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Golden Plates 2016 Winners

Golden Plates winners

Best fish/shellfish

  1. Blue Water Cafe, 1095 Hamilton
  2. Coast, 1054 Alberni
  3. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, 777 Thurlow
  4. Rodney's Oyster House, Various locations

Best izakaya

  1. Hapa Izakaya, Various locations
  2. Kingyo Izakaya, 871 Denman
  3. Guu, Various locations

Best South Indian

  1. House of Dosas, 1391 Kingsway
  2. Chutney Villa, 147 E. Broadway
  3. Dosa Corner, 8248 Fraser

Best fine dining

  1. Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
  2. Bishop's, 2183 W. 4th
  3. Le Crocodile, 100-909 Burrard

Best hotel cafΓ©

  1. Bel CafΓ©, 801 W. Georgia
  2. giovane cafe + eatery + market, 1038 Canada Place
  3. Beyond Coffee, 1015 Burrard

Best casino for eats

  1. River Rock Casino, 8811 River Rd., Richmond
  2. Edgewater Casino, 760 Pacific Blvd. S
  3. Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, 2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam

Best view restaurant

  1. Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park (West 33rd Avenue at Cambie Street)
  2. Cactus Club CafΓ©, 1790 Beach
  3. Salmon House on the Hill, 2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver

Best use of local ingredients

  1. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston, Granville Island
  2. Forage, 1300 Robson
  3. Fable, 1944 W. 4th

Best kid-friendly restaurant

  1. White Spot, Various locations
  2. Old Spaghetti Factory, Various locations
  3. Tacofino, 2327 E. Hastings

Best chain restaurant

  1. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations
  2. Earls Restaurant, Various locations
  3. White Spot, Various locations

Best restaurant patio

  1. Dockside, 1253 Johnston, Granville Island
  2. Tap & Barrel Restaurant, Various locations
  3. Bridges Restaurant, 1696 Duranleau, Granville Island

Best restaurant to hang out on a rainy day

  1. Burgoo, Various locations
  2. Earls Restaurant, Various locations
  3. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations

Best restaurant to cure a hangover

  1. Denny's Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Yolk's Restaurant & Commissary, 1298 East Hastings Street
  3. Joe's Grill, Various locations

Best food truck

  1. Tacofino, 2327 E. Hastings
  2. Vij's Railway Express, Mobile locations
  3. Mom's Grilled Cheese, Mobile locations

Best takeout/delivery

  1. Peaceful Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Next Noodle Bar, 560 Robson
  3. Bob Likes Thai Food, Various locations
  4. Hon's Wun-Tun House, Various locations

Best Burnaby restaurant

  1. Anton's Pasta Bar, 4260 E. Hastings, Burnaby
  2. The Pear Tree Restaurant, 4120 E. Hastings, Burnaby
  3. Hart House Restaurant, 6664 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby

Best North Shore restaurant

  1. Arms Reach Bistro, 107C–4390 Gallant Ave., North Van
  2. Olive & Anchor, 6418 Bay St., West Van
  3. Canyon, 3135 Edgemont Blvd., North Van

Best Richmond restaurant

  1. Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, 102-4930 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
  2. Dinesty Chinese Restaurant, Various locations
  3. Fisherman's Terrace Seafood Restaurant, 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond

Best New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam restaurant

  1. Pajo's, Various locations
  2. Cockney Kings Fish & Chips, Various locations
  3. Thai New West, 424 E Columbia St., New Westminster
  4. My Greek Taverna, Various locations

Best Whistler restaurant

  1. RimRock Cafe, 2117 Whistler Rd., Whistler
  2. Red Door Bistro, 2129 Lake Placid Rd., Whistler
  3. Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, 110-4222 Village Square, Whistler

Best organic dining

  1. Bishop's, 2183 W. 4th
  2. The Acorn, 3995 Main
  3. Heirloom Vegetarian, 1509 W. 12th

Best barbecue

  1. Gyu-Kaku, Various locations
  2. Great Wall Mongolian BBQ, Various locations
  3. Memphis Blues Barbeque House, Various locations

Best Caribbean

  1. Calabash Bistro, 428 Carrall
  2. The Reef, Various locations
  3. Havana, 1212 Commercial

Best chicken

  1. Homer St. Cafe and Bar, 898 Homer
  2. Nando's, Various locations
  3. Phnom Penh Restaurant, 244 E. Georgia

Best Chinese

  1. Kirin, Various locations
  2. Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, 102-4930 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
  3. Hon's Wun-Tun House, Various locations

Best dim sum

  1. Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, 102-4930 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
  2. Kirin, Various locations
  3. Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant, 1132 E. Hastings

Best fish and chips

  1. Go Fish, 1505 W. 1st
  2. Cockney Kings Fish & Chips, Various locations
  3. The Fish Shack, 1026 Granville

Best French

  1. Le Crocodile, 100-909 Burrard
  2. Bistro Pastis, 2153 W. 4th
  3. Les Faux Bourgeois, 663 E. 15th

Best fries

  1. Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie
  2. Belgian Fries, 1885 Commercial
  3. Frites Vancouver, 1011 Granville St

Best hot pot

  1. Fatty Cow Seafood Hot Pot, 5108 Victoria
  2. Won More, 201–1184 Denman
  3. Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, 405–5300 No.3 Road, Richmond

Best Italian

  1. Ask for Luigi, 305 Alexander
  2. CinCin Ristorante, 1154 Robson
  3. Anton's Pasta Bar, 4260 E. Hastings, Burnaby

Best Japanese

  1. Miku Restaurant, 70-200 Granville
  2. Minami, 1118 Mainland
  3. Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar, 2054 Commercial
  4. Guu, Various locations

Best Latin American

  1. La Taqueria, Various locations
  2. Cuchillo, 261 Powell
  3. Chicha, 136 E. Broadway

Best Lebanese

  1. Nuba Restaurant and CafΓ© Nuba, Various locations
  2. Babylon CafΓ©, Various locations
  3. Saj&co, 813 Davie St.

Best Malaysian

  1. Banana Leaf, Various locations
  2. Kaya Malay Bistro, 1063 W. Broadway
  3. Tropika, Various locations

Best Mexican

  1. Las Margaritas Restaurante y Cantina, 1999 W. 4th
  2. La Taqueria, Various locations
  3. La Mezcaleria, 1622 Commercial

Best Middle Eastern

  1. East is East, Various locations
  2. Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, 202-1833 Anderson St., Granville Island
  3. Afghan Chopan, Various locations
  4. Tamam: Fine Palestinian Cuisine, 2616 E. Hastings

Best noodles

  1. Peaceful Restaurant, Various locations
  2. Legendary Noodle House, 1074 Denman
  3. Noodlebox, Various locations
  4. Shaolin Noodle House, 656 W. Broadway

Best Indian

  1. Vij's, 3106 Cambie
  2. Indian Oven, 2006 W. 4th
  3. Maurya Indian Cuisine, 1643 W. Broadway

Best Pacific Northwest

  1. AnnaLena, 1809 W. 1st
  2. Blue Water Cafe, 1095 Hamilton
  3. Bishop's, 2183 W. 4th
  4. Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia

Best Persian

  1. Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, 202-1833 Anderson St., Granville Island
  2. Zeitoon, Various locations
  3. Cazba Restaurant, Various locations

Best pizza by the slice

  1. Straight Outta Brooklyn Pizzeria, 350 Robson
  2. Nat's New York Pizzeria, Various locations
  3. Pizza Garden, Various locations
  4. Goldies Pizza, Various locations

Best pizza takeout/delivery

  1. Pizzeria Farina, 915 Main
  2. Pizza Carano, 4241 Fraser
  3. Pizza Garden, Various locations
  4. Uncle Fatih's Pizza, Various locations

Best poutine

  1. La Belle Patate, 1215 Davie
  2. Fritz European Fry House, 718 Davie
  3. Belgian Fries, 1885 Commercial
  4. The Spud Shack Fry Co., 352-800 Carnarvon St., New Westminister

Best seafood

  1. Blue Water Cafe, 1095 Hamilton
  2. Coast, 1054 Alberni
  3. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, 777 Thurlow
  4. YEW seafood + bar, 791 W. Georgia

Best Spanish

  1. EspaΓ±a, 1118 Denman
  2. The Sardine Can, 26 Powell
  3. Cabrito Tapas-Bebidas, 2270 Commercial Dr.

Best steak

  1. Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Various locations
  2. Gotham Steakhouse & Bar, 615 Seymour
  3. Hy's Encore, Various locations
  4. Black + Blue, 1032 Alberni

Best sushi

  1. Tojo's Restaurant, 1133 W. Broadway
  2. Miku Restaurant, 70-200 Granville
  3. Minami, 1118 Mainland
  4. Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar, 2054 Commercial

Best tacos

  1. La Taqueria, Various locations
  2. Tacofino, 2327 E. Hastings
  3. Sal y Limon, 701 Kingsway
  4. Gringo, 27 Blood Alley Square

Best tapas

  1. EspaΓ±a, 1118 Denman
  2. Bodega on Main, 1014 Main
  3. The Sardine Can, 26 Powell

Best Thai

  1. SalaThai Thai Restaurant, Various locations
  2. U & I Thai, Various locations
  3. Maenam, 1938 W. 4th
  4. Bob Likes Thai Food, Various locations

Best Vietnamese

  1. Phnom Penh Restaurant, 244 E. Georgia
  2. Green Lemongrass, 8180 Westminster Highway
  3. Baoguette Vietnamese Bistro, 1184 Denman

Best new restaurant

  1. AnnaLena, 1809 W. 1st
  2. The Mackenzie Room, 415 Powell
  3. Royal Dinette, 905 Dunsmuir

Best cooking store

  1. Ming Wo, Various locations
  2. The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E. Hastings
  3. Cook Culture, Various locations

Best specialty food store

  1. The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E. Hastings
  2. The August Market, 3958 Main
  3. Whole Foods Market, Various locations
  4. Bosa Foods, Various locations

Best specialty grocer

  1. Urban Fare, Various locations
  2. Whole Foods Market, Various locations
  3. Bosa Foods, Various locations

Best deli

  1. Oyama Sausage Company, 126-1689 Johnston, Granville Island
  2. Cioffi's Meat Market & Deli, 4142 E. Hastings, Burnaby
  3. Santa Barbara Market, 1322 Commercial

Best specialty cheese store

  1. Les Amis du Fromage, Various locations
  2. Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Various locations
  3. Bosa Foods, Various locations

Best grocery store cafΓ©

  1. Whole Foods Market, Various locations
  2. Urban Fare, Various locations
  3. Meinhardt Fine Foods, 3002 Granville

Best bistro

  1. Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
  2. Au Comptoir, 2278 W. 4th
  3. Medina Cafe, 780 Richards

Best comfort food

  1. Burgoo, Various locations
  2. liquids + solids cafΓ© & market, Various locations
  3. Romer's Burger Bar, Various locations

Best pub food

  1. The Irish Heather Gastropub, 210 Carrall
  2. The Charles Bar, 136 W. Cordova
  3. Mahony & Sons Public House, Various locations
  4. St. Augustine's, 2360 Commercial

Best soups

  1. Burgoo, Various locations
  2. The Stock Market, 1689 Johnston, Granville Island
  3. liquids + solids cafΓ© & market, Various locations

Best burger

  1. Romer's Burger Bar, Various locations
  2. Vera's Burger Shack, Various locations
  3. Cannibal Cafe, 1818 Commercial
  4. Fatburger, Various locations
  5. White Spot, Various locations

Best brunch

  1. Medina Cafe, 780 Richards
  2. Nomad, 3950 Main
  3. Fable, 1944 W. 4th

Best breakfast

  1. Yolk's Restaurant & Commissary, 1298 East Hastings Street
  2. White Spot, Various locations
  3. Catch 122, 122 W. Hastings

Best bagel

  1. Solly's Bagelry, Various locations
  2. Siegel's Bagels, Various locations
  3. Rosemary Rocksalt, Various locations

Best bread bakery

  1. Terra Breads, Various locations
  2. Purebread, 159 W. Hastings
  3. Batard Boulangerie and Cafe Moderne, 3958 Fraser

Best desserts

  1. Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, Various locations
  2. 720Sweets & Etc., 3278 W. Broadway
  3. Thierry, 1059 Alberni

Best gelato

  1. Bella Gelateria, Various locations
  2. Mario's Gelati, 88 East 1st Avenue
  3. La Casa Gelato, 1033 Venables St

Best chocolate shop

  1. Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, Various locations
  2. Purdy's Chocolates, Various locations
  3. Beta 5, 413 Industrial
  4. Mink, a Chocolate CafΓ©, Various locations

Best eatery with live entertainment

  1. Ten Ten Tapas, 1010 Beach
  2. Libra Room, 1608 Commercial
  3. Guilt & Co., 1 Alexander
  4. East is East, Various locations

Best restaurant for watching the game

  1. Boston Pizza, Various locations
  2. Shark Club, Various locations
  3. Local Public Eatery, 2210 Cornwall

Best restaurant wine list (B.C.)

  1. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston, Granville Island
  2. Vancouver Urban Winery, 55 Dunlevy
  3. Notch8 Restaurant & Bar, 900 W. Georgia

Best wine bar

  1. UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar, 900 Seymour
  2. Salt Tasting Room, 45 Blood Alley Square
  3. Grapes & Soda

Best winery/vineyard restaurant

  1. Miradoro Restaurant, Tinhorn Creek Winery, 537 Tinhorn Creek Road, Oliver
  2. Quails' Gate, 3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna
  3. The Sonora Room, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl.

Best pub

  1. Doolin's Irish Pub, 654 Nelson Street
  2. Bimini Public House, 2010 W. 4th
  3. Storm Crow Tavern, 1305 Commercial Dr

Best local distillery

  1. Odd Society Spirits, 1725 Powell Street
  2. The Liberty Distillery, 1494 Old Bridge Rd., Granville Island
  3. Long Table Distillery, 1451 Hornby St.

Best local brewery

  1. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island
  2. Postmark Brewing, 55 Dunlevy Avenue
  3. Central City Brewers + Distillers, 11411 Bridgeview Drive, Surrey

Best brewery tasting room

  1. Brassneck Brewery, 2148 Main Street
  2. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island
  3. 33 Acres Brewing Company, 15 W. 8th

Best locally brewed beer

  1. Granville Island Brewing - Lions Winter Ale, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island
  2. Parallel 49 - Gypsy Tears, 1950 Triumph Street
  3. Postmark Brewing - Blonde, 55 Dunlevy Avenue

Best B.C. wine/winery (red)

  1. Burrowing Owl, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver
  2. Blasted Church, 378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls
  3. Le Vieux Pin, 5496 Black Sage Rd., Oliver

Best B.C. wine/winery (white)

  1. JoieFarm Winery, 2825 Naramata Road, Naramata
  2. Blasted Church, 378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls
  3. Burrowing Owl, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver
  4. Le Vieux Pin, 5496 Black Sage Rd., Oliver

Best coffee shop (local chain)

  1. JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, Various locations
  2. 49th Parallel, Various locations
  3. Caffè Artigiano, Various locations

Best tea house

  1. The Secret Garden Tea Company, 2138 W. 40th
  2. DAVIDsTEA, Various locations
  3. O5 Rare Tea Bar, 2208 W. 4th

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