Gather

4.7
43 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Gather opened in September 2018 and is located at the base of the innovation Center. Gather is a neighborhood Korean Italian restaurant that draws from both owners Chef Sung Ji Park and Luigi Coccaro’s heritage. The food draws from Sung Ji Park’s traditional and, not-quite-traditional dishes he grew up eating with his family, while also paying tribute to his decade of culinary experience in fine Italian dining. Gather draws from both of Chef Sung Ji Park and Luigi Coccaro’s family connection as well, and was designed as a place where family, friends and collegues are able to gather around a table, to share in a true culinary experience. The menu features a variety of small, medium and large plates that lends to sharing, as is customary in both Korean and Italian culture.
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  • Taste of Gather Chef's Menu

     CA$65.00 per person
    Nov 17 - Dec 30, 2020
    A 5 course dinner created by Chef Sung Ji Park. Start the evening off with smoked shots of soju and a small bite from our chef. Course 1 is a beet salad with honey garlic bread. Course 2 is a short rib tataki served with seasonal vegetables. Course 3 is Sung's gnocchi fritti. Course 4 is a smoked pork belly. Course 5 finishes off the evening with vanilla gelato and cheesecake.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 43 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was lovely. Best quality ingredients prepared to
Perfection - familiar flavours but elevated. Wonderful staff, professional and Attentive without pretence.
Fun little touches made it a memorable meal. It’s our new favourite.

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Adam
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was all around fantastic. We were greeted with a special bite and drink from the chef, had excellent service all night, and the dishes we ordered were creative and delicious. Highly recommend this place!

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vipFoodieFanatic
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service! Food was delicious and had a unique menu. Loved the variety which suited various palates.
Will definitely plan to return.

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JayneR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great setting & food was amazing. Feels very COVID safe with tables spread far apart and all staff wearing masks. Taylor was our server and she was fantastic! We will be back soon to try some of the other items on the menu. Give it a try for sure!!!

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MaxM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always lovely food and service at Gather. Lovely food presentation and great flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service

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AshM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Was absolutely a great experience. Loved the complimentary bites and that peach liqueur to welcome us finished with the smoked treasure chest to hold the bills was such a nice touch. Only wished the server reminded me I wanted to buy a bottle of the liqueur on my way out haha Awesome from start to finish, thank you!

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KendallJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a unique experience!! Great service, amazing food! 10/10 we will definitely be back. We will also be recommending Gather to our friends!
Thanks for the great experience.

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vipPaulM
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Warm welcome, wonderful presentation on the plate and just an all round excellent evening. Perfect place for our date night.

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vipDRdonmac123
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great night we had ! the food was stellar , service excellent and the menu creative!
Keep up the good work team gather

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NuggetS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Grabbed a late dinner after some wine testing. Excellent food with awesome service. Very cool how they give you peach water with Applewood smoke at the start and then your bill in a small box with apple wood smoke as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant was the most perfect I have ever visited in year. The name is unique, the servers are kind, the two chefs were passionate!

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AliciaA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food! We were so impressed with the atmosphere of the restaurant, the service and the pieces were reasonable as well! Very cool special effects added to the drinks and the bill at the end too!

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vipPatsy
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My favorite restaurant in Kelowna. So glad it's opened back up. We love it here. The food is unusual and totally delicious. Will come back many times in the years to come!

MB
MrsBunny
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Finally had the opportunity to dine at Gather. Not only was the food exceptional the service was top notch. Will definitely recommend and be back!

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carlm
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals I have had out in a long time

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impressed
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I was impressed by the amazing service and casual sophistication, the complimentary shot and taster were a lovely yummy surprise! The food Korean tacos and tofu were the best I have ever had! I would highly recommend going here and I can't wait to go back!! We found the smoked pork to be a little overwhelming (very smoky) and the sauce on the prawn bowl overtook the rest of the flavors in the bowl.

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Susan
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We looked this restaurant up on the internet and found the Italian and Korean influence in the food intriguing. They are in the Innovation building in which made this restaurant was a hub for business lunches. With the Covid situation they recently opened for dinner. We decided to try it on spec as we were looking for a place to host a rehearsal dinner next summer. We entered the modern sleek setting which seems a bit vacuous and barren. We were greeted by a welcoming host who seated us and told us the name of our server. Our server arrived greeting us with sincere warmth. While we were reviewing the menu the kitchen sent over a complimentary smoke infused appetizer with a version of bococini on a spoon. The menu was a bit unusual but we ordered our selections. My husband ordered the Wasabi Salmon and I ordered the Shrimp and Calamari Pasta . The presentation of both meals were amazing and they tasted even better. For desert wee ordered the Creme Brûlée and the gelato with espresso. Both were delicious! After our meal we booked this venue for the rehearsal dinner we will be hosting.

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vipTravels2much
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this restaurant - on a business trip and was looking for something different. The food was amazing and the staff friendly and courteous. Even with the more paired down menus due to Covid, the selection was very diverse for our group of four. We were not rushed and the staff were very patient as we were the last group. Highly recommended.

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MichelleL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great little spot. Food was fresh. You need to walk in, order and then then meal is brought to you. Hands off service but the food was good and the server was cordial.

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vipmoderate
Vancouver
45 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always enjoy the different food choice menu. The food and service is always consistent and delicious.
Thank you

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blm603
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Unique food was tasty and well priced. Noise of fan running made it a little difficult to hear.

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DebarahB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Creative menu, food presentation is great and one if my favs in Kelowna.

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SebastianH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Frankly i had the best old fashioned I've had in kelowna at gather and that's enough for my to make a reservation every week . Knowledge staff , great food it's a cant miss for locals and tourists alike

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BrookeR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our recent dining experience at Gather. Interior design was fresh and modern, service was thoughtful and attentive. The food was the big star though, Fried tofu was so great I would have licked the plate if I was not out in public. I had the carbonara dish while my husband had the rice bowl. Both were excellent. Highly recommend.

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RichardL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brought Friends and Family. Outstanding food and service. No ordinary dining experience. A foodie Paradise. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very interesting and delicious.
Presentation was very good. Happy hour prices for wine and appetizers very reasonable. Looking forward to going back.

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RichardL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have recommended many friends and they have all loved Gather. Amazing and unique dining experience. The chef is an artist. One of our favourite dining destinations in Kelowna.

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viprockets
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Good happy hour specials but menu is quite limited with mismanaged combinations of ingredients and flavors. Chief seems confused.
Not recommended.

DB
DianeB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed the food, as it was an Asian theme, and we all had some very different menu choices, compared to other restaurants. The actual menu itself, though, was very small and a little difficult to read for us seniors. LOL The waiter was very attentive and he even offered us some free croissants to take home, which we appreciated. I would recommend this restaurant.

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blm603
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

With great food and service, a great place to go pre-cultural event due to location.

LM
LindaM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heard great things about Gather and finally got to go. It didn't disappoint. The menu is very limited, but what is there, is amazing. The Poke bowl was outstanding and my husband loved the Schnitzel. The place was more casual than I expected but it still had great ambience. All in all, a great place to go. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Try the gnocchi! Amazing! Also the pork schnitzel!

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vipDaveM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

They accepted reservations, but the restaurant was closed during normal business hours, without warning or explanation.

Gather
Responded on September 2, 2019

Hi Dave, I am terribly sorry this was a technical error on our end. We were closed for a private catering but the system opened up to reservations as we did not shut it down properly. I also noticed that the sign that was meant to be put on the door was removed. I am terribly sorry. I would love to host you on us for your next visit please email me. I will private message you my email. Luigi

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MaryL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every item on the menu is a taste sensation! My personal favourites are the bibimbap, spicy crispy quinoa tofu, spaghetti carbonara with a Korean twist, the incredibly tender pork belly and the superbly refreshing green salad and the must have pastries. Everything is beautifully presented. I love that my friends with nut allergies, gluten sensitivity and/or vegetarian can eat there. The staff are wonderful and Owner/Chef Sung is pure genius. “You gotta eat here!”

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LisaW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food & drinks, with excellent value for price. Casual atmosphere.

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vipchowonvalue
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was quite interesting and I can't say I've ever had anything like it before. Their iteration of the bibimbap was quite good.

Price was also reasonable for the food. Would definitely come back again.

CG
CarmenG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We booked a table for 12 to celebrate a birthday. Everyone loved their food, which was creative and absolutely delicious. The service was outstanding - the waitress even went the extra measure to go across the street to get candles for the birthday cake! All in all, a great place to hold our celebration and one we'd recommend. Currently, the restaurant closes at 8:00 pm on Saturday night, which might explain the lack of patrons. We booked for 7:00 without realizing this, but the staff happily stayed longer for us. (The early closing time isn't obvious on Open Table.)

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Ajai1111
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

A little bit confused by this place. They mean well and I hope they do succeed. It’s a a bit of everything. Morning coffee, juices, fried Italian/Korean fusion (aka lots of deep fried), fresh oysters, and lots of whiskey with just one beer on tap. Feels a little mixed up. A casual meeting place to support the innovation centre that should perhaps opt to keep it simple

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foodieerin
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, the food is well seasoned and tasty. We were there for mother's day lunch, on the Saturday because of work commitment. Portions are generous, we love to keep enjoying the leftovers at home.

FAQs

Gather offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (778) 478-2959.

Gather is rated 4.7 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.