Vancouver Restaurant Awards 2013


                               Photos by Martin Tessler and Carlo Ricci. Illustrations by John Burgoyne


From glamorous hotel dining rooms to cosy hole-in-the-wall Korean joints, our panel of experts have supped and sipped their way across the city and around the province to present this (our 24th annual) definitive list of excellent restaurants.


                                Best of the Year


 Restaurant of the Year

Restaurant of the Year

Chef of the Year 

Chef of the Year

Bartender of the Year 

Bartender of the Year

Pastry Chef of the Year 

Pastry Chef of the Year


                                Best of Categories


Upscale Dining

Upscale Dining

Best New Design

New Design

Best New Restaurant

New Restaurant

Best Casual

Casual Dining

Best Food Cart

Food Cart

Best Coffee House

Coffee House

Best Seafood


Best Upscale Italian

Upscale Italian

Best Casual Italian

Casual Italian

Best Pizzeria


Best Upscale French

Upscale French

Best Casual French

Casual French

Best Upscale Japanese

Upscale Japanese

Best Casual


Casual Japanese

Best Upscale Chinese

Upscale Chinese

Best Casual


Casual Chinese

Best Dim Sum

Dim Sum

Best Noodle House

Noodle House

Best Indian


Best Korean


Best Thai


Best Vietnamese


Best Other Asian

Other Asian

Best of the Americas

The Americas

Best Steakhouse


Best Casual Chain

Casual Chain

North Shore

Best Whistler


Best Victoria


Best Other Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island


Best Winery/Vineyard Dining


                                Special Awards


 Green Award

Green Award

Lifetime Achievement 

Lifetime Achievement

Ingredient of the Year 


Premier Crew 

Premier Crew

     Mentorship Award 


Producer Supplier of the Year 

Producer/ Supplier








How We Did It:

For many categories, our 18 judges were divided into specialized teams. Anyone with a perceived conflict of interest in a particular category was excluded from that category. We thank them all for their time and extraordinary dedication. Meet the judges here.