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Happy Tree House BBQ: Lively or Just Loud?

As I’ve mentioned on my previous post on Happy Tree House BBQ, this is a very busy spot where you can enjoy your bbq skewers in a super loud environment. It’s a combination of the tvs that they have blaring and the open nature of their floor plan which seems to encourage patrons to yell at the top of their lungs just so that the others at the table can hear over the din.
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Sal Y Limón(Vancouver): Tacos in Vancouver

I’ve been looking forward to trying Sal y Limón in Vancouver for quite some time. Literally translated to “salt and lemon”, I think it’s been all of the pictures of their tacos in social media that’s been driving my obsession. And as with most obsessions, I might have hyped myself a bit too much.
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Varadero Cafe: Cuban Food on the Drive

Ever since our visit to Pambiche in Portland a couple of years ago, we’ve been searching for a good Cuban restaurant in Vancouver. The problem is that the extent of most Cuban dishes here is usually just a Cuban sandwich. Sure, there’s a few good Latin restaurants here… but nothing that is decidedly as good as the food that we had at Pambiche.
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Fable Diner: Modern Diner in Mt. Pleasant

Fable Diner is a modern take on the diner concept brought to you by the same people who brought you Fable Kitchen on West 4th. Walking into this location at the corner of Main and Broadway, there’s no denying that the appearance harkens back to the diner vibe, complete with booths with old-school countertops.
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Chosun Korean BBQ: Japanese and Korean Set Meals

Chosun is a restaurant that seems to have been around for years. Located in Vancouver along the busy Kingsway corridor, one of the things that we enjoy about this restaurant is that they offer both Korean and Japanese dishes.
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Chong’s Restaurant: Inexpensive Dim Sum

Walking into Chong’s Restaurant on Kingsway is like taking a step into the past… complete with glass blocks accents at the entrance (this is one 80’s design trend that I hope doesn’t make a comeback).
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Ebisu (Broadway): Royale Boat Dinner

Ebisu (and their sister Kamei restaurants) has been around Vancouver for quite some time and this particular location, despite being tucked away from the bustling Broadway corridor, is still quite busy. The interior is fairly large but the tables are arranged in a cozy layout and the windows along West 8th gives you a nice view of the north shore mountain range.
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Gyu-Kaku (Broadway): Japanese Yakiniku House

Gyu-Kaku has been on my radar for quite some time but we’ve only just managed to visit this place in late November. Gyu-Kaku is a chain of Japanese yakiniku houses which specializes in self-grilled meats that the diner cooks at the table. Generally, you see this much more prevalent in Korean cuisine so it’s nice to try this Japanese version.
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Crab Park Chowdery: Clam Chowder and Grilled Cheese

It was a dark and stormy night in late November when I first visited Crab Park Chowdery. Located in the heart of Gastown (about a 10 minute walk to Crab Park), this place has been on my radar for quite some time. I mean, who doesn’t like chowder?
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Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House: AYCE Korean and Japanese

Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House is known for their All-You-Can-Eat menu. Located on the 2nd floor of a building at Granville and West 14th, Kyo occupies the former Shabusen Yakiniku location (also known for AYCE).
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Popina Canteen: High-End Fast-Food at Granville Island

Popina Canteen “popped” up on my radar earlier this year when I saw pictures of lobster rolls and seafood trays show up in my social media feeds. Lobster roll in Vancouver? Yes, please!
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Temaki Sushi: Chef’s Sashimi

While Temaki Sushi has been around since 2003, it really hasn’t been on my radar until just recently (I suppose the overabundance of sushi restaurants in Vancouver is partly to blame).
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