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.
No matter who you are or whom you know, you’ll need to wait for a table at this celebrated 60-seat Indian restaurant (where no reservations are accepted).
Easily identified by the black-and-white flying pig mural on the side of the building, this tiny neighborhood bistro serves traditional French fare from chef Andrey Durbach (also of La Boca and Cafeteria).
Inspired by the classic West Coast seafood restaurant, this downtown eatery serves the freshest daily catch in a spacious, two-story dining room.
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.
Wildly popular ever since it opened in 2004, this Euro-fusion hot spot sits discreetly at the northwestern edge of Gastown.
This unusual eatery off historic Blood Alley is trendy even for Gastown, with a bare-bones constellation of menu items changed daily and displayed on a giant chalkboard.
Tatami rooms and a revolving sushi bar add a bit of authenticity to this Japanese dining room (as much as you’ll find in an airport, anyway). Besides a full menu of sashimi and sushi rolls, you can try udon and yakisoba noodle dishes, dim sum (served every day from 9 a.m.
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.
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.
Vancouver's vibrant Commercial Drive is known for ethnic diversity and culinary surprises, and Memphis Blues Barbecue House is no exception to that rule.
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.