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

    Regardless of which location you drop by—there are two cafes in Vancouver—you can expect Lucky's Doughnuts, made fresh daily, and the distinctive teal... Read More

  • AnnaLena Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of AnnaLena
    AnnaLena

    Sleek, modern style defines the space, which has quirky accents like paint-splattered LEGO bear sculptures and actual Game Boy's embedded in the walls.... Read More

  • Bao Down Restaurant in Vancouver Leah Villalobos
    Bao Down

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

  • Bauhaus Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Bauhaus Restaurant
    Bauhaus Restaurant

    Bauhaus isn't just the name of the resaturant: it's a project that sweeps from the graffiti in the bathrooms to the signature quail stew with potatoes,... 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

    In 1985, John Bishop opened his namesake restaurant—and dressed his tables in white linens—despite a recession. Yet the space has only seen success,... 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 distinctly Japanese influence can be seen at the raw bar, which serves everything from... Read More

  • Café Medina Restaurant in Vancouver Barry Calhoun
    Café Medina

    Medina recently reopened at this new location with more seating, a spacious bar, and an open kitchen. Mismatched industrial-style lighting is a nice... Read More

  • Chambar Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Chambar
    Chambar

    Chambar uses only regional, seasonal, sustainable ingredients its its Belgian-influenced cuisine (think: moules frites and poutine​) and has achieved... Read More

  • CinCin Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of CinCin
    CinCin

    Terra cotta floors, paintings of Tuscan vistas, and Roman-esque sculptures will transport you to Italy as quickly as the wine: or the lamb, grilled on... Read More

  • España Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of España
    España

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

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

    Ingredients are delivered fresh daily to Chef David Gunawan, who transforms them into whimsical, delicious dishes, or rather they appear in unexpected... Read More

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

    Pork isn't the only thing on the menu at this popular spot, where it's typical to see people lined up outside waiting for seats—though the signature... Read More

  • Forage Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Forage
    Forage

    The inventive menu (smoked duck meatballs, braised octopus with spicy kelp, foraged mushrooms with Okanagan goat cheese) traverses the region from land... Read More

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

    Guu has six spots in the city, and Kobachi is one of the izakaya empire's newer iterations. The wood-clad space has a rustic-Japan vibe, and is ideal... Read More

  • Hawksworth Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of Hawksworth Restaurant
    Hawksworth Restaurant

    You'll have to eat here at least four times to experience each uniquely designed dining space. The lustrous Pearl Room, for example, glimmers with a... 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

    A brightly-lit atrium, French patterned tiles, and bar shelves set askew are highlights in this industrial brick building. The French-influenced, West... Read More

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

    Meat & Bread lives up to its name with a variety of daily sandwiches: like porchetta with salsa verde. For vegetarians, there's always grilled... 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 cocktails at the lounge, like the earthy Mission Mary ... 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 8 to 12 varieties of oysters available, primarily originating from British Columbia and other parts of Canada. But this... Read More

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

    Loosen your tie, as the restaurant—with grayscale tiles that are a smart nod to a linoleum-clad, 50's diner—ranges from sea urchin and foie gras at... 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 quickly, so make a reservation if you want to try Vancouver's only First Nations restaurant—a space dedicated... Read More

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

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

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

    Don't be fooled by the name: The Teahouse is a proper restaurant with global fare like charcuterie and roasted Pacific sablefish. And the views from its... Read More

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

    Highlights at this mountain lodge-style bistro include the 48-hour lamb shoulder with Moroccan lentils and burrata, or a Cornish game hen with truffled... 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 found at Vij's, which has been serving Vancouver since owner Vikram opened his first location in 1994. This dim... Read More

  • West Restaurant in Vancouver Courtesy of West
    West

    West's menu features classic regional dishes, such as butter-braised Northern Ling cod, and Yarrow Meadows duck with kale, carrot, poached pears and... Read More

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