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Airport Eats for YVR - your favourites?

Florentine | Dec 5, 201312:04 AM

Hey 604 Chowhounds,

Remember how you were talking about there being a lack of Richmond in the newly-launched Eater Vancouver blog? Well, I took on an assignment to write their Airport Guide for YVR. Every single restaurant inside YVR must be included in this guide... including take out and fast food (yes, even Tim Horton's!). Fortunately these are small 2 sentence write-ups, and not reviews. I also get to select a few restaurants within close proximity to YVR for inclusion, and I intend to include a few Canada Line-friendly eats, perhaps shining the spotlight on Richmond's famed Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine. And maybe even the novelty of the Flying Beaver Bar & Grill. Maybe.

Are there any restaurants that you think MUST be included as YVR peripherals? Ex: Sea Harbour Seafood for higher end dim sum/seafood, plus it's super easy to get to as it's only 3 stops away via Canada Line?

Also, does anyone have any particular favourite places to eat inside the airport itself? Other than, say, Globe@YVR at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Airport, I'm drawing a blank. I'm looking through the list of the endless cafes, fast food joints and satellite Milestones, White Spots..., and a few places are just boggling me. Like, does anyone actually eat at that Koho place in the International Terminal? Have you? Is Hanami to be avoided like all Yelp reviews suggest? While I've been using YVR my entire life, some of these places are still culinary mysteries to me.

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