Best Restaurants in Vancouver

Celebrated chefs, fabulous wines, delectable cuisine. The best restaurants in Vancouver include some of the best, most highly-acclaimed fine dining in the world.

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West Restaurant

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Four-time winner of Vancouver Magazine's Restaurant of the Year award, West earns its place at the top of this list of best restaurants in Vancouver for its superb service, unique contemporary regional cuisine and to-die-for house-made cocktails. Although pricey, West is completely worth the splurge for special occasions or gastronomical indulgence of the highest order.

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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

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Acclaimed as the best seafood restaurant in Vancouver--no little feat, considering the wealth of world-class seafood available here--Blue Water Cafe is a favourite among locals, tourists and celebrities alike. Featuring an abundant selection of fresh, West Coast fare, Ocean Wise sustainable fish, oysters, sushi and sashimi, there is nothing here that isn't five-star amazing.

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Vij's deserves its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Vancouver for its world-class Indian-fusion fare

par excellence

. The menu varies seasonally, but the flavours are always unique, perfectly balanced, and surprisingly nuanced. Be sure to meet owner and celebrity chef Vikram Vij, universally known as "Vik," on your visit; he's often on hand to converse with patrons and to treat everyone like an honoured guest.

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Owned by world-renowned chef Hidekazu Tojo--who claims to have invented the California Roll--Tojo's is arguably the most famous Vancouver sushi restaurant: It's a favourite among celebrities and locals alike for its amazing omakase dinners. In a city with sushi restaurants on every corner, Tojo's distinguishes itself with truly outstanding cuisine; it's well worth its high price tag.

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05 of 07

Chambar Belgian Restaurant

Chambar's reputation for amazing food is well earned; you won't find better fine Belgian cuisine in the city. Their specialty is their traditional--and perfectly cooked--mussels paired with


. Just like Brussels, but better.

06 of 07

Glowbal Grill & Satay Bar

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For acclaimed, West Coast cuisine in the heart of Yaletown's trendy nightlife district, you can't do better than Glowbal. One of the best restaurants in Vancouver, Glowbal serves fabulous seafood and pastas, appetizers and brunches in a vibrant, urban setting (and it attracts its fair share of celebrities, too).

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CinCin Ristorante

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Located in the heart of Robson Street's shopping district, CinCin is one of the best Italian restaurants in Vancouver. With its warm, inviting Tuscan interior and long, sweeping modern bar (ideal for trying one of CinCin's amazing cocktails), CinCin offers a complete fine-dining experience: delicious, innovative Italian cuisine, excellent service, and the perfect venue for a night out, a romantic dinner, or a family celebration.