Category: Restaurant Reviews

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.facebook.com/eatdochay/ 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…

SOPRA SOTTO PIZZERIA

1510 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Phone: (604) 251-7586 Web: http://www.soprasottovancouver.com/ Instagram @soprasotto.vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. Inspired by Nonna’s cooking, this Italian focussed eatery features Executive Chef, Enrico Fratoni who has brought fresh, local and approachable fare to the neighbourhood. I have dined a…

MANGIA CUCINA

2211 Manitoba Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-5445 Web: https://www.mangiacucina.com/ Twitter: @mangia604 Instagram @mangia604 Advice: Reservations suggested This charming house is the setting for this Italian cuisine focussed eatery run by Sicilian born Chef Allessandro who’s menu is filled with favourite dishes…

Uno Gelato

2579 W Broadway, Vancouver Web: https://www.unogelato.com/ Twitter: @unogelatoyvr Instagram @unogelato.yvr Advice: Counter service. When Maestro James creates something or anything for that matter, you know it’s going to be good. He is the master when it comes to precision and…

ANGUS T

1036 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5989 Web: n/a Instagram: @angust_vancouver Advice: Counter service. A beautiful bakeshop in the heart of Yaletown that keeps things simple, they offer a selection of in-house baked croissants, cinnamon buns along with espresso drinks…

HON’S WONTON HOUSE

25 E. 2nd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 708-0306 Web: http://www.honswontonhouse.com/ Instagram @honswonton Advice: No reservations, complimentary hot tea. With it’s homage to the original Hon’s that was founded locally in the 1970’s; the popular Chinese eats focused eatery is in…

MUMBAI LOCAL

1148 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3281 Web: https://mumbailocal.ca/ Instagram @Mumbailocal.ca Advice: Walk-ins welcome, open daily. Specializing in Mumbai style street food, the kitchen is run by creative Chef Tushar Tondvalkar who has created a menu of dishes that balance…

ORIGO CLUB

110-6888 River Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 285-8889 Web: https://origoclub.ca/ Instagram @origoclub Advice: Reservations suggested, closed Mondays. With it’s focus on French cuisine and French wines this beautiful new restaurant does it all so well. It’s fine dining, sophisticated and welcoming,…

PEPINO’S SPAGHETTI HOUSE

631 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 254-5633 Web: https://pepinos.ca/ Twitter: @pepinothemouse Instagram: @ pepinosspaghettihouse Advice: No reservations. With its nod to the old Nicks which was the locale for over 60 years prior; Pepino’s takes the reign mastering the Italian…

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