Restaurants in Vancouver

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From casual delights to fine-dining, the best restaurants in Vancouver offer a view of the gastronomic landscape.

The city is a gastronome’... Read More

From casual delights to fine-dining, the best restaurants in Vancouver offer a view of the gastronomic landscape.

The city is a gastronome’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. Salmon n’ Bannock has crowds clamoring for one of its 26 seats, who come for the bannock bread and expertly cooked wild fish. Among a long list of options for where to eat in Vancouver, Forage is another standout. 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.

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  • 49th Parallel Café Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of 49th Parallel Café
    49th Parallel Café

    Local coffee company that maintains direct relationships with chosen coffee farmers around the world. Regardless of which location you drop by—there are... Read More

  • AnnaLena Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of AnnaLena
    AnnaLena

    The brainchild of Executive Chef Michael Robbins, a well-known figure in Vancouver's restaurant world, is home to what Robbins himself calls "modern... Read More

  • Bao Down Restaurant in Vancouver Leah Villalobos
    Bao Down

    Hipsters rejoice—Bao Down has opened up in Gastown, and is attracting a young, cool crowd with its Asian street food (kimchi fries, open face steamed... Read More

  • Bauhaus Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Bauhaus Restaurant
    Bauhaus Restaurant

    Run by the formidable duo of owner Uwe Boll (who made his bones in the film industry with documentaries) and chef Stefan Hartmann, a critical darling... Read More

  • Beach Bay Café and Patio Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Beach Bay Café and Patio
    Beach Bay Café and Patio

    During the summer, Beach Bay's patio is packed with people. Just steps away from English Bay Beach—a gorgeous site when the sun is shining—patrons can... Read More

  • Bishop’s Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Bishop’s
    Bishop's

    John Bishop opened his namesake restaurant and dressed his tables in white linens despite the 1985 recession. Fortunately, the elegant space has seen... Read More

  • Blue Water Cafe Restaurant in Vancouver Steve Li Photography
    Blue Water Cafe

    Not exclusively seafood, but the sea is the primary focus here. A dinstinctly Japanese influence can be seen at the raw bar, which serves everything... Read More

  • Café Medina Restaurant in Vancouver Barry Calhoun
    Café Medina

    Popular Mediterranean-inspired brunch spot in the Library District of downtown. Medina recently reopened at this new location with more seating, a... Read More

  • Chambar Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Chambar
    Chambar

    Fine-dining in a warm, unpretentious setting. Chambar uses only regional, seasonal, sustainable ingredients and has achieved carbon neutrality in its... Read More

  • CinCin Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of CinCin
    CinCin

    Elegant food from a wood-fired oven is matched with a formidable wine list from CinCin's cellar, which holds more than 1,000 wines from around the world... Read More

  • España Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of España
    España

    Walk into España on a weekday after 7 p.m., and you might not get a seat—even though it opened in late 2012, it's still that popular. This intimate... Read More

  • Farmer's Apprentice Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Farmer's Apprentice Restaurant
    Farmer's Apprentice Restaurant

    "Omnivore" and "herbivore" tasting menus, as well as a la carte options as sharing plates, could include North Thompson pork, organic goods from Beyond... Read More

  • Flying Pig Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Flying Pig
    Flying Pig

    Pork is not the only thing on the menu at this popular restaurant, where it's typical to see people lined up outside waiting to get seats. Along with... Read More

  • Forage Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Forage
    Forage

    When you eat at Forage, know that you're in the hands of Chris Whittaker, a chef who's making a big name for himself in Vancouver. His restaurant in the... Read More

  • Guu Kobachi Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Guu Kobachi
    Guu Kobachi

    Guu has six restaurants in Vancouver, and Kobachi is one of the newer iterations of the izakaya empire. A narrow, wood-clad space lit by lanterns has a... Read More

  • Hawksworth Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Hawksworth Restaurant
    Hawksworth Restaurant

    Named after Chef David Hawksworth, this restaurant is esteemed for its contemporary Canadian cuisine. The chef is deeply involved in Canada's culinary... Read More

  • Hon's Wun-Tun House Restaurant in Vancouver Alamy
    Hon's Wun-Tun House

    A no-frills, cafeteria-style joint may not have much in the way of style, but Hon's has been impressing locals and visitors with its authentic and tasty... Read More

  • Japadog Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Japadog
    Japadog

    Flavorful hot dogs with a Japanese twist are sold primarily from food trucks around Canada and California, but the Robson Street location in Vancouver... Read More

  • L’Abattoir Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of L’Abattoir
    L'Abattoir

    L'Abattoir's violent name is a nod to the Gastown restaurant's location at the site of Vancouver's first jail, and its proximity to the city's original... Read More

  • Meat & Bread Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Meat & Bread
    Meat & Bread

    Meat & Bread lives up to its name by offering a variety of daily sandwiches, ranging from porchetta to meatball and corned beef on ciabatta. For... Read More

  • Miku Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Miku
    Miku

    Its location along the downtown waterfront in Canada's busiest harbor means diners at Miku are treated to spectacular views alongside their oyster... Read More

  • Mission Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Mission
    Mission

    Sustainable, regional, nose to tail: that's the literal quest of Mission in Kitsilano. Try the in-house cocktails at the lounge (get earthy and order a... Read More

  • Mosquito Bar in Vancouver Courtesy of Mosquito
    Mosquito

    There's nothing biting about this champagne and dessert bar; except, perhaps, for the dehydrated grapefruit on the madeleine sponge and olive and lemon... Read More

  • Rodney’s Oyster House Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Rodney’s Oyster House
    Rodney's Oyster House

    At any given time, Rodney's has eight to 12 varieties of oysters available, primarily originating from British Columbia and other parts of Canada. Slurp... Read More

  • Royal Dinette Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Royal Dinette
    Royal Dinette

    Seasonal tasting menu, family-style options for groups of eight or more, and regular entrees are available at Royal Dinette. Chef David Gunawan's vision... Read More

  • Salmon n’ Bannock Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Salmon n’ Bannock
    Salmon n' Bannock

    The 26 seats in this cozy red bistro fill up quickly, so make a reservation if you plan to go to Vancouver's only First Nations restaurant—a space... Read More

  • Secret Location Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Secret Location
    Secret Location

    A concept store and restaurant that's quickly becoming anything but a secret, thanks in part to its glass exterior and flashy blue strobe lights. Secret... Read More

  • Stanley Park Teahouse Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Stanley Park Teahouse
    The Teahouse in Stanley Park

    Don't let the name fool you: the Teahouse is a proper restaurant with classic international cuisine such as charcuterie and roasted Pacific sablefis.... Read More

  • The Oakwood Canadian Bistro Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of The Oakwood Canadian Bistro
    The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

    Mountain antlers, whitewashed brick, and local Canadian fare served on everthing from slim sections of a tree trunk to natural slate plates. Ready-to... Read More

  • Trafalgars Bistro Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Trafalgars Bistro
    Trafalgars Bistro

    An eco-friendly restaurant with an appropriately green awning, Trafalgars focuses on fresh, local, and sustainable offerings. On a balmy day, grab a... Read More

  • Vij’s Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Vij’s Restaurant
    Vij's Restaurant

    Regional cuisines from across India are embraced at Vij's, which has been serving Vancouver since owner Vikram opened his first location in 1994. Vij's... Read More

  • West Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of West
    West

    With Mario Bellini-designed leather chairs and a reflective, undulating Werner Foster installation on the ceiling, West is as much a work of art as it... Read More

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