Visit Vancouver's Best Asian Restaurants and Taste the Flavor

There's no shortage of Asian restaurants in Vancouver and you never have to go for to satisfy your craving. Expect to find traditional dishes served from tiny hole-in-the wall joints to contemporary spaces that put a twist on the classics.

Guu started with one location in 1990s and it now has multiple restaurants in Vancouver and Toronto. This traditional Japanese izakaya keeps guests coming back for more with their delicious eats and well-priced dishes. It's the perfect spot to go with friends, order a pitcher, and order a smattering of the menu.

A visit to Phnom Penh for Cambodian and Vietnamese food isn't complete without the butter beef and deep fried chicken wings. This restaurant doesn't appear much from the exterior, but the dishes will wow you. During peak times there can be a bit of a wait, but it passes reasonably quickly and the chicken wings alone are worth the wait.

Sometimes you just want to grab something quick that won't break the bank. When the moment strikes, head to Chinatown's Ba Le Sandwich Shop. This hole-in-the wall serves a variety of tasty Vietnamese sandwiches for under $5.

These ten restaurants are just a taste of what's available in Vancouver and will get you started in the right direction. This list focuses on restaurants close to the city's core, but if you're willing to travel, you should check out what Richmond has to offer.



When you want to spend a couple of bucks and take something to go, take a number and get ready for a mouth-watering treat! New Town Bakery has been around for years and is an institution in Vancouver's Chinatown. The speedy service and freshly...  Read More



Dining around Vancouver can add up if you're eating out all the time and it's nice to find hidden gems that offer good eats at very affordable prices. Ba Le Sandwich Shop calls Chinatown home and is a favorite amongst Vancouverites looking for a...  Read More



We're not going to lie, sometimes it rains in Vancouver and the best way to stay warm on a wet and grey day is to dig in to a big bowl of hot ramen. Erase any memories you have of ramen from your college years, this is the real deal. The...  Read More



Kirin Restaurant's been around since 1987 and over the years they've opened up four locations across the Vancouver area. Known for their Chinese cuisine, the menu offers an abundant amount of choice. This award-winning restaurant uses incredibly...  Read More



Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie offers a Western twist on Chinese classics. The atmosphere is lively and comfortable, and dishes are made to be shared. Their "schnacks" section has a number of small bites that are great to snack on while you enjoy...  Read More



This family-run business serves vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese food. It's a local favorite because when it comes to taste, there's no shortage of delicious dishes to eat here. You may think that cooking Vietnamese food without fish sauce...  Read More



For years, locals have been loving Maenam for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the food is excellent. Secondly, the atmosphere lends itself well to everything from a date night to an evening with friends. Thirdly, the cocktail list is...  Read More



Small bites and beer? Sign us up! Back in 1993 the first izakaya opened up in Vancouver. That izakaya is what we now know as Guu. They offer tasty dishes that are affordable and ideal for sharing with friends. The Thurlow location is the...  Read More

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Before we get into the details, we have to warn you that you may become seriously addicted to Phnom Penh. The secret is out in Vancouver and locals and visitors alike are lining up for Phnom Penh's Cambodian and Vietnamese goods. This restaurant...  Read More



Miku restaurant has made a name for itself in Vancouver for serving some of the best fine dining Japanese food in the city. A visit to Miku isn't complete without an order of their aburi sushi. The ebi oshi or salmon oshi are excellent! The...  Read More


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