through, maybe then the Manger won't just shrug his shoulders.... Sorry not sorry.

TG
vipTheGlutenFreeActress
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great, as always :-) the only downside was that the staff was very visibly not following any mask policies even when preparing our drinks behind the bar, which made us feel quite worried

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Rob2022
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Irritated! I went to that restaurant because of the nice vibe and great atmosphere... and got a group of people watching a football game screaming all the time I was there. It turned out that on Sunday they offered a chicken wing + beer special that turns the place more into a sport bar than a quiet restaurant! Good food, and environment, but very disappointed with the management for allowing all that noise in a restaurant that presents itself as "classy"

TM
vipTrishM
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough about this place. Every time I've come here, I've found a new thing to love. The service is top notch professional and friendly, that's been consistent but the food! I'm the vegan with no vegan friends so I go to 'mainstream' restos and have whatever lame vegan dish they offer to be able to say the offer one ... Not here. There must be a Vegan in the kitchen or someone who's in love with a vegan because I've had well thought out, incredibly delicious vegan meals with PLENTY OF PROTEIN in them every time I've come here. I just discovered a brunch meal they offer "Vegan tofu scramble" - it's the best combination of everything that you will find ANYWHERE and bonus: your omnivore friends will go there with you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Scallops were nothing special. Tenderloin was rare at best when asked for medium rare. All the veggies were glazed in an overly sweet sauce. Asked for no potatoes and got potatoes. Atmosphere was fun and happening but good not worth it.

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vipTrasiD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you could give a higher than a five star I would give West Oak 10 stars

Their food is not only fresh and so fabulous the service there’s hands-down best in the city!

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AmirS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful time celebrating a coworkers achievement. Our server was very kind and patient with us. The restaurant was quiet due to covid restrictions but that worked in our favor as we got a great table. The food was amazing as per usual and their happy hour is AMAZING!!

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and we really enjoyed the atmosphere

YF
vipYaletownFoodie
Vancouver
50 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten regularly at West Oak for years. We have always loved the menu and food. But we had stopped eating there because of the very loud and awful music that we could never get changed or turned down. It was almost impossible to speak to anyone at a table during a meal. But after about 6 months we gave the place another try and on this date we were thrilled to have neutral music at a very reasonable level. And the food, as it always has been, was amazing. We will be back.

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vipLouisa007
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a great evening with friends. Excellent service, delicious food and safety measures were in place. Happy New Year to the West Oak staff!! Thank you

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GeneralTso
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely space, we sat on the enclosed front patio - airy, open and beautifully appointed - the faux fir throws were toasty warm from the overhead heaters and a welcome touch. Food a bit uneven - the chunky truffle fries are out of this world good, shattering crunchy outside, fluffy inside. Seafood roll disappointing - it sounds incredible on the menu, but all of the seafood is minced so finely you can't tell what you're eating, and measly serving on a huge roll. My friend enjoyed his chicken bacon sandwich, although it was fairly standard. Wait staff very friendly and attentive. All in all a very enjoyable experience.

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CurtisT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ordered Tuna sandwich. It is served cold which we were not expecting. It was very tasty but I think it would be better is served hot.

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VictorK
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Vancouver, food and service was exceptional.

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nena008
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

My first time at this restaurant. Not sure if I'd go back.

We enjoyed the food, but we were out for more of a family dinner with teenagers and wanted something different than the Keg or Cactus. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very "night club" like, the music loud and hard to converse. As a matter of fact the back of the restaurant is joined with a night club a block west of Mainland. Lots of people taking selfies (no judgement) - ha ha.

I would hesitate to go back just because of the atmosphere.

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vipAnna
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Took more than 40 mins to get our food and when it did some was frozen.
However the taste ( of the correct items) was amazing !!!

JW
vipJayW
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friday night dinner. Ordered a variety of appetizers which were really good - Chinoise Prawns, Maui Ribs, Calamari - all really great. For mains we ordered the sablefish and salmon. Sable fish was terrific and Salmon was just ok.

We were seating in the dining room and it had nice ambiance but a bit on the loud side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Try the cookies…
Thank you!

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GordonC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The evening was off to a bad start with lots of noise and a generally indifferent client approach from front of house staff.
The salad was overdressed; the steak was very heavily coated with pepper and required two steaks to get one right!
While cooked well enough, the pepper was unpleasantly overpowering.
And while the table service was good (If a bit harried), management approach to dealing with kitchen mishaps left a lot to be desired.

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ManjS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service staff were very attentive. Our server Allison really went out of her way to make my son's birthday special, manager on duty was also truly interested in ensuring that we had a good experience.

FH
FrancesH
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

What a disappointing restaurant! The only bright spot was our server, Michelle. She was an absolute delight.

The food was very terrible. Their signature bolognese was a disgusting, flavourless and watery mess. You would be better off using a jar of Ragu and making your own. My partner was starving so he wouldn't let me complain but I really wanted too. The scallops were alright but only 3 for a meal is ridiculous. The quinoa salad it came with had veggies in it that you would buy in the frozen section at the grocery store. They didn't taste fresh at all. The steak was good at least.

I would not recommend this awful place to anyone. STAY AWAY.

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ChelsL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

No music on patio - shrimp dish tasted like mayo slopped on top of shrimp - Brussel side was underwhelming.

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Rurab
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had not seen each other for a while. So we required a little more time to chat make decisions etc our server was so patient. Everything was delicious. I had the breakfast sandwich with salmon and lobster it was amazing! Would recommend!!

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BronwynS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I booked West Oak for a business dinner for clients who like to be in the thick of things with music and a lively atmosphere. Our server Michelle was great. Loved her vibe. Food was awesome. We ordered four share plates to start-beef carpaccio, calamari, chinois prawns, and fries (which were actually those extra large potato wedges). For mains two of my clients had salmon and I had the miso sablefish with maple glaze. All delicious. The only issue I had was that the evening started out in a disappointing and embarrassing way due to the hostess telling me that even though I had a reservation for dinner at 7pm, I'd have to wait outside for 20 minutes until the large party on the patio left. I reiterated that this was a business dinner and I had a 7pm reservation. The issue was resolved quickly and the evening was lovely. Note to the restaurant: when I add notes to my reservation it's important for the restaurant team to read it. I applauded their quick solution focused approach and I will return.

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vipKaystro567888
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Our server was beautiful but she was not attentive. I know she was taking care of a party on the patio, but still it was 4:30 and wasn’t that busy.
We waited forever for her to even come to our table to offer us water.
I’ve been to this place several times and the food is not as good as it used be. I have zero desire to come back.
I understand bc of Covid everyone is short staffed. So maybe the service was hindered bc of that. The lamb lollipops were burnt and lacked taste.
Same with the beef patty. The pasta was good.

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Disappointing
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Nice Christmas Decor. Sat on patio, heaters on but cold draft every time door opened. Waitress had the personality of a fish and then tried to turn on the charm when the bill was being paid.
We checked the menu online before arriving, however we were told our selections were not available.. It seems the menu online is wrong- clearly states BRUNCH EVERY DAY.. however brunch is only available on weekends. Menu was much different. We chose this place based on the online menu.
As for my meal, I ended up selecting the beetroot hummus- this was absolutely flavorless. My friend had the taglietelle pomodoro and said it was average at best.
I won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for celebrations and get-togethers. Booked for Happy Hour and was not disappointed. I highly recommend this restaurant and plan to return.

HS
vipHollyS
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we had an amazing experience from start to finish. Our server Christopher was fabulous, friendly and knowledgeable about menu items and very helpful. We were celebrating my birthday and it was just such a nice experience. We had such a good time and will definitely be returning next time we are downtown.

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foody1
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed everything. Cocktails were good. We had seafood taratelle, risotto and seared scallops. We started with the prawns. Everything was delicious.

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Diningout
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Extremely loud music. Definitely not a restaurant dining music

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Honeybird
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was a great experience happily sat outside as the music was super loud Inside and when the door opened

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

When we arrived at 11:30am for lunch the music was so loud I initially thought there was a band but it was just really loud music. I asked for it to be turned down but the volume immediately went back of the same level so I had to ask again but it still remained uncomfortably loud. The food was good and came quickly and the service was also very good. Truthfully however, I wouldn’t consider going back there again as it wasn’t outstanding enough to endure the intrusive volume of the music. There are plenty of great restaurants with better ambiance in the area.

SM
vipSusanneM
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

1 person got us coffees, then we didn't see her for a while, asked someone walking by if we could order food, and then no one came, food arrived- no cutlery- asked for it and it took 1 minute while food sat getting cold. No one came by to ask if food was ok until almost finished eating. Asked for another coffee- was dropped off without any cream- no one came by so it wasnt drank- asked another person walking by if we could get the bill. The brunch was beyond disappointing- I have been coming since the day it opened and don't think I will be coming back. The staff clearly don't give a crap and I will go where I am acknowledged and its not a burden to clear a table or refill a coffee.

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Flobie
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Super disorganized when taking us to our table. The hostess took forever taking in guests. We thought it might be supper busy but when we were finally walking inside the restaurant to our table, the restaurant was only half full yet we waited more than 10 mins outside. Our waitress was really good but there was another waitress which was horrible- she was serving our table and we didn't know who was our server at first so we made a couple requests and the horrible waitress completely ignored our requests.

Food portion were very tiny for the price but it didn't taste too bad...

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vipAshleyS
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have great food and service at West Oak. Patio looks so festive and cozy with the new holiday decor!

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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 4.3 stars by 1005 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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