Restaurants in Vancouver
Vancouver is a foodie’s paradise. The city’s culinary scene is second-to-none, and Vancouver restaurants are so numerous and consistently high quality that it’s easy to find delicious food at a variety of price-points. Seafood and Asian cuisine are a particular point of pride, and it’s possible to find restaurants in Vancouver that serve fresh fish – be it cooked, or served raw – at prices that won’t break the bank.
Seafood lovers visiting the city should be sure to dine at the Raincity Grill. Considered to be one of the best restaurants in Vancouver for shellfish, the restaurant serves up locally sourced (and affordable) dinner tasting menu, along with a more casual brunch. Don’t leave without trying the crab omelet.
Among a long list of superb Vancouver restaurants, Forage is another standout option. The establishment takes sustainability and a farm-to-table philosophy seriously, which is reflected in its local, flavorful menu that includes pork tongue ravioli and roast bison bone marrow.
Among the dim sum temples, noodle huts, and Korean barbecue joints that make up suburban Richmond’s Asian culinary scene, this one remains a local favorite. Don’t miss the mushroom dumplings and clay-pot chicken.
Cardero’s large harborside patio—with its unimpeded views of Stanley Park, the Coast Mountains, and seaplanes landing just offshore—may be Vancouver’s loveliest alfresco dining spot.
Located in a former warehouse, Blue Water Café serves fresh regional seafood in an industrial-chic dining room designed with exposed ceiling ducts, large wooden pillars, and brick walls lined with original artwork.
Chef An’s dishes are based on traditional Thai recipes and focus on four flavor profiles – hot, sour, sweet, and salty. The chef’s menu allows diners to try five or more savory dishes like steamed mussels with lemongrass and Thai basil or Fraser Valley duck curry.
Vancouverites are coffee connoisseurs, and they’ve been lining up for lattes (all made with a signature leaf pattern topping the steamed milk) at this homegrown café since 2000.
This unassuming seafood joint on False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf (just a short walk from the Granville Island market) doesn’t look like much from the outside—which is just fine for locals, who’d rather keep it for themselves.
This retro diner in Kitsilano channels a casual, welcoming vibe with its garage-sale decor and cozy red-vinyl booths. Wall art consists of framed album covers, vintage tin signs and ads, and collector trays.
Celebrity chef Jean Georges has expanded his Michelin-starred restaurant empire in Vancouver’s highest building, the Shangri-La Hotel, situated in the heart of downtown.
Known for its homemade pastas and pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, Il Terrazzo Ristorante is located in an out-of-the-way alley behind the province's oldest bakery, Willie’s.
Part Indian restaurant and part ethnic market, this popular stop-in in Fairview is a moderately priced alternative to Rangoli's next-door 'world renowned' VJ's Restaurant.
Rob Feenie, who worked for both Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, puts a French spin on the Anglo-Americanisms of Canadian cuisine at Lumière, the nation's first freestanding Relais Gourmand restaurant.
Back in 1989, three University of British Columbia students banded together to bring oversized 24-inch pizzas to Vancouver’s hungry masses. This location, one of more than a dozen now in operation, is located in the International Terminal of the Vancouver Airport.