Oceans 999 Pan Pacific Vancouver

4.3
463 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Live Music
Oceans 999 offers beautiful waterfront dining and spectacular views of Vancouver's famous harbor and Coastal mountains.

Enjoy culinary excellence of West Coast favorites and flavors of the Far East:

* International Breakfast Buffet

* Extensive à la carte selections and a children's menu

* Award winning gold medal Tasting Desserts

* Exquisite Italian Opera Buffet offered every Saturday evening with live operatic performances

* Vancouver's most celebrated Market Brunch enhanced with live entertainment presented every Sunday

The Oceans 999 is the ideal location to host a business luncheon or to celebrate any special occasion. Patio serivce available during summer for lunch, snack and drinks. (weather permitting)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Regional American (Northwest), Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast(6:30am - 11:30am),Breakfast Buffet (6:30am - 10:00am),Lunch (11:30am - 2:00pm),Sunday Market Brunch (11:30am - 2:30pm.) Dinner (5.30pm - 9 pm Summer) Opera Buffet Saturday, 6:00pm - 9:30pm.
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Phone number
(604) 662-8111 ext. 4241
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Sean Murray
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Private Party Facilities
Please visit www.panpacificvancouver.com for details.
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Private Party Contact
Gurpreet Bains: (604) 662-8111 ext. 4148
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Catering
The Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel also offers a comprehensive range of elegant meeting and event facilities for business and social gatherings of every description.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Howe / Burrard
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Parking Details
Canada Place Parking is available, elevator access from parking lot to lobby level of the Hotel.
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Public Transit
Waterfront Stations, Canada Line, Skytrain & Seabus and West Coast Express
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Entertainment
Saturday night Italian Opera singers and entertainment in the Coal Harbour Bar
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Special Events & Promotions
Join us for our Easter Sunday Brunch, April 1st, 2018
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 463 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.5
Service
4.4
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4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

A lot of people including myself were expecting a little more selection of food. It’s fair to say that it’s a little overpriced based on what is being served at night. The quality of food were pretty good since they are hotel quality. However, it’s not really worth it.

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ML
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Overall, the food was good except for the waffles. It was very very dry - not edible.

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SN
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love the Sunday brunch at Oceans 999 ❤️

Our first experience was for Mother’s Day, and everyone just fell in love with the fabulous staff, beautiful view, and eat-till-you-drop buffet.

We’ve been back at least once a month since then, and it has never failed us. Highly recommended!

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KM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great treat for Sunday Brunch....wonderful different options to enjoy!

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

This was one of the most disappointing buffets in Vancouver. Compared to Notch 8, Sutton Place, The Arc, Dockside this Buffet was underwhelming. The staples of brunch are pancakes and waffles which are not where to be found at this buffet. Dim Sum had only one option Siu Mai when Ha Gao and Dumplings should have been the 3 bare minimum items. Seafood selection was very limited, I did not find any salmon/tuna sashimi, mussels, clams or scallops.

For foodies who don't like lamb, beef or salmon you will leave here very unsatisfied. There is no chicken, turkey or ham at the carving station.

There was only one deep fried option, vegetable spring rolls. Hash browns or Tater Tots would have been a great option.

Finally the most epic fail of the entire buffet was the dessert station. Consisting of the cheapest and most boring desserts: jello, mini breads, danishes and muffins, two types of cake, warm bread pudding, cheesecake sliced into tiny squares and chocolate cakes sliced into tiny squares and a tasteless creme brûlée where someone forgot to add sugar. When I go to a buffet I expect to be WOWED with unique food items and speciality desserts that I cannot experience at the local bakery.

The buffet is priced at $52, definitely zero value here and I guarantee you will leave feeling empty inside and hunger for a better experience. Even the $30 everyday buffet at the River Rock offers more value. I would strongly suggest the manager of food and beverage try the River Rock buffet and see how the Oceans 999 buffet fails in comparison.

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CD
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Crispy Skin Wild Salmon was amazing. I have no words to describe just how amazing. I have eaten great food all over the world and this Salmon with the Watermelon Fennel Salad was the absolute best thing I have ever eaten. Way to go Oceans 999

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AN
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Usually visit 2 or 3 times a year for lunch with some ex-colleagues. It's a nice quiet place to chat and enjoy the fine food on offer. Service is very good and unobtrusive.

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SF
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The hotel is unique with its location. Not overly crowded, a pleasant atmosphere
No loud music. These are points why I liked my lunch.

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JA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good ambience and food. Our server was very professional.

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F
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All staff were very friendly and attended to our needs from the greeter at the entrance to NATALIA who is an asset to Oceans 999 for her pleasant disposition and service with a smile. Thanks yo all of you who made our experience enjoyable

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d
Toronto
54 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch was delicious, shared the salmon hash dish and blueberry pancakes. I would have gone back every day for that salmon if I could. Great service and beautiful view!

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M
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice view over the bay. They had live soft music when we dined on a Monday, which was very nice.

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a
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

ended up eating at the bar side... turns out the actual restaurant was closed for a “private function “ yet no one appeared. i think their overall profit margin wasn’t met for the restaurant so they ultimately decided not to serve. no one was aware of our open table reservation... we had to improvise.

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LI
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was friendly and very helpful. She was attentive and asked if we wanted refills on our drinks several times. He food was delicious, but pricey for the Market Brunch. We had dined there before when it was the Cascade Lounge. Although there was a good variety of food, there was less than before.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Baby’s First Birthday!
Thank you for the special birthday cupcake! It was sweet and thoughtful. We weren’t able to stay for the happy birthday song but the evening was perfect. We loved it.
We can’t wait to go back again and try the buffet as well.

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c
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food and service were above satisfactory. But I really want to try their weekend brunch, which was also the reason why I went for a try.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family loved it

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My wife’s 40th bday

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. The cold bar is excellent, but I wish it had smoked salmon or more salad options. The warm food focuses on a couple dishes and excels at it. When I went the veggies and lamb were excellent. Would like to see a soup option to make the meal even better. My second time here and would come again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great seafood buffet! The food was the best we had during our stay in Vancouver. There were a ton of seafood options as well as lamb and beef. The dessert station had several options offering something for everyone. Our waiter, Jose was very attentive to our every need. I would definitely recommend the Sunday buffet to anyone in Vancouver on Sunday.

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f
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

A nice brunch, if a little smaller than I expected (in terms of variety). Good view of Coal Harbour from high in the Pan-Pacific Hotel. Attentive and efficient waitstaff. My only real criticism is that other brunch buffets have had items like Roast Beef, shrimp, omelettes made-to-order, etc. This was, instead, a small, high-quality breakfast buffet with a few additions like high-end juices and lots of smoked salmon. Still, not as much variety as one would expect from the price, which is quite high.

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YV
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Somehow, our visit this time, was not as good as before on the variety of food selections! Other than that, service and overall still very good!

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J
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Limited selection of food, smaller than river rock casino buffet but the food itself is good. Dated decor

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RD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!

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a
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The place was essentially the extension of a cruise ship buffet on dry land. This is not a seafood buffet if that is what you are looking for. I cam only speak for the saturday dinner buffet. I am sure the brunch buffet is much better. If you want to listen to their opera singers, i might recommend sitting at the bar/lounge.

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M
New England
93 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Based on a Google search of Vancouver’s best brunches, we decided to give Oceans 999 a try. Housed in Canada Place, it’s a wonderful location with views of the water throughout the restaurant. Seated promptly, and was a little surprised that it wasn’t’ more crowded. I gather it’s priced a little on the itch side, even for Vancouver, but the views make it worth a special occasion visit. The website menu seemed to build up the variety a little more than what reality turned out to be. There was certainly enough for everyone, but I guess I expected a more lavish spread. Food and service turned out to be very good. Not sure if I’d dine there again, given that there are so many choices within walking distance from where we stayed.

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MK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We went for the Opera Buffet on a Saturday evening, which included a pleasant entertainment. The buffet-style food was great and service very pleasant. This is a lovely space and the photos online don’t always do it justice.

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SN
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the brunch at Oceans 999! My family comes here for every special occasion (mother's day, father's day, etc.) and often just for the Sunday market brunch. The chefs are highly skilled, the service is always fantastic, and the view is breathtaking. Highly recommended!

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S
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Excellent brunch expensive but lots choices

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r
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

it was a wonderful sunday brunch. service was awesome. food was great.

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JN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great service and good food. a bit expensive but it's all good.

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The menu provided by the open table app is inaccurate. One of the main reason I booked this restaurant is because of one entree in the menu. Quite disappointed when I discovered that the entree is not available.

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TL
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and entertainment during opera buffet night. Only wish the chef at the pasta station was more friendly. The singers also did a shout out for all the folks celebrating an occasion and staff brought out cakes with candles which shows a true appreciation for their guests

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SQ
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Opera Buffet was highly enjoyable. Stayed the whole evening!

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A
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Server failed to ask if we wanted a cocktail and then disappeared until mid meal. Was a little noisy, but don’t know how you could improve on that in such an open space. All other service staff was excellent.

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S
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

everything we had was a step above out prior 48 hours of meals. Fresh ingredients, thoughtfully prepared and presented and delivered timely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

They did not advertise a mandatory service charge of 18% and I found it a bit insulting they applied one to our bill for a small group of five people. Normal restaurants are up front about such charges. It is as if they thought I would stiff them on the tip. I usually leave 20% so they lost about 5 or 6 dollars and my custom.

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KN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Oceans 999 is a great place to go for an anniversary. The service and view were amazing! If you are a meat lover, this is not the place for you. The pasta bar is delicious, as is the assortment of grilled vegetables, but there are few meat selections. Though we are not typically opera fans, we loved the singers. This is a unique experience that is perfect for a special occasion. We will definitely go back again.

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AB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I really enjoyed the performance at the Italian Opera Buffet. Good food, beautiful view, and great live music! Nice variety at the buffet, although a bit limited for proteins for the entrees. The value I rated as 'outstanding' mainly because I know one of the performers, so my meal was complimentary. Doesn't get any more outstanding than free! I would have found it a bit pricey otherwise, but okay for an infrequent experience.

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PP
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to Opera Pasta buffet, none of the entertainments and food have been disappointed. We enjoyed every single second of our time being there. Food is excellent, fresh and well prepared + presented. Services are great, friendly.
Will do it again and again.

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