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Seattle Chowhound looking to Vancouver for what she can't get in Seattle

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spudsocks Jul 5, 2006 05:23 PM

I'm an avid Chowhound in Seattle heading up to Vancouver soon for the weekend. I'm quite active in the Seattle food scene and would like to eat food that I can't at home.

Possibilities:

West--Don't know much about it, but it's certainly talked about on this board. Is it unique, or another (fantastic) place with wine/food pairings? Different than Seattle?

Vij's--I've eaten there once before and it was amazing. Definitely a high contender.

A dim sum/Chinese place?

Bin 941/942--Sounds intriguing

Kalamata Greek Taverna--No good Greek in Seattle to speak of. Other suggestions?

Please help me out with recommendations! I don't know much, so any suggestions are great.

Thanks!

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    kath RE: spudsocks Jul 5, 2006 05:32 PM

    Enthusiastic thumbs up for Bin942. Fun place, and very interesting, delicious food.

    Also, this isn't a restaurant recommendation, but the covered market on Granville Island is a great place to wander around. Tons of fresh produce, and gourmet food vendors too.

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      souschef RE: kath Jul 5, 2006 05:39 PM

      I definitely agree with Granville Island. Don't forget to try some BC wines as well (available on the Island); I like Sumac Ridge.

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      islandgirl RE: spudsocks Jul 5, 2006 07:40 PM

      Granville Island is definately lovely but similar in many ways to Pike Place Market.
      There are a number of really good Greek places on the West Side of Vancouver (along Broadway & West 4th Ave).
      I'd recommend Ouzeri (on Broadway) and Sympatico (on 4th)

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        vandan RE: spudsocks Jul 5, 2006 07:48 PM

        i'd say for different you'd have try one of the quickly sprouting up izakaya style japanese places, hapa, guu, 1215 etc...

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          JWh RE: spudsocks Jul 6, 2006 02:48 AM

          For sure try a Japanese Izakaya - so much fun!!! First choice would be Guu with Garlic at the bottom of Robson (near bidwell) Guu has another 2 location that are always good. There is also Gyoza King and Zakkushi. Not only is the atmosohere good at Guu, but the food is outstanding!!!

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            islandgirl RE: spudsocks Jul 6, 2006 11:07 PM

            You might want to check out the Richmond Night Market or the Chinatown night market if you're in Vancouver on a weekend.

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