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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Vancouver

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine 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 favorite 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 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 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 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 Sushi Okeya Kyujiro restaurant
5.0
5 (127)
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
WineNdine
Dined 2 days ago
A fantastic experience. Felt like I was in Japan. Highly recommend. Will be back. Thankyou
A photo of Guu Original Thurlow restaurant
4.7
4.7 (337)
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
Downtown
About the restaurant
*Please note that our patio is not allowed to serve any alcoholic drinks due to the license we have.

Guu Original on Thurlow is where the Izakaya boom started. It’s not only the first Guu to open, but is the very first Izakaya in Vancouver.

Established in 1993 as “Raku” & changed to “Guu” in 2000, this Guu offers the most authentic Izakaya experience, offering classic dishes like Yaki Udon & Oden. This is as close you’ll get to the real deal….unless you fly to Japan.


We keep seats for walk-in customers as well. No available seats on OpenTable do not mean we are fully booked. Please be aware that the time-limited per table is two hours during peak hours.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great food, great service. One of the best places in Vancouver!
A photo of MeeT on Main restaurant
4.6
4.6 (15)
CAN$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
Main Street
About the restaurant
Our first MeeT location, MeeT On Main opened its doors back in 2014, bringing innovative comfort food for your mood to the neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We had a very enjoyable experience at MeeT on Main on Father’s Day. The dinner was tasty, the server was attentive, and she gave us plenty of time to visit and order. We never felt rushed. I appreciated that the music was not too loud. Thank you for that.
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!
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 JJs Restaurant at VCC restaurant
4.7
4.7 (274)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Chinatown
About the restaurant
JJ’s Restaurant is a Vancouver institution. Both the kitchen and front of house are run by students who are in their 2nd level of cook training. Enjoy a three-course a la carte lunch which is reasonably priced and produced with the highest level of passion and care by students with the guidance of their Chef Instructors. If you are interested in a group booking please email culinaryarts@vcc.ca.

Please note that JJ’s and Chef’s Table service may be interrupted by inclement weather, including extreme heat or significant snowfalls. VCC makes this precaution to keep the staff and customers safe. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Top review
JaniceHvip
Dined 4 days ago
We had another wonderful lunch at JJ's last week. As usual, the food was amazing and the service outstanding. I have also experienced their dinner service and it was fabulous. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
A photo of Barbara Restaurant - Vancouver restaurant
4.8
4.8 (255)
CAN$51 and over
European
Chinatown
About the restaurant
Small and intimate restaurant with a three course tasting menu. Contemporary small plates, excellent for sharing. Custom cocktails and a selection of boutique wines by the bottle or glass.
Top review
Bruce
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Excellent food and service. Very good beverage recommendations with each dish.
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