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The Best Restaurants in Vancouver, Canada

The StarTripper Journal presents the best places to dine in Vancouver, both International gourmet and good Canadian choices.
Our two ladies in Vancouver are professional travellers.

Vancouver, the seaport of British Columbia, the third-largest film production centre in North America (nickname Hollywood North), among the top-ten of the world's most liveable cities, a vibrant nightlife scene, whether it be food and dining, or bars and nightclubs.

Shopping – Vancouver doesn’t disappoint! As a cosmopolitan metropolis, shopping here runs from international designers and popular brands in shop-‘til-you-drop malls, through to local designers and one-of-a-kind craft studios in unique neighbourhoods. You’ll find everything you’re looking for, as well as plenty of things you didn’t even know that you needed!

Vancouver’s nightlife scene is so exciting as you want it to be, an Irish bar for a few post-dinner pints, a chic lounge for a bespoke cocktail, or cutting up the dancefloor at a nightclub? The city’s live music scene offers everything from alt-country, to old-fashioned rock ‘n roll or experimental jazz. And if you are feeling lucky - check the gaming tables at one of the casinos for a late-night adventure.

Vancouver culinary scene is exquisite. You will find the best tower of fresh seafood, the finest house-made charcuterie, the most delicious taco truck, and the best list of B.C. wines.

Currency is Canadian dollar ($) (CAD).

The StarTripper Journal Recommends these Restaurants:
La Pentola Classic Italian fare using the best local and seasonal ingredients, served in a stylish setting inside OPUS Hotel.

Simple, handmade pasta and traditional nose-to-tail meat and fish dishes, served in a family style. Honouring the Italian heritage, they import the best Italian olive oils, prosciutto, and burrata.

Guests may dine a la carte, or trust Chef Travis McCord to create an unforgettable dining experience.

Don’t miss the Sablefish with artichoke, the Lamb Sirloin with salsa verdé and grilled spring onion – and the Vanilla Panna Cotta with honey brittle, pistachio, and apricot.

It’s always an unforgettable evening to visit La Pentola.

Hawksworth Hawksworth Restaurant located in the legendary Rosewood Hotel Georgia is serving contemporary Canadian cuisine in a refined venue. The Restaurant is glamorous and elegant, yet relaxed and welcoming with warm and attentive service.

Here quality and flavor take precedence - guests indulge in the best organic ingredients and seafood available. Using a range of culinary techniques drawn from the diverse heritage of British Columbia, Chef David Hawksworth and his skilled team transform the freshest ingredients into renowned dishes.

Don't miss the Pacific halibut with chaga broth and the Alberta beef striploin with caramelized onion royale, spinach and red wine juice.

Combined with the restaurant’s warm and exemplary service, the Hawksworth dining experience is one to savor.

801 West Georgia St.
Blue Water Cafe Housed in a handsome brick and beam heritage warehouse conversion, Blue Water Cafe is located in the heart of the historic and vibrant Yaletown neighbourhood. The striking dining room provides active views of the “East meets West” kitchen and Raw Bar. The sweeping main bar leads out to the heated patio and the private dining rooms.

All the seafood is delivered daily and only the absolute freshest, exceptional quality fish and shellfish are selected. Executive chef Frank Pabst and his team are committed to sourcing sustainable seafood — and crafting innovative and memorable West Coast dishes. The Raw Bar exudes a true Japanese culinary aesthetic, consistently delivering pure, clean flavours and unique presentations.

This is heaven for fish-lovers, an evening at Blue Water Cafe is truly an unforgettable experience.

1095 Hamilton str.
Boulevard Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar – crossroads between a classic, European-styled bistro and contemporary bespoke style, the décor embraces local works of art, natural stone and imported Italian marble, up-cycled and refurbished antique chandeliers, white oak floors, violin veneer paneling and subtle accents of bronze and gold.

Boulevard offers guests a wide range of culinary experiences – a distinctive showcase for the culinary vision of Executive Chef Alex Chen and redefines the fine art of dining with subtle, unexpected and playful approaches to cuisine, service and style - the seafood-focused menu is grounded in classical cousine, while artfully infusing casual West Coast flair and creative hints of international influences.

From start to dessert, an impeccable delicious experience - a seafood menu with many other fresh, local and inspired options.

845 burrard street
au comptoir Au Comptoir is an excellent Parisian bistro, located in the friendly Kitsilano neighborhood. The French expatriates Maxime Bettili and Julien Aubin have created a beloved “at the counter”-restaurant – a very popular style of dining in Paris, and one that nurtures a fun, communal and convivial atmosphere for guests.

This is the right place to savouring a glass of wine with someone special or sharing a laugh with friends over dinner and drinks – just like the quaint and cozy atmosphere found in the beloved cafés scattered throughout the arrondissements of Paris.

We highly recommend the Saumon á L’Unilatérale with fennel tagliatelle and gem lettuce, and the Faisan Et Sa Farce with chestnut farce and caramelized parsnip purée.

No reservations. Au Comptoir welcome guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Merci beaucoup!

2278 W 4th Ave

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