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Five Elements Cafe

1046 Commercial Dr | Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3W9, Canada
+1 604-559-5938
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good57%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“thai curry” (2 reviews)
“spring rolls” (3 reviews)
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10:00 - 21:00All hours
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
1046 Commercial Dr | Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3W9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We went to 5 Elements hoping to get a good meal at a good price, and we weren't disappointed! We had the chicken satay stir fry, and the curry chicken stirfry. They were ready in great time, and the food was brought piping hot to...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Will definitely have to go back and try more items on their wide selection. We tried the Wonton soup for $4.00. Prices are reasonable, portions are generous. Food very tasty and enjoyable. Give them a try.

Thank IrishKnight1942
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A great place for good Vietnamese food! My favourite is the bun bo wei (#14) especially tasty pho! The fresh rolls are delicious! The owners are awesome friendly people. Nice stop while you stroll Commercial Drive.

Thank Jannifer L
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Who trains staff to mop the floors while one is eating. It was 30 minutes until closing and I guess the guy wanted to leave promptly. But, c'mon! I'm eating...and you're mopping right next to my table. I had the sate pho with beef. Ample,...More

Thank CaliforniaFellow
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The place is ok in terms of decor but the food is way better than what you might expect. They have also the submarines (food on a baguette) which I will have to try another day. The sizzling hot plate I had was very good....More

Thank Luciano N
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My friend lives in Commercial Drive. There aren't so many Vietnamese restaurants around here and we wanted to try this restaurant after checking some reviews. This restaurant is a cafe style - casual restaurant, and we went to the cashier to order food after we...More

Thank ryont
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent the sizzling hot plate and the spring roll with vermicelli noodle bowl was flavourful and the portion was a good size. The prices are reasonable. The decor is simple but clean. Finding parking can be difficult but try the side streets that's...More

Thank Bugqueen
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Deil style/ line up to order. The coffee was average, the spring rolls are ok, and the pho are ok kinda bland .... No spicy with over cooked noodles. In nice area of the city. The space could host larger group. Looked family/ kid friendly.

Thank wildmountainroses
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Been here a few times now and have tried different things. All have been really good, and generous portion size. The Tom Yum was my favorite. Not a fancy place, but it's clean and the people are friendly. You order at the counter, and the...More

Thank Mamr1958
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Great Vietnamese flavours. I had the spicy seafood and pork vermicelli and couldn't quite finish the generous portion. Complimentary water and black tea are available at the counter.

Thank onditquoi
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises
of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy
counter-culture. Straddling the line between
sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by
students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups,
and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat
counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1046 Commercial Dr | Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3W9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-559-5938
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