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Jun 9, 2009 10:52 AM

A couple of days in Vancouver


I will be in town for a workshop and am staying at the Century Plaza Hotel. I will be alone and am looking for some great eating. I particularly love seafood. What can you recommend? I don't mind whether it's a nice restaurant or a hole in the wall.. just looking for some really good food.

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  1. You are right downtown and you have access to some very good Japanese and Korean food....noteably the izakaya along Robson St. You are also close to the JapaDog cart if that interests you.

    For non-Japanese seafood - the closest place is probably Joe Fortes on Thurlow at Robson St. For great seafood - Blue Water in Yaletwon.

    Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar
    1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4, CA

    Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
    1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y5, CA

    Joe Fortes Seafood Restaurant
    777 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3V5, CA

    6 Replies
    1. re: fmed

      The JapaDog sounds interesting. Is there anything interesting to eat on Granville Island?

      1. re: slyeats

        I suggest creating a picnic lunch - buy fruit at one of the stalls, salumi at Oyama, bread at Terra, etc...then go outside to the adjacent park and then snack. There are a few restuarants there - a number with excellent views as well. I do like the burgers at Market Grill (right in the public market) - probably the one place I can actually recommend.

        1. re: fmed

          ...and Go Fish (off the wharf) at the entrance.

        2. re: slyeats

          If you're going to Granville Island, definitely go to "Go Fish" shack on Fisherman's Wharf @ the dock. Fresh seafood right off the boats cooked there. Go at an off time or expect a long line.

          1. re: ck1234

            Or take GF's phone number and call ahead for takeout -- then you can sit away from the dock on the seawall and eat out of newspaper :-).

            1. re: grayelf

              I love Go Fish, but the waits can be excessive. The last time I was there (with visiting family) the wait to order was 40 minutes and the wait for food following your order was 20 minutes. Phoning for takeout would be highly advised if you don't like lines.

      2. I'd take a look at Green Lettuce on Kingsway & Victoria... Say hi to Lucinda for me... They are a great Desi Style (Indian) Chinese Food place... Fast, Good and Cheap... The holy triumvirate of restaurants....