Best Neighbourhood Restaurants 2020

These are the best local joints in your neighbourhood.

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.

Best Downtown

GOLD: Boulevard845 Burrard St.

SILVER: Botanist, 1038 Canada Place

BRONZE: Hawksworth, 801 W Georgia St.


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

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

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)

Best Mount Pleasant

GOLD: Como Taperia201 E 7th Ave.

SILVER: Burdock and Co, 2702 Main St.

BRONZE: Osteria Savio Volpe, 615 Kingsway


Best East Side

GOLD: Ugly Dumpling, 1590 Commercial Dr.

SILVER: Kishimoto, 2054 Commercial Dr.

BRONZE: Dachi, 2297 East Hastings St.


Best 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 ▸▸▸