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.