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The Lunch Lady, Vancouver, BC

The Lunch Lady

4.6
4.6
289 recensies
30 Can$ en minder
Vietnamees
Populairste tags:
  • Geschikt voor foodies
  • Juweeltje in de wijk
  • Hotspot
Since 1995, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thanh, most famously known as the legendary lunch lady, has served rotating daily noodle soups to Saigon locals and world travelers. 

“It’s like discovering new neighborhoods every few mouthfuls.”
- Anthony Bourdain on Mrs. Thanh’s soups, No Reservations

It has always been a dream of hers to share her food with the world. The moment she met Victoria it was an instant connection—two “lunch ladies” with the same passion. Now, Victoria’s Five Elements restaurant turns a new leaf, becoming the home of Lunch Lady in Vancouver. The humble and inspiring story of Lunch Lady takes its next steps in a city that champions culinary diversity in hopes of introducing the true flavors of Vietnam.



Een tafel reserveren

2 personen

19:00


Vandaag 10 keer gereserveerd

Bezorg- of afhaalmaaltijden bestellen

Afhaalmaaltijd

(604) 559-5938

Andere opties

  • Online bestellen
  • Logo-afbeelding voor Uber Eats

Aanvullende informatie

  • Dinerstijl

    Een hapje eten

  • Keukens

    Vietnamees, Comfortfood, Tapas/hapjes

  • Openingstijden

    Lunch Di–Zo 11:00 uur–14:30 uur Diner Di–Do, Zo 17:00 uur–21:30 uur Vr, Za 17:00 uur–23:00 uur

  • Telefoonnummer

    (604) 559-5938

  • Betalingsmogelijkheden

    AMEX, Betalen met contant geld niet mogelijk, MasterCard, Visa

  • Kledingvoorschrift

    Smart casual

  • Catering

    Email - thelunchladyyvr@gmail.com

  • Private party faciliteiten

    Email - thelunchladyyvr@gmail.com

  • Wijk

    Commercial Drive

  • Kruispunt

    Commercial Drive & Napier St.

  • Parkeerinformatie

    Geen

  • Extra

    Afhaalmaaltijd, Bar/Lounge, Bezorging, Bier, Cocktails, Entertainment, Genderneutraal toilet, Glutenvrije opties, Kurkengeldvergoeding, Neem uw eigen wijn mee, Patio/Buiten eten, Patio/Buiten eten, Roken verboden, Rolstoeltoegang, Uitgebreide bar, Veganist, Wijn

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4.6
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  • 4,6Eten
  • 4,6Bediening
  • 4,3Sfeer
  • 4,2Prijs-kwaliteitverhouding

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  1. DT

    DavidT

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    2 dagen geleden gegeten

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW - just amazing food and service. Oh ya, I will be back!!
  2. JW

    JeremyW

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 24 november 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience. Had the chili prawns, chicken roulade and garlic noodles. All three were a hit. Service and ambience were excellent.
  3. YV

    YVRguy

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    16 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    16 recensies

    Gegeten op 14 november 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drinks. Already booked for dinner again!
  4. SC

    SophiaC

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 12 november 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the lunch lady for my birthday with some family and friends and we absolutely LOVED it! The service, the ambience and the food was perfect. The staff was so lovely and checked in the perfect amount, they also had some awesome recommendations. We got a couple appetizers that were all delicious but our favourite was the carpaccio, we also ordered taro chips and our waiter suggested that we place the carpaccio on top of the taro chips and wow what a beautiful combination. Cant say enough great things about the lunch lady, if you’ve never been please do yourself a favour and go check it out!
  5. JC

    JCeats

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    3 recensies

    4.0

    3 recensies

    Gegeten op 11 november 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, a good dinner. The spring rolls were very standard so wouldn't recommend paying $11 for them. The Wagyu beef pho was unfortunately SO salty, which we did tell our server and she kindly apologized but didn't say if it was meant to be salty. It was the most disappointing and thought it was priced at $32 for a reason...sadly it was not worth it. The crab fried rice was the winner! Would definitely come back just to order that again. The tofu was also very delicious! The sauce on it was amazing and super crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside.
  6. SD

    SaraD

    Ottawa

    3 recensies

    vip
    4.0

    3 recensies

    Gegeten op 6 november 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great except the time limit. Seatings are only 90 minutes in duration so we were ushered out before having time for dessert and without really finishing our dinner conversation with our friends. I don’t think 90minutes is realistic for a Saturday night dinner timeframe. I think lunch lady should extend the allowable time in favour of letting guests have a good experience.
  7. LM

    LauraM

    1 recensie

    4.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 6 november 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious food! Service was attentive, friendly and food came out in a reasonable amount of time. We really liked the steak luc lac with fries and pho bo. We also got a dish with chicken and slaw which was tasty but I'd pass on it next time. Restaurant was noisy due to acoustics. We're looking forward to coming back!
  8. TB

    TashaB

    Calgary / Zuid-Alberta

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 2 november 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and wonderful experience! Will be going back again.
  9. VV

    VivV

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    1 recensie

    4.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 21 oktober 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Best Vietnamese-fusion in town if you don't mind some higher prices and 1.5 hour maximum stays which means no lingering for longer catch ups with friends.
  10. JN

    JacksonN

    1 recensie

    2.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 17 oktober 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Overpriced food for the quality and amount. 34 dollars for a cold steak. There are many other amazing vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver; this restaurant was disappointing.
  11. C

    Courtney

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 13 oktober 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is magnificent and the environment is cozy. Great cocktails. Servers are wonderful.
  12. N

    Natalie

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    3 recensies

    5.0

    3 recensies

    Gegeten op 13 oktober 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my birthday and it was fantastic. Excellent food + beautiful presentation, unique delicious cocktails, and wonderful service despite my father being a lot to handle. They offered a free birthday dessert that was out of this world.
  13. MM

    MonikaM

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    4 recensies

    5.0

    4 recensies

    Gegeten op 9 oktober 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic food and service! I will revisit again soon.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    4 recensies

    5.0

    4 recensies

    Gegeten op 7 oktober 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Food is so good. Four of us shared all the dishes (and we tried almost all of them) everything was well balanced, wonderfully presented and simply delicious. Drinks were on point and service was top drawer. So glad we finally checked it out.
  15. SV

    SugarVan

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    3 recensies

    5.0

    3 recensies

    Gegeten op 29 september 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious , would recommend. Service and food were great
  16. JC

    JessC

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 29 september 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    delicious! highly recommend, fried rice was so yummy and loved the crispy prawns
  17. A

    Allie

    1 recensie

    3.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 24 september 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The vibe is nice for a drink at the bar but the food definitely did not meet my expectations. Bone marrow was drenched in hoisin and over powered the dish, the clams were almost flavourless and under seasoned and the garlic in the noodles was burnt and bitter. I’m not usually interested to write this type of review but I was pretty disappointed in my experience. Initial service was also quite slow.
  18. I

    Iliketotry

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    1 recensie

    1.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 19 september 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    I went with my gf on a Sunday evening, and was looking forward to trying the "world famous" lunch lady, but unfortunately came out disappointed. To start, the food quite honestly was overpriced for the portion. We got the beef noodle soup (pho-bo) and the taste nor the quantity was worth $18. The bone marrow with "secret sauce" which tasted like hoisin (personally love hoisin) was on the salty side and in my opinion not a good complement to the biscuits. The clams served with a rich lemongrass broth had great umami, so we enjoyed that. But again the dishes felt overpriced, although I guess it comes with the name and costs in Vancouver. Service was fine and we didn't experience anything that made us uncomfortable. We sat at the outdoor patio space. That being said, our experience at lunch lady was more mediocre than legendary.
  19. JC

    JustinC

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 18 september 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily some of the best food in Vancouver. The lobster salad was something you just can't find anywhere else.
  20. CN

    ChloeN

    1 recensie

    2.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 16 september 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Food taste is ok, not bad just like other Pho places I’ve tried before but the price is not worth it. Too expensive for the quality. I’ve ordered wagyu Pho but the broth was just a bit warm, so the marrow and wagyu were still so raw after I engulfed in the broth, they put too much Pho noodle for one portion. Never come back again.
  21. JS

    JillS

    1 recensie

    2.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 7 september 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Overhyped and overpriced. Too much dried shrimp in the XO Noodles for my taste. Shrimp perfectly fried but dipping sauce could have used more zip. Waitress was functional but added little to the experience.
  22. CM

    ChanM

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 4 september 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I highly recommend ordering a bunch of plates to share, that way you are able to try a wide variety of different options. My favorite dish that I ordered was the beef carpaccio!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 recensie

    vip
    2.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 28 augustus 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Everything was a bit salty and pricey. Worse than I expected.
  24. J

    Joel

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    116 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    116 recensies

    Gegeten op 25 augustus 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared four menu items. Two starters Rau Xao (stir fried vegetables with garlic. And the Truffle Chicken Salad, outstanding flavors and freshness. The mains were The GA Roll (chicken roulade) - unbelievable preparation, presentation and flavors. And the Pho Bo (House beef noodle soup) great flavor, fresh vegetables, noodles were perfect and the extra fresh herbs were delicious.
  25. A

    Antio

    1 recensie

    2.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 24 augustus 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    This place is so overrated and overhyped the food and drinks was mediocre and not worth the price. Servers can be a bit snobby. Definitely not wasting money or time there.
  26. MP

    MichelleP

    Zuidwest-Florid

    12 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    12 recensies

    Gegeten op 20 augustus 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were delicious. My husband can’t stop talking about the Pho!
  27. Z

    Zdenek

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    3 recensies

    4.0

    3 recensies

    Gegeten op 17 augustus 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service just great. I wish they would have some comfy chairs instead of the stools outdoors. And the windows ought to be washed.
  28. J

    Jedikeeper

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 14 augustus 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent unique flavor combos. More upscale plating & presentation but still dining ambiance is casual . Quite different from usual Vietnanese pho house for sure Great drinks selection . A bit noisy but service was professional & polished.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    2 recensies

    5.0

    2 recensies

    Gegeten op 13 augustus 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good. We enjoyed it
  30. NW

    NolanW

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    3 recensies

    5.0

    3 recensies

    Gegeten op 13 augustus 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Some of the best food in the city at an incredible value. Our favourites were the pork belly skewers, the steak Luc Lac and the Deep fried Mochi with vanilla gelato for dessert. Also got to meet the Lunch lady herself!
  31. IM

    IMHO

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    2 recensies

    3.0

    2 recensies

    Gegeten op 11 augustus 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Service was very fast; likely to ensure the table turns over on time. Felt like eating at a fast food restaurant but with high end pricing. Otherwise, food was good and innovative. Our waitress was also very friendly.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal / Quebec

    3 recensies

    5.0

    3 recensies

    Gegeten op 10 augustus 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The waygu beef pho was good but the broth wasn’t very flavourful. The fried rice and shrimp starter was perfect and the drinks were also very tasty!
  33. HP

    HubertP

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 8 augustus 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Great servers.
  34. AM

    AlanaM

    Seattle / Oost-

    5 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    5 recensies

    Gegeten op 31 juli 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Super vibe, great food and service.
  35. SV

    SharonV

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    11 recensies

    vip
    5.0

    11 recensies

    Gegeten op 30 juli 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic visit. The fresh, interesting and perfectly balanced flavours keep us coming back.
  36. BD

    BrunoD

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 30 juli 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food, great space right in the middle of commercial drive. Strongly recommend getting a reservation as they're always very busy!
  37. JW

    JWILLY

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    1 recensie

    5.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 28 juli 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We will be back to try the other amazing dishes!
  38. JF

    JenniferF

    Vancouver / Brits-Columbia

    2 recensies

    4.0

    2 recensies

    Gegeten op 27 juli 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant and enjoyable meal! Crispy prawns are cravable.
  39. JF

    JadeF

    Ottawa

    8 recensies

    5.0

    8 recensies

    Gegeten op 25 juli 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved our dinner at The Lunch Lady. As travellers, we’re really happy to have stopped since this is exactly the type of place you want to try that’s unique to Vancouver. We took the carpaccio and the crispy prawns as appetizers, which were both awesome! We also took the pork spring roll, but they were quite average and looking back we wouldn’t order again. Our mains were the garlic sauté noodles and the steak, both were delicious! I definitely recommend this spot.
  40. AG

    AllanG

    1 recensie

    3.0

    1 recensie

    Gegeten op 18 juli 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Trendy but over priced. Cramped. Loud. Should have eaten outside on the street. Did not appreciate the tiny table in the middle of the room with servers darting front and back. An attempt at Fusion but much better value at any ma and pa Vietnamese restaurant not in this part of town.

Veiligheidsmaatregelen

  • Reinigen en ontsmetten

    • Oppervlakken worden tussen maaltijden gereinigd
    • Digitale menukaart, wegwerpmenu of hygiënische menukaart beschikbaar.
    • Gemeenschappelijke ruimtes worden dagelijks grondig gereinigd
    • Ontsmettingsmiddel of doekjes beschikbaar voor klanten
    • Contactloze betaling mogelijk
  • Screening

    • Medewerkers zijn gevaccineerd

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Een tafel reserveren

2 personen

19:00


Vandaag 10 keer gereserveerd

Bezorg- of afhaalmaaltijden bestellen

Afhaalmaaltijd

(604) 559-5938

Andere opties

  • Online bestellen
  • Logo-afbeelding voor Uber Eats
Google Maps voor The Lunch Lady

1046 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3W9

Aanvullende informatie

  • Kruispunt

    Commercial Drive & Napier St.

  • Wijk

    Commercial Drive

  • Openingstijden

    Lunch Di–Zo 11:00 uur–14:30 uur Diner Di–Do, Zo 17:00 uur–21:30 uur Vr, Za 17:00 uur–23:00 uur

  • Keukens

    Vietnamees, Comfortfood, Tapas/hapjes

  • Dinerstijl

    Een hapje eten

  • Kledingvoorschrift

    Smart casual

  • Parkeerinformatie

    Geen

  • Betalingsmogelijkheden

    AMEX, Betalen met contant geld niet mogelijk, MasterCard, Visa

  • Extra

    Afhaalmaaltijd, Bar/Lounge, Bezorging, Bier, Cocktails, Entertainment, Genderneutraal toilet, Glutenvrije opties, Kurkengeldvergoeding, Neem uw eigen wijn mee, Patio/Buiten eten, Patio/Buiten eten, Roken verboden, Rolstoeltoegang, Uitgebreide bar, Veganist, Wijn

  • Telefoonnummer

    (604) 559-5938

  • Catering

    Email - thelunchladyyvr@gmail.com

  • Private party faciliteiten

    Email - thelunchladyyvr@gmail.com

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