NOX: Inside Coal Harbour's new contemporary Italian restaurant

Aug 4 2022, 8:12 pm

Vancouver’s beautiful new contemporary Italian restaurant, NOX, opened in June, and we have finally popped in to check out the fresh concept for ourselves.

This spot is brought to us by the folks behind New West’s el Santo, Alejandro Diaz, and Sam Fabbro. It aims to be a modern spot for Italian eats with a West Coast flare.

Named after the ancient Roman goddess of the night, NOX is an elegant space where patrons can enjoy a great menu of seasonal eats and a selection of sips from boutique wineries practicing sustainable approaches in both Italy and BC.

Aperol Spritz (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

During our visit, we tried two of the five different pasta selections.

Both the Braised Leek Ravioli with brown butter and parmesan and the Marinated Crab Egg Noodles with fresh, chilli-marinated crab, pecorino, and egg yolk were top-notch.

Marinated Crab Egg Noodles (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Standout starters included the Bison Tartare – served with sunchoke chips – and the Pan Seared Scallops.

Pan Seared Scallops (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Bison Tartare (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

If you’re looking for hearty protein-heavy dishes, check out selections like Fraser Valley Duck Breast, Grilled Albacore Tuna, and the Wild Boar, which is aged in bull kelp and served with grilled octopus, a fried egg, and salsa negra.

Fraser Valley Duck Breast (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Dessert at this destination doesn’t disappoint. A small but mighty selection of sweets includes a Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, and Cheesecake.

Panna Cotta (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

NOX is open Tuesday to Thursday from 4 to 10 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 11 pm.


Address: 1575 West Georgia Street, Vancouver


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