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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Vancouver

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots 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 Kook Korean BBQ restaurant
4.8 (466)
CAN$30 and under
East Vancouver
About the restaurant
At Kook, we are CRAZY about BBQ and we are here to set a new standard to your Korean BBQ experience. Serving only premium meats, every table is equipped with the Rolls-Royce
of smokeless grills (Shinpo Systems). The restaurant is perfectly air balanced with the best ventilation system to ensure you smell the same way you came in.

We want to ensure that we please your eyes as much as your taste buds. Our interior design is themed around the ancient five core elements (Gold, wood, water, fire, earth). From our golden ring of banchan to the cherry wood bench you are sitting on, you will find this theme throughout our restaurant. Let our energy channel your inner chef to take control and cook, or simply sit back and let our BBQ experts take over.

Our dedicated team is here to serve you with one goal in mind:
“A Korean BBQ dining experience you won’t soon forget!”

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Foods are fresh and tasty, service is very well. Our family had a great time at the restaurant.
A photo of East is East Silk n' Spice - West Broadway restaurant
4.7 (640)
CAN$30 and under
About the restaurant
The original Silk n' Spice Restaurant in Kitsilano holds a special place in the hearts of our customers. With eleven years running, it is a place for new lovers to meet, and old lovers to rekindle romance.

Just like the Dhabbas of the the Silk Route, East is East is home to everyone. Artists, musicians, minstrels and youth eat next to business men, politicians and professionals. Come and experience the mystery and vibrancy of the east, right here in Vancouver.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Great experience overall! Delicious food, very nice servers, and warm ambience. Had a great time celebrating my birthday. Thanks for the dessert ☺️💙
A photo of Frankie's Jazz Club restaurant
4.7 (1680)
CAN$30 and under
Stadium District
About the restaurant
Welcome to Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar-the perfect place to relax with friends & family while enjoying a glass of wine with our authentic, house-made Italian cuisine. We are also proud to introduce Frankie's Jazz Club! Featured in DownBeat Magazine's "Great Jazz Venues of 2016", our jazz club serves an exceptional calibre of both local and international musicians along with our authentic Italian fare.
Top review
Dined on Apr 28, 2024
A beautiful evening! Excellent live music, delicious food, friendly service 💗🎶💗
A photo of East is East Chai Lounge - Main Street restaurant
4.6 (1400)
CAN$30 and under
Mount Pleasant
About the restaurant
Our food consists of thoughtfully prepared recipes that will take you on a culinary journey along the ancient Silk route.

As evening descends upon the vibrant city of Vancouver, Chai Lounge comes to life like the courts of the eastern Raja's. Imagine a warm, dreamy and visually arresting venue where global sounds cascade the room over the din of lively conversations. Spicy scents waft from the kitchen followed by an abundance of delicious trans-himalayan cuisine.

Chai Lounge is our landmark location. There is no place like it in Vancouver,and visitors from near and far marvel at the ornate carpets, ceiling mandala's, and the nature-inspired furnishings.
The large central stage features a rotating line-up of world class musicians and dancers.

Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Fantastic ambiance with live music daily. The food platter is a delicious choice as it allows you to sample pretty much everything. Oh and don’t forget to get a chai! It’s perfect. Love this restaurant.
A photo of D6 Lounge - Parq Vancouver restaurant
4.5 (222)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Stadium District
About the restaurant
D6 Bar & Lounge is a hip, vibrant and exclusive nightlight option perched above the city. It is an indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge that features dramatic views of the Vancouver skyline, and will embody an upscale lifestyle. This bar will be equipped with top-shelf liquors and spirits, handcrafted cocktails, and carefully chosen wines.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Calvin’s service was exquisite and his food and drinks recommendations were fantastic. Great location and atmosphere, a little pricey but worth it for a rare treat.
A photo of Hendricks Resto-Lounge restaurant
4.3 (440)
CAN$30 and under
Global, International
About the restaurant
Part restaurant, part cocktail bar, and part live show lounge overlooking the hustle and bustle of Library Square, Hendricks invites you to experience a contemporary twist on the classics.

Inside the Hilton Vancouver Downtown, overlooking the city’s vibrant Library Square, Hendricks Resto-Lounge offers a contemporary twist on the classics. With a subtle nod to West Coast lounge culture, Hendricks is both a full-service restaurant showcasing clean, modern cuisine as well as an old-school cocktail bar stirring up decadently crafted cocktails. Hendricks features a rotating roster of live musical performances Fridays and Saturdays.

Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Great food, decent portions for the price, not a very intimate atmosphere. The website photos made it seem more cozy and intimate, but it was basically wide open off the hotel lobby area.
A photo of Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill - Vancouver restaurant
4.3 (115)
CAN$30 and under
Stadium District
About the restaurant
Shark Club is Sports HQ. What makes us so confident? Towering big screens showing every game and fight imaginable and a teeth-rattling audio system because a true sports bar always has featured games with the sound on, right? Not to mention, we’ve got an all-star staff that are in game shape to bring the best damn atmosphere outside of the stadium. We’re focused on you, driven by passion and hell-bent on making every trip hall-of-fame worthy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great spot to watch the game with friends! Food is really good for a sports bar as well.
A photo of Vivace on The Drive restaurant
4.3 (94)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Italian
Commercial Drive
About the restaurant
Where modern European cuisine meets lively entertainment.

By night, Vivace is Vancouver’s East Side live music venue that presents local artists nightly. Our kitchen team is dedicated to serving local, fresh and inventive food that can be to be shared with friends, or enjoyed individually. Our Bar team is continuously creating alluring cocktails that will help you dance the night away.

By day, Vivace is also an ideal place to meet friends or business associates for breakfast and lunch. Our lunch menu is a reflection of the evening choices with a focus on coffee and lighter fare. The relaxed but refined atmosphere will not disappoint.

Come join us for an experience you are not likely to forget!

Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Great place to have a good time. With great food.
A photo of Oceans 999  Pan Pacific Vancouver restaurant
4 (735)
CAN$30 and under
Coal Harbour
About the restaurant
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Pan Pacific Vancouver as your home away from home.

Oceans 999 Restaurant (“L” Level - Lobby)
Daily A-la-carte & Buffet Breakfast: 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday Jazz Buffet: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday Brunch Buffet: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Coal Harbour Bar (“L” Level - Lobby)
Light Dining & Drinks 11:30am – 12:00am (Daily)

Room Service (in Room Dining)
Breakfast 6:30 am - 11:00 am (Daily)
Lunch & Dinner 11:00 am - 11:00 pm (Daily)

Top review
Dined on May 12, 2024
Have been coming here for Mother's Day brunch for over 13 years except the Corvid years and it's been excellent!
A photo of Reflections Terrace - Rosewood Hotel Georgia restaurant
4 (1377)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
About the restaurant
Reflections Winter Terrace is currently closed for the season. We have begun an extensive renovation project to transform our beloved terrace in what will soon-to-be Vancouver's most dynamic and exciting rooftop venue.

Follow our instagram for more information, as we look forward to returning to the community in June 2024.


Top review
Dined on Dec 29, 2023
Great place to catch up with friends over the holidays. Ambiance was picture perfect, prepare to take great photos and have a good time. Our server Taufiq, was great and made sure we had everything we needed. The manager David, was super friendly also making sure our table was well taken care of.
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