Before moving to Germany, I lived in Vancouver, Canada for 10 years. During that time I had the chance to visit some amazing restaurants in the city. Whenever I go back to Vancouver, I like to visit some of my old favourite restaurants but also try new spots popping up all over the city. I’ve compiled a list of some of my top Vancouver restaurants divided into different categories. If you find yourself in Vancouver, I hope you’ll give some of these spots a try!
108-777 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
My go-to dim sum place in the city. Try the prawn dumplings and pan fried rice rolls.
555 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC/1172 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC
High quality award-winning dim sum at two locations in Vancouver.
6270 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC/1213-8338 Capstan Way, Richmond, BC/2015-8580 Alexandra Road, Richmond, BC
My friend Meghan introduced me to this bustling Chinese restaurant specializing in individualized soups. Pick your soup base, noodles, veggies, meats, and toppings. So hearty and filling!
3755 Main Street, Vancouver, BC/1521 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Words cannot express how much I love this Thai restaurant. Try the green curry, panang curry, red curry, papaya salad, tom ka gai, and mojitos (alcoholic drinks are only served at the West Broadway location).
3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC
Vij’s has been a hotspot in Vancouver for as long as I can remember. I only had the chance to try it for the first time this past summer during my visit home. Affectionately referred to as ‘a 10/10 meal every time’ by my sister, I’d have to say that she was right. Try the wine marinated lamb popsicles and grilled chicken. You can’t go wrong with anything on this menu.