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The Lunch Lady, Vancouver, BC
Award-winning

The Lunch Lady

4.8
4.8
773 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Vietnamese
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 47 times today

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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–Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 559-5938
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian & Pacific Islander
  • 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 773 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

773 Reviews
  1. JenL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time! We all were so impressed by the food, service, value and vibes ✨ thank you for a great night!

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  2. MariahA

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service at lunch lady is always 10/10. The servers are very knowledgeable about the menu since they serve a variety of fusion dishes or elevated versions of classic Asian cuisine.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food we have ever had, will be coming back next weekend

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  4. susant

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drink. I’ve been multiple times and each time has been wonderful. Fav items have been the steak (love the crispy cassava), clams, and turmeric fish. Creative take on authentic Vietnamese dishes. Very yummy. Service was also very pleasant.

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  5. Ellis

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and superb service. Would definitely go back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered the family style. The steak had too much fat and tough tendons in it. I think it could have been cooked a bit longer.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was such a wonderful experience in lunch lady Thanks

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here to celebrate my mom’s birthday with my family. Anyways, the food was great though. we ordered the beef carpaccio steak and octopus skewers. The carpaccio was super flavourful, loved the basil, and the steak was perfectly cooked to medium rare. The cassava paired with the steak was way too greasy, though. The octopus skewers had this amazing Smokey char to it, we really liked that.

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  9. MikeA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best meals I've had in recent memory. Tasting menu was outstanding. Service was excellent.

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  10. MarvieJ

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding dishes as usual. Well trained service staff, always alert to what you may need while dining. Come with an appetite and if possible choose the Family style, you’ll be glad you did!

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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 4.8 stars by 773 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 47 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–Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 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
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian & Pacific Islander
  • 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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