Category: Restaurant Reviews

GYO PARA GYOZA & RAMEN BAR

2120 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 288-2941 Web: http://gyopara.com Instagram @gyopara Advice: No reservations, server will seat you on arrival or take your name for the next table. Located in the heart of Kitsilano is this hot spot eatery run by…

MIXXBAO

1426 W 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 800-0211 Web: https://mixxbao.com/ Instagram @mixxbao Specializing in Taiwanese inspired snacks and comfort food dishes, Chef Merry and her team has been making delicious dumplings, soups and sandwiches in this South Granville locale. Both…

NOODLE ARTS

1739 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 673-5688 Web: https://noodlearts.com/ Instagram: @noodlearts_vancouver Advice:Open daily for lunch and dinner. Specializing in the Lanzhou style of noodles pulling long noodles is quite the art, here master chef makes the dough and hand pulls…

SPREZZATURA RESTAURANT

265 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 876-6333 Web: https://sprezzatura.ca/ instagram @sprezzatura_van Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner, walkins welcome. With it’s Italian focus, this casual eatery is not only specializing in pizzas and roast dishes but they are also featuring other dishes…

ARIKE RESTAURANT

1725 Davie St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9774 Web: https://arikerestaurant.ca/ Instagram: @arikerestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested on weekends, walk-ins always welcome. Dinner nightly. Love the African decor and the vibe at this West End spot where they specialize in West African cuisine…

WARA THAI EATERY

509 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 685-5623 Web: https://warathai.ca/ Instagram @warathaieatery Advice: Walk-ins welcome. Closed Sundays. Specializing in traditional Thai cuisine, this Chinatown neighborhood eatery has a wonderful menu filled with classic flavourful dishes. I have tried several dishes starting…

THE PRAGUERY

221 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 367-6126 Web: https://praguery.com/ Instagram @thepraguery Advice: Counter service. With his European roots, Owner, Jaroslav Mestka set-out to offer house-made chimney cakes from his homeland on his food truck a few years ago. Fast tracking…

ALEPH EATERY

1889 Powell St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-7975 Web: https://www.alepheatery.com/ Instagram: @alepheatery Advice: Reservations suggested With it’s focus on vegetarian Middle Eastern cuisine, the owners have created a wonderful vibe at their Eastside eatery. Over a couple of visits I have…

LA BOQUERIA TASTING ROOM

291 East Pender, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-4300 Web: https://www.boqueria.ca instagram @boqueria.ca Advice: No reservations. With it’s focus on the Basque style, it’s the food and drink of San Sebastian that will lure you in to this hotspot with a great…

DO CHAY SAIGON VEGETARIAN

1392 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel:(604) 225-8349 Web: https://www.restaurantji.com/bc/vancouver/do-chay-/ Instagram @eatdochay Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese Vegetarian fare this humbled eatery is offering up delicious eats on the edge of the Little Saigon neighborhood in East Vancouver….

BILLY BUTTON DESSERT BAR

144 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3344 Web: https://www.billybuttondessertbar.com/menu Instagram @billybuttonvan Advice: No reservations. It is all about exquisite and creative desserts at this Mount Pleasant hot spot run by Chef Cody. Art on a plate is another way of…

The Bench Bakehouse

1641 Commercial Drive – unit #100 Tel: (604) 251-0677 Web: https://www.thebenchbakehouse.com/ Instagram @thebenchbakehouse Advice: Closed Monday. Located in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, this beautiful bakery café has an open kitchen for watching the bakers bake their delectable treats. From breads…

MOTT 32

1161 W Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 979-8886 Web: https://www.mott32.com/vancouver/ Instagram @mott32van Advice: Advance reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Fine Dining Chinese cuisine, the dining room is stunning, with elegant booths, table seating and a couple private dining rooms….

COM VIETNAMESE

7688 Alderbridge Way, Richmond Tel: (604) 285-2654 Web: https://www.comvietnamese.com/ Instagram @comvietnamese Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Traditional Vietnamese fare using local ingredients and dishes designed for sharing. You will find a beautifully designed room that is bright, high…

TONTON SUSHI

4018 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 428 2742 Web: http://sushitonton.com/ Instagram @tonton_sushi Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Japanese cuisine, owner/chef Jin offers a large selection of Japanese specialties, from sushi to hot pot to oshi sushi to udon…

SCRATCH KITCHEN

437 North Dollarton Hwy, Vancouver Tel: (604) 770-1237 Web: https://www.eatscratchkitchen.com/ Instagram @eatscratchkitchen Advice: reservations suggested As the name suggests, passionate owner Chefs Clay and Phil are making almost everything from scratch in their Deep Cove eatery. Here it is about…

AJS BROOKLYN PIZZA JOINT

325 E Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-5805 Web: http://ajsbrooklynpizzajoint.com/ Twitter @Ajsbklynpizza Instagram @ajsbklynpizzajoint Advice: No reservations. Specializing in Brooklyn style pizza, Aj’s is a popular Mount Pleasant neighborhood hangout for those that love pizza and beer. Here you have New…

BONUS BAKERY CAFÉ

1185 West Georgia Street Tel: (604) 620-5811 Web: https://www.instagram.com/bonus.bakery/ Instagram @bonus.bakery Advice: Counter service. Specializing in plant-based baking this centrally located downtown bakery café has some tasty treats on offer. They also have a full line-up of espresso-based beverages featuring…

UMA SUSHI

450 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-8588 Web: https://www.facebook.com/umasushibar/ Instagram @umasushi_bar Advice: Reservations suggested With it’s focus on Japanese cuisine, Owner/Chef Ping leads the kitchen sushi bar and kitchen in his homey restaurant. You will want to sit at…

CHEWIES BISCUIT CO

2822 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9996 Web: https://www.chewiesbiscuitco.com/ Instagram @chewiesbiscuits Advice: Counter service. Specializing in comfort food by way of delicious house-made biscuits with all sorts of fillings. These flaky buttery buttermilk baked biscuits are the real deal…

RHINOFISH NOODLE BAR

UPDATED 8/1/19 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 550 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-3389 Web: https://www.rhinofishnoodlebar.com Instagram @rhinofishnoodlebar Advice: Closed on Tuesdays. Specializing in Taiwanese noodle soups, Chef/Owner David Wu set out to serve up traditional dishes from his home country. He…

SPICY 6 FINE INDIAN CUISINE

1116 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-7999 Web: http://www.spicy6.com Twitter @Spicy6onrobson Instagram @spicy6eats Advice: Reservations suggested. Specializing in traditional Northern Indian cuisine, this 2nd floor eatery boasts a great window view of bustling Robson Street. Over a couple of visits I have…

THAI NEW WEST

424 E Columbia St, New Westminster Tel: (604) 544-7997 Web: http://www.thainewwest.com/ Twitter: @thainewwest Instagram @thainewwest Advice: Reservations suggested. Specializing in traditional Thai cuisine, this Sapperton neighborhood spot has a wonderful menu filled with classic flavourful dishes; owner Teg Brar opened…

COMO TAPERIA

209 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 879-3100 Web: https://www.comotaperia.com/ Twitter: @COMOTaperia Instagram @comotaperia Advice: No reservations, between 4-5 tapas hour type of service, after 5pm dinner. With it’s focus on Spanish tapas and drawing their inspiration from the tapas…

THE ITALIANS RESTAURANT

1220 Bute Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5034 Web: n/a Instagram @theitalians_vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s authentic Italian cooking Chef Matteo Vincenzi creates wonderous dishes out of a very small kitchen; the restaurant boasts a beautiful room with a wonderful…

UGLY DUMPLING

1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 258-0005 Web: https://uglydumpling.ca/ Instagram @uglydumpling.ca Advice: No reservations, go early or expect to wait in the line-up, open Thursday – Monday Chef Darren Gee and Van Doren Chan have worked their way up the…

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