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.
The dining room at this global-fusion restaurant is a stunner: downstairs, 40-foot ceilings soar above booths and tables; upstairs, diners pretend they’re sultans as they lounge on pillows around gauzy-draped tables.
Meals are theatrical events at this Chinese noodle shop, where part of the fun is watching the chefs behind the counter whipping up fresh noodles.
Although guests can order off an à la carte menu, patrons often opt for La Quercia's seven- or 10-course tasting menu.
If you’ve yet to try Malaysian cuisine, this snug, romantic, batik-decorated West End dining room is the place to do it.
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.
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.
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.