Seafood & Chinese in GVA
I'm going to be coming to Vancouver next week and was wondering what places you'd recommend I should go to for seafood (I'm looking for a place that would serve seafood towers, have a raw bar, etc. or something in that sort of gastronomical area) and for true authentic Chinese food.
Thanks very much!!
Yes, Joe Fortes has a nice seafood tower:
As does Blue Water:
well - we thought the raw oysters were good at Coast last Dec - we did not order the entire tower - all the food for our big ordering party of 6 adults was fine enuf - if that is any indication. (see also the current thread about Vancouver LUNCH)
what we do is we have several "indicator" foods that we try wherever we go - well, almost wherever - but in places that are known for certain foods - we try ... and then compare - for example oysters - in places like those w/ nice cold water oysters like Alaska to Oregon coast to the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal w/ history and lots of selection (and atmosphere).
would the OP who calls us GVA happen to be from the GTA? must be new shorthand.
in all seriousness - there is lots of info on here - just scroll down w/in the last one week, for example - and you'll find lots of inspiration.
it depends on various factors such as but not limited to -
1. where you are staying (which area of the so-called "GVA" ... and how far you are willing to travel and by what mode of transport
3. type of service you are hoping/ looking for
so have a look on the board - lots of recent info
and - with respect - remember that Vancouver / Lower Mainland (not generally called the GVA) is more than just Chinese-Asian food = again, you'll find lots of info about the various options on here.