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intelguy Jun 19, 2013 09:22 AM

Hi to all

I have a favour to ask. A good friend of mine is coming into town and needs some recommendations for places to eat downtown.

“I have a colleague that is going to Vancouver in early July and would like to try seafood, steak, Mediterranean, Italian, sushi restaurants, etc. Do you have suggestions as to where to go? Preferably downtown. Hole in the wall is preferable over trendy.”

Any recommendations?

  1. LotusRapper Jun 21, 2013 11:05 AM

    Here's a recently-opened 'HITW' to use the term figuratively:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/906064

    And a few more:

    Hawkers Delight (Main St/King Edward
    )Phnom Penh (E. Georgia btwn Main St & Gore St)
    Pho Thuan An (Kingsway, east of Fraser St)

    A local blog (heavy emphasis on budget places that are downtown):

    http://cheapappetite.com/

    1. LotusRapper Jun 19, 2013 09:36 AM

      If by hole-in-the-wall, your friend means casual, budget-friendly (~ $10) and down-to-earth ambiance without the blue-haired crowd, a few pop to mind:

      La Taqueria Taco Shop (orig. location on Hastings)

      Nuba (Seymour; Hastings)

      Sushi Star (Nelson)

      Finch's Tea & Coffee (Pender)

      Viet Sub Vietnamese Cuisine (Robson)

      Fritz European Fry House (Davie)

      Meat & Bread (Pender)

      The American CheeseSteak Co. (Davie)

      5 Replies
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        intelguy Jun 19, 2013 09:42 AM

        thanks for your prompt reply and suggestions

        1. re: intelguy
          Sam Salmon Jun 19, 2013 06:59 PM

          http://www.sushizeroone.com/

          http://anatoliaexpress.ca/

          1. re: Sam Salmon
            Sam Salmon Jun 20, 2013 07:46 PM

            http://www.thaibasilvancouver.ca/

            1. re: Sam Salmon
              LotusRapper Jun 20, 2013 09:53 PM

              Good addition, prolly one of the best pad thai in all of Greater Vancouver.

              1. re: LotusRapper
                grayelf Jun 21, 2013 10:43 AM

                Super tiny, only about four tables for eat in, mostly does takeaway

                30 pad gra prow is also v. good, comes with rice so no need to order extra

                Thai tea is tasty here

                avoid veggies (overcooked and bland and #17 (canned pineapple)

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