Both The Main Floor dining room and the downstairs Woo Lounge can be rented privately and can be set up for either sit down table service or a standing cocktail reception. Either floor can host all kinds of events from speakers and a/v presentations to DJ's and dancing.View Private Dining Details
Classic, but upgraded, chinese and Asian meals. Excellent spices and large serving amounts. Loved the decor. Better than expected!
Enjoyed the food as well as the cocktails ! Ambiance was very nice, great service, and lots of food options.
The chop suey and manitou buns were divine! Will be back to try more dishes.
We came here for my husband’s birthday. Table for 8, food was amazing and service was great! We arrived at 530 and it got quite busy by 7-730. Would highly recommend for larger groups/special occasions. One small negative is that they charge a plating fee for bringing in your own cake. Just more of an FYI. Overall our experience was excellent and everyone will be back to taste more items on the menu!!
this restaurant was recommended by a friend, Bill Drobot and we did not have any expectations!!location and ambiance were great and food was excellent; very enjoyable evening and we will be back!!
Excelente cocina y muy buen servicio. Fuimos atendidos en español muy calurosamente por Jorge
We had a Lovely Meal!
We had a great meal. We did the chef's tasting menu and were pleased with the food. The service was great too.
Great little spot for Asian food. Food was delicious but was served lukewarm rather than hot.
Great food and service
Very friendly manager
Night out with husband and son. The food was amazing as was service
My second visit to Sai Woo was as delightful as the first. As before, the service was knowledgeable, accommodating, and sensitively timed. With a nod to the restaurant's roots as a 'chop suey house' in 1925 Chinatown, the seasonally-updated menu offers delicious creations combining Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Viet Namese influences; attractively presented platters and bowls arrive piping hot from the kitchen. The excellent food and service are definitely enhanced by the intriguing decor which preserves the original brick walls softened by beautiful diffuse lighting and a feeling of spaciousness. Stepping into Sai Woo, you immediately leave behind the grit and grind of the city and give all your senses a treat. We'll be back.
We couldn't have had better service, and the food was good too. Restaurant design is beautiful. One of my favourites in Vancouver.
Great place. Interesting and tasty food. We were really happy!
Very nice experience
The ratings are purely based on their Valentines menu. I have to say it was good but wished we could have ate from their regular menu! Overall, not bad.
My fiance and I came for Valentine's Day and a lovely time! The drinks were delicious and the food was great (it was a special set menu). But above all that, our server was THE BEST. I think her name was Jamie (or maybe Jenn?)... even though she was serving a ton of other tables we really felt like she paid special attention to us and made us feel super special. We will definitely be back for another date night.
Amazing good. Get the Korean fried chicken.. so good!
The food at Sai Woo was really tasty with lots of vegetarian options. It was a little slow to start receiving our dishes as they came out all at once rather than gradually which would be more typical of dining at a Chinese restaurant. Also, our table was a bit out of the way meaning that our server (who was lovely but seemed to be working too many tables) had a hard time reaching us.
the food portion was too small and the food took too long to come out, we spent most of our time waiting for the food to arrive than eating the food.
My partner's appetizer was missing the lotus stems. We didn't find out until we saw the same dish served to the table next to us. We had to wait a long time for our entree and by the time of our striploin steaks arrived, we found them to be dry and overcooked. When we placed our order, we specifically asked for medium rare but the server told us not to worry because all steaks will be served that way. Apparently either the server lied or the kitchen didn't know how to cook steak properly. To make things worse, the cut of my steak was the vein cut so it was very chewy. Since we were hungry and had to go to our friend's place afterwards, we ate the meal and rushed out. No apology from the server neither.
Great service , food portion average but delicious , creative menu for dine out ! Can’t wait to try the regular menu . A happening place for sure !
Went for Dine Out menu which was excellent. Loved the pasta. But these items are not part of the regular menu. They should add them.
Terrible service. Our food was sent to another table which already took an hour to come to even finish cooking. Restaurant was not busy at the time. I can't imagine what it would be like actually busy.
Food itself was okay. Certainly doesn't match its price.
Came here for dine out. Service was slow. Somehow table that came in and ordered half an hr after us got their entree and dessert the same time as us.
Also the pasta was undercooked. Some noodles are still entirely raw on the inside.
Would not recommend to family and friends.
Visited Sai Woo for Dine Out. Atmosphere was great, got a special 'Amuse Bouche' as an aeropolan member. We mentioned that it was our anniversary on the reservation...they gave us a balloon as a recognition, but that's it. Was perhaps expecting more for celebrating a special occasion. Other than that, food was good, service great. Jorge was very helpful & accomodating
Loved it! Tasty food and great service. Will definitely be back.
Feature high ball (cask aged old fashioned - $16) came in a half full high ball glass with a large ice cube which ment probably only 1/3rd a glass of drink.
Dine out appetizers were the best part of the meal. Had the shrimp dish and foie dish.
Lychee semifredo(sp?) dessert came frozen ice cube solid. Had to wait for it to melt some to eat.
Fairly slow service for not being a full house.
SO amazing! Perfect date night. Great vibe good food and friendly service.
Waited for at least 30 minutes in between each dishes. Food was mediocre at best. Good ambience.
Great food! Staff was amazing and super friendly. The atmosphere was cozy, fun and vibrant.
The food's fantastic and innovative. Our server was very friendly and made our visit pleasant, the interiors are amazing and there's a lot of modern take on implementing traditional Chinese elements throughout. The only comment I have is that the kitchen was quite slow.
Delicious food, excellent service and value for money
This is a pretty cool place. They’ve taken an old Chinese restaurant of the same name and made it quite modern. I love the fact that they kept the name so they could keep the really really cool Neon sign out front. Inside it is completely modernized. More importantly, I loved the food. It’s a Chinese fusion. We ordered the $49 for two dinner in which the restaurant decides on your dishes. This started with Cauliflower and Tofu which was excellent. It was followed by some type of unique salad that was excellent and ended with the Szechuan Black Pepper Beef. Personally I found the ginger over powering but my wife really liked it. Despite our difference on this dish we would both highly suggest giving this restaurant a try.
I was expecting the food to be more spicy in some instances, but it wasn't as flavourful as it should have been. The Korean Fried Chicken was the favourite.
Also, if flank steak is to be served very rare, it should be sliced thin, or tender, or a better cut. The pieces were quite tough and far too raw for our liking. We defer to the chef to prepare the meat as it is intended for the dish, but this was far too raw and chewy.
An odd thing as well - as dishes are served as they are ready, we were expecting them to be hot. They were lukewarm at best, which is odd as the nature of the dishes should have been hot.
Service was outstanding, the best part of the experience.
This was a surprise find, wandering down Pender street we found a beautifully renovated "new age" chinese restaurant. Amazing food, great house wine, friendly service. Well done all around.
Great service, had balloons at the table for a birthday party. .
Service was outstanding, friendly fun. Food was disappointing...was expecting more interesting flavours. Also the place was empty though we were early at 5:30. Will try again because service and ambiance were great.
Our server was knowledgeable, patient with our questions and took time to understand our different needs. We'll certainly go back, both for the food and service.
We chose Sai Woo for its proximity to the Firehall Theatre and were delighted with our choice: excellent service, creative approach to cuisine--with delicious results. Details of the original Old Chinatown 'chop suey' restaurant have been cleverly and intriguingly referenced in the spacious and pleasing decor. We will definitely be back.