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Sai Woo

158 Pender St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T3, Canada
+1 604-568-1117
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Chinese, Asian, Korean, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
158 Pender St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T3, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sai Woo
1. Beautiful Ambience
"Wow, Vancouver has just cranked it up a notch"
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2. Super Friendly Service!
"I could not have chosen a better place"
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3. Fantastic Large Party Venue
"The service was impeccable and the canapes were delicious"
Marvin P
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Reviews (156)
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has incredible food. My group of 4 ordered the dumplings, fried cauliflower and tofu, green beans, pork tonkatsu, and scallion pancake. Every item was so delicious and perfectly cooked. What a unique place in the middle of Chinatown. Service was great too!

Thank kgm_travels
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My husband and I went to Sai Woo for dinner last week and loved the food and the ambience. This is truly a hidden gem! The waitress Traci was just super sweet and gave us an assortment of her favorite dishes to try. We were...More

Thank BCCola
sallip123, Owner at Sai Woo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

thank you so much for taking the time to review! we love tracey so much! she is such a pleasure! look forward to you coming back soon! salli

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a table of 12 or more for my birthday bday dinner, they were very Accommodating, and to my surprised even set out balloons for me! The food was really good! The next day we were wish we had more food it was so...More

Thank Jaime H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I arranged a birthday party for my fiancé and all of the staff were so helpful in the planning of it. They catered to all of my requests to ensure it was what I was envisioning and also provided great suggestions to elevate the experience...More

Thank Deren A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hidden gem in Chinatown. Have been at Sai Woo before so brought some friends again. Love the open space and the decor of the restaurant. Service was great!! It was a different menu from the last time I was here. We had the Chef's...More

Thank kmh124
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I am blown away. We have been to Sai Woo a number of times now and we really do enjoy the energy and the innovative twists on Asian cuisine but we really had some terrific food tonight. I didn’t do the ordering but I...More

Thank thelively
sallip123, Owner at Sai Woo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thanks so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. we appreciate it and are glad we blew you away! salli

Reviewed 27 September 2017

I wanted a venue to host my boyfriend's birthday party but it was difficult to find a space that was big enough for all the friends he has. We decided on the lounge at Sai Woo because it could fit 75 people and has a...More

Thank Millie W
sallip123, Owner at Sai Woo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

so happy we were able to customize your party to your liking. salli :)

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We tried to share starter, beef, chicken, dumblings etc... The waiter slowed us "down" and mentioned the size of the dishes. And he was right. Not only good but also well sized plates. The best or our Chinatown Restaurants visited!!

1  Thank FranzReinisch7441
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Loved the food and the romantic/hip atmosphere. The trees indoors with the lights on them made it perfect for date night. The food was very tasty and large portions were good for sharing. We had the paella and the tonkatsu; even the salad that came...More

Thank Lili A
sallip123, Owner at Sai Woo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

thank you Lili. we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. salli

Reviewed 19 September 2017

I really didn't expect to find such a great restaurant in Chinatown, once walking in I was amazed at the design and decor. I loved the exposed brick with aged paintings. To top of my experience, the food was delicious. Would highly recommend a visit...More

Thank CDCfoodie
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$16
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Pender St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-1117
  • E-mail
In the heart of Chinatown an historic storefront conceals the secrets of Sai Woo. Our modern dining room serves asian-inspired cuisine created with fresh ingredients and surprising, lighthearted twists. Cocktails are crafted with precision using top-shelf liquors, fine teas, and exotic fruits. We invite you to join us to write an enchanting new chapter in the history of Sai Woo. our upstairs dining room seats 100 and hidden downstairs lounge holds 75.
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