Sai Woo

Asian in Gastown & Chinatown

There's a film-set look to the exterior of this contemporary restaurant that resembles a replica of an old Hong Kong restaurant. But the long, slender interior is a candlelit cave with a lounge-like vibe. Expect a wide array of Asian dishes, from Szechuan spicy-beef noodles to Korean-style barbecued-pork pancakes, and consider the happy hour (5pm to 6pm) with half-price dumplings.

Save time to snap a photo of the neon rooster sign outside; it's a replica of the original one that graced the building for many years.