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Floata Seafood Restaurant

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400-180 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 4E9, Canada
+1 604-602-0368
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Kelowna, Canada
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a time when Chinatown was bustling and busy and there was a dim sum tea house on every corner and all of them was packed. That was 40 years ago. Today, we came back to the same neighbourhood to see "For Lease" signs all over the place, empty stores, and very few restaurants. In fact, we had to... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove from whistler and we were looking for a place that was open. Luckily we found this great restaurant. We arrived after 130pm and we were 10 in our party. Luckily they were still open and they accepted us. We ordered a variety of dimsum and everything we ordered was excellent! I frequent Hong Kong and I can say the... More 

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Thank chefIpad
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, good service, and reasonably priced. Huge restaurant, with a nice atmosphere. Centrally located in Chinatown. Will return again soon.

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Thank sdmcmahon
West Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The waiters were so busy scampering about, so I guess that's why we couldn't get prompt dim sum service. Half the restaurant was partitioned off for a private event... but the noise travelled through, and it sounded like a karaoke contest of squabbling ducks. The food was passable, but several of us in our group later complained of a msg... More 

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Thank DDWong
Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We love Chinatown in Vancouver and are avid dim sum eaters so on our recent weekend trip to the city we decided to ask around and see if there was a dim sum restaurant that we could have lunch at. We bought some steamer baskets at a small store in Chinatown and the shop owner sent us to Floata. We... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

If you've never experienced dim sum this is the place to try it. The variety is huge and delicious. The restaurant is extra huge. The menu can be a bit of a challenge but I recommend you go to Floata if not for anything else, for the experience! This is a HUGE dining room

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Thank MICHAEL J
Vancouver, Canada
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160 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Wow ! this restaurant is big ,almost one block long ,and they do and can serve over 1000 people in one setting ! I am lucky to have invitation for one of my friends son wedding dinner! over 1000 guest , and told their Dim Sum is excellent and cheap ! so ,next morning ,I went back for lunch and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

good choices, food was good, service was pretty attentive. noodles, rice and dumplings all good. If have craving for dim sum and basic chinse - good place to go. This on 3rd floor in a little mall area.

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Thank abmilw
Anderson, South Carolina
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202 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The day we visited for lunch the place was packed with a party for 1000 people (yes its that large). Menu was a little difficult to decipher for non-Chinese, but the staff was helpful and the food was good. Good place to go if you are walking Chinatown. Access is from the third floor of the Chinese Mall or adjacent... More 

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Thank FrankinSC
Vancouver, Canada
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Floata is a grand restaurant easily accessed at the top floor of the Chinese Mall near Keefer and Main in Vancouver's elegant historical Chinatown. I has returned with gusto and serves up really nice dim sum and a reasonable price. Service is good, food is tasty and location is easy to access with plenty of parking in mall if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400-180 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 4E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-602-0368

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Chinatown
With the recent exodus of massive new building projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas; is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before. Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking, Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes diners to the table. More that that, it has a hip experimental vibe to it, with trendy pop-ups and catchall market shops. The biggest of Canada's Chinatowns, it is also home to an expansive Chinese garden whose manicured grounds inspire and delight, its ponds and pagodas drawing walkers in for an stroll. Take in the red streetlights, the playful awnings, and the upbeat air that suffuse this area.
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