Incredible. Don’t miss this Master Chef Vietnam runner up’s incredible menu and flavours. We are incredibly lucky to have her in Vancouver. Wow. Anybody who has rated the food here as anything less than stellar, or deems it expensive, has no idea what great food is or the value of local, organic and superior ingredients.
We were one of two tables in the restaurant.The service was very slow . The food wasn't great it was ok.Very expensive & small portions wouldn't rush back
Excellent dinner as always. I have been here several times, and the food is always wonderful. I did the dine out menu. My friend and I shared the crispy duck spring rolls - probably the best spring rolls I've ever had, and the papaya salad. The papaya salad was very spicy. For our main courses we had a Kombocha coconut curry that was excellent, although the squash had fallen apart maybe a little too much and the tamarind prawns which were to die for. We both had a coconut/taro dessert that was also excellent. The only quibble I could have was the server did not check in to find out how we were liking our dishes. Other than that the service was good.
Lovely place to spend our wedding anniversary. Great food and service.
Tried the restaurant for the first time as part of Dine Out Vancouver. The interior is beautifully done and very modern. Loved it.
The food was interesting and a different take on Vietnamese offered elsewhere. It was good, but I can't say it was excellent. The best dishes for us were the curry chicken and the chi fried rice. Yummy!
Service was excellent especially the young man that greeted us, checked on us during our meal and who settled our bill. I would definitely recommend trying it out to see how you like it!
Overall, our entire dining experience was excellent! The service was amazing, and let’s not even begin on how delicious the food was! We tried the beef jerky papaya salad and the chicken breast curry. I will for sure come back to try out the lunch menu!
We are impressed with the foods. Very modern tasty Vietnamese fusion. Love it and would like to go back for sure.
Wonderful. The service was great. The food was amazingly delicious - exciting fusion of flavours. The beef jerky papaya salad was fabulous, with just the right amount of heat; carpaccio was very tasty though hard to discern wagyu beef; tamarind prawns were similarly scrumptious. I didn’t particularly take to coconut sticky rice and the desserts - latter ‘cause we were stuffed by then. And the background noise was low, allowing for unstressed dinner conversations. Excellent - will definitely be going back to try the fish.
They overcharge certain items, without stating clearly on the Dineout menu. Beware, 30$/person is not really 30$. The menu is pretty subpar if you have any dietary restrictions, they are not willing to make any accommodations.
Service is shockingly poor, the ambience and dessert were quite good.
We absolutely love Chi! The food is amazing. We've been there for date night, with the kids, and with friends. It’s our 12-year-old son’s favorite restaurant. It was his pick as to where to go out for his birthday.
Dishes had great flavours but we found them slightly oversalted. Favourite were the duck rolls, sable fish and braised pork belly. Prices are quite steep for the size of the sharing plates.
Great dining experience! Came here for both lunch and dinner and had an amazing time with both friends and family. Will be back soon and make sure you try the Shaken Beef, Claypots, and the to die for Wagyu Pho which is 100% bone broth and very very delicious. We love all the suggestions and the service was very accommodating and helpful as we have friends who were vegetarian dine here with us a few times.
We just came for the Dineout event too and they were very prompt and fast and friendly and we loved the dessert and the deal!
We have had to be here around 6-7 times. We originally came here for a dinner of two back in September of last year, and it was revolutionary to say the least. The food is way better than anything we had in Vietnam, and the waiters have been friendly and attentive. I love everything about this restaurant, and the ambiance is very nice.
On our last visit here, we ordered a blasted church Big Bang Theory red wine (great wine selection by the way) with our couple friends, and it tasted great, and it paired very nicely with the food.
Great place to dine for lunch and Dinner, we love this place and can't wait to come back!
Dined early at 5:00 p.m. with a party of five before attending a concert. We asked Chi Le, the owner and chef to choose dishes for us (but to include shaken beef, one of my favourites). Chi steamed a snapper that wasn't even on the menu and curried duck and yams was excellen. One couple was so impressed that they planned to book themselves with a party the following evening.
Not your typical vietnamese restaurant .. great modern fusion twist. The mint ice coffee is definitely a must try.
The grilled garlic brussels sprouts was an excellent recommendation by the server.
Completely understaffed and food was very overpriced. It would have been better at a hole in the wall.
Outstanding food and experience, as usual.
Chi herself is so personable and attentive, which makes it all the more pleasant.
Everything we ordered was exceptional!
This restaurant is fantastic. We have been to Vietnam and the food at Chi is not only autherntic but superior Vietnamese cuisine. It is most definitley high end Vietnamese cuisineWe are so fortunate to have this restaurant in Vancouver.
Absolutely delicious food and wonderful food. Cannot say enough about how great this restaurant is.
I'm not normally a fan of Vietnamese food but the aromas wafting from this restaurant drew us in. The food was FANTASTIC! We had the 'Shaken Beef' which just melted in your mouth. The tamarind prawns were delicious and perfectly cooked and the green beans were yummy. The restaurant is beautiful and the service great. Would definitely go back again!!
Went here with my partner the other day and it was super romantic, we came in and were seated promptly by the server and the restaurant was very lively, yet romantic which was perfect! The server there was really kind and helpful and he helped us through the entire menu and wasn't distracted or in a rush despite the restaurant being a little busy and he gave us ample attention, which is quite awesome for an asian restaurant. The food was also quite delicious, the Shaken beef was recommended as a must have and although we were skeptical because of all the steak I have tried in my life, chi does not disappoint at all. The filet mignon melted in my mouth and it's comparable to the likes of slanted door in San Francisco. Moreover the Garlic Green Beans and the sablefish claypot were very nice and the duck rolls were filling and umami heaven. I definitely recommend and the food came out super quick as well! The drinks were amazing, the service was above and beyond and the food was delicious! We will definitely be one of their regulars and we hope they stay here for a long time.
Service was really poor. Once seated our server was slow to take our drink order. Equally slow to come back and take our food order. She didn't offer any explanation of the menu or suggestions other than to add more orders of rice because she specifically said that there was certain dishes we had selected which required rice.
The food arrived by a second server; the food was placed on the table with no explanation of what dish it was or what it contained. The food also unfortunately came well before the rice forcing us to wait and have our main dishes turn cold. Also once the rice did arrive it was crusty on the outer edges and luke warm. It tasted like it had been sitting out on a counter for a very long time. Surprising that of all the dishes the rice was the most poorly prepared.
We tried hard to get the attention of our server to inform her of the rice situation - even though the restaurant was not busy - and finally another server came over and offered to replace the rice.
The food itself was tasty but our server never came back to check on the food, our experience or to allow us to order more drinks. We tried flagging her down a few times before she came over again so that we could order another bottle of wine. She then disappeared again and never came back to ask if we wanted any more drinks or anything else to eat. And then we waited again, quite a while, for her to come back with the bill and when she did we asked for it to be split in two but she came back promptly with one single bill.
It really is unfortunate that we experienced such poor service because the food itself was good. But there are a lot of restaurants in Vancouver with good food AND good service and I'd rather frequent a restaurant where I feel valued and cared for during my visit. My first time to Chi is my last time - sorry.
Innovative Vietnamese food suitable for small and large appetites. Lots of different meat, vegetable and seafood dishes to suit a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. The chef/owner came by to make some recommendations. Good value for money.
With a reservation, we had to wait a very long time to be seated & again for service even though the restaurant was a quarter full on a Friday evening. The staff appeared to be rather frazzled.
We started with the duck spring rolls which were flavourful but not crisped properly and arrived at room temperature. The Garlic Green Beans were ok - not properly spiced. Both the Shaken Beef & the Lemongrass Chicken Claypot were overly sweet - tasted more like dessert than main course. The ingredients appeared to be very good - beef was tender with lots of fresh herbs as was the chicken. Unfortunately, the execution of the dishes was poorly accomplished. To top it all off, the sticky rice was just a huge gooey mess that chopsticks couldn't maneuver.
One of the best Vietnamese Restaurant in town. This is my 4th time there and still loving it. The food were delicious. Will be back again the next time I'm in town.
Always fantastic food, great service. Definitely some of the best Vietnamese food anywhere.
Excellent food and service. The cook came out and showed us a jackfruit and gave us some to taste.
Great food and unique dishes. Would recommend as higher end Vietnamese restaurant
Haven't had such a bad meal for a long time.
Not only were the dishes skimpy they were also over cooked, over salted and burnt! I wouldn't go back there again!
Delicious food. Many many GF choices. Terrific service. Excellent cocktails
This was our second time going to Chi and both times it has been fabulous. The modern Vietnamese cuisine is very innovative and incredibly flavourful. The staff are very attentive, including the owner/chef who engaged us in conversation both times and is very nice. The ambiance is great with a beautiful painting done by the owner's daughter dominating the room. A fantastic experience!
The food is overpriced and the beef didn't tasted like wagyu..
Food was delicious, without a doubt. Service was a little slow and there was some confusion with a drink order, but everything was taken care of in the end. Restaurant loses stars for value - menu dishes overpriced for the quantity of food. While this is not your local Vietnamese restaurant (staples like pho and bun aren't on the menu), $17 for a dish of fried green beans is ridiculous. And charging extra for a "side" of rice that is barely a few mouthfuls feels like overkill. Don't nickle and dime your customers on that sort of thing - if you're going to charge a lot for your main dishes, at least provide the $0.20 of rice to go with them for free.
I was blown away at every dish I had at Chi. I had seen mixed reviews but I wanted to give it a try for myself. As someone who likes unique flavors and dishes this place really hit the spot. They use local ingredients and the quality really shows in the dishes, this is definitely worth every penny and the experience itself is lovely. My whole party loved the fried rice, the tamarind crab, and wagyu beef. Service was quaint but friendly, good place for business meals or family. Beautiful restaurant and great drink and food menu. Will be back soon.
A must-try for anyone looking for innovative Asian cuisine. Beautiful decor. A very interesting menu. The cocktail and tea list look great. Great for gluten-free vegans.
Twice, I've been to Chi. Both times, the food takes ages to come, and it appears that drinks have been forgotten. The food is okay, but not for the price. Definitely not worth how much it costs.
Loved Chi! A fresh take on Vietnamese food. Duck roll, shaken beef and everything we had was great. Will definitely be back.
We had read a few negative reviews, but mostly ok ones. Had to give it a try. Absolutely, a great find. Innovative menu, nice portions, owner came over and shared her passion about the restaurant. If you are looking for an upscale Vietnam restaurant with a cool vibe and very good food , please try Chi. We will be back Duck egg rolls were excellent
It was a dine out dinner with small potion. Foods are delicious and very creative.
Good food, good service. Nothing to really complain about. Music a bit loud.