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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.
Stuck indoors on a rainy day? Get off that couch and head over to Skoah, a famous spot among Canadians, to rejuvenate and revitalize. The uninitiated may well ask for advice, for the range of services available is extensive. Facials are the specialty, albeit a bit pricey, and a quick one is available for those on the run. Skincare products abound here, from toners to astringents and creams to sunscreens. The website and staff provide many useful beauty tips; a good reference for those unsure of what their skin needs. The best part is that Skoah is eco-friendly. Towels and linen are reused or donated, plastic is recycled, while the paper they use is 100% recycled.
Fassil Ethiopian Restaurant presents a unique platter of traditional Ethiopian cuisine. Named after an Ethiopian emperor of the 17th Century, this restaurant serves chicken, beef, lamb, fish and vegetarian dishes. Some of the stand-out dishes include Doro Wot, Derek Tibs, Gored Gored and Gomen. The friendly and knowledgeable serving staff add a special charm to the dining experience at Fassil. Check website for details.
Food connoisseurs in the city are sure to love Edible Canada at the Market. The standard of modern Canadian cuisine in Vancouver, the bistro promotes the farm-to-fork dining philosophy. Located right across from the popular Granville Island Public Market, the menu is made from locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients that varies with the chef's whims and market-availability. The contemporary interiors, coupled with energetic vibes, make for a vibrant and inviting atmosphere. The space also plays host to wine tastings and private events.
Experience different delicacies from the Middle-East, India, and Afghanistan at the East is East restaurant. For the appetizer, try the Dhal Soup before digging into the Minced Beef Kebabs. Vegetarians have a wide variety of options as well, ranging from the Paneer Saag to the Afghan Eggplant. There is something for everybody at this charming restaurant.
If you are a fan of seafood or just want to take in the local culture, this is one place you have to visit. The Lobster Man has been selling live shellfish for more than 3 decades in Granville Island. Atlantic lobster, Alaskan King crab and East Coast oysters are just few of the varieties of shellfish that one can buy here. Their staff can even cook this delicious produce for your convenience and are also very willing to share recipes and cooking tips.
The Twisted Fork Bistro on Granville Street satisfies your desire to dine at a classy French Bistro. Book a table at this restaurant and be prepared for the onslaught of creamy French delights that are prepared from scratch using fresh and local ingredients. The specialty mussels and confit duck is served with delicious sauces, which are appeasing to the taste buds. Twisted Fork Bistro is also a famous brunch spot, where dishes like Egg Benedicts and Scallops are served with flair. Call ahead for reservations and more information.
Be ready to grill your own meat and have a great time with your family at the Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ restaurant on Nelson Street. Ideal for groups, this restaurant is a part of a renowned chain of BBQ restaurant, which has its franchises spread around the world. The table is large, and has a barbecue stand at the center, which can be used to grill your food. Else you can opt from the favorites like Tuna Tataki and Chicken Karaage for appetizers, as well as Kalbi Short Rib, and Harami Miso Skirt Steak, all of which available on the menu. Walk in here during their happy hours and enjoy the Japanese sakes, and chilled beers with tantalizing appetizers at special prices. Check their website to know more.
To munch on excellent Chinese and Filipino baked food, head to the New Town Bakery & Restaurant in Chinatown. Opened since 1980, the bakery is a popular spot among locals to savor the freshly baked BBQ Pork buns and steamed buns. If you are in mood for something bigger then opt for the BBQ Duck served with yellow noodles and Black Pepper Hotpot noodles from the lunch menu. You can sit at the restaurant and enjoy the fresh dishes or opt for the take away service.
The folks at Hubbub Sandwich take you through the process of creating just the perfect sandwich that starts of with freshly baked baguette, house special garlic sauce, lettuce, jalapenos, cilantro and caramelized onions. To that awesome base, select from choicest protein options that include turkey sausage, chicken breast or even prawn. Sides with a kick include chips, slaw or quinoa salad and to wash it all down draft beers are available along with wines. So if hunting for the best sandwich in Vancouver, look no further than Hubbub's.