Davie Street - Vancouver Restaurants


Nuba Restaurant (Seymour Street, Downtown)

Nuba Restaurant (web site, 1206 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 778-371-3266, at Davie and Seymour) is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant downtown that serves delicious Lebanese food at reasonable prices. This restaurant serves many vegan and vegetarian dishes, as well as a few selections with meat. Nuba has another downtown location at 322 West Hastings (phone: 604-688-1655).

I enjoyed the Najib’s Special plate (pictured below, $9.29) which featured some wonderful crispy cauliflower served with roast potatoes, hummus, salad and pita. I could have ordered rice instead of the roast potatoes, but the potatoes were a good choice. I also had the Baklava for a sweet dessert ($2.62, not pictured).

paekakariki writes on DineHere.ca (click here to read review):

We love Nuba for healthy fast well priced food. The garden falafel is really tasty with avocado and their homemade pickle. The vegetarian appetizer plate is a great sampler of all their goodies. I love the flavour of the lentil/rice/avocado dish, the crispy cauliflower is amazing and the mushrooms are great!

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18,892 views - Posted Saturday, July 5th, 2008


Shanghai 1949 Chinese Restaurant (West End)

Shanghai 1949 (facebook, 1215 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone 604-699-8878) is a modern Chinese bistro located in Vancouver’s downtown West End neighborhood. It was almost 10pm on a warm Monday evening and I happened to be meandering around downtown with a friend, taking in the sights and sounds of citizens at leisure (the next day being Canada Day). The modern decor of this restaurant always intrigued me and we decided to pop in for a quick bite.

The 1949 Spring Rolls ($4.00, pictured below) were quite frankly the best spring rolls I have ever had. I believe they were made with pork, and were incredibly juicy.

The restaurant was all out of Cod fish, but instead the chef prepared a special Malaysian-inspired spicy Tai (snapper) fish, which was bursting with flavor and was quite a generous portion ($12, also pictured below). We also ordered a plate of steamed white rice ($2). Not bad for a late night snack, and I’ll definitely be back to try some of their other selections.

Spring Rolls from Shanghai 1949 Chinese Restaurant ($4.00)

(above) Spring Rolls from Shanghai 1949 Chinese Restaurant ($4.00)

Chef's special Tai fish (also known as Snapper, $12)

(above) Chef’s special Tai fish (also known as Snapper, $12) from Shanghai 1949 Restaurant in downtown Vancouver.

15,531 views - Posted Tuesday, July 1st, 2008


Hon Jin Japanese Restaurant (part 4)

I made another visit to Honjin Sushi Japanese Restaurant (menu, map, 138 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-688-8808), one of my favorite places for a sushi lunch in downtown Vancouver.

Pictured below are the Ebi Sunomono Salad, Tuna and Salmon Sashimi, Pan Fried Gyoza, Sunshine Roll, and Yam Tempura.

Our total bill came out to $20 per person including tax and tip (including some items not pictured). View Part 3 for more photos and more info.

Ebi sunomono salad

(above) Ebi sunomono salad (shrimp and cold noodles in a sweet tangy broth)

Tuna and salmon sashimi

(above) Tuna and Salmon sashimi

Japanese Gyoza

(above) Pan fried Gyoza

Sunshine Roll sushi

(above) Sunshine Roll sushi

Japanese Yam Tempura from Honjin Japanese Restaurant in Vancouver

(above) Japanese Yam Tempura from Honjin Japanese Restaurant in Vancouver

11,706 views - Posted Tuesday, June 24th, 2008