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Restaurants in Vancouver

Vancouver is famous for locally-grown produce and seafood available throughout the city, and you don't have to pay high prices to find them. Downtown there's a variety of ethnic restaurants, including the well-known Kirin Mandarin Restaurant. South Granville offers everything from the high-end West, renowned for its contemporary Canadian dishes, to Vij's, Vancouver's most popular Indian restaurant. For fresh, casual eating, consider Go Fish near Granville Island, or vegetarian The Naam Restaurant in Kitsilano.

Go Fish, Vancouver. © Jeffery Simpson

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  1. 1. West Restaurant & Bar - Top-end: (More than C$65 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    West, Vancouver. Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver/West Restaurant

    Located amid the fashionable shopping district of South Granville and near the Stanley Theatre, West is popular for weekend dinners as well as pre- and post-theatre. The menu focuses on the best local ingredients, including fresh produce and local seafood, and West's bar is known for its pressed-to-order fruit juice cocktails.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily 5:30pm-11pm; Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm

    Address

    2881, Granville Street, Vancouver V6H 3J4

    Telephone

    +1 604 738 8938

    Transport

    SkyTrain to Granville station

    Website

    West Restaurant & Bar

  2. 2. Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill - Top-end: (More than C$65 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill, Vancouver. Courtesy of Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

    Flavoursome local ingredients characterise dishes at Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill, alongside sparing use of fats, creams and oils. Menus change with the season, but include favourites such as local seafood, risotto, gnocchi and a 2000-label wine list. Located in Yaletown, its warm interior includes rich golden hues, an exposed beam ceiling and a beautiful wooden bar.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 5pm-10.30pm

    Address

    1133, Hamilton Street, Yaletown, Vancouver V6B 5P6

    Telephone

    +1 604 688 7466

    Transport

    Bus no 2 to Yaletown

  3. 3. Kirin Mandarin Restaurant - Top-end: (More than C$65 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Kirin Mandarin Restaurant specialises in local seafood and Northern Chinese dishes, although its Peking duck is a menu favourite. The restaurant is famous for its lunchtime dim sum. This downtown branch features an elegant interior with a massive Kirin (mythical Chinese creature) wall plaque and is located within easy access to shopping and lodging.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily 11am-2.30pm & 5pm-10.30pm (from 10am Sat & Sun)

    Address

    1172, Alberni Street, Vancouver V6E 3Z3

    Telephone

    +1 604 682 8833

    Transport

    Bus 5 to downtown Vancouver

    Website

    Kirin Mandarin Restaurant Website

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  1. 4. Vij's - Mid-range: (C$25-C$65 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Guests line up every night outside Vij's for some of Vancouver's most popular Indian cuisine. A favourite on the West Side, it features an interior of warm earthy tones and a monthly changing menu that offers numerous vegetarian options. To drink, try Vij's unique chaiuccino, made of traditional Indian chai. The restaurant doesn't accept reservations.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily 5.30pm-10pm (later if busy)

    Address

    1480, West 11th Avenue, Vancouver V6H 1L1

    Telephone

    +1 604 736 6664

    Transport

    Bus 8 or 10 to West Side/Granville Street area

    Website

    Vij's

  2. 5. Chambar - Mid-range: (C$25-C$65 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Located in a reclaimed warehouse in Vancouver's Crosstown district, Chambar serves innovative modern Belgian cuisine using regional ingredients. Its warm ambience, outstanding beer selection and sophisticated guests have created a niche in the Vancouver dining market. Try Belgian classics with a twist such as mussels cooked in a coconut cream with smoked chilli and lime.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily 5.30pm-12am

    Address

    562, Beatty Street Crosstown, Vancouver V6B 2L3

    Telephone

    +1 604 879 7119

    Transport

    Skytrain to Stadium station

    Website

    Chambar Website

  3. 6. Hamilton Street Grill - Mid-range: (C$25-C$65 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Located in a converted warehouse in trendy Yaletown, Hamilton Street Grill features an unpretentious decor of rich oak, high ceilings and live jazz music. Quality aged steaks are the draw at Hamilton Street Grill, although the menu includes fresh seafood as well. Don't skip dessert as this restaurant is famous for its sweet treats.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Tue-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm; Daily 5pm-10pm

    Address

    1009, Hamilton Street, Vancouver V6B 5T4

    Telephone

    +1 604 331 1511

    Transport

    Bus 2 to Stadium

    Website

    Hamilton Street Grill

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  1. 7. Go Fish - Budget: (Less than C$25 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Go Fish, Vancouver. © Jeffery Simpson

    Fish-and-chip lovers adore Go Fish at the public fish scales docks near Granville Island. Fresh off the boat, salmon, cod, halibut and shellfish are coated with a batter made with a local beer. The dockside shack has few tables. Most diners take their food away and eat it along the neighbouring Seawall.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Tue-Sun 11.30am-6.30pm (from 12pm Sat-Sun)

    Address

    1505, West 1st Avenue, Vancouver V6J 1E8

    Telephone

    +1 604 730 5040

    Transport

    Bus 2 or 22 to Granville Island

  2. 8. Phnom Penh - Budget: (Less than C$25 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Often voted Vancouver's best Asian restaurant, Phnom Penh serves authentic Vietnamese as well as slightly spicier Cambodian cuisine in Chinatown. Drawings of the ancient capital of Angkor and little Khmer dolls decorate the softly lit restaurant's interior. Try the hot and sour soup and finish up with the fruit-and-rice pudding.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily 10am-9pm (Fri-Sun until 10pm)

    Address

    244, East Georgia Street, Vancouver V6A 1Z7

    Telephone

    +1 604 682 5777

    Transport

    SkyTrain to Main/Terminal, then take any bus North to Georgia/Main

  3. 9. The Naam Restaurant - Budget: (Less than C$25 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    The Naam Restaurant, Vancouver. © Ruth Hartnup

    The Naam Restaurant is especially popular with young people, with its vegetarian menu, funky casual decor and beachside Kitsilano location. Simple wooden tables, live music every evening and a wood fireplace (outdoor patio in summer) make it a favourite gathering spot. Expect hearty breakfasts and dinners of Asian noodles, Mexican quesadillas, pizzas and veggie burgers.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily all day

    Address

    2724, West 4th Avenue, Vancouver V6K 1R1

    Telephone

    +1 604 738 7151

    Transport

    Bus 4 or 7 to Kitsilano

    Website

    The Naam Restaurant

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