Michelin continues its presence in Vancouver with its 2023 Guide, which was revealed at a buzzing party at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.
The ceremony wa hosted by food journalist and Top Chef Canada judge Mijune Pak, who got emotional when announcing Oca Pastificio’s position on the Recommends list (Oca’s head chef Greg Dilabio died suddenly back in July).
The most notable winner from the night was Yaletown’s Okeya Kyujiro, which took home one Star, along with the Outstanding Service Award. Led by chef Takuya Matsuda (who was missing from the event because he was in Japan—power move), the sushi restaurant offers an elevated omasake experience.
Every spot that was awarded one Star in 2022 (AnnaLena; Barbara; Burdock & Co.; iDen & QuanJude Beijing Duck House; Masayoshi; Published; St. Lawrence) kept their accolade this year, securing their place in Vancouver’s eating hall of fame.
Here is the full list of additions:
One Michelin Star
- Okeya Kyujiro
- Exceptional Cocktails Award: Max Curzon-Price, Suyo
- Sommelier Award: Kelcie Jones, Burdock & Co.
- Outstanding Service Award: Okeya Kyujiro
- Young Chef Award: Warren Chow, Wildlight Kitchen + Bar
- Bao Bei
- Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
- Regal Mansion Cuisine
- Sushi Jin
- Tetsu Sushi Bar
- Wildlight Kitchen + Bar
- Farmer’s Apprentice
- Karma Indian Bistro
- Motonobu Udon
- Seaport City Seafood
- Sushi Hil