Thanks to its location on the west coast of Canada, Vancouver is a great city if you’re a seafood fan. A large number of international cuisines including Japanese, Indian and Italian are also represented here. To find out about some of the city’s top eateries, we asked you to tell us about your favourite Vancouver restaurants over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you had to say...
Paola Borello says:
Incendio - great food, cozy environment, has 2 locations=)
Italian food is what you’ll find on the menu at Incendio, a restaurant serving up affordable food in a relaxed atmosphere. Along with a great selection of pasta dishes, you’ll also be able to choose from numerous different pizzas and calzones. On top of that, Incendio also offers great value fixed price menus for 2 or 3 courses.
Location: 103 Columbia Street, Gastown; 2118 Burrard Street, Kitsilano.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11.30am-3pm & 5pm-10pm, Fri 11.30pm-3pm & 5pm-11pm, Sun 4.30pm-10pm.
Jen Bishop says:
Dockside!!! Loved it!!!
Boasting awesome views out across False Creek from its huge windows, this restaurant serves up an equally impressive selection of seafood from salmon to shellfish. Don’t worry if you’re not a fish fan as Dockside also offers a variety of non-seafood meals including steak, lamb, chicken and some vegetarian options.
Location: 1253 Johnston Street, Granville Island.
Lyssa Marcil says:
Memphis Blues for amazing Southern BBQ and great prices!
Authentic Southern barbeque is what you’ll find at Memphis Blues, a chain of restaurants with a couple of different locations in Vancouver. Ribs, pulled pork, catfish and brisket all feature on the menu alongside sides like corn bread, collard greens and coleslaw, and desserts like pecan pie. Portion sizes are not for the faint-hearted, especially when it comes to the giant platters.
Location: 1342 Commercial Drive & 1465 West Broadway.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-10pm.
Lyssa Marcil says:
Shabusen Sushi for all-you-can-eat Sushi and Korean BBQ -- $13.00 for lunch and $20.00 for dinner --- any backpacker's best choice for a full stomach!
At both its locations, Shabusen serves up a wide variety of sushi dishes alongside mouth-watering Korean barbeque meats. There’s a ‘make your own dinner’ option here, with a grill at each table allowing you to cook your own seafood or meat. The great value lunch and dinner buffets are a particularly popular choice.
Location: 202-755 Burrard Street & 2993 Granville Street.
Opening hours: Daily 11am-2.30pm & 5pm-10.30pm.
Janine Mullett says:
Vij's. Found it by accident one day with my friends. Good service, great food, nice little patio.
At Vij’s restaurant you’ll find a mix of traditional Indian spices and top local products merging together to form a delicious array of meals. Tables are offered on a first come first served basis, but there’s a lounge offering up a great selection of drinks where you can wait to be seated.
Location: 1480 W 11th Avenue.
Opening hours: Tues-Fri 11am-2.30pm & 6pm-11.30pm, Saturday 6pm-11.30pm, closed Sundays & Mondays.
Anton’s Pasta Bar
Kelly Moore says:
Anton's pasta bar on east Hastings. It is the best pasta I have ever had Everything including the pasta is made fresh! Mmmmmm. And the portions are huge! I don't know anyone that has finished their entire plate!
If you’re in the mood for pasta, check out Anton’s as they’re bound to have something to take your fancy on their menu which features over 70 different pasta dishes. These range from traditional Italian favourites to the restaurant’s own unique creations. A wide variety of wines and beers are also offered.
Location: 4260 East Hastings Street, Burnaby.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11.30am-3.30pm & 3.30pm-10.30pm, Sun 4pm-10pm.
Lud Ivo says:
Stepho's @ Davie St, the best Greek food I ever had!
Its large portions of Greek food at affordable prices make Stepho’s a popular spot. From Greek salad to souvlaki, there’s lots to choose from on the menu at this casual eatery.
Location: 1124 Davie Village.
Linda Anne Laycock says:
Banana Leaf - McDonald & West Broadway, BEST Malaysian/Vietnamese cuisine in Vancouver, Yummy cocktails, Fantastic staff, great prices, I always leave feeling extremely satisfied :)
With a colourful interior and welcoming vibe, Banana Leaf offers delicious Malaysian cuisine at each of its three Vancouver locations. The menu features a wide variety of dishes including plenty of meat, seafood and vegetarian options, along with noodle and rich dishes and plenty more. Make sure to check out the tempting Malaysian desserts also on offer.
Location: 820 West Broadway, 1096 Denman Street and 3005 West Broadway, Kitsilano.
Opening hours: Daily – hours vary with location.
Hostelling International Toronto says:
COAST- They have fresh BC seafood!
Seafood is the name of the game at Coast, a popular spot serving up the best of Vancouver’s fresh seafood including a wide variety of oysters. Other dishes on offer include chowder, sashimi, calamari, sushi and more. If you choose one of the line caught fish dishes, you’ll notice one of the coolest features of the menu – it tells you exactly where your fish has come from, right down to the name of the boat that brought it in.
Location: 1054 Alberni Street.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11.30am-1am, Fri 11.30am-2am, Sat 4.30pm-2am, Sun 4.30pm-1am.
So if you’re visiting Vancouver, make sure to check out some of these great Vancouver restaurants for a mouth-watering mix of tasty local produce, international flavours and lots more.