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Kirin Seafood at the City Square Mall has a great selection of Cantonese food. Watch the food being cooked with care and effort and in elegant surroundings. Go for the live seafood that is cooked to your liking in contemporary or the traditional style to suit your palate. Enjoy the great mountain view while you eat delicious southern Chinese cuisine at this downtown restaurant. Fresh dim sums are served here daily at lunch. Check website for more details and other locations, including in Richmond.
Chutney Villa tries to bring the best of South Indian cuisine including mouth watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Food is accompanied with aromatic chutney, which is what the restaurant prides on. The menu comprises masala vadai, biryani, taali, meat and fish preparations, curries and other delights. The owners take great pleasure in serving the guests and the staff is equally friendly. Vegans and seafood lovers too can explore the menu at leisure. Check website for more details.
When it comes to comfort food in Vancouver, look no further than Vera's Burger Shack. On the menu are classic Basic Burgers such as The Vera Burger and even The Organic Burger or try a specialty such as The Pawer Burger with a fried egg in the middle or The Doug Special with features a double patty, fried onions and chili. Kiddies come by just as often to sample specials on their menu and Vera's also offers quality hotdogs. So the next time you're looking for something classic and good to bite into, try Vera's!
Very few Indian restaurants have made a mark in the culinary scene of Vancouver, with Raga Restaurant on Broadway sitting on top of the list. Hence, do not be surprised if you find it difficult to find a table during peak hours. The restaurant has a long list of regulars who walk in here with their families and indulge in authentic Indian food. Be prepared to savor delicacies like samosas and pakoras for appetizers, and Chicken Biryanis and Lamb Vindaloo for main course. You can dine inside and enjoy the coziness of the restaurant, or settle down at the tables on the patio. Reservations are recommended, so call in advance to avoid disappointment.
A refined and comfortable ambiance greets diners at Minami Restaurant. The decor has artistic motifs like Japanese murals on the walls and whimsical imagery throughout. The food reflects the same sensibility with innovative contemporary options. Some of the dishes to try out here are Kaisen Soba Pepperoncino, Spicy Pork and Local Oyster with Yuzu Sparkling Sake Foam. The private dining rooms and the patio are also excellently adorned to cater to varied sensibilities. Check website for more details.
Forget the usual geometrics, Trilussa offers 2 foot (60.96 centimeters ) long pizzas topped with delectable toppings of Soppressata Salami and Mozzarella on the Abruzzo, potatoes, pesto and pecorino on the Capri and Tomato, basil and mozzarella on their Vegetarian Margherita. Classic flavors on freshly made dough that is finished in the oven till just about right makes this places one of the best for pizzas in the city. Also try out the traditional Pane Roma, a type of bread, baked fresh everyday. The coffee is straight out of Italy with specialties that include Trilussa Crema. So for a wonderful Italian meal while in the city, Trilussa is a must.
One of the local favorites, Suika is a Japanese izakaya restaurant on West Broadway. It serves modern Japanese cuisine which has become a popular taste among locals in the neighborhood. The plush interiors, complete with a bar and cozy seats, is perfect for a late night dinner with friends or family. The menu features dishes such as Beef Tendon Curry, Miso-Ramen, Chinese Poutine, Grilled Fish Set, Yellowtail Sashimi and The Hellz Chicken. The food is complemented by a selection of Japanese vodkas and sake like Zuiyo and Ginkara.
Known for the nightly live music and flowing libations, the Cottage Bistro on Main Street is a hip and happening joint. Flocked with dark wooden tables with tea lights, and rich red walls with sepia toned photographs of music legends, bands and artists rock out all night long. Tasty upscale pub grub served here means you can spend the whole evening here, from cocktail hour, dinner to a night cap.
The American Cheesesteak Co specializes in cheese-steak and is quite popular in downtown Vancouver. The finest ingredients, great seasonings and warm traditions greet you at this charming locale, brimming with fine hospitality. Stand-out choices from their extensive menu include Le Bifteck, The Cowboy, The Philly and The New Yorker. Poutine, Onion Rings and Market Sald make for great sides, when ice-cream shakes and floats complete the all-American treat! Try out The American Cheesesteak Co.
A brainchild of Chef Nico Schuermans, Medina is a perky cafe located in Crosstown. Having studied at CREPAC School of Culinary Arts in Belgium, Chef Schuermans brings his skills to good use and adds a Belgian flair to his preparations. The decor here is pretty simple, yet it has a stylish ambiance with bright bulbs hanging from the ceiling and neatly lined tables. The menu here has delectable treats, with popular dishes like waffles and specialties like Les Boulettes, La Tartine and Roti de Boeuf, marinated beef balsamic style. The restaurant is a must-try for anyone looking for a change from the usual western flavors offered around the city. Unfortunately, the restaurant doesn't take reservations. Call ahead for more information.
Guu Garden is a traditional Japanese restaurant that was started in late 2009. Among other Guu's in Vancouver this one is the only Guu that serves Kanto-Daki Oden and Miso Oden. It has four typical courses - Sake, Ume, Take and Matsu, along with separate lunch, dinner and drinks menu. If you are a burger lover, you will just adore their Kobe rice burger served as a lunch special along with battered green beans, miso soup, shrimp-avocado salad and fish balls. Enjoy!