As a city with a diverse population, Vancouver’s dining scene ranges from classic Westcoast cuisine, seafood joints around the famed seawall, exotic dining in neighbourhoods and bakeries that can be smelled from blocks away. Whether you are going for aesthetics or dishes you’ve never heard of before, there’s no shortage of dining selections in the city, but there are a few spots that are as unique as the people living here. 

H Tasting Lounge – This seaside restaurant offers beautiful plates that can be enjoyed in one of their themed outdoor domes. Elevate your dining experience by going to their afternoon tea where you can indulge on sweet and savoury bites served on a golden Ferris wheel.

Glowbal – This luxurious restaurant offers plenty of photo opportunities while dining on West Coast fare. Installations include an oversized mirror with dramatic floral backdrops, lush greenery and florals, vibrant patterned fabrics and birdcage booths surrounded by foliage and ambient lights.

Dark Table – Embrace the darkness at this restaurant and let your other senses intensify. In this environment, the non-sighted servers guide the sighted, offering an unforgettable experience into the unknown. 

Sushi Aboard – This Japanese restaurant makes fresh sushi delivered by a conveyer train connecting your table to the kitchen.

Hello Nori – Pull up a chair in this 24-seater architectural space and enjoy a fresh hand roll prepared right in front of your eyes.

Octopus Garden – Although unassuming from the outside, this restaurant transports you to a small shop in Japan with many references to the culture and octopi. Feast on their omakase – a meal consisting of dishes specially selected and made by the chef.

Collective Goods – Visit this part grocery, part wine shop and part bistro establishment to get your Parisian fix in store and to take home.