Uli's Restaurant

4.5
428 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
Uli's Restaurant is a White Rock institution. Opened in 1986 by Uli Blume, it was one of White Rock's original waterfront restaurants and quickly became a favourite among locals for its great food and friendly atmosphere. Uli's son Tyson took over operations in 2008 and he picked up right where his father left off – providing the White Rock waterfront with a fun and relaxed place to enjoy a vibrant atmosphere, stunning water views, refreshingly simple food, an extensive international beer list, and a diverse selection of wines. Chef Jennie Silk is also making quite an impression on locals as they flock for her impeccable local flavours on the menu.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Bistro, Burgers
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Dinner: Daily: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(604) 538-9373
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jennie Silk
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Martin
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Entertainment
Live music open mic every Sunday night
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 428 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful day in n the beach, great food and awesome service!

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LH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Uli’s is our choice for special occasions. It is the right balance of great food and causal atmosphere. In the summer the location is magical.

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JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great breakfast. Both of us had a different version of their eggs Benedict as a Saturday brunch. Both were fabulous, one was crab cakes and the other was a special containing shrimp, goat cheese and something else. We shared one of each. Usually I can’t eat an entire breakfast, but these were so delish I finished both. Eggs were cooked perfect and the hollandaise sauce was so tasty. The potatoes were a nice accompaniment, but understated. And the coffee was amazing. Great service as well, really enjoyed our lovely server, Justine. She was fantastic. We have had both breakfast and dinner here before, every time was wonderful.

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GD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Worst thing I can say, and it's not about the restaurant; the waterfront, under construction has killed the Drive. Friday night, it was like a ghost town. White Rock should have done better.

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DD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, a good evening out. They take pride in the dishes they bring out and the cocktails are delightful.

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SG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Uli’s is amazing. Consistently fantastic food and service. Worth the drive. Best burgers in Greater Vancouver.

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HJ
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Ambiance, building, view, service, food, attention to kids all wonderful. Only slight carp is servings seemed a bit small for the price, especially the one very small Belgian waffle.

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K
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I requested a table away from doors and were accommodated. Very helpful & pleasant staff. Food is always consistent and yummy.

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r
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Came here after a walk along the beautiful pier. While I personally enjoyed my fish and chips, I wouldn’t say it was worth the $, and my husband and mother both found the fish to be rather tasteless. Considering how expensive it is in comparison to neighbouring restaurants, you’d expect it to be more worthwhile and the service to also feel warm, welcoming and on a better rhythm. Instead, it was a little cold/unwelcoming, and all 3 of our exact-same orders on a seemingly quiet afternoon took almost an hour to push out. I might come back to test out their burgers but I’ll probably go elsewhere first.

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L
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Haven’t been there in years took some friends there for a birthday lunch.
Service was impeccable.
The food was extremely good variety of things We ate calamari clam chowder full of clam Bavarian meatloaf with eggs a lovely combo and the Schnitzel all very good taste. Portion sizes were perfect
Can’t wait to go back and try their famous burger menu

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CM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food,service and ambience. As a local this is one of our favorite spots always.

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KJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

In an area that features beach front fast food, Uli's is almost out of place ... The food is at a much higher level of quality and creative offering than anything not only on the beach front but the lower mainland.

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N
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great locally sourced food. Our waiter Charles was excellent in describing the menu as it was our first visit. Small space but worth the 45 minute drive from Abbotsford.

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s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was ok. I love the location. We had the rueben n duck. Rueben was good. Duck was overpriced n just ok.
Dessert we had almond cake with sauce etc was out of the world. Service was excellent . Atmosphere was lovely on a nice evening! Beach view outside.

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S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an awesome experience, great service, great food and never felt rushed

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SR
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food as always

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GC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good place. Once the construction across the street is complete it'll have a view again.
Parking is a nightmare but... Whiterock.

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Y
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wedding Anniversary...great service, a bit noisy but people were having a great time. Beautiful view of the water. Food was really good too.

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IO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and wonderful atmosphere! Also great ocean views.

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I must admit despite all the fanfare this is not my favourite burger, the meat was good but the bun was too thick in comparison to the meat. The fries were fine but not anything special compared to other restaurants. Perhaps my expectations were just too high given the awards it has received.

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TF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Remarkable! A lovely anniversary dinner was enjoyed by my husband and I. His burger was outstanding, my sandwich very good. The ambiance and drinks menu seal the deal!!

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic hamburger ..meat bun and fries were perfection!

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B
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We be enjoyed succulent mussels, great beer, good service be and nice outdoor table.

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D
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere, Food Done Right. I think you can
Use this restaurant for any occasion.

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HS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food in a great location. There are some renos at the street level, so the ocean view is somewhat obstructed by scaffolding and fencing. I had the white sangria and my partner a sour beer. We had the gnocchi and a fish and chips, and our 6 year old had a kids fish and chips. All food was excellent. The service was great - the server was very attentive with the waters, food and drink, but not in an overbearing way. Just friendly, professional and genuine.

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NR
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We went to this restaurant based on the Vancouver Sun reporting it as having the best burger. This is the most we have ever spent on a burger ($21.00). The burger was good but by no means worth the price or status of being best burger. We will not be returning.

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CA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Went because article in Vancouver Sun Aug/18 said best hamburger in Vancouver area. Sorry, but it fell way short of best. For half the price we all thought you couldn't beat the White Spot. Would I go again. Probably. It was a lovely evening and the view was spectacular.

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d
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

great food..service very very slow but our server made up for it trying to keep us attended to until food arrived

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SN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great little place - lively but fun
Food and service were great

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SR
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

an all-time favourite! Fantastic food - mostly local - lots of homemade stuff (like their fabulous ketchup)

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BP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

one of our favorites, a restaurant that focuses on quality food with local supply, they do what we all talk about doing every day.
Along with excellent food, they are willing to accommodate your diet needs and will make a special meal on the spot, very considerate.
Beer and cocktails are amazing.
Rustic ambience, it really fits the area and has a great ocean view from almost every outdoor seat.

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MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing burgers and our server Sarah was one of the best servers we’ve ever had. She was very helpful in helping us decide what to have and super nice. We’d come back just for her. The awesome food just makes it better!

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TK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great and the burgers were very good. Will definitely go back.

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J
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The burger at Uli’s is absolutely delicious. It is as good a burger as I have eaten anywhere! The burger itself is worth the trip from Vancouver. This is a very casual restaurant, with a fun, very relaxed atmosphere.

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V
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great (5 star) burgers! It’s classic decor and beachfront character are ideal for a casual get together.

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BR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Service was good but 150 with a tip for a couple burgers and 2 beer for me and 2 wine for my wife is a bit much . This is more than i pay for a good burger in vegas even with the exchange and they are better burgers there. It was a special occasion and heard the burgers were good , but probably wont be back.

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CF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I’m torn. Excellent selection of beer, but our food took more than 30 minutes to arrive, and my wife wasn’t happy with her schnitzel. Hard and cold. My sons and I enjoyed our burgers. I’m not sure if I would recommend Uli’s.

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P
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I had my birthday dinner at Uli's. We hadn't been there for a very long time and saw the article in the Province newspaper about the burgers. We didn't have burgers but will definitely go back to try them in the future. Not Uli's fault, but the view is ruined by construction across the street and there was a lot of smoke/smog in the air so the ocean ambience was missing. All in all, our server was awesome and the paella and crab cakes delicious.

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LW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you very much for an enjoyable birthday experience with delicious food and nice wine. I also appreciate the dog friendly policy on the patio. I had a great time.

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JC
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As usual it was awesome. We had Oysters Rockefeller, an Uli burger and the beef dip. Their Strawberry lemonade was yummy too.

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