West Oak Restaurant

4.5
948 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
Located in the heart of Yaletown, West Oak is a bustling, modern-rustic space featuring white oak décor and a buzzing open kitchen. Vancouver’s go-to spot for fine cuisine and a serene dining experience, West Oak is the perfect place for relaxed evenings among good company.

With three exceptional menus, we have something for every time of the week:
Monday - Friday Dinner from 3:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday & Sunday Brunch from 10:30AM - 3:00PM
Happy Hour Everyday 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will not be taking any parties larger than 6 guests. Thank you for your understanding.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 948 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
Value
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KristineE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in Yaletown. Whether it’s for a night out with my girls or a dinner out with couples, West Oak is my go to restaurant.
The food was superb as always. Our waiter was phenomenal. Very attentive, and he new when to engage and when not to interrupt. He definitely made our experience enjoyable.

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May16Sixty
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

relaxing and safe, fast & professional service with tasty dishes (grilled salmon & chicken of their Taste of Yaletown menu)
though dessert (cookies) beyond my sweet level, like this first try thank you

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Molley59
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We dined on the Taste of Yaletown menu. It was very tasty and good value. One of our guests chose to not have the special menu and ordered a tenderloin steak. He was served a ribeye by mistake. The kitchen quickly rectified the issue and the staff were very apologetic. Everything worked out well for all. We'd return.

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Minxly
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I'm a long time fan of West Oak and keep coming back for the consistently great food, attentive and friendly staff and great vibe. They know how to mix a great cocktail, are always accommodating with dietary tweaks and their Chinoise Prawns are fabulous! I have introduced many friends and colleagues over the years to West Oak. Though I am disappointed they took their small charcuterie board off the menu--it was a fav of mine, they still have the best happy hour around.

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SandyD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and service was amazing! I would suggest changing the music as the loud dance music really didn't suit the atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This place is amazing!! Great, friendly staff. Food is delicious! Amazing atmosphere and ambiance!! We got the calamari, the shrimp, hummus, lamb and it all tasted spectacular! Great drinks too

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JerryG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. Such a hidden gem this establishment is. The service was 5/5! I love this little place. Can’t wait to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

Reservation was for 9:15 we waited outside for 45 minutes before they sat us at 10:00.. Server showed up to our table one time the whole night we had to go to the bar to get the bill.

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BerniceC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Quiet on the patio. The entrees were nothing special, I can cook as well at home.

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Squeak63
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was a little slow but the restaurant was busy and a big table came in celebrating a baby shower. Our appetizers and entree came at the right time then there was a lull where we thought we had been forgotten about. Our server was very apologetic and did her best.
The music was a bit too loud for us as we are older and can’t hear as well as we used to.
Loved the ambience though and the food was amazing. This is our 2nd visit to this restaurant and we will definitely come back.
Loved those chinois prawns, the salmon and those yummy cookies!!

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vipSethG
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was excellent value for the money. Portions were good and food was well presented.
Server seemed a bit pre-occupied. Gave me the wrong wine and we hardly saw him but it was busy.

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FunLovinGirl
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Ordered the sable fish, 14 oz ribeye, Caesar salad and spicy shrimp. Our server was on point with everything. Friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Food was absolutely delicious. The only thing was one of the managers dipping into the bar condiments with his hand to eat an olive. Would highly recommend.

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MorganH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere!

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BonnieJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the cauliflower soup! Absolutely delicious 🤤

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GASTON
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Absolutely recommended

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tais
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We sat outside under the covered and heated patio which was really pleasant. super cool atmosphere!

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vipFoodietoo
Puerto Vallarta
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant. The food was excellent. I had the salmon dinner which came with potatoes and tasty vegetables. There was also a delicious sauce. My partner had the lamb shank. Crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. Also with gnocchis and fresh vegetables. Great service too.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Don’t recommended, it is nothing special. There are much better restaurants in Vancouver for the same price.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It was lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice ambience with great service and good food

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vipBanshee
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Always a great happy hour with a variety of delicious appies and great G&T's all reasonably priced. The happy hour red wine is not so good but the fries are the best! And just an odd comment that our knives and forks kept falling off our plates as they are pretty heavy while the side plates are not flat or that big to rest a knife and fork firmly it seemed! Weird, but all good other than that.

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vipSunny
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had the Salmon and the Chicken !! Both were very delicious and on the top the drinks were great. Great vibe location for a Friday night dinner.

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vipJoAC
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent! They didn’t rush us and came back to check on our table often but not too much. Very nice server who helped me get a stain out of my shirt! Food was amazing and ambiance was just perfect for friends catching up.

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Noname
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was creative - avocado hummous was delicious. The Wednesday wine was great!
Service was adequate.
Overall enjoyed but wouldn’t recommend or return with the many other options we know.

JM
JamieM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! It’s so hard to find great service these days. The food was fresh and delicious, and our server Dom was really nice. Everyone worked together as a team, all were so attentive. Loved it and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I went with my family for my dad’s birthday and we had a good time! The server was kind and prompt and the ambience was chill. It wasn’t as loud as I thought the reviews would be. For tapas we ordered the chinois prawn and beef carpaccio which were both well enjoyed by everyone. The prawns were very flavourful and the carpaccio had complex, full flavours that paired super well with the toasted bread and sweet balsamic glaze. As a side, we also ordered the truffle fries—nice crisp and very delicious.

For entrees, we ordered 4 to share. The star was definitely the maple soy sablefish. 9/10, It was cooked to perfection, so tender and juicy. The flavours really came together for this dish. The truffle mushroom risotto was average; the truffle and mushrooms did not come out and it was definite not not creamy enough, 6.5/10. Next up, we had the bolognese pasta. It was better seasoned than the risotto, but not saucy enough. These two missed the mark a little, also a 6.5/10. Finally, we ordered the 14oz ribeye medium rare. It came almost well done so we asked for it to be redone. The steak looked cooked properly this time, but the flavours also missed the mark and there weren’t sauces that could come with the steak, 6/10.

Sangria 7/10

If you go, definitely recommend trying the seafood, fish, and tapas.

Overall I still had a good time with the family.

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BeverlyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing dinner, with great service and atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

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JacquelineG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had Yousef as our server. He was fantastic. Most definitely will be coming back and requesting him and table 14!!

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BuckeyeYVR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the Moscow Mules were "kickin" and the Prawns are to die for!!! Our bartender/server was great.....and kept all we needed coming!!!

My "go to" spot in Yaletown to make my guests happy!!!

Will be back!!

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Food5
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Great food, however service was not the greatest. Waitress was unpleasant and made some off hand comments.

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vipCorr
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We arrived at 6 on a Sunday, before the restaurant was filled. Service was prompt and good during the meal. For us the problem was that later during the meal the management turned up the volume of the music (which had a loud beat). They did accommodate our request to lower the volume somewhat. For us it was still too loud and we hurried to finish our meal and retreat. While the food was good, we would warn friends about the potential for loud music.

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DWG10
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

My family took me for my Birthday dinner. We are a semi regular customer and usually have fantastic meals at West Oak. The appies were spot on as was my sons Roast Chicken, my wife’s Salmon (great as always). The roast lamb shank was not what I was hoping for. It was not as tender or as flavorful as I would have expected. The risotto was OK but lacked seasoning / salt. The service was good as always but the noise level due to a larger table of very loud and rude younger folks basically was a little off putting.
We will be back but not ordering the lamb shank again.
West Oak has proven always a great spot so one so so dish doesn’t nudge me away.

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Dora
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The prawns, beef carpaccio, & lamb lollipops were outstanding. Very happy we tried this place. We will certainly be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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KimB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would highly recommend!!! Everything from the food, the service, the decor, the location, the ambience and the energy was outstanding!

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GaryH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

West Oak has done a good job of implementing measures to manage Covid without ruining the ambience.

As far as the quality of food, it was very good. I was not blown away, but the quality of food was reasonable for the price and given the Yaletown location.

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Bets
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

our waiter, Keagan was outstanding. the food on the other hand was disappointing

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Penpen
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was great, but the service might need to be improved.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great patio happy hour meal over all. Just that our table was right by the checkin area and there was no plexiglass separating. We moved our table a foot away from the checkin area ourselves as people in the checkin area were talking without masks… The restaurant should really put a plexiglass there…

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vipFayeN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will be back. Great place.

FAQs

West Oak Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. West Oak Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 629-8808.

West Oak Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 948 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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