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Floata Seafood Restaurant

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400-180 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 4E9, Canada
+1 604-602-0368
Today
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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charlottesville
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So happy to find this wonderful place for dim sum. Large dining room on second floor 1 block west on Keefer from the Sun Yat-Sen garden. Large menu and everything we tried was terrific.

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Thank cvillediner
Portland, OR
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the shrimp dumplings. They were hot, fresh, large and delicious for $6 per 4. There is parking for the restaurant. You order off a menu, they don't come around with carts.

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Thank GlobalTravellers12
Toronto, Canada
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181 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended by the local. It was almost 5pm when I arrived, so no more dim sum was served. They had dinner menu instead. I ordered hot and sour soup, scallops and black fungus, and general Tso's chicken. I was not too impressed. It didn't taste as good as I was expected, especially for general Tso's (when compared... More 

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Thank Silvi S
Richmond, Canada
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559 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This restaurant is located in the building on the Southeast corner of Columbia and Keefer Streets. We arrived around 12:15 and the restaurant was not overly busy; maybe a 100 guests in this cavernous restaurant. My spouse and I shared the following: • Chiu chow rissole – 3 steamed diced meat & vegetable dumplings for $4.75; okay and average tasting... More 

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Seattle
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153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This was recommended by the hotel concierge. We arrived early...so not a LOT of people there. No dimsum carts anymore...but ordering from the menu with pics was fine and no problem. Food came out quickly and was tasty. Staff was very friendly and checked in w/ us a few times. Nice portions! Overall, very satisfying!

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Thank XManNL
Whitehorse, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This was our second visit to the Floata. It's a huge place! We went on a Sunday morning and unfortunately they no longer seem to do the carts for dim sum. Disappointing, as ordering from a menu just isn't the same. The portions and dumplings were huge. That can be OK but I personally felt it was a bit too... More 

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Thank deblaur
Kelowna, Canada
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128 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

There was a time when Chinatown was bustling and busy and there was a dim sum tea house on every corner and all of them was packed. That was 40 years ago. Today, we came back to the same neighbourhood to see "For Lease" signs all over the place, empty stores, and very few restaurants. In fact, we had to... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Drove from whistler and we were looking for a place that was open. Luckily we found this great restaurant. We arrived after 130pm and we were 10 in our party. Luckily they were still open and they accepted us. We ordered a variety of dimsum and everything we ordered was excellent! I frequent Hong Kong and I can say the... More 

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Thank chefIpad
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Great food, good service, and reasonably priced. Huge restaurant, with a nice atmosphere. Centrally located in Chinatown. Will return again soon.

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Thank sdmcmahon
West Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The waiters were so busy scampering about, so I guess that's why we couldn't get prompt dim sum service. Half the restaurant was partitioned off for a private event... but the noise travelled through, and it sounded like a karaoke contest of squabbling ducks. The food was passable, but several of us in our group later complained of a msg... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400-180 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 4E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-602-0368

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
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 diners to the table. More that that, it has a hip experimental vibe to it, with trendy pop-ups and catchall market shops. The biggest of Canada's Chinatowns, it is also home to an expansive Chinese garden whose manicured grounds inspire and delight, its ponds and pagodas drawing walkers in for an stroll. Take in the red streetlights, the playful awnings, and the upbeat air that suffuse this area.
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