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Vancouver Does Dining Right
Don’t tell the rest of Canada, but Vancouver has solidified its reputation as the country’s dine-out capital. With Asian cuisine to rival the best in the world, unforgettable local seafood, inventive French delicacies, and more – it’s always cheat day in Vancouver.
The formula for Vancouver’s food scene’s success is too long to list, but there are a few key features that make it stand out.
Vancouver’s culinary context couldn’t be better. Set by the sea and framed by forests and farmland, Vancouver restaurants take pride in the freshness and sustainability of their food.
Vancouver’s food scene is filled with multicultural flavours. Because of this, it also offers options for every budget. Street food junkies and high-end brunchers will both feel welcome in this world-class ‘chef’s city.’
Best of all, Vancouver delivers all of this with no pretension. Fun is a primary focus of the dining scene, and something people all over the world return to Vancouver time and time again to experience. Stylish fine dining experiences and sleek lunch spots abound in Canada’s culinary capital.
So, without further adieu: the best restaurants Vancouver locals and tourists can’t get enough of.
Most restaurants in the downtown core offer a variety of delivery options. Look for them on: SkipTheDishes (SD), Foodora (FO), UberEats (UE) , DoorDash (DD), JustEat (JE), and LazyMeal (LM).
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.
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.
For more dining suggestions in Vancouver, please ask us!
Discover The Best Vancouver Restaurants Today
If you aren’t yet salivating and frantically calling for reservations, our customer service team is happy to suggest more restaurants. There is something for every flavour palate, preference, and budget in our city, and we can’t wait to help you find your perfect Vancouver dining experience.
Restaurants by Cuisine
Asian – Southeast
Banana Leaf Malaysian (FO):
- 1043 Davie Street, 604-669-3389
- 1096 Denman Street, 604-683-3333
- 1779 Robson Street, 604-569-3363
Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen(SD, DD)
- 1141 Davie Street, 604-565-7965
Thai Basil (DD)
- 1215 Thurlow Street, 604-685-6754
Pho Central (DD)
- 1161 Davie Street. 604-669-8638
- 102 – 888 Burrard Street, 604-683-7999
- 1193 Davie Street, 604-669-3588
- 1150 Davie Street, 604-568-3253
Asian – Chinese
Hon’s Wonton House (DD, FO)
- 2nd Avenue, 604-708-0306
Chongqing Szechuan (SD, DD)
- 1260 Robson Street, 604-568-0303
Neptune Chinese Kitchen (SD, DD)
- 1143 Davie Street, 604-559-9238
Kirin Mandarin – Dim Sum
- 1172 Alberni Street, 604-682-8833
Cold Tea – Dim Sum, BBQ (DD, UE)
- 1193 Granville Street, 604-423-2653
Asian – Japanese (Izakaya – Japanese tapas with a lively atmosphere and a Vancouver specialty)
- 1239 Davie Street, 604-687-8890
- 838 Thurlow Street, 604-685-8817
- 05 – 375 Water Street, 604-685-8682
- 1193 Hamilton Street, 604-681-4272
Asian – Japanese (Ramen)
Ramen Koika (SD, DD)
- 1231 Davie Street, 604-336-2779
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
- 1690 Robson Street, 604-681-8121
Kintaro Ramen Noodle
- 788 Denman Street, 604-682-7568
- 1333 Robson Street, 604-559-8112
Asian – Japanese (Sushi)
- 1133 West Broadway, 604-872-8050
Samurai Japanese Restaurant
- 1108 Davie Street, 604-609-0078
Kadoya (SD, DD)
- 1063 Davie Street, 604-608-1115
- 1118 Mainland Street, 604-685-8080
- 1111 Davie Street, 604-682-0096
Cobbs Bread (SD, DD)
- 1160 Davie Street, 604-681-0689
Maple Leaf Bakery
- 1216 Davie Street, 604-683-2911
La Baguette et Compagnie
- 1102 Davie Street, 604-684-8003
Tartine Bread and Pies (SD, DD, FO)
- 1069 Davie Street, 604-685-7427
Breka Bakery & Cafe (DD)
- 855 Davie Street, 604-428.8080
- 818 Bute Street 604-620-8200
Vera’s Burger Shack (DD, FO, JE)
- 1030 Davie Street, 604-893-8372
- 803 Thurlow Street, 604-662-8288
- 1067 Davie Street, 604-558-1246
- 1031 Davie Street, 604-682-3683
The Templeton Cafe
- 1087 Granville Street, 604-685-4612
De Dutch Pannekoek House
- 60-1055 Canada Place, 604-647-7530
Mary’s on Davie
- 1202 Davie Street, 604-687-1293
Denny’s – 24 hours (SD)
- 1098 Davie Street, 604-689-0509
Brunch (DD, UE)
- 1147 Granville St, 604-423-9132
Red Umbrella Cafe
- 1147 Granville Street, 604-568-0749 1707
- Davie Street, 604-688-7818
Dockside Brewing Company
- 1253 Johnston Street, 604-685-7070
Yaletown Brewing Company (DD)
- 1111 Mainland Street, 604-681-2739
- 905 Hornby Street, 604-682-6700
- 1790 Beach Avenue, 604-681-2582
- 1136 Robson Street, 604-687-3278
- 357 Davie Street. 604-685-8070
- 1160 Davie Street, 604-678-8043
- 1095 Mainland Street, 604-688-4990
- 1185 Robson Street, 604-669-0020