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Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant

4989 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5P 3T7, Canada
+1 604-321-6862
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good53%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (43 reviews)
“dumplings” (12 reviews)
“prawns” (9 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4989 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5P 3T7, Canada
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to western lake restaurants yesterday I called ahead and was told that there was a 5-10 min wait. I walked in 5 min later and noticed that there was a huge group inside and outside waiting. I tried to get in to put my...More

1  Thank rwong2018
WesternLake, Public Relations Manager at Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello R Wong, Thank you for your review and for coming to Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant. According to your review, you visited Western Lake on July 8, Sunday lunch time. It is indeed one of our busiest time of the week. Walking in on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

family restaurant, very busy, so is adviceable to reserve ahead. We had king crab leg set menu, is was very good, and price was fair, portions were big.

Thank italycanada
Reviewed June 1, 2018

The Western Lake has a very extensive menu of dim sum items. For the adventurous diners I suggest the steamed chicken feet (really yummy). Clams in black bean sauce is always a favorite. Everybody goes for the steamed prawn dumplings. Deep fried chicken wings with...More

Thank Renegade225
Reviewed May 20, 2018

I have been eating Dim Sum all my life. I don't know how it has gotten to $6.80 for a regular Har-Gow or Sui-Mai. Mind you there portions are rather large. 4 plates cost us $30.00

1  Thank rwong2018
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Poor service, MSG inspired food. Good large portions. Perhaps because it is inexpensive, it is packed all day.More

Thank John C
WesternLake, Public Relations Manager at Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thank you for your review and for coming to Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant. We appreciate your feedback. While we certainly regret the fact that the service you received did not meet our usual standards, we appreciate the opportunity you have given us to improve....More

Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is the second time I've eaten at Western Lake since moving to the Coast and both times have been amazing! The first time we enjoyed a dim sum luncheon and the most recent visit was their Alaskan King Crab dinner. Both were very different...More

Thank Charli G
Reviewed March 24, 2018

We had dim sum here during the week in January around mid morning and the place was already packed. We had pan fried sticky rice which was very tasty, huge steamed pork siu mie & huge steamed shrimp dumplings with pea sprouts. The food was...More

1  Thank sunflower517
Reviewed March 14, 2018

This is not a "showplace" Chinese restaurant like the fine Sun Sui Wah, but a great family neighborhood, restaurant with tightly packed seating. It is 2-3 miles east of downtown Vancouver. It is easily found with the help of electronic assistance. Fine food in large...More

Thank John T
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Our family had a reservation for 7pm. We waited half a hour and was told the table we would be seated at however there was already a family seated at that table which was still enjoying their meal. We suggested they split up out party...More

1  Thank Grace S
WesternLake, Public Relations Manager at Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Hello Grace, Thank you for your review and for coming to Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant. Service and quality are of the utmost importance to us. As well, we do try our best to honour the reservation time. But sometimes there could be circumstances beyond...More

Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Unless you book a reservation, you are met with the arrogant and indifferent response that you will need to wait at least 3 hours to be seated. Goes without saying that NO dim sum place or any restaurant is worth that, especially with so many...More

2  Thank HenryJ88
WesternLake, Public Relations Manager at Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Hello Henry, Thank you for your review and for coming to Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant. We recommend our guests to make reservation. And we are sorry to hear you did not get a chance to try out our food. At Western Lake, we hope...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4989 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5P 3T7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-321-6862
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