Planning a Trip to Vancouver [Moved from Canada board]
Scroll through the last few weeks of this board to get some good recs. (Is that Bourdain's show - he went to Japadog, from I have heard - I didn't see the show.)
Look for my izakaya crawl map...that is a definitive Vancouver experience.
In the high-end: West, Parkside, Rare, Blue Water
In the midrane/small-plates category: Bin 941/942, Aurora, Boneta, Chambar
In the dominant ethnic category: Sun Sui Wah, Kirin, to Richmond BC for more regional Chinese