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Vancouver B.C. for 3 days-must eats?

n.cole Feb 25, 2007 04:11 PM

Heading to vancouver for a couple of days and am interested in your suggestions. Specifically, Indian, Caribbean, Sushi, Chinese (however, i am open to anything!).
I am staying downtown, but am willing to drive anywhere...love both fancy places and holes-in the wall...just want the good stuff!
Already on the list of places to consider: Tojo's, Kintaro for ramen, Lolita, Guu, Octopus Garden, Fisherman's Terrace (in Richmond), Vij's, Mondo Gelato...
Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Celena Mar 26, 2007 01:16 PM

    Must-eats in Vancouver are Chinese, Japanese and Indian. I don't think we do Caribbean well, as far as I know (Toronto is better for that). My picks:
    Japanese: Tojo's (but Groovin is right, there are sooo many good japanese places -- Nikko, Happa Izakaya on Robson, Guu).
    Chinese: Szechuan Chongqing, or Shanghai Bistro on Alberni, or Imperial on Burrard, or Victoria on W Georgia. I find Sun Sui Wah okay, but not brilliant, maybe because I prefer Szechuan over Cantonese...
    Indian: Vij's (or Raga on Broadway for more traditional Indian, and the best butter chicken anywhere).

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      meganw Mar 6, 2007 05:49 PM

      If you like Thai, Montri's is a must - on Broadway near Alma. By far the best Thai in Vancouver (with Thai Away Home a second choice).

      1. starlady Mar 1, 2007 10:08 PM

        Lucky Diner and Salt are my picks!

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        1. re: starlady
          jewels_vancouver Mar 2, 2007 06:43 AM

          Great reccomendation!

          Here is the link:
          Salt Tasting Room Ltd
          46 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada (it is in an alley, but don't be scared!
          )(604) 633-1912

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          jewels_vancouver Mar 1, 2007 08:10 PM

          Best Casual Lunch:

          1. j
            jewels_vancouver Mar 1, 2007 08:07 PM

            Chambar Restaurant
            562 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada - (604) 771-502

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              sfgirl Feb 27, 2007 12:13 PM

              Try Sun Sui Wah for Dim Sum!

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              1. re: sfgirl
                foxyfreckles Mar 27, 2007 12:46 PM

                YES, it is SUPER tasty, every time I have gone to van over the past few years we make a trip to Sun Sui Wah. SOOOO good.

              2. PMittens Feb 26, 2007 07:47 PM

                Go to Cru.
                Award winning wine bar restaurant with a colour coded wine list. Not too fancy, a little bit of hole in the wall appeal (Less than 50 seats)

                1. Sam Salmon Feb 26, 2007 07:41 PM

                  There is no Caribbean here worth your while.

                  1. waver Feb 26, 2007 06:27 PM

                    For hole in the wall, try Legendary Noodles on Main Street (around 26th).

                    Stir fried pea shoots + noodle soup = best lunch I can think of.

                    1. PolarBear Feb 26, 2007 03:30 PM

                      I'd throw these two into the mix, both on Denman and linked to my last summers' reviews.

                      Banana Leaf


                      1. daily_unadventures Feb 25, 2007 08:07 PM

                        I second Tojos and Vij's for sure! Also a great one is the Sha lin noodle house.


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                        1. re: daily_unadventures
                          GroovinGourmet Mar 7, 2007 04:32 AM

                          Tojo is a total tool. Plenty of other great sushi places that are more deserving and will be more appreciative of your business.

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