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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%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (37 reviews)
“chop suey” (16 reviews)
“shaking beef” (6 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 12:00 am Hours
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
See reviews that mention service was impeccable
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1 - 10 of 289 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago 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 3 days ago

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

Restaurant's Favourite
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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passed by and popped in on a whim... was truly impressed! Server was excellent, recommendations were spot on, gave lots of detail about the dishes and appropriate drink pairings... food was served promptly, was plated artfully, and the flavours were rich and deep but still...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scott B
sallip123, Owner at Sai Woo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you scott. so glad you stumbled upon us :) salli

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I booked the restaurant online and our table was ready on arrival. Very modern restaurant with interesting cocktail bar. Lively environment. Excellent food and great service. My only issue was that the Szechuan spice wasn’t like the Chinese original but was tasty.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NeilT371
sallip123, Owner at Sai Woo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thanks for your review. you are right our flavors have a twist on original dishes. thanks for your feedback we appreciate it ! salli

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to SaiWoo on a Wednesday night and the food and overall experience was very enjoyable. Food I've had my fair share of Asian fusion and SaiWoo has a very unique set of flavors. Its not just Chinese fusion, but a very broad mix of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
8  Thank melly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last night in Vancouver and wanted to try something different and picked Sai Woo based upon overall ratings. I must say I was disappointed-- the food was quite bland and we ended up leaving a lot of the food untouched. The best item we had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a good time here with a small group of friends for a birthday celebration. Enjoyed the cocktails, especially the Sai Woo Sour. Food on the other hand was a bit hit or miss. Nothing came to our table hot, it all tasted like...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank travelmikeVancouver
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
USD 7 - USD 19
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • 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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