Category: Chinatown

KOKOMO

611 Gore Avenue, Vancouver Tel:(604) 428-6599 Web: https://www.heykokomo.ca/ Instagram @heykokomo Advice: Counter service. Specializing in plant-based bowls, and other dishes, owner Katie Ruddle has designed a beautiful room that features Chef Mark Singson at the helm. Over a couple of…

KLAUS’S KAFFEE HAUS

291 E. Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6735 Web: http://www.klauskaffeehaus.com/ Twitter: @KandJFoodTruck Instagram: @klaus_kaffee_haus Advice: Open daily. An Austrian style café in the heart of Chinatown is a one of a kind, unique café that features home-made savoury and sweet…

JUKE FRIED CHICKEN

182 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-5853 Web: http://www.jukefriedchicken.com/ Instagram: @jukefriedchicken Advice:No Reservations, take out counter. It’s all about fried chicken and ribs at this one of a kind eatery which is owned by Justin Tisdall, Chef Bryan Satterford and…

THE TUCK SHOPPE

237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-6773 Web: http://www.thetuckshoppe.com/ Twitter: @the_tuckshoppe Advice: Counter service. With a focus on sandwiches and salads, restaurateurs Adam Merpaw and Zach Buckman grew up in cities where they would visit their favourite tuck shoppes in the…

JUNIPER

185 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1695 Web: http://www.junipervancouver.com/ Twitter @eatatjuniper Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With a focus on Cascadian cuisine, this bar restaurant does both ever so well. The bar is the shiner here where top barmen mix up a…

BIG TROUBLE

UPDATED 10/25/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-779-3804 Web: http://www.bigtroubleyvr.com/ Twitter: @bigtroubleyvr Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Passion and perfection are the best words to describe this gem that features Chef Felix Zhou who leads the small kitchen along…

PROPAGANDA COFFEE

209 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.propagandacoffee.ca/ Twitter: @ppgdacoffee Advice: Open daily. Stylish cafe that is large and spacious in the heart of bustling Chinatown, with a large steel table top sharing table. The coffee bar is sleek…

TORAFUKU

958 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-903-2006 Web: http://torafuku.ca/ Twitter: @torafukuYVR Advice: Closed Mondays. No reservations. Sharing table. Taking Modern Asian to another level, owners, Chef Clement Chan and Chef Steve Kuan who both also own the popular Le Tigre Food…

SAI WOO

160 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1117 Web: http://www.saiwoo.ca/ Twitter: @doyousaiwoo Advice: Reservations suggested. With a nod to the history of its 1930’s predecessor, Sai Woo Chop Suey, occupied the same footprint, and the contemporary version is poised to become…

BESTIE

105 East Pender, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-1175 Web: http://bestie.ca/ Twitter: @bestiewurst Advice: No reservations, late night eats on Friday and Saturday til 1am. Known for their Currywurst this popular eatery features German street food in the heart of Chinatown, it’s a…

CRACKLE CRÈME

245 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-847-8533 Web: http://cracklecreme.com/ Twitter: @cracklecreme Advice: Closed Monday & Tuesday Dessert lovers will be in heaven at this Crème Brulee and Waffles emporium where chef/owner Daniel Wong creates a variety of house-made crème brulee and…

PAZZO CHOW

620 Quebec Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-1700 Web: www.pazzochow.com Twitter: @pazzochow Advice: Limited seating. Closed Monday. When you are passionate about creating food for the people, you do what Maya Sciarretta did, awhile back she founded Sugo Sauce, making her own…

MATCHSTICK COFFEE

213 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-0213 Web: http://www.matchstickcoffee.com/ Twitter: @MatchstickYVR Advice: Sit at the communal table and meet others. Known for their popular hip café and coffee roastery in East Van, the passionate owners have created yet another center of…

MAMIE TAYLORS

251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-8818 Web: http://mamietaylors.ca/ Twitter: @MamieTaylors Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner. Off the beaten track in the ever growing foodie haven of Chinatown, I followed one my favourite chefs who I came to know at his…

DUNLEVY SNACK BAR

UPDATED 7/31/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 433 Dunlevy, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-0454 Web: http://www.dunlevysnackbar.com/ Twitter: @DunlevySnackbar Advice: Order everything and that is an option, for a specific price listed on the menu you can have every single dish on the food…

THE PARKER

UPDATED 6/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-779-3804 Web: http://theparkervancouver.com Twitter: @ParkerVancouver Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Add the flashlight app to your iphone, it will come in handy when reading the menu. As one who can appreciate…

OYSTER EXPRESS

296 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-3300 Twitter: @oysterexpress Web: http://www.oysterexpress.ca/ Advice: Happy Hour Tues – Thurs from 4-6pm Buck a shuck oysters. Located on the Eastern edge of Chinatown, this very cool nautical themed room has rounded windows and is…

DUNLEVY SNACK BAR

UPDATED 7/31/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 433 Dunlevy, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-0454 Web: http://www.dunlevysnackbar.com/ Twitter: @DunlevySnackbar Advice: Not open in the evenings yet. As you peak in the window you get a sense of a place that has character, there is…

EAST OF MAIN CAFÉ

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 223 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-2777 Web: http://eastofmaincafe.com/ Twitter: @eastofmaincafe Advice: Call to reserve ahead if you have a larger party. Every once in awhile when travelling you come across a restaurant that would…

HARVEST COMMUNITY FOODS

243 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-682-8851 Web: http://www.harvestunion.ca Twitter: @harvestunion Advice: 11am-8pm Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm Weekends. It’s a market and eatery that aspires to serving the community with all that is local on the edge of Chinatown and Strathcona. Beginning as ‘this…

PHNOM PENH

244 E Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 682-5777 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: The line-up is worth the long wait, take along a book to read while you wait. I am probably the last person in the city to dine…

CAFE BRIXTON

212 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-8200 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Sit at the communal table or at the window. Slightly secluded as it is off the beaten track of bustling Main Street in Chinatown/Strathcona, the café is…

EVERYTHING CAFÉ

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 75 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-3115 Web: http://www.everythingcafe.ca Twitter: @EverythingCafe Advice: Free wifi, table service. The name says it all and it’s all about Everything at this café. This is the latest eating spot…

JADE DYNASTY

137 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-683-8816 Web: n/a Advice: Dim Sum style is Cantonese I was in for dim sum recently joined by my friend Stephanie, their menu lists a variety of different Cantonese items for dim sum, since…

BAO BEI

163 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-0876 Web: http://www.bao-bei.ca/ Twitter: @baobei1 Advice: Good place to go with a friend so you can share dishes.  No reservations. In this vibrant room, diners are treated not only to a very cool room, Bao Bei…

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