Restaurant Awards 2024: The Best African and Caribbean Restaurants in Vancouver

Here's where to find the best African and Caribbean food in Vancouver.

The Best African and Caribbean Restaurants in Vancouver

Gold: Arike

Chef Sam Olayinka is back on top: the West End’s Arike takes gold this year. Olayinka’s $80 seasonal tasting menu captured our judges’ hearts not just for its bold yet balanced flavours (think curried yam
ragout, duck confit with smoked guanciale and bison ribeye laced with peanut sauce) but also for its value (“I can’t think of another meal that comes remotely close in Vancouver in terms of value for dollar,” said one judge).

1725 Davie St.

Silver: Kilimanjaro Snack House

Silver goes to Kilimanjaro Snack House for stellar East African and Indian dishes—find superbly spiced goat biryani, creamy coconut chicken kuku paka curry and mouth-watering mogo (casava fries) here.

789 Kingsway

Bronze: Fassil

Fassil is our bronze winner: judges loved the Ethiopian restaurant’s five-in-one veggie combo and the oh-so-spongy injera (flatbread) that’s served with everything.

5–736 E Broadway

Honourable Mentions

Simba’s Grill 201–3300 Boundary Rd.,
Harambe Ethiopian  2149 Commercial Dr., @harambe_restaurant

Find more of the best Vancouver restaurants on our list of 2024 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Award winners.