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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Vancouver

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Vancouver? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of TAKENAKA Uni Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (14)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Gastown
About the restaurant
Thank you for your reservation at TAKENAKA UNI BAR!

Just a heads up, your reservation is good for 2 hours.
If you're running behind schedule, feel free to give them a call at +1(604)-834-3331. They kindly ask that you notify them if you're going to be more than 15 minutes late, otherwise, your reservation might be canceled.

Furthermore, reservations for groups of 9 or more are only accepted via phone, so it's best to contact us directly.

Your table type request might be changed.
If you need to have specific table type, please message us!

Lastly, if you have any special requests or inquiries, don't hesitate to give us a call.
We hope you have a great experience with us!
Top review
VictoriaC
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Great service food was so delicious.b cocktails wee pretty but don't taste great
A photo of Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant) restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1237)
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Kitsilano
About the restaurant
~ STORY OF YUWA JAPANESE CUISINE ~

Chef Masahiro Omori is the Executive Chef / Co-owner of Yuwa Japanese Cuisine who was born and raised in Chiba, Japan. His grandmother "YUWA" passionately owned a fish market in Chiba, Japan for over 50 years. Yuwa's dedication to her craft deeply touched Chef Omori and he lovingly brings her spirit forward with his professional experience at a well-known long-established Kaiseki restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.

Chef Masahiro Omori brings specialized regional dishes from across Japan taking advantage of the highest quality, freshest local BC ingredients. These can all be paired with our specialized selection of wines and sake.
Top review
Debravip
Dined 6 days ago
Most excellent as always… service, atmosphere, food, presentation… I love it!
A photo of Kamei on Broadway restaurant
4.9
4.9 (106)
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
Fairview
About the restaurant
One of the first Japanese restaurants in Vancouver, our company has been operating since 1972!
Truly a hidden gem!
Tucked away behind Broadway Plaza, is a fascinating restaurant that offers delicious food and great deals on drinks. Sweeping panoramic views of downtown while seated in unique Japanese Tatami rooms or private booths. Featuring an innovative signature menu with items such as the Uni Cream Udon. Kamei on Broadway uses the highest quality seafood selected by our specially trained Japanese chefs. We pride ourselves in using only the freshest ingredients to ensure our customer’s satisfaction.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
Our family enjoyed the food and the service! It was amazing!
A photo of Sushi Okeya Kyujiro restaurant
5.0
5 (126)
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Yaletown
About the restaurant
Welcome to Okeya Kyujiro Our Omakase Experience is a chef’s choice menu consisting of seasonal ingredients mainly sourced from Japan. It includes approximately 25 courses with mostly sushi.
IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS
Please let us know before taking a reservation any allergies or food restrictions to know if we can possibly accommodate your needs. We do not accept outsiders food or alcohol in our establishment. We do not have a kid’s menu.
RESERVATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Reservation must be cancelled 48 hours in advance. Failure to cancel by this time will result in a cancellation fee. Parties of 5+ full will be required to pay the full price in advance plus 20% service fee. A valid credit card is required to make the reservation. To cancel a reservation, simply cancel through the OpenTable email confirmation or email us: info@info.ca
PRICE: $325 (Dinner) /$180 (Brunch) BEFORE TAX AND TIPS PER PERSON
Top review
VictoriaLvip
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Amazing overall experience. Beautiful to see a Japanese tradition come to life and such care taken around preparation of food. Delicious omakase, got to try so many different types of fish prepared in such unique ways.
A photo of TAKENAKA - Onigiri Cafe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (61)
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
East Vancouver
About the restaurant
Thank you for booking our tables at TAKENAKA ONIGIRI CAFE!
- Your table is reserved for 1.5hours.
- If you are going to be late, please call us at +1(604)-802-9982. We may cancel your reservation if any of your party isn't here within 15 min from your original booking.
- Please let us know over the phone If you want to make a reservation for 7+ people.

**ABOUT UNI ONIGIRI GOZEN**
Due to uni's unpredictable supply, Uni Onigiri Gozen availability may vary. For advance reservations, availability isn't guaranteed on that specific day. Thanks for your understanding!

**ABOUT PRE-ORDERS**
We do not accept any pre orders via text message or reservation note. If you wish to make a pre-orders, please call us 604-802-9982
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
A nice cafe tucked away in the street so can be a bit hard to find. Arrived early for the breakfast set. Loved the variety and it's very filling for one person. Staff was really nice too. Highly recommend!
A photo of Kingyo Izakaya restaurant
4.9
4.9 (120)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese (Izakaya)
West End
About the restaurant
Indulge in savory Japanese cuisine at Kingyo Izakaya Vancouver. This upbeat Japanese gastropub serves bento box specials, small plate dishes and classic entrees in charming surrounds. The dining menu features a tasty array of fresh salads, appetizers, meat, tapas, sashimi, rice, noodles and seafood dishes. It also comes with a smaller list of vegetarian-friendly fare. Kingyo Izakaya offers an appealing option if you're in the mood for an alternative to contemporary fare. Visit for dinner and gorge yourself on some stone-grilled beef or a flavorful bowl of steamed rice. Round it off with a sweet dessert like a frozen green tea crème brûlée. The restaurant also offers an impressive bar menu, stocked with beer, wine, shochu (Japanese vodka), sake, plum wine and cocktails. Kingyo Izakaya is open for lunch and dinner every day.
Top review
MintL
Dined 3 days ago
We celebrate our anniversary every year at Kingyo. Food and service are always good. They offered a free desert and everything was well prepared.
A photo of Bells & Whistles restaurant
4.8
4.8 (46)
CAN$30 and under
American
East Vancouver
About the restaurant
Celebrating the full spectrum of beer styles, brewers, regions and flavours with small batch brands, local craft beer and a rare level of knowledge.

Bringing a group larger than 6? Please send an email to eat@bellsandwhistlesyvr.ca and we will get back to you as soon as possible to help you make your booking!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
Went during a Canucks playoff game. The servers were friendly and personable, despite the excitement in the restaurant. The food was outstanding and drinks were delicious. The ambience was electric; I had a great time. I will definitely be back!
A photo of Bravo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (154)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Riley Park
About the restaurant
A seafood-forward restaurant serving up fresh oysters, dry-aged fish, fresh pasta and more in the Fraserhood area.
Top review
EffieGvip
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing and friendly service. Wonderful fresh food of high standard but in a casual relaxed ambience. Will definitely be coming back!
A photo of Oddfish Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (981)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Kitsilano
About the restaurant
Oddfish is a Seafood and Vegetable focused restaurant. Ethically sourced and high quality ingredients are what you will find here with the focus being on the food - not the fuss. In regard to the wine list - approachable and interesting with a great price point is our goal. The atmosphere is casual and fun. We are a neighbourhood restaurant that others from outside the neighbourhood come to for that welcoming atmosphere. We are the same people who created Nook and Tavola restaurants.
Top review
Ginib
Dined 3 days ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and overall dining experience! Awesome food, service and ambiance-one of our favorite places!
A photo of Farmer's Apprentice restaurant
4.8
4.8 (395)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Farm-to-table
Kitsilano
About the restaurant
Farmer's Apprentice, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, serves farm-to-table cuisine in a casual, cozy setting. Farmer's Apprentice strives to source as locally and ethically as possible. Farmer's Apprentice features a diverse wine list offering wines made with minimal intervention




Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
This restaurant is a gem of Vancouver and as always was an amazing experience. Thank you Elisa and Farmer’s Apprentice team!
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