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440 1st Ave, Ladysmith, British Columbia V0R 2E0, Canada
(250) 245-3433
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 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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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 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 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 

Thank Kim B
Ladysmith, Canada
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank rwall200
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4 reviews
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.

Thank footloose36
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Chemainus, Canada
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Chinese, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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

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