Guest post by Melissa Breker, giving us the Vancouver restaurant scoop.
Since moving into the Cedar Cottage neighbourhood in East Vancouver six years ago, it has been my mission to sample as many of the diverse restaurants along the Kingsway corridor as possible. I must admit we have some of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver, but we also have some amazing family-friendly, French, Japanese and Indian restaurants – all between Fraser and Knight Streets.
Vancouver Restaurant Picks: Kingsway Corridor
With so many great restaurants, I want to share my top ten Vancouver restaurant picks and split my review in two articles. This article covers restaurants from Perry Street to Inverness Street along Kingsway.
1625 Kingsway, Vancouver
Starting at the corner of Kingsway and Perry Street, just across the road from Famous Foods, Pho Thai Hoa Vietnamese restaurant has a diverse menu and pho that is outstanding. In fact, Vancouver magazine ranked it silver in the Vietnamese Restaurant Category this year. Although
the interior of this Vancouver restaurant isn’t much to look at, the pho is outstanding. I like to order the medium rare beef noodle soup served fresh with basil, fresh bean sprouts, hot chili and lime. The broth is a perfect combination of flavours. On a fresh fall day, this soup will warm you up.
1391 Kingsway, Vancouver
Moving further down Kingsway, at the busy intersection of Knight and Kingsway, House of Dosas is an established Cedar Cottage eating institution. The dosas are made from a batter of chick peas and lentils and folded like a French crepe. Open 24 hours and with daily specials, you can enjoy a variety of meat and vegetable curries (and catch up on your cricket) at this Vancouver restaurant. My kids like to share an egg dosa and love the Roti bread. For those of you afraid of spices, you can request a mild version of any of the menu items.
1385 Kingsway, Vancouver
A recent addition on Kingsway, Falafel Maison has Middle Eastern falafels, shawarmas and my favourite hummus in the whole of Vancouver. The roasted chicken shawarma is moist and tangy, and comes with tabouleh, hummus and pita. The restaurant is quite small and not licensed, so we often will walk over to pick up dinner.
1284 Kingsway, Vancouver
Just across the road at Kingsway and Clark Drive, Sushi Bay is fast becoming a Cedar Cottage favourite. The rolls are fresh, the service is great and they have a kid’s sushi combination that comes with California Roll, Kappa Roll and a Tamago Roll. In addition to the regular sushi rolls, we often order “Salmon Legs on Stage” which combines crab meat and salmon tempura.
1246 Kingsway, Vancouver
One of my favourite restaurants is Hai Phong. The interior of this Vancouver restaurant is bright and clean and the service is prompt and helpful. Along with the standard pho, one of my favourite dishes is the chicken wings, deep fried with chillies and garlic. They disappear fast when they arrive at our table.
In my next article, I’ll be sharing more of my Vancouver restaurant picks, as we travel westward along Kingsway. What about you? What’s your experience eating along Kingsway – or in your own Vancouver neighbourhood?
Melissa Breker is a Content Strategist and copy writer with Fresh Spark Strategies. With a strong background in writing, editing and marketing, she likes to create engaging web content that connects the right words with the right audience. When she’s not at her laptop, she is chasing after her two girls, playing pool or reading a good book.