Category: Westend

CAFÉ PORTRAIT

1120 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-6993 Web: Website on Facebook Instagram @cafeportrait_ Advice: No reservations, walkins welcome, check website for hours. A beautiful café that is filled with art in the form of portraits adorns the café walls at…

ITALIAN TOMATO

1047 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-0055 Web: https://italiantomato.ca/ Instagram @italian.tomato Advice: Walkins welcome, reservations suggested It’s all about pasta and pizza at this popular Italian eatery on Davie in the Westend. The menu choices are extensive featuring a large…

BOB POCHANA

1660 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3274 Web: http://www.bobpochana.com/ Instagram @bobpochana Advice: No reservations, counter service. Specializing in Thai food to go, this Bob Likes Thai Food offshoot is serving up the same great dishes they are known for in…

NOODLE ARTS

1739 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 673-5688 Web: https://noodlearts.com/ Instagram: @noodlearts_vancouver Advice:Open daily for lunch and dinner. Specializing in the Lanzhou style of noodles pulling long noodles is quite the art, here master chef makes the dough and hand pulls…

ARIKE RESTAURANT

1725 Davie St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9774 Web: https://arikerestaurant.ca/ Instagram: @arikerestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested on weekends, walk-ins always welcome. Dinner nightly. Love the African decor and the vibe at this West End spot where they specialize in West African cuisine…

THE ITALIANS RESTAURANT

1220 Bute Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5034 Web: n/a Instagram @theitalians_vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s authentic Italian cooking Chef Matteo Vincenzi creates wonderous dishes out of a very small kitchen; the restaurant boasts a beautiful room with a wonderful…

MUMBAI LOCAL

1148 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3281 Web: https://mumbailocal.ca/ Instagram @Mumbailocal.ca Advice: Walk-ins welcome, open daily. Specializing in Mumbai style street food, the kitchen is run by creative Chef Tushar Tondvalkar who has created a menu of dishes that balance…

IZAKAYA GONS

854 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-6404 Web: http://izakaya-gons.com/denman/ Twitter @IZAKAYA_Gons ‏ Instagram:@izakaya_gons Advice: Closed 3-5:30pm between lunch and dinner service daily, open late. With it’s Authentic Japanese izakaya focus this new eatery in the Westend serves up a beautiful…

DAVIE DOSA COMPANY

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-5899 Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/ Twitter @daviedosa Instagram @daviedosacompany Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. With it’s focus on authentic South Indian fare, owner Sharv Ramachandran is well versed in creating flavourful dishes with his chef…

THREE QUARTERS FULL CAFE

1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-859-4662 Web: https://www.facebook.com/3quartersfullcafe/ Twitter: @3quarters_full Advice: Open daily. With a Taiwanese bakery focus, Owner Kaiyu Lin has created a beautiful spacious café that not only features their house-made baked goods and desserts, the café also boasts a…

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…

LOS AMIGOS TACOS

1118 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-0220 Web: https://www.facebook.com/losamigostaqueria Twitter: @losamigostacos Advice: No reservations, counter service. Located in the heart of Davie Village, is this Mexican taco joint that serves authentic eats. It’s a simple set-up, run by a Mexican family…

SURA KOREAN RESTAURANT

1518 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-7872 Web: http://surakoreancuisine.com/ Twitter: @KoreanRoyalDine Advice: Reservations suggested. This past year I have had the chance to explore more flavours and dishes within Korean cuisine, dining at Sura was a wonderful experience. It’s a…

PAPPAROTI

1505 Robson St., Vancouver Tel: 604-336-2867 Web: www.papparoti.ca Twitter: @PappaRotiCanada Advice: Order at the espresso bar. Known all over Asia and the Middle East, this is their first location in Canada, the café opened recently featuring their buttery, coffee-caramel coated…

DAMSO MODERN KOREAN CUISINE

867 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 632-0022 Web: www.damso.ca Twitter: @DamsoRestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested. Exploring Korean cuisine has been of interest to me, I have had traditional dishes at other restaurants around, here the focus is on modern Korean and…

GREENHORN CAFÉ

994 Nicola St. Vancouver Tel: 604-428-2912 Web: www.greenhorncafe.com Twitter: @greenhorncafe Advice: Open 7am-7pm daily. I love cafes that are situated in the centre of a neighborhood, they aren’t on the busiest streets nor accessible by transit, this cafe is a…

LA CASITA TACOS

UPDATED 5/31/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1773 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 685-8550 Web: http://lacasitatacos.ca/ Twitter: @lacasitatacos Advice: DIY salsa bar. Office delivery. Located in the cultural melting pot of the Western end of Robson, surrounded by ramen eateries, is this…

BUCKSTOP

833 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-2528 Web: http://buckstop.ca/ Twitter: @BuckstopDenman Advice: Sharing is the way to go here if dining with friends. Yearning for a taste of barbq and beef ribs downtown, this saloon of sorts features Texas style…

TAVOLA

1829 Robson St,  Vancouver Tel: (604) 606-4680 Web: http://tavolavancouver.com Twitter: @TavolaVancouver Advice: If eating solo or not, snag a spot at the communal table. Hidden off the beaten track in the West End is spot that fills up fast nightly…

ESPANA RESTAURANT

1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-4040 Web: www.espanarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @espanayvr Advice: Don’t go solo, best place to go with at least one or two friends and share some dishes. Open late nightly. I love everything Spanish and Espana took me…

RIO BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE

689 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel:604-568-7722 Web: http://riobraziliansteakhouse.ca Twitter: @riovancouver Advice:  Green card up for servers to serve you Rodizio meat, Red card up for no service. Take a long a couple or more friends rather than going solo. Rodizio is…

NERO BELGIAN WAFFLE BAR

1703 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 706-0694 Web: n/a Twitter: @NeroWaffleBar Advice: Limited seating, take out is a good idea here when busy. Though it looks like a wooden cabin on the outside, once you step inside you have arrived…

GURKHA HIMALYAN KITCHEN

1141 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-565-7965 Web: http://gurkha.ca/ Twitter: @GURKHAca Advice: Take a friend or two to share and try more dishes. Patio in the rear. I have always had a curiousity about Nepalese cuisine, I was happy to discover…

NAT’S NEW YORK PIZZAERIA

1080 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-642-0700 Web: www.natspizza.com Advice: Pizza by the slice or by the pie. Garlic and roasted garlic is always free for toppings. Known for their pizza by the slice, these are no small time slices, think…

1181 LOUNGE

1181 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-3991 Web: www.tightlounge.com Advice: Usually very busy after 9pm, go early if you want to talk with friends. No cover charge and everyone is welcome. Located in the heart of Davie Village, this bar/lounge has…

NOOK

781 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4554 Web: http://www.nookrestaurant.ca/ Advice: Good place to go with a friend so you can share.  No reservations. I had heard so many great things about this restaurant, that it was a must to try and…

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