Nuba specializes in Middle Eastern dishes that are filling and flavorful. Think appetizers like hummus and baba ghanouj to mains like falafel and grilled meats. An added bonus? This Lebanese cuisine is quite healthful. Each item on the menu is very reasonably priced and made from quality, local ingredients (where possible). The West Hastings restaurant is a very popular lunch location amongst the business district workers. Dinner is no exception and is always packed with people waiting to get their Lebanese fix from Nuba. Nuba Restaurant is about a 10 minute walk from Vancouver's cruise ship terminal at Canada Place.
Cactus Club is a chain restaurant with locations in British Columbia and Alberta. The food is consistent across each location and diners appreciate that dependability. Chef Rob Feenie made his mark in fine dining and now oversees the menu for all Cactus Club locations. On the menu you will find everything from hearty salads, to popular appetizers like chicken wings and flatbreads. Mains include steaks, burgers, seafood, and pastas. A heavy focus on local and sustainable ingredients sets this chain apart. This Coal Harbour location is situated in Jack Poole Plaza and has gorgeous views of the water, mountains and Stanley Park. The outdoor seating space is ample and perfect for a sunny day in the city. Located right beside the cruise ship terminal, it's a quick jaunt.
Tacofino (Taco Bar's parent company) has been serving up West Coast-fresh, Mexican-inspired cuisine since 2009 from their original cantina in Tofino, British Columbia. Here, guests will enjoy everything from margaritas and fish tacos to salmon ceviche and crispy churros. The 3,000 square-foot space in Blood Alley has 60 seats in the dining room and lounge, a 20-seat patio set to open this spring, and a 20-seat bar with plenty of mezcal and tequila to guzzle. In a rush to get to your cruise or check-in to your hotel? Grab food to go from the adjoining Burrito Bar's take-out counter. This casual eatery is about a 15 minute walk from Canada Place.
The Pacific Northwest's bounty is one that's varied, plentiful and one to be celebrated, and that's exactly what Royal Dinette does. The menu is seasonally driven with small plates that are perfect for snacking and a la carte options that cover all the bases with plenty of vegetable dishes, fish and meat options, and freshly made pastas to choose from. If you've got the appetite, exploring the tasting menu (with an optional drink paring) is a solid choice and an awesome way to try a few different dishes. That being said, the small plates and a la carte options are great for sharing. Royal Dinette is a 7 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal.
The LOCAL Gastown delivers the goods when you're in the mood for casual bites, cold beer and some solid patio time (weather permitting) . The atmosphere is laid back and it's the type of place you can go to watch the game. LOCAL's menu brings flavor and plenty of choice. Starters include options like tuna poke, loaded nachos and Szechuan edamame. Hearty salads and bowls nourish and satisfy, while mains like burgers, fish tacos and mom's chicken pot-pie hit the spot when your hunger level is verging on hangry. This Gastown eatery is about a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute cab ride from the cruise ship terminal.
Tuc Craft Kitchen has comfort written all over it from morning until night. Located in the heart of Vancouver's historic Gastown, Tuc is a local favorite. The casual and cozy atmosphere lends itself well to everything from date night to a meal out with friends. At Tuc Craft Kitchen they support local vendors so diners can expect the menu to change seasonally. They take inspiration from around the world and carefully craft their own versions in the kitchen. The starters, nibbles, bites and sides are great for sharing, while the main dishes will leave you satisfied. The dishes are hearty and comforting and it's hard to choose what to order because it all looks (and smells) so good. Tuc is open for lunch and dinner on weekdays and brunch and dinner on the weekend. Tuc is about a 10 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal.
Nestled in Vancouver's historic Gastown, the Pourhouse Restaurant is a local favorite when it comes to good food and well-made cocktails. Lovely vintage pieces of furniture in the bar area complement the reclaimed wood used to build the bar. Grab a seat at one of the 25 seats that are ready for you to sit down, relax and sip on some of bartenders magical creations. If sitting at the bar isn't your thing, the crisp white table linens and comfy chairs are welcoming. The food here is comforting with plenty of things to share or order to yourself. Start with tasty bites like a devils on horseback with BBQ sauce, a scotch egg with spicy mayonnaise, or warmed citrusy olives. For mains, make sure that the Pourhouse burger finds its way to your table. Pourhouse Restaurant is about 5 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal.
Chambar's one of the few restaurants that's open first thing and closes late in the evening. This bodes well for hungry cruise ship goers in search of a delicious meal. Whether you're here for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, the Belgian-North African cuisine brings beautiful dishes to the table. If you're going before 11:30am, there are lots of egg dishes to choose from to start the day. After 11:30am, the menu changes to their lunch menu. If you're craving eggs, there are a few dishes from brunch that carry over to lunch. Throughout breakfast, brunch and lunch service, the waffles are always available. You'd do yourself a disservice if you didn't order one. For dinner, the menu changes seasonally, but beautiful presentation and flavor profiles are always on offer. Chambar is a 15 minute walk from Canada Place.
One of the best things about being on a cruise ship is the sights you see. If you haven't had enough of beautiful views (Is that even possible?), then you'll want to check out Miku. This high-end Japanese restaurant is across from Canada Place and treats diners to the beauty of the Burrard Inlet where mountains, ocean and city meet. Miku has made a name for itself in Vancouver by serving some of the best sushi and Japanese dishes in the city. A visit here isn't complete without making sure that at least one aburi sushi dish makes its way to your table. The ebi oshi or salmon oshi are excellent! Miku has a creative list of rolls that use the best cuts of fish, but there's also so much more than sushi here. Feeling adventurous? Order from the kaiseki menu and let chef prepare a special meal for you.
After being at sea, you may find yourself craving something lush. Walking into Botanist is like a breath of fresh air, literally. Inspired by the principles of botany and the lush landscape of the Pacific Northwest, this vibrant restaurant, bar, lounge and terrace is a feast for the senses. Located a stone's throw from Canada Place, you can't get much closer. The room itself is adorned with plenty of greenery, soft peach banquets, brushed gold, and other natural elements throughout. On the menu, Executive Chef Hector Laguna makes the most of the Pacific Northwest's bounty. Locally and seasonally driven, each dish is made to excite both the eye and the palate. What would beautiful food be without something delicious to wash it down with? The cocktail program blends chemistry with a playful execution, while the wine list features wineries that practice sustainable, biodynamic or organic farming and winemaking.