What Ex­actly Is a Neigh­bour­hood Restau­rant?

Vancouver Magazine - - Restaurant Awards -

When this cat­e­gory was dreamed up ve years ago, the idea was never that it would rec­og­nize the “best” restau­rant in a given ju­ris­dic­tion. In­stead, it would cel­e­brate the lo­cal haunts that are so vi­tal to a neigh­bour­hood and yet so rarely rec­og­nized in ma­jor awards cat­e­gories. There were rules drawn up to re­in­force this: no chains, no brand-new spots, and if it’s im­pos­si­ble to sim­ply walk in—sorry, Kissa Tanto—it’s out of luck. The goal is to get places that o­er great food, but, more im­por­tantly, also o­er an in­sight into the lo­cals who live in that neigh­bour­hood.

NORTH SHORE

Ter­roir Kitchen 1 2232 Marine Dr., West Van­cou­ver 2 Swad 1734 Marine Dr., West Van­cou­ver 3 Feast 2423 Marine Dr., West Van­cou­ver Maru Korean Bistro 4 125 2nd St. E, North Van­cou­ver Zen Ja­panese 5 101-2232 Marine Dr., West Van­cou­ver

WEST END

1 Nook 781 Den­man St. 2 Kingyo 871 Den­man St. 3 Maru­tama 780 Bidwell St. 4 Amici Miei 1114 Den­man St. 5 Damso 867 Den­man St.

YALE­TOWN

1 Provence Mari­na­side 1177 Mari­na­side Cres. 2 Bistro Sakana 1123 Main­land St. Homer Street Cafe and Bar 3 898 Homer St. House Spe­cial 1269 Hamil­ton St. 4 WildTale 1079 Main­land St. 5

DOWN­TOWN

1 Ci­nara 350 W Pen­der St. 2 Royal Dinette 905 Dun­smuir St. 3 Tableau Bar Bistro 1181 Melville St. 4 Café Med­ina 780 Richards St. 5 Her­itage Asian Eatery 1108 W Pen­der St.

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