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Sai Woo

158 Pender St E | between Main st. and Columbia st. on south side of Pender st., Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T3, Canada
+1 604-568-1117
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian, Korean, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
158 Pender St E | between Main st. and Columbia st. on south side of Pender st., 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"
See reviews that mention great asian fusion
2. Super Friendly Service!
"I could not have chosen a better place"
See reviews that mention service was impeccable
3. Fantastic Large Party Venue
"The service was impeccable and the canapes were delicious"
Marvin P
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1 - 10 of 263 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here over the weekend and it was great. We turned up about 830 on Saturday night with no reservation but were seated immediately. The wait staff were brilliant, recommending a good quantity of food to start off with and taking our orders quickly. The...More

Thank Alan K
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

I came across Sai Woo on instagram and thought the photos looked amazing. I was not disappointed, the food was so good, great decor, nice atmosphere and the service by Tracey/Head Chef was brilliant. Tracey helped my husband and I choose the right amount of...More

1  Thank RKgt89
sallip123, Owner at Sai Woo, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Thanks for the review. Tracey is an excellent part of the Sai Woo team and so glad you got to meet Chef Issac! please join us again soon when back in Vancouver. Salli

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From start to finish the experience was top notch. Tracey welcomes us and helped us with our food choices - she was knowledgeable and most of all, fun! The food was outstanding and fresh - whole fish (rainbow trout) was stunning and the rest of...More

Thank trishmitch
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had time to kill before a movie and loved this place. Great service and food. Big and interesting cocktail menu. We had a bunch of small plates. The green beans were exceptional. Nice and "meaty", lots of flavor and texture to sink your teeth...More

Thank RedValise
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I made a reservation at this restaurant for my husband’s birthday based on previous reviews. The reservation was confirmed by email and I was asked to confirm the booking, again by email, a couple of days beforehand. We paid for a taxi from Downtown to...More

Thank luxury-addict1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food, terrific service from the amazing Tracey! Great atmosphere, would definitely recommend

Thank Fiona_W_24
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in Vancouver for just one night and we picked Sai Woo since it had very good reviews. We made a reservation and we had a nice table at the front of the restaurant. We went for the Chef's Tasting Menu which is supposed...More

Thank chmartin2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We made an early reservation for a Friday evening. We arrived and seated at a banquette near the back. The interior is modern with exposed brick, airy and not your typical Chinese restaurant. It is also one of the few restaurants that are open after...More

Thank ccriderYVR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Two weeks in Canada and the first real good meal ! We choose the 4 course Diner , trusting the Chef because its a surprise and it was delicious. The athmosphere is nice, service is friendly and no waiting time. A lot better than the...More

Thank monikaDML
sallip123, Owner at Sai Woo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

so happy you had a chance to visit us on your holiday. glad you enjoyed! salli

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Restaurant with a beautiful interior decor. All our dishes were delicious, great flavors and presentation.

Thank TravelbugBellevue_Wa
sallip123, Owner at Sai Woo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thanks for visiting us from Washington! salli

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$7 - US$20
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Pender St E | between Main st. and Columbia st. on south side of Pender st., 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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