Here on the West Coast, we’re blessed with an abundance of fresh ingredients, captivating flavours and world-class chefs.
Vancouver’s multiculturalism has brought together cuisines from across the globe and it’s not hard to find why our city is so sought after.
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Whether you’re looking for seafood, Asian, Indian, Italian, French, or anything else, you’re bound to find a spot for it.
Here’s a list of the best restaurants in Vancouver.
The Best Restaurants In Vancouver
About: Since opening, Hawksworth Restaurant has received an unparalleled set of awards, a testament to the talents and dedication of Chef Hawksworth’s exceptional team. This spot has breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks.
Location: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
About: Many say that Tojo’s is the best Japanese restaurant in Canada. Legendary chef Hidekazu Tojo was the one who invented the California roll.
Location: 1133 West Broadway, Vancouver
About: Mixing Indian influences, flavours and cuisine, with sustainable, locally produced ingredients has ensured Vij’s has remained in the Top Ten lists of restaurants in this country and around the world.
Location: 3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver
About: Tucked into the upper story of a delightfully faded building in Chinatown, Kissa Tanto invites you into the little jewel that is the House of Plenty. Guests can expect some of the best Japanese-Italian cuisine they’ll ever try.
Location: 263 East Pender Street, Vancouver
About: Andrea Carlson is chef and owner of Burdock & Co, which she opened in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood in 2013. The food A natural abundance of ingredients cared for by growers, farmers and foragers.
Location: 2702 Main Street, Vancouver
About: Juke’s menu is full of tasty eats like crispy fried chicken, sticky pork ribs and dry-spiced wings. They even serve up some wicked brunch offerings, including a fried chicken sandwich with a fried egg, chicken hash with a soft-boiled egg and of course—chicken and waffles.
Location: 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
About: Since opening in 2008, Café Medina has carved out a niche as a truly exceptional breakfast, lunch and weekend-brunch destination that effortlessly blends eclectic bistro fare, connoisseur-savvy coffee and sweet nourishment via the city’s best Belgian waffles.
Location: 780 Richards Street, Vancouver
About: Located on Parq’s sixth-floor rooftop, Victor boasts a vibrant energy that echoes and amplifies the vitality of the city of Vancouver, overlooking False Creek and a 30,000 square foot rooftop urban park. It’s an elegant bar that offers premium libations, cutting edge cocktails, and an extensive selection of champagnes and wines.
Location: 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
About: Located beside the historic landmark, Canada Place, Miku finds its new home along the waterfront, joining the beautiful Vancouver skyline. You can expect quality seafood and suhi at this spot.
Location: 200 Granville Street #70, Vancouver
About: Crafty culinary surprises await at YEW seafood + bar delivering award-winning cuisine, fresh catches, great wines, innovative cocktails and a fun, welcoming environment.
Location: 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
About: From the back of a surf shop parking lot in Tofino, British Columbia emerged a concept – to infuse the experiences of their travels with their West Coast roots, and bring them to life. Tacofino is a casual, contemporary restaurant with West Coast takes on classic Mexican food & a full bar.
Location: 15 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
About: Housed in a handsome brick and beam heritage warehouse conversion, Blue Water Cafe is in the heart of the historic and vibrant Yaletown neighbourhood.
Location: 1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Featured photo: Hawksworth Restaurant / Facebook