Vancouver with a first-timer...good eats pls
Hello, I'm taking my gf to Vancouver for the first time and I want to get a list of good Japanese (sushi, izakaya, yaki-xxx), French, Steak, and Seafood restaurants....please help! THANKS!!
Price range/person: 20-100CAD
I'll be in the downtown area most of the time, with two-day trips to Victoria and Whistler.
uscmarshallbiz Welcome to the Western Canada Board!
If I were heading to Vancouver I'd be reading up on fmed's posts: http://www.chow.com/profile/145820
All things Japanese on Vancouver seem to have been covered at one time or another:
Recent sushi thread:
Vancouver Izakaya google maps fun: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/478051 (started by fmed)
Thread on Vancouver French/Italian/WestCoast: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/575733
I'd suggest utilizing the handy "Search this board" box at the top of the page for even more info.
Hope that helps,
Thanks maplesugar...just as an update, the old izakaya Google map link is gone, but I created a new one but I didn't bother to add my reviews:
That newer map is a bit outdated - there are a few more izakaya that have opened up in the last few months....but the all the favourites are there. See grayelf's recs below.
For French, I would recommend http://dinehere.ca/restaurant.asp?r=265 Salade de Fruits Cafe. It's a great unpretentious place. It's not fancy (it's part of a French community centre) but it's really good. It's just outside downtown.
Seafood, I would recommend Kettle of Fish or, if you want to go to Granville Island, Sandbar is fantastic. In general, the website dinehere.ca is a great guide for restaurants in Vancouver :)