Tag: Hot Spot

HAPA IZAKAYA

1193 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-4272 Web:  http://www.hapaizakaya.com/ Twitter: @hapaizakaya Advice: Be adventurous and take your servers recommendations. When you enter the staff will all yell “Irasshaimase” don’t be worried it means “come in”! Izakaya is popular in Vancouver and…

BAO BEI

163 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-0876 Web: http://www.bao-bei.ca/ Twitter: @baobei1 Advice: Good place to go with a friend so you can share dishes.  No reservations. In this vibrant room, diners are treated not only to a very cool room, Bao Bei…

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…

GLOBE@YVR

Inside the Fairmont Hotel at Vancouver International Airport 3111 Grant McConachie Way Richmond, BC Tel:  604-248-3281 Web: http://www.fairmont.com/vancouverairport Twitter: @fairmont_at_yvr Advice: Make a reservation or try your luck without one and try to snag one of the window tables. Overlooking…

KINGYO

871 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-608-1677 Web: http://www.kingyo-izakaya.com/ Advice: The specials often sell out early, they are popular. One of the best places in the city for Izakaya, the menu features a great selection of appetizers Japanese tapas along with…

PIATO

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1835 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-2929 Web: www.piato.ca Advice: Bring friends and order some small plates to share. I have dined here a few times, sometimes with friends and at times on my…

AU PETIT CHAVIGNOL

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 845 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-255-4218 Web: www.aupetitchavignol.com Twitter: @petitchavignol Advice: Bring a friend or two along to share one of their fondues. I’ve got this Parisian feeling each time I step inside this…

GUDRUN

150 – 3500 Moncton Street, Richmond Tel: 604-272-1991 Web: http://www.gudrun.ca Twitter: @iheartgudrun Advice: Best to share the different platters and items with a friend or two. Use a google map or gps to find them. From the moment I entered…

GRUB

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4328 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8671 Web: http://www.grubonmain.ca/menu.html Advice: Bring a mini-flashlight to view the menu. I finally made a visit to Grub a place that is fairly close to me in the neighborhood that…

MOJA COFFEE

1412 Rupert Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-983-6652 Web: http://www.mojacoffee.com/ Twitter: @mojacoffee Advice: Closed Sundays. Use a google map or gps to find them. Located within the city’s reach is a gem that is worth your discovery, Moja Coffee a roaster…

GOLDFISH PACIFIC KITCHEN

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-8318 Web:  www.goldfishkitchen.com Advice: Make reservations for lunch and dinner. With a menu that is asian inspired, this sleek room offers up a wonderous aray of tasty dishes and amazing…

SIP RESTO LOUNGE

1117 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-7474 Web: www.siplounge.com Twitter: @SIPLoungeVan Advice: Sit up a front at the kitchen bar if your are dining solo and want to watch some kitchen action. Love the vibe of the room, with the open…

ZIPANG SUSHI

3710 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-1667 Web: n/a Advice:  closed Mondays. Finding a sushi place in the city is as easy as pie, but finding an awesome and creative place for fresh sushi is harder to come by in certain…

GLOWBAL Prime Rib Sundays

I had no idea that I was going to enjoy a feast when I joined Raj Taneja (fellow food writer), Sophia Cheng (pr communicator) and Shinsuke JJ Ikegame (urban mixer) for Glowbal’s Sunday Prime Rib night. We first sat at…

SALSA & AGAVE

1223 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver Tel:  604-408-4228 Web: n/a Advice: Take out is always an option if there are no available seats. No reservations. One of the best authentic Mexican restaurants in the city, this casual restaurant is not large by…

ATITHI

2445 Burrard street, Vancouver Tel: 604-731-0221 Web:  http://www.atithi.ca/ Twitter: @eatindianatithi Advice: Their online menu seems to offer different items than the restaurant menu, if you like a dish that you don’t see in the restaurant just ask. I am happy…

SOCIETY

UPDATED 1/2/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-629-8800 Web:  http://www.society-grg.ca Advice: Ask your server for drink and food suggestions and have fun. A dining lounge that is upbeat, sophisticated, fun and glam with great food and drink…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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