Hy Tea Lounge

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45 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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Dragon
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience to get together with friends.

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vipSasa
Calgary
39 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely cafe with good food and price. We are disappointed that there is no Japanese dishes available when we visit as their Japanese chef is day off. Will come back and try again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, staff is so amazing, food is good and the whole ambience - decoration , lighting is off the chain!!

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vipPattyL
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good place for afternoon tea to celebrate ladies birthdays! The food was well plated and tasted yummy! 😋 And service was great!

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krhskev
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Upon arrival, the family was seated by their sole waitress. Decor was rather nice appearing to the the floral arrangements from a small wedding party. It was quiet as it was just after opening when we arrived. We ordered their HyTea Lounge Set with a Lobster Bisque.

Service was rather slow despite being the first table seated. Their Seasonal Fruit Bowl arrived first nicely presented on a black slate. Their scone was warm and fluffy, fruit presented in the shell of half a grapefruit.

The lobster bisque arrived shortly after and the first sip reminded me of the gulp of water after falling into the ocean during a recent surf; it was extremely salty and fishy. The lobster tail was tough like rubber, it’s meat clung tightly to it shell. The thyme sprig appeared to had been in the composter for a few days. For $18 we expected it to be on par with the lobster bisque at Coast; creamy and fresh reminding you of your grandparents’ best Sunday soup. FYI, Coasts’ lobster bisque is pretty much the same price and will make you want to go back for more!

The pastry tower came last. The sandwiches were dry, duck salad was not fresh (greens were browning and the duck breast appeared to had been out for a while with its juices all drained), bean curd was ok (flavoured by what could easily be replicated by a bottle of sweet and sour sauce), takoyaki was a little cool but tasted fine, and their foie gras on toast was fine as well.

Their deserts were ok however their tiramisu tasted more of cream than espresso. Cute design of a cartoon mouse though.

We asked for the cheque as well as for the deserts to be packed. The cheque came swiftly however the deserts were forgotten for a good 5 to 10 minutes. The waitress seemed to have a communication breakdown with the kitchen staff with the packing instructions. Anyways, we received new desert (just imagine what could have happened there).

We rarely review our experiences however this one definitely needed one for future diners.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Over priced and low quality. Won't be coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Awful. Half the orders for mains never arrived. Drinks took 45 minutes to arrive. Out of 5 meals, they forgot 3. Finally the last 2 were cancelled after 2 hours of waiting. Asked for the bill and they still tried to charge for all of them. Only 3 tables were there.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was Good ❣️

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ValentinesdayFail
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

Ordered the high tea, chicken wings and extra tea. It took 45 minutes for the food to arrive, yet there was only one table for 4 in the restaurant apart from us...They also received their food at the 45 minute mark. When you have 1.5 hrs to sit, and majority was taken up waiting. We had very little time to sit and enjoy before they needed us out for their next reservation. When it did arrive we received 2 cold chicken wings (deep to the bone cold), covered in dried up egg yolk. The overall atmosphere was great with beautiful decorations, lighting, table settings, but the food was not worth the price. I was quite disappointed to find a tiny thumb size scone. For the amount of jam and spread given, I'd basically be eating the spreads with crumbs of scone. The flavors were great, portion size tiny, food temperature poor, and wait time way too long.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome vibe and food. Def a granville gem

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the place, food, and service! I had a wonderful time dining here

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Deee
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Poor food quality. Nothing special about the food

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The tea pot should have soemthing to keep it warm..tea set was so so...better use regular bread than croissant because its not as good when cold...the scone is tiny a bit disappointed

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ChrisC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely food and tea, however website states price at $38 when it is $48 plus $1 extra if one has a hot fruit tea. Scone size is tiny...not even two bits. Having the food in the square boxes elevates the experience. A treat once in a while due to the high price.

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Sarah
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great service and super cute place for high tea! We went right when they opened so it was quiet and really nice.

Though if you are looking for vegetarian high tea, you need to give them a days notice...which they didn’t tell me when I called. Just told me yes there was a vegetarian high tea.
my girl friend ended up getting the high tea set (and I think like all high tea sets) it was on the pricier side!

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Karen
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for high tea on my birthday and the service was great! Server brought out a birthday dessert at the end. It was quiet, decor was nice and food was good! Will definitely be back.

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JenB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great new high tea place to try out. Beautiful and food and tea were delicious. A little pricey for high tea but i think with what they were offering it was adequate. A definite try if you’re a high tea lover.

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IvanJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

bad service ever!

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ChrisC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely calming place for tea. Delicious tea choices with fruit teas being sublime. Food was amazing. Not sure why we were charged $10 more per person for our high tea, $38 on website, $48 when bill came so definitely will be decreasing number of visits.
Much calmer and more quiet than other tea places in Vancouver so still a hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Horrible experience! We chose the $48 tea set, and all we got was a pot of green tea and some frozen desserts that they just got out of the fridge. Not to mention the noises from our next table - 10 girls were having a birthday party and everyone was screaming and laughing. I wouldn't come back even for free food.

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AndreaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Nice ambiance and interior. Open space. Pay parking only though. The

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lucianaV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Don’t waste your time and money. Absolutely horrible service. The place is cute

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

There weren’t much people that day. The savoury part of the holiday hy tea set are delicious!

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LinJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Unpleasant experience. I made a reservation at 2pm, confirmed on OpenTable. When we arrived, they seemed unaware of our reservation. Waited for 15 minutes to get a table. After we seated no menu provided. Waited for 5 minutes the waiter finally dropped their menu. We ordered two sets which took them one hour to prepare.

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SharonC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Staff very nice and good service and food overall good too !

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Emzi
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I was COMPLETELY DISAPPOINTED with the experience. This place was a friend’s recommendation. She said its a hidden gem. So I decided to give it a try on my anniversary day and begin the day of our celebration there.

As we walked in, not only did the manager (or waiter) NOT greet us, but he rudely said “I don’t know how you were able to book a table with us.” I did not feel welcomed. Apparently they had a private reservation that day. Now I question why they didn’t try to reach me a day in advance when I confirmed my reservation? Poor customer service and not professional at all.
I had a hard time communicating with the waitress there. I had to keep repeating myself and she would question me back to the point where I start to wonder if she even understands English. I had a special request when I reserved, but nevermind, they didn’t fulfill it due to the communication problem with the waitress. The manager seems like he knew it when he saw me paying for the bill, as he talked to the waitress in their language, but it was too late. I was fed up already as she made me feel stupid.

Food wise, definitely not worth the money. Food tasted bland and nothing special.

I wouldn’t go back and would not recommend anyone to celebrate their special day there. Maybe unless you can talk to them in their language or if you rent their entire venue.

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vipSUZANNEM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super cute and modern Japanese take on high tea. Chris too great care of us and the scones were outstanding! Fun for a group, highly recommend.

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ChrisC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hidden gem with great service. Lovely food especially when it came in the box. Great variety of savoury and sweet items. My tea was amazing, passion fruit notes with real strawberries, blue berries and peaches that was such a delight to drink. Staff were very attentive and helpful with vegan food choices. The devilled egg was the best I have had and the mushroom toast was delicious. A definite place to come back to again with good friends. Keep up the good work.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A cool and trendy establishment, and they were really nice to my toddler too! Fantastic food, pastries, and tea!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining in a unique building, with great services, good food, and reasonable pricing.

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vipnommm
Vancouver
117 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Skip it! Absolute disaster and very disappointing for everyone in the party. If you must go only order the $38 tea set. The $88 signature tea set was a complete rip off. Food was bland and mediocre. Sparkling wine included was not the same as listed on menu or online. They poured $15 btl Asti instead of listed $40 btl Bottega Gold. Considering we paid $100+per person for a tea set the "mistake" was utterly a put off. When I inquired about the wine, waitress tried to cover up the blunder with excuses like out of stock, not chilled, for VIP party only?!?!?! What an insult to my guests at the table as we all question the genuineness of product service at this restaurant overall. After dispute, they finally open a brand new btl of Bottega at our table to mend their fault. Moving on, the "Kobe" beef was overcooked and dry like beef shank jerky. I've never seen brie cheese sliced so thin. Skimpy duck salad. Desserts were half defrosting on the platter on the table not exciting at all. Service was worst than a cafeteria. 2 waitresses on duty both hiding behind the bar counter eating their lunch while neglecting customers and ignoring patrons waiting at the door. Overall this meal was the worst hightea we've ever had in Vancouver. We've been to multiple establishments for afternoon tea: TWG, Fairmont Notch8, Honeysalt, Trump Champagne Lounge, Patisserie Fur Elise, L'Opera, Neverland, Secret Garden, Origo, Van Dusen, etc... Don't waste your money here! This place is basically an event space for rental bookings.

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KateB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff were so friendly and eager to ensure that everything was good, very pleasant experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

the food was ok but the green tea crepe cake was so small and expensive

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vipFattieSwan
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Impeccable food, poor service when owner isn’t around.

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vipFancypants
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This venue was a little difficult to find, tucked away from the street, but the room is spacious, bright, and modern with lots of windows. This restaurant seems ideal for private events. There’s a grand piano, a floor to ceiling screen that features a wedding gown fashion show, there’s a chandelier bouquet of balloons, and a backdrop canvas of white hydrangea petals. We came here for afternoon tea and the food was well thought out and executed. The scones were served warm with a tiny portion of clotted cream and honey with flowers. I had the vanilla chai and it was nice and fragrant. The tea leaves were already strained for us, which was appreciated. A lot of attention to detail was placed on the food, it would have been nice to this detailed on their menu. I can’t eat as much as I used to, but I definitely could have eaten more. Perhaps two scones. I like that they had more savoury than sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

beautiful place with affordable price

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EllyC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Came here for the first time with my girlfriends for my bday. Cute, bright space. The high tea set was very cute and surprisingly tasty. Most high tea places have nice presentation but the food tastes mediocre. We had the fruit tea, the rose tea and earl grey. The high tea set also came with a carbonated rose drink that I really liked. They also brought out a "happy birthday" dessert for me at the end, which was a nice touch! Would come back again :)

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yankuku
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The signature afternoon tea set tastes outstanding and we couldn't finish all of them. They offered a mango cake since it's my friend birthday. The cake itself looks cute and taste great.

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PriDeNa
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great and so was the tea it was a great experience overall!! Overall, comfortable feel with elegant dining !!

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ChristinaG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Randomly walked by. Had brunch. Food was amazing. Quiet little hidden gem. Will be back.

FAQs

Hy Tea Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 568-6888.

Hy Tea Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 45 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.