West Oak Restaurant

4.4
853 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 853 people are saying
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Redhead63
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Fantastic bar. Best Aperol Spritz outside of Italy!

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vipMichaelO
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for happy hour or for dinner - great location, menu selection, food tasted great. Highly recommend the lamb pops and Maui ribs, everything else was great - nothing to complain about!

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Lk87
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christopher is probably the best server at West Oak! He was engaging, funny, quick on refills, always there when you needed him but never too invasive. We had the best table in the house - a circle table by the kitchen where we could see all the action! The prawns were so good we ordered a second plate! Every menu item we ordered, we loved! Save room for the fresh hot chocolate chip cookies at the end!

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vipMarieClaire2016
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food was very nice and inventive. Service was excellent.

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DerekL
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, but please turn down the music. It's a restaurant, not a club :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing ! Went way above and was a pure joy!
Made the night a slam dunk

Food was exceptional

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NikG
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and service was overall very good. The ambience was a bit grungy. Lineups at the toilets (there are only 4 stalls and 2 of them are marked for women only), which were also messy. Bartenders were throwing empty bottles into the bin, which made for a lot of unnecessary noise. Would recommend asking the staff to pay more attention to cleanliness and sophistication to make it a better experience.

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vipPeterVancouver
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and nutritious! We always appreciate the Fantastic servers and hostesses! Thank you so much for goin the extra mile... Cheers!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

One of the worst experiences we have had. The server spilled gyoza sauce all over the table, my shoes and white dress. The manager Paige was amazing! Rushed over, cleaned up the mess and apologized, offered dry cleaning. The server barely did anything, but was polite. After an hour ordered a drink with the rest of the table, everyone received there drinks and was almost done, I still had t received mine. 25 min later waved her over she’s like “oh I havnt worked in a year” I forgot. Sent the drink over, 25 min late then said oh it’s 7:00, I have to bring you your bill, time to go. Super unprofessional. Lexus needs
More training.

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PeterL
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Staff was ok and friendly. Hostess was rude. food was awful. Got some day old mussels that smelled like they have been sitting in room temperature for too long. Very disappointing. I wont be coming back. There are plenty of options in this area.

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vipshaylenem
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came to West Oak for a cute Wednesday date night and got a reservation no problem with open table. We arrived just in time for happy hour and they have a nice selection of food/ drinks for cheap! The 40% off wine bottles on Wednesday was great and the food was amazing. The lamb shank and spaghetti Bologna’s were perfectly cooked. It was a bit warm inside because the patio was right next to where we sat but overall such a nice restaurant in yaletown I will be coming back!

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MikeP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, friendly service, great location. Definitely recommended.

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Pavanee
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best happy hour in Yaletown. West Oak atmosphere is always bumping and positive. One of my favorite places to visit on the weekend.

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vipLaurenH
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch, lunch or dinner. The patio is beautiful and warm.

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laurab
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had the most wonderful lunch at West Oak. The service was excellent, as was the food and I would highly recommend West Oak to anyone who wants a lovely lunch or dinner on a gorgeous patio.

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tiffofficial
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio with appropriate spacing and dividers.

The food was excellent -so tasty and filling! I tried the salmon benny. The parmesan potatoes are an excellent side dish.

The americanos are also really great!

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Seamus
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good, and the service was great. The patio was a bit of a tight fit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Loud, swearing rude table throwing phones and food were seated immediately next to our party (which included my 9 yr old daughter) No efforts made by staff to control behaviour or ask for consideration for other guests. This was at 6pm on a Sunday evening. My adult son asked the party to tone it down in consideration of his young sister, one of the people then became threatening towards him. My daughter was in tears. Was disappointing to not have staff support and even to hear a server apologize to rude party when they decide leave early after spoken to by my son. The server did apologize to us later, but only after other party was well out of earshot.

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NataliaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience and good delicious food. Just wish the dine out menu was still available

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hussansharma
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had any complaints. Keep up the great work and food and service.

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vipAshleyS
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing food, drinks, service and ambience.

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vipJason
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with our server! Food was great and drinks were delicious!

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LBWhite
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The detraction to our experience was the staff needing to rearrange tables and partitions in the middle of our meal. The food was delicious and the Happy Hour was very good value for the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun and bomb food and drinks!

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LadyDi1
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great - it’s hard to have ambiance in these crazy times - but what a great place :)

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EduardA
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant atmosphere, very friendly staff and excellent food!

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Roza
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, food was very tasty n well seasoned. Had an amazing time with friends. There was a group of girls that were abit too loud. Kinda was annoying but overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were welcome into our table very nicely. However, the server was not attentive. It seems like he has his friends at the table right beside us. He was very chatty with his friends but did not even check if the foods were okay with us while we were dining for about 30 minutes. We also waited about an 1 HOUR for our food to come and the server did not pay much attention to us. Two of the dishes came out earlier and the other two came out a bit later. Finally, the server passed me the machine for payment and HE LEFT to the next table where his friends were sitting and had a chat with them. He also literally DANCED in front of them which shook the plastic divider where we could see him from the back. I wanted to speak with the manager but I was there to celebrate my parents’ anniversary and did not want to make any scene. Regardless, the server’s attitude was not acceptable. If I revisit in the future, i would refuse to be served by him.

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vipYaletownFoodie
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was simply stunning. I think our server's name was Kensed or something like that. He was serving many tables and he moved quickly and efficiently. Impressive and attentive service. Both of our meals were also absolutely perfect - starter, main and desert. Even the house wine was nice.

The restaurant was not full when we dined --- so why pack up everyone into one section during these days? Yes, there are dividing shields between tables, but "psychologically" we felt crowded and a bit uneasy. Please spread your diners around when the place is just not full.

The music was simply awful. Awful and loud. And about halfway through the meal someone must have said something because the volume dropped and the music moderated. Thank goodness.

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Trish
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 1st visit, will definitely be back, great energy and service!

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MannyD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Yaletown for dining and drinks. Chinois Prawns are the best. Beef carpacio also very good. Risotto and the Tomahawk steak are delicious.

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C00me
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We went to try the Dine Out menu at West Oak. Overall a pleasant experience, the starters were delicious but the cauliflower steak option was just a simple slice of cauliflower, so we were a bit disappointed on that side, even if that was very tasty. Deserts were very basic and honestly not tasting great compare to the level of the other dishes. The cocktails were really tasty and well executed.
Service was pleasant overall but the waiter had his mask below his nose almost the whole time of his service, which didn’t make us feeling super safe.
A very decent experience overall but we were expecting a tiny bit better of it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Ryley at the bar was fantastic as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We liked the food a lot except for the Overly Dry dessert. It was so hard to dig a spoon in the super hard brownie. One of my colleagues’ dessert was not even presented well, it was running all over the plate. The ambience was good, but our server ‘Pierre’ was Terrible. She was not friendly and not welcoming at all. One of us had to hold the cutlery in their hands because she didn’t leave a plate after taking the appetizer dishes away. We were there to have a good dine out experience but the server really put us off! Ruined our experience with her attitude.

Overall, we felt that, because we were doing the dine-out menu the quality of service was purposely inferior.

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JanetW
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great vibe and good menu options. Service was excellent and servers were happy.

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ChantelM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere staff and food. Awesome Happy Hour Menu!

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vipYaletownFoodie
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Consistently amazing food. Always great service. Unfortunately, every time simply awful, awful music. Bring your ear plugs.

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olgak
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Totally enjoyable even with all COVID protocols in place.

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 4.4 stars by 853 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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