Category: Restaurant Reviews

GEORGE LOUNGE

1137 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-628-5555 Web: www.georgelounge.com Twitter: @GeorgeLounge Advice: Sit at the bar if wish to experience the wonderful madness happen in front of your eyes. Impressive happening ultra lounge and bar scene with a very cool vibe,…

HAWKER’S DELIGHT

4127 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-709-8188 Web: n/a Advice: Let me know if you want your dishes spicy or non-spicy, don’t be afraid to ask them to omit an ingredient or two as you wish. Asian comfort food, large portions…

VOYA RESTAURANT

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1177 Melville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-639-voya Web: http://www.voya-restaurant.com/ Twitter: @voyavancouver Advice: Have the bartender or server guide you through the wine and cocktail list before you order. In this stunning room, diners are treated…

SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT

5251 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-261-0011 Web: www.shaughnessyrestaurant.com Advice: Request a window seat overlooking the gardens. Sitting in a spectacular setting this is a delightful restaurant for lunch, dinner or brunch before or after a visit to VanDusen Gardens. The…

THE DIAMOND

6 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel:  n/a Web: www.di6mond.com Advice: Order a couple of different items if you are hungry as they are fairly small. Love the room with their exposed brick walls, this is a shining star for cocktails and…

VOYA LOUNGE

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1177 Melville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-639-voya Web: http://www.voya-restaurant.com/food-and-drinks/lounge Advice: DJ spins live music on Thursday from 4 – 8pm. And Friday & Saturday, 10:30 pm – 2am Located in the Loden Hotel, Voya is lounge…

GOLDIES RUSTIC PIZZA

605 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.681.0650 Web: n/a Advice: If you are in a hurry, window service will be the fastest during the busy lunchtime rush. They have vegan pizzas upon request. Pizza pie, pizza pie oh my pizza…

BISHOP’S

2183 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-738-2025 Web:  http://www.bishopsonline.com/ Advice: Reservations are recommended in advance. Truly one of a kind, after almost 25 years serving the best in Canadian cuisine, many of the country’s best chefs were trained here by…

VIJ’S RANGOLI

1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-5711 Web: http://www.vijsrangoli.ca/ Advice: They don’t’ take reservations. Located next door to the sister restaurant Vij’s, Rangoli is the more casual of the two, a gem that is bright and colourful with an open…

DEACON’S CORNER

101 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-1555 Web: www.deaconscorner.ca Twitter: @ Deacons_Corner Advice: Don’t be afraid to ask. Since I was at the corner of Main and Alexander to have my breakfast, I was very curious to know who Deacon was…

THE REFINERY

1115 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel:  604-687-8001 Web: http://www.therefineryvancouver.com/ Twitter: @TheRefineryVan Advice: Don’t be afraid to experiment on what goes in your cocktail, if what you desire is not on the cocktail menu, ask the bartenders to make your creation. Mixing…

BOULANGERIE CHO PAIN

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1165 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-4271 Web: www.boulangerie-chopain.com Advice: Ask when the filled croissants are coming out of the oven and line-up. If you love a great loaf of bread and croissants this is the…

THOMAS HAAS

2539 W. Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-1848, Web: www.thomashaas.com Advice: For now they closed on Sunday and Monday. Thomas Haas is not only creative and passionate at creating chocolates and pastries, he is world renown and knows how to romance us…

SCIUE ITALIAN BAKERY CAFFE

126 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-7263 Web: http://www.sciue.ca/ Advice: You can order halves of the sandwiches if you ask. This Italian style café is always buzzing with activity, the presentation of the foods, beverages and desserts is everything and here…

THE FLYING TIGER

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2958 W 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-737-7529 Web: www.theflyingtiger.ca   Advice: Make a reservation, take a long a friend or two, order a variety of dishes to share.     From the moment I entered…

MOMENTO COFFEE HOUSE

UPDATED 9/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2766 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-9900 Web: www.momentocoffeehouse.com Twitter: @momentocoffee Advice: Try a coffee from their Siphon Bar. Creative minds will be happy here at this smallish yet very cool café for those craving…

MODERNE BURGER

2507 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0005 Web: http://www.moderneburger.com/ Advice: add extra fixins as you so desire, several choices on the menu. I am so happy that I made a visit to this long time burger emporium in Kitsilano after friends…

EL CENTRO MEXICAN RESTAURANT

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1232 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-9200 Web: not yet Advice: They offer takeout but they don’t have takeout menus, ask the owner for a menu. Complimentary bowl of tortilla chips are served with a red…

POURHOUSE

162 Water Street, Vancouver Tel:  604-568-7022 Web: http://www.pourhousevancouver.com/ Twitter: @pourhouse_van Advice: If you are thinking of dining at their Chef’s Table (holds 6 people), one seating each night and must be booked at least 48 hours ahead, although since it…

LA TERRAZZA

1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-4449 Web: http://laterrazza.ca Advice: Attend one of their winemaker dinners and have yourself a wonderful experience. I have had some outstanding meals here including one of their winemaker dinners which was an extraordinary experience. You…

TWISTED FORK BISTRO

1147 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-0749 Web: http://www.twistedforkbistro.ca/index2.php Twitter: @TwstdForkBistro Advice: If you go between 6pm-7pm Mon – Sat –order the Blue Fence special for $25. I first sampled their food at Feast of Fields a few weeks ago and…

BRIX

1138 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-915-9463 Web: www.brixvancouver.com Twitter: @brixvan Advice: Must try is their thin crust pizzas on their late night menu. Romantic, I always feel as I am in a secluded and intimate place when dining here as…

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…

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