Eating in Vancouver

Mar 15th, 2010, 04:44 PM
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Eating in Vancouver

We'll be there a couple days later this Spring, staying downtown (Fairmont Waterfront) and wondered where we might go for some great, even basic, food (no foodies here). Meat? Asian? Anything considered a real "specialty?"

Alas, we are not sushi lovers.

Doesn't have to be real upscale, just good and hopefully memorable, perhaps even unique (in terms of the venue).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Mar 15th, 2010, 05:49 PM
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You're in luck - Vancouver is full of fantastic places to eat. This website should help you decide:
Be sure to try "Salt Tasting Room" small plates, wine to match each), or the famous "Vij's" - best Indian food in North America! Get there early 5:30 is first sitting and there are no reservations. Don't miss it. Glowball in Yaletown is really fun. Blue Water Cafe has amazing seafood. "Market" in the Shangri-la hotel is awesome, but even the cafe in that hotel is great. (like really great) Bin 941 and 942 is terrific little funky places. Shall I keep going? I could, you won't be disappointed at the food in Vancouver. Enjoy your stay!
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Mar 16th, 2010, 06:40 AM
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Didn't Annetti do a home exchange and write a detailed report about her stay and where they ate in Vancouver? It should be on here somewhere.
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Mar 16th, 2010, 06:50 AM
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I am sorry my question seems to have been a big bother for some.
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Mar 16th, 2010, 12:06 PM
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Dude, it's Vancouver... about as diverse a city (per capita) as you'll find on this continent.

Just arrive there and let yourself believe that you'll feel your way around and find lots of magnificent choices on your own.

The last thing you should do is to plan/commit yourself to one particular meal/spot.
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Mar 16th, 2010, 10:00 PM
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"Alas, we are not sushi lovers.'

Lotsa Japanese places here don't do Sushi at all-noodle and BBQ places in particular.
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We liked this place...great location.
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Here is my favourite chinese restaurant. Excellent food and very memorable decor - very close to your hotel.
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Mar 18th, 2010, 06:53 AM
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Hi Dukey,
We aren't foodies but we enjoy interesting and fun places.

I agree about Vij's -- we had an excellent dinner there. We put our name down on the list and were told it would be 45 minutes to an hour so we went for a walk on S.Granville Street and stopped for a drink at a restaurant called Ouisi's where they had a Cajun trio playing.

We also enjoyed lunch at Sophie's Cosmic Cafe in Kitsilano. The food is pretty average but the place is fun and then you can go for a nice walk on the beach.

Another place we liked was the Havana Cafe or maybe it was Cafe Havana on Commercial. We took the elevated train to get there and it was a nice ride.

Now the problem is that because we're not foodies, people who are gourmets usually follow up my posts by saying they don't like my recommendations and that's fine. I'm just saying that these are the places we enjoyed but we're pretty easy to please.
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There's a great waterfront walk that goes west from the hotel
all the way to the entrance to Stanley Park.

A good resto en route is Cardero's - right on the water.

You shouldn't have any trouble finding places serving meat
- just go up to Robson Street and you'll have a great

Don't know your budget so it's hard to get specific.
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Mar 19th, 2010, 05:44 PM
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Hi Morninglory47. Thanks for remembering my post. I will bring it to the top. Though, if I remember correctly, I left Vancouver raving about their sushi; apparently that's NOT Dukey's favorite food.
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Mar 20th, 2010, 01:36 PM
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Rodizio at Samba's is fun, and very convenient:

(Ignore the Thai House in the website name.)

Congee Noodle House is cheap, but very, very good.

"C" restaurant was very good when I went, but I have heard it's declined. Fabulous setting, though, and I would suspect that there must still be some great options there.
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Mar 20th, 2010, 01:37 PM
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I like Mis Trucos on Davie Street:
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Our Michelin guide recommended Montri's Thai, saying that it is "perennially" voted the city's best. It's reasonably priced and the service is very pleasant. We enjoyed it very much.

3629 W Broadway
604 738 9888
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Mar 21st, 2010, 07:32 PM
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I enjoyed reading your reports Annetti.

Dukey, did you mean me - "I am sorry my question seems to have been a big bother for some"....I don't know Vancouver restaurants but I thought Annetti's reports would help you.
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Mar 21st, 2010, 09:09 PM
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Thank you, Morningglory for the kind thoughts. Perhaps, someone else will enjoy the restaurant comments.
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Mar 22nd, 2010, 02:10 PM
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gtg: We, also enjoyed Sophie's Cosmic Cafe, food wasn't as good as the ambiance, but the Kitsilano location is good, so after eating the huge breakfasts which seem to be the popular meal choice, one can explore the area which is quite entertaining.
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Chambar is's Downtown
Salmon House in West Van is also fantastic!
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