Industry insiders pick Vancouver’s best restaurants for 2014

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      A team of Georgia Straight staffers surveyed over 100 local restaurateurs, chefs, and managers, and asked them to name the best restaurants in Vancouver in 13 categories. Here are the results.

      Chef

      1. Scott Jaeger
      2. David Hawksworth
      3. Lee Cooper (tie)
      4. Pino Posteraro (tie)

      New

      1. The Farmer’s Apprentice
        1535 West 6th Ave.
        604-620-2070
      2. Burdock & Co.
        2702 Main St.
        604-879-0077
      3. PiDGiN
        350 Carrall St.
        604-620-9400

      Use of local ingredients

      1. The Farmer’s Apprentice
        1535 West 6th Ave.
        604-620-2070
      2. Burdock & Co.
        2702 Main St.
        604-879-0077
      3. Forage
        1300 Robson St.
        604-661-1400

      Underrated

      1. The Pear Tree Restaurant
        4120 East Hastings St., Burnaby
        604-299-2772
      2. Nook Restaurant
        Various locations
      3. Oakwood Canadian Bistro (tie)
        2741 West 4th Ave.
        604-558-1965
      4. Tavola (tie)
        1829 Robson St.
        604-606-4680

      Italian

      1. La Quercia
        3689 West 4th Ave.
        604-676-1007
      2. Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca
        1133 and 1129 Hamilton St.
        604-688-7466
      3. Ask for Luigi (tie)
        305 Alexander St.
        604-428-2544
      4. Campagnolo (tie)
        1020 Main St.
        604-484-6018

      French

      1. Le Crocodile
        100–909 Burrard St.
        604-669-4298
      2. Les Faux Bourgeois
        663 East 15th Ave.
        604-873-9733
      3. L’Abattoir
        217 Carrall St.
        604-568-1701

      Other European

      1. Espana
        1118 Denman St.
        604-558-4040
      2. Chambar Restaurant
        562 Beatty St.
        604-879-7119
      3. The Sardine Can
        26 Powell St.
        604-568-1350

      Latin American

      1. Cuchillo
        261 Powell St.
        604-559-7585
      2. La Mezcaleria
        1622 Commercial Dr.
        604-559-8226
      3. La Taqueria
        various locations

      Japanese

      1. Tojo’s
        1133 West Broadway
        604-872-8050
      2. Zest Japanese Cuisine
        2775 West 16th Ave.
        604-731-9378
      3. Octopus’ Garden
        1995 Cornwall Ave.
        604-734-8971

      Cheap Eats

      1. Hawker’s Delight (tie)
        4127 Main St.
        604-709-8188
      2. Meat & Bread (tie)
        Various locations
      3. Peaceful Restaurant (tie)
        Various locations
      4. Thai Son (tie)
        Various locations
      5. 10 restaurants tied for third place

      (Click here for a list of restaurants identified in this category by restaurant-industry insiders.)

      Chinese

      1. Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie
        163 Keefer St.
        604-688-0876
      2. Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant
        Various locations
      3. Kirin Restaurant
        various locations

      Indian

      1. Vij’s
        1480 West 11th Ave.
        604-736-6664
      2. Rangoli
        1488 West 11th Ave.
        604-736-5711
      3. House of Dosas
        1391 Kingsway, 604-875-1283

      Other Asian

      1. Maenam
        1938 West 4th Ave.
        604-730-5579
      2. Phnom Penh Restaurant
        244 East Georgia St.
        604-734-8898
      3. The Union
        219 Union St.
        604-568-3230

       

      Comments

      3 Comments

      Jonathan

      Jun 9, 2014 at 3:38pm

      You guys need to re-evaluate the people picking Kirin and Sun Sui Wah for top Chinese. Especially Kirin, they're the worst.

      Mymelody

      Aug 23, 2014 at 2:13pm

      I think Kirin is the best Chinese restaurant, but Sun Sui Wah is going downhill

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      Sienna

      Nov 17, 2014 at 5:19pm

      Do you have a list for the best restaurants in the Fraser Valley? I doubt if there are many good restaurants there (I've tried many), but maybe there are some hidden gems that I don't know about.

      Thanks!