Vancouver Restaurants

Eat with native Vancouverites; our list of the best places to eat in Vancouver. Our top picks: Miku Restaurant, OPUS Bar and Vij's Restaurant.
  • The best restaurant in Vancouver: Miku Restaurant

    Miku Restaurant

    1055 W Hastings St
    M-F 11:30AM-10PM, Sa Su Noon-10PM. Sushi $5-20, Mains $20-50. Japanese restaurant that specializes in aburi (seared on the outside while raw inside). There's also a small bar at the entrance.
  • OPUS Bar

    OPUS Bar

    350 Davie St
    Painfully ‘hip’ bar/lounge inside the much-hyped Opus Hotel in Yaletown. Beyond the fashionable clientele and contemporary décor there’s tapas, cocktails and an extensive list of imported and domestic wines and spirits. Signature small plates include 'O' Dim Sum, merguez corn dog and shish kebob, and Yuzu-spiced garlic wings.
  • Vij's Restaurant

    Vij's Restaurant

    1480 W 11th Avenue
    Open daily from 5:30PM. $30-$45 (Vij's) or $15-$30 (Rangoli). Indian restaurant that combines Indian spices and cooking techniques with local ingredients. Does not take reservations. If you can't afford to go to Vij's, try Rangoli[1] next door, which is also owned by Vikram Vij.
  • Italian Kitchen

    Italian Kitchen

    1037 Alberni Street
    Lunch M-F 11:30AM-on; Dinner 4:30PM-on daily. Lunch $11-16, Dinner $18-28. Corporate sibling of Yaletown's Glowbal. Valet parking most hours the restaurant is open. Reservations recommended.
  • West Restaurant + Bar

    West Restaurant + Bar

    2881 Granville Street
    $100/person and up. $50 prix fixe menu available if you dine before 6PM. Upscale and award winning restaurant with excellent service. Menu has a variety of seafood and meat dishes.
  • Old Spaghetti Factory

    Old Spaghetti Factory

    53 Water St
    M-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 11AM-9PM. Mains $9-$16. Spaghetti and other standard Italian dishes, but well-priced and has sidewalk seating.
  • Granville Island Brewing

    Granville Island Brewing

    1441 Cartwright St
    Take a tour of this local brewery and sample four of their brews. Tours are daily at noon, 2PM and 4PM and can be arranged through the retail shop.
  • Bishop's


    2183 W 4th Ave
    Daily 5:30PM-11PM (closes at 10PM Su). $50 and up for appetizer + main. Known for its emphasis on fresh and local produce in a quieter ambiance.
  • Celebrities Nightclub

    Celebrities Nightclub

    1022 Davie St
    Tu-Sa 9PM-3AM, Su 9PM-Midnight. Cover - up to $20 (Fri). Drink prices vary considerably (cheaper on Tuesdays, most expensive on weekends). One of Vancouver's largest clubs with varied music (DJs, house, 80s) depending on the night. Stereotype Fridays are very popular and sometimes feature international DJs. Generally a gay bar, but the crowd tends to be more mixed on Tuesdays and Fri/Sat.
  • Hy's Encore

    Hy's Encore

    637 Hornby St
    dinner daily, lunch M-F. Starters $6-16, Mains $28-52. The most amazing service in Vancouver. Classy steak house that has been serving Vancouver for some fifty years. Charcoal steaks are the house specialty, but the menu also includes local cuisine like Pacific Salmon and Ahi Tuna. The servers do an incredible job and the food is excellent.
  • Afghan Horsemen

    Afghan Horsemen

    202-1833 Anderson St
    The exotic decor and rich flavours justify this restaurant's pride in Afghan culture and cuisine. Try one of the platters ($29/2 people). Numerous vegetarian options, and some vegan dishes too. Try to stay for the mesmerising belly-dancer's performance.


    899 Burrard Street
    Open daily from noon. $4-8. A Vancouver street food icon that now has its own shop. It's a twist on the traditional hot dog with your choice of pork, turkey or bratwurst smothered in Japanese flavours and toppings like seaweed, miso glaze, Japanese chili and teriyaki sauce. There are also several Japadog carts around downtown, some with a kobe beef option. Look for the carts on Burrard St and in front of Waterfront Station.
  • Thai House

    Thai House

    1116 Robson St
    Thai and Thai fusion food. Has received awards for Best Thai and Best Asian. A local chain with locations Downtown Robson, Kitsilano and Richmond. Dine in, take out, or free delivery.
  • La Casa Gelato

    La Casa Gelato

    1033 Venables
    It's a little off the beaten path, but the over 200 flavours will reward you! Follow the Viaduct east out of downtown, and keep going straight. You will pass some old style homes on your left, and a park on your right. The place is located near the train tracks. Plenty of street parking, but take care where you park at night.
  • The Red Wagon

    The Red Wagon

    2296 E Hastings Street
    M 8AM-3PM, Tu-F 8AM-9PM, Sa 9AM-9PM, Su 9AM-4PM (brunch). $7-15. Small neighbourhood restaurant kind of like a country diner serving hearty portions of sandwiches, burgers and all day breakfast. It's probably best known for its pulled pork pancakes and sandwiches. Popular over lunch, so expect to wait for a table if arriving between noon and 1PM.
  • Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

    Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

    1095 Hamilton St
    Celebrating Our Ocean's Harvest
  • The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

    The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

    1535 Johnston St, Creekhouse #102
    Enjoy fresh seafood in the heart of Granville Island on our second-floor patio perched beneath the Granville Bridge. Located at the restaurant entrance, Hoshi’s Sushi Bar is open every night. Enjoy sports and live piano in our Teredo Lounge.
  • Joey Burrard

    Joey Burrard

    820 Burrard Street
    The best in premium casual dining since 1992. BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Washington State. All about exceptional dining experiences. And fun.
  • L'Abattoir


    217 Carrall Street
    I have been ten days in this temple and my heart is restless. The scarlet thread of lust at my feet has reached up long. If someday you come looking for me, I will be in a shop that sells fine seafood, a good drinking place, or a brothel.
  • Nyala

    4148 Main St
    lunch 11:30AM - 2:30PM; dinner 5 - 11:30PM Mon - Sun. $10-15/person. Ethiopian food, served communally and eaten with the fingers using injera bread. A good selection of vegetarian entrees. The friendly owner, Assefa Kebele, may well be clearing your plates. The pottery he makes is exhibited there.
  • Nuba


    207 W Hastings St
    Making people happy by offering fresh and wholesome Lebanese food.
  • Thai House

    Thai House

    180 West Esplanade
    Open daily 11AM-10:30PM. Thai cuisine from mild to spicy.
  • Thai House Kitsilano

    Thai House Kitsilano

    1766 W 7th Ave
    Open 7 days a week from 11AM to 10:30PM nightly. Established since 1986, enjoy authentic Thai cuisine with a wide array of mild to spicy dishes. Other locations include: Downtown Robson, Richmond, Yaletown and English Bay.
  • Su-W 11AM-12AM and Th-Sa 11AM-1AM. $15-$30 (starter + main). Caribbean restaurant with live entertainment some nights.
  • Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

    Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

    888 Nelson St
    We are a Japanese BBQ Restaurant where you can grill your own meats and vegetables right at your table!
  • Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

    Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

    615 Seymour St
    Gotham is a luxurious American-styled Steakhouse offering guests tender steaks and stiff drinks in an elegant original downtown Vancouver Art Deco building
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