Announcing the Finalists for the 2018 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

Here's the shortlist of this year's contenders for VanMag's 29th annual list of the best restaurants in the city.

Here’s the shortlist of this year’s contenders for VanMag’s 29th annual list of the best restaurants in the city.

In a city as delicious as ours, it’s always near-impossible to narrow down our list of contenders for Vancouver Magazine’s Restaurant Awards. Our judging panel—composed of Vancouver’s top restaurant critics and culinary pros—works year ’round, hashing it out through late-night meetings and endless Slack debates and secret votes to put together a comprehensive list that reflects the city’s food scene.And now that the dust has settled, we’re ready to celebrate the amazing chefs, rooms and meals that made this such a hard decision: congratulations to our finalists for 2018, listed alphabetically below. The big winners will be revealed April 16 at our annual Restaurant Awards party (and, of course, in the next issue of the magazine), so stay tuned to be among the first to know who takes home the gold. #VanMagAwards

Vancouver Magazine’s 2018 Restaurant Awards Finalists

BEST BARCampagnolo UpstairsGrapes and SodaThe NarrowThe Shameful Tiki RoomUvaBEST BRUNCHAu ComptoirBelgard KitchenBurdock and Co.Café MedinaMerchant’s WorkshopBEST CHAINCactus Club CafeJoeyNubaTacofinoThe Flying PigBEST CHINESEDynasty SeafoodGolden Paramount Hoitong Chinese SeafoodThe Jade SeafoodYue DelicacyBEST DESIGNBotanistFayucaLa GlaceLa Taqueria (Hornby Location)St. LawrenceBEST DIM SUMKirin (Richmond)Dynasty SeafoodGolden ParamountRed Star Seafood (Granville)Yue DelicacyBEST FRENCHAu ComptoirBacchusL’AbattoirLe CrocodileSt. LawrenceBEST INDIANApna Chaat HouseMy ShantiRangoliSachdeva SweetsSwadBEST ITALIANAsk for LuigiCinaraCinCinCioppino’sSavio VolpeBEST JAPANESEDosankoKishimotoMasayoshiSushi Bar MaumiTetsu Sushi BarBEST LATINCacaoEl SantoFayucaLos CuervosMolli CaféBEST NEW RESTAURANTBotanistFayucaMak N MingSt. LawrenceYuwa Japanese CuisineBEST OKANAGANFront Street BrasserieMiradoroOld VinesRaudzWaterfront WinesBEST PAN-ASIANFat Mao NoodlesKissa TantoLaksa KingLongtail KitchenTorafukuBEST PATISSERIEBeaucoupChez ChristopheTemperThierryThomas HaasBEST PIZZABufalaCorduroy Pie Co.Nicli Antica PizzeriaPizzeria FarinaVia TevereBEST RAMENHokkaido Ramen SantoukaMarutama Ra-menMotomachi ShokudoRamen DanboThe RamenmanBEST SEAFOODAncoraBlue Water CaféBoulevard Kitchen and Oyster BarLandmark Hotpot HouseOddfishBEST STEAKHOUSEBlack and BlueGothamHy’sJoe FortesThe RoofBEST THAIJitladaKin KaoMaenamSawasdee ThaiSen Pad ThaiBEST UPSCALEBoulevard Kitchen and Oyster BarCinCinCioppino’s Mediterranean GrillHawksworthThe Pear TreeBEST VICTORIAAgriusChorizo and Co.FishhookPart and ParcelPizzeria Prima StradaBEST VIETNAMESEBánh Mì Très BonBun Cha Ca Hoang YenChau Veggie ExpressHái PhongMr. Red CaféBEST WEST COASTBows and ArrowsBurdock and Co.ForageMak N MingRoyal DinetteBEST WHISTLERAlta BistroAraxiBar OsoBearfoot BistroThe Grill Room

Best Neighbourhood Spots: The Nominees

CHINATOWNBao BeiCampagnolo at UpstairsFat Mao NoodlesJade DynastyPizzeria FarinaDOWNTOWNCafé MedinaCinaraHeritage Asian EateryRoyal DinetteTableau Bar BistroEAST SIDEBistro Wagon RougeBows and ArrowsBurdock and Co.KishimotoMerchant’s WorkshopGASTOWNBelgard KitchenLa MezcaleriaThe Mackenzie RoomTuc WildebeestBEST NORTH SHOREFeastMaru Korean BistroSwadTerroir KitchenZen JapaneseRICHMONDBritannia BrewingCocoruGudrunLido Nine DishesWEST ENDAmici MieiDamsoKingyoMarutamaNookWEST SIDEAu ComptoirBufalaGrapes and SodaL’UfficioOddfishYALETOWNBistro SakanaHomer Street Café and BarHouse SpecialProvence MarinasideWildTale

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