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Vancouver Dining

What you'll find is that in Vancouver dining (pronounced "Vancoover"), out is not only a custom it's practically a rule here.

 Vancouver Dining

We eat out more than in other place in Canada and with more than 5,000 places to eat, Vancouver is considered one of the top places on the continent to eat out for both variety and quality.

There are restaurants for every taste and every budget. Whether you're in the mood for a sit down gourmet meal or just want to grab something quick to go you'll find restaurants that offer tempting dishes made with fresh, local ingredients.

When the weather is having your meal dining out on an outdoor patio or garden really adds to the enjoyment and it's even better if there's a fabulous mountain or harbour view. This is what Vancouver dining is all about!

Possible stops on your Vancouver dining adventure may include Asian, Italian, French, Greek, Thai or Mexican to name a few.

Be sure to enjoy your Vancouver dining on our West Coast favorites like wild salmon, locally grown organic vegetables and fresh picked fruit from orchards throughout the region all perfectly accompanied by world famous B.C. wine.

To help you find your way here are a few spots to eat in the city that are some to the best places to eat.

They range from expensive fine dining all the way to cheap places to eat little "hole in the wall Vancouver dining" family diners. Many of the restaurants listed aren't fancy but they do have some of the best food in Vancouver dining at it's best.

....And remember...dining in casual laid back Vancouver means you rarely have to get dressed up unless it's a really luxurious restaurant.

Click on one of the blue links below to begin your fine dining Vancouver experience.

Restaurants Organized by Type

Casual Café

Sophie’s Cosmic Café
Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe is a ridiculously popular restaurant that serves simple basic food.

Chinese Food/ Dim Sum

Hon’s Wun Tun House
Hon’s Wun Tun House is a huge cafeteria style Chinese restaurant. These guys aren’t much on service but the food is sure good.

Mongolie Grill
At the Mongolie Grill there are millions of possible combinations for dining.

Pink Pearl
Pink Pearl restaurant is one of the best places to go in for Chinese food…especially dim sum.


Lumiere is the kind of restaurant you go to for the love of food.


Nirvana is one of those restaurants that you can go to when you crave a particular thing because you can always count on the food tasting the same way.

Latin American/Caribbean

Havana is a Nuevo Latino inspired restaurant that’s also an art gallery and a theatre.

Burrito Brothers
Burrito Brothers is a secret spot for authentic casual Mexican dining in the city.

The Reef
The Reef restaurant serves Caribbean food mellowed down and designed with a west coast twist.


Cin Cin
Cin Cin is a hideaway restaurant above street level on fashionable Robson Street in the downtown area.

La Spaghetteria Ristorante
Flavorful Mediterranean dining restaurant located in the heart of New Westminster.

Anton’s Pasta
Anton’s Pasta is a bustling Italian restaurant known for simple food in tasty sauces and served in enormous portions.

Water Street Café
Water Street Cafe is an casual upscale restaurant right across from the Gastown steam clock.


Tsunami Sushi
Tsunami Sushi is one of the most popular restaurants for sushi.

Shiro is a bustling little Japanese sushi restaurant.


Bin 941
Bin 941 Tapas Bar is a fun, trendy and popular restaurant in the downtown area of the city.


Sala Thai
Sala Thai is where food lovers come for delicious dining and for a cultural experience of Thailand.


The Naam
The Naam has been the place for vegetarian dining for more than three decades.

West Coast Casual

Monk McQueen's
Monk McQueen's is a great place to go for lighthearted, casual seafood dining.

Kettle of Fish
Kettle of Fish is one of the best places to go for great atmosphere along with your seafood lunch or dinner.

Steamworks is a popular Gastown restaurant that brews its own beer.

Cactus Club Café
Cactus Club is one of the best choices for casual dining.

Raincity Grill
Raincity Grill in the bustling West End enjoys a front row seat of English Bay.

Blue Water Café
Blue Water Cafe is a seafood restaurant in the very hip and fashionable former warehouse district.

West Coast Fine Dining

Delilah’s is a sinful and delightful martini bar and restaurant.

Horizons located on top of Burnaby Mountain Park where you will enjoy the view as much as the food.

Joe Fortes
Joe Fortes restaurant is the kind of place people go when they’re out for a fun evening on the town to see and be seen.

Salmon House on the Hill
The Salmon House sits on a hill with one of the most dramatic views of the city, English Bay and Burrard Inlet...(One of the best places for a romantic sunset dinner!)

The Cannery Seafood House
The Cannery Seafood House is one of the very best places for seafood dishes in the city.

Seasons Hilltop Bistro
Seasons Hill Top Bistro offers a view like no other. The restaurant is on top of Queen Elizabeth Park at the highest point in the city.

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