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.
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.
Located at the Four Seasons Vancouver, this full-service restaurant serves globally influenced Pacific Northwest cuisine from executive chef Ned Bell, whose childhood in the Okanagan Valley inspired a passion for regionally sourced ingredients.
Travelers can make the most of a long layover or delayed flight at this Vancouver International Airport (YVR) lounge. Located just past the U.S.
If you’ve yet to try Malaysian cuisine, this snug, romantic, batik-decorated West End dining room is the place to do it.
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.
For 16 years, this Vancouver classic with shamelessly romantic views over English Bay has stayed pretty much packed to capacity (reservations here are essential).
A trio of Vancouver’s gastronomic hot shots runs this glammed-up Gastown eatery—where the mirrored ceiling makes fun sport of ogling the good-looking staffers and patrons.
Chef/owner Giuseppe “Pino” Posteraro serves Mediterranean cuisine at Cioppino’s and its sister restaurant next door, Enoteca. Two large patios allow diners to watch Yaletown passerbys, while foodies sidle up to the two open show kitchens.
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.
This award-winning Japanese restaurant and sushi bar on West Broadway has an international reputation to uphold. Sushi enthusiasts from all corners of the world find their way to Tojo's when in Vancouver.
Popular with foodies and the neighborhood crowd alike, this "casual fine dining" establishment not far from Kits Beach is best known for its appreciation of flavor.