Food Scene in Vancouver

Bite, savour, and swig. This is where local Airbnb hosts say you should go to get a taste of the city.

Locals’ favourite places

1. Chambar Restaurant
568 Beatty St
155local recommendations
Nikki & Steve
Nikki & Steve says “One of the two best approachable fine dining options in Gastown. Will most likely need to make a res...” ·
2. CRAFT Beer Market
85 W 1st Ave
126local recommendations
Karen says “If you like beer, you must go here! The Craft Beer Market has Canada's largest selection of draft be...” ·
3. The Naam
2724 W 4th Ave
125local recommendations
Catherine says “Iconic, this restaurant is the oldest in Kitsilano. It's been around since the 60's. Great vegeta...” ·
4. Medina
780 Richards St
124local recommendations
Israel says “A must for brunch is Cafe Medina, a café serving connoisseur-savvy coffee, Belgian waffles, full bre...” ·
5. Vij's
3106 Cambie St
109local recommendations
Christine says “When your craving for Indian food, Vij's comes recommended for a great dining experience in the city...” ·
6. Bao Bei
163 Keefer St
134local recommendations
Steve says “One of Vancouver's hot new Asian-fusion restaurants in the transitioning old Chinatown. This is a hi...” ·
7. Revolver
325 Cambie St
91local recommendations
Nikki & Steve
Nikki & Steve says “One of three great coffee shops in the Gastown area. Please note - they are closed Sundays. Often ve...” ·
8. Les Faux Bourgeois
663 E 15th Ave
96local recommendations
Sophia says “The word "Faux" means "False", and "Bourgeois" means "Middle Class" in french. This restaurant serve...” ·
9. Cactus Club Cafe English Bay
1790 Beach Ave
92local recommendations
Brennan says “If you're out for a walk around the seawall, this restaurant makes for a great lunch stop or afterno...” ·
10. Tacofino Taco Bar
15 W Cordova St
89local recommendations
Nikki & Steve
Nikki & Steve says “This is our favourite taco place in the city. It's cheap. The crispy chicken burrito and the fish ta...” ·
11. Via Tevere Pizzeria
1190 Victoria Dr
85local recommendations
Jeffrey says “Yummy, thin crust Neapolitan style pizza, baked in a traditional wood-fired oven. The arugula salad ...” ·
12. The Flying Pig Yaletown
1168 Hamilton St
80local recommendations
Israel says “One of my very own favourite restaurants The Flying Pig. There is not only pork on the menu, it has ...” ·
13. Phnom Penh Restaurant
244 E Georgia St
88local recommendations
Greg says “Long line-ups all the times at the door. The marinated butter beef, filet beef luc lac on rice, deep...” ·
14. Sal y Limón
701 Kingsway
87local recommendations
Melissa says “Fish tacos! Fish tacos! Fish tacos! Fresh with an authentic Mexican taste.” ·
15. Chill Winston
3 Alexander St
84local recommendations
Brennan says “If you're out exploring or doing some shopping in the Gastown area, Chill Winston provides for the p...” ·
16. Stepho's Souvlaki Greek Taverna
1124 Davie St
83local recommendations
James says “This Greek restaurant is a bit of hike up Davie from the condo, famous for great prices and huge por...” ·
17. The Foundation
2301 Main St
75local recommendations
Mark says “Good value and flavor vegetarian restaurant. A younger crowd, louder sound system and friendly pla...” ·
18. Matchstick Coffee
639 E 15th Ave
96local recommendations
Sarah says “Close coffee in a nice space with chocolate bread. A bit pricey/ hipster. Check out all the craft an...” ·
19. The Acorn Restaurant
3995 Main St
73local recommendations
Sylvain says “Stylish eatery offering ambitious vegetarian/vegan fare with signature cocktails and local beer/wine...” ·
20. Ask For Luigi Restaurant
305 Alexander St
80local recommendations
Daniel & Sara
Daniel & Sara says “Best Italian restaurant in the city. They don't take reservations so be prepared to line up. We put ...” ·
21. Havana Vancouver
1212 Commercial Dr
75local recommendations
Deborah says “Cool vibe, fantastic Cuban fusion food and drinks. A heated patio open all year long. Live theatre...” ·
22. Blue Water Cafe
1095 Hamilton St
78local recommendations
Tiran says “Blue Water Cafe is Vancouver's definitive destination for seafood, and consistently awarded Best Sea...” ·
23. Meat & Bread
370 Cambie St
78local recommendations
Rajan & Vanessa
Rajan & Vanessa says “Freshly carved meet prepared on ciabatta bread, accompanied with mustard and hot sauce made – all ma...” ·
24. Toshi Sushi
181 E 16th Ave
75local recommendations
Lauren And Sean
Lauren And Sean says “So popular for its inexpensive, tasty sushi that there are often hour-long lines just to get in, Tos...” ·
25. Tacofino Commissary
2327 E Hastings St
76local recommendations
Inge says “Some of the best tacos in the city. Highly recommend the fish tacos, but they are all delicious and...” ·
26. Cactus Club Cafe Coal Harbour
1085 Canada Pl
76local recommendations
Rajan & Vanessa
Rajan & Vanessa says “One of several Cactus Clubs in Vancouver. This location boasts amazing views of Burrard Inlet and th...” ·
27. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
777 Thurlow St
68local recommendations
Tiran says “Vibrant, booth-lined dining room for seafood & steak, with a popular oyster bar & rooftop patio. Thi...” ·
28. Bandidas Taqueria
2781 Commercial Dr
74local recommendations
Shannon says “Best vegetarian mexican EVER. Wolf and goat tacos, the best! Grab a horchata while you're there:)” ·
29. L'Abattoir
217 Carrall St
82local recommendations
Israel says “I would say this is probably my favourite restaurant in Gastown. Homed in a 19th century building an...” ·
30. Rodney's Oyster House
1228 Hamilton St
72local recommendations
Sandy says “Like Seafood? Crazy for oysters? Rodney's is definitely the place to try if you want the best oyster...” ·