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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Vancouver / British Columbia

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Vancouver / British Columbia? 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 Ugly Duckling restaurant
4.9
4.9 (106)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Victoria
About the restaurant
Ugly Duckling takes its inspiration from the intersection between Coastal BC's magical landscapes and the rich cultural heritage of North America’s oldest Chinatown. We offer experiential dining built around two promises: to serve you only those things which we have made by hand; and to work really, really hard to make you smile. We can't wait to welcome you.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
We were on our first trip to Victoria and found The Ugly Duckling through Open Table! What a wonderful experience! We had the 6 plus course tasting menu and my husband had the wine pairings. Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared. Service was exceptional. We plan to return for our next special occasion.
A photo of Farmer's Apprentice restaurant
4.8
4.8 (398)
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
Bessvip
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent dinner. We sat closest to the window. The seating was not comfortable, particularly for our backs. Great service and flavorings of the food.
A photo of Barbara Restaurant - Vancouver restaurant
4.8
4.8 (261)
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
arkundvip
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
5 star all around. It’s rare for me to enjoy every single dish in a tasting menu but I have to say the dishes were so well prepared and presented that we loved every bite. I also thought some of the sauces would have overwhelmed the main ingredients ( like sabayon on the sturgeon) but actually it was so well done that it all enhanced each other. And the very personal, knowledgeable and pleasant attendance to all the questions and needs was also very unique. We will certainly be back.
A photo of The Restaurant at Liquidity Wines restaurant
4.8
4.8 (93)
CAN$51 and over
Winery
Okanagan Falls
About the restaurant
Nestled in the rolling hills and lush landscape of Okanagan Falls at the south end of Skaha Lake, a twenty-minute drive south of Penticton, the Restaurant at Liquidity Wines reflects sustainable destination dining in the heart of our vineyards. Our connection to rugged terrain, mineral-rich glacial bench land, and the lake effect is tangible through the wines, dishes and ambiance. Each course is carefully curated by Chef Joshua Mueller, a culinary leader who trained in the kitchens of some of British Columbia's most inspired restaurants.

Allow us to take you on a multi-sensory exploration of estate-grown wines paired with in-season fare in this wine-paired experience created in concert with the land.

Join us for exceptional cuisine and elegant wines paired with exquisite views.

3 course wine-paired lunch, $75 per person

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Three course lunch with wine pairing was exceptional The setting is stunning looking over the valley and vineyards. After lunch our server Michelle assisted with further wine tasting. Service was top notch and culinary experience was excellent. Highly recommend a visit to The Restaurant at Liquidity winery to anyone busting the Oliver Okanagan Falls area.
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 on Jun 18, 2024
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 Gather restaurant
4.7
4.7 (800)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Italian
Kelowna
About the restaurant
At Gather, we curate intimate dining experiences. Our tables are designed for small groups, with many cozy settings. We offer reservations for up to groups of six. For larger parties we do offer one large table that accommodates up to 10 guest for our “TASTE OF GATHER” experience. Please contact paulo@coccarogroup.com for our “TASTE OF GATHER”.

Gather is a neighbourhood Korean & Italian restaurant, located at the base of the Innovation Center, that draws from both owners Chef Sung Ji Park and Luigi Coccaro’s heritage. Gather draws from both of Chef Sung Ji Park and Luigi Coccaro’s family connection as well, and was designed as a place where family, friends and colleagues are able to gather around a table, to share in a true culinary experience. The menu features a variety of small, medium and large plates that lends to sharing, as is customary in both Korean and Italian culture.

Top review
MehdiS
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Gather has a good ambiance and the food and quality of service is great.
A photo of Bernie's restaurant
4.6
4.6 (325)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Fusion / Eclectic
Kelowna
About the restaurant
Bernie’s Kitchen | Bar| Cinema is a boutique theatre experience in downtown Kelowna, BC. Our screen plays a mix of retro and new(ish)-release films, and yes, you can enjoy them with some top-notch food and drink!

We’re excited to bring the movies back to Bernard Ave., but we also love a great meal. The first floor and mezzanine at Bernie’s are where you’ll find artisan cocktails, one-of-a-kind wines, local craft beer, and truly tasty dishes. Our dinner menu is a uniquely Justin Best creation, with influences from all over the Spanish diaspora and beyond.

Head up one more flight of stairs from the restaurant to find a cinema like no other. Comfortable and stylish seating, food and beverage options outside the concession norm (don’t worry, we’ve got the classics too), and of course, motion pictures that are sure to entertain!

Visit us at Bernie’s on Bernard for an unparalleled experience in the Okanagan. We’ll see you at the movies.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Our server was fantastic, eager to help. Food value is amazing. We ordered the truffle fries, calamari ( best we've ever had) and the shrimp cocktail and it was enough to fill us! We also had desserts. :)
A photo of Don at Kitsilano restaurant
4.6
4.6 (23)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Asian
Kitsilano
About the restaurant
Don at Kitsilano is a one-of-a-kind culinary establishment serving authentic Vancouver cuisine. We want to bring a unique dining experience for all of our guests using fresh and sustainable ingredients—taking you on a culinary journey like no other.

From classic recipes to new-age kitchen adventures, each dish reflects our passion for high-quality food presented in a simple yet pleasing manner. Dive right in, and take a bite; join us today.

Top review
avajojorayvip
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Fantastic, creative, absolutely delicious. Was surprised briefly that there was no alcohol but the delicious cocktails and juices easily made up for it. We spent a week in the area and this was our best meal by a mile.
A photo of Rajio restaurant
4.3
4.3 (119)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Kitsilano
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
We ordered the super humongous (1000 g!!) steak in advance and we were not disappointed. In preparation we did not eat for 2 days prior and may I say... WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED :-) We would like to make this meal a tradition on birthdays, weddings, funerals, revolutions and elections.
A photo of Superflux {Cabana} restaurant
4.3
4.3 (44)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Victoria
About the restaurant
Superflux {Cabana} features seating inside and out, with a full kitchen, and a design like nothing else you’ve seen in Victoria before. And of course, lots of Superflux Beer.

We are excited to be opening our space to a limited number of 2-12 person reservations daily. We will always have seating for walk-in guests, and for anyone worried about getting a table, check out our online waitlist. While our patio is First come First served, we will always do our best to seat reservations outside.

**Please note: While we sure do love the kiddos, and they LOVE our curly fries, we are an intimate space with little room for strollers. We do not have highchairs, change tables, or booster seats.**

Party of 12+? Shoot us an email (info@superfluxcabana.com)



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 21, 2024
The outside patio was lovely, the service was awesome and the food was scrumptious. Than you
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