Where Chefs Eat in Vancouver

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Restaurants:Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill, Guu Original Thurlow, Farmer's Apprentice
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Japanese, Farm-to-table
Neighborhoods:Yaletown, Downtown, Kitsilano

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

$$$$·Italian·
Yaletown
490 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

“Chef Pino is the godfather of Italian cooking. I love his modern take on Italian classics.” – Angus An

100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Guu Original Thurlow

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
134 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Casual

“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 ba...

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100% recommended
Kid Friendly in Vancouver
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Farmer's Apprentice

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Kitsilano
166 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

“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 p...

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100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Vancouver / British Columbia
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L'Abattoir Restaurant

$$$$·French·
Gastown
3,226 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

Recommended by Chef James Walt from Araxi

98% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Bishop's

$$$$·Northwest·
Kitsilano
1,855 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

Recommended by Chef Sam Harris from Agrius

100% recommended
Best Overall in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Vij's

$$$$·Indian·
Vancouver / British Columbia
1,042 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Recommended by Chef John Jackson & Connie DeSousa from CHARCUT Roast House

95% recommended
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