Category: Restaurant Reviews

LEE’S DONUTS

1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-4021 Advice: Make sure to get the Glazed donuts fresh out of the oven and you are pretty much guaranteed to do that at 9:05 am daily. Lee’s has been in the Granville Island Market…

CHAU

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1500 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-682-8020 Web: http://www.chauvancouver.com/ Advice: If you are in a hurry then this is not the place to go, if you have some time to enjoy a great meal then go…

CAFE VANCOUVER

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 883 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4446 Advice: Try all of the Turkish specialties. A Turkish Delight, a café on the edge of Yaletown that specializes in Turkish Coffee, made just like it should be made…

PANADERIA SABOR LATINO BAKERY

1211 Nanaimo, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3320 Advice: Call ahead for the pineapple pie and other treats if there is a certain sweet you are craving. Latin American food in Vancouver has been hard to come by over the past years, now…

MEMPHIS BLUES

1342 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.215.2599 Web: http://www.memphisbluesbbq.com Advice: The beans that are served as a side are made with pork fat, this is something you should know if you don’t eat pork. No reservations accepted. For authentic Southern Bbq,…

MELRICHES

1244 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-5282 Advice: sit inside or outside on the back patio. Located on bustling Davie, Melriches has been a neighborhood favorite for many years, they really know how to serve the community. From comfortable seating to…

KHAI

2184 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-677-6767 Web: http://www.khaithai.com/ Advice: If you like it spicy, ask them to make it spicy. With a view overlooking Kitsilano beach, Khai serves up an array of fast food for inside eating or for take…

CIOPPINO’S

1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-7466 Web: http://www.cioppinosyaletown.com/ Advice: Make an advance reservation, if you have a large party then ask to be seated in the wine room. This is one of my long time favourite restaurants that I visit…

DHARMA KITCHEN

3667 W. Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-738-3899 Advice: no alcohol is served here. Their slogan is “The Food of Mindlfulness” and the Wikipedia defines this as calm awareness of one’s body functions, feelings, content of consciousness. This is a colourful place…

OMNITSKY DELI

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED (relocated to Oak Street) 5866 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-321-1818 Web: www.omnitskykosher.com Advice: They are closed Saturdays. This kosher deli located across from Oakridge Centre features a wide range of deli sandwiches, hot dogs, soups…

RED DOOR

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2996 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-5699 Web: www.reddoor.ca Advice: Tell them they should add brown rice to their menu. Order ahead for curbside pickup. Asian fusion is where it is at here at this pan…

LA BUCA

4025 MacDonald Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.730.6988 Web: http://www.labuca.ca Twitter: @LaBuca Advice: Make a reservation. You can drive past La Buca and not realize you’ve just missed one of the greatest little Italian restaurants in town. Little because La Buca is…

FINCH’S TEA & COFFEE HOUSE

353 West Pender, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-4040 Web: http://www.finchteahouse.com/ Advice: Expect to line-up for a table at noontime as they do not take reservations. Lunchtime at Finch’s is a time to sit down and take some time out of your day…

BANDIDAS TAQUERIA

2781 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.568.8224 Web: http://www.bandidastaqueria.com/index.html Advice: Don’t be afraid to mix and match the tacos, weekend brunch can be quite popular and you can expect to wait awhile for a table. With an eclectic array of customers…

CARDERO BOTTEGA

1016 Cardero Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-0450 Web: www.carderobottega.com Advice: Don’t be afraid to change the toppings if they are not on the sandwich you choose. Hidden away in the Westend is a sandwich shop that I had heard about, and…

QOOLA

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1116 Denman, Vancouver Tel: 604-801-6338 Web: http://qoola.com Twitter: @qoola Advice: ask for a sample. Frozen yogurt is the draw here, with 4 flavours to choose from including their original, chocolate, green tea and.a monthly…

SABRA RESTAURANT

3844 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-4912 Web: http://www.sabrakosherrestaurant.com Advice: They are closed Saturdays. Call a day ahead for the whole wheat challah. This is Vancouver’s only Glatt Kosher Restaurant, they have a good falafel bar that features many different toppings…

TRATTORIA ITALIAN KITCHEN

1850 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-732-1441 Web: http://www.trattoriakitchen.ca/ Advice: The room is noisy all the time, waits can be awhile at peak times, the wait is worth it. This is one of my favourite restaurants, centrally located in Kitsilano….

MAENAM

1938 W 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-730-5579 Web: http://www.maenam.ca/ Twitter: @maenam Advice: tell the server what level of spice you would like when placing your order, dishes are spicy here. All my friends were suggesting that I try Maenam, so…

CRU

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1459 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-677-4111 Web: www.cru.ca Twitter: @CruRestaurant Advice: Make and advance reservation I dined here recently with some friends and had a wonderful meal. Cru specializes in serving small plates and more…

LATITUDE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3250 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-875-6246 Web: http://www.latitudeonmain.com/ Twitter: @latitudeonmain Advice: reservations not necessary. I dined here on the hottest day of the year actually the hottest in Vancouver’s history, I was amazed by how…

CAMPAGNOLO

1020 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-484-6018 Web: www.campagnolorestaurant.ca Twitter: @Campagnolomain Advice: Park around the back, entrance is on Main street. I have been here for lunch and dinner and my preference is the dinner menu. The menu, crafted by Executive…

SIMPLY THAI

1211 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-642-0123 Web: http://www.simplythairestaurant.com/ Advice: Make a reservation I have been going to this restaurant ever since they opened in downtown Vancouver and years later it is still my favorite for Thai. On a recent visit…

GO FISH

1505 W. First Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-730-5040 Advice: They don’t take reservations. Open rain or shine, call for hours. Line-ups can be long on sunny days. I am a regular at this outside, take out seafood shack at Fisherman’s Wharf,…

SALT TASTING ROOM

45 Blood Alley,  Vancouver Tel: 604-633 – 1912 Web: www.salttastingroom.com Twitter: @SaltTastingRoom Advice: Look up Google maps to find the location. Living in Vancouver all my life, I thought that I knew where everything was until I tried to locate…

ACACIA FILLO BAR

1103 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-633-3884 Advice: They don’t take reservations Located nearby English Bay, Vera and Ziggy serve up their Bulgarian specialties. One of the house favorites is the ‘Spinach & Feta Banitza’ which can be described as a…

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