The Diner Reviews Are In: 100 Best Restaurants in Canada

The 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for 2018 are consistently putting out delicious dishes, providing impeccable service, and paying attention to every detail to orchestrate one-of-a-kind dining experiences time and again. The list features restaurants of all types and allows diners to find the right restaurant for any occasion. The list of honourees is based on an analysis of 500,000+ reviews of more than 2,500 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.

According to OpenTable Diners
Restaurants:Akira Back, Ascari Enoteca, Atelier - Ottawa
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Asian, Italian, Contemporary Canadian
Neighborhoods:Downtown / Entertainment District, Leslieville / Riverdale, Downtown
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Akira Back

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown / Entertainment District
757 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

“One of the best meals, service was amazing, food was beyond delicious and the vibe was sexy and dark. Loved everything about this spot.”

98% recommended
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Ascari Enoteca

$$$$·Italian·
Leslieville / Riverdale
967 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance

“We had a wonderful date at Ascari - everything was delicious and our server was funny, thoughtful, and super helpful. We look forward to going back!”

94% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Toronto / Ontario

Atelier - Ottawa

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
1,603 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing experience in every aspect. You won't be disappointed.
97% recommended
Best Food in Ottawa
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Bar Isabel

$$$$·Spanish·
Little Italy / College St.
589 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Wife’s birthday
92% recommended
Best Food in Toronto / Ontario
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Baro

$$$$·Latin American·
King West
540 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Hot Spot

“Amazing service and atmosphere. Food is tapas style so great for sharing. Fun atmoshere and music for a night out . Jefferson the manager is always so kind and welcoming. Love thi...

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90% recommended
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Berkeley North

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Hamilton
896 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Amazing flavours and atmosphere. The cocktails are never disappointing - you can tell the drinks are given as much attention as the food and they are always complex tasting and delRead more
100% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Toronto / Ontario
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Bishop's

$$$$·Regional American (Northwest)·
Kitsilano
1,859 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Oysters were fresh; served on ice with lemon and a delicious piquant sauce. Rack of lamb with 5 ribs was delicious. The accompanying vegetables were fresh and served firm. The rRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Vancouver / British Columbia

Bridgette Bar

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2,096 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Really love this restaurant. The food is always superb and the staff are just trained to make you feel welcome. They used to have a wonderful Avocado Toast and an amazing pate oRead more
98% recommended
American in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Byblos - Downtown

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Downtown / Financial District
2,345 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food, excellent service, but slightly overpriced and a little too quiet for my taste. Food ordered: - Manti dumplings 3.5/5, the yogurt and eggplRead more
94% recommended
Mediterranean in Toronto / Ontario
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Carisma

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / Financial District
1,221 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
The restaurant was amazing!!! Highly recommend! The owner, Michael, was a true delight!
91% recommended
Romance in Toronto

Chabrol Restaurant

$$$$·French·
Yorkville
460 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
Love everything about this restaurant. Location, staff, food, service, ambiance. It's one of our favourites in the city!
93% recommended
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Chez Sophie - Montreal

$$$$·French·
Griffintown/St-Henri
612 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
A fantastic restaurant all-around. I would certainly recommend it!
98% recommended
Best Food in Montreal / Quebec
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Chiado

$$$$·Portuguese·
Little Italy / College St.
968 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
The food was exquisite and the service was good. Knowledgeable waiter. But the food !! Oooo lala!
100% recommended
Business Meals in Toronto / Ontario

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

$$$$·Italian·
Yaletown
491 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Cioppinos never disappoints. The food to the service was superb.
100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Cucina Market Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Calgary
476 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food and atmosphere.
100% recommended
Lunch in Calgary / Southern Alberta

DaiLo

$$$$·Asian·
Little Italy / College St.
1,087 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
This is an excellent restaurant. Their tasting menu is the way to go. So many flavours and interesting combinations. (which they will modify depending on any food allergies/prefereRead more
94% recommended
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Damas

$$$$·Syrian·
Mile End
2,871 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
Great meal, great ambiance and great wine recommandations.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec
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Don Alfonso 1890

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Yonge and Dundas Square
413 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing, tasting abs wine pairing meal was perfection. Service was outstanding.
100% recommended
Handcrafted Cocktails in Toronto / Ontario
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Eden - Rimrock Resort Hotel

$$$$·Canadian·
Banff
904 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Scenic View
I want to start by thanking Benoit and the whole team at Eden restaurant for a wonderful evening. We really enjoyed and appreciated the attention to details. The food, presentatiRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Downtown
437 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Lunch
Always a pleasant experience at Escoba
100% recommended
Business Meals in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Fishbone Bistro - Main St Stouffville

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Stouffville
368 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem

“It is a restaurant that you always want to visit everyday! Love the whole experience with great food from appetizer to dessert!”

98% recommended
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George Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown / Financial District
2,829 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Had the 7 course option fro t he tasting menu. The dishes were phenomenal. The dishes had excellent presentation which was outdone by the exceptional taste. Next time we will trRead more
98% recommended
Notable Wine List in Toronto / Ontario
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Giulietta

$$$$·Italian·
Little Portugal / Dundas West
681 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Service was warm, welcoming and attentive. Food was exceptional.
98% recommended
Italian in Toronto / Ontario
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Grey Gardens

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Chinatown / Kensington Market
585 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Notable Wine List
Lydia! Where do I begin? You were so kind and welcoming to us during our first visit — GG is lucky to have you. Not only was the service amazing — the drinks and snacks were unforgRead more
92% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Toronto / Ontario
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Hearth Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Saskatoon
634 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Great service and food…the tartare was just ok but the beet carpaccio was awesome.
100% recommended
Best Overall in Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

Hy's Steakhouse - Calgary

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Calgary
1,464 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Notable Wine List
Excellent service and food Could use better music after the live music stops Hys used to have a DJ on Friday nights and it would keep the customers from leaving to go to a more funRead more
98% recommended
Business Meals in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes)

$$$$·International·
Mile End
1,245 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Our experience there was amazing I had allergies to a few thins but they were very accommodating. Great service amazing food overall I would come again!
100% recommended
Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec
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Joso's

$$$$·Seafood·
Yorkville
589 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Transcendent dining experience at this Toronto institution. The food was phenomenal, the service impeccable, and the ambience/vibe/interiors are unlike any restaurant I’ve ever dinRead more
94% recommended
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Jules Bistro- Queen West

$$$$·French·
Queen West
332 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Always such a lovely time here. The good and service is superb.
100% recommended
French in Toronto / Ontario
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Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / Financial District
1,820 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
VERY SLOW SERVICE. I don't understand why it took so long.
93% recommended
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King Street Trio

$$$$·International·
Waterloo
1,230 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Service can make or break your dining experience. Benoit made our night. Knowledgeable and welcoming, he charmed us from the start. No surprise really, he is from France where waRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Toronto / Ontario

Klein / Harris

$$$$·Canadian·
Calgary
548 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion

“The food was exceptional! Our server knew her menu and was able to talk about each item in detail. We loved our evening there and would definitely go back!”

96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Calgary / Southern Alberta

KOKO! Share Bar

$$$$·Korean·
Yorkville
240 reviews
  • Late-Night Find
  • Lunch
  • Quick Bite
Wonderful. Kind and attentive staff and delicious food. The food came to us so quickly. We ordered four appetizers and four mains, and while it was a fair amount of food for four oRead more
100% recommended
Business Meals in Toronto / Ontario
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Langdon Hall Dining Room

$$$$·Canadian·
Cambridge
477 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Decadently delicious! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Langdon Hall in the main dining room. We started with their freshly baked sourdough bread and chive and grRead more
94% recommended
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LaurieRaphael - Quebec

$$$$·Regional Canadian (Quebec)·
Québec
547 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Was a very nice experience even while under COVID guidelines and restrictions. Service was spot on and food very nice done. It was an all tuna menu done well. Looking forward toRead more
95% recommended
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Le Baccara - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·French·
Gatineau
545 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Scenic View
Exceptionnal dining experience where the quality of the food is only matched by the quality of the service !!
96% recommended
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Masaki

$$$$·Japanese·
Niagara-on-the-Lake
451 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Amazing service. Authentic. Will keep coming back!
100% recommended
Best Food in Toronto / Ontario
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Michael's on Simcoe

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Entertainment District
1,047 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
The steak was so good and the service was amazing! So professional and lovely! Great ambiance, would definitely recommend
100% recommended

Miku Restaurant - Vancouver

$$$$·Japanese·
Coal Harbour
4,184 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies

Multiple locations recognized, including: Miku Restaurant - Vancouver Miku Restaurant - Toronto

“Miku is my favorite sushi restaurant in North America.”

96% recommended
Japanese in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Morton's The Steakhouse - Toronto

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Yorkville
1,434 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful dinner. Great to be back at Morton's.
Business Meals in Toronto / Ontario
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The Nash

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,685 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Great food, trendy and beautiful decor, very attentive staff, best neighbourhood in Calgary.
97% recommended
Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Oddfish Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Kitsilano
440 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
It was great
98% recommended
Healthy in Vancouver / British Columbia
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ONE Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Yorkville
1,341 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
Love the new menu
87% recommended
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Opus Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Yorkville
312 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
Spectacular service paired with wonderful food. The knowledgeable staff are very attentive and provide great recommendations for wine pairings. A great spot for a nice evening out,Read more
92% recommended
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Law Society of Ontario - Osgoode Hall Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Downtown / Financial District
390 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
A unique experience! Did not know there was a resturant at Osgood Hall, l researched Osgood Hall for another reason, discovered this 'hidden gem'. Will return :-)
98% recommended
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Osteria Savio Volpe

$$$$·Italian·
Mount Pleasant
2,757 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Becka was a superb waitress. The cake and card for Jolanta were much appreciated.
96% recommended
Italian in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Pigeonhole

$$$$·Dining Bar·
Downtown
1,198 reviews
Always perfect service, food and atmosphere. Made for a great “last supper” before the world shut down again.
Best Service in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Posto Pizzeria and Bar

$$$$·Canadian·
Calgary
950 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Excellent pizza and half price after 9pm - what a deal! Always fresh, flavourful, and interesting topping combinations.
100% recommended
Healthy in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Raymonds Restaurant

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
St. John's
1,535 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Great evening with excellent food and service. We had oysters, parsnip soup and tartare as apps and duck and lamb as mains. All highly recommended and the tartare especially so!
95% recommended
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Ristorante Beatrice

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
252 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Dinner with our daughter. Food was excellent.
92% recommended
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Sabor Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Edmonton
3,330 reviews
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
The waiter was very good. The food was outstanding! We had a very nice evening .
95% recommended
Best Overall in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

Salt Wine Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Ossington
493 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Tapas
We love Salt and have been coming for years. The menu changes seasonally but it never disappoints!
91% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Toronto / Ontario
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Scaramouche Restaurant

$$$$·French·
Toronto / Ontario
1,778 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance

Multiple locations recognized, including: Scaramouche Pasta Bar - Toronto Scaramouche Restaurant - Toronto

“Lovely as always. Superb food. Sublime service. A perennial favourite!...

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100% recommended
Best Overall in Exclusive
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Sofia

$$$$·Italian·
Yorkville
742 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

“This was our first dinner at Sofia. Very impressed. The ambiance, the food, the drinks and service very spectacular. Looking forward to our next visit. In our opinion, this is the...

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97% recommended
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Sorrel Rosedale

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Rosedale / Summerhill
658 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Food was great, and the service was excellent, very friendly and helpful staff!
100% recommended
Best Service in Toronto
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Sukiyaki House

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
489 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Amazing food and great service. We will definitely go back again! Great when one of your kids says sushi is now his favourite food over steak! Big switch. Thanks Sukiyaki House!
100% recommended
Best Food in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Ten Foot Henry

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Calgary
3,093 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The kale tagliatelle was delish and already telling my friends!
97% recommended
Best Overall in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Terra Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Thornhill
1,328 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
It was an anniversary and we were served by Nino who was so accommodating and attentive and made our experience even better.
98% recommended
Continental in Toronto / Ontario

Trius Winery Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Niagara-on-the-Lake
3,132 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
Our favourite in NOTL. Chef and the team are fabulous. Julie is a terrific sommelier, ran a great black glass session.
99% recommended
Continental in Toronto / Ontario
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Tzin Wine & Tapas

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Edmonton
1,795 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
The food is exceptional. The server suggested to have the chef’s suggested menu and they accommodated all of our needs and allergies. Then the service was amazing. They were friendRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

Vero Bistro Moderne

$$$$·Italian·
Calgary
1,620 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
Our favourite restaurant in Calgary. The was, as usual, outstanding. Chef Jenny’s creativity never ceases to amaze.
100% recommended
Best Overall in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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vivo ristorante - Westend

$$$$·Italian·
Edmonton
1,607 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Food is always amazing here! Very consistent and never disappointing. One of our favourite restaurant!
100% recommended
Notable Wine List in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

The Walrus Pub & Beer Hall

$$$$·Pub·
Downtown / Financial District
117 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
We went to watch the raptors game and this was the perfect place!
93% recommended
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Yasu - Sushi Bar

$$$$·Japanese·
Harbord Village
252 reviews
Great dining experience as usual :)
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The Yellow Pear Kitchen

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
St. Catharines
459 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Local Ingredients
  • Sunday Lunch
Fabulous Will come back
99% recommended
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Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant)

$$$$·Japanese·
Kitsilano
902 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
AMAZING. Fantastic! Family owed Great staff awesome food the best
89% recommended
Japanese in Vancouver / British Columbia
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