Michelin recommends six more Vancouver restaurants ahead of official 2023 Guide

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      The official 2023 Vancouver Michelin Guide isn’t due to release until next month, but that hasn’t stopped the mysterious Michelin judges from recommending six new spots.

      The surprise news came through today, perhaps demonstrating Michelin’s enthusiasm for our fair (and fare) city. Start booking your reservations.

      Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

      Located in the Sutton Place Hotel, this swish spot is known for its decadent seafood and pristine presentation. Go for the oysters, stay for everything else. Bonus: the happy hour is pretty great.

      Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar.
      Photo by Leila Kwok.


      Part of the Toptable Group of restaurants (CinCin, Blue Water, Araxi, et al), Yaletown’s Elisa focuses on quality meat (seriously—there are a lot of impressive steaks to choose from) and wood-fire grilling. It isn’t cheap, but if you’re in for a night of splurging, this spot is definitely worth it.

      Photo by Leila Kwok.


      Also sitting pretty in Yaletown, Moltaqa serves up authentic Moroccan food in a truly stunning environment. Michelin specifically calls out the vegetarian platter as a must-order. Given the devastating earthquake that recently happened outside Marrakesh, now would be a good time to support the Moroccan community in any way you can.


      Seaport City Seafood

      Vancouver has no shortage of incredible Chinese food, and Seaport City Seafood is the latest to impress the Michelin palate. Located on Cambie, it offers dishes like cumin lamb shank and baked barbecue pork pastry.

      Tetsu Sushi Bar

      Only serving a small handful (three!) people at a time, this artful omakase spot in the West End is something of a true hidden gem. Well, at least it was until now.

      Wildight Kitchen + Bar

      Placing first in the Straight’s own Golden Plate awards in the Pacific Northwest and New Restaurant categories, Wildlight Kitchen + Bar out at UBC is not to be missed thanks to its fresh take on West Coast fare.

      Wildlight Kitchen + Bar.
      Photo by Amy Ho.

      Suddenly hungry? Same.