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The Lunch Lady, Vancouver, BC
Award-winning

The Lunch Lady

4.8
4.8
782 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 49 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
  • 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 782 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

782 Reviews
  1. LauraC

    Vancouver

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely scrumptious meal. So glad we ordered the family style for 4 instead of the 2 and tried the beef pho. Thoroughly enjoyed the wide selection of dishes. The $20 beef pho was out the world delish. I wonder how much better $32 wagyu pho would taste like. Can’t wait to come back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. Shout out to the Octopus Skewers and Steak Luc Lac. Amazing. The staff was also very friendly and quick to help.

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  3. RoseN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The vibe is good. However the food is quite salty since last time I visited

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  4. RossaS

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time visiting the Lunch Lady. As luck would have it, the actual Lunch Lady was in the kitchen! We got a picture with her. Overall, the food was good. Portions are generous. My husband and I shared the family style for 2. The two kids had Steak Pho. We had more than enough food for our party. I will definitely try again for lunch.

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  5. Karl

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a wonderful experience at the lunch lady. It’s our 5th time there and we celebrated Father’s Day and enjoyed the 4ppl combo, the carb meat fried rice is so good! Together with the rest of the dishes. Definitely going back again.

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  6. 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
    Excellent service from our attentive server. We enjoyed the quiet picnic table but our fear of being forgotten was unfounded. Fantastic grilled chicken and beef noodle soup. It was challenging to get a reservation but it was worth the wait!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    AMAZING! Exceeded all our expectations. We ordered the family style set menu for 4 and it was so delicious and very filling. My only complaint was that we sat on the patio and the seats were not very comfortable. Other than that everything was 10/10. I would recommend this to everybody and we will absolutely be going again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a bit loud in there for me and my daughter but other than that everything was absolutely wonderful. We’ll definitely be back

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  9. GloriaC

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have come here several times and each time, we are welcomed and served with warm, knowledgeable and friendly service and the food is always spectacular. Every item we've had on the menu has always been excellent: the pho, chargrilled chicken, pork, soft-shell crab... We honestly don't think you can go wrong with any menu selection.

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  10. JenL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    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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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 782 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 49 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
  • 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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