Favourite Restaurant Picks of 2016 by Vancouver Foodie Pulse

best restaurants 2016

 

Favourite New Restaurant

Kissa Tanto
263 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T8
(778) 379-8078

Kissa Tanto

“Kissa Tanto’s success seems relevant to Vancouver’s culinary trend and the Pan Pacific influence.  They have showed their remarkable skills incorporating Japanese flavours into Italian cooking. “… by Picky Diner

Honourable Mentions: Savio Volpe, House Special, and Juke

 

Favourite Canadian Bistro

AnnaLena
1809 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B8
 (778) 379-4052

AnnaLena

AnnaLena

“Considering the reasonable price point and fabulous service, AnnaLena deserves being recognized as one of the best new restaurants in Vancouver.” by Sherman

 

Favourite Japanese

Sushi Maumi
1226 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1Z8
(604) 609-2286

Sushi Maumi

Sushi Maumi

“Come here for simple, no nonsense and well-made nigiri.  Worth every penny IMO.” by Sherman

 

Favourite Italian

Savio Volpe
615 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5T 3K5
(604) 428-0072

Osteria Savio Volpe

Osteria Savio Volpe

One-liner: Premier Italian at a fair price and fantastic service ” …  by Nosh and Nibble

 

Favourite Mediterranean

Terroir Kitchen
2232 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V
(604) 922-9266

Terroir Kitchen

Terroir Kitchen

One-liner: A great Southern European menu with a team that makes you feel like you’re a regular on your first visit” … by Nosh and Nibble

Favourite Korean

Ta Bom Korean Cuisine
C-1046 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3P3
(778) 355-1717

Ta Bom (photo by Foodology.ca)

Ta Bom (photo by Foodology.ca)

“This, I full heartedly recommend. Their one of a kind hot plates are worth the traffic ridden drive during rush hour for. This is an interactive and unique dining experience with some great Korean flavours. ” – by Mag Mei

 

Favourite Middle Eastern

Jamjar
2280 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B5
(604) 252-3957

JamJar

JamJar (photo by pickydiners.com)

“A recommended destination when those who don’t eat meat dine with those that do, with enough gluten free and vegan friendly options to satisfy all preferences. This restaurant is definitely one I would suggest if trying to accommodate the vegetarian of the group, giving them more than just the option of salad or soup. With plenty of meat dishes to keep omnivores happy as well. ” … by Mag Mei

 

Favourite Chinese

Koon Bo
5682 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5W 2Z4
(604) 323-1218

Koon Bo

Koon Bo

“Yes it is crowded and noisy here, and the dishes are not cheap. But the quality of the food definitely has made up for it.” by Picky Diner

 

Favourite Vietnamese

House Special
1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6K3
(778) 379-2939

House Special

House Special

“House Special’s well designed menu has a good number of dishes but does not look overly complicated.  The cooking is inspired on traditional Vietnamese fare and elevated with small refined details. ” … by Picky Diner

 

Favourite Latin American

Cacao
1898 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1G5
(604) 731-5370

Cacao

Cacao

“The chef has captured both the essence of “Latin” and the meaning of “Progressive”, by incorporating the ingredients form the Latin world, as well as using modern techniques from different world cuisines. The flavours are bold and the presentation is refined. ” … by Picky Diner

 

Favourite Indian

Tasty Indian Bistro
8295 120 St, Delta, BC V4C 6R1
(604) 507-9393

Tasty Indian Bistro

Tasty Indian Bistro

“What if we combined great food AND some slick digs?  Tasty Indian Bistro dared to do such a thing when they moved from their humble home on 80th at Scott Road.  ” … by Sherman

Favourite Dessert Cafe

Passion 8 Dessert Cafe 
3010 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2V9
(778) 379-8238

Passion 8 Dessert Cafe

Passion 8 Dessert Cafe

“Let me start off my saying that I was impressed with the desserts overall.  The presentation of these mouthwatering desserts certainly qualify as food porn.  All the items we tried were not very sweet but still delicious.” by Foodgressing

Favourite Coffee Shop

Timbertrain Coffee
Vancouver: 311 West Cordova Street Vancouver BC V6B 4K2
Langley: #110 – 19736 98th Avenue Langley BC V1M 2X5

Timbertrain Coffee

Timbertrain Coffee

“Friendly staff.  Amazing coffee made with locally-roasted beans.  Timbertrain Coffee is the kind of place that sends you on a journey – a good one.”  by Foodgressing

Favourite Bubble Tea

Gong Cha
386 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2B2
(778) 379-3806

Gong Cha

Gong Cha

“All in all, the drinks I tried from Gong Cha were quite good in terms of tea flavour, tapioca pearl texture, sweetness and ice levels.  While Chatime has been my favourite bubble tea chain, I could easily go with Gong Cha as well.  ” … by Foodgressing

 

Favourite Breakfast Spot

Fraser Park Restaurant
4663 Byrne Rd, Burnaby, BC V5J 3H6
(604) 433-7605

Fraser Park Restaurant

Fraser Park Restaurant

“Overall, the price is good and you get a large meal. Total comfort food for breakfast right here. Of course they have more than just German Breakfast. They have the usual items you can think of for breakfast and lunch. A true hidden gem.” … by Foodology

Favourite Lunch Spot

Heritage Asian Eatery
1108 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4J6
(778) 737-1108

Heritage Asian Eatery

Heritage Asian Eatery

“It was great to see a classically trained chef cooking simple and delicious food, with a little bit of finesse based on both his background and his training.” … by Picky Diner

Favourite Pub or Social House

Per Se Social Corner
891 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W2
(604) 428-6111

per se social corner

per se social corner (photo by pickydiners.com)

“I love the setting and could see myself enjoying it with lunch and a cappuccino, or dinner with a beer. Though happy hour offers such a good deal that I couldn’t see myself visiting outside of those hours. A must recommend for me. Don’t deny your cravings.” … by Mag Mei

Favourite Deli

Estrella’s
5932 200 St, Langley, BC V3A 1N3
(604) 539-9988

Estrella’s

Estrella’s

“Estrella’s has been one of our favourite places in Langley for their gigantic Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwiches. Everything is made from scratch, so they definitely don’t compromise on taste or quality.”… by Foodology

Favourite Tapas

Cabrito
2270 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N
(604) 620-7636

 Cabrito

Cabrito (photo by NoshAndNibble)

“I really enjoyed the setting and there was plenty more of the menu worth exploring, many unique pairings I have yet to try in both cocktail and canapé. Watermelon with goat cheese, bread dough topped with caramelized onion and anchovies, and tuna stuffed with piquillo peppers and rice. Don’t deny your cravings. ” … by Mag Mei

 

Favourite Hole-In-The-Wall

L.A. Chicken
11780 Thorpe Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1J5
(604) 278-4737

L.A. Chicken

L.A. Chicken

“All in all, L.A. Chicken is quite the greasy pleasure.  I’d personally return just for the spicy recipe because of that crazy good crunchy batter.  ” … by Foodgressing

 

Featured image source: NoshAndNibble

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