Category: Restaurant Reviews

TMIX TEA AND DESSERT

3432 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 707-0275 Web: http://www.tmixtea.com/ Twitter: @TmixTea Advice: Counter service. It’s a dessert emporium with an Asian flare that is filled will all sorts of tantalizing desserts some made with regular waffles and others made with…

CROWBAR

646 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-crow Web:  http://www.crowbareastvan.com/ [email protected]_eastvan Advice: Open daily after 5pm. With it’s focus on creative cocktails and small plates, partners William Johnson and Jeremy Pigeon have created a notable spot in this neighborhood which marries inventive dishes…

APERO KITCHEN AND WINE BAR

1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921-2583 Web: https://aperokitchen.wordpress.com Twitter @apero_kitchen Advice: Reservations suggested, open nightly after 3pm. Specializing in Mediterranean flavours with a focus centred in Italy, Owner/Chef Haymo Elzenbaumer has created a wonderful menu filled with delicious…

KUMA IZAKAYA

1233 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-1177 Web: http://www.izakayakuma.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Open lunch and dinner daily. Specializing in Japanese fusion, this notable Izakaya is run by Chef Hyun Woo Kim who trained at a culinary school in…

VERIFOOD PASTA CAFÉ

1795 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-0300 Web: https://verifood.net/ Twitter: @Verifood_ Advice: Counter Service, eat-in, take-out Specializing in traditional Italian, this popular Westend cafe serves up house-made pastas with a variety of fillings and sauces, available in 2 sizes, regular and…

New Dishes at Ban Chok Dee in Maple Ridge

Ban Chok Dee recently opened their 2nd restaurant in Maple Ridge, I was invited to taste a selection of new dishes from Executive Chef Parinya Lopston’s menu. 1st dish: Yum Som-O (Pomelo Salad) – A Refreshingly light medley of flavours…

ROCKY POINT ICE CREAM

2800 Murray Street, Port Moody Tel: (604) 492-3119 Web: http://rockypointicecream.com/ Twitter: @RPIceCream Advice: Counter service. Established in 1997, this ice cream parlour has been serving customers for over 19 years, founded by Jamie & Yvette Cuthbert. Here it is all…

HUGOS TACOS CHURROS

7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond Web: http://hugoschurros.com/ Twitter: @Hugoschurros Advice: Counter Service. Located inside the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall near the Vancouver Airport, is this Mexican taco and churro spot run by Daniel Garcia. Located on the Southern side of…

KOZAKURA

280 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-720-3145 Web: http://www.kozakuragastown.ca/ Twitter @kozakuragastown Advice: Reservations for the bar only, between 5 and 9:30 p.m. Specializing in Kappo-style Japanese cuisine that originates in the Osaka area of Japan, Chef Keith Allison takes a nod from…

JAM CAFÉ

556 Beatty St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-1992 Web: http://jamcafes.com/vancouver/ Twitter: @JamCafeYVR Advice: No reservations. Open Daily 8am to 3pm. This is breakfast central and it’s one of the hippest in the city, consistently serving up some of the best breakfast…

TERROIR KITCHEN

2232 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 922-9266 Web: http://www.terroirkitchen.com/ Twitter: @TerroirKitchen Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Closed Monday. With it’s focus on Mediterranean flavours Owner/Chef Faizal Kassam has created a wonderful menu filled with delicious food in a beautiful dining…

NIGHTINGALE

1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.695.9500 Web: http://hawknightingale.com/ Twitter @NightingaleRest Advice: Reservations are a must. With it’s focus on Canadian cuisine, Head Chef Phil Scarfone leads the kitchen here at Chef David Hawksworth’s new stunner. The 2 level eatery,…

BASIL GARDEN

2889 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-871-9998 Twitter: n/a Instagram: basilgarden Advice: No reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located in the heart of Renfrew Heights, it’s all about traditional Vietnamese fare at this family run eatery. My friends Kenji and Alan joined me…

HOUSE SPECIAL

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2939 Web: http://www.housespecial.ca/ Twitter: @housespecialvan Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese fare, brother and sister, owners Victoria and Patrick Do have added a modern touch to their family recipes….

DIP ICE CREAM

UPDATED 3/30/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2967 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: https://m.facebook.com/dipicecream Twitter: n/a Instagram: @dipkitsilano Advice: Counter service. With it’s focus on dipping ice cream cones into delicious chocolates, owners Robyn Lulleyman and Tanya Shklanka have created a…

MISTER

1141 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2833 Web: http://madebymister.com/ Twitter @madebymister Advice: Counter service. Open daily. With it’s focus on nitro Ice cream, owners Michael Lai and Tommy Choi have turned a dream of using liquid nitrogen-churned artisanal ice cream…

NAMMOS ESTIATORIO

3980 Fraser St, Vancouver Tel:(604) 428-6850 Web: http://www.nammos.ca/ Twitter @NammosVan Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Greek cuisine, this Fraserhood hotspot is welcoming in both ambiance and delicious food. My friend Justin joined me as we shared multiple dishes…

BACCANO RESTAURANTE

UPDATED 8/10/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1889 W 1st Ave, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-6920 Web: http://www.baccanovancouver.com/ Twitter: @BaccanoVancouve Advice: Takes reservations, walkins welcome. With it’s star patio setting, Executive Chef Zach Steele leads the kitchen where he offers up a creative and flavourful…

CHICKPEA

Hornby and Cordova, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://ilovechickpea.ca/ Twitter: @ILoveChickpea Advice: Follow them on twitter for updated opening times and on the Streetfood App. Specializing in Vegetarian comfort food with a Mediterranean twist, owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani have…

SPACCA NAPOLI PIZZERIA

2801 St Johns Street, Port Moody Tel: (604) 939-5800 Web: https://pizzeriaspaccanapoli.com/ Twitter @Spacca_NapoliPM Advice: No reservations. Closed Monday’s. Specializing in the Italian Napolitana style, this pizzeria is a gem worth the drive from one part of the city to the other….

COCORU CHICKEN

2140-8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 285-8569 Instagram: cocoruworld Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes reservations and walk-ins welcome. It’s all about fried chicken at this gem which specializes in Korean fried chicken offering up diners several different takes on their delicious…

Bonjour Marketplace

8496 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-889-6865 Web: http://bonjourmarket.ca/ Instagram: @bonjour_marketplace Hours: 10am – 7pm daily Bonjour Marketplace is a run by a few families, they feature a Natural Food Store as well as their own smoothie and soups bar inside the…

INGRAIN PASTIFICIO

1133 Mt Seymour Rd #126, North Vancouver Tel: 604 988 8926 Web: http://ingrainpastificio.com/ Twitter: @ingrainpasta Advice: No reservations. With pasta on my mind, and a yearning to visit a neighborhood that I hadn’t been to in awhile, Justin joined me…

LONG’S NOODLE HOUSE

4853 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-7879 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, cash only. With my friend Max’s craving for Long’s famous Xiao Long Bao, I joined him to share some of these Shanghainese soup dumplings, which then turned…

PORTO CAFE

2207 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-7667 Web: http://portocafe.com/ Twitter @portocoffee Advice: Open daily. Stylish café that is located close to the Olympic Village skytrain station just South of the Cambie bridge, it’s a fairly large space with high ceilings and wooden…

TACOS CATRINA

1187 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 566-9503 Web: http://www.tacoscatrina.ca/ Twitter: @CatrinaTacos Advice: Counter service. Closed Mondays. As a taco lover, it isn’t just about tacos, it is about the flavours and unique variations of the Mexican tacos that makes me…

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