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The Lunch Lady, Vancouver, BC
Award-winning

The Lunch Lady

4.7
4.7
812 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 56 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 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, 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
    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 812 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

812 Reviews
  1. SylviaZee

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the soft shell crab appetizer and I had the vegan pho and it was SO good. The broth was actually delicious and the vegetables were too. Really well done

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    What a phenomenal meal! Outstanding, with a really lovely team. 🙏♥️

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty food in a fun setting. The wait staff were attentive and our food selections (vegetarian spring rolls, pork belly skewers, and cod-dill dish) were all excellent.

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  6. harrys

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was very excited to try this restaurant but both the wagyu pho and steak missed the mark. Pho wasn't very flavorful, noodles were cooked to mush and the bone marrow and egg yoke added nothing to enhance the flavor, more of a gimmick than anything else. The wagyu beef was small portion and again did not add to the experience of the pho. Any authentic hole in the wall or other veitnemese restaurant will have much better tasting pho for a third of the price. My wife got the 8oz steak and was never asked how she wanted it cooked. It came out rare close ro just raw which made it extremely chewy and not tender. Both of us never finished our food and left hungry.
    The Lunch LadyResponded 1 day ago
    Hi Harrys, Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback with us. We're sorry that your experience with the Wagyu pho and steak did not meet your expectations. We take pride in our food quality and authenticity - Your feedback has been relayed to our culinary team for review and we will take this into consideration to enhance our dishes. We hope you will consider giving us another chance to wow you with an improved dining experience. If you decide to visit us again, please reach out to us directly so we can ensure your next meal meets and exceeds your expectations. Warmly, The Lunch Lady Management.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Alex was by far the coolest, kindest, most fun person we have ever had waiting our table. She was actually fricken awesome! The food… don’t even get me started… whoever was cheffing it up in the kitchen was doing God’s work. My taste buds have never been treated as well as they were at Lunch Lady. Can’t say enough good things about the food and the culture and the environment for our meal. Thanks again for such an amazing experience!

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  8. LauraM

    Anchorage

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really wanted to get the house special fried rice again and it did not disappoint. Crispy prawns and bone marrow were so great! Cocktails were great! Staff are all very friendly and attentive. We will be back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this is my second time here and it's always a 5 star experience 🌟🌟🫡🫡🫡🫡🌟🌟🌟

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fantastic!! I’ve been there more than 5 times, always ordering the same family style sets, food quality is the same each time!

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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 812 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 56 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, 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
    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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