Category: Restaurant Reviews

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…

TANGRAM CREAMERY

2729 Arbutus St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-8609 Web: Instagram Twitter: @tangramcreamery Advice: Closed Monday and Tuesday. With it’s focus on creamy ice cream, owners Michael Wong and Tinn Chan have already achieved this accolade. Their beautiful new ice cream scoop…

CABRITO TAPAS

2270 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-7636 Web: http://www.cabrito.ca/ Twitter: @cabritotapas Advice: Takes reservations for 6+, walkins welcome. Live music on Sunday nights. After a couple of visits to this Spanish tapas abode, I always enjoy Yared Nigussu’s colourful mural which makes…

SNOWY VILLAGE DESSERT CAFÉ

#113-8571 Alexandra Road, Richmond Tel: (778) 681-7832 Web: https://www.instagram.com/snowyvillagevan/ Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, counter service for take-out. It’s a Korean dessert café that specializes in the Bingsoo type of shaved ice dessert. Here they coin their shaved ice creations as…

BAI BUA THAI CUISINE

2443 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-9699 Web: http://www.baibuathaicuisine.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome, closed Mondays. Specializing in Bangkok Street food, this family run eatery has created a wonderful menu filled with classic flavourful dishes. I had the…

CHEF TONY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

101 – 4600 No. 3 Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 279-0083 Web: http://cheftonycanada.com/en/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. With many restaurants around the region offering dim-sum, you must be in the know to which ones are not only good but ones…

DOOLAMI DESSERT

8030 Granville St, Vancouver Tel: (778) 737-7123 Web: Instagram Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, opens nightly at 7pm, put your name on the clipboard list at the door. Shaved ice is a popular frozen treat in Asia which is becoming…

DUNN’S FAMOUS

827 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-682-8938 Web:  http://www.dunnsfamousbc.com Twitter: @DunnsFamousBC Advice: Takes reservations, walkins-welcome, deli counter. I have visited this downtown Jewish style deli many times over the past few years, recently they added a deli counter in the front…

BIN 941

941 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-683-1246 Web: http://www.bin941.com/ Twitter: @Bin941 Advice: No reservations. This longtime standing eatery was a local haunt of mine years ago when Chef Gord Martin got the ball rolling so to speak on the tapas wagon….

THAI CONFUSION

UPDATED 6/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 117 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8385 Web: http://www.thaiconfusion.com/ Twitter @ThaiConfusion Advice: Takes reservations. Taking elements from traditional Thai dishes with bold flavours, owner/chef Tai Keattivanichvily plays with the ingredients to turn out wonderous…

LATAB

UPDATED 2/14/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 983 Helmcken Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-7004 Web: http://latab.ca/ Twitter: @latabfood Advice: Reservations suggested This is where ingredients come to play, where the chefs create wonderous dishes, small plates, bold in flavour.  Chef Kris Barnholden…

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