Best of the Neighbourhoods 2018

These neighbourhood spots offer great food—and an insight into the locals who live there.

April 16, 2018

By Vancouver Magazine

What exactly is a neighbourhood restaurant? When this category was dreamed up five years ago, the idea was never that it would recognize the “best” restaurant in a given jurisdiction. Instead, it would celebrate the local haunts that are so vital to a neighbourhood and yet so rarely recognized in major awards categories. There were rules drawn up to reinforce this: no chains, no brand-new spots, and if it’s impossible to simply walk in—sorry, Kissa Tanto—it’s out of luck. The goal is to get places that offer great food, but, more importantly, also offer an insight into the locals who live in that neighbourhood.

Bao Bei

Chinatown

★★★★★

Bao Bei
163 Keefer St.
bao-bei.ca

★★★★

Pizzeria Farina
915 Main St.
pizzeriafarina.com

★★★

Upstairs at Campagnolo 
1020 Main St.
campagnolorestaurant.ca

★★

Fat Mao Noodles
217 E Georgia St.
fatmaonoodles.com

Jade Dynasty
137 E Pender St.
facebook.com/JadeDynasty

Cinara (Photo: Carlo Ricci.)

Downtown

★★★★★

Cinara
350 W Pender St.
cinara.ca

★★★★

Royal Dinette
905 Dunsmuir St.
royaldinette.ca

★★★

Tableau Bar Bistro 
1181 Melville St.
tableaubarbistro.com

★★

Café Medina 
780 Richards St.
medinacafe.com

Heritage Asian Eatery
1108 W Pender St.
eatheritage.ca

Merchant’s Workshop

East Side

★★★★★

Merchant’s Workshop
1590 Commercial Dr.
merchantsworkshop.ca

★★★★

Kishimoto 
2054 Commercial Dr.
kishimotorestaurant.com

★★★

Bistro Wagon Rouge 
1869 Powell St.
bistrowagonrouge.com

★★

Bows and Arrows
4194 Fraser St.
bowsxarrows.ca

Burdock and Co. 
2702 Main St.
burdockandco.com

The Mackenzie Room (Photo: Katie Cross.)

Gastown

★★★★★

The Mackenzie Room
415 Powell St.
themackenzieroom.com

★★★★

La Mezcaleria 
68 E Cordova St.
lamezcaleria.ca

★★★

Belgard Kitchen 
55 Dunlevy Ave.
belgardkitchen.com

★★

Wildebeest
120 W Hastings St.
wildebeest.ca

Tuc
60 W Cordova St.
tuccraftkitchen.com

Terroir Kitchen

North Shore

★★★★★

Terroir Kitchen
2232 Marine Dr., West Vancouver
terroirkitchen.com

★★★★

Swad
1734 Marine Dr., West Vancouver
swadindiankitchen.ca

★★★

Feast
2423 Marine Dr., West Vancouver
feastdining.ca

★★

Maru Korean Bistro
125 2nd St. E, North Vancouver
marukoreanbistro.com

Zen Japanese
101-2232 Marine Dr., West Vancouver
zenjapanese.ca

Gudrun

Richmond

★★★★★

Gudrun
3500 Moncton St.
facebook.com/gudruntastingroom

★★★★

Nine Dishes 
9231 Beckwith Rd.

★★★

Cocoru 
2140-391 Alexandra Rd.
facebook.com/cocoru01

★★

Britannia Brewing 
250-12240 Second Ave.
britanniasteveston.ca

Lido
4231 Hazelbridge Way

Nook

West End

★★★★★

Nook
781 Denman St.
nookrestaurant.ca

★★★★

Kingyo
871 Denman St.
kingyo-izakaya.ca

★★★

Marutama
780 Bidwell St.
marutama.ca

★★

Amici Miei 
1114 Denman St.
amicimieidenman.com

Damso
867 Denman St.

L’Ufficio

West Side

★★★★★

L’Ufficio
3687 W 4th Ave.
laquercia.ca/lufficio

★★★★

Grapes and Soda 
1541 W 6th Ave.
grapesandsoda.ca

★★★

Bufala 
5395 West Blvd.
bufala.ca

★★

Au Comptoir 
2278 W 4th Ave.
aucomptoir.ca

Oddfish
1889 W 1st Ave.
oddfishrestaurant.com

Provence Marinaside (Photo: EPH Photography.)

Yaletown

★★★★★

Provence Marinaside
1177 Marinaside Cres.
provencemarinaside.ca

★★★★

Bistro Sakana
1123 Mainland St.
bistrosakana.com

★★★

Homer Street Cafe and Bar
898 Homer St.
homerstreetcafebar.com

★★

House Special
1269 Hamilton St.
housespecial.ca

WildTale
1079 Mainland St.
wildtale.ca

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