Vancouver's cuisine has a heavy Asian influence and that's not surprising considering the city's proximity to its Asian neighbors. This type of food is delicious, flavorful and takes your taste bud on a culinary journey through the East, mixed with the West.
ORU is in the Fairmont Pacific Rim and they fit into this category like two peas in a pod. ORU is well known for their made from scratch food, right down to the tofu, and it's a popular spot amongst the business crowd at lunch and foodies by night. The price point is on the high end, so if you're looking for a splurge, your money will be well spent at ORU.
Blue Water Cafe takes its influence from classic French cooking and Japanese cuisine. The intermingling influences pair well and are executed by Blue Water's kitchen famously. It's impossible to have a mediocre meal here.
Go Fish! is a favorite lunch spot amongst Vancouverites and visitors that have heard the buzz. It's basically a fish and chip stand on steroids, and the long line ups are indicitive of its popularity. It's not overtly Asian, but there are certainly hints dispersed throughout the delicious food. Anything on the menu at Go Fish! is delicious and the best part is that it's affordable and right on the Seawall, so it's an ideal spot for a warm day.
It's difficult to create a list of just ten restaurants in Vancouver because truth be told, unless you're going to a French, Italian or Greek etc... specific restaurant, you will likely see hints of an Asian influence on many restaurants in and around Vancouver. You're getting the best of both worlds, so take advantage of this cross-cultural cuisine!
1095 Hamilton St.
Upscale seafood in trendy Yaletown... read more
1505 West 1st Avenue
1479 Robson St.
(bet. Broughton & Nicola Sts.)
1583 Coal Harbour Quay
Waterfront location, nautical ambience... read more
1480 W 11th Ave
(bet. Granville & Hemlock Sts.)
1026 Granville St.
(cross street: Nelson)