Juniper Kitchen and Bar

4.6
82 reviews
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Northwest
Juniper Kitchen and Bar is in the Chinatown area of Vancouver, British Columbia. Juniper showcases the Northwest and it features a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere. Diners can find a wealth of excellent choices on the menu, which changes with the seasons.



Voted to have one of the best charcuterie boards in Vancouver, baking their own bread and highlighting the best local ingredients. You will also find great desserts, fine wines, and by far the best cocktail program in Vancouver!!!
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1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant in the middle of a ghetto. Great food, do not pass up the vegan board appetizer. Carnivore boyfriend ate the whole thing with me. Delicious wine pairings as well. Do not pass this up.

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Vancouver
53 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We’ve been to juniper several times, often for cocktails but certainly for dinner too, and this has been the best experience thus far. We were there during negroni week so ordered off their special menu (3 to choose from). I had the watermelon white negroni and he had the one that was not the “baller negroni”). I asked for mine on the rocks instead of over crushed ice and both our were brought that way, even tho his was supposed to be in a flute. The server gave me a bit of a hard time about how hard I put the teeny cork back in the teeny vial but it was also only half a cork so...) He got better as the night went on.
Food was very good. We split everything: the mussels with ‘nduja sausage (delish!), the seared tuna with compressed watermelon (yum!!), the meatballs in tomato sauce (fantastic but the radish garnish did absolutely nothing for the dish) and the duck. The Dijon spätzle that came with the duck was outstanding!! Wow! As were the rest of the accompaniments. The duck itself was probably a little overcooked &!under seasoned but was totally fine. Too full for dessert.
We stuck with cocktails and man, I got some good ones!! The Celtic Knot (loved it!!) followed by something even better that’s coming to the menu soon (akvavit, amaro x 2, coffee bitters?). Would defs go back, for that cocktail alone!

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LG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Juniper was recommended by my son. Went there with 2 close friends. The cocktail menu was outstanding if you like gin and, I loved the drinks. Food was very tasty. I had the vegan dish, and I’m not a vegan. Both friends had the pasta in the very best mushroom sauce I’ve ever had. And the prices are reasonable. I highly recommend this place.

Oh yes Service was efficient and friendly.

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OH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the halibut and it was the best dish I’ve ever tasted! Not only that but every dish was over the top incredible! Such a special evening for me and my boyfriend, thank you!

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SK
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Great vegetarian and vegan options - thanks Chef Stefano!

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JC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time myself and my boyfriend went to Juniper, and we were not disappointed! The cocktail list was abundant, and everything we ordered was delicious! The food selection was wonderful - and definitely someone were we would go back to as we couldn’t order everything!!

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing experience! Took my sister there for her birthday! Thank you to the Juniper team.

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Responded on May 15, 2019

Thank You Casandra for the 5 star review! We always appreciate hearing that our hard work is paying off. Hope to see you again soon! Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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LP
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to Juniper Kitchen before a show for the first time. The atmosphere and service is very chill and modern. The menu has many unique and delicious options. Everything we ordered was very good and we would both recommend it and go back in a heartbeat!

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AL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful restaurant! Great place to go for a special occasion, date night, or just to treat yourself to some amazing eats in a great atmosphere surrounded by great people. Definitely will be coming back to try more! They went above and beyond for my sisters birthday, adding to a very memorable evening. Chef Warren Chen is remarkably talented, you wont want to miss a chance to taste his fabulous creations!

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank You so much Alana for the kind review! We very much appreciate the time taken to write the review and cannot wait to serve you again. Chef Warren Chow and I are glad to have given you a great experience. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little spot. Loved the roasted veg appetizer. If you love a gin cocktail, this is the place for you.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

And a lovely review as well! Thank You so much Melody. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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AT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Exquisite combinations of flavors. The best roasted vegetables I’ve ever had, and the bison was done to perfection. Highly recommend the cocktails, especially “When the smoke clears.”

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Responded on April 25, 2019

I appreciate the great review Andrew, though reading it has made me hungry! Hope to serve again soon. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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DU
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had funa nice time at Juniper. Service started kind of aloof, but then picked up through our evening. We ended up connecting with our server. Had fun, good food. Dessert was so-so, trying too hard with too many flavours. Loved the butter!

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to pen your review Donna. We have an eclectic staff to say the least but I am glad to hear you made the connection because I am proud of the entire staff and the dedication they show! Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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LW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic drink menu and a super creative menu. A great intimate spot. Service was speedy and friendly.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

So glad you enjoyed your experience Lindsay! Thank You for taking the time to review Juniper. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was good but didnt think it was anything special. It was a bit pricey for what it was. The atmosphere is nice but doubt we will be back.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Great cocktails, bar staff very knowledgeable and wowed is with off the cuff conconxtions. But ain’t doing it with love, their lack of engagement with the patrons was robotic.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank you for the feed back James. No excuses except to say we have a couple new faces on the bar team that may have been intent on remembering the recipes we have thrown at them. Hopefully you'll stop in again. They are getting more comfortable and hopefully more engaging. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service, drinks, ambiance great. Food bad for the $$$

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Responded on April 25, 2019

I am dismayed to hear you didn't enjoy the food Mike, but I thank you for the feed back and hope you will give us another try! Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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BB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

limited but excellent food choices and an amazing drinks menu. Great service - not intrusive but definitely on top of things. I'd definitely return.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank You Bonita for the generous review! We work hard to hit all the marks and I am personally glad we did at your table. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, I highly recommend this place to anyone whether it’s for a special occasion or casual night out. Chef Warren Chow does an amazing job with his small and very skilled team to produce a special experience for everyone. Everything is made with love, artisan sourdough and cultured butter to house cured duck breast. I can’t recommend it enough. Not to mention the excellent service and the skilled bar team there. Go check it out!

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank You so much for the awesome review! We all strive to make every guest experience as great as yours and truly appreciate you taking the time to pen the review. Hope we get to do it all again soon! Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

been to Juniper a few times, have enjoyed for each time. Food is novel, outstanding and great value. They have awesome cocktails, having enjoyed the Juniper gin and tonic many times. Nice atmosphere, not too loud but has a great bustling vibe.
Will definitely be back

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thanks Bill! We will be glad to have you back. Make sure you say the next time you are in. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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JP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

This was our second time visiting this restaurant. We loved our first experience so we decided to give it a shot for valentines dinner before attending a show at Rogers arena. The set menu main course of wagyu beef was great. Other than that we thought the other courses were not good at all and for the price of the set menu we were quite disappointed. Our server was great. The food we thought wasn’t a true reflection of the regular menu items... I will probobly go back on a regular night. But definitely not for a set menu of any kind.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank you for the feedback Justin. Our set menu events are highly successful but I appreciate it wasn't to your taste. We do hope you'll give us another try. In fact, Chef Chow has just released his spring menu so it may be perfect timing. Thanks again for taking the time. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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JY
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service, nice ambiance. Food was okay, nothing special. Cocktails were amazing!

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Responded on April 25, 2019

We appreciate the feed back Jessica. The chef has just released his spring menu which may contain something more to your taste. Thank You for taking the time to write a review. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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AF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening at Juniper! Great attention to detail and service. Chef outdid himself!

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Responded on April 25, 2019

You know what is fabulous Abigail? YOU! Thanks so much for the review. See you soon I hope! Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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EA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I love the vibe, but the food has failed twice. Their cocktail list is quite extensive, a bit pricey at 15$ a cocktail, but i'll take it. The food, however, I have truly given this place a try, but I am never satisfied with their taste. Their risotto was very salty, nothing refined. And I ordered the Gnochi, and for $25 it was very disappointing. The gnochi was dry, and even though very visually appealing, the "pickled" beans it came with was just not a good combination. Shame because it is in a really good area.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank You for the feed back Elsa! All I have to say is: It's Halibut season! Chef has released his spring menu which may have something more to your taste. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Hope you choose to give us another try! Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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R
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing cocktail menu and phenomenal service- servers knew all the food really well and gave super recommendations!

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Your review is AMAZING Rebecca! Thank you for taking the time and hope to see you soon. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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SB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and drinks were outstanding! The only complaint would be the food. Great ideas but small portions for the price.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Everyone works hard to hit the mark Sarah, so I appreciate the feed back and can only say that chef has released his spring menu which may be more to your taste. Thank you for the review! Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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MB
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We came early, lovely place so still quiet but was a great experience. Thanks!

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank You for the review Melissa. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your experience during the calm before NYE! Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, I was very impressed. It’s one of the best restaurants in Vancouver for sure. The mussels were plump, fresh and delicious with a fantastic sauce that I couldn’t get enough of, and the meatballs were amazing. The scallop entree I had was also excellent, I couldn’t guess at all the ingredients but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Along with my IPA sour cocktail which was equally delicious. Service was excellent. All in all I highly recommend.

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RR
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, our waiter made great recommendations and the food was delicious. Definitely stop in for a cocktail at least , they have something for everyone!

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Such a great review Rebecca! Please, let us know what it will take to get that 5th star from you? I appreciate you taking the time and thank you for the kind words. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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WG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening out. Amazing cocktails and terrific service. Will definitely return again, recommend for anyone looking for some creative drinks and nice night out.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thanks William! We appreciate you taking the time and hope to see you soon. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a lowkey dinner for a friend's birthday. Great service/ ambiance/ food/ drinks!!! We'll be back :)

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Responded on April 25, 2019

We cannot wait to have you back Sophia! Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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d
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had such a great time at Juniper. Their cocktails are really yummy and definitely would come back just for those but what surprised me was the food was really great too! The pork belly appetizer was one of the best pork belly dishes I've had. The service was good and I enjoyed the atmosphere there. Would be a good spot for a date!

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank you for the stellar review! We cannot wait to have you return. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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RS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very lovely dinner. Service was great. Cocktails were amazing. Good and interesting vegan options. The room is beautiful. My guests were very impressed.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

I am impressed with the great review Randi! Thank you for taking the time and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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MF
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent cocktails! Great appies! It was our first time but we will go back.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank You for the review Michael! We would relish the opportunity to earn the 5th star. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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v
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, nice atmosphere. Only thing was portion was very small and prices are a bit high especially for vegetarian/vegan.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank You for the review! Though my response is late my timing may be ideal. Chef has just released the spring menu with new vegan and vegetarian items. Take a look on line and allow us wow you with spring! Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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OT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, pricy but reasonably sized portions. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options. The stars here were the cocktails, however, and I regret that as a tourist, I won't have a chance to try more of them before we leave.

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E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, handcrafted cocktails and service. A must try and promise you will go back!

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thanks for an awesome review Elann! Hope to serve you again soon. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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PR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service, beautifully crafted food and a local wine list that’s the best in the city. This is a really special place that’s equally perfect for date night or a business dinner.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

You are outstanding Peter! Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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B
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great cocktails!! Menu is perfect for sharing to broaden the taste experience.

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SF
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a nice place. Great cocktails, good food and has a very welcoming and fun vibe.

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thank You Sharon for the kind words and the 5 stars! Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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TI
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch. The rosti were fantastic great service great food and yummy drinks

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Responded on April 25, 2019

Thanks for the review! Sadly we have discontinued brunch for the time being but are open everyday at 4:30pm for fantastic drinks and outstanding food. Regards, Michael Stadler GM

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