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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Vancouver

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems 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 Bells & Whistles restaurant
4.9
4.9 (48)
CAN$30 and under
American
East Vancouver
About the restaurant
Celebrating the full spectrum of beer styles, brewers, regions and flavours with small batch brands, local craft beer and a rare level of knowledge.

Bringing a group larger than 6? Please send an email to eat@bellsandwhistlesyvr.ca and we will get back to you as soon as possible to help you make your booking!

Top review
EABIIIvip
Dined 4 days ago
Enjoyed our server, was attentive and knowledgeable and certainly not afraid to share his perspective on which meals were best. He also spent time, listened and quietly observed - was on top of pretty much everything - even down to the ice in our water.
A photo of Kingyo Izakaya restaurant
4.8
4.8 (124)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Izakaya
West End
About the restaurant
Indulge in savory Japanese cuisine at Kingyo Izakaya Vancouver. This upbeat Japanese gastropub serves bento box specials, small plate dishes and classic entrees in charming surrounds. The dining menu features a tasty array of fresh salads, appetizers, meat, tapas, sashimi, rice, noodles and seafood dishes. It also comes with a smaller list of vegetarian-friendly fare. Kingyo Izakaya offers an appealing option if you're in the mood for an alternative to contemporary fare. Visit for dinner and gorge yourself on some stone-grilled beef or a flavorful bowl of steamed rice. Round it off with a sweet dessert like a frozen green tea crème brûlée. The restaurant also offers an impressive bar menu, stocked with beer, wine, shochu (Japanese vodka), sake, plum wine and cocktails. Kingyo Izakaya is open for lunch and dinner every day.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Food and service was good as usual! It was very quiet as we went before 5pm, which was great
A photo of Oddfish Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1005)
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
Mike
Dined 4 days ago
Outstanding meal and service! Grab some small plates to experience more deliciousness. A top 10 meal for this foodie!
A photo of Los Cuervos Taqueria restaurant
4.7
4.7 (61)
CAN$30 and under
Mexican
Mount Pleasant
About the restaurant
All tacos are made fresh to order. Inspired by the street stalls and cantinas of Mexico, Chef Carina uses a bounty of local ingredients to make the best tacos in Vancouver!
Top review
ShannonE
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Good food and service. A variety of menu items available.
A photo of Mazahr Lebanese Kitchen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (22)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Lebanese
Fairview
About the restaurant
Mazahr is an authentic Lebanese restaurant that brings a taste and an experience of the Middle East - mainly Lebanon. We use some of the best ingredient to make fresh flavourful dishes, and offer a casual seating experience inside and on the patio.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The best Lebanese food restaurant in DT Vancouver
A photo of Café Salade de Fruits restaurant
4.7
4.7 (39)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro
Fairview
About the restaurant
Offering home-made French food in a bistro setting
Top review
ElizabethC
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Luv this place and have been going here for years. We usually have the grilled romaine salad (so delicious), mussels and frites and/or steak filet with peppercorn sauce and frites. Mussels are always fresh, cooked in a lovely white wine broth and steak is tender, cooked perfectly medium rare.
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4.7
4.7 (172)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Riley Park
About the restaurant
Winner of Vancouver Magazines Best New Restaurant of 2024, Bravo is a seafood-forward restaurant serving up oysters from coast to coast, dry-aged fish, fresh pasta, coastal wines and more in the Fraserhood area. We look forward to having you dine with us!


Top review
NickF
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent, as always. We’re regular customers and are treated as friends by the bar staff, who are always very friendly and attentive.
A photo of Sing Sing - Main St restaurant
4.6
4.6 (39)
CAN$30 and under
Vietnamese
Mount Pleasant
About the restaurant
Set in a lofty and modern space, this beer bar specializes in local craft selections paired with pho, pizza and other comforts. A garage door storefront and outdoor patio connects with the energy of Vancouver’s famous Main Street.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Thanks for checking in with us multiple times to make sure food is great. Ambience was lovely and the staff were great.
A photo of The Kitchen Dada restaurant
4.5
4.5 (146)
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
Dunbar-Southlands
About the restaurant
Traditional and eclectic Japanese fair. Come in for sushi, drinks or meet with friends. We look forward to serving you.




Top review
Jeremy
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
Innovative and delicious. Artfully prepared and beautifully presented.
A photo of La Notte Ristorante Italiano restaurant
4.3
4.3 (245)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Dunbar-Southlands
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Wonderful cozy neighborhood restaurant. We went for an early mid-week meal. It was quiet and comfortable. Food was very good. Service was fine. They have a comprehensive wine list and made a great recommendation to complement my meal. We had escargots, soup, lamb, salmon. Everything tasted great. Will return.
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