Where Chefs Eat in Vancouver

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Restaurants:Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill, Guu Original Thurlow, Hawksworth Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Japanese, Canadian
Neighborhoods:Yaletown, Downtown

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

$$$$·Italian·
Yaletown
485 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
“Chef Pino is the godfather of Italian cooking. I love his modern take on Italian classics.” – Angus An
100% recommended
Notable Wine List in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Guu Original Thurlow

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
129 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
“Guu is open late, the atmosphere is great, there's cold beer and the food is spot on and delicious. The chefs have a one page written menu of specials and if you can sit at the baRead more
100% recommended
Lunch in Vancouver / British Columbia

Hawksworth Restaurant

$$$$·Canadian·
Downtown
2,863 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
“Hawksworth is the benchmark in Vancouver for excellence in service, food and cellars.” – Andrea Carlson
90% recommended
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Farmer's Apprentice

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Kitsilano
158 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
“I've had some of the most emotionally-charged simple meals at this small intimate restaurant. It takes a lot of guts to ride the wave he rides. Flavors are delicate, ingredients pRead more
100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Vancouver / British Columbia

Five Sails Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Coal Harbour
2,226 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
Recommended by Chef James Walt from Araxi
96% recommended
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L'Abattoir Restaurant

$$$$·French·
Gastown
3,190 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
Recommended by Chef James Walt from Araxi
100% recommended
Best Overall in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Bishop's

$$$$·Regional American (Northwest)·
Kitsilano
1,840 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chef Sam Harris from Agrius
100% recommended
Best Overall in Vancouver / British Columbia

Vij's

$$$$·Indian·
Vancouver / British Columbia
993 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
Recommended by Chef John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House
96% recommended
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Tojo's Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Fairview
450 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Recommended by Chef Paul Berglund from The Bachelor Farmer
84% recommended
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Maenam

$$$$·Thai·
Kitsilano
1,351 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Recommended by Chef Vikram Vij from Vij's
92% recommended
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Bauhaus Restaurant - Permanently Closed

$$$$·German·
Gastown
916 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
“Chef Stephan aims high and provides an excellent dining experience in a modern room.” – Andrea Carlson
86% recommended
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