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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Indian Restaurant
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“Vij’s Restaurant opened in 1994, and over the past 20+ years, has become one of the most well-known and recognized restaurants not just in Vancouver, but across Canada. Mixing Indian influences, flavours and cuisine, with sustainable, locally produced ingredients you're sure to leave with your taste buds beyond satisfied. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you're date loves seafood and a fun atmosphere, this is the only place you need to go. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Sitting on the outdoor patio 12 months of the year, will give you a wonderful west coast experience and a beautiful view all in one! ”
  • 59 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Amazing!! One of the best dining experiences you will have in Vancouver. The food and service were both remarkable!! Food was served hot. Also one of the finest wine selections of any restaurant in the lower mainland. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Bright, modern cafe serving elevated, locally sourced vegetarian & vegan dishes, plus cocktails. $$”
  • 59 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Vijs is a Vancouver staple. Indo/Canadian fusion. All original recipes by Vij and his culinary team. Vij is often in the restaurant to greet guests. His philosophy, no reservations... everyone is a VIP!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Perfect place to go for fish tacos or fish and chips if you're headed to Granville Island or strolling along the seawall. Outdoor seating only. Don't come too hungry as you usually have to wait in line.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Sushi and seafood from the city's best-known Japanese restaurant Repeat winner of the Vancouver magazine award for Best Formal Japanese, Hidekazu Tojo has recited his brand of Japanese seafood haiku at his eponymous restaurant for more than 25 years. At the dramatic (and quiet) premises on Broadway, signatures of albacore tuna tataki, baked sablefish, and sautéed halibut cheeks shine. A sake bar, omakase bar, and tatami rooms rim the room. Stars and moguls aboundÑbring money if you want to keep up. Sushi-bar stools are amongst the most coveted in town, and sushi is what Tojo is renowned for. But he works magic on the stovetop too: witness his smoked black cod in a slightly sweet broth, and sea urchin tongues baked au gratin with rich chunks of smoked sablefish, geoduck, and crab, brightened with fresh yuzu and served in the spiky urchin shell on a blanket of sea-salt snow.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A little pricey but fantastic local cuisine. Great for date night. And then head next door to Grapes and Soda for a night cap afterwards. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Popular waterfront spot with a seafood-focused menu & an upper dining room, bistro, bar & patio. $$$”
  • 24 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Address: 546 W Broadway, Vancouver. Directions: Transit: Take the Canada line (Closest station “Yaletown-Roundhouse”) to “Broadway-City Hall” - - - 5 mins. Budget: $$ Cuisine: Canadian Reservations: None, but sometimes you can be added to their waitlist online. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious Northern Chinese cuisine. Must-try: Xiao Long Bao-broth filled dumplings and the Dan-Dan hand made noodles.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Malay Restaurant
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“This is my parents favourite restaurant in my neighbourhood. It's Maylasian and the food is fantastic. I can get a great vegetable curry. Nice atmosphere comfy not to loud On weeknights you will need a reservation”
  • 21 locals recommend
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
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“True To Our Region. Recognized as the ‘jewel in Vancouver’s culinary crown’, West’s outstanding contemporary regional cuisine and seamless service has earned much critical acclaim. Pristine seasonal ingredients are sourced to deliver superbly conceived dishes offering modern interpretations of classics. For those keen to observe ‘behind the scenes’ action and experience West from a unique perspective, the two ‘chef’s tables’ can be found directly adjacent to the presentation kitchen. One of the highlights of the dining room is a temperature-controlled wall of wine, and under it, the long cherry wood bar that gracefully anchors the conversation—where martinis and cocktails are composed of fresh herbs, juices and creative infusions. A Werner Forster installation floats under the ceiling—a study of light and motion. The leather chairs are the Mario Bellini designed originals found at MOMA, surrounding etched stone tabletops, highlighting a handsome and inviting room that speaks to contemporary Vancouver.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“If you don't want ride all the way to Kits before a rest, stop here for a pint on the patio with the most fabulous view of False Creek and the city and mountains. Also a great destination for a decent brunch.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Classic Japanese Izakaya - their sister restaurant Kinyo downtown is delicious also and has more variety to the menu.”
  • 22 locals recommend