Category: Restaurant Reviews

BANANA LEAF

1096 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-683-3333 Web: www.bananaleaf-vancouver.com Advice: Write your name on the chalkboard to get a table. This is my favourite Malaysian restaurant in the city and it is also my favourite location I like it for their…

DOT DESSERTS

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5556 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-327-6368 Web: http://www.dotdesserts.ca Advice: You need to order the Big Doe Parfait at least one day in advance. Japanese style parfaits is the specialty at this neighborhood dessert emporium…

Q4

UPDATED 2013 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2611 West 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-4444 Web: www.q4restaurant.com Advice: Bring cash or credit as they don’t take debit. I joined a group of friends for pasta night, well that wasn’t exactly the reason for…

CAFE CREPE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2861 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-488-1326 Web: n/a Advice: Breakfast served daily to 3pm. This Parisian creperie doesn’t only serve amazing crepes, you will find my favourite savoury crepe, Tuna with Swiss Cheese ($7.50) without…

LA QUERCIA

3689 W 4th Ave., Vancouver Tel: 604-676-1007 Web: http://www.laquercia.ca/ Advice: Make an advance reservation. Outstanding food, Italian without the tradition, this is a foodie place that is intimate and small with great service, a good old world wine selection and…

JOE FORTES

777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-1940 Web: www.joefortes.ca Advice: Ask for a table upstairs or in the corner if you wish privacy. Valet your car as their isn’t much parking on Robson or nearby. Outstanding fish selections and service made…

BIG CITY CUPCAKES

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2206 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-8881 Web: http://www.bigcitycupcakes.com/ Advice: Craving a cupcake …… It is all about the cupcakes here, from the different icing tops to the fillings to the cutesy names. I had…

CANTEEN MITRA

3034 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-874-9820 Web: n/a Advice: Cash only. Ask for whole wheat pita, if you don’t want hot sauce make sure you tell them. The Chicken Shawarma wrap ($6) is a lunchtime favorite of mine made with…

LA TAQUERIA

322 West Hastings Street ,Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4406 Web: http://www.lataqueria.ca/ Twitter: @LaTaqueriaYVR Advice: Join the line-up to place your order. Cash only. I love Mexican food and am always quite excited to learn of a new Mexican restaurant opening in the…

THE SHEBEEN WHISK(E)Y HOUSE

210 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-9779 Web:  http://www.irishheather.com/gallery.php?id=shebeen Advice: Open nightly Tues – Sat, you won’t find an entrance on the street-front as they are located to the rear of The Irish Heather. Located in the back behind The Irish Heather,…

TWO CHEFS AND A TABLE

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 305 Alexander St, Vancouver Tel: 778-233-1303 Web: http://twochefsandatable.com Twitter: @2chefsandatable Advice: Make an advance reservation. Go for one of their wine & dinner events or beer & dinner events and treat yourself to something extraordinary….

YEW RESTAURANT

791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-9333 Web: http://www.fourseasons.com/vancouver/dining.html Advice: Go early for breakfast, make a reservation for lunch or dinner. Sit in one of their booths. I wish that I could live here and dine from breakfast, lunch and…

MACFALAFEL

3685 W 10th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-4403 Advice: cash only. This west side spot has some delicious chicken shawarma around and they have great hours from lunch thru late night daily. I had the #9 Chicken Shawarma plate ($5.99) with…

LITTLE MEXICO CANTINA

#150 – 3131 Chatham St., Richmond Tel: 604-272-5123 Web: http://www.littlemexicocantina.com/index.html Advice: Mild or spicy – you choose. Expect to wait a bit for a table at dinner on weekends. Located in Steveston area of South Richmond, my friend Sherri took…

GORILLA FOOD

101- 436 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-722-2504 Web: www.gorillafood.com Advice: cash only, the closest atm is a block away in Harbour Centre mall. If you are looking for RAW food in Vancouver then Gorilla Food is the place to go,…

CHAMBAR

562 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-7119 Webs: http://www.chambar.com Twitter: @chambar Advice: Make an advance reservation thru Open Table, try to get a table towards the rear of the restaurant. This is a long time favourite restaurant of mine and I…

LAS TORTAS

3353 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1402 Web: www.lastortas.ca Advice: Taking it to go, do yourself a favour and call ahead With a line-up out the door at this gourmet Mexican sandwich shop I knew that I had to try it….

NUBA

1206 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel:  778-371-3266 Web: http://nuba.ca/nubaseymour.html Twitter: @nubatown Advice: Call ahead for takeout. The hot sauce is great and it is not to hot. This is one of my favourite places in the city for Falafel, it is…

DON GUACAMOLES

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1333 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2295 Advice: The line-up moves quickly. The place is always packed with people who love great Mexican food from locals to esl students missing the food from back home, After…

EARLS YALETOWN

1095 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel 604-688-4990 Web: http://www.earls.ca Advice: Get ready to have a great time. Of all their locations around I especially like their Yaletown location for their seating, décor and lounge like vibe. It is a great location…

THE GALLERY CAFE

750 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-2233 Web:  http://www.thegallerycafe.ca/ Advice: There are empty glasses on the glass wall after the cash register along with ice and great tap water. Located upstairs inside the Vancouver Art Gallery this café offers a wonderful…

ITALIAN KITCHEN TO GO

1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-2890 Web: www.theitaliankitchen.ca Advice: Weekdays only, take out only. As much as I love Italian Kitchen and Trattoria, it took me awhile to make a visit to their ever popular, trendy Italian Kitchen to Go….

DULCINEA SPANISH CAFÉ

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-2699 Web http://www.dulcineachocolatecafe.com Advice: Try their chocolate taster, great free wifi. Chocolate, passionate and all is wonderful. I fell in love with this place on my first visit and since…

SPLITZ GRILL

4242 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-875-9711 Web: http://www.splitzgrill.com Advice: Remember to tell them if you want the burgers by themselves or the combos. This is the place for burgers in the city, these aren’t ordinary burgers either. Try the Chicken…

KAPLAN’S STAR DELI

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5775 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-263-2625 Advice: Ask for lean or extra lean for any of the meat sandwiches. This Jewish deli has been part of the community for many years, my friends and I…

GAIA BISTRO

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2055 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-5022 Web: http://www.gaiabistro.ca/ Advice: Closed Sundays I had heard about a restaurant serving Israelli cuisine and I had to visit. The décor is colourful in this Kerrisdale eatery specializing…

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