Restaurant Tips for Vancouver

Jan 31st, 2005, 11:52 AM
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Restaurant Tips for Vancouver

We're looking for some great restaurants in the city of Vancouver. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Jan 31st, 2005, 12:40 PM
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little more information would help with this request: what kind of food, ambiance are you looking for and how much money do you want to spend?

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Jan 31st, 2005, 04:38 PM
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West, on Granville, is one of the best restaurants I've ever experienced, anywhere.
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Salmon House on the Hill? Some like it, others don't here! ***kim***
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We're pretty open to any type of food. We love a fabulous 3-4 star restaurant with 1-2 star prices, but any restaurant that is great is what we're looking for. We'll be in Vancouver for 4 days, so we'll have lots of meals with both lunches and dinners.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 07:06 AM
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Here are some Vancouver foodie-related websites: (mostly Vancouver and other BC) (search "Vancover" + type of food that interest you)

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Feb 2nd, 2005, 02:49 PM
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My favorites:
- Cioppinos in Yaletown (Mediterranean with West Coast flair)
- Vij's (11th and Granville) for unique Indian food - note you cannot make reservations for this so you arrive on Saturday at 5 pm or put your name down if you miss a table and then get 2nd seating for 7-7:30 pm. Food is worth it though.
- Chambar (Belgian and must make reservations)
- Bacchaus at the Wedgewood hotel - I'd try this for lunch - food is good and lunch can be less expensive.
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Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:22 PM
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I agree that Bacchus for lunch is a wonderful way to spend an early afternoon. (Somehow it just doesn't do it for me for dinner. Not sure why.)

For dinner Lumiere and Quatro are also popular, but, as I suggest above, West is better for my money.

Bishop's is a perennial favorite among Vancouverites, but I've never been.
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Feb 22nd, 2005, 07:10 PM
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If you are interested, my company called Edible Vancouver provides food minded travellers with reservations, personalized special menus, guided and un-guided food tours, corporate accomodation prices, and more for people coming to Vancouver. If you are interested in learning more, visit


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Feb 23rd, 2005, 06:15 AM
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Rain City Grill!
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Mar 21st, 2005, 08:14 AM
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Here's some more suggestions:
*Feenies (cheaper/more casual sister of Lumiere)on Broadway
*Phnom Phenh (Cambodian/Vietnamese -off Chinatown)
*Chambard (new Belgian hotspot) on Beatty
*Shabusan (great all-U-can eat sushi/Korean grill) on Burrard or S.Granville or you can go upscale with Tojo's on Broadway
*Sun Sui Wah (Cantonese)on Main
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Mar 21st, 2005, 09:34 AM
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The Beachhouse was recommended by Fodorites to my group of eight. We loved it! We had been hiking in Whistler for a week and it was just the place to sit, enjoy great food, charming ambiance, and dynamite desserts! Highly recommended.
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Mar 23rd, 2005, 08:11 AM
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Though the following aren't restaurants, they're great casual meals-on-the go or treats.

Here are a few very inexpensive favorites for my family -
*Steamed buns (chicken /BBQ pork) and apple tarts from New Town Bakery in Chinatown on Pender St
*Pajo's fish n'chips on the docks in Steveston (you will need a car), otherwise Go Fish off the seawall by Granville Island
*Fruit slushies (with tapioca balls & coconut meat) from Dragon Ball Tea House off Oak (on King Edward Ave)
*Coffee/cappucinos at Cafe D'Artiagano
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Mar 27th, 2005, 07:05 AM
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Thanks for all the great suggestions! Looks like we'll have plenty of good eatin' to pick frmm.
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:15 PM
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Best Veggie food...The Naam on 4th Ave.
We went twice during our 3 day stay and will be going back when we will be driving thru Vancouver in May.
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Mar 28th, 2005, 08:32 PM
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Wherever 'Cedar' is from the food must be truly awful
The Naam is a notorious bastion of bad food, worse service and generally grubby conditions.
In a city with an astounding choice of eating places there is no need for anyone to subject themselves to the mediocrity that the Naam epitomises.
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Mar 30th, 2005, 02:56 AM
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We were there twice in May and the food was excellent and good strong coffee.
I am very particular about good food and cleanliness.
Maybe you should take a risk and return.
But, if you are looking for animals, you better not.
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topping for later consumption. no pun intended.
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