Category: Westend

First Taste of Amoka Coffee & Bites

Amoka Coffee and Bites specialized in scratch baking, refreshing coffee and other beverages, sandwiches and more. They opened a few months ago in the Westend in downtown Vancouver. Owned by Claudio and Belem, they are both passionate about serving the…

First Taste of Jingle Bao

Opening late last year, Jingle Bao took over a spot on Denman Street that previously housed a few different restaurants most recently a hot pot restaurant. At this Westend spot they specialize in house-made dumplings as well as other Chinese…

First Taste of Ofra’s Kitchen

Owner Ofra Sixto launched her restaurant on Denman Street in late December specializing in Vegetarian Middle Eastern dishes. I visited in early January when they had been opened for under 2 weeks. I tried a selection of dishes that included…

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…

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…

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…

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