This has always been a tricky  category. It blends great food, perfect ambiance and a vibe that speaks to its particular locale. It’s the restaurant that first comes to mind when someone mentions the neighbourhood it’s in, the place you imagine walking to once a week if you lived there. Sometimes they serve tacos, sometimes tuna tartare—but whatever they do, they kill it night in and night out, in a way that perfectly encapsulates their home turf.

dfadaBoulevard. Photo by Leila Kwok.Best Downtown

GOLD: Boulevard845 Burrard St.

SILVER: Botanist, 1038 Canada Place

BRONZE: Hawksworth, 801 W Georgia St.

HONOURABLE MENTION: Bacchus, Tavola

torafjaslTorafuku.Best Chinatown

GOLD: Torafuku958 Main St.

SILVER: Bao Bei, 163 Keefer St.

BRONZE: Kissa Tanto, 263 E Pender St.

HONOURABLE MENTION: Chinatown BBQ, Oyster Express

asdaldkAncora

Best North Shore

GOLD: Ancora1351 Bellevue  Ave.

SILVER: Two Rivers, 180 Donaghy Ave., North Vancouver

BRONZE: Bufala, 3280 Edgemont Blvd.

HONOURABLE MENTION: Terrior Kitchen, Olive and Anchor

aifajkSt. Lawrence.Best Gastown

GOLD: St. Lawrence269 Powell St.

SILVER: L’Abattoir, 217 Carrall St.

BRONZE: Ask for Luigi, 305 Alexander St.

HONOURABLE MENTION Pidgin, Bauhaus (now closed)

afddComo Taperia. Photo by Marlon Soriano.Best Mount Pleasant

GOLD: Como Taperia201 E 7th Ave.

SILVER: Burdock and Co, 2702 Main St.

BRONZE: Osteria Savio Volpe, 615 Kingsway

HONOURABLE MENTION: Masayoshi, Koon Bo

jhljhlUgly Dumpling. Photo by Leila Kwok.Best East Side

GOLD: Ugly Dumpling, 1590 Commercial Dr.

SILVER: Kishimoto, 2054 Commercial Dr.

BRONZE: Dachi, 2297 East Hastings St.

HONOURABLE MENTION: Livia, Via Tevere

adfadLa Quercia/L'UfficioBest West Side

GOLD: La Quercia/L’Ufficio3687 W. 4th Ave.

SILVER: Yuwa, 2775 W 16th Ave., 

BRONZE: Maenam, 1938 W 4th Ave.

HONOURABLE MENTION: AnnaLena, Grapes and Soda

Restaurant Awards 2020 ▸▸▸