The Pleasant is a wonderfully spacious and relaxed eatery and social house located in vibrant Mount Pleasant. We offer counter-service casual meals and small bites featuring creative Asian and Western comfort food at its best, as well as twenty-four taps showcasing unique local beers, ciders and other drinks. We have an incredible private party room and, in a nod to the building’s history as a billiard hall, we even have a pool table in the main dining room! It’s a friendly gathering place for impromptu get-togethers and special celebrations, with reliably delicious food and drink, great music and a welcoming vibe.
So come on in, Eat, Drink, Stay a while.
MEET THE TEAM
KATE AUYEUNG & RAY NG
Kate has always enjoyed artistic pursuits and understands first-hand the hard work, frustration, and the transformative joys of making and creating something— whether that is beer, wine, food, art or music. She has spent over a decade working as a health sciences researcher, but now that she and Ray have a young family, she is particularly cognizant of the value of culture and community. Kate is thrilled to begin a new chapter in her life, and for the opportunity to support local artists, artisans, and musicians by featuring their work at the restaurant, and doing her part to enhance and strengthen the Mount Pleasant community and neighbourhood, as a whole.
Ray is a digital artist and developer in the gaming industry. He was the first of the children in his family to be born in Canada, and his memories of the family store— his parents operated a small grocery in the 1970’s and 80’s— made an indelible impression on him. Despite the hard work and long hours, his father Hoy, the humblest and kindest man you could ever meet, enjoyed nothing more than chatting with his customers about everything and anything under the sun. The grocery store was not just a place of commerce, but a warm, safe and convivial neighbourhood gathering spot. Like his father, Ray has an affinity for social interaction, an abundance of natural curiosity, passion for sports, as well as a propensity for collecting copious amounts of random trivia.
Kate and Ray have always believed that sharing food is at the heart of our relationships with family and friends. Gathering for a meal means connecting with people, like or different from ourselves, to talk, laugh, argue, celebrate, or commiserate. Eating is about more than sustenance, it is fuel for the soul, a journey, and an exploration. The Pleasant, which arose out of their mutual desire to build a business which is true to their core values and interests. They are grateful to be supported by an amazingly talented team who share their vision, commitment and enthusiasm to make The Pleasant a neighbourhood icon.
Jason is a veteran of the Vancouver hospitality scene with over 20 years of experience under his belt. Having worked in a diverse range of establishments from top-tier five-star restaurants to laid-back biker bars, Jason has accrued an unparalleled wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things food and drink. Over the course of his career, he has developed an adventurous and discerning palate, and Jason loves nothing more than to share his passion and expertise with guests. He is equally comfortable mixing up the perfect cocktail, suggesting a delicious wine pairing, or discussing the latest trends in our vibrant craft beer scene. He is always happy to chat, answer questions, make recommendations or offer a friendly high-five. Personable, professional, and incredibly hard-working, he’s a gem!