We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Floata Seafood Restaurant

Neighborhood:
Chinatown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
400-180 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 4E9, Canada
(604) 602-0368
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 117: English reviews
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
159 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We tried a few dim sum dishes like shrimp dumpling, crab meat dumpling, chicken feet, steamed bun w chicken, and fish fillet rice roll. They were just so so. The restaurant was big but not all the tables were occupied. Service could be better.

Helpful?
Thank Joseph20131008
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A seafood restaurant that does not sale seafood. Foods are ok and portions are reasonable sized, but waiters were unprofessional and poor attitude, worst of all they insisted on a 15% tips! Very disappointed, One star is just about too many.

Helpful?
Thank Wing L
Smithers, B.C.
Level Contributor
254 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I last visited this place about 15 years ago. It is about the same, but now one orders dim sum dishes rather than pick from carts which are pushed past. Prompt, friendly service. Good dishes. Reasonable prices.

Helpful?
Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Brownsville, Texas
Level Contributor
73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was a recommendation from our Historical Chinatown tour guide when we asked for a place for lunch. The dim sum is to die for. It is authentic, fresh and flavorful. The portions were perfect. Easy to place your order on an order form found on your table. Will definitely return.

Helpful?
Thank campi4
Wiesbaden
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent , not salty you so often encounter A very balance taste and fresh produce used. However it looks like total mayhem in the restaurant . Our appetizer arrived After the soup because the one we ordered was no longer available. It seems there is no coordination at all. Yet we enjoyed the food.

Helpful?
Thank Rob P
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
135 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not expect authentic Chinese food here. It was quite a disappointment. We requested for Chinese menu. It is eventually a bi-language menu. Nothing special about it. The food was of average quality I guess China Town is not the right place to get Authentic Chinese Food. In additional, the location might not be the safest in Vancouver.

Helpful?
Thank 08180326
Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by our tour guide and didn't disappoint. Excellent lunch. Mainly Asian clientele which says something as to the quality of the food. Fresh ingredients. Prompt service. Will be returning.

Helpful?
Thank messher
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really bad dim sum ! Stay away Pictures aren't accurate We were recommended it by a shop keeper but greasy huge expensive portions Really disappointing

Helpful?
Thank Robin M
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Floata was a bit difficult to find at first. It is on the third floor of building in Chinatown that has street numbers somewhat obscured. The restaurant has a Chinese menu and a tourist menu. We were first given tourist menu and requested the other menu. The seafood dishes are great. Lots of live seafood available. Not much atmosphere but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Harriette U
Lansing, Michigan
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This restaurant seems to be very popular with Chinese people as they made up about 90% of the customers. They have a huge dinning room crowded with large round tables. They provide a brief, plastic coated menu of pictures of many food choices, but no description. There is an order form for you to fill out with writing in Chinese,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Brian N

Travelers who viewed Floata Seafood Restaurant also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
 

Been to Floata Seafood Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400-180 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 4E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (604) 602-0368

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Floata Seafood Restaurant and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Floata Seafood Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
With the recent exodus of massive new building projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas; is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before. Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking, Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes diners to the table. More that that, it has a hip experimental vibe to it, with trendy pop-ups and catchall market shops. The biggest of Canada's Chinatowns, it is also home to an expansive Chinese garden whose manicured grounds inspire and delight, its ponds and pagodas drawing walkers in for an stroll. Take in the red streetlights, the playful awnings, and the upbeat air that suffuse this area.