Gastown & Chinatown restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Gastown & Chinatown

Campagnolo

Eyebrows were raised when this contemporary, rustic-style Italian restaurant opened in a hitherto sketchy part of town. But Campagnolo has lured locals and inspired a miniwave of other restaurants in the vicinity. R…
Top Choice Diner in Gastown & Chinatown

Ovaltine Cafe

Like being inside Edward Hopper's Nighthawks diner painting, this time-capsule greasy spoon instantly transports you to the 1940s. Snag a booth alongside the hospital-green walls or, better yet, slide onto a tape-re…
Top Choice French in Gastown & Chinatown

St Lawrence Restaurant

Resembling a handsome wood-floored bistro that's been teleported straight from Montréal, this sparkling, country-chic dining room is a Railtown superstar. The Québecois approach carries over onto a small menu of ele…
Vietnamese in Gastown & Chinatown

Phnom Penh

The dishes at this bustling, local-legend joint are split between Cambodian and Vietnamese soul-food classics. It's the highly addictive chicken wings and their lovely pepper sauce that keep regulars loyal. Once you…
Hawaiian in Gastown & Chinatown

Pacific Poke

A friendly, white-walled Chinatown cafe that's a great place to introduce yourself to the Hawaii-West Coast poke-mania currently sweeping Vancouver. Choose your own ingredients for a heaping bowl of rice (or quinoa)…
Italian in Gastown & Chinatown

Ask for Luigi

Consider an off-peak weekday lunch if you don't want to wait too long for a table at this white-clapboard little charmer; reservations are not accepted. Inside, you'll find a checkerboard floor and teak-lined interi…
Pizza in Gastown & Chinatown

Virtuous Pie

Named for the fact that its pizzas are entirely 'plant-based,' this inviting little vegan pizzeria, with its communal tables, exposed brick and mood lighting, has the look of a cool lounge bar. Arrive off-peak to si…
Diner in Gastown & Chinatown

Deacon's Corner

This lively, no-nonsense diner lures hungry locals to an otherwise grubby city corner. They come for the hulking, hangover-busting breakfasts (biscuit with eggs, chicken and gravy is recommended if you need your wee…
Cafe in Gastown & Chinatown

Nelson the Seagull

Gastown's hippest cafe, the mosaic-floored Seagull is also amazingly welcoming. Locals drop in to admire each other's MacBooks, lingering over flat-white coffees while indulging in the kind of wholesome treats that …
Sandwiches in Gastown & Chinatown

Say Hey Cafe

This corridor-like hole-in-the-wall eatery fuses a friendly hipster vibe with a menu of seriously satisfying, lovingly constructed submarine sandwiches. On toasted, sesame-studded buns, the selection ranges from top…