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Best restaurant to suggest to visitors in Vancouver for just one night?

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saltyanchovy Mar 20, 2010 12:52 PM

What would you recommend - any cuisine and any neighbourhood is fine.

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  1. fmed RE: saltyanchovy Mar 20, 2010 01:00 PM

    (I note that you are from Ontario). How about Guu with Garlic....or perhaps Vij's.

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    Vij's Restaurant
    1480 11th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6H1L1, CA

    Guu
    838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E1W2, CA

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      saltyanchovy RE: fmed Mar 20, 2010 01:26 PM

      Thank-you for the ideas. We love Indian food and have read so many rave reviews about Vij's - so it is a strong contender. The Guu in Toronto is very popular, but we have never tried it - so for a Japanese evening, it would be ideal to try the magic of Guu in its hometown. We have bookmarked both restaurants. Thanks again for your help.

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      Vij's Restaurant
      1480 11th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6H1L1, CA

      Guu
      838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E1W2, CA

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        cwangdom RE: saltyanchovy Mar 22, 2010 12:20 PM

        I second Guu w/ Garlic.

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        Guu
        838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E1W2, CA

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          Sam Salmon RE: saltyanchovy Mar 22, 2010 04:37 PM

          Are you aware that Guu w/Garlic is a bar w/food?

          It's not a 'dinner spot' as such.

          Don't get me wrong I Love the place but it's not for everyone-crowded and cacophonous come to mind-you never know what will be playing @ full volume-might be The Beatles might be some kind of Metal.

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          Guu
          838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E1W2, CA

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            saltyanchovy RE: Sam Salmon Mar 22, 2010 05:19 PM

            Thank-you for the noise factor detail. Guu w/ Garlic sounds tasty - but we would definitely prefer a quieter dinner spot to allow for easy conversation.

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            Guu
            838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E1W2, CA

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        JEheartbreak RE: saltyanchovy Mar 22, 2010 01:47 PM

        Hard to argue with Vij's. Blue Water if $ isn't an object. I'd throw in a vote for Market as well.

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        Vij's Restaurant
        1480 11th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6H1L1, CA

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          julesincoq RE: JEheartbreak Mar 22, 2010 02:43 PM

          The Lift. The food is good, the martinis are good and it is right on the water. If it's only for one night I vote for a water view. The Pan Pacific restaurant is over rated - more garnish than substance so while the view is lovely, I'd pass.

          Taking the tram up to Grouse Mountain would be nice too if you have more time.

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            saltyanchovy RE: JEheartbreak Mar 22, 2010 05:22 PM

            Mmmm three more menus to peruse - thank-you for your great ideas. The tram ride is also a fun idea that we have never tried before. This Vancouver Board is wonderful - thank-you all for your suggestions and help.

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              waylman RE: saltyanchovy Mar 23, 2010 07:56 AM

              Can't go wrong with Blue Water, Lumiere, Cioppinos, Vij's

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              Vij's Restaurant
              1480 11th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6H1L1, CA

              Lumiere
              2551 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K2E9, CA

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                saltyanchovy RE: waylman Mar 23, 2010 05:34 PM

                Excellent - thank-you for your help ! We had not heard of Cioppinos in particular.

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