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The Lunch Lady, Vancouver, BC
Award-winning

The Lunch Lady

4.7
4.7
820 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Vietnamese
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Hot spot
  • Lively
Enjoy award-winning Vietnamese street food in the heart of Commercial Drive! Lunch Lady is not your average pho joint – dishes showcasing the PNW’s best ingredients, craft cocktails, and Michelin quality service makes us a crowd favourite with locals and international guests alike. Come and discover our modern and soulful dishes that are distinctly authentic to Vietnam. We look forward to serving you!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:00 am–2:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:45 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 559-5938
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Benedict Lim
  • Catering
    We are pleased to announce that we are now offering catering! <br />To browse our catering menu, visit our website at thelunchlady.com. For all catering requests, please email info@thelunchlady.com. <br />Please note, 48 hours advance notice is required for all catering orders.
  • Private party facilities
    For all private dining and buyout requests, please email management@thelunchlady.com.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Commercial Drive
  • Cross Street
    Commercial Drive &amp; Napier St.
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 820 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

820 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to this popular and busy eatery to celebrate my birthday. We were asked to give the table back after 1 hour 45 minutes. There were constant line up just outside the door and the tables turn fast. Highly recommend making a reservations online and use the message function to make any changes to communicate with the restaurant. We added another person last minute and we called the restaurant and were on hold for over 15 minutes. But response was fast with message on the website. We went on a Friday at Lunch time - bonus is the weekend brunch items are available. They also offer daily menu and special features. Our server Naoki was very attentive and efficient. We ordered: Beef Carpaccio (4/5) - personal preference to being a little saucier and less fried garlic Softshell Crab Frittata - comes with 3 pieces and we asked to add to 4 as there were four of us. (5/5) - very tasty, not oily, crab was moist with crunch, refreshing sauce to wrap inside lettuce and herbs. Wagyu Pho (5/5) - the giant marrow was my sister’s favourite, I enjoy the beef on the side as I like my beef just pink, the slow poach egg in the broth was perfect and the broth was so so good, depth in flavour but does not overwhelm the added marrow or beef. Sizzling Beef - Brunch feature (3/5) - our least favorite, the beef was super chewy for marinated, the waffle fries was a little stale and soggy from the delicious gravy, the Bah Min (French Bread) served with it was not as a baguette should be and chewy. The gravy was good. Fried Tofu & Vermicelli (4/5) - we were too full to appreciate this dish, tried one of the two pieces of spring roll included and it was good. Would prefer the sauce over the tofu offer on the side so it’s less soggy over the Fried Tofu. Our server was informed this was a birthday lunch and the manager comp the Pandan Sticky Rice Cake (5/5) - not as sweet as described and the Pandan flavour inside balanced the sweet of the Red Bean Sauce, etc. We finished our meal with

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious ! Lunch Lady did not disappoint! The wagyu beef/marrow Pho was very tasty and the soup was to die for. We would come back in a heartbeat!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was fast. My water cup was never empty. The only downside is parking, which they have no control over. Would definitely be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish more options were gluten free! But otherwise tasty. Stir fried veg were my favourite

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, amazing food, grear value!!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the crab fritters, the grilled chicken and rice and the Calamansi soda. The drink was quite refreshing. Loved the crab. The chicken was cooked perfectly. Overall, had a great brunch experience.

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  7. Christian

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a perfect place to be on a warm summer's evening in Vancouver - the patio of Lunch Lady. A front of the house that is proud of what they are serving and a kitchen that is committed to creativity and a taste-bud amusement park. I cannot get enough of the fine Lady on the Drive.

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  8. SylviaZee

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall very good but I can’t say the food was great this time around. A few more vegetarian options would be an appreciated addition to the heavily meat-based options on the current menu.

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  9. DianeC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food and the ambience! The servers were very attentive. The presentation of the food was beautiful!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s rare you find places that consistently offer perfect dining experiences. Lunch lady is the only establishment I’ve been to that does this and more. Thank you for an amazing night ❤️

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Lunch Lady using the Order Online button. The Lunch Lady also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Lunch Lady also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 559-5938.

The Lunch Lady is rated 4.7 stars by 820 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Lunch Lady

1046 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3W9

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross Street
    Commercial Drive &amp; Napier St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Commercial Drive
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:00 am–2:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:45 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Comfort Food, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Benedict Lim
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 559-5938
  • Catering
    We are pleased to announce that we are now offering catering! <br />To browse our catering menu, visit our website at thelunchlady.com. For all catering requests, please email info@thelunchlady.com. <br />Please note, 48 hours advance notice is required for all catering orders.
  • Private party facilities
    For all private dining and buyout requests, please email management@thelunchlady.com.
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