Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Location: 888 Nelson St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9 Phone: (604) 558-3885 Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11:30am-10:30pm Friday: 11:30am-11:30am Saturday: 11:30am-11:30pm Sunday: 11:30am-10:30pm Hints:  Authentic Japanese BBQ Great customer service Paid underground/street parking Happy Hour Web: Gyu-Kaku in the heart of downtown Vancouver offers social dining experience that is authentic to the Japanese Yakiniku (BBQ) dining experience. They […]

La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop

Location: 322 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1K6 Phone: (604) 568-4406 Hours:  Mon – Sat: 11AM – 6PM Sun: Closed Hints:  Authentic Mexican Tacos Cheap eats Street paid parking Check Twitter for deals Web: I learned of Taqueria through various sources, especially those who work downtown or just have that spare time to go all the way to […]

Coast by Glowbal Group – Happy Hour Edition

Location: 1054 Alberni St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2V6 Phone: (604) 685-5010 Hours:  Monday – Thursday 11:30am-1:00am Friday: 11:30am-2:00am Saturday 3:00pm-2:00am Sunday 3:00pm-1:00am Hints:  Buck a shuck Pay street parking / Valet Parking Happy Hour Everyday from 3-6 Web:   Coast is another restaurant owned by the huge Global Group in Vancouver. It is where British Columbia fresh seafood is highlighted. […]

Spaghetei すぱげっ亭

Location: 1741 Robson St, Vancouver, BC (Across from Safeway) Phone: (604) 428-1014 Hours: 11:45 〜 22:00 (L.C. 21:30) (15:00 〜 17:30 Closed on Weekdays) Web:   What used to be a ramen joint is now a fusion Japanese pasta restaurant! A franchise that existed in Japan since 1975 have made its way to Downtown Vancouver! It’s pretty exciting because […]

Fat Duck Mobile Eatery

Location: Location varies (check their Facebook Page) Phone: (604) 831-0453 Hours: N/A Web: | Facebook Hints:  Cheap ($10 food+drink) Food Truck Only on weekdays Fat Duck is one of the many new food trucks that were added to Vancouver this year. I was introduced to it by one of my co-workers, and since I don’t work downtown much I […]


Location: #70 – 200 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R6 (Right next to Canada Place) Phone: (604) 568-3900 (PS. Call for reservations / Also available on OpenTable) Hours: Monday – Thursday o lunch 11:30 to 3:00pm o bar bites 3:00 – 5:00pm o dinner 5:00 – 10pm o bar bites: 10pm – 10:30pm Friday – Saturday o lunch […]

Marutama Ramen

Location: 780 Bidwell, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C8 (Behind McDonalds on Robson) Phone: (604) 688-8837 Hours: MON – THU : 11:30 – 22:00 FRI & SUN : 11:00 – 22:30 SUN : 11:00 – 21:00 HOLIDAY : CLOSED Hints:  Street parking One of Vancouver’s Talk of Town restaurants Chicken soup “Kae-Dama” for extra noodles   It’s been awhile since […]

Nero Belgian Waffle Bar

Location: 1703 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C8 (Across from a Starbucks) Phone: (778) 706-0694 Hours:  Mon: Closed Tues – Thurs: 11AM – 11PM Fri: 11AM – 12AM Sat: 9AM – 12AM Sun: 9AM – 11PM Hints:  Paid parking on Robson / Free hourly parking on side streets Last call is 30 minutes before closing time Sweet or Savoury […]

The Urban Tea Merchant for Afternoon Tea

Location: 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2L1 (Entrance also accessible on Alberni Street) Phone: (604) 692-0071 Hours: SUMMER HOURS (from June through September) Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10am – 7pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am – 8pm Hints:  Street Paid Parking All about the tea experience Reservations recommended for afternoon tea Website: Another long belated post, this […]

Cafe Medina

Location: 556 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2N7 (Gastown) Phone: 604-879-3114 Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m Breakfast served from 9:00 a.m – Noon Lunch is served from Noon – 3:00pm Weekends 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m   Brunch served from 9 a.m to 3 p.m Web: Hints: No reservations taken Known for brunch and waffles Prepare to wait Street Parking Medina by day and Chambar […]