Announcing the Finalists for the 2018 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

Here's the shortlist of this year's contenders for VanMag's 29th annual list of the best restaurants in the city.

March 19, 2018

By Vancouver Magazine

In a city as delicious as ours, it’s always near-impossible to narrow down our list of contenders for Vancouver Magazine’s Restaurant Awards. Our judging panel—composed of Vancouver’s top restaurant critics and culinary pros—works year ’round, hashing it out through late-night meetings and endless Slack debates and secret votes to put together a comprehensive list that reflects the city’s food scene.

And now that the dust has settled, we’re ready to celebrate the amazing chefs, rooms and meals that made this such a hard decision: congratulations to our finalists for 2018, listed alphabetically below. The big winners will be revealed April 16 at our annual Restaurant Awards party (and, of course, in the next issue of the magazine), so stay tuned to be among the first to know who takes home the gold. #VanMagAwards

Vancouver Magazine’s 2018 Restaurant Awards Finalists

BEST BAR
Campagnolo Upstairs
Grapes and Soda
The Narrow
The Shameful Tiki Room
Uva

BEST BRUNCH
Au Comptoir
Belgard Kitchen
Burdock and Co.
Café Medina
Merchant’s Workshop

BEST CHAIN
Cactus Club Cafe
Joey
Nuba
Tacofino
The Flying Pig

BEST CHINESE
Dynasty Seafood
Golden Paramount
Hoitong Chinese Seafood
The Jade Seafood
Yue Delicacy

BEST DESIGN
Botanist
Fayuca
La Glace
La Taqueria (Hornby Location)
St. Lawrence

BEST DIM SUM
Kirin (Richmond)
Dynasty Seafood
Golden Paramount
Red Star Seafood (Granville)
Yue Delicacy

BEST FRENCH
Au Comptoir
Bacchus
L’Abattoir
Le Crocodile
St. Lawrence

BEST INDIAN
Apna Chaat House
My Shanti
Rangoli
Sachdeva Sweets
Swad

BEST ITALIAN
Ask for Luigi
Cinara
CinCin
Cioppino’s
Savio Volpe

BEST JAPANESE
Dosanko
Kishimoto
Masayoshi
Sushi Bar Maumi
Tetsu Sushi Bar

BEST LATIN
Cacao
El Santo
Fayuca
Los Cuervos
Molli Café

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Botanist
Fayuca
Mak N Ming
St. Lawrence
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine

BEST OKANAGAN
Front Street Brasserie
Miradoro
Old Vines
Raudz
Waterfront Wines

BEST PAN-ASIAN
Fat Mao Noodles
Kissa Tanto
Laksa King
Longtail Kitchen
Torafuku

BEST PATISSERIE
Beaucoup
Chez Christophe
Temper
Thierry
Thomas Haas

BEST PIZZA
Bufala
Corduroy Pie Co.
Nicli Antica Pizzeria
Pizzeria Farina
Via Tevere

BEST RAMEN
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Marutama Ra-men
Motomachi Shokudo
Ramen Danbo
The Ramenman

BEST SEAFOOD
Ancora
Blue Water Café
Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar
Landmark Hotpot House
Oddfish

BEST STEAKHOUSE
Black and Blue
Gotham
Hy’s
Joe Fortes
The Roof

BEST THAI
Jitlada
Kin Kao
Maenam
Sawasdee Thai
Sen Pad Thai

BEST UPSCALE
Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar
CinCin
Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill
Hawksworth
The Pear Tree

BEST VICTORIA
Agrius
Chorizo and Co.
Fishhook
Part and Parcel
Pizzeria Prima Strada

BEST VIETNAMESE
Bánh Mì Très Bon
Bun Cha Ca Hoang Yen
Chau Veggie Express
Hái Phong
Mr. Red Café

BEST WEST COAST
Bows and Arrows
Burdock and Co.
Forage
Mak N Ming
Royal Dinette

BEST WHISTLER
Alta Bistro
Araxi
Bar Oso
Bearfoot Bistro
The Grill Room

Best Neighbourhood Spots: The Nominees

CHINATOWN
Bao Bei
Campagnolo at Upstairs
Fat Mao Noodles
Jade Dynasty
Pizzeria Farina

DOWNTOWN
Café Medina
Cinara
Heritage Asian Eatery
Royal Dinette
Tableau Bar Bistro

EAST SIDE
Bistro Wagon Rouge
Bows and Arrows
Burdock and Co.
Kishimoto
Merchant’s Workshop

GASTOWN
Belgard Kitchen
La Mezcaleria
The Mackenzie Room
Tuc
Wildebeest

BEST NORTH SHORE
Feast
Maru Korean Bistro
Swad
Terroir Kitchen
Zen Japanese

RICHMOND
Britannia Brewing
Cocoru
Gudrun
Lido
Nine Dishes

WEST END
Amici Miei
Damso
Kingyo
Marutama
Nook

WEST SIDE
Au Comptoir
Bufala
Grapes and Soda
L’Ufficio
Oddfish

YALETOWN
Bistro Sakana
Homer Street Café and Bar
House Special
Provence Marinaside
WildTale

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