From Crisp Linens to Crispy Chicken, Tuck into Vancouver's Best Restaurants

Vancouver's diverse cultural population is reflected in the global cuisine that's scattered throughout the city. Whether you're looking for a casual experience with an affordable price point or to sit amongst freshly pressed linens for a fine dining experience, these restaurants give you options and are some of the best in the city. Vancouverites love good food and this list will get you started on where to find solid eats.

Sometimes the best food is found through word of mouth, and that's the case with Phnom Penh. This Vietnamese-Cambodian restaurant doesn't have a website and on any given day, you'll find a line out the door. Located in Vancouver's Chinatown, they're known for their salt and pepper chicken wings and butter beef. Order these dishes and you'll see what all the fuss is about.

When it comes to fine dining, Blue Water Cafe & Raw Bar is consistently excellent. Serving fresh seafood in an upscale atmosphere, a meal here is one for the books. Wine aficionados will be well impressed with their huge wine cellar that houses 14,000 bottles.

For casual Italian, the West End's Tavola is an excellent choice. Sit down in the cozy space and enjoy a comforting meal of house-made pasta, fresh burrata, and brick chicken. Post-dinner, head to the Seawall that's basically across the street for an evening stroll.



Espana Restaurant brings a taste of Spain to Vancouver's West End. Like any good tapas joint, there's an array of dishes to choose from that can be enjoyed in the cozy room and washed down with some sherry. The room never fails to fill up with...  Read More



Fresh burrata cheese, house-made pastas, beautiful cuts of meat, wonderful service and a cozy atmosphere make this one of the best restaurants in Vancouver. Located in the city's West End, regulars frequent this delicious spot so there's often a...  Read More



Miku Restaurant has made a name for itself in Vancouver for serving some of the best fine dining Japanese in the city. Miku was the first restaurant in Vancouver to start serving aburi sushi and it has since become a popular style of sushi,...  Read More



Les Faux Bourgeois is one of the best restaurants in the city for a number of reasons: The food is excellent, the atmosphere is warm, and the price is right. You don't have to spend a bundle to enjoy classic French cuisine in Vancouver, making...  Read More



Exceptional fine dining and stellar service are the hallmarks of this excellent restaurant inside the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Special features include a contemporary raw bar, a pastry chef that creates heavenly desserts, and a solid wine...  Read More

East Side


What was once a hole-in-the-wall secret in Chinatown is now one of the neighbourhood's busiest restaurants. Vancouverites and visitors alike just can't get enough of Phnom Penh's Cambodian and Vietnamese eats. A visit here isn't complete...  Read More



Ancora's Executive Chef, Ricardo Valverde, brings more than a decade of culinary experience to the kitchen. Chef Yoshihiro Tabo hails from Japan and leads the restaurant's raw bar, bringing years of experience and incredible talent. This duo...  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



Blue Water Cafe & Raw Bar is one of the best restaurants in the city because a meal here is consistently excellent. Crisp white linens and impeccable service set the stage for a meal to remember in this warm and inviting restaurant. On the...  Read More

Hawksworth Restaurant
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Chef David Hawksworth is well-known around the world for his incredible skills in the kitchen. Through dedication, consistency and a love for food, each plate is a piece of culinary art. It's no surprise that Hawksworth is one of the best...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha