When you’re away from home, finding a restaurant that reminds you of your hometown could be nice. We have researched and included GEC residents voted top 25 go-to restaurants within 20 mins walk from BCIT Downtown Campus, and hope those restaurants will give you a little piece of your homeland or an experience of different good quality cuisine.
✨Tasty Indian Bistro, $$$ (Yaletown, 1261 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6K3)
Probably the best traditional Indian cuisine you can find in Vancouver, it offers reasonable price with all traditional crafted dishes in a modern environment. This restaurant will defiantly take you for a nice mentor trip to India.
✨RV’s Butter Kitchen, $$ (1355 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W7)
This restaurant is probably the best value for Indian food you can find in Downtown Vancouver. It’s a great option if you need an immediate fix on craving for Indian cuisine.
Where to start? There are tons of good Japanese restaurants near BCIT downtown campus, and it’s a heaven for people who enjoys Japanese cuisine! To save some space for other cuisines we will list few good options with hyperlinks for you to explore.
✨Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba, $$ (551 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6)
Airy, contemporary Japanese eatery serving soupless ramen noodles with creative toppings.
✨Tendon Kohaku, $$, (840 Howe St #190, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L2)
The go to place if you love Japanese Tempura!
✨Miku, $$$$, (200 Granville St #70, Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4)
High-end sushi restaurant, arguably the best Oshi/ torched sushi you can find in Vancouver.
✨Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, $$$, (888 Nelson St g3, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H1)
The best Japanese BBQ you can find in Vancouver.
✨Ramen Danbo, $$, (1333 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C6)
The most popular Japanese ramen in Vancouver, there’s always line up! Traditional standard taste of Japanese ramen with reasonable price.
In Vancouver, almost 30% of the population are Chinese. And yes! we have some amazing restaurants to share that taste aesthetically around BCIT downtown campus!
✨T&T Supermarket, $$, (179 Keefer Pl, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L2)
T&T supermarket offers the most affordable good quality Chinese dishes you can find in Vancouver. Whether you are craving Cantonese style BBQ or traditional Chinese home cook food, you can always find it at T&T.
✨Chinatown BBQ, $$, (130 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T3)
Traditional Chinese/Cantonese BBQ & family-style dishes, GEC team’s most favorite Chinese BBQ!
✨Dinesty Dumpling House, $$, (1719 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C9)
Love Chinese dumplings? This is the place you must visit.
Most Vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver offers variety ranges of dishes with budget friendly options including; Banh Mi, Pho, Spring Rolls and more. Here are few restaurants has 4.5+ reviews on Google:
✨Viet Sub, $, (520 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2B7)
Snug, simple counter serve offering Vietnamese subs, beef noodle soups & rice dishes.
✨Pholicious Vietnamese Restaurant, $ (430 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6)
Pho & other classic Vietnamese fare is offered with coffee & smoothies in a casual storefront space.
✨Pho Khanh Express, $, (910 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1M7)
You should never miss the spring roll that are crispy with rich texture!
Similar as Japanese restaurant, there are tons of worth mention Italian restaurants near BCIT downtown campus. We have listed few top restaurants has 4.2+ reviews on Google:
✨Tutto Restaurant & Bar, $$, (901 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W6)
Informal locale featuring traditional Italian cuisine, plus cocktails & happy hours with oysters.
✨Café II Nido, $$, (780 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1V8)
Traditional Italian fare with modern flair served in a warm dining room or romantic courtyard patio.
✨Italian Kitchen, $$$ (860 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X9)
Hot spot with a long marble bar, serving inventive Italian regional dishes.
✨Per Se Social Corner, $$, (891 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W2)
Innovative Italian cuisine & Spanish tapas, plus gelato & craft cocktails in a contemporary setting.
✨The Parlour, $$, (1011 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4)
Casually stylish setup for craft cocktails & beers plus pizza, small plates & sandwiches.
✨The Pawn Shop YVR Taco Bar, $$ (1117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M1)
A Taco & tequila bar that combines alcohol into its entire food menu
✨La Loteria, Mexican Street Food, $$ (1011 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4)
The restaurant offers traditional Mexican food with the freshest and exotic exported ingredients with homemade recipes.
✨La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop, $$ (586 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B6)
Traditional Mexican food made using British Columbia’s local, organic and sustainable products when possible.
✨Nuba in Yaletown, $$, (508 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3N9)
Very popular LeBanese eatery with many vegetarian & vegan options.
✨Arabesque Café & Bakery, $$, (1039 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4)
The most authentic Arabic or Syrian food you can find in Downtown Vancouver.
✨Mr. Greek Donair Town, $, (1173 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M1)
GEC team’s most favorite middle eastern restaurant. Excellent value for its good quality and delicious dishes!
✨Manoush’eh, $ (620 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G5)
Probably the best Syrian restaurant you can find in Vancouver, offers freshly baked manousheh with a topping of zaatar.
Have other suggestions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will add your favorites onto the list!
We hope that the restaurants mentioned above could offer you an authentic taste and a taste of home, or even, the cuisine there could ease a bit of your homesickness! If you are not studying around downtown Vancouver, no worries! We also recommend some authentic food shops around other major campuses at the link below: