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Please Help, 2 Days And Nights In West Vancouver

jwenz01 Sep 2, 2011 09:34 PM

Greetings, we are staying at The Weston on the water and we are looking for must go to restaurants for 2 lunches and 2 dinners near or around us. If there is a favorite of yours that requires us to use our vehicle we will do so. We would like at least one place that is inexpensive eats that is memorable. Any cuisine works.......Any help is greatly appreciated.

  1. Sam Salmon Sep 2, 2011 10:14 PM

    Do you mean the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver?

    Because there is no such hotel in the suburb of West Vancouver-in fact there is no hotel in the whole municipality-only a motel.

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    1. re: Sam Salmon
      jwenz01 Sep 2, 2011 10:18 PM

      Yes, Westin Bayshore.

      1. re: jwenz01
        grayelf Sep 3, 2011 08:44 AM

        You will be close to Denman and Robson, two streets with a fair amount of good food on offer in what is called the West End. I like Santouka for ramen and their specialty pork dish, toroniku. No reservations, very small (lineups) and can be hot inside but worth it.

        A little further up is Miko, offering "traditional" sushi (no cream cheese rolls!) and robata dishes. A bit pricey but excellent value and has A/C.

        A fun thing to do in the evening is to try a few izakaya. I like Kitanoya Guu with Garlic on Robson and Zakkushi on Denman but those are only two of them. I don't recommend izakaya for lunch though some do serve it.

        Nook, La Bretagne Creperie, Acacia Fillo Bar and Cardero Bottega are other places to read up on nearby. The last three would be suitable for lunch.

        Kitanoya Guu with Garlic
        1698 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G1C7, CA

        1. re: grayelf
          fmed Sep 3, 2011 08:51 AM

          Also - Legendary Noodle. Not the best of the hand-pulled noodles joint in town, but still a worthy spot within that area. (If you are a Bourdain follower - he did part of his Vancouver show here).

          PS...the Vancouver maps' use of the word "West" is confusing even for some Vancouverites. You are staying in the "West End" of downtown. "West Van" is West Vancouver - another municipality over the Lions Gate bridge in the North Shore. And the "West Side" is the area west of Ontario St on the main geographical part of Vancouver proper. Don't get lost!

    2. LotusRapper Sep 3, 2011 09:03 AM

      Jwenz01, a few other ideas (I've not been to Tavola):

      Tavola, 1829 Robson St

      Cardero's, 1583 Coal Harbour Quay, east of Westin

      Kingyo, 871 Denman

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        van2380 Sep 3, 2011 01:36 PM

        Since you are downtown you are close to a lot of restaurants. I would try Hawksworth for your more expensive meal and Nicli Antica in gastown for pizza (have to get there early or late though). I like the recommendation of Legendary noodle, though I only ate at the Main street location. Also think about brunch/lunch at Patisserie Lebeau for waffles (order the combo).

        Patisserie Lebeau
        1728 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J, CA

        1. LotusRapper Sep 3, 2011 03:25 PM

          Gyoza King on Robson (at corner of Nicola St) is fairly inexpensive, good food and fun (casual):


          Gyoza King
          1508 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G1C2, CA

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          1. re: LotusRapper
            grayelf Sep 3, 2011 04:08 PM

            Ah yes, GK -- I still think their ebi mayo is my favourite.

            1. re: grayelf
              LotusRapper Sep 3, 2011 04:21 PM

              I think their chicken karaage is to die for !

              And literally too (fat, cholesterol-wise)

            2. re: LotusRapper
              KarenDW Sep 3, 2011 10:33 PM


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