Vancouver’s Michelin Guide Awards for 2023

The second Vancouver awards ceremony was held on October 5 and this time around it was hosted by the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. It was another exciting night for the Vancouver restaurant community as the Michelin Guide awarded 9 restaurants with one stars; awarded 17 with Bib Gourmands, and recognized 51 restaurants who are all now part of the Michelin guide. It was a wonderful event and I enjoyed attending the second Michelin Guide awards ceremony in Vancouver.

Here is the list announced by the Michelin Guide for Vancouver.

One Star:

AnnaLena; Barbara; Burdock & Co; iDen & QuanJuDe Beijing Duck House; Kissa Tanto; Masayoshi; Okeya Kyujiro (added this year), Published on Main; and St. Lawrence.

Bib Gourmands:

Anh and Ch; Chupito; Fable Kitchen; Farmer’s Apprentice, Fiorino, Italian Street Food; Karma Indian Bistro, Kin Kao Song; Little Bird Dim Sum + Craft Beer; Lunch Lady; Motonobu Udon, Nightshade; Oca Pastificio; Phnom Penh; Say Mercy!; Seaport City Seafood, Sushi Hil and Vij’s.


Acquafarina; Arike; Archer, Ask for Luigi; Bacaro; Bacchus; Bar Gobo; Bar Susu; Bau Bei, Bonjour Vietnam Bistro; Botanist; Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Cafe Medina; Carlino; Chang’An; Chef’s Choice Chinese Cuisine; Cioppino’s; Como Taperia; Delara; Dynasty Seafood; Elephant, Elisa, Fanny Bay Oyster Bar; Folke, Hanai, Hawksworth Restaurant; Homer St. Cafe; L’Abattoir; Lobby Lounge & RawBar; Maenam; Miku; Moltaqa, Nammos Estiatorio; Neptune Palace Seafood Restaurant; New Mandarin Seafood Restaurant; Nightingale; Ophelia; Osteria Savio Volpe; per se Social Corner; PiDGiN; Regal Mansion Cuisine, Riley’s Fish & Steak; Sushi Jin, Sushi Bar Maumi; Suyo, Tetsu Sushi Bar, The Acorn; The Mackenzie Room; Torafuku; Ubuntu Canteen; Wildlight Kitchen and bar, and Yuwa.

There was some additional and new awards handed out:

Young Chef of the Year Chef Warren Chow of Wildlight Kitchen & Bar

Exceptional Cocktails Award to Max Curzon-Price of Suyo

Sommelier Award to Kelcie Jones of Burdock & Co.

Outstanding Service Award to Okeya Kyujiro

The reception featured delicious food and drink by The Acorn, Nightshade and the Fairmont Pacific Rim and more. For the awards ceremony Mijune Pak was the Emcee and she announced the awards.

By: Richard Wolak