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Meet the contenders for our 31st annual restaurant awards.
There’s a lot going on in the world right now… but no matter what, we’ve still got to eat.
That’s why we’re thrilled to announce this year’s finalists for Vancouver Magazine’s Restaurant Awards. It’s our 31st annual celebration of the city’s best rooms—from hidden gem hole-in-the-walls to lineup-out-the-door hot spots to worth-it culinary splurges—and for the 31st year in a row, our judges ate their way through Vancouver before debating and casting their ballots in a private, accountant-tabulated vote.
In addition to being up for gold, silver or bronze in their categories, one of the names on this list will be the one-and-only Restaurant of the Year. We’ll be celebrating all of the winners in our annual Restaurant Awards issue of the magazine this May, and at our big awards bash (we’ll be announcing the date and venue soon!). Our Chef of the Year will also be announced the day of, too… so for now, it’s anyone’s game.
We’ll be sharing the contenders for Best New Restaurant in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for that. And if you missed our announcements of the Best Bartender, Best Bar, Best Sommelier and Best Brewery Awards earlier this year, go catch up now so you know where to drink as you’re plotting your dinner plans for the next few months.
In the meantime, go taste your way through our 2020 VanMag Restaurant Award Nominees and place your bets. Who will be taking home the gold this year?
Chancho TortilleriaDownLow Chicken ShackDownlow Smash BurgerFat Mao NoodlesHK BBQ Master
Cactus Club CafeEarlsJoeyNookTacofino
Chang ‘AnChef TonyDynastyMott 32New Fishport Bistro
BacchusBauhausChambarComo TaperiaThe Magnet
Au ComptoirLe CrocodileProvence MarinasideSt. LawrenceTableau Bar Bistro
Dosa CornerMy ShantiSachdeva SweetsSwad Indian KitchenVij’s
Ask for LuigiAutostrada OsteriaCioppino’sLa QuerciaOsteria Savio Volpe
DosankoMasayoshiStem Japanese EateryTetsu Sushi BarYuwa Japanese Cuisine
Hanwoori KoreanInsadong KoreanJoong WonRoyal Seoul HouseSura Korean BBQ
Chancho TortilleriaEl SantoLa MezcaleriaLa TaqueriaRinconcito Salvadoreno
Longtail KitchenPhnom Penh Pidgin TorafukuUgly Dumpling
BufalaCorduroy Pie CompanyFarina a Legna Pizzeria FarinaVia Tevere
AncoraBlue Water CafeBoulevard Kitchen and Oyster BarLandmark Hot Pot HouseOddfish
Atlas Steak and Fish ElisaGotham Steakhouse and BarHy’s Steakhouse and Cocktail BarThe Victor
Bob Likes Thai Food JitladaKin KaoMaenamUnchai
Blue Water Café Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster BarCioppino’s HawksworthThe Pear Tree
Aleph EateryBeetbox Do Chay The AcornVirtuous Pie
Anh and Chi Co’m Vietnamese Do Chay Hanoi Old Quarter Mr. Red Café
Best West Coast
Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster BarBurdock and CoFarmer’s ApprenticeMak N MingNightingale
Home Block at CedarCreek LiquidityMiradoro at Tinhorn CreekRow Fourteen Waterfront Wines
Best VictoriaHouse of BoatengNowhere Part and ParcelThe Courtney Room Wild Mountain
Alta BistroAraxiBar OsoRed Door BistroThe Grill RoomThe Mexican Corner
Bao BeiChinatown BBQKissa TantoOyster ExpressTorafuku
BacchusBlue Water CafeBotanistBoulevardHawksworthTavola
Best East Side
DachiKishimotoLiviaUgly DumplingVia Tevere
Ask for LuigiBauhausL’AbattoirPidginSt. Lawrence
Best Mount Pleasant
Burdock and Co.Como Taperia Koon Bo MasayoshiOsteria Savio Volpe
Best North Shore
AncoraBufalaOlive and AnchorTerroir KitchenTwo Rivers Meats
Best West Side
AnnaLenaGrapes and SodaLa Quercia/L’UfficioMaenamYuwa Japanese Cuisine