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Cuisine type

  • Vietnamese,

Features

  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Restaurant With Delivery Services,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Family,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6K3
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

Meet the owner

Oversized photographs hang along the wall inside Yaletown's House Special Vietnamese Restaurant; the brightly coloured images vividly capture the life and times of three generations of family life. As chef and co-owner Patrick Do gives a tour of his sleek Vietnamese eatery, he chuckles at the image of himself as a young boy of four sitting on a Molson Canadian box. “This photo was taken at my parents first Vancouver restaurant...I guess I found ways to amuse myself,” he recalls with a grin. “My sister and I spent a lot of time at both our parents’ restaurants: Green Lemongrass and Broken Rice.”

Today, Patrick's sister Victoria Do serves as House Special's co-owner and general manager, and she has her own childhood memories from those early years in her parents' restaurants. “My earliest recollections are from when I was six years old," she says of the family-owned eateries. "Apparently, there are even photos of us strapped to our uncle Hing while he washed dishes.”

Read the story of House Special

Ratings & Reviews - House Special

How would you rate this business?
September 22, 2019

The service here is very attentive and kind! My friends and I were impressed with the aesthetic of the restaurant, as well as with the food (both in terms of presentation and taste)!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2019

Thanks so much Victoria...and thanks to your team. Fantastic meal, really great flavors, and excellent service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2019

Super delicious, and space on the patio on a hit sunny evening! Really delicious food and great service. Some portions a little small but very tasty! Amazing cocktails.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 15, 2019

Hi, I was really happy the restaurant was accommodating and large enough to host a bigger group. However, the service was really bad. The server was tossing our food onto the table and we found it comparable to a hongkong fast food restaurant. The server forgot an order as well and did not apologize. The food was cold, like the spring rolls, fried bun. Overall was a very disappointing experience. We will not be returning there again. I am sorry for harsh review but we were looking forward to what your restaurant had to offer. Regards, Moneesh

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

June 2, 2019

never disappointed! favourite is shaken beef & papaya salad

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 19, 2019

Excellent evening. Friendly, diplomatic staff and great food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2019

Love this place every time I go!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2019

Excellent food and service. Suggestions: please put a hook inside bathroom to hang purse. Thanks

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2019

AMAZING food and outstanding service!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 23, 2019

Love the great memu that's like no other. Never disappointed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 6, 2019

Good presentation however Pho soup was not hot enough to cook the rarebeef.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

December 13, 2018

Was recommended by a friend. Everything was beautifully presented, and incredibly delicious. Will be back soon

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 7, 2018

always a great spot

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 2, 2018

Great food, great service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 2, 2018

One of my favourite spots in town! We had our going away dinner here and couldn't think of a better spot to have spent our last dinner in Vancouver. Thanks guys!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 31, 2018

Loved the vegan options

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 26, 2018

Really great and innovative food and nice servers and a great bartender. Some of the food came out in the wrong order - but the food is so great, we didn't care that much. Next time we'll order the appetizers, then wait until we're done to order the mains. The lighting could be a bit dimmer and the huge sports screen doesn't lend itself to a nice atmosphere for dining, but again, the food is so good, it's ok.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 20, 2018

The server was very helpful in ensuring we had a great vegan meal. Very pleasant, casual restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 18, 2018

We really enjoyed our lunch at this restaurant. There is a deck but we opted to eat inside. Service was friendly and good with our server willing to help us out with more detailed descriptions and recommendations. Would definitely go back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 29, 2018

You wern't open at 5:00 pm.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

July 10, 2018

Excellent service and very friendly!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 13, 2018

Tantalizing flavours, interesting combinations of ingredients, good value.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 17, 2018

Amazing food. We were a group of 12 and the service was great. We had two babies and the restaurant was not loud while still cozy so it was perfect. Great experience!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 4, 2018

We come here all the time and love it. Last night our food didn't come out together, so one of us had to wait quite a while for our food, which was a bit annoying, but definitely not going to stop us from going back! We really love the vegan pho and satay fried rice, but have never been disappointed with anything we have ordered.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

March 23, 2018

My 3rd time going to House Special and it didn't disappoint. The beef entrée and the green beans were particularly delicious. Also made it for the last half hour of happy hour between 5.30 - 6.30pm. You can't fault $4 wine. I look forward to trying more cocktails next time

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2018

Another amazing meal at House Special!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 20, 2018

I love this place! The food is very creative and very tasty. And the folks who own the place also run it, so they are on the premises and care about every little detail. I could eat here every day.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 14, 2017

Amazing food & service :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 2, 2017

Amazing! Loved it Will definitely be back

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

October 22, 2017

Excellent Vietnamese food, keep it up

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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