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The Lunch Lady, Vancouver, BC
Award-winning

The Lunch Lady

4.8
4.8
729 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 55 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 729 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

729 Reviews
  1. duncanp

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing…our server Ivy was so helpful

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  2. SKYVR

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time at Lunch Lady. We had a reservation for lunch and were seated immediately upon checking in (note that this place is very popular and there always seems to be a line up so reservation are a must). We had the fried tofu and vermicelli bowl, grilled chicken and pork skewers with vermicelli, and the prawn fritters, plus the sticky rice cake for dessert. All were delicious other than the fritters which were on the greasy side. Our server was fantastic and we had a great experience. Will be back to try the pho soups and carpaccio which we have heard are very good.

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  3. JDCanada

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I'll admit that I had very high expectations of this place and had been wanting to come here for awhile. Everything was very good and of high quality - however, I was not blown away by anything, which I had hoped to be. I would still definitely recommend it though :D

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The octopus skewers were to die for, haven't been able to stop thinking about them tbh. Also got fried noodles and the cornish hen, everything was so delicious. Literally kept wanting to order stuff just to try how good everything else is. Definitely some of the best food I've had in some time!!

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  5. ERIKAR

    Monterrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. But, I consider that the time allowed (1 hour) to dine in is too short. I understand it is a busy place but it was simply a factor that made me feel pressured all the time and not even think about ordering dessert.

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  6. AmandaK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never ever had a bad meal here or bad service. Always exceeds my expectations.

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  7. Lovely

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good and will recommend to friends. Services were ok. There are rooms for improvements.

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  8. JenniferS

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new favorite place. Everything was great and family menu was great value!

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  9. RachelC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been a few times and never disappoints! Best pho in Vancouver.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not for pescatarian diet because most item have pork broth. When asked for vegan item with seafood added, tasted like any other Vietnamese places that would do the same but far more expensive. The Vietnamese coffee tasted like regular local grounds in a slow drip and was charged $6/each. The lime soda was not good (because it wasn't pickled lime like we grew up with). Guess you have to like alcoholic beverages and meat/pork to appreciate this place. My family are from south Vietnam and we use to own restaurants back in the refugee camps. My mother and I were not impressed by our meals. The service was nice.
    The Lunch LadyResponded 1 day ago
    Hello, We apologize for any disappointment caused by the limited options for your pescatarian diet, especially considering your family's background in Vietnamese cuisine. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we're sorry to hear that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. We would like to learn more about your experience to improve our offerings. Please feel free to email us. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, and we hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future. Warmly, The Lunch Lady Team.

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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 729 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 55 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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