Cruise Ship Terminal - Vancouver Restaurants


Ben Z Noodle House (Part 2)

Ben Z Noodle House (map, 536 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-688-8385) offers tasty Vietnamese cuisine such as Pho noodle soup, spring rolls, salad rolls, curry, and meat skewers. It’s located in downtown Vancouver within walking distance of Canada Place, the Pan Pacific Hotel, and Vancouver ‘s cruise ship terminal. It’s also close to the Granville Street Skytrain station and the Four Seasons Hotel. The restaurant’s menu has lots of pictures, making ordering easy even for those who are not so familiar with Vietnamese cuisine. The atmosphere is casual and the service is quite efficient. Prices are reasonable with most dishes under $10.

See Part 1 for more photos and info.

Vietnamese dinner - bbq meatballs, spring rolls, salad rolls, vermicelli noodles, and peanut. Yum!
Combo A (around $9.95) – Vietnamese Spring Rolls and Salad Roll, Vermicelli noodles, and Vietnamese BBQ meat balls.

9,834 views - Posted Friday, April 11th, 2008


Cardero’s Restaurant (Downtown)

Cardero’s Restaurant (web site, 1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-669-7666) is an upscale destination for seafood, steaks, wok dishes, and pizza. It’s a generously sized restaurant that sits out on a pier in the Coal Harbour marina, with great waterfront and dock-side views. This is an impressive place to entertain visitors to Vancouver, have a fancy business lunch, or even enjoy a romantic dinner with live music later in the evening.

Cardero’s restaurant is about a 10-15 minute walk along the Coal Harbor waterfront from the Vancouver Convention Center downtown (Canada Place) as well as the downtown business district. It’s also really close to the Westin Bayshore Hotel.

Pictured below are the Fishermen’s Platter (2 fresh oysters, 2 jumbo prawns, 2 slices albacore tuna, 2 slices seared rare ahi tuna, and seaweed salad for $18.95), and the 10oz New York Steak (grilled, seasoned, with pink peppercorn sauce $28.95) to which I added a 1/2 dozen bistro prawns for $5.95.

Fishermen's Platter (prawns, albacore tuna, ahi tuna, seaweed salad, and oyster), $18.95
Fishermen’s Platter (prawns, albacore tuna, ahi tuna, seaweed salad, and oyster), $18.95

Fishermen's Platter (Raw Oysters)
Another view of the same Fishermen’s Platter (Raw Oysters, and various sauces and garnishes such as dijon mustard, wasabi, and pickled ginger)

10oz New York Steak with Bistro Prawns
10oz New York Steak with Bistro Prawns ($28.95 plus $5.95 extra for the prawns)

38,850 views - Posted Wednesday, March 5th, 2008


Ben.z Noodle Restaurant (Vietnamese)

Ben.z Noodle Restaurant (536 Seymour Street, 604-688-8385) is a recently opened Vietnamese restaurant that is within walking distance of the Waterfront skytrain station, Canada Place convention center and cruise ship terminal downtown. The menu is very friendly even to newcomers to this delicious cuisine, with only a few main choices and lots of pictures.

The Vietnamese Salad Rolls ($5.25, pictured below) are one of my favorite items: prawns, vermicelli noodles, and vegetables are wrapped in a delicate rice wrapper, served cold with peanut dipping sauce. The beef pho soup (reasonably priced at $7.75, also pictured below) is a huge bowl filled with various kinds of meats and noodles in a steaming broth.

This is comfort food at its best and is perfect for a rainy Vancouver day. The soup is served with a side plate of bean sprouts, fresh herbs, hot peppers, and a couple slices of lime (also pictured below).

Vietnamese Salad Rolls

Pho Vietnamese Soup

Bean sprouts and garnish

15,625 views - Posted Saturday, October 20th, 2007