West Oak Restaurant

4.4
974 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 974 people are saying
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vipHollyS
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Extremely loud music. Definitely not a restaurant dining music

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Honeybird
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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.

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vipSusanneM
Vancouver
11 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
3 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
26 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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MaryA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great for a Saturday brunch – lots of choices.

MM
MayaM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Food was amazing! Will definitely visit again!

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vipLL1962
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The happy hour wine wasn’t great. Need a few more food items on happy hour menu.

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was solid. Everyone was pleased with their orders. My lamb shank however, was under seasoned. Really appreciate them accommodating my dietary restrictions though. They offered great gluten free and dairy free substitutes. This is a small annoyance, but there was no place to hang our damp outerwear. So they stayed on our seats with us, which made the seat kinda wet. Asked a hostess if there was a place to put them and she was clueless. But otherwise, a solid eat for groups with a variety of culinary preferences and dietary restrictions. Oh, and the music was a bit loud. It was hard to hold a conversation.

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BeeBee
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had new menu item, it was ok - I think I just made the wrong choice. Great place to meet friends for lunch.

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YaletownDeb
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been to West Oak Restaurant a few times and each time we were delighted. Good menu, delicious execution, friendly staff, very lovely evening.

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SusanJ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, service and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waited 20 mins before waitress came to table to offer water/drinks. Waitress rarely seen, literally, not just at our table but anywhere in restaurant.
Other wait staff saw us waiting for 20 mins as I picked up my empty glass and no one stepped in to check.
Music was set at ‘club’ volume.
Food was good but the sablefish was 4oz at best. Very small portions with barely any veg. It’s not a Michelin star restaurant so don’t serve plates like they are one.
Oh well, at least I can cross this restaurant off my list of places to return to.

JM
JenM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. It was my son's birthday and they gave him a complimentary dessert with candles without us having to ask we had just included it in the reservation that it was a birthday outing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular experience!! The staff is great. The chef here is a magician!! We got the calamari, shrimp, ahi tuna n pasta and everything was amazingly delicious!! Great vibe! Definitely try this place out

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MrAQ
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice experience, I think this is where the Global restaurant use to be.

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KailaP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and amazing food and drinks! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere were excellent but the food was quite bland.

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vipBipqwe
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great value.
We sat at the bar. Started with drinks and had dinner. The bartender was great and took good care of us.

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DavidB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The steak and warm broccolini salad were excellent! The pasta dish (Kale & Mushroom Tagliatelle) was awful. We had to send it back as the pasta was clumped together and the kale was similarly clumped in a ball. Not sure how this was deemed servable. The response to the issue was also disappointing. Although we saw the manager return it to the kitchen, he did not come over and apologize. They took it off the bill, but nothing else was said.

Recommendation - stick with the Grill portion of the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,
Great vibe

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Mariafabraham
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bar is great, the place is nice, comfy and cozy. My husband and I sat at the patio and it is covered by a rooftop and it is heated. We had a lovely evening at the West Oak

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KristineE
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in Yaletown. Whether it’s for a night out with my girls or a dinner out with couples, West Oak is my go to restaurant.
The food was superb as always. Our waiter was phenomenal. Very attentive, and he new when to engage and when not to interrupt. He definitely made our experience enjoyable.

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May16Sixty
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

relaxing and safe, fast & professional service with tasty dishes (grilled salmon & chicken of their Taste of Yaletown menu)
though dessert (cookies) beyond my sweet level, like this first try thank you

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leslie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Very loud music and freezing cold patio made this one of our least favorite Yaletown restaurants. The Maui rib starter was hard work, very tough, the salmon main course was excellent. So cold and noisy that we just wanted to leave, server not sympathetic.

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Molley59
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined on the Taste of Yaletown menu. It was very tasty and good value. One of our guests chose to not have the special menu and ordered a tenderloin steak. He was served a ribeye by mistake. The kitchen quickly rectified the issue and the staff were very apologetic. Everything worked out well for all. We'd return.

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Minxly
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I'm a long time fan of West Oak and keep coming back for the consistently great food, attentive and friendly staff and great vibe. They know how to mix a great cocktail, are always accommodating with dietary tweaks and their Chinoise Prawns are fabulous! I have introduced many friends and colleagues over the years to West Oak. Though I am disappointed they took their small charcuterie board off the menu--it was a fav of mine, they still have the best happy hour around.

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SandyD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was amazing! I would suggest changing the music as the loud dance music really didn't suit the atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is amazing!! Great, friendly staff. Food is delicious! Amazing atmosphere and ambiance!! We got the calamari, the shrimp, hummus, lamb and it all tasted spectacular! Great drinks too

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JerryG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. Such a hidden gem this establishment is. The service was 5/5! I love this little place. Can’t wait to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Reservation was for 9:15 we waited outside for 45 minutes before they sat us at 10:00.. Server showed up to our table one time the whole night we had to go to the bar to get the bill.

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BerniceC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Quiet on the patio. The entrees were nothing special, I can cook as well at home.

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Squeak63
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was a little slow but the restaurant was busy and a big table came in celebrating a baby shower. Our appetizers and entree came at the right time then there was a lull where we thought we had been forgotten about. Our server was very apologetic and did her best.
The music was a bit too loud for us as we are older and can’t hear as well as we used to.
Loved the ambience though and the food was amazing. This is our 2nd visit to this restaurant and we will definitely come back.
Loved those chinois prawns, the salmon and those yummy cookies!!

SG
vipSethG
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent value for the money. Portions were good and food was well presented.
Server seemed a bit pre-occupied. Gave me the wrong wine and we hardly saw him but it was busy.

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FunLovinGirl
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Ordered the sable fish, 14 oz ribeye, Caesar salad and spicy shrimp. Our server was on point with everything. Friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Food was absolutely delicious. The only thing was one of the managers dipping into the bar condiments with his hand to eat an olive. Would highly recommend.

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MorganH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere!

BJ
BonnieJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the cauliflower soup! Absolutely delicious 🤤

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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 4.4 stars by 974 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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