Category: Restaurant Reviews

JINYA RAMEN AND BAR

541 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 699-9377 Web: https://jinya-ramenbar.com/ Instagram @jinyaramenbar Advice: No reservations, give your name to the hostess for the lineup. Taking the ramen experience to the next level, this Jinya eatery also features a full bar program…

KULINARYA FILIPINO EATERY

1134 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-255-4155 Web: http://www.kulinarya.ca/wp/ Instagram @eatkulinarya Advice: Walkins welcome, advance reserverations for Kamayan. With it’s focus on Filipino cuisine, Rose Samaniego, owner has created a wonderful menu of dishes at this newly opened eatery. Asides from their offering…

CHEF LIEN VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

1331 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5436 Web: https://cheflien.ca/ Instagram @cheflien2017 Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. With it’s focus is on Vietnamese cuisine and an extensive menu selection of Pho and other soups, rice plates, and vermicelli bowls,…

SUPER HIRO’S RESTAURANT

2585 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (778) 737-3333 Web: http://super-hiros-restaurant.business.site/ Instagram @superhiros.restaurant Advice: Closed Sundays. With it’s focus on Omakase style, owner/chef Hiroki Watanabe changes the menu nightly at his Kitsilano restaurant that specializes in Japanese cuisine which only offers tasting menus. The…

PIVA RESTAURANT

787 Columbia Street, New Westminster Tel: 604-522-0221 Web: http://pivarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @PivaRestaurant Instagram: @pivanewwest Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. With it’s central downtown setting inside the Anvil Centre, Executive Chef Subraaz Abdullah leads the kitchen where he offers up a creative and…

DI BEPPE RESTAURANT

8 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-1122 Web: http://www.dibeppe.com/ Instagram @dibepperestaurant Advice: No reservations, walk-ins welcome, Wed-Sun dinner after 5pm It’s as if you’ve arrived in Italy, vibrant and beautiful, yet you are in Vancouver in the Gastown neighborhood…

SEOUL TRUCK STREET FOOD

Unit 2082-1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Tel: (604) 474-3511 Web: https://www.seoultruckstreetfood.ca/ Instagram @seoultruckstreetfood Advice: Counter service. It’s all about Korean snacks at this food court eatery inside the Henderson Place Mall, with a very cool decor of an actual food truck….

KITCHEN BY YUGO

792 Denman St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 623-2777 Web: http://restaurantyugo.com/ Twitter: @RestaurantYugo Instagram: @restaurantyugo Advice: Walk-ins welcome, reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Japanese French fusion cuisine, the chefs have created a wonderful menu featuring a selection of appetizers, nigiri and larger…

IGNITE PIZZERIA

2588 Main St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 564-2588 Web: http://www.ignitepizzeria.com/ Instagram @ignitepizzeria Advice: Counter service. Have a seat at the communal table if you are dining solo. Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Ignite offers whole pizza pies as well as…

MADRAS SPICE

6260 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 325-6555 Web: http://madrasspice.ca/ Twitter: @madrasspice6260 Instagram @MadrasSpice Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. My friend Zahra and I enjoyed some of the delicious South Indian and Indo-Chinese dishes as we shared many. I…

PANIDOR BAKERY CAFÉ

3080 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 877-3588 Web: https://m.facebook.com/panidorbakery/ Instagram @panidor_bakery Advice: Counter service. As a passionate baker, Mario Armitano has had a long baking career from starting out to running his popular bakery La Baguette et L’Echalote on Granville…

NORI

5900 University Blvd, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: www.facebook.com/noriubc Instagram: @nori_ubc Advice: Counter service. Closed Saturdays. Located on the campus of the University of British Columbia is a fast casual spot featuring Japanese focused dishes, it is a very well organized…

VIET HOUSE RESTAURANT

3420 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-9388 Web: http://www.viethouserestaurant.com Instagram: @viet_house_restaurant Advice: Open daily. Located in the heart of Cambie Village, it’s focus is on Vietnamese cuisine with an extensive menu selection of vermicelli bowls, pho and other soups, rice bowls,…

NEMESIS COFFEE

302 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: https://www.facebook.com/coffeecreatingculture/ Instagram: @nemesis.coffee Advice: Counter service. With it’s focus on not only crafting the best coffee beverages and featuring the top coffee roasters from around the world, they also have an equally…

1927 LOBBY LOUNGE

801 W. Georgia, Vancouver Tel: (604) 682-5566 Web: https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-georgia-vancouver/dining/1927-lobby-lounge Twitter:@RWHotelGeorgia Advice: Walkins Welcome, on the 2nd floor, entrance from the lobby. An elegant lounge inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia features a selection of tasty plates from Executive Head Chef Harold Lemos and…

ATLAS STEAK & FISH

4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby Tel: (604) 453-0776 Web: http://atlassteakandfish.com/menus/burnaby/ Instagram @atlasburnaby Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on steak and fish, this modern restaurant inside the Delta Burnaby Hotel is where Chef James Thomson leads the kitchen and…

CHICKPEA

4298 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-0602 Web: http://ilovechickpea.ca/ Twitter @ILoveChickpea Instagram @ilovechickpea Advice: Walkins welcome. With it’s focus on Middle Eastern cuisine that is 100% plant based, owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani have created a great vibe at…

ITALIAN KITCHEN

860 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-2858 Web: http://www.glowbalgroup.com/italiankitchen/ Twitter: @Glowbal_Group Instagram: @ikbyglowbal Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. Taking it up a notch, Italian Kitchen had recently relocated from their Alberni street digs, and reinvented themselves in an almost 2.0…

Foodie Visit to Whistler during Cornucopia

Outside of the Whistler Cornucopia festival  that I attended last month, I also visited some places on my own starting off with dinner at Hunter Gather which opened about 6 months ago. The restaurant is quite large with lots of seating…

SPADE

1858 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4092 Web: http://www.spadecoffee.ca/ Instagram @spadevancouver Advice: Coffee bar by day and small plates/cocktails/wine bar by night With years of experience in the coffee industry, owner Sammy Piccolo knows a thing or two about precision and…

ORTO ARTISAN PASTA

1600 MacKay, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 929-0203 Web: www.ortoartisanpasta.com Instagram @ortoartisanpasta Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday. With it’s focus on Italian cooking, owners, Chef Steeve Raye and his mother Brigitte have created a wonderous place with an open kitchen, along…

BOTANIST

1038 Canada Place (2nd floor), Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5500 Web: www.botanistrestaurant.com Twitter: @botanistdining Instagram: @botanistdining Advice: Advance reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Mediterranean-inspired cooking, Mexican-born chef Hector Laguna has done an astonishing job creating a wonderful menu of dishes for…

MANOUSH’EH

620 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 440-4402 Web: https://www.manousheh.ca/ Instagram @manoushehbc Advice: Counter service. Here it is all about their traditional Lebanese flatbreads and they make them savory and sweet. All the baking is done in their stone oven in…

AFGHAN KITCHEN

Unit 115, 16120 24 Avenue, Surrey Tel: (604) 727-0070 Web: https://aksurrey.com/ Instagram: @aksurrey Advice:  Reservations suggested, live belly dancing on Friday & Saturday nights. Closed Mondays. With it’s focus on Afghan cuisine, the owners have created a beautiful decorated room…

MRKT EAST

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.parqvancouver.com/restaurants/mrkt-east/ Twitter: @parqvancouverbc Instagram: @parqvancouverbc Advice: Counter service, order then pay, open daily. On the second floor of Parq Vancouver on the JW Marriott side. Inspired by Singapore night markets, this is an…

Field Trip to Abbotsford

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

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