Chi Modern Vietnamese Kitchen
The one and only fine dining Vietnamese restaurant in Vancouver! A little secret in the heart of Kitsilano!
Excellent tasty food. My favorites were the duck rolls, shaken beef, pork belly and sablefish. The interior was very beautiful and our server, Nicki, was very attentive. She recommended the aforementioned dishes. A wonderful experience.
An elevated Vietnamese experience with elegant flavours, new twists, and an emphasis on local ingredients. This is not your "green linoleum and plastic table cloths" variety of Vietnamese restaurant, so come here to be impressed with how regal this cuisine can be!
The food at Chi is always outstanding. This is the 5th time I am there. The chef never fails to surprise me with new flavours. This is different from other Vietnamese restaurants I visited before. The food is more refined. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to try new cuisines.
We had the duck salad rolls, sablefish crab pot, and tamarind prawns. Food was good but nothing special - a little too greasy for us. Service was attentive and the place was clean.
The cuisine was a huge cut above the norm....it had a unique flare, taste and wonderful artistic presentation to it. The servicngs were slightly small but if for two persons, 3 to 4 entrees work nicely. The grace and attetnion of the staff was excellent.
Wonderful meal. Great summer night dining with the open door. Terrific service.
appetizers were all pretty amazing
Typical dish like the regular pho fell short but I guess it’s not what you’d go to this restaurant for
Delicious food with interesting flavours and textures. Most enjoyable!
Having had a previous excellent experience we thought it would be a great choice for dinner with out of town guests. This was not the case. Some of the food was very good, such as the duck rolls and the curry. The wagyu pho was tasteless and a poor option when the other menu item of choice was not suitable due to an allergy. Unfortunately the poor service failed to mention to us that there were also dinner specials, either of which would likely have been good alternate choices.
Overall quite disappointing in service and quality.
I wanted to love it but it was EXTREMELY overpriced for the amount of food you receive. 4 dishes for $100 is crazy..... My thit kho consisted of 5 pieces of pork and my shaken beef was crazy overpriced for the few (~15 tiny squares of beef) I received. The papaya salad was tasteless, not enough fish sauce or spices... tasted bland. I will not be returning or recommending this to friends.
Food and ambience were great except for the service. Me and my friend (two girls) ordered one appetizer and one main course to start because we weren’t that hungry, so we already told them we will order more later but the server still made a comment saying “we’ll, usually people order one appetizer and main course for themselves in stead of sharing”. Then after the food arrived, within one hour, the same server came to our table 4 times asking if we want to order more and we already said no. The portions were actually quite big. Anyways, the server was very pushy.
I think the price is a little on the high side with the portion offered.
A unique gem and not a pho joint! The dishes the chef recommended were outstanding. High quality, delicious, and interesting things we had not seen in other Vietnamese restaurants. This was more upscale and the food quality was high. We can't wait to go back.
more washrooms required, otherwise ok, nice service
We always have an outstanding meal at Chi. The food is absolutely delicious and Chi is an amazing chef and a lovely woman to boot. She prepared the season’s spot prawns to our specifications and they were amazing; the deep-fried heads to follow were spot on, as it were!. Do visit - you will not be disappointed.
Not enough staff. Our table was messy but no one cleaned up until we called them to. After ordered desserts, they cleaned half table then off to service other table etc. food was ok, with lack of service plus too pricy to consider just ordinary food, will not come back.
A hidden gem. Food was delicious and ambience was great! Will definitely be back.
Good chill place to have dinner
I really want to love this place. It’s my 3rd time here and although the food is tasty, the staff and owners are amazing, but the portions are way too small for the price. It’s really hard to justify and this was apparent in my last visit.
If you’re going to have family style dishes please make them large enough for a few people to share. Felt like each dish was a few bites between the 4 of us which is disappointing given the price. The place was empty and it’s sad because there is so much potential here! I really hope something changes because these people are lovely.
First time having fine dining Vietnamese food. It was SO crazy good. We will be back again for the beef and more.
Inventive, flavourful food and nice service in a tasteful setting. If you are looking for a more modern Vietnamese dining experience, this is it. Have been a few times now and never disappointed. Often, the chef will come out herself to have a chat with lucky diners.
Delicious food - I recommend the duck rolls and pork belly.
Yummy options, reliably GF if needed!
Really good Vietnamese food and good service. It was easy to get a table on Sunday night.
The fish dish we ordered was old and had to be sent back. We had to argue with them to take it off the tab.
The other dishes we ordered were so-so and not worth the price. Very limited cocktail and wine menu. It was a bust.
Services was great and the food was delicious but we definitely thought it was overpriced.
Restaurant was not ready for the amount of people coming in for valentine's day. Coconut flan was not tasty at all.
Overall experience was decent. One thing to mention, we wished to switch to a more comfortable table, but the waitress told us that there will be customers coming, but nobody came during the entire time....
Painfully experience with 2019 Dine Out.
Their coconut rice was absolutely dry. It looked like they heated it up in the microwave without putting a lid on it.
Chicken was tough & had an unpleasant smell. Shaken beef was good, but not that super tasty compared to many other restaurants in Vancouver.
Our server was the daughter of the owner, who seemed to be forced to work there on a Saturday evening. She was rude and even unwilling to explain to us about the dish we had a question about. Will never go back there.
Service was terrible, the waitress was nowhere to be found even when they were serving the people right beside me. However, the food was great.
The food was incredibly salty and greasy and completely overpriced for the quality -- not what I would expect for Vietnamese food. Our bill was $90 for 2 people without drinks. The ambiance was nice and it wasn't crowded at all (maybe a bad sign?) The server, although very friendly, took our food before we'd finished and never offered to box it to-go. When it happened the first time, we spoke up and she returned the plate, but then it happened again and we just let it go, because we had already decided that we would not return to this restaurant.
We went to Chi for Dine Out Vancouver and were pleasantly surprised. The space is elegant yet comfortable, the staff is super friendly, and yet the food is the real star. We want to come back to try the regular menu. This place is a real gem that deserves more attention.
Very disappointed food severed. restaurant not busy, waited 15mins for each dish to come .Finally, 17mins for server to bring the bill over. Not recommended !
Hosnestly, it was not worth for what we paid. The dine out menu was $35/ person, but we had to paid extra $2 for the rice and $5-$10 for some dishes. Finally we paid $90 for 2 persons. We were kinda disappointed because the food was just okay, and not really amazed us.
It was a wonderful dinner. Good cocktails and a fabulous Dine Out night. Terrific dinner.
The menu for dineout vancouver looked great but I didn’t like that they charged extra for the more decent dishes on the menu. Even for coconut rice, 2$ extra , that’s a little ridiculous.
They took a long time to take our order, We were a group of 4 people and they didn’t explain to us that the dishes could be shared, like if everyone got something different they could all be shared. Everyone got the same dishes and then we realized they were meant to be shared.
Order took a long time to come.
I didn’t finish my dish and i ask them to pack it for me, they forgot and threw it away.
Not impressed with the service.
Price wise is not worth it —
This was great! Really beautiful dishes with creative and delicious flavours. Would definitely go back- I’m still craving the duck rolls now!