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Wigwam Restaurant

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440 1st Ave, Ladysmith, British Columbia V0R 2E0, Canada
+1 250-245-3433
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Ladysmith, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where the grand parents and parents take their kids. Personable owner, that recognizes families.

Thank William B
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

With a name like Wigwam, you wouldn't expect fantastic Vietnamese food, but you'll find it at the Wigwam. The Canadian food is fine, classic greasy spoon stuff, Chinese food is reasonable, but what shines is the Vietnamese. And there are so many choices! I'm drooling thinking about it. Mmmm

Thank Alli K
College Station, Texas
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was such a surprise n our trip to Vancouver Island - we liked the food so much we ordered extra to take home. The ambience is ordinary, but the food was some of the freshest and most authentic we've had anywhere.

Thank enjoylife2040
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went to this restaurant many times and then the food was not as good as usual. It has now improved again and is better with a varied menu.

Thank TravelSpirit19
Ladysmith, Canada
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

People have told me around town how good the food was here.....Guess I went in a bad day! Most of what we had was on the cold side and tasted very tacky, the rice was almost of a congealed texture. Not the best value for my dollar and the restaurant was not as clean as it could be, so maybe... More 

Thank Alan H
Nanaimo, Canada
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

wow,i felt like i was in rural B.C 1973, filled the void in a classic way.service was friendly.the food was extremley simple as it was a 6 dollarlunch special ,yes 6 dollars. It was a decent size plate for the buck and the patrons said the buffet in the evening was good.Overall if u require quality probanly not for you.On... More 

Thank 40Dean
Ladysmith, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

My favorite Vietnam food, restaurant on the Island, (genuine) ! Other Asian dishes are very good here too. Nice quiet downtown setting, comfortable surroundings friendly staff & excellent cook. Totally reasonable prices as well. Don't understand the negative reviews (some people can't be pleased by anythings), go see for yourself, you will not be disappointed !!

Thank garf27
Ladysmith, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We liked the look of the menu, and decided there was something for everybody. It was clean enough, but the food was revolting. Gristly grey meat, slimy sauces, microwaved frozen vegetables. I couldn't touch mine. My husband sampled mine and his, but said they were both inedible.

Thank AbsolutelyStarving
Tofino, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We ordered food because we were in a hurry. Unfortunately the food wasn't good at all, and expensive. $50 for 3 dishes and 2 large soups. The nice lady at the desk said there were 8 wantons. One soup had 5 and the other 6. They weren't cooked so they were doughy and not good. There was fake crab logs... More 

Thank Kim B
Ladysmith, Canada
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

The Wigwam is a long time establishment in Ladysmith and does not disappoint. While Ladysmith has many Canadian Chinese takeout restaurants to choose from, the Wigwam is consistent in quality - some other restaurants are not. You will never be surprised with what you get from here. Their honey garlic pork is especially good, as is their spring rolls. They... More 

Thank rwall200

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 1st Ave, Ladysmith, British Columbia V0R 2E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Ladysmith
  • Phone Number: +1 250-245-3433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?