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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Vancouver

The Coors of Canada?

Canada in the summer! What else could be more glorious? Can you help her out, eh?

I’m hoping that you and the SideDisher’s out there can help me out — I’ll be going to Vancouver for business at the end of July but I’ve decided to extend my trip a few days and I’d love to get some recommendations on restaurants/bars in the area.  Also, is there a type of regional cuisine that I need to experience, or just a really great beer one can only find in Canada?

9 comments on “Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Vancouver

  1. Tojo – amazing sushi – a splurge but well worth it
    Joe Fortes – West coast seafood
    Rodney’s oysterbar
    Soup spoons – simple delicious soups & sandwiches
    Sha Lin Noodle House – for made to order chinese noodles
    Cafe Crepe – excellent crepes, sandwiches, drinks
    Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant‎ – for amazing/fresh Chinese seafood
    Il Giardino di Umberto Ristorante- excellent Italian – go if weather is nice & you can sit in the garden.

    C – creative west coast seafood
    Vij’s – amazing Indian – unlike anything we have here in Dallas

    Salmon House – good west coast seafood and spectacular views of the city – in West Vancouver

    The Observatory on Grouse Mountain – west coast cuisine – amazing views of the city, bay – go on a clear night

    Terrific restaurants & food vendors at the Granville Island market.

    Vancouver is a great food city, terrific ethnic dining, especially asian. Try Sleeman beer, not from BC, but not available in the states. Lot’s of other good local beer & BC wines.

  2. The IT place for the best place is Latin Organics Cafe:

    Phone Café: +1 604 255 2841

    1326 East Hastings St. (next to the Gourmet Warehouse)
    Vancouver, V5L 1S3
    BC, Canada

  3. I love Steveston Seafood House in Richmond.

    and the Sandbar on Granville Island. Try to sit upstairs on the roof.

    Both have great seafood and you can’t beat the wild salmon.

    I’m not a beer drinker but both places serve very good local wines.

  4. Wow SideDish! Thanks everyone for such enthusiastic – and detailed – recommendations! I can’t wait to try out as many as I can, time and budget allowing…

  5. Husband and I ate at four highly rated restaurants while in Vancouver last fall (including Blue Water Cafe and Cioppino’s) and we were sorely disappointed. It’s like the city is afraid of flavors (particularly spices, although we didn’t make it to Vij’s unfortunately). The one great meal we had was a late breakfast at Medina, where I had the tagine — spectacular! Blue Water did have the best cappuccino I had all week, though. Good luck and enjoy the beautiful weather!