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Last updated: 10th October of 2020
What Exactly Is This Place? Haida Sandwich, one of the best lunch places in Vancouver, makes all the sandwiches and pizzas fresh, and you will experience an extraordinary taste there. It is bringing one of the highest customer satisfaction levels into the market.
What Are The Must-Tries? For a rich lunch, the place serves sub Sandwiches and Pizza as well as salads and many more delicious items. The half Haida sub is a must-try that contains several types of sliced meat in the cold cut style but different. It is also loaded with lettuce, tomatoes, and potato sticks and is highly recommended.
What Does It Look Like? The atmosphere feels like a comfy fast food. The décor is so cozy and peaceful, which makes the experience of spending time there pleasant and memorable.
Anything Else I Should Know? The service is friendly and immaculate. It beat the hell out of similar fast-foods! You can place your order, pick it up, or have it delivered to your home and office. This possibility is advantageous in times of rush.
Photo by: Rogene Lacanienta
What Exactly Is This Place? Located in Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, the Cliff House Restaurant and Bar is nestled in the West Coast Rainforest. This place is a 150-seat indoor and outdoor restaurant that focuses on local ingredients, Ocean Wise seafood products, BC wines, and locally crafted beers on tap. If you want to have your magnificent lunch at a place overlooking the Capilano Canyon, you should visit this place.
What are the Must-Tries? Imagine your stomach making noises shouting for magnificent lunch in the middle of the day. What do you have to do to stop such noises? Definitely feeding yourself with a delicious lunch! One of the best lunches that you can have in Vancouver is Cliff House Beef Burger. It has 7 oz beef patty, double smoked bacon, aged cheddar, caramelized onions, chipotle BBQ sauce, and rustic fries. The burger has a decent amount of toppings, and the fries served beside it are fresh and crispy. All of them for $25! Pretty reasonably priced!
What Does It Look Like? As it was mentioned, Cliff House Restaurant and Bar is overlooking the Capilano Canyon and is nestled in the West Coast rainforest. The place has 150 seats indoors and outdoors. Because of that, it can host you and your loved ones.
Anything Else I Should Know? Don’t forget the crab cakes. They come with a green pea puree and roasted pepper puree that really makes these cakes stand out. You will regret missing them!
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What Exactly Is This Place? Nothing like authentic Japanese food can be a good meal for lunch! At Miku, a great lunch restaurant located in Crosstown in Vancouver, the owners are proud to be Aburi Sushi pioneers in Canada. Aburi, which is called flamed-seared sushi as well, was developed nearly a century ago in Japan. The act of applying fire directly and lightly searing the seafood on top of Shari (Sushi rice) enhances its natural flavours while creating new textures, resulting in a new and exciting culinary experience.
What Are The Must-Tries? It is pretty obvious what we are looking for when we are looking for a lunch place! We want to eat rich food away from the business and crowdedness of the day. Saba Oshi Sushi is one of the best choices that you can have. This sushi can be slightly salty for your taste. Still, the extremely soft texture of Mackerel with the rice makes it a decent combination.
What Does It Look Like? You can have a gorgeous waterfront view in this perfect place. In fact, the decoration of the place is amazing (definitely something that you want to have your amazing lunch in) and the view is quite spectacular. Miku is very spacious inside with a strong, friendly, and helpful team.
Anything Else I Should Know? Do not forget to check out the dessert menu! If the food is good, so is the dessert! They really know the way to a foodie’s heart!
Photo by: Ashvin Chandra
What Exactly Is This Place? If you are looking for something different but nice for lunch, Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie is the place you should visit. Bao Bei is a real gem that is located in China Town in Vancouver. It has been open for a few years, and in this short time, it has managed to find a lot of loyal customers who come to this place to have marvellous Chinese lunch.
What Are The Must-Tries? The menu has got lots of delicious items that you can have as your lunch. Our recommendations are Marinated Eggplant, Crispy Tofu, and Shao Bing. Marinated Eggplant has such good flavour and paired really well with the crispy tofu because it was chilled. I definitely recommend dipping it in the crispy tofu sesame glaze sauce. The tofu is perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and the sauce is addicting. Shao Bing is super refreshing, and the lamb is so tense and flavorful.
What Does It Look Like? Two words can describe this place the best: Comfy and Cute! You can expect a fusion joint with a hip and trendy atmosphere. It is good to know that the place is not so big. Because of that, if you don’t want to get late, making a reservation is reasonable.
Anything Else I Should Know? The menu is designed to share the food. Because of that, you can have a lot of delicious and different items in a single visit!
Photo By: Poyen Huang
What Exactly Is This Place? Tableau Bar Bistro is a Vancouver Bistro located in Coal Harbour, serving an updated take on traditional French bistro fare. With their eclectic mix of approachable wines built from France’s regions, this place is the perfect place for a business lunch, a lunch with your loved ones, or to have quality time with yourself. Tableau Bar Bistro can be the snobbiest place that you have ever seen. It is right across the street from the VRBO rental in Vancouver, BC.
What Are The Must-Tries? When we want to have lunch, we are looking for marvellous food that gives us enough energy to be fresh and productive in the remaining hours of the day. If you want to have such food as your lunch, we recommend trying their French Onion Soup, Lobster Pot Pie, Steak Tartare, or Braised Short Rib. When you walk into this place, you need to exit the restaurant when you have guaranteed eating these magnificent meals. They are so delicious that you will return to the place at another lunchtime!
What Does It Look Like? They have a beautifully renovated interior that combines old-world classic bistro elements with modern touches and a French-inspired menu that blends classic culinary flavours of Paris and West Coast ingredients.
Anything Else I Should Know? In the bathrooms, they do not have paper towels or air driers. They have individually folded small hand towels that you can use!
Photo By: Chris Wong
What Exactly Is This Place? Kingyo, a perfect lunch place in Denman Street in Vancouver, is a truly authentic Japanese izakaya serving a great selection of creative tapas-sized dishes, unique cocktails, and delicious Sake. Come in for a quick bite to eat or sip some sake and be wowed by their exciting flavours. Their cheerful chefs and servers will greet you with a warm welcome.
What Are The Must-Tries? We want to eat a rich, healthy, and made with fresh ingredient food to relax and get enough energy to have a very productive day at lunch. Because of that, we recommend you to choose Kingyo’s Assorted Bento Box. Limited to only eight orders per day, it is a highly recommended item on the menu. It is such a good way to sample a bit of everything! You can have chicken karaage, grilled chicken, grilled salmon, salmon sashimi, salad, tofu, eggplant, tamagoyaki with unagi, and miso soup (and rice, of course!)
What Does It Look Like? The place’s serenity-inducing Japanese décor with Bambos and wooden tables contrasts with its energetic, upbeat service. In some brief words, the atmosphere of this place is perfect for having an amazing lunch.
Anything Else I Should Know? It is definitely a little more on the pricier side. You get good quality food, and the service is great. In addition to that, the staff of the place is really efficient, polite, and friendly.
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What Exactly Is This Place? For almost 27 years, Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House has consistently earned and maintained its reputation as one of the best lunch places in False Creek, Vancouver. Guests worldwide have come to expect a dynamic culinary experience in this San Fransisco styled seafood grill that always delivers more. And by more, I mean more hospitality, more variety, and more buzz.
What Are The Must-Tries? There is no doubt that lunch is an important meal. We eat this meal to get enough energy to spend the remaining hours of the day efficiently. If you are looking for a perfect food as your lunch, we recommend to you Grapefruit Mimosas and the Special, which is crab eggs benedict. It is so good, and you will eat it to the last bite! Don’t forget to try the side potatoes. They are amazing!
What Does It Look Like? Many customers have used some simple yet fascinating words to describe the perfect atmosphere: classy, elegant, pristine décor, spacious, prestigious, and spectacular rooftop patio. The exact atmosphere that one wants to eat his delicious lunch in!
Anything Else I Should Know? In Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, the portions are always generous, and there are always leftovers to take home. You can be sure that such portions can fill you up!
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What Exactly Is This Place? The Old Spaghetti Factory is a family-owned and operated lunch place in Gastown in Vancouver. The owners started as a simple restaurant concept driven by a value philosophy, and today it continues to be a labour of love. They have defined their mission like this: We offer an exceptional value in a unique setting, where our guests enjoy dining and our team enjoys working! They have been successful in accomplishing this mission since 1969.
What Are The Must-Tries? More often, at lunchtime, we are looking for delicious and healthy food that can supply our body with the necessary ingredients that we need. If you agree with me, you have to try Chicken Piccata Pasta. The pasta in this place is cooked perfectly! The generous amount of cheese sprinkled throughout, though questionably healthful, is seriously delectable. The chicken is cooked nicely as well, juicy, tender, and well-seasoned. It is mainly flavoured with lemon juice, natural spices, and such. Because of that, it was delicious without becoming a sodium trap!
What Does It Look Like? The most notable aspect of this restaurant is maybe its décor – it is quite old-timey. Many customers of this place find such décor quite charming. This place’s classy and peaceful atmosphere is the one you want to eat your delicious lunch in.
Anything Else I Should Know? After eating your lunch, you can try Spumoni ice cream, which is marvellously executed. It is delicious and delightfully soft in texture.
Photo By: Kai Lin
What Exactly Is This Place? Tap and Barrel, which is located in Olympic Village in Vancouver, was found in 2014. This magnificent place is known for its breathtaking waterfront locations. The owners of this place are on to something unique and special in the Vancouver market, which led them to focus their energy on growing the brand. If you are looking for Craft Beer, this is the place you should visit!
What Are The Must-Tries? We eat lunch in the middle of our day. Therefore, we want it to deliver to our body enough ingredients that we can need to continue the day. If you agree with me, The Tuna Poke Bowl is the lunch you are looking for! It is a good size with a generous portion of tuna and toppings, and it tastes healthy and decent. The price of this food is $18! Pretty reasonable.
What Does It Look Like? You will like the atmosphere because the building is a former warehouse. In addition to that, if you want to have your lunch with your friends or family, Tap and Barrel is a great place. That is because it has lots of seating as it is a fairly large restaurant.
Anything Else I Need to Know? Visit this place during happy hours. In these hours, you can get great discounts from the restaurant. In addition to that, they have a great selection of drinks, beers, and cocktails. You name it! Try Sangria! It is amazing!
Photo By: Robert Cheney
What Exactly Is This Place? Since 1993, Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar has been known for its quality, homemade Italian lunch in Robson Street in Vancouver. With a touch of Southern flair and vegetarian and health-conscious options, this place meets every guest’s specific needs during lunch and dinner services. The owners of this place have learned from the best, working side-by-side with each other. That is why if you are in Vancouver, you can find the best Italian lunch here.
What Are The Must-Tries? If you want to eat a lunch that can help you have a good day, we recommend eating these items. Our first recommendation to you is a Meatball appetizer with melted mushrooms (the meatballs are really huge and good!). The second item you can definitely enjoy is Sea Bass Picatta (it comes out like a fish stick, pretty surprising!). In addition to these two delicious items, you can enjoy Pesto Pasta. The main advantage of this pasta is its sauce. Because of this amazing sauce, the pasta is not dry at all.
What Does It Look Like? Their music selection has a lot to be desired. They have settled on 50s music for some odd reason. In fact, there is nothing like eating your lunch with your Amor to candlelight, a glass of wine, and Charlie Brown playing in the Background.
Anything Else I Should Know? In this place, you can build up your own pasta!
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What Exactly Is This Place? Forage is a marvellous lunch place located in Stanley Park in Vancouver that connects diners to local fishers, foragers, and farmers. Their amazing lunch menu is – first and foremost – delicious, but also reflective of their uncompromising commitment to local ingredients and building community through shared plates. Their skilled chef brings a humble but generous spirit to everything he cooks.
What Are The Must-Tries? To be a good lunch, food must be healthy, delicious, and made with fresh ingredients. That is how we know if the food we are going to eat as lunch can help us have a really productive day or not. One of the items that satisfy such conditions is The Crab and Shrimp toast that sits on top of a delicious chowder full of large pieces of duck and shrimp. Every spoonful comes away with a piece of meat and is just super flavorful. To have the best lunchtime, you have got to get this.
What Does It Look Like? Forage has a western modern style design inside the restaurant. From the ads, it can be believed that it is a huge restaurant. It has two parts inside the restaurant, the bar and the restaurant. This place is on Robson Street, one of the busiest streets in downtown Vancouver.
Anything Else I Should Know? The service is excellent, and the servers are really attentive. The restaurant itself is well-appointed and sparkling. Even the bathroom is quite immaculate.
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What Exactly Is This Place? Phnom Penh Restaurant is a modern, upscale-casual lunch place in Strathcona in Vancouver, emphasizing fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients. Such ingredients are used to deliver simply prepared, chef-crafted food. Headed by a super talented chef, you can enjoy breathtaking mountain and ocean views from inside the restaurant and outside on the patio while eating your marvellous lunch. As it is located in the lobby of the Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver, it is an ideal location and is just a short walk from all of the city’s top attractions.
What Are The Must-Tries? During lunchtime, sometimes we want to relax, and sometimes, we want to eat food that can help us do our job more efficiently in the remaining hours of the day. To comply with both objectives, you can try the fried chicken. It is perfectly fried, and the batter is salty with a little sweet in it. The lemon sauce is super tart and makes it almost like lemon pepper wings. You can pour butter beef sauce on it as well. That combination is super delicious!
What Does It Look Like? The atmosphere of Phnom Penh Restaurant is casual, and the interior décor has just the right amount of cultural artworks. A wall in the waiting area showcases the many accolades this place has collected over the years.
Anything Else I Should Know? The place has temporarily reduced business hours from Monday to Sunday. If you want to order, it is best to place the take-out order couple of hours in advance.
Photo by: Gayan Pathirana
What Exactly Is This Place? Having noticed a gap in the market for good quality Korean restaurants, So Hyang Korean Cuisine, a marvellous lunch place in Sunset in Vancouver, wanted to introduce Canadians to the wonderful flavour of Korean cuisine at a reasonable price. So Hyang blends the exquisite tastes of authentic Korean cuisine with a modern and intimately chic atmosphere that is fun and stylish. Whether as part of a group or with a date, you will surely enjoy your lunch out at this hotspot.
What Are The Must-Tries? Maybe lunchtime is the only time that we can totally dedicate it to ourselves. That is why a good lunch can make this time even more enjoyable. Our recommendation to you is Topokki. There is a large portion of ramen noodles, tiny cocktail weiners, and sheets of fishcake. It is delicious, healthy, and made with fresh ingredients, and it is enough for two. In addition to that, you can try Seafood Pancake. It has generous amounts of seafood at is super crispy.
What Does It Look Like? Wooden fixtures adorn its walls, including lit windows and wine crates holding various novelties and trinkets. Overhead, a TV plays an eclectic assortment of popular Korean music. It is a very homely and unassuming ambiance.
Anything Else I Should Know? When the place is about to close, every surface is carefully and meticulously sprayed with cleaner and wiped down!
Photo by: Ricky Tong
What Exactly Is This Place? Le Crocodile is a lunch place that is proudly serving Vancouver since 1984. This marvellous restaurant is located in the area of West End. The skilled and talented chefs of Le Crocodile serve a meal that has been described “like nothing they had ever seen or tasted before.” Everything is under the chefs’ expert hands who have come out personally to explain their cooking philosophy. Any time you wanted to have lunch, you can count on their original French cuisine.
What Are The Must-Tries? The lunch must never be disappointing. That is because we count on it to be delicious and make our break from daily activities even more enjoyable. Grilled Prime Rib with Bernaise Sauce will never disappoint you. It is divine and has been cooked to perfection. It has a perfect crust with an impeccable event center, and the quality of the beef is second to none.
What Does It Look Like? The interior is deceivingly modest and understated – little white linen-covered tables flanked by two wooden chairs.
Anything Else I Should Know? If you happen to speak French fluently, you will not feel alone in this marvellous lunch place!
Photo By: Marc Bains
What Exactly Is This Place? A celebration of Vancouver’s cultural diversity and natural environment, Hawksworth Restaurant, located in Yaletown, showcases ingredient-led, contemporary lunch that demonstrates the highly skilled techniques and relentless drive for perfection that become the talented chef’s trademark.
What Are The Must-Tries? To have an enjoyable break from the daily routine at your lunchtime, you need to try their amazing Sea Bass. It is quite fresh and flaky with a crispy skin that complimented the flesh of the fish well. The braised fennel is cooked to just the right texture, not too soft, not too crunchy.
What Does It Look Like? You will really like the cutlery on the tables. A beautiful big painting of a book is eye-catching. Dim lights and modern décor has just finished the touches of a fine dining restaurant for lunch.
Anything Else I Should Know? If it is your birthday, don’t hesitate to visit Hawksworth Restaurant! They will send you out a birthday dessert for your celebration.
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What Exactly Is This Place? Honestly, in Farmer’s Apprentice Restaurant, a wonderful lunch place in Fairview in Vancouver, you can have the best lunch you have had in years. In fact, the owners of Farmer’s Apprentice Restaurant have designed the place so that every element of it is about comfortableness. If you want to get a little away from your job’s atmosphere and have a comfortable lunchtime with yourself, Farmer’s Apprentice Restaurant can definitely be the place you are looking for.
What Are The Must-Tries? The dishes are not listed on the menu. Because of that, every dish is a surprise! You are given the option to choose fish, meat, or vegetables. For example, if you choose to fish, the dish brought to you is a pan-fried side of beet compote. The beets are bland. The fish is cooked beautifully and cooked in tasteful butter. If you are a vegetarian, you can have their tomato and green stew. It is a gluten-free and healthy dish that you can enjoy as your lunch.
What Does It Look Like? Farmer’s Apprentice Restaurant is close to Cheesecake Etc. The location of this perfect lunch place is convenient, and the interior is light and welcoming. The place has an open kitchen that lets you see the chefs in action. The waiters are all friendly attentive.
Anything Else I Should Know? If you want to have a little journey and get surprised by the food you receive, Farmer’s Apprentice Restaurant is the place you need to visit.
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What Exactly Is This Place? Hime Sushi is a great restaurant located in Mount Pleasant in Vancouver, where you can eat an excellent lunch. This place is one of the most exotic yet classy fusions Japanese restaurants in Vancouver. This marvellous lunch place is committed to providing the ultimate dining experience of a lifetime. Hime’s dishes are incorporated with the traditional roots of Japanese cuisine and the touch of western culture. Their dishes are only made with top-rated quality ingredients.
What Are The Must-Tries? Lunch is a great relaxing break from the daily routine we have to go through. By eating marvellous food at lunch, you can be sure that you can have a productive day ahead of you. To do so, I recommend you try these two rolls: the Shrimp Killer and the Lobster. They are all so delicious. The sushi always so fresh and will be the best tasting sushi that you have ever had.
What Does It Look Like? Do not even let me begin by talking about the nice quiet atmosphere and the friendly and talkative staff! The atmosphere of Hime Sushi is exactly what you expect from a magnificent lunch place. The decoration makes the experience of eating lunch here even more enjoyable.
Anything Else I Should Know? $15 all you can eat sushi all day every day is a price that cannot beat. This place does only two rounds, so choose what you order wisely! They charge extra for any rolls and rice leftover.
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What Exactly Is This Place? The Shaughnessy Restaurant lets you eat an amazing lunch if you are around the Shaughnessy area in Vancouver. This place’s menu perfectly complements this place’s amazing decoration – innovative, contemporary, and West Coast. In this restaurant, only the highest quality local ingredients are selected to serve. It is good to know that many of the organic vegetables come from the Garden itself!
What Are The Must-Tries? If you are hungry and looking to eat something delicious, healthy, and rich as lunch, we recommend you to try Nicoise Salad. This salad, which is named for its city of origin, is nice and contains rare seared tuna, green beans, baby potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, hard-boiled egg, organic greens, and a French sherry vinaigrette. The flavours in this salad are perfectly balanced. In addition to that, you can try the Lobster Benny. It comes with smashed hash browns and a crisp, toasted English muffin.
What Does It Look Like? Upon arrival, it is as though you have entered another world. Fifty-five acres of vast year-round gardens representing the northern and southern hemispheres await you and drench your dining experience in colour and beauty. The garden of the place is where they get many of the vegetables they use in making the food.
Anything Else I Should Know? If you are looking for something organic to eat, you can be sure that Shaughnessy Restaurant is the answer. They even grow their vegetables!
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What Exactly Is This Place? Bufala, which opened its doors in late 2015 in Arbutus Ridge, is a perfect place to have lunch in Vancouver! That is mainly because nothing like their seasonally rotating sandwich menu (including unique sandwiches) can make you happy in the middle of the day. You can enjoy their selection of drinks (including fresh Probiotic drinks) with your lunch.
What Are The Must Tries? Nothing can be better fresh up in the middle of our hard day than magnificent food! You have to try their marvellous pickled sausage. It is really out of this world! Besides that, a magnificent combination would be Avocado toast with Salmon, Kombucha Fight, and Mimosa. This combination can help freshen you up, take the bad mood away from you, and let you have an amazing day!
What Does It Look Like? You will love the vibe of both this place and Chandler Street. This place may be a bit hard to find, but it is in a courtyard containing Blackbird. The dining area is tiny, but the restaurant is very new, trendy, and regardless. It is also a ‘counter order’ style set up, but the staff is great about running food and helping you out with some leg work.
Anything Else I Should Know? This place is a Mecca of good vibes – fantastic small bites and definitely Kombucha. If you are looking for a new spot for creative and delicious food, Bufala is the right answer!
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What Exactly Is This Place? The chef of Nightingale, a perfect lunch place located in English Bay in Vancouver, has created the ideal setting to deliver compelling contemporary Canadian cuisine, demonstrating his European-trained technical ability, deep appreciation for local ingredients, and an absolute insistence on only the very best quality. Because of all these factors, you can be sure that Nightingale is the lunch place you are looking for in Vancouver’s English Bay.
What Are The Must-Tries? During lunch, we want to get a little away from all the day’s crowdedness and business and have a meal that can get us enough energy. If you are looking for such a meal, the Buttermilk fried chicken is the answer! It has a crunchy exterior. The maple syrup adds a sweet element and the pickles add a nice crunch. If you don’t normally eat pickles, you need to know that it works with the fried chicken. That is really tasty!
What Does It Look Like? The interiors of the restaurant are amazing. Beautiful high rise ceiling with round chandeliers and lighting decor is more relaxed and yet perfect in elegance. The servers are well aware of the items on the menu and what portions available.
Anything Else I Should Know? Do not forget to check out the drinks menu of this place! There are so many wonderful drinks that you can enjoy with your delicious lunch.
Photo By: Jack Chang
What Exactly Is This Place? Edible Canada is a wonderful lunch place in Granville Island in Vancouver that offers unique ways to experience BC’s abundant culinary scene. Edible Canada is sure to be able to help even the most discriminating food lover. There is something for every taste and every budget with everything from Chef Guided Market Tours to their personalized Culinary Concierge Service. Because of that, no matter what your taste is, you can always find something desirable for your lunch at Edible Canada.
What Are The Must-Tries? Lunch is a break from the usual business of the day. That is why we eat the food as our lunch matters: because it can determine the fate of the remaining hours of our day. We recommend you to choose Duck Poutine. The flavour is on point, and there is just the right amount of cheese curds on the dish. Some soft-boiled duck egg is used for decoration rather than just a regular chicken egg!
What Does It Look Like? You can easily seat eight people inside or outside as they have nice long tables. In addition to that, the hostess and the waitresses are very accommodating and friendly.
Anything Else I Should Know? Edible Canada has a changing table in the bathroom. Because of that, it could be said that this place is very family-friendly.
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What Exactly Is This Place? Sushi Bar Ajisai is a fantastic place in Kerrisdale in Vancouver, where you can eat a healthy and delicious lunch. This fantastic place is, by far, the best sushi restaurant in Vancouver! The team of Sushi Bar Ajisai will make you feel like a part of the family as soon as you walk into the restaurant. In fact, they know most of the guests by name! The food is delicious, and the service is great.
What Are The Must-Tries? We do count on the lunch to help us get some rest from the daily routine that we do during the day. That is why lunch is important. It can facilitate the process of relaxation. We recommend Biscotti. It is spicy tuna on top of crispy rice. The rice is great, super crispy outside, and yet soft and tender on the inside. The tuna complements the rice very well. In addition to that, the tuna they use is lightly seasoned fresh tuna yam. Don’t forget to try Salmon and Yellowtail. That is marvellous, as well.
What Does It Look Like? You will love this little joint and its warm décor. In this place, you will not encounter the cold techno you sometimes find in sushi places. In Sushi Bar Ajisai, you can hear good jazz music while eating your marvellous food.
Anything Else I Should Know? The only thing is there is not a lot of seating so try to go in off-hours if you want to sit at a table.
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What Exactly Is This Place? Au Comptoir is a fantastic lunch place that is located in Kitsilano in Vancouver. Their menu changes with the seasons to highlight the bounty of incredible produce their local growers bring them. The kitchen’s passionate team work hard to showcase their collective skills and vision, creating contemporary dishes rooted in classic French technique. Their servers provide a lunch experience unlike any other in the city!
What Are The Must-Tries? Lunchtime is a time in the middle of the day when we try to relax and get our minds off the work that we do during the day. The food that we eat at this meal really can make the relaxation even more enjoyable. Our recommendation to you is to try the burger of this place. The burger is mouth-watering and juicy. The flavours of this burger have been top-notch. The caramelized onions have made the burger more delicious!
What Does It Look Like? Au Comptoir is a cute restaurant that truly does bring France to you. The décor will remind you of modern France with small round tables, mirrors on the wall, and close seating areas. The servers seem to speak fluent French too.
Anything Else I Should Know? If you like something a little sweet and not too dry and super drinkable, I recommend drinking Pinot Gris from Kuhlmann Platz. That is amazing!
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What Exactly Is This Place? In Rose Persian Cuisine Restaurant, an amazing Iranian lunch place in West Vancouver, the food is above average, and the prices are very reasonable. Most Persian restaurants in Vancouver are not exactly spectacular, but this one is better than most. So, comparing to the rest of them, it is definitely the best. It could be said that by knowing what authentic Persian food tastes like, Rose Persian Cuisine Restaurant serves excellent Persian food.
What Are The Must-Tries? The lunch must be filling (to not feel hungry during the day) and light (so that you can get to your daily activities after eating the food). Rose Royal Kabob is a lunch that has all these two properties. It has one skewer barg kabob, one skewer boneless chicken kabob, one skewer of chenjeh, grilled tomato, and two plates of Basmati Rice. You can order Tahdeeg as well. It is a thick, crispy layer of rice or bread.
What Does It Look Like? Rose Persian Cuisine Restaurant has a beautifully decorated interior. You can have your meal along with the other 20 guests at this restaurant. You will be blown by their attention to details and the non-commercial hospitality.
Anything Else I Should Know? Keep in mind that the amazing Tahdeeg of the place can be served with another Iranian cuisine (like GhormeSabzi or Gheime). That makes the Tahdeeg even more delicious!
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What Exactly Is This Place? Dosa Factory is an authentic South Indian cuisine located in East Vancouver is a place that you can choose to have a perfect lunch in. The owners of this perfect lunch place specialize in Indo-Chinese North Indian and Tandoori dishes, and they are serving more than 100 varieties of Dosas. For those who don’t know, dosas are like monster-sized crepes made out of lentils and rice flour. They appear to be filled with the usual array of Indian dishes. They can be the perfect lunch for you!
What Are The Must-Tries? Many times, in the middle of the day, we are so hungry that we are looking for food that can give us enough energy to spend the rest of our day with. If you are looking for something like that as your lunch, we recommend you order any of these foods: Chicken Dosa, Chef Special cheese and Spinach Dosa, Paneer Masala Dosa, and Alu Gobi Dosa. All of them are amazing and taste fantastic! They come with a side of Daal and two Chutneys.
What Does It Look Like? TVs adorn the walls playing everything from soccer to Coronation Street. Despite the rudimentary surrounding, the aroma of delectable Indian food is intoxicating.
Anything Else I Should Know? They have daily specials. For example, on Mondays, the Dosas are half price. If you think you are so strong to get a table on Monday nights, don’t hesitate to visit this place!
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What Exactly Is This Place? Downlow Chicken Shack is a marvellous lunch place in Grandview-Woodland in Vancouver. In this amazing place, you can have various delicious meals made with chicken! The chicken that this place uses has three main advantages that others don’t: 1- their chicken is delivered fresh five days a week, and it is never frozen! 2- their chicken on a bun is made fresh to order and never sit waiting for you! 3- their chicken is Hormone-free and antibiotic-free!
What Are The Must-Tries? If you visit this place to have your lunch, you can be sure that your body will receive the necessary ingredients to spend its day by consuming it! For example, one of the best items on the menu is Cannibal Lecter Sando with mild spice. It is enormous and delicious. The chicken is huge, and even though it is mostly the breast, it is juicy, soft and full of flavour. It has a separate piece of fried chicken skin for added crunch. In addition to that, picked veggies and pickles are mixed well.
What Does It Look Like? You always see this place crowded with lineups as you venture through the depths of the commercial drive. If you taste the marvellous food of this place as your lunch, you can understand why there are lineups all the time!
Anything Else I Should Know? The options for spices are Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, and none. You can think of it as spiciness level 1, 2, 3, 4, and 0. It can help you decide better.
Photo By: Tegan Burns
What Exactly Is This Place? The Slocan Restaurant, a fantastic lunch place located in Hastings-Sunrise in Vancouver, is all about tasty classic American dishes reminiscent of great dinners at home. Like all greasy spoons born in the 1970s, The Slocan Restaurant is a secret Greek Diner as well! Whatever dish you choose in this restaurant, it is all good, made with love and at a great price. The owners of this magnificent lunch place claim that they know their neighbours work for a living, and because of that, they always aim to serve big portions too!
What Are The Must-Tries? The lunch is a critical meal! We count on this meal to supply us with the necessary ingredients to spend the rest of the day efficiently. The Slocan Restaurant is a place that serves such lunch. We recommend you to try their Half-Rack of Ribs. That is for just $15 and comes with fries. The ribs will be the best that you have ever had, the fries are fairly crispy, and the portion of salad is quite generous.
What Does It Look Like? The restaurant’s interior is not very glamorous but seems steadfast in their East Van Working-class roots. There is a small bar area to the side, and most of the room is occupied by old school booths.
Anything Else I Should Know? In the summer, this place is the best patio on the east side of the town. It is shiny red-painted, and there are large picnic tables and umbrellas in there.
Photo By: Kesariya Suri
What Exactly Is This Place? House of Dosas is a magnificent lunch place that is located in Kensington-Cedar Cottage in Vancouver. In fact, it is a place where you may walk in as a stranger, but when you leave, you will always feel like a part of the House of Dosas family. This lunch place is a culinary palace for everyone. It is where the owners recreate the recipes from the kitchens of South India’s mothers and daughters. In House of Dosas, the fresh ingredients are sourced locally.
What Are The Must-Tries? Lunchtime is when we can find ourselves once more and break from the activity we are doing during the day. So, a good lunch can help us relax better. Don’t forget to try their Bisbila Bath, Veg Korma, and Malgudi Rava Masala. They are all marvellous Indian food and can help you try something different from your lunch.
What Does It Look Like? By just entering the place, you will immediately feel like you are in India. Why is that? The colours they have used to paint the walls and the smell of the freshly-cooked Indian food. The silverware, plates, and cups are all metal, which is how it is in India.
Anything Else I Should Know? After eating your marvellous lunch, don’t forget to try the Madras coffee! That is totally amazing!
Photo By: Lydia Rahmann
What Exactly Is This Place? Joojak Restaurant is a lunch place located in Killarney in Vancouver that you can’t miss! Joojak Restaurant specializes in Northern Chinese Cuisine, specifically from the city of Xi’an in Shanxi province. Their specialties are all handmade made from scratch, from the hot chilli burger to the Xi’an burger. If you want to experience something different for lunch, Joojak Restaurant is the place that you should definitely visit!
What Are The Must-Tries? At lunch, we try to distance ourselves from the routine activities that we do during the day. In fact, we use this opportunity to relax and chill. Good food can make this relaxing time even more enjoyable. Because of that, we recommend you to try Biang Biang Noodles. This dish is flavorful, and the noodles are thick and have a nice chew to them. Make sure to mix it well to have the noodles nicely marinated. In addition to that, you can try Dumplings in Sour Soup. That is amazing as well.
What Does It Look Like? The interior will not surprise you. It looks typical. But it is called the hidden gem for a reason: the food is totally amazing, and you can’t find this food anywhere else!
Anything Else I Should Know? It is good to know that Joojak Restaurant is unable to seat parties of more than 8. If you want to hold a big lunch party, this is not the place you should visit.
Photo By: Gary Quan
What Exactly Is This Place? Chili Pepper House, a fantastic lunch place in Renfrew-Collingwood in Vancouver that you can always count on. Chili Pepper House is one of the oldest restaurants in Vancouver. Serving for 13 years, Chili Pepper House is known for its fabulous Hakka Chinese Indian Cuisine. This place introduces you to authentic Hakka Chinese Indian infused with a unique blend of spices. The owners of Chili Pepper House thrive for an excellent lunch experience by offering great mouth-watering foods.
What Are The Must-Tries? A good lunch is a lunch that can help you relax and get back to your work in a good mood. To eat such lunch, we recommend you to try Chicken Stay. This food is well-flavoured and well portioned. The spicy garlic green beans are excellent! In addition to that, Manchurian Fried Rice is one of the best dishes that this place serves. If you want to eat something mind-blowing, try General Tsao’s Chicken.
What Does It Look Like? It is actually quite a small restaurant with approximately 8 to 10 tables. Because of that, do not come with large groups. Besides that, the place has a tiny private parking lot. However, you can park on the streets.
Anything Else I Should Know? If you want to try a quick and inexpensive Indo-Chinese fix, Chili Pepper House is definitely where you should visit.
Photo By: Don Blyth
What Exactly Is This Place? If you are around Riley Park in Vancouver, Locus Restaurant & Lounge is the place you can visit for lunch. Located in Vancouver’s busy and thriving trendy Main Street neighbourhood, Locus Restaurant & Lounge offers an eclectic fusion of modern and classic favourites. The staff sources the best local and seasonal ingredients to create innovative and delicious lunch meals that you can enjoy.
What Are The Must-Tries? We are looking for delicious and healthy food at lunchtime to supply us with the necessary ingredients and energy. One of the items that can be such lunch is Ratatouille. This is the only vegan item on the menu, but it is super delicious! This item is supposed to come with chickpeas, but you can get green peas instead. The grilled vegetables are super flavorful and tasty, and you will enjoy them. In addition to that, you can try the marvellous burger of the place. The fries served beside it are crispy and are seasoned extremely well.
What Does It Look Like? The decor is eclectic with a whimsical dark theme (cool roots spiralling from the ceiling, dark walls, faces with rabid eyes on a canvas). Overall, you can enjoy their natural yet unique and dynamic, gothic décor that this place has.
Anything Else I Should Know? The waiters that work here make good recommendations and answer all of your questions about the menu. They will also refill your water or coffee without you even asking! That is a huge plus!
Photo By: Daniel Chang
What Exactly Is This Place? Mirchi Restaurant, a fantastic lunch place located in Marpole in Vancouver, is a fine dining restaurant that features modern takes on traditional Indian cuisine. It is a pop style small kitchen restaurant with no other bells and whistles. Meanwhile, it is definitely a five-star place because of the quality, authenticity, food portions, affordability, and friendliness. You can try delicious authentic, hearty lunch in huge portions at a super affordable cost in Mirchi Restaurant!
What Are The Must-Tries? A good has several important characteristics. It is healthy, delicious, and, most importantly, rich. By rich, I mean it has the necessary ingredients that we need to have a productive day. All the items on the menu have these important properties. However, my recommendation to you is to try these specific amazing items:
Chicken Tikka Masala (it has just the right amount of spice).
Spinach and Potato (it is so flavorful and delicious).
What Does It Look Like? The outside of the place is dowdy and easy to miss. The dining area is brightly decorated yet small. It is good to know that you can plenty of parking near the place.
Anything Else I Should Know? The most important thing to know is to forget about all inconveniences you might go through and keep in mind that the food speaks for itself!
Photo By: Ken Gardner
What Exactly Is This Place? Sushi Mura is a must-go lunch place that is located in Oakridge in Vancouver. It is a Korean run Japanese restaurant on the west side of Vancouver. If you are craving sushi and you are in the area, you will not find a better place to go! And if you are not nearby, Sushi Mura worth the extra bit of travel time. It is a simple, fairly straightforward sushi restaurant that can satisfy any craving that you might have somehow.
What Are The Must-Tries? A good lunch is a lunch that is healthy and delicious and has all the necessary ingredients that your body needs. Every item on the menu of this magnificent lunch place has all these important characteristics. However, our recommendation is to try Rainbow Roll. It has various fish (Salmon, Tuna, Saba, and Tai) with avocado inside. The roll is perfect for those who want to try four different fishes for just one roll.
What Does It Look Like? Upon entry, there is a good chance that you will be seated right away. You will like the decoration of the place. It is simple and fancier than your neighbourhood sushi spot. Also, they use actual plates rather than plastic ones.
Anything Else I Should Know? The tea that is served is actually “real” tea, not the hot water with a tea sprinkle. Because of that, you can’t afford not eating the tea of this place!
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What Exactly Is This Place? As an unforgettable lunch place located in Victoria-Fraserview in Vancouver, Karakoram Restaurant specializes in traditional Pakistani food with various Middle-Eastern dishes. They offer traditional Pakistani Karahi (Lahori and Peshawari style) they make from scratch. Because of that, their Karahi dishes will take some time to arrive on the table. They are aiming to provide fresh, made food for their guests. The amazing chef of Karakoram Restaurant has trained for more than ten years in Pakistan and has worked for a few years in the U.K.
What Are The Must-Tries? First of all, we need to define what a good lunch is. A good lunch is healthy, delicious, and has enough ingredients that I need to spend the rest of the day. Our recommendation to you is something that satisfies all these conditions: Karahi. You can have the goat and the lamb, and you will love your dish. You can get a naan for this dish to soak the naan in the amazing sauce. You will absolutely love the sauce.
What Does It Look Like? Karakoram Restaurant has a minimal décor inside, but the place is spacious and clean. The colourful images on the menu show what an abundance of different variety of food they have!
Anything Else I Should Know? It is good to know that all the amazing items on the menu come with the delicious naan or rice that this place cooks!
Photo By: Karl Castillo
What Exactly Is This Place? Dublin Crossing – Vancouver is a fantastic place in Marine Drive in Vancouver that you can always count on to bring you a delicious lunch. You can always listen to live music in this fabulous lunch place. Dublin Crossing – Vancouver is usually busy, but you can find a table to sit at fairly quickly. The waiters of this place always wear a kit that you will find cute. If you are looking for a good place to have lunch in Marine Drive, Dublin Crossing – Vancouver can answer.
What Are The Must-Tries? Lunch is the meal that we eat in the middle of the day. We do count on it to help us get some distance from the daily routine that we have had went through. If you agree with me, I recommend you to try Yorkshire pudding. It is a pastry with roast beef in it served with gravy alongside mashed potatoes. It is delicious, healthy, and made with fresh ingredients.
What Does It Look Like? You will love the décor and atmosphere of Dublin Crossing – Vancouver. When you walk into this place, it really feels like you are in an Irish pub. Staff is usually friendly, and you will love the great atmosphere that owners have made.
Anything Else I Should Know? All the waiters are polite and efficient. Because of that, the service in Dublin Crossing – Vancouver is amazing, and they will treat you like the members of a royal family!
Photo By: PP Leader
What Exactly Is This Place? If you live in South Cambie in Vancouver and you want to order lunch, you can’t find a place that serves regional West Coast Cuisine and an enchanting backdrop of Queen Elizabeth Park better than Seasons in the Park. This place’s atmosphere is perfect for seeing Vancouver’s view during earing the good and tasty foods and drink. The place has a history of providing service to Bill Clinton (former president of the U.S.) and Boris Yeltsin (Former Russian President). That is how good the place is!
What Are The Must –Tries? If you want to eat a relaxing that can freshen you, I recommend eating New York Striploin. It consists of peppercorn demi-glace, herb roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables. It has always been cooked to perfection and is medium-rare juicy inside, with crust and caramelization outside. The peppercorn demi-glace sauce is delicious and tasty as well.
What Does It Look Like? Poised at the highest point of the city, Seasons in the Park offers a breathtaking, pandemic view of the city skyline and the North Shore Mountains, while nestled in the lush greenery of Queen Elizabeth Park, is has earned the title of the most romantic restaurant two years in a row!
Anything Else I Should Know? After eating your lunch, you can try the Chocolate Cake. The cake is a smooth texture, not too sweet, a little bit brittle of chocolate.
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Last updated: 10th October of 2020
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