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Best in Vancity, Food, Restaurants

All the winners from the 2017 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

Best in Vancity, Food, Restaurants

All the winners from the 2017 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

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Hanna McLean Apr 18, 2017 9:54 am 5,783

We hope you’re hungry, because the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards are back for the 29th year.

These are the must-try dining spots in Vancity this year, according to Van Mag. The 2017 finalists have been narrowed down by a panel of 18 industry insider judges and the winning eateries, chefs, and teams have finally been announced.

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Here are all the winners from the 2017 Vancouver Magazine Awards:

Best New Restaurant

Savio Volpe

Chef of the Year

Joël Watanabe

Restaurant of the Year

Dynasty Seafood

Best Brunch

Café Medina’s Liege Waffles (Jess Fleming / Daily Hive)

Gold: Café Medina
Silver: Burdock and Co.
Bronze: Au Comptoir
HM: Jam Café, Ask for Luigi

Best Izakaya

Gold: Kingyo
Silver: Guu
Bronze: Rajio
HM: Zakkushi, Suika

Best Sushi

Gold: Zest
Silver: Masayoshi
Bronze: Sushi Bar Maumi
HM: Kishimoto, Minami, Miku

Best Vegetarian/Vegan

The Acorn / Facebook

Gold: The Acorn
Silver: Spicy Vegetarian Cuisine
Bronze: Chau Veggie Express
HM: Bandidas Taqueria, Zend Conscious Lounge

Best Bakery

Gold: Thomas Haas
Silver: Bâtard
Bronze: Chez Christophe
HM: Fratelli, Beta5 Chocolates

Best Pacific Northwest

Photo by Bemoved Media/courtesy Royal Dinette

Gold: Royal Dinette
Silver: Farmer’s Apprentice
Bronze: Burdock and Co.
HM: Hawksworth, Latab (closed)

Best New Design

Gold: Kissa Tanto
Silver: Savio Volpe
HM: Nightingale, Juniper

Best Seafood

Gold: Blue Water Cafe
Silver: Ancora
Bronze: Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar
HM: Go Fish, Tojo’s

Best Food Truck

Photo courtesy Tacofino

Gold: Tacofino
Silver: Le Tigre
Bronze: Vij’s Railway Express
HM: Chickpea, Feastro

Best Whistler

Gold: Araxi
Silver: Bearfoot Bistro
Bronze: Bar Oso
HM: Alta Bistro, Christine’s on Blackcomb

Best Okanagan

Gold: Waterfront Wines
Silver: Miradoro
Bronze: Old Vines
HM: Craft Corner Kitchen, Salted Brick

Best Victoria

Gold: Agrius
Silver: Part and Parcel
Bronze: Nourish Kitchen and Café
HM: Stage Wine Bar, Pizzeria Prima Strada

Best of the Neighbourhoods

Best Chinatown

Photo via Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie/Facebook

Gold: Bao Bei
Silver: Bestie
Bronze: Campagnolo Upstairs
HM: Pizzeria Farina, Harvest Community Foods

Best Downtown

Gold: Cinara
Silver: Royal Dinette
Bronze: Latab (closed)
HM: Heritage Asian Eatery, Tableau Bar Bistro

Best East Side

Gold: Burdock and Co.
Silver: Campagnolo Roma
Bronze: Bistro Wagon Rouge
HM: Via Tevere, Merchant’s Oyster Bar

Best Gastown/Railtown

Gold: L’Abattoir
Silver: Ask for Luigi
Bronze: Pidgin
HM: Belgard Kitchen, The Mackenzie Room

Best North Shore

Gold: Café Ça Va
Silver: Terroir Kitchen
Bronze: Indian Fusion
HM: Maru Korean Bistro, Olive and Anchor

Best West End

Gold: Nook/Tavola
Silver: Kingyo
Bronze: Amici Miei
HM: The Fat Badger (closed), Adesso Bistro, Damso

Best West Side

Gold: L’Ufficio
Silver: Au Comptoir
Bronze: Farmer’s Apprentice
HM: Bufala, Grapes and Soda

Best Yaletown

Gold: Lupo
Silver: La Pentola
Bronze: Bistro Sakana
HM: House Special, Homer Street Cafe

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sid and Joan Cross

Sommelier of the Year

Lisa Haley

Bartender of the Year

Sabrine Dhaliwal

Best Upscale

Photo courtesy of Hawksworth Restaurant

Gold: Hawksworth
Silver: CinCin
Bronze: Bauhaus
HM: The Pear Tree, Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill and Enoteca

Best Chain

Gold: Cactus Club Cafe
Silver: Kirin
Bronze: Guu
HM: Joey, The Flying Pig

Best Indian

Gold: My Shanti
Silver: Vij’s
Bronze: Rangoli
HM: Apna Chaat, Sachdeva Sweets

Best Pan-Asian

Gold: Kissa Tanto
Silver: Torafuku
Bronze: Freebird
HM: Fat Mao Noodles, Phnom Penh

Best Dim Sum

Gold: Dynasty Seafood
Silver: Golden Paramount
Bronze: Yue Delicacy
HM: Chef Tony Seafood, The Jade Seafood

Best Japanese

Gold: Zest
Silver: Masayoshi
Bronze: Kinome Japanese Kitchen
HM: Tojo’s, Marutama

Best Korean

Gold: Royal Seoul House
Silver: Hanwoori
Bronze: Maru Korean Bistro
HM: Damso, Seoul Doogbaegi

Best Vietnamese

Gold: Mr. Red Café
Silver: Chau Veggie Express
Bronze: Anh and Chi
HM: Hai Phong, Café Xu Hue

Best Latin

El Santo/Facebook

Gold: El Santo, La Mezcaleria
Bronze: Molli Cafe
HM: La Taqueria, Cacao

Best French

Gold: Le Crocodile
Silver: L’Abattoir
Bronze: Au Comptoir
HM: Bistro Wagon Rouge, Les Faux Bourgeois

Best Chinese

Gold: Dynasty Seafood
Silver: Chef Tony Seafood
Bronze: The Jade Seafood
HM: Landmark Hot Pot, Yue Delicacy

Best Italian

Gold: CinCin
Silver: Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill and Enoteca
Bronze: La Quercia
HM: Cinara, Giardino

Best Thai

Lingcod (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Gold: Maenam
Silver: Longtail Kitchen
Bronze: Thai Cuisine by Montri
HM: Jitlada, Thai Pudpong

Ingredient of the Year

Bison

Producer/Supplier of the Year

North Arm Farm, Pemberton

Premier Crew

Patrick Patterson, Server at Giardino
Lindsay Otto, Manager at Bistro Wagon Rouge
Sherry Diggle, Server at Nook
Chen-Wei Lee, Manager at Royal Dinette
Jaier Vlessing, Server at Gotham Steakhouse


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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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