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
A Japanese Izakaya with four 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 worries behind.”
French/Mediterranean. 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y3
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, flavorful food without pretense. What more could you ask for?
Indian Fusion. 3106 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W2
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
Seafood and Chophouse, 1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E7
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. Cardero's features a great outdoor patio and live entertainment too.
Go Fish- Fish n Chips/Fish Tacos
Fish 'n Chips and 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
Malaysian. 1043 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N
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.
Italian. 1328 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W5
Umberto Menghi’s classic, signature Tuscan and Mediterranean cuisine makes a highly anticipated return to Vancouver. With a Florentine-styled courtyard and sidewalk patio that graces the front of the restaurant, Giardino carries guests through a traditional Tuscan adventure by experiencing the bold and rich flavours the Italian region is famous for. In addition, the space echos the beauty of Tuscany, Italy, with warm earth colours and beautiful wooden beams that line the ceiling. The outdoor garden patio features fresh seasonal flowers and lush greens.
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Seafood & Chophouse. 777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5
In keeping with the reputation of the man whose name we adopted, Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House has achieved legendary status in Vancouver. For 30 years, Joe Fortes has consistently earned and maintained its reputation as an award-winning Vancouver restaurant. Guests from the world over have come to expect a dynamic culinary experience in this San Francisco styled seafood grill that always delivers more – more hospitality, more variety and more buzz.
Artisan restaurant & cocktail bar. 1220 Bute Street, Vancouver, V6E 1Z8
Featuring vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and game meat options, Exile Bistro is a truly omnivorous experience. The cuisine aims to be healthy, plant-based, ethical & wild, with strong roots in pacific northern style, traditional and modern influences. Supported by organically sourced items, their intention is to create an ever-evolving seasonal offering featuring the natural bounty available.
Craft Beer Market
Bar and Restaurant. , 85 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y
Looking for an inviting spot to enjoy great food and drinks (including Canada’s largest selection of draft beer)? You’ve come to the right place.