Sai Woo Chop Suey

An iconic staple restaurant in Chinatown

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Tuesday – Thursday : 5pm – 11pm
Friday – Saturday : 5pm – 12am
Sunday – Monday : Closed


The Unique Pan-Asian Cuisine of Sai Woo is Contemporary and Adventurous.

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.

Our mission is to embody the rich history of Vancouver’s Chinatown, with a modernized flair. We aim to provide a casual, elevated dining experience with Asian inspired cuisine and carefully crafted cocktails.

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In the heart of Chinatown, a historic storefront conceals the secrets of Sai Woo.

We serve Asian Inspired Fusion Cuisine created with Chef’s Han and Takumi’s skills, using fresh local ingredients with surprising, light hearted twists. Diners Choice award on OpenTable with 4.4 stars and a 96% recommendation. Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor for third year running. Awarded runner up for Best Interior Design by Vancouver Magazine. Rated #9 out of 3000 Vancouver restaurants by TripAdvisor.


The Ideal Venue for Unforgettable Private Events and Wedding Receptions

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.

At Sai Woo, we pride ourselves on providing a unique experience for our guests, blending our culinary expertise with unparalleled service and a sophisticated ambiance. Our dedicated team works closely with you to ensure your event is a true reflection of your vision, resulting in a personalized and memorable occasion.

Our adaptable space caters to a diverse range of event types, including:

  1. Wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners
  2. Corporate gatherings and business meetings
  3. Birthday celebrations and milestone anniversaries
  4. Family reunions and social get-togethers
  5. Themed parties and holiday festivities
  6. Exclusive chef’s table experiences and wine tastings
  7. Networking events and product launches

Our talented chefs meticulously craft each dish, utilizing fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create a menu that appeals to all palates. From traditional fare to innovative fusion cuisine, our offerings showcase the rich cultural heritage and diverse flavors that have made Saiwoo a distinguished culinary destination.

With state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, customizable lighting, and a dedicated events coordinator, you can trust that every detail of your event, including your dream wedding reception, will be handled with the highest level of professionalism and care.

Discover why Sai Woo Restaurant is the ultimate choice for hosting your next private event or wedding reception. Contact us today to start planning your unforgettable celebration!”


More Than 650 Google reviews


Madhawa D.

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!!


Esfar Zuhayr

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.


CAl Kay

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.


Alex Y.

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!




Roku Gin, Suze, lillet blanc, peach bitters + lemon twist

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Japanese Highball

Suntory Toki Whiskey, Nikka Days, infused with yuzu. peel, citrus bitters

38 Parallel

2 oz soju, citric malic acid, orange bitters, simple syrup + sugared rim