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What to Eat in Vancouver

Thanks to its seat along the Pacific Coast, Vancouver boasts its fair share of delectable seafood. You'll find casual fish and chips at any one of the city's markets like Granville Island (the first stop for any foodie), but if you're craving something a little more formal, head to Yaletown. This area of Vancouver is home to Blue Water Cafe and Rodney's Oyster House, just two of the city's favorite seafood restaurants. YEW Seafood + Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver also receives praise for its menu, which features regional specialties, like Qualicum Bay scallops and Sidney Island venison. If you venture beyond Vancouver to Richmond, British Columbia (about 8 miles south of the city center), you'll also find plenty of fresh catches in Steveston Village, where wild-caught salmon, halibut, crab, salmon, tuna and mussels are served fresh from the docks.

When you're ready to sample cuisine from other parts of the globe, you'll see that Vancouver has you covered there, too. About 2 miles north of the city center is where you'll find Vancouver's Chinatown – North America's third largest by population after San Francisco and New York. Cravings for Indian fare can be sated in Punjabi Market – an Indo-Canadian neighborhood in South Vancouver. Venture just south of Vancouver to Richmond, a city that's considered to have the best Asian food in North America.

Aside from providing the city fresh regional ingredients, Vancouver's coastal location also provides a picturesque backdrop for many of the top restaurants. For dinner with a view, try the Teahouse Restaurant (in Stanley Park), Lift Bar Grill View or Bridges Restaurant (on Granville Island), to name only a few. For guidance from a local, sign up for a foodie tour (many of which are included on our list of the best Vancouver tours).

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  • #1
    Marketplace on 3rd
    #1 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 767 reviewsTripadvisor (767)
    $$ | Canadian, International
    1115 Alberni St 3rd Floor of Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4T9 Canada
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  • #2
    Absinthe Bistro
    #2 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 428 reviewsTripadvisor (428)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    952 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3W7 Canada
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  • #3
    Glowbal
    #3 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1723 reviewsTripadvisor (1723)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
    590 Georgia St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2A3 Canada
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  • #4
    Rain Or Shine
    #4 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 206 reviewsTripadvisor (206)
    $ | Canadian
    102-1926 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M5 Canada
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  • #5
    Salmon n' Bannock Bistro
    #5 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 752 reviewsTripadvisor (752)
    $ - $$ | Canadian, Native American
    7-1128 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1G5 Canada
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  • #6
    Purebread
    #6 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 433 reviewsTripadvisor (433)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Canadian
    159 Hastings St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H4 Canada
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  • #7
    Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge
    #7 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1139 reviewsTripadvisor (1139)
    $$ | European, Canadian
    845 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1V1 Canada
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  • #8
    Five Sails Restaurant
    #8 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 896 reviewsTripadvisor (896)
    $$ | French, Fusion
    999 Canada Place Level R - Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3E1 Canada
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  • #9
    Sai Woo
    #9 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 439 reviewsTripadvisor (439)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian, Korean, Contemporary, Fusion
    158 Pender St E between Main st. and Columbia st. on south side of Pender st., Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1T3 Canada
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  • #10
    Blue Water Cafe
    #10 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3039 reviewsTripadvisor (3039)
    $$ | Seafood, Sushi, Canadian
    1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5T4 Canada
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  • #11
    Black + Blue
    #11 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2292 reviewsTripadvisor (2292)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Canadian, Grill
    1032 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A3 Canada
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  • #12
    AnnaLena
    #12 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 608 reviewsTripadvisor (608)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary, Canadian
    1809 1st Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 5B8 Canada
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  • #13
    Bishop's
    #13 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 382 reviewsTripadvisor (382)
    $$ | Canadian
    2183 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N7 Canada
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  • #14
    Italia Bella Bar & Grill Restaurant
    #14 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 189 reviewsTripadvisor (189)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European
    215 Kingsway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 3J5 Canada
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  • #15
    Rocky Mountain Flatbread Main Street
    #15 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 201 reviewsTripadvisor (201)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Canadian
    4186 Main St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P7 Canada
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  • #16
    Peaked Pies
    #16 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 146 reviewsTripadvisor (146)
    $ | New Zealand, Beer restaurants
    975 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M3 Canada
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  • #17
    Nero waffles
    #17 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 353 reviewsTripadvisor (353)
    $ | Belgian, Cafe
    1703 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1C9 Canada
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  • #18
    Kingyo
    #18 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 607 reviewsTripadvisor (607)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Asian
    871 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L9 Canada
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  • #19
    Teahouse in Stanley Park
    #19 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1610 reviewsTripadvisor (1610)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    7501 Stanley Park Dr Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 3E2 Canada
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  • #20
    Jam Cafe YVR
    #20 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Vancouver
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 719 reviewsTripadvisor (719)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Canadian
    556 Beatty St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2L3 Canada
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