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Wigwam Restaurant

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440 1st Ave, Ladysmith, British Columbia V0R 2E0, Canada
(250) 245-3433
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
rwall200
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Ladysmith, Canada
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Tofino, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 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 

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Ladysmith, Canada
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 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 

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Thank rwall200
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

If you visit Vancouver Island, Ladysmith BC have a resto that will fill your hungry tummy if you like Vietnamese cuisine. we love their Pho and the kids like their fried chicken wings.

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Thank footloose36
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Where else do you get chinese food and vietnamese pho and have a name like the "Wigwam". It is famous in this town. Lunches are ridiculously cheap and dinner very reasonable. They have all you can eat buffet or order from good men of either Chinese or Vietnamese. You have to try their french fries! Best in town. The place... More 

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1 Thank Carol073
Chemainus, Canada
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Sorry but this food was greasy, not like any chinese food I had eaten. The place is old and in need of repair. The condiments had not been cleaned and the staff did not understand me (english speaking) and brought me truly the worst chinese food I have attempted to eat.

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2 Thank LINDYLOUKNOWS
Vancouver Island
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The service was quite good. Decent Chinese food and they also offer a Vietnamese menu as well as western selections

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San Tan Valley Az
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had left Calgary in June and were looking for a decent place for our Chinese taste buds, this was one of 2 in Ladysmith and the other on the highway was not worthwhile. The food is OK, just OK, not much by way of variety and it could have done with some more spices, I just hate spending over... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had lunch here - somewhat quirky place in a heritage building, serves Canadian style Chinese food and reasonable Vietnamese food. service was friendly and the other patrons seemed to be locals. Usually a good sign.

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Alberta
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

All I can say is if you're a fan of terrible Chinese food, you'll love this place. The lemon chicken is bathed in lemon pie filling and the chicken balls are slathered in dark red sauce which could double as bloos in a horror movie.

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Thank cdnsun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

I've gone to this restaurant ever since I was a small child and my mom used to be a waitress there. They have new owners now but it's still great service the only thing that my family misses is the veal cutlets they used to serve it was a traditional thing to go down there and have veal cutlets with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 1st Ave, Ladysmith, British Columbia V0R 2E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Ladysmith
  • Phone Number: (250) 245-3433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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