Top 10 Restaurants near UBC Vancouver Campus [2023]

October 18, 2022   |   4 Min. Read

When you’re away from home for the first time, it’s natural to miss the food and culture of your homeland. But don’t worry – we have researched and included GEC residents voted top 10 restaurants that will give you a taste of home near UBC. From Indian spices to German pastries, these stores have everything you need to satisfy your cravings. So next time you feel homesick, head to one of these delicious destinations and indulge in some familiar flavours. Enjoy!

Middle Eastern Restaurants near UBC Vancouver Campus

the picture on the left is Jamjar Canteen and the right is Donair Town. Both restaurant give Mexican students a taste of home

Jamjar Canteen, $$ (6035 University Blvd, Vancouver BC V6T0C5)

Jamjar Canteen is food from Lebanon, made simple! Their fresh, healthy and fast food is 100% halal, and we have a great selection of vegan and gluten-free options. So whether you’re looking for a delicious meal to fuel your day or a quick snack to keep you going, Jamjar Canteen has you covered.

Donair Town, $ (5728 University Blvd Ste 811, Vancouver BC V6T1K6)

Looking for a delicious donair that won’t leave you feeling hungry? Look no further than Donair Town! Their donairs are massive and packed full of juicy goodness.

Chinese Restaurants near UBC Vancouver Campus

the picture on the left is Sesame and the right is Want want hot & spicy house. Both restaurant give Chinese students a taste of home

Sesame, $$ (6111 University Blvd #103, Vancouver, BC V6T 0C7)

Looking for a delicious and nutritious way to boost your energy? Then check out Sesame! Their recipes are inspired by Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine, so you know they’ll be packed with flavor. Plus, they only use fresh ingredients to make their dishes, so you can be sure you’re getting the most nourishing meal possible. And their prices are fair, so you won’t have to break the bank to eat well.

Want Want Hot & Spicy House, $$, (5728 University Blvd B1, Vancouver, BC V6T 1K6)

Are you looking for a delicious and spicy meal? Look no further than Want Want Hot Spicy House! They specialize in Hot Spicy Pot and Dry Hot Pot; They’ve been serving up mouths watering dishes since 2008. Their bone broth is cooked the traditional way, making it healthy and delicious, and their special sauce is simmered for hours to perfection, making our Dry Hot Pot the best dish in our store.

Canadian Restaurants near UBC Vancouver Campus

the picture on the left is The Point and the right is Sage. Both restaurant give Canadian students a taste of home

The Point, $$, (2205 Lower Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4)

Introducing The Point – your new favorite spot for comfort food and weekend brunch. Their menu features classic dishes (Chicken & Waffles or Breakfast Poutine!) along with fresh salads and pasta, and of course, they have some of the best desserts on campus! Happy Hour is from 3-6 pm every day, so come by and relax with a few drinks.

Sage, $$, (University Centre, 6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2)

Looking for a restaurant with a view? Sage, located in the old faculty club of UBC, offers stunning views of the grounds and distant mountains. Enjoy a delicious lunch while taking in the natural beauty of Vancouver. Their menu features fresh, local ingredients expertly prepared by our talented chefs. We highly recommend the grilled romaine salad with shrimp, tomatoes and focaccia bread – it’s delicious!

Japanese Restaurants near UBC Vancouver Campus

the picture on the left is Ryuu Japanese Kitchen and the right is Miyamae Sushi. Both restaurant give Japanese students a taste of home

Ryuu Japanese Kitchen UBC, $$, (5980 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3)

Ryuu Japanese Kitchen UBC is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious and authentic Japanese meal. They offer a variety of Japanese dishes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Miyamae Sushi, $ (5726 University Blvd, Vancouver BC V6T 1K6)

Looking for a delicious Japanese meal that won’t break the bank? Then head on over to Miyamae Sushi! Their menu features all your favorite Japanese dishes, from sushi and tempura to fish and rice. Their fast and friendly service means you’ll be in and out in no time.

Vietnamese Restaurants near UBC Vancouver Campus

the picture on the left is Pho with us and the right is Gold Train Express. Both restaurant give Vietnamese students a taste of home

Pho with us, $$, (2192 Western Pkwy, Vancouver, BC V6T 1V6)

Looking for a delicious and authentic pho restaurant? Look no further than Pho with us! A family-run restaurant serves the best Pho in town, made with only the freshest ingredients. If you haven’t been to Pho with us yet, now is the perfect time to come check them out.

Gold Train Express, $, (W 10 Ave, 4530 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6R 2J1)

Their subs are mouth-watering and sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Plus, their service is top-notch, and they make sure your food is packaged perfectly for take-out. So next time you’re in the mood for some delicious Vietnamese cuisine, stop by Gold Train Express!

Apart from the restaurants recommendations above, we have also prepared some restaurants that could give you a taste of home or just an authentic bite of that local cuisine. Have other suggestions? Email us at, and we will add your favorite restaurants to the list!

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