Dine Out's Best $18 Menus

Top Picks for Dine Out Vancouver on a Budget

Want to dine out for this year's Dine Out Vancouver and mind the budget, too? Try these top picks for restaurants offering the least expensive Dine Out "set menus": three courses for $18 (excluding tax, tip and drinks).

Dine Out Vancouver 2014 runs from January 17 - February 2, 2014.

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    Hapa Izakaya

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    Hapa Izakaya in Kitsilano. Photo by Dana Lynch

    There are four Hapa Izakaya restaurants in Vancouver--including Kitsilano and the West End--and they all serve unusual and flavourful Tokyo-inspired tapas. Their $18 Dine Out Menu is four courses and includes their popular Popcorn Pork and the fabulous Chipotle Beef Curry Ishiyaki.

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    Meinhardt Fine Foods, Vancouver
    Meinhardt Fine Foods, Vancouver. Photo by Dana Lynch

    Yes, the gourmet grocery on 14th and Granville is participating in Dine Out this year! Their $18 Dine Out menu--which features a choice of Steelhead Trout or pasta, plus lush Lava Cake for dessert--can be prepared as take out, so you can grab it and go!

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    Las Margaritas

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    Las Margaritas in Vancouver. Image Courtesyt of Las Margaritas

    Bring your appetite to Kitsilano's Las Margaritas; it serves Mexican food by way of Southern California, which means it is rich. I'm not sure most people will be able to make it through all three courses of its $18 Dine Out menu (seriously, corn soup and enchiladas and dessert?!), but it will be a pleasure to try!

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    The Reef on Main, Vancouver
    The Reef on Main, Vancouver. Image Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver / Dine Out Vancouver

    One of SoMa's Best Restaurants--it has a location on Commercial Drive, too--The Reef's award-winning Caribbean cuisine is a steal at three-courses-for-$18. Their $18 Dine Out Menu includes their popular Jerk Chicken, and has gluten-free options.

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    Trattoria Italian Kitchen
    Trattoria Italian Kitchen. Image Courtesy of Trattoria Italian Kitchen / Glowbal Group

    For Italian on a budget, Kitsilano's Trattoria Italian Kitchen is a good deal; its $18 Dine Out Menu offers a choice of Pollo Marsala, Risotto con Radicchio, Gorgonzola e Noci, or Braised Lamb Cheek Pappardelle, plus a first-course and dessert.