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About The Union

Southeast Asian Food • Beer • Cocktails • Weekend Brunch

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southeast Asian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Friday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00am
Weekend Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Main St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 568-3230

Website:
http://www.theunionvancouver.ca/

The Union Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
Good for a Date (3)
Spicy (3)
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Fun (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighbourhood Gem (2)
Pre/post-theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great Beer (1)
Group Bookings (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great spot and very friendly staff. Asked about vegan options via their Facebook page and they responded promptly with an answer.

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on November 30, 2017

Yeah overall it was good. I wouldn't say it was exceptional. But I enjoy going to the Union with groups of people, the communal tables are great when you may have a person or two joining. The service was good. Nothing over the top.
The food is really tasty and unique.
Its not to loud in there which is awesome when you are trying to visit.
If you are going there for a birthday, note that they charge an additional cost if you bring in your own dessert. Not unusual, a lot of places do. It was a $3 charge to put the brownie they got me on a plate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Casual
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Came here for a birthday dinner. The food and drinks were good and the restaurant is nice but it was too noisy to hear everyone in my group (there were about 10 people). I could hear the people seated right next to me but not a few seats down or even across from me. It would be fine for a smaller group (6 people max) or maybe at lunch when it's quieter. Overall was happy with the experience and the service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best brunch (and best Caesar) in Vancouver.
Period.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Spicy, Fun, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food2
Ambience2
Service2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Food is bland and overpriced. Been there twice recently as I wanted to give it a second chance but I won't be going back.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

food was definitely creative and flavourful. enjoyed it.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great weekend brunch menu. Food was very tasty and filling. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Delicious food, great service and a very upbeat, fun vibe. The cocktails are awesome too!!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This was my first time to The Union, I loved it. Cool atmosphere, trendy decor, amazing food, good drinks & our server was friendly & effecient. I will be going back for sure.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Vegan
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Really impressed with how they handled our group of 10! Thankfully not too busy at 10:30am but pretty hoping around noon. Delicious brunch and some of my fave hot sauces in the city!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Was happy with our very helpful and attentive server. The food was delicious all around. The drink concoctions are amazing and the ingredients are very well balanced.
Our main server was amazing but I gave 'service' only a 4 because a friend and I ordered an entree that we told the server we would be sharing. We received the entree at our table by a different server. One of my friends advised me that previously she had shared an entree at this restaurant and asked the server if it could be split onto 2 plates and they took it back no problem in order to do that. Thinking this was a great idea we politely asked this other server if she could do that for us. She was very hesitant and we could tell by the look on her face that she was not too happy with the request. She took the plate back and as she turned away she was shaking her head, which we felt was unprofessional. She did bring the food back in a timely manner split onto 2 plates which was great. Note to self: Next time remember to ask ahead of time

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 16, 2017

They raised some of their prices, but food was still great!

Tags: Spicy
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Had not been back in years, still a great hang out for casual south-east Asian cuisine! Wonderful list of double cocktails and over good value for money!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2016

I went with a group of friends for brunch on a Sunday. The restaurant was neither busy nor noisy when I was there, and there was surprisingly a good amount of street parking in front of the restaurant. I did not expect any of this, as I was told otherwise. The menu was different. Staff seemed friendly, and food was brought in a timely manner. They were also quite accommodating to our bill splitting requests, so that was much appreciated. Now on to the food... There were three dishes that everyone chose - the tiga babi, pho bo, and variations of the bao bun bennies.

The tiga babi, was very strongly seasoned. In fact, it was perhaps slightly too strong overall, and a bit too salty after several bites. I found myself drinking a lot of water. The lemon grass in the sausage was overpowering, and detracted from the enjoyment. The eggs were perfectly cooked. The pulled pork was tender and moist, but salty. I think The Union should consider switching up the use of the beans because it seemed like overkill. The use of the hollandaise sauce is a mix for me because the sauce just compounded the richness. Something to cut through the fatty/rich nature of the dish would have been nice. The portion was fine though.

The pho bo was okay, but not spectacular in any way. The broth had a restrained beef flavour to it, and it did not feel oily (that's a good thing). The rare beef was good, but the portion could have been a little bigger. The use of the rice noodles tasted out of place, and left me wanting a proper bowl of pho. My conclusion is that for those who want to order a bowl of pho, just go to a proper vietnamese restaurant, but it was a nice choice to have on the menu.

My friends who ordered the bao buns did not comment much, but they did not seem particularly happy or unhappy with there dish, so I will it at that.

My verdict -- I would not go back for brunch, but maybe for drinks.

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Dinner & drink with 16 people (two friend's birthdays). Seating was awesome (long benches that could fit everyone). Drinks and food was great! Cool vibe. The staff was accommodating and the food was delicious!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion, Tapas, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Casual
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2016

We had a really good time and the service was great. I did however find the food a bit mediocre. I had the Duck Special and was expecting something amazing and it was good, but just not what I had anticipated.

I asked a couple of friends how their food was and had similiar feed back.

I work in the customer service industry and I know that " Off Nights " definitely happen.

I would definitely come back and try it again, the drinks where great and our party of 18 were all very comfortable !

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays

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