8 Restaurants Earn Coveted Star in Vancouver’s First Michelin Guide | CBC News

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Vancouver has joined the ranks of international culinary destinations after the Michelin Guide awarded eight local restaurants a coveted star.

Guests made up of foodies, chefs and restaurateurs gathered at the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Center for the opening ceremony on Thursday night.

The famous but sometimes controversial gastronomic guide revealed the names of eight establishments considered worthy of one star out of a possible three.

Is it so:

  • AnnaLena.
  • Barbara.
  • burdock and company
  • iDen & QuanJuDe Beijing Duck House.
  • Kissa So Much.
  • Masayoshi.
  • Posted in Main.
  • San Lorenzo.

No Vancouver restaurant earned more than one star. At the inaugural Michelin event in Toronto last month, only one restaurant, Sushi Masaki Saito, received two stars.

iDen & Quan Ju De Beijing Duck House is one of eight restaurants in Vancouver awarded a Michelin star. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Twelve other restaurants earned the Bib Gourmand designation, which recognizes high quality among establishments that offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for less than $60. Venues ranged from Chinatown Phnom Penh’s beloved Cambodian restaurant to celebrity chef Vikram Vij’s namesake Indian restaurant, Vij’s.

“Our teams of inspectors really savored their dining experiences in Vancouver,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides.

Anonymous inspectors fly into cities to visit restaurants for several weeks to determine their list of recommendations.

Poullennec says that in Vancouver, inspectors were impressed by the diversity of the city’s offerings and that all of the recommended restaurants were appealing “in their own authentic DNA.”

In the past, Michelin has been criticized for focusing on fine dining experiences and cuisines such as French, Italian and Japanese over others.

Here’s a full list of Vancouver’s Michelin Guide picks:

A star

  • AnnaLena.
  • Barbara.
  • burdock and company
  • iDen & QuanJuDe Beijing Duck House.
  • Kissa So Much.
  • Masayoshi.
  • Posted in Main.
  • San Lorenzo.

Bib Gourmands

  • Anh and Chi.
  • Shot.
  • Fable kitchen.
  • Fiorino, Italian street food.
  • Kinkao song.
  • Pajarito Dim Sum + Craft Beer.
  • Lunch lady.
  • Nightshade.
  • Goose pasture.
  • Phnom Penh.
  • Say mercy!
  • Vij’s.


  • How? She would cover
  • Acquafarin.
  • Arike.
  • Ask for Louis.
  • Baccaro.
  • Bacchus.
  • Gobo bar.
  • Susu Bar.
  • Bistro Bonjour Vietnam.
  • Botanical.
  • Medina Cafe.
  • Pug.
  • Chang’An.
  • Chinese cuisine of the chef’s choice.
  • Cioppino’s.
  • Delara.
  • Dynasty Seafood.
  • Elephant.
  • Fanny Bay Oyster Bar.
  • Hawkworth restaurant.
  • Homer St. Cafe.
  • L’Slaughterhouse.
  • Lobby Lounge and RawBar.
  • Maenam.
  • Miku.
  • Stiatorial Nammos.
  • Neptune Palace Seafood Restaurant.
  • New Mandarin Seafood Restaurant.
  • Mockingbird.
  • Ophelia.
  • Osteria Savio Volpe.
  • Per se Social Corner.
  • Macaroni tongue.
  • Riley’s fish and steak.
  • Sushi Bar Maumi.
  • The acorn.
  • The Mackenzie Room.
  • Torafuku.
  • Ubuntu Canteen.
  • Yuwa.

The guides, first published in France more than a century ago, award stars annually to restaurants that exhibit culinary excellence.

Michelin’s arrival in Canada is due in part to a multiyear funding deal with tourism boards to help promote travel decimated by the pandemic, but Gwendal Poullennec, the guide’s international director, said the selection process is still independent.

Michelin inspectors base their reviews on five criteria: quality products, harmony of flavors, mastery of cooking techniques, the personality of the chef in the kitchen, and consistency in each visit, since each restaurant is inspected several times a year. .

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