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First Time Visiting Vancouver -- Suggestions/Comments About Itinerary

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First Time Visiting Vancouver -- Suggestions/Comments About Itinerary

Frommtron | Jun 17, 2011 12:35 PM

My wife and I are excited to finally get a chance to visit Vancouver and will be in town for 4 nights, 3 full days, and until about lunch time on the fourth day.

I've done some research on the boards and using some Vancouver press and have come up with the following tentative plan. Am I missing a gem? Headed for an overhyped, mediocre place?

Night 1 -- Tojo's: Seems like a great place to end on a travel day. Bao Bei is another option for us if we aren't feeling like full-on omokase madness.

Night 2 -- Vij's: I'm hoping it's a revelation. We were happy, but a bit underwhelmed by Tantra in NYC. That was the last high-end, fusion Indian restaurant we tried.

Night 3 -- La Quercia OR L'Abattoir.

Night 4 -- Chambar OR Boneta

I'd LOVE to get out to Richmond for some top-end Cantonese. Unfortunately, my wife's one and only flaw is a general lack of enthusiasm for Chinese food. I know. It makes no sense at all. I love her anyway. I do think I could convince her to do dim sum one morning. Any suggestions?

We are also skipping the truly high-end stuff (other than maybe Tojo's). Should we squeeze Blue Water Cafe or West in at the expense of one of the more casual places?

Thanks for any help!

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Vij's Restaurant
1480 11th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6H1L1, CA

La Quercia
3689 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6R1P2, CA

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