I will be staying at the Westin Vancouver for a conference and need some advise on good restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. I will have some nights on own and may have a client dinner as well.
I like fusion, Asian, French and bistro cuisine...any hidden gems out there for a Boston chowhound?
Try Hapa Izakaya on Robson - it's halfway between the two Westins and serves Japanese tapas. Quite lively and there is a long bar if you're dining by yourself. Order the mackarel - they cook it at the table.
Also - try Nu it's French influenced fusion. It's a bit hidden (under the granville St. bridge on the water), but is downtown and a quick cab ride.
Another new place is Sanafir on Granville http://www.sanafir.ca/. Middle Eastern tapas (you order by the meat/fish/vegatable and get each served three different ways) - probably better dining with others.
A few not to b MISSED places ar:
GUU or Zakkushi - I would do ithr of these two places any day over Hapa.
Guu also opened another location on Denman near Davie street. The name slips my mind but I will report back on the name.
guu has 3 locations:original on thurlow, gastown and robson (and cardero) they do not have one on denman( ilive a block from there)