18th Annual 2015 Golden Plates Readers Choice Awards – Georgia Straight 


  

Happy Wednesday great foodie friends, here is the 18th Annual readers choice awards brought to us from the Georgia Straight and really ulitmately you the readers. 

Enjoy and use this list next time you are wondering where to head out for a great meal!

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GOLDEN PLATES WINNERS

Best restaurant overall

  1. Chambar Restaurant568 Beatty
  2. Hawksworth Restaurant801 W. Georgia
  3. Vij’s1480 W. 11th

Best fine dining

  1. Hawksworth Restaurant801 W. Georgia
  2. Chambar Restaurant568 Beatty
  3. Bishop’s2183 W. 4th
  4. Le Crocodile100–909 Burrard

Best mid-price restaurant

  1. Fable1944 W. 4th
  2. Les Faux Bourgeois663 E. 15th
  3. BurgooVarious locations

Best budget restaurant

  1. White SpotVarious locations
  2. La TaqueriaVarious locations
  3. Hawker’s Delight4127 Main St

Best hotel restaurant

  1. Hawksworth Restaurant801 W. Georgia
  2. YEW seafood + bar791 W. Georgia
  3. Tableau Bar Bistro1181 Melville

Best hotel café

  1. Bel Cafe801 W. Georgia
  2. giovane café + wine bar1038 Canada Place
  3. Café Pacifica300–999 Canada Place

Best casino for eats

  1. River Rock Casino8811 River Rd., Richmond
  2. Hard Rock Casino Vancouver2080 United Blvd., Richmond
  3. Edgewater Casino311-750 Pacific Blvd. S.

Best view restaurant

  1. The Boathouse RestaurantVarious locations
  2. Seasons in the ParkQueen Elizabeth Park (West 33rd Avenue at Cambie Street)
  3. Cactus Club CafeVarious locations
  4. Salmon House on the Hill2229 Folkestone Way, West Van

Best restaurant atmosphere

  1. Chambar Restaurant568 Beatty
  2. Cactus Club CafeVarious locations
  3. Alibi Room157 Alexander

Best restaurant service

  1. Hawksworth Restaurant801 W. Georgia
  2. Bishop’s2183 W. 4th
  3. YEW seafood + bar791 W. Georgia

Best use of local ingredients

  1. Fable1944 W. 4th
  2. Forage1300 Robson
  3. Farmer’s Apprentice1535 W. 6th
  4. Edible Canada1596 Johnston, Granville Island

Best restaurant for a working lunch

  1. Tableau Bar Bistro1181 Melville
  2. Cactus Club CafeVarious locations
  3. Meat & BreadVarious locations

Most romantic restaurant

  1. Seasons in the ParkQueen Elizabeth Park (West 33rd Avenue at Cambie Street)
  2. Chambar Restaurant568 Beatty
  3. The Teahouse7501 Stanley Park Dr.

Best place for food on campus

  1. Mahony & Sons Public HouseVarious locations
  2. Pie R Squared6138 Student Union Blvd., UBC
  3. The Delly6138 Student Union Blvd., UBC

Best chain restaurant

  1. Cactus Club CafeVarious locations
  2. Earls RestaurantVarious locations
  3. White SpotVarious locations

Best eatery with live entertainment

  1. East is EastVarious locations
  2. Federico’s Supper Club1728 Commercial
  3. Libra Room1608 Commercial

Best pre-theatre restaurant

  1. Chambar Restaurant568 Beatty
  2. Homer St. Cafe and Bar898 Homer
  3. Cibo Trattoria900 Seymour
  4. West2881 Granville

Best restaurant for watching the game

  1. Boston PizzaVarious locations
  2. Earls RestaurantVarious locations
  3. The Pint455 Abbott

Best restaurant for a birthday celebration

  1. Cactus Club CafeVarious locations
  2. Keg Steakhouse & BarVarious locations
  3. Red RobinVarious locations

Restaurant with the hottest staff/servers

  1. Cactus Club CafeVarious locations
  2. Earls RestaurantVarious locations
  3. Joey RestaurantsVarious locations

Best restaurant patio

  1. Dockside1253 Johnston, Granville Island
  2. Tap & Barrel RestaurantVarious locations
  3. Cactus Club CafeVarious locations

Best all-you-can-eat restaurant

  1. Shabusen Yakiniku House202-755 Burrard
  2. River Rock Casino8811 River Rd., Richmond
  3. Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant201–1128 W. Broadway

Best hole-in-the-wall

  1. Bon’s Off Broadway2451 Nanaimo
  2. Hawker’s Delight4127 Main St
  3. Peaceful RestaurantVarious locations

Best food truck

  1. TacofinoVarious locations
  2. Mom’s Grilled CheeseMobile locations
  3. Vij’s1480 W. 11th

Best food court

  1. Metropolis at Metrotown4700 Kingsway
  2. Pacific Centre701 W. Georgia
  3. Richmond Centre6551 No 3 Rd., Richmond

Best takeout/delivery

  1. NoodleboxVarious locations
  2. PanagoVarious locations
  3. Peaceful RestaurantVarious locations

Best bread bakery

  1. Terra BreadsVarious locations
  2. Cobs BreadVarious locations
  3. Purebread159 W. Hastings

Best specialty food store

  1. Whole Foods MarketVarious locations
  2. The Gourmet Warehouse1340 E. Hastings
  3. Bosa FoodsVarious locations

Best picnic supplier

  1. Whole Foods MarketVarious locations
  2. The Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen540 Beatty
  3. Oyama Sausage Company126–1689 Johnston, Granville Island

Best deli

  1. Oyama Sausage Company126–1689 Johnston, Granville Island
  2. Santa Barbara Market1322 Commercial
  3. La Grotta Del Formaggio1791 Commercial

Best seafood store

  1. The Daily Catch Seafood CompanyVarious locations
  2. The Fish Counter3825 Main
  3. 7 Seas Fish Co.Various locations

Best grocery store café

  1. Whole Foods MarketVarious locations
  2. Urban FareVarious locations
  3. Le Marché St. George4393 St. George
  4. Meinhardt Fine Foods3002 Granville

Best cooking store

  1. Ming WoVarious locations
  2. The Gourmet Warehouse1340 E. Hastings
  3. CookworksVarious locations

Best new restaurant

  1. Ask for Luigi305 Alexander
  2. Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar845 Burrard
  3. Nomad3950 Main
  4. Blacktail Restaurant + Lounge200–332 Water
  5. Farmer’s Apprentice1535 W. 6th

Best new restaurant outside Vancouver

  1. My Shanti15869 Croydon Drive, Surrey
  2. Wolf in the Fog150 Fourth St., Tofino
  3. Kazu Japanese Restaurant (Burnaby)4332 Hastings St., Burnaby
  4. Wooden Spoon (White Rock)15171 Russell Ave., White Rock

Best Burnaby restaurant

  1. The Pear Tree Restaurant4120 E. Hastings St., Burnaby
  2. Anton’s Pasta Bar4260 East Hastings St., Burnaby
  3. Horizons100 Centennial Way, Burnaby

Best North Shore restaurant

  1. Beach House at Dundarave Pier150 25th St., West Van
  2. Salmon House on the Hill2229 Folkestone Way, West Van
  3. Arms Reach Bistro4390 Gallant Ave., North Van
  4. Fishworks91 Lonsdale Ave., North Van
  5. Burgoo3 Lonsdale Ave., North Van

Best Richmond restaurant

  1. Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant140-3866 Bayview St., Richmond
  2. Gudrun150–3500 Moncton St., Steveston
  3. Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant102–4940 No. 3 Rd., Richmond

Best Surrey, Delta, White Rock, and Langley restaurant

  1. My Shanti15869 Croydon Drive, Surrey
  2. Tap Restaurant15350 34 Ave., Surrey
  3. Central City Brew Pub + Restaurant13450 102nd Ave., Surrey

Best New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam restaurant

  1. Wild Rice122–810 Quayside Dr., New West
  2. Longtail Kitchen116-810 Quayside Dr., New West
  3. Re-Up BBQ114–810 Quayside Dr., New West

Best Whistler restaurant

  1. Araxi Restaurant + Bar4222 Village Square, Whistler
  2. Bearfoot Bistro4121 Village Green, Whistler
  3. RimRock Cafe2117 Whistler Rd., Whistler

Best African

  1. Simba’s Grill825 Denman
  2. Harambe Ethiopian Restaurant2149 Commercial Dr.
  3. Red Sea Café and Restaurant670 E. Broadway

Best Chinese (Shanghainese + northern style)

  1. Peaceful RestaurantVarious locations
  2. Shanghai River7831 Westminster Hwy., Richmond
  3. Lin Chinese Cuisine and Tea House1537 W. Broadway

Best Continental

  1. Le Crocodile100–909 Burrard
  2. Tableau Bar Bistro1181 Melville
  3. Homer St. Cafe and Bar898 Homer

Best Philippine

  1. Pinpin Restaurant6113 Fraser
  2. Max’s Restaurant3546 Kingsway
  3. Goldilocks BakeshopVarious locations

Best French

  1. Le Crocodile100–909 Burrard
  2. Les Faux Bourgeois663 E. 15th
  3. L’Abattoir217 Carrall
  4. Tableau Bar Bistro1181 Melville

Best German

  1. Vancouver Alpen Club4875 Victoria
  2. Bestie105 E. Pender
  3. Jägerhof71 Lonsdale Avenue, North Van

Best Greek

  1. Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek TavernaVarious locations
  2. Kalamata Greek Taverna1481 W. Broadway
  3. Takis’ Taverna1106 Davie

Best North Indian

  1. Vij’s1480 W. 11th
  2. Raga Restaurant1177 W. Broadway
  3. Indian Oven2006 W. 4th

Best South Indian

  1. House of Dosas1391 Kingsway
  2. Chutney Villa147 E. Broadway
  3. Madras Dosa House5656 Fraser

Best Italian

  1. Ask for Luigi305 Alexander
  2. Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca1133 and 1129 Hamilton St. 
  3. La Quercia3689 W. 4th

Best Japanese

  1. Tojo’s1133 W. Broadway
  2. Miku Restaurant70–200 Granville
  3. GuuVarious locations

Best Korean

  1. Damso Modern Korean Cuisine867 Denman
  2. Sura Korean Royal CuisineVarious locations
  3. Jang Mo JibVarious locations

Best Latin American

  1. Baru Latino Restaurante2535 Alma
  2. Chicha136 E. Broadway
  3. Cuchillo261 Powell

Best Caribbean

  1. The ReefVarious locations
  2. Calabash Bistro428 Carrall
  3. Havana1212 Commercial

Best Lebanese

  1. Nuba Restaurant and Café NubaVarious locations
  2. Jamjar2280 Commercial Dr.
  3. Saj&Co813 Davie St.

Best Malaysian

  1. Banana LeafVarious locations
  2. Kaya Malay Bistro1063 W. Broadway
  3. Tamarind HillVarious locations
  4. TropikaVarious locations

Best Mediterranean

  1. Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca1133 and 1129 Hamilton St. 
  2. ProvenceVarious locations
  3. Nuba Restaurant and Café NubaVarious locations

Best Mexican

  1. Las Margaritas Restaurante y Cantina1999 W. 4th
  2. La TaqueriaVarious locations
  3. La Mezcalaria1622 Commercial

Best Middle Eastern

  1. Afghan Horsemen202-1833 Anderson, Granville Island
  2. Nuba Restaurant and Café NubaVarious locations
  3. East is EastVarious locations

Best Pacific Northwest

  1. Bishop’s2183 W. 4th
  2. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar1095 Hamilton
  3. West2881 Granville

Best Persian

  1. Cazba RestaurantVarious locations
  2. Afghan Horsemen202-1833 Anderson, Granville Island
  3. ZeitoonVarious locations

Best Portuguese

  1. Casa Verde3532 Commercial St.
  2. Nando’sVarious locations
  3. Chefe Daniel Flavours of Portugal2268 Kingsway
  4. Portuguese Club of Vancouver1144 Commercial

Best Spanish

  1. España1118 Denman
  2. The Sardine Can26 Powell
  3. Bin 941941 Davie

Best Thai

  1. Maenam1938 W. 4th
  2. Bob Likes Thai FoodVarious locations
  3. Green Basil Thai Restaurant4623 Kingsway, Burnaby

Best Singaporean

  1. Kaya Malay Bistro1063 W. Broadway
  2. Banana LeafVarious locations
  3. TropikaVarious locations

Best breakfast

  1. Café Medina780 Richards
  2. Yolk’s Restaurant & Commissary1298 East Hastings Street
  3. Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe2095 W. 4th

Best bagel

  1. Solly’s BagelryVarious locations
  2. Siegel’s BagelsVarious locations
  3. Rosemary RocksaltVarious locations

Best brunch

  1. Café Medina780 Richards
  2. Fable1944 W. 4th
  3. Yolk’s Restaurant & Commissary1298 East Hastings Street

Best appetizers

  1. Cactus Club CafeVarious locations
  2. Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar845 Burrard
  3. YEW seafood + bar791 W. Georgia

Best burger

  1. Romer’s Burger BarVarious locations
  2. Vera’s Burger ShackVarious locations
  3. White SpotVarious locations

Best veggie burger

  1. The Naam Restaurant2724 W. 4th
  2. White SpotVarious locations
  3. Vera’s Burger ShackVarious locations

Best comfort food

  1. BurgooVarious locations
  2. White SpotVarious locations
  3. The Naam Restaurant2724 W. 4th

Best pub food

  1. The Irish Heather Gastropub210 Carrall Street
  2. The Fat Badger1616 Alberni
  3. The Charles Bar136 W. Cordova

Best bistro

  1. Tableau Bar Bistro1181 Melville
  2. Bistro Pastis2153 W. 4th
  3. BurgooVarious locations

Best diner

  1. Lucy’s Eastside Diner2708 Main
  2. The Templeton1087 Granville
  3. Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe2095 W. 4th

Best tapas

  1. España1118 Denman
  2. The Sardine Can26 Powell
  3. Bin 941941 Davie

Best wings

  1. Wings Tap & GrillVarious locations
  2. Phnom Penh Restaurant244 E. Georgia
  3. Earls RestaurantVarious locations

Best barbecue

  1. Memphis Blues Barbeque HouseVarious locations
  2. Peckinpah2 Water
  3. Re-Up BBQ114–810 Quayside Dr., New West

Best poutine

  1. Fritz European Fry House718 Davie
  2. La Belle Patate1215 Davie
  3. Belgian Fries1885 Commercial

Best tacos

  1. La TaqueriaVarious locations
  2. TacofinoVarious locations
  3. Bandidas Taqueria2781 Commercial

Best fish and chips

  1. Go Fish1505 W. 1st
  2. The Fish Counter3825 Main
  3. Pajo’sVarious locations

Best fish/shellfish

  1. Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar1095 Hamilton
  2. Rodney’s Oyster HouseVarious locations
  3. YEW seafood + bar791 W. Georgia

Best pizza by the slice

  1. Flying Wedge PizzaVarious locations
  2. Uncle Fatih’s PizzaVarious locations
  3. FreshSliceVarious locations

Best pizza takeout/delivery

  1. PanagoVarious locations
  2. Pizzeria Farina915 Main
  3. Uncle Fatih’s PizzaVarious locations

Best pizzeria

  1. Nicli Antica Pizzeria62 E. Cordova
  2. Via Tevere1190 Victoria
  3. Pizzeria Farina915 Main
  4. Pizzeria Barbarella654 E. Broadway

Best chicken

  1. Homer St. Cafe and Bar898 Homer
  2. Nando’sVarious locations
  3. Zabu Chicken1635 Robson

Best sushi

  1. Miku Restaurant70–200 Granville
  2. Tojo’s1133 W. Broadway
  3. Toshi Sushi181 E. 16th

Best izakaya

  1. Hapa IzakayaVarious locations
  2. GuuVarious locations
  3. Kingyo Izakaya871 Denman

Best ramen

  1. Kintaro Ramen788 Denman
  2. Hokkaido Ramen Santouka1690 Robson
  3. Motomachi Shokudo740 Denman

Best noodles

  1. Peaceful RestaurantVarious locations
  2. NoodleboxVarious locations
  3. Legendary Noodle House1074 Denman

Best dim sum

  1. Sun Sui Wah Seafood RestaurantVarious locations
  2. Kirin Seafood RestaurantVarious locations
  3. Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant1132 E. Hastings

Best salads

  1. Cactus Club CafeVarious locations
  2. Tractor Everyday Healthy FoodsVarious locations
  3. Whole Foods MarketVarious locations

Best sandwiches

  1. Meat & BreadVarious locations
  2. Finch’s Tea & Coffee House353 W. Pender
  3. Hubbub Sandwich BlissVarious locations

Best soups

  1. liquids + solids café & marketVarious locations
  2. BurgooVarious locations
  3. The Stock Market1689 Johnston, Granville Island

Best wraps

  1. SteamrollersVarious locations
  2. The Pita PitVarious locations
  3. WrapZoneVarious locations
  4. Budgie’s Burritos44 Kingsway

Best vegetarian

  1. The Naam Restaurant2724 W. 4th
  2. The Acorn3995 Main
  3. Heirloom Vegetarian1509 W. 12th

Most vegan-friendly

  1. The Naam Restaurant2724 W. 4th
  2. The Acorn3995 Main
  3. Graze3980 Fraser

Best gluten-free dining

  1. The Wallflower Modern Diner2420 Main
  2. Graze3980 Fraser
  3. The Juice TruckVarious locations

Best desserts

  1. True ConfectionsVarious locations
  2. Thomas Haas Chocolates & PatisserieVarious locations
  3. Thierry1059 Alberni

Best ice cream/gelato/frozen yogurt

  1. Bella GelateriaVarious locations
  2. Earnest Ice Cream3992 Fraser
  3. Mario’s Gelati88 East 1st Avenue

Best chocolate shop

  1. Thomas Haas Chocolates & PatisserieVarious locations
  2. Purdy’s ChocolatesVarious locations
  3. Chocolate Arts1620 W. 3rd Ave.

Best doughnut shop

  1. Cartems Donuterie534 W. Pender St. 
  2. Lucky’s DoughnutsVarious locations
  3. Lee’s Donuts122–1689 Johnston, Granville Island

Best B.C. wine/winery (red)

  1. Burrowing Owl500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver
  2. Mission Hill Family Estate1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna
  3. Painted Rock400 Smythe Drive, Penticton

Best B.C. wine/winery (white)

  1. JoieFarm Winery2825 Naramata Road, Naramata
  2. Blasted Church378 Parsons Road, Okanagan Falls
  3. Mission Hill Family Estate1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna
  4. Tinhorn Creek32830 Tinhorn Creek Road, Oliver

Best winery/vineyard restaurant

  1. The Sonora Room, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver
  2. Miradoro Restaurant, Tinhorn Creek Winery537 Tinhorn Creek Road, Oliver
  3. Terrace Restaurant1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna

Best bar lounge

  1. The Keefer Bar135 Keefer
  2. Granville Room957 Granville
  3. Pourhouse162 Water

Best bartender

  1. Shaun Layton (L’Abattoir)
  2. Lauren Mote (Uva)
  3. Cooper Tardivel (Hawksworth)
  4. David Wolowidnyk (West)

Best restaurant for cocktails

  1. Pourhouse162 Water
  2. The Bimini Public House2010 W. 4th
  3. L’Abattoir217 Carrall
  4. The Diamond6 Powell

Best pub

  1. Alibi Room157 Alexander
  2. Doolin’s654 Nelson Street
  3. The Irish Heather Gastropub210 Carrall Street
  4. The Bimini Public House2010 W. 4th

Best brewpub restaurant

  1. Steamworks375 Water
  2. Yaletown Brewing Co.1111 Mainland Street
  3. Steel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall97 E. 2nd Ave.

Best university/college pub/lounge

  1. Koerner’s Pub6371 Crescent Rd., UBC
  2. Mahony & Sons Public HouseVarious locations
  3. The Pit Pub6138 Student Union Blvd., UBC

Best local distillery

  1. Odd Society Spirits1725 Powell Street
  2. Long Table Distillery1451 Hornby St.
  3. The Liberty Distillery1494 Old Bridge Rd., Granville Island

Best local brewery

  1. Granville Island Brewing1441 Cartwright St.
  2. Brassneck Brewery2148 Main Street
  3. Parallel 491950 Triumph Street

Best new brewery

  1. Brassneck Brewery2148 Main Street
  2. Strange Fellows Brewing1345 Clark Dr.
  3. 33 Acres15 W. 8th
  4. Main Street Brewing Company261 East 7th Avenue

Best brewery tasting room

  1. Brassneck Brewery2148 Main Street
  2. 33 Acres15 W. 8th
  3. Parallel 491950 Triumph Street

Best private wine store

  1. Liberty Wine MerchantsVarious locations
  2. Legacy Liquor Store1633 Manitoba
  3. Marquis Wine Cellars1034 Davie Street

Best private liquor store

  1. Legacy Liquor Store1633 Manitoba
  2. Granville Liquor Store2658 Granville Street
  3. The Brewery Creek Liquor Store3045 Main Street

Best private beer store

  1. The Brewery Creek Liquor Store3045 Main Street
  2. Legacy Liquor Store1633 Manitoba
  3. Granville Liquor Store2658 Granville Street

Best independent coffee shop

  1. Revolver Coffee325 Cambie Street
  2. 49th ParallelVarious locations
  3. Matchstick Coffee RoastersVarious locations

Best coffee shop (national chain)

  1. StarbucksVarious locations
  2. BlenzVarious locations
  3. Tim HortonsVarious locations

Best fair trade coffee shop

  1. Trees Organic Coffee & Roasting HouseVarious locations
  2. Revolver Coffee325 Cambie Street
  3. 49th ParallelVarious locations

Best tea house

  1. The Secret Garden Tea Company5559 West Boulevard
  2. DAVIDsTEAVarious locations
  3. The Urban Tea Merchant1070 W. Georgia

Best juice bar

  1. The Juice TruckVarious locations
  2. Jugo Juice
  3. The Juicery Co.Various locations
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