Downtown Vancouver Restaurant Guide
Suitable for Every Palate
No matter your preference or mood, there are plenty of Vancouver West End restaurants to please your palate! Indulge in inventive French cooking at Le Crocodile, go organic at Raincity Grill, and stay longer at Sunset Inn & Suites in order to take advantage of the many fine downtown Vancouver restaurants.
Sunset Inn & Suites Staff’s Top 10
GUU- Japanese “Izakaya” 4 downtown locations
Guu serves home style Japanese food in a loud and electric atmosphere. Food is served from an open kitchen and the dishes are generally tapas-sized.
“This is a short trip to Tokyo.
Leave your worried behind.”
La Provence- French/Mediterranean, 1177 Marinaside Cres.
Jean Francis and Alessandra Quaglia, both chefs, met in France while brushing shoulders in the kitchen of several premier hotels. Romance and marriage followed soon after.
They worked together again in Vancouver at the Wall Center Hotel. In December 1997 they bravely embarked upon a project called Provence Mediterranean Grill. The restaurant won Gold for Best Bistro in the 2002 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Building on their success, and wishing to share their love of French/Italian cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere, they bring you Provence Marinaside on Vancouver's trendy Yaletown waterfront. Beautiful, flavourful food without pretense. What more could you ask for?
Vij’s –Indian Fusion, 1480 West 11th Ave.
A fitting introduction to the world of Vancouver food is Vij’s, easily among the finest Indian restaurants in the world.
Vikram Vij, who works the front of the house (his wife, Meeru, runs the kitchen), is a man of taste, and it shows immediately in the furnishings (you can’t miss the museum-quality teak door), the place settings (all the pottery is handmade in Vancouver) and the food. “The menu changes frequently, but it’s hard to go wrong.”-Mark Bittman-NY Times
Cardero’s- Seafood and Chophouse, 1583 Coal Harbour Quay
Like many Vancouver pubs, Cardero's takes advantage of its waterside locale by serving fresh seafood (including great oysters!) and offering a nautical-themed decor.
Its comfy interior invites folks to linger, which isn't hard to do at all, considering the place's appetizing selection of pub fare and its great drinks. Bolstering all of that appeal are wonderful views of the harbor and the terrain beyond. The adjacent restaurant serves creative, affordable, and upscale cuisine.
Great outdoor patio and live entertainment too.
C Restaurant – fresh contemporary local seafood – 1600 Howe St.
Vancouver's most progressive seafood restaurant. They believe the "C" experience begins with actively sourcing the best local ingredients produced in harmony with a commitment to fostering sustainable farming practice and advocacy. They are devoted to serving sustainable seafood from our local waters and ingredients that are distinctive and homegrown. A founding restaurant in the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Program, Executive Chef Robert Clark has deconstructed seafood supply lines, dealing directly with the fisherman, to ensure a product that is of the highest quality while respecting environmental sensitivities.
Twisted Fork Bistro- Modern French-1147 Granville St.
Freshly in from the hinterlands, the former proprietors of the "Wood Restaurant" in Fernie, BC (voted 'Best Resort Restaurant in North America 2003' and listed in 'Where to eat in Canada') have arrived with their legendary bistro menu and small town friendliness to launch a new adventure under the bright lights of Granville St.
Twisted Fork is classic French dining made simple, all the flavours, all the tender care but with a little less fuss. With a tendency towards cream and butter, they feature fresh homegrown ingredients, rich tasty sauces, baked house breads and featuring some of the mainstays of bistro dining such as confit duck, oxtail soup, mussels with frites and frog legs.
Go Fish- Fish n Chips/Fish Tacos-1504 West 1st Ave (Outdoor Location at False Creek Seawall) or 1521 West Broadway (Indoor Location)
This brilliant blue corrugated steel shack beside False Creek regularly puts out a variety of fried fish including cod, salmon and halibut, accompanied by crispy chips and a tangy slaw with a hint of Asian dressing. On any given day you'll find devotees lining up to order and sit at the outdoor picnic tables that create the "dining room," even when the temperature dips.
The secret? Light, non-greasy batter using local beer from the Granville Island Brewery and fish so fresh they're practically still flopping.-10best.com
Banana Leaf-Malaysian, 1043 Davie St.
Prepare to step out of Vancouver and into the warm heart of Malaysia at the award-winning Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine. Cheerful atmosphere, friendly service, colourful traditional décor, and excellent prices create a dining experience to remember.
Raincity Grill – Pacific Northwest, 1193 Denman St.
Open since 1992, Raincity Grill has become a fixture in the West End, capturing the essence of Vancouver in food, wine and atmosphere. The menu focuses on seafood, game, poultry, and organic vegetables from British Columbia, Alberta, Washington State and Oregon. Dedicated to developing a menu based on local ingredients, the team behind Raincity Grill believes local resources will increase as restaurants look more and more to their own backyard and local waters for the best ingredients.
Café Luxy – Italian, 1235 Davie St.
Fresh Italian Food at it's finest!
With a vast selection of delicious home-made pastas and sauces to choose from, Cafe Luxy is a wonderful experience for all pasta lovers.
Enjoy the relaxing classic candlelit atmosphere, friendly service, and if you have room, finish your meal off with their of our mouthwatering desserts. Try the Tiramisu, it's heavenly!
Daily Specials, Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm
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