For a high-end dining experience, West Vancouver's The Beach House Restaurant and Lounge is among the best in the city. Grab a seat on the heated patio and enjoy the water and clear views of nearby Vancouver Island.
Vancouver is renowned for its unbelievable sushi, but the best of the best has to be at Tojo's Restaurant . Master sushi chef Tojo is an artist in his own right and will prepare you a meal that you'll never forget.
On previous trips, I've had amazing experiences at the Only Seafood Cafe in Chinatown, a hole-in-the-wall fish-and-chip shop that seats just about eight diners at one time. However, the quality here has gone somewhat downhill, so the new local favorite is Go Fish Seafood Emporium, a fish shack close to Granville Island near the fisherman docks. Open year-round, this is the place to dine on local delicacies like oyster po'boys and fresh salmon—just get there before 4 p.m. or the good stuff will be gone.