Tag: Solo Diners

For people who are dining alone

ACME CAFÉ

51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1022 Web: www.acmecafe.ca Twitter: @acme_cafe Advice: Sit at the counter, make sure you save room for some pie! When I was a little kid I used to go a café nearby that had a…

RED CARD

900 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-4460 Web: www.redcardsportsbar.ca Twitter: @RedCard_ Advice: all their food is available for takeout. I’ve been in a couple of times recently and have tried the Caprese salad, Bruschetta, and several of the pizzas including the…

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…

EAST IS EAST

4413 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-2020 Web: http://www.eastiseast.ca/ Advice: No reservations, sit anywhere you wish and have a taste of their chai. I’ve been coming here ever since they opened this eastside location where I love the ambience and the…

RINCONCITO SALVADORENO RESTAURANT

2062 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel:  604-879-2600 Web: n/a Advice: Order one of the authentic specialties if this is your first time. I was fortunate to have one of my friends be my guide into this authentic Salavadorian eating experience as…

THE TEMPLETON

1087 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-4612 Web: http://thetempleton.blogspot.com/ Advice: Counter service is the perfect spot to be if you are dining solo. A long time favourite for many Vancouverites, this was my first visit to this popular hideaway. I liked…

NUBA

146 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-6727 Web: http://nuba.ca/third.html Twitter: @NubaTown Advice: Call ahead for takeout. I love Nuba, and have always loved Nuba ever since trying their food at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival a few years back, I…

JUDAS GOAT TABERNA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 27 Blood Alley, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-5090 Web: http://www.judasgoat.ca Advice: Go early or make an advance reservation. It’s as if I was back in Barcelona, sitting in a courtyard off the beaten path enjoying delicious tapas…

SANTOUKA RAMEN

1690 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-8121 Web: n/a Advice: Cash only. Limited vegetarian options. Located in what has become the Ramen neighborhood in the West End at the far western section of Robson, Santouka is a beautiful rather small restaurant…

GIOVANE CAFÉ

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5501 Web: www.giovanecafe.com Twitter: @GiovaneCafe Advice: Wifi is available, ask for the code. I found my new favourite café last week and have already visited a couple of times and expect that I will be…

ORU

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Located inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim, 2nd floor Tel: 604-695-5500 Web: http://www.orucuisine.com/ Twitter: @OruRestaurant Advice: Organize a group of up to 12 friends and request the Chefs Table – this is a foodies dream (advance reservations are…

INDIA BISTRO

1157 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-6342 Web: http://www.indiabistro.ca/ Advice: Specify the spice (heat) level for the dishes you order. Share dishes with your friends. Best to come for dinner. I have dined here many times over the years and always…

SHURAKU

833 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-6622 Web: http://www.shuraku.net/ Advice: If dining with friends, try a few dishes and share. Go for the food and sake, not the dessert. I love the room and the energy of this Izakaya eatery that plays to…

BERT’S RESTAURANT

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2904 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-1236 Web: http://bertsrestaurant.com/ Advice: Sit anywhere you feel like sitting. This is one of those long time places that has become an institution in the city, since 1948, Bert’s…

ALIBI ROOM

157 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-623-3383 Web: www.alibi.ca Advice: Go for the beer and try something that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. This vibrant room is always filled with what seems to be patrons who are well educated on the…

TWO CHEFS AND A TABLE

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 305 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-233-1303 Web: www.twochefsandatable.com   Twitter: @2chefsandatable Advice: Book ahead if you have a large party. There is always that one place that you love which reminds you of a private…

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…

BUZZ CAFE

901 Homer Street, Vancouver 604-732-9029 Web: n/a Advice: great prices for their espresso. Looking for some inspiration? This is a great place to visit not only for their 49th Parallel coffee, if you are in need of a creative spark…

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…

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…

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…

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…

YEW RESTAURANT

791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-9333 Web: http://www.fourseasons.com/vancouver/dining.html Advice: Go early for breakfast, make a reservation for lunch or dinner. Sit in one of their booths. I wish that I could live here and dine from breakfast, lunch and…

EARLS YALETOWN

1095 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel 604-688-4990 Web: http://www.earls.ca Advice: Get ready to have a great time. Of all their locations around I especially like their Yaletown location for their seating, décor and lounge like vibe. It is a great location…

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