Renowned casual dining experience
in our own historic Chinatown
Noteable Historic Restaurant
Sai Woo is an iconic staple restaurant located in the heart of Chinatown. Originating in 1930 as Sai Woo Chop Suey, as a tribute to its original predecessor’s we proudly still carry part of its original name.
Sai Woo boasts a beautifully decorated 110 person seated room, with a hidden gem of a fully equipped downstairs event space.
Staple Restaurant Located in One of Chinatowns Heritage Buildings
The redbrick room exudes a casual atmosphere with twinkling lights, a long bar, and cozy booths.
Just beyond the entryway lies a space with rustic charm and homely vibes. Feature walls of exposed red brick are adorned with Chinese embellishments, large decorative paintings, and skylights that bring natural light to lengthen the room. Semi-circular benches are cozied up with scarlet cushions embroidered with words of luck in Chinese. For those seeking more than a meal, there is an unexpected lower level lounge that plays host to Asian-style dishes infused with delightful surprises.
The Ideal Venue for Private Events and Wedding Receptions
Welcome to Saiwoo Restaurant, your top choice for hosting a variety of exceptional private events, including unforgettable wedding receptions. Nestled in the heart of the city, our contemporary and elegantly designed space offers the perfect setting to create lasting memories with your friends, family, and colleagues.
Our adaptable space caters to a diverse range of event types, including:
- Wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners
- Corporate gatherings and business meetings
- Birthday celebrations and milestone anniversaries
- Family reunions and social get-togethers
- Themed parties and holiday festivities
- Exclusive chef’s table experiences and wine tastings
- Networking events and product launches
Drinks then Eat
Unique Taste with
& Modern Twist
Drinks then Eat
Unique Taste with
Traditional & Modern Twist
What People are Saying
This was my second visit to Sami Woo, and I wasn’t disappointed at all. Sai Woo is a unique and one of the oldest restaurants in Vancouver. I think history and modern touches really work there now. It almost feels like this is my most favourite restaurant in Vancouver. You will agree with me with the photos below.
The service is incredible, the food was excellent, great cocktails and wine collection.
I would definitely go back, and I will highly recommend this fantastic restaurant for you to try and you won’t be disappointed!!
This place gets five stars and if there was an option to give more, I would. For starters, you walk and immediately you are struck by the decor, you don’t expect that from the outside. For food we did the chefs menu ($50/person) minimum two. I would say it was an excellent deal as we got more than we bargained for! I wish the sai woo chicken was also part of the menu but if ordering individual entrees the chicken is a must. The cocktail menu is noteworthy, the Sai Woo sour is a must try. Overall this is a must try Asian-fusion cuisine. Chef de Han knows what he is doing!! A special shout out to the “Galbi Meatball Pasta” was my favourite.
What an amazing restaurant In the heart of old Vancouver Chinatown on Pender street. From the cosy ambiance to the culinary vision of Korean Chef Han, and the premier signature cocktails crafted by Chelsea and Dylan. Everything stands out. I love how Chef Han adapted his home traditions to make them accessible to Canadians, it’s definitely a win. I suggest you try the Asian Paella for main course, the Sai Toast for desert, and try any of the delicious appies. They also offer a wine pairing if you order the Chef menu of 7 courses (Minimum 2 pax) for seven courses, there’s also a vegetarian option. And let the bar prepare you suggested pairing with your dishes for $40. They also have a room on basement to host parties and can make it more a night club if you wanna celebrate in style. It’s definitely the kind of place you wanna bring your date on or a large group of friends to spend quality time in style. Korean food is just incredible at this location +++++
Firstly, huge kudos and thank you to our wonderful waitresses, Chiara and Hannah, for their utmost dedicated and attentive service. The atmosphere was comfy and a nice place to enjoy a nice evening.
We haven’t been here since pre-covid. The mocktails are great (along with presentation). Try them all! I’d imagine their cocktails just as good.
Food-wise: sun yet sen garden main (vegetarian) and rack of lamb – awesome. The galbi pasta’s meatballs were heavenly, but the sauce just too heavy handed today with salt. Wasn’t able to catch the manager’s name, but the way she responded to constructive feedback was much appreciated!
Overall we were just so impressed and this level of service is hard to come by these days (we’ve been to a lot of shoddy restaurants lately). It makes us feel valued as customers. Please share our thanks with your team!