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Sai Woo

158 Pender St E | between Main st. and Columbia st. on south side of Pender st., Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T3, Canada
+1 604-568-1117
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dumplings” (38 reviews)
“chop suey” (16 reviews)
“shaking beef” (6 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Korean, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
158 Pender St E | between Main st. and Columbia st. on south side of Pender st., Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T3, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sai Woo
1. Beautiful Ambience
"Wow, Vancouver has just cranked it up a notch"
See reviews that mention great asian fusion
2. Super Friendly Service!
"I could not have chosen a better place"
See reviews that mention service was impeccable
3. Fantastic Large Party Venue
"The service was impeccable and the canapes were delicious"
Marvin P
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1 - 10 of 294 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great find. In chinatown a quick cab ride from downtown. It was so nice to eat a different meal after a few weeks in North America. Asian-Korean fusion. Every dish was lovely. We tried to get in again but was booked out. Will...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank FamilyTravelJunkkie
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I came across Sai Woo on instagram and thought the photos looked amazing. I was not disappointed, the food was so good, great decor, nice atmosphere and the service by Tracey/Head Chef was brilliant. Tracey helped my husband and I choose the right amount of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank RKgt89
sallip123, Owner at Sai Woo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks for the review. Tracey is an excellent part of the Sai Woo team and so glad you got to meet Chef Issac! please join us again soon when back in Vancouver. Salli

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic customer service and a fun atmosphere. Food is delicious, and be sure to try the sake bombs.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank twalker21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about Sai Woo was fantastic! Delicious food and cocktails, and amazing friendly and attentive service. Our waitress went out of her to make sure we had an awesome evening. The Chinese paella, confit duck buns and Taiwanese popcorn chicken were the highlights of our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank s2112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had our 2018 Company Christmas Party at Sai Woo and they were amazing. The owner & chef were super accomodating during the planning phase and the event itself was amazing - the staff were super friendly and the food was delicious!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 2019tarynh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to flag down the waiter for every drink, order, food and wine. Two dishes were served before our cocktails arrived and our wine arrived after asking for it twice and we were finishing our last dish. Bartender had to come around to the table...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank shellturner19
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I found Sai Woo to be a gem with authentic decor in the heart of Chinatown. The food was excellent in taste and presentation. Our evening highlight was the service by the warm engaging staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gordon M
sallip123, Owner at Sai Woo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

thanks gordon for taking the time to share your experience. salli

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Went there with friends, great dumpling appetizers, great atmosphere. They only open at 4:30pm though. Would be a great place for lunch too.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Darpell
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Went to Sai Woo for my birthday dinner with some close friends and I could not have been happier with my entire experience! The restaurant has a cool, trendy, historic setting partnered with incredible food and beverages. The service was fantastic, our server Tracey was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RyanDoops
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

I have booked many large and small dinners and events here, and I've always had an amazing experience. The staff are very friendly and accommodating, the food is incredible and the cocktails are wonderful. It is always a treat to come here, and any friends...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LordOfTheHacks
With the recent exodus of massive new building
projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which
has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas;
is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before.
Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian
cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking,
Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a
space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Pender St E | between Main st. and Columbia st. on south side of Pender st., Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-1117
  • E-mail
In the heart of Chinatown an historic storefront conceals the secrets of Sai Woo. Our modern dining room serves asian-inspired cuisine created with fresh ingredients and surprising, lighthearted twists. Cocktails are crafted with precision using top-shelf liquors, fine teas, and exotic fruits. We invite you to join us to write an enchanting new chapter in the history of Sai Woo. our upstairs dining room seats 100 and hidden downstairs lounge holds 75.
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