Take a Culinary Asian Adventure Without Leaving Vancouver Restaurants

Natasha John

By , Local Expert, Vancouver
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At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Vancouver's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Asian food in Vancouver, we head to Phnom Penh for the butter beef and deep fried chicken wings. This restaurant doesn't appear much from the exterior, but the dishes will wow you.

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    Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh's menu is packed with delicious eats, but the butter chicken and deep fried chicken wings are out of this world!

    Local Expert Tip: "Go during off peak hours and avoid a wait."

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    Guu serves the very traditional izakaya dishes and those looking for more authentic cuisine will appreciate it here.

    Local Expert Tip: "They have five locations in Vancouver, so no matter where you are in the city, you're likely close to one of them."

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    Maenam has the best Thai chef's tasting menu in the city! Not to mention, they use Holy Basil and that's hard to come by in Vancouver.

    Local Expert Tip: "They have non-alcoholic mocktails that are delicious and the perfect refreshment to a spicy meal."

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    Vij's Rangoli

    • Cuisine: Indian
    • Average Main Course Price: $15
    • Neighborhood: West Side

    Vij's Rangoli makes our list because the food is excellent quality, bursts with flavor and the price is right.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Portobello Mushroom and Red Bell Pepper Curry is out of this world! Meat lovers are even impressed by this vegetarian dish."

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    Damso is the spot to go to in the West End when the mood for Korean BBQ strikes.

    Local Expert Tip: "Damso is a popular haunt for industry people in Vancouver because they can get a stellar meal late at night after most restaurants close."

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    Peaceful Restaurant

    Two words people think of about Peaceful Restaurant: Beef Rolls. These flaky rolls of beefy goodness are highly addictive.

    Local Expert Tip: "Peaceful is literally just off of a main bus route and across the street from the Canada Line. Getting public transportation here is much easier than driving and finding parking."

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    Motomachi Shokudo

    There are a number of excellent ramen places in Vancouver, but Motomachi Shokudo scores major points for having a variety of broth choices.

    Local Expert Tip: "The restaurant only seats about 20 people at a time, so going with a small group is best."

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    Hawkers Delight

    Hawkers Delight makes a killer Laksa, amongst other traditional Singaporean and Malaysian dishes. And, they're cheap!

    Local Expert Tip: "Hawkers Delight is available for take-out and can be enjoyed at home or in a nearby park on a sunny day."

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    Tojo's is the place to go for fine dining Japanese food in Vancouver.

    Local Expert Tip: "Feeling adventurous? Try the omakase and let the chef create a multi-course experience for you."

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    Kirin Mandarin Restaurant

    Kirin Mandarin Restaurant serves delicious dim sum and perhaps the best in downtown Vancouver.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go with a group! When enjoying dim sum, sharing a multitude of dishes amongst friends is the best way to make a dent in the menu."



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