West Oak Restaurant

4.4
623 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Fresh, local & sustainable cuisine served in a high energy atmosphere in the heart of Yaletown.

With three exceptional menus, we have something for every time of the week:
$12 Monday - Friday Lunch from 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Saturday + Sunday Brunch from 10:30AM - 3:00PM
1/2-price Appetizers everyday at Happy Hour 3:00PM - 6:00PM

To book parties larger than 6 people please contact us by phone.
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service from all, servers, bartenders, chefs and managers.

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Responded 2 days ago

Dear Heather, thank you for your recent visit and outstanding review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. The whole team is looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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CM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We try to have dinner there every time we are in town! Service is always excellent and the food and presentation are wonderful.

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Responded 2 days ago

Dear ChristianM, thank you for your recent visit and outstanding rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon when you are back in town. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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BB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

This was a very generic restaurant. The staff seems both bored and annoyed at having to serve you. The food was not inspiring at all. Our table had a combination of various items including a sable fish with salad which arguably looked the best, a Caesar salad with shrimp, a quinoa bowl with tofu and the avocado toast. So I had the avocado toast and the bread was totally soggy. Not to mention the avocado tasted so intensely of garlic and was whipped. This also included two slices of tomato and a poached egg. It is understandable why the bread was soggy. The other diners said their dishes were okay. The restaurant also did not serve latte's with alternative milk options, only dairy. Finally, back to the staff, the female servers were all in a "uniform" so to speak with consisted of a short black skirt and a white sheer blouse. My question is why are the women scantily clad but not the men? Where are the shirtless men serving me in a restaurant.

EK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The shrimp appetizer is the best ever . Beet and Burrata salad was divine and the pear almond desert with knife cream was delicious . Staff are super nice and friendly . Inside has a great ambience of exposed bricks and couches with dim lights and has a bar section as well. Patio is super comfy and still can heat the music as well . Loved it

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Responded 4 days ago

Dear EllyK, thank you for your recent visit and wonderful review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more delicious food, such as the Beet and Burrata salad, our famous Chinois Prawns and the Pear Tart. See you soon! With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Extremely poor service. Waitresses are not very bright and not very helpful at all. Rude attitude for someone who is working class.

West Oak Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your recent visit and your feedback. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the service you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.c om We are looking forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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y
Vancouver
91 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Not sure. It's still a nice restaurant.
The ribeye is great.
Pasta with lobster has too much rosemary.
And it's pricing itself out of the market if it continues to serve $37 scallop entrees with only 3 semi-big scallops.

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Responded on August 15, 2019

Dear yumm, thank you for your recent visit and the overall nice rating, especially for the ambience. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the food and service you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.c om We are looking forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner! Every aspect of our experience was exceptional.

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on August 15, 2019

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your recent visit and amazing rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for another great dinner. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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BB
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was amazing! From the moment we arrived we felt very welcomed and appreciated. All of the staff were warm and friendly making for a enjoyable evening with girlfriends. The food was excellent, diverse and well presented. Charming cocktails. I’ve been there before a few times and I’ll definitely come back because it’s a consistent experience.

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on August 15, 2019

Dear BigBobbi, thank you so much for your recent visit and amazing review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more delicious food and charming cocktails. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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n
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Happy hour - great! Lovely drink specials and tasty appies. We are getting to be regulars!

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on August 10, 2019

Dear notagormet, thank you for your recent visit and amazing rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more drinks and tasty appies. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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a
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

As always a very enjoyably meal . Great food, nice surroundings with an acceptable noise level. On of best spots in Yaletown.

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear averyg, thank you for your recent visit and amazing rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more great food. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday party

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on August 12, 2019

Dear Anonymous, thank you for attending a recent birthday celebration and submitting this wonderful rating to WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience, thought our waitress was very personable and friendly. Will definitely return

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your recent visit and amazing rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for another great experience. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was excellent... the only real disappointment was the manager. We booked a reservation for 5ppl and their idea of a table for 5 is a table meant for 4 with a chair added at the end. We asked about pulling over another smaller table for 2 but were told they had too many reservations to do that... yet there were still plenty of open table the whole time. Management - 0 stars... our actual waiter - 10 stars.

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear ScottL, thank you for your recent visit and the overall great rating, especially for the service. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the table you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.c om We are looking forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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d
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love sitting on the patio and love the chicken and the fresh cookies!

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear darrenp, thank you for your recent visit and amazing review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more chicken and delicious house-baked cookies. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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CN
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

West Oak was a pleasant surprise, the quality of food was amazing & fairly price. ! I highly recommend it. We will be back.

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear ChristinaN, thank you for your recent visit and amazing review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Ate on the terrace section on a warm evening. Service very efficient and friendly. Food (mainly fish) was excellent and of sensible portion size. Ambiance very good (though rest of the restaurant was quiet on a Sunday evening)
Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Responded on July 31, 2019

Dear StephenL, thank you for your recent visit and great review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon on our terrace. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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PS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Not a good experience whatsoever. I made a reservation for my wife's birthday and we ended up walking out of the restaurant shortly after our food arrived. We ordered a well done steak x 2 and it came out medium rare for both. A staff member whom I believed to be was the Manager began to explain that was normal for their well done steaks and made it seem like we were being the unreasonable ones. The Manager offered to get us 2 new steaks but said we would be waiting an extra 40 minutes (as we had already waited 30 minutes for our first steak) and made no attempt whatsoever to offer us a complimentary appetizer in the meantime. The service was extremely poor and I will never return!

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on August 7, 2019

Dear Guest, thank you for your recent visit and rating. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the service you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.c om We are looking forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great service/ambiance and food. Will definitely recommend this place to other friends.

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2019

Dear Florence, thank you for your recent visit and wonderful rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some delicious food and drinks. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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NP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic food and ambiance. Entire family including in-laws' first meal in Vancouver, nice selection of seafood and traditional items. Has an upscale look but kids had no problems finding something [roasted chicken]. I certainly recommend for families but definitely for a couple traveling.

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on July 29, 2019

Dear NPRO, thank you for your recent visit and fantastic rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family back very soon for some more delicious seafood and traditional items. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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MW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful room, excellent service and delicious food as always. You can see and taste the care and quality in the dishes. Server was very knowledgeable about the wines and was very attentive.

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on July 31, 2019

Dear MyWay, thank you for your recent visit and wonderful rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more delicious food and drinks. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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LB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a really great time , great environment with open kitchen gives that place something special. Beautiful and kind people in service . Smooth lounge music in background with amazing food. Only minus was, that I ordered wine before main course and it came when we are half of it . Anyway young lady was so nice and busy that we couldn't complain.
Beautiful Saturday evening it was .

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on July 23, 2019

Dear LukasBady, thank you for your recent visit and amazing review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. Please accept our apologies for the delayed wine service and visit us soon again. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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MN
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent all round. Friendly and informative staff. Highly recommend the Chinois prawns - they are to-die-for. I’ll be back

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on July 23, 2019

Dear MairetteN, thank you for your recent visit and wonderful rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some delicious Chinois Prawns and much more. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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JR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very nice evening at the West Oak. Awaome meal and very good service from their team of waiters. The level of the music was a bit high for me, but it was nice music. If I leaving in Vancouver I would return without a doubt!

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Responded on July 17, 2019

Dear JueRose, thank you for your recent visit and wonderful review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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MB
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Decent food. Ok mussels. Great mushroom risotto

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear MichaelB, thank you for your recent visit and nice review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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HG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! Will definitely go again, and the service we got from Leo(?) was above and beyond.

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear HeatherG, thank you for your recent visit and wonderful review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We will make sure to share your comments with the team including Leo, and are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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JR
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to this restaurant for the sablefish. We were not disappointed for it is probably the best sable food dish I've had in many years. The ambience was bright and lively, service was very prompt efficient and understanding especially taking care of vegan dishes for some of our guests. The rest of the appetizers and other dishes was also very very good. We plan to go back again when it is not so hectic like it was just before concert time on Saturday.

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Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear JohnR, thank you for your recent visit and amazing review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more delicious food and sablefish. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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f
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The menu is quite diverse, with a lot of selections to please a variety of tastes. Service was excellent throughout; our server was very friendly & personable and professional at the same time. Food was delicious! I was particularly happy that the sides weren't neglected. Everything was seasoned properly and meat temperatures were spot on.

My sole complaint was the volume level of the music. We arrived at 8:15 PM and everything was great, volume-wise, until about 10:00 PM when the music was just about doubled in volume and the restaurant turned into a quasi-nightclub. If that's your thing, great, but for myself and my friends, we just wanted to go have a great meal and a chat, and this really wasn't our scene.

I would come back for lunch or an early dinner, but wouldn't want to be there during "nightclub hours" again.

West Oak Restaurant
Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear fission, thank you for your recent visit and nice rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We will definitely take your feedback regarding the volume into account and look forward to welcoming you and your friends for some more delicious food. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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BT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was very good. All aspects of the meal worked very nicely.. Table was really wobbly...for those prices, one would think they would be attentive to those kinds of.details! Will go again.

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Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear BTern, thank you for your recent visit and nice review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We will definitely look at the table situation on the patio and are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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M
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating my husband's birthday and both he and my brother-in-law enjoyed the tomahawk platter immensely. My sister and I tried the platter last year for her birthday and wanted our husbands to experience it.

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Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear Mitang, thank you for your recent visit and amazing review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family back very soon for some more delicious Tomahawk platters. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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L
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

We enjoyed our dinner at West Oak. Salmon was well cooked - not at all overdone. My table mates enjoyed their dinners - the scallops and burger.

A small point of irritation - re-cover your banquettes. It makes you look like you don't care.

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Responded on July 13, 2019

Dear Lovelypartyof4, thank you for your recent visit and nice rating of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are actually going through a renovation next week and are looking forward to welcoming you back soon after Friday, July 19th 2019 for some more delicious food. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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m
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent service . Prepared to order locally sourced ingredients. We really enjoyed both the food and ambiance of the West Oak Restaurant in Yaletown section of Vancouver B C.

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Responded on July 4, 2019

Dear mjk29, thank you so much for your recent visit and wonderful review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are indeed very proud of our locally sourced ingredients and delicious food prepared by our team and so excited to read, that this is appreciated by our guests, like yourself! We are looking forward to seeing you again very soon, here in BC and Vancouver. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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PT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service 👍This was my second visit and it impressed me all over again

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Responded on July 4, 2019

Dear PreetiT, thank you so much for your recent visit and amazing review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. Always great to read when guests are returning to us due to the great food and service! We are looking forward to seeing you again very soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening ,superb service and food was amazing. Our server Chelsea was attentive and offered great suggestions and at same time , gave my wife and I space to enjoy our evening. We ordered mussels and calamari for our appetizers followed by pan fried scallops with risotto and sablefish done in miso soy over wild rice and vegetables. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and evening. Highly recommend this restaurant and will be back again.

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Responded on July 4, 2019

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your recent visit and wonderful review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We will share your kind comments with the Chelsea as well as the rest of the front and back of house team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more delicious food. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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MM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kentish was the reason why our dinner was so fun! Also, we forgot the other server’s name but he was very generous with the Parmesan cheese! :)

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Responded on July 2, 2019

Dear MikaelaM, thank you so much for your recent visit and amazing review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We will pass on your comment to Kentish and hope to welcome you back again very soon, in order to enjoy some more delicious food and our great service. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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MM
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Too loud, too dark and food too mediocre for price

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Responded on July 2, 2019

Dear MaryM, thank you for your recent visit and rating. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the meal you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.c om We are looking forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I brought 2 first-time Vancouver visitors from Japan and Taipei for the arrival dinner. All of my guests were really impressive on the food and services here.
We will come back again for happy hour or dinner.

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Responded on July 2, 2019

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your recent visit and amazing review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are so glad to read that your visitors from Japan and Taipei had a wonderful time with us at WestOak and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for our great Happy Hour and dinner options. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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e
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My first visit to West Oak and we went for happy hour. The waiter was super friendly as soon as we sat down and had us immediately very comfortable and laughing. We ordered a variety of plates off the happy hour menu and were surprised by how inexpensive they were. The plates were all very reasonable in size and were quite good! Although we were underwhelmed by the calamari which was quite a softer texture than I prefer mine to be. The West Oak salad I very much enjoyed, as well as the avocado hummus. A nice spot to catch up with friends and/or for date night. I would go back again and try some drinks at happy hour next time!

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Responded on July 2, 2019

Dear esstea, thank you so much for your recent visit and wonderful review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown and our Happy Hour. We will pass on your comment to the culinary team and hope to welcome you back again very soon, in order to enjoy some more delicious food and our friendly service. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great calamari, SUPERB house salad! Salmon dish & lobster linguine were terrific, as was the service. This was our first visit to Vancouver, & we’d definitely dine here again on the next visit!

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Responded on June 27, 2019

Dear Jeff, thank you for your recent visit and outstanding review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon for some more delicious food and terrific service, if you happen to visit Vancouver. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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LV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Highly recommend for brunch or happy hour. Dinner is a bit steep for what you get. Service is inconsistent.

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Responded on June 27, 2019

Dear LauraV, thank you for your recent visit and nice review of WestOak Restaurant in Yaletown as well as our Happy Hour and Brunch. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. With warm regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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KP
London
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Second time here, first was a birthday dinner and was a disaster. This time the food was cold, again, and the service slow. Gave it two chances ..

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Responded on June 25, 2019

Dear KearaP, thank you for your recent visit and rating. We are sad to see that you were not satisfied with the meal as well as service you received and would love to discuss this matter further with you. Feel free to e-mail me at maria@westoakrestaurant.co m We are looking forward to hearing from you. With kind regards, Maria WestOak Manager

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