Multicultural Vancouver has a vast array of great restaurants and eateries throughout the city to suit every taste and budget. A great cross-section of what’s available in this culinary wonderland are highlighted on this page.
LIFT Bar & Grill
Lift Bar & Grill’s breathtaking location on the waterfront is just one reason to stop by this stylish and elegant West Coast style hot spot. Extraordinary Urban Dining options, Signature Cocktails, Whet Plates and stunning views are all part of the experience. Relax and unwind in several chic indoor settings, or on one of their gorgeous outdoor decks. 333 Menchions Mews, 604.689.5438 www.liftbarandgrill.com
Nando’s Davie & Howe
The Nando’s restaurant experience is a unique combination of warm Portuguese hospitality, hot flame-grilled chicken and, of course, the famous PERi-PERi flavour. Minha casa e sua casa, or in English, our home is your home, and you, your family and friends will always enjoy a warm welcome at Nando’s. 828 Davie Street, 604.687.1217
Casual, comfortable and affordable, Chef Chris Whittaker’s Forage celebrates all things BC. Forage loves working to create community. Whether it’s a West End cause or part of the burgeoning movement committed to farm to table fare, Forage is there. 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1C5 604.661.1400 www.foragevancouver.com
Notch8 Restaurant & Bar at Hotel Vancouver
With a luxurious and contemporary design inspired by the romance of travel in the 1930’s, Notch8 brings a new era of glamour to the lobby of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. A gathering place where locals and travellers come together, Notch8 offers exceptional cuisine, great wines, and enticing cocktails. 900 West Georgia Street, 604.662.1900, www.notch8-dining.com , @notch8restaurant
Vancouver offers some of the best sushi this side of Tokyo. Samurai is a small, family owned and operated shop offering huge portions of home-style Japanese fare and the largest sushi we have ever seen, at unbelievable prices. Situated in the heart of the Davie Village. 1108 Davie Street. 604.609.0078 http://www.samuraisushi.ca/
De Dutch Downtown
Originally started as a Dutch Pannekoek House in 1975, De Dutch now has 23 restaurants, with more on the way and a diverse menu that offers something for everyone. The popular West End location is on Lower Robson Street and is packed every year as the Pride Parade goes by.
Davie Dosa Company
This new South Indian restaurant showcases Dosas, a unique specialty from the Indian subcontinent, in the heart on Vancouver’s Davie Village. Davie Dosa Company brings an exotic culinary experience of traditional Southern Indian cuisine and delicious cocktails to this vibrant neighbourhood. Chef Leveil, brings his craft to your plate with traditional recipes and mastered cooking skills. 1235 Davie Street, 604.669.5899, daviedosacompany.com
Located centrally in Davie Village with a large outdoor street level, heated patio, pool table, video monitors and off sales beer and wine. This upscale pub offers a relaxed atmosphere, with diverse clientele, good food at reasonable prices, friendly attentive staff and great people watching. 1025 Davie Street. No Cover. www.thefountainheadpub.com 604.687.2222
Enjoy daytime and early evening cocktails with a full pub menu while lounging on the expansive outdoor patio, then head inside for some of the hottest nightclub action in town. Weekly shows feature Vancouver’s top female impersonators and popular DJs spin nightly with state-of-the-Art sound and lighting until 3 a.m. 1138 Davie Street 604.669.2013 http://www.junctionpub.com/