Tag: Dinner

Exploring HK style cuisine at Happy Day Cafe

One of the cities longtime cafes that specializes in Chinese dishes from the Hong Kong region has been located In Richmond for over the past 25 years. This is one of those places that both Lawrence and I had never…

CURRY LOUNGE

16030 24 Ave #130, Surrey Tel: (604) 538-7333 Web: https://currylounge.ca/ Instagram @curryloungesouthsurrey Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome Specializing in traditional Indian fare that’s turned up a notch, Chef Jatin Sharma has created a wonderful menu of dishes where the presentation…

OLD BIRD

3950 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 873-1172 Web: https://oldbird.ca/ Instagram @oldbirdrestaurant Advice: No reservations, walk-ins only. With it’s focus on Chinese cuisine with attitude, Executive Chef Deseree Lo has put together a wonderful menu of dishes from the places were…

ARTUSI RESTAURANT

412 6th Street, New Westminster Tel: (604) 553-9922 Web: http://www.artusirestaurant.com/ Twitter @ArtusiNewWest Instagram @artusirestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested, open lunch and dinner, closed Tuesday’s Specializing in contemporary rustic Italian food, Chef Delbert Cirfera, and his partners are family and friends who…

First Taste of Brass Fish Tavern

This new spot on the edge of Coal Harbour in downtown’s financial district comes to us from the Donnelly Group and it’s not the type of eatery you may have expected to come from this group; this one is elevated…

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…

First Taste of Seaside Provisions

Located inside the newly opened Seaside Hotel at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. Executive Chef Sandro Olivieri is serving up small plate tapas and regional creations, sourced locally and perfected for the table, from morning meals and midday brunches, to…

First Taste of Afuri Ramen and Dumpling

Tokyo based ramen joint’s first Canadian location is now open in Richmond and it’s a beauty. All their ramen noodles and gyoza are made in-house daily; all of their broths are made in-house with no msg. The company now has…

First Taste of Mi Casa Mexicana

Chef Denys Bolaños and her mother had been making Tamales selling at farmers markets around the city for awhile with a dream to open their own restaurant. The family is from Mexico City and that is where many of their…

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…

GYO PARA GYOZA & RAMEN BAR

2120 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 288-2941 Web: http://gyopara.com Instagram @gyopara Advice: No reservations, server will seat you on arrival or take your name for the next table. Located in the heart of Kitsilano is this hot spot eatery run by…

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…

SPREZZATURA RESTAURANT

265 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 876-6333 Web: https://sprezzatura.ca/ instagram @sprezzatura_van Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner, walkins welcome. With it’s Italian focus, this casual eatery is not only specializing in pizzas and roast dishes but they are also featuring other dishes…

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…

WARA THAI EATERY

509 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 685-5623 Web: https://warathai.ca/ Instagram @warathaieatery Advice: Walk-ins welcome. Closed Sundays. Specializing in traditional Thai cuisine, this Chinatown neighborhood eatery has a wonderful menu filled with classic flavourful dishes. I have tried several dishes starting…

First Taste of Robba da Matti

In late spring, Robba da Matti opened their newest Italian trattoria in the heart of the Westend with a warm vibe inside & outdoor seating on their beautiful hidden patio. The menu features a similar selection of Italian dishes as…

ALEPH EATERY

1889 Powell St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-7975 Web: https://www.alepheatery.com/ Instagram: @alepheatery Advice: Reservations suggested With it’s focus on vegetarian Middle Eastern cuisine, the owners have created a wonderful vibe at their Eastside eatery. Over a couple of visits I have…

DO CHAY SAIGON VEGETARIAN

1392 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel:(604) 225-8349 Web: https://www.restaurantji.com/bc/vancouver/do-chay-/ Instagram @eatdochay Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese Vegetarian fare this humbled eatery is offering up delicious eats on the edge of the Little Saigon neighborhood in East Vancouver….

MOTT 32

1161 W Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 979-8886 Web: https://www.mott32.com/vancouver/ Instagram @mott32van Advice: Advance reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Fine Dining Chinese cuisine, the dining room is stunning, with elegant booths, table seating and a couple private dining rooms….

COM VIETNAMESE

7688 Alderbridge Way, Richmond Tel: (604) 285-2654 Web: https://www.comvietnamese.com/ Instagram @comvietnamese Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Traditional Vietnamese fare using local ingredients and dishes designed for sharing. You will find a beautifully designed room that is bright, high…

TONTON SUSHI

4018 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 428 2742 Web: http://sushitonton.com/ Instagram @tonton_sushi Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Japanese cuisine, owner/chef Jin offers a large selection of Japanese specialties, from sushi to hot pot to oshi sushi to udon…

SCRATCH KITCHEN

437 North Dollarton Hwy, Vancouver Tel: (604) 770-1237 Web: https://www.eatscratchkitchen.com/ Instagram @eatscratchkitchen Advice: reservations suggested As the name suggests, passionate owner Chefs Clay and Phil are making almost everything from scratch in their Deep Cove eatery. Here it is about…

AJS BROOKLYN PIZZA JOINT

325 E Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-5805 Web: http://ajsbrooklynpizzajoint.com/ Twitter @Ajsbklynpizza Instagram @ajsbklynpizzajoint Advice: No reservations. Specializing in Brooklyn style pizza, Aj’s is a popular Mount Pleasant neighborhood hangout for those that love pizza and beer. Here you have New…

UMA SUSHI

450 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-8588 Web: https://www.facebook.com/umasushibar/ Instagram @umasushi_bar Advice: Reservations suggested With it’s focus on Japanese cuisine, Owner/Chef Ping leads the kitchen sushi bar and kitchen in his homey restaurant. You will want to sit at…

CHEWIES BISCUIT CO

2822 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-9996 Web: https://www.chewiesbiscuitco.com/ Instagram @chewiesbiscuits Advice: Counter service. Specializing in comfort food by way of delicious house-made biscuits with all sorts of fillings. These flaky buttery buttermilk baked biscuits are the real deal…

RHINOFISH NOODLE BAR

UPDATED 8/1/19 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 550 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-3389 Web: https://www.rhinofishnoodlebar.com Instagram @rhinofishnoodlebar Advice: Closed on Tuesdays. Specializing in Taiwanese noodle soups, Chef/Owner David Wu set out to serve up traditional dishes from his home country. He…

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