Best Neighbourhood Restaurants in Vancouver Finalists Announced

Dec 19 2017, 10:19 am

Vancouver Magazine has announced the finalists for its upcoming 25th Annual Restaurant Awards. Finalists were named in the magazine’s new Best of Neighbourhood award categories including: Best Downtown, Best Yaletown, Best West End, Best Gastown & Chinatown, Best West Side, Best East Side, and Best Richmond.

These categories join Best North Shore in highlighting establishments for diners for whom location is at least as important as reputation, type of cuisine, ambiance, and price. See attached fact sheet for finalist restaurants.

Best Restaurants in Yaletown

  1. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
  2. Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca
  3. The Flying Pig
  4. Homer St. Café and Bar
  5. La Pentola della Quercia

Best Restaurants in the West End

  1. Forage
  2. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
  3. Kingyo
  4. Nook
  5. Tavola

Best Restaurants in Downtown

  1. Cactus Club Coal Harbour
  2. Hawksworth
  3. The Mexican, Antojitos y Cantina
  4. Tableau Bar Bistro
  5. Yew Seafood & Bar

Best Restaurants in Gastown & Chinatown

  1. Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie
  2. Campagnolo
  3. Phnom Penh
  4. Pidgin
  5. The Union

Best Restaurants in Vancouver’s West Side

  1. Maenam
  2. La Quercia
  3. Vij’s
  4. West
  5.  Zest

Best Restaurants in Vancouver’s East Side

  1. Campagnolo Roma
  2. Chicha
  3. Les Faux Bourgeois
  4. The Red Wagon
  5. Via Tevere

Best Restaurants in Richmond

  1. Dinesty Chinese
  2. Gudrun
  3. Hoi Tong Seafood
  4. Spicy Vegetarian Cuisine
  5. Top Shanghai Cuisine

Best Restaurants on the North Shore

  1. Blue Eyed Marys
  2. Canyon
  3. Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle
  4. Gusto di Quattro
  5. La Régalade

“For the past 25 years, Vancouver Magazine has been cataloguing the city’s finest rooms and creating a definitive compendium of all that is delicious, masterful, and of the moment,” said John Burns, Vancouver Magazine Editor-in-Chief. “The addition of Best of Neighbourhood awards reflects our judges’ view that for many people, location matters a great deal when deciding where to dine.”

Finalists in the remaining 42 categories won’t be revealed until the gala, to be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel on April 22nd. More than 700 of B.C.’s top chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, and food critics will gather to recognize the city’s best.

Vancouver Magazine’s May issue includes a 42-page feature on all the award categories. The issue will be on newsstands on April 28th and digital subscriptions will be available at

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