West End restaurants were recognized among the city’s best at the 2016 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, held yesterday at the Sheraton Wall Centre and hosted by the CBC’s Gloria Macarenko and Stephen Quinn.
Selected by a panel of 18 judges, a goodly number of Asian restaurants on the “Ramen Row” along Denman and Robson Streets cleaned up, rounded out by a few neighbourhood favourites such as Espana, Tavola and the Molli Café.
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
Best Casual Japanese (2 stars) – KINGYO IZAKAYA
Best Casual Chinese (3 stars) – DINESTY CHINESE RESTAURANT
Best Korean (1 star) – DAMSO MODERN KOREAN
Best Korean (Honourable Mention) – MA DANG COUL
Best Noodle House (3 stars) – HOKKAIDO RAMEN SANTOUKA
Best Noodle House (2 stars) – MARUTAMA RAMEN
Best Noodle House (1 star) – MOTOMACHI SHOKUDO
Best of the Americas (3 stars) – MOLLI CAFE
Best Casual Chain (3 stars) – KINGYO IZAKAYA
Best Casual Chain (Honourable Mention) – GUU
Best West End (3 stars) – KINGYO IZAKAYA
Best West End (2 stars) – TAVOLA
Best West End (1 star) – ESPANA
Best West End (Honourable Mention) – GYOZA KING
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! Get out and support these amazing local restaurants sometime soon.
Middle photo courtesy of Vancouver Magazine.