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Smile Restaurant

$American, ,
424 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-681-9911
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good52%
  • Average29%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“booths” (4 reviews)
“milkshakes” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Diner, Canadian
424 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 30 August 2017

I'm sorry, but the other reviewers were lucky! My partner and I ate here and had bacon, hash browns and eggs. When the plate was placed in front of me, I thought it was a plate of fried onions. I had to google what hash...More

Thank Chrissy19
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Run by a family who assuredly takes pride in their restaurant. Is it 5-star food, no, but the friendly service and kitchy decor make it a very unique and enjoyable experience

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Their $6.95 is perfect for its price. This isn't Finch's or Nelson the Seagull but rather a homey diner, where everything is homemade and not commercialized. I can always have a good laugh with Lisa and if not, she is at another table filling the...More

Thank dkmjung
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Breakfast or brunch at Smile Diner are not to be missed during your Vancouver stay. For the cruise crowd, this is a short walk from your hotel or Canada Place. Prices are good, the food is delicious, the service is always with a smile, and...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 7 May 2017

There aren't a lot of places like Smile Diner left anymore. First, they do the classic 'Chinese and Canadian food' with a mix of classic diner fare and some standard Chinese dishes. The restaurant is family-owned and run and everything is quite good. Prices are...More

1  Thank d0ndequiera
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I've certainly had worse breakfast experiences but I continue to regret that we squandered an opportunity to have breakfast out at Smile, rather than Finch's or Nelson the Seagull or any number of other considerably better breakfast options in Vancouver's Gastown neighborhood. But, you never...More

Thank emmarytz
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We were made to feel very welcome in this little diner. Our food was served quickly and with a smile.

Thank TravelsWithJay
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great service and staff. Traditional Chinese and Canadian food. Reasonable prices for downtown vancouver

Thank Donald P
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Smile Diner has great food (we had both breakfast and chinese food items) which is served with a smile! Traveling from Saskatchewan, it felt like home to me as it is exactly like the Chinese restaurants that inhabit many small towns in our province. Wish...More

Thank EPJJones
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I decided to try the Smile Diner one morning to get some idea on the type of breakfasts they offered, as the "old fashioned" decor of the restaurant looked interesting. The interior did not disappoint and it reminded me of diners in the '60s or...More

Thank Euro_Traveller-50
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-681-9911
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