Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards 2013 - WINNERS!

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Each year, Vancouver Magazine works with a panel of judges to determine what the tastiest restaurants in town. The winners for 2013 were announced yesterday at the annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards covering the expected categories including best seafood, best casual French, best Japanese as well as some interesting ones such as best Green restaurant, Ingredient of the Year and more. Read on to learn about some of our city’s gems.

 

Vancouver Restaurant of the Year 2013

Hawksworth

 

Best Seafood 2013

GOLD: BLUE WATER CAFE + RAW BAR

Silver: Yew

Bronze: Landmark Hot Pot House

Honourable Mentions: Tojo’s, C Restaurant

 

Best Upscale 2013

GOLD: HAWKSWORTH

Silver: Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

Bronze: Diva at the Met

Honourable Mentions: Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca, West

 

Best Casual Italian 2013

GOLD: LA QUERCIA

Silver: Lupo

Bronze: La Buca

Honourable Mentions: La Pentolla della QuerciaCampagnolo

 

Best Upscale Italian 2013

GOLD: CIOPPINO’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL & ENOTECA

Silver: CinCin

Bronze: Q4 Ristorante

Honourable Mentions: Cibo TrattoriaLa Piazza Dario

 

Best Steakhouse 2013

GOLD: HY’S ENCORE

Silver: Gotham Steakhouse

Bronze: Hamilton St. Grill

Honourable Mention: Black + Blue

 

Best Pizzeria 2013

GOLD: NICLI ANTICA PIZZERIA

Silver: Pizzeria Farina

Bronze: Via Tevere

Honourable Mentions: Campagnolo RomaVerace

 

Best Indian 2013

GOLD: VIJ’S

Silver: Rangoli

Bronze: Chutney Villa

Honourable Mentions: Original Tandoori KitchenAtithi

 

Best Dim Sum 2013

GOLD: DYNASTY SEAFOOD

Silver: The Jade

Bronze: Kirin

Honourable Mentions: Neptune Seafood, Vivacity

 

Best Casual Chinese 2013

GOLD: ALVIN GARDEN

Silver: Big Chef

Bronze: Nine Dishes

Honourable Mentions: Top Shanghai CuisineLin Chinese Cuisine and Tea House

 

Best Upscale Chinese 2013

GOLD: HOI TONG

Silver: The Jade

Bronze: Kirin

Honourable Mentions: Golden ParamountDynasty Seafood

 

Best Noodle House 2013

GOLD: HOKKAIDO RAMEN SANTOUKA

Silver: Deer Garden Signatures

Bronze: Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle

Honourable Mentions: Pearl House, Motomachi Shokudo

 

Best of the Americas 2013

GOLD: LA TAQUERIA

Silver: Tacofino Commissary

Bronze: Rinconcito Salvadoreño

Honourable Mentions: El Camino’s, Hog Shack Cook House

 

Best Casual French 2013

GOLD: TABLEAU BAR BISTRO

Silver: La Régalade

Bronze: Les Faux Bourgeois

Honourable Mentions: Pied-à-TerreBistro Pastis

 

Best Upscale French 2013

GOLD: LE CROCODILE

Silver: Bacchus at the Wedgewood

Bronze: Five Sails

Honourable Mention: Le Gavroche

 

Best Upscale Japanese 2013

GOLD: TOJO’S

Silver: Minami

Bronze: Zest

Honourable Mentions: ZenMiku

 

Best Casual Japanese 2013

GOLD: KINGYO

Silver: Guu

Bronze: Dan Japanese

Honourable Mentions: ShuRakuKishimoto

 

Best Other Asian 2013

GOLD: SPICE ISLANDS

Silver: Café Kathmandu

Bronze: Banana Leaf

Honourable Mentions: Mui GardenKulinarya

 

Best Casual Chain 2013

GOLD: CACTUS CLUB CAFE

Silver: Hapa Izakaya

Bronze: Joey

Honourable Mentions: Guu, Memphis Blues Barbeque House

 

Best North Shore 2013

GOLD: LA REGALADE

Silver: Fraîche

Bronze: Gusto di Quattro

Honourable Mentions: Blue Eyed Marys, Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle

 

Best Okanagan 2013

GOLD: WATERFRONT RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

Silver: Bouchons Bistro

Bronze: RauDZ Regional Table

Honourable Mentions: LocalTheo’s

 

Best Winery/Vineyard Dining 2013

GOLD: MIRADORO AT TINHORN CREEK

Silver: Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate | Bronze: Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill

Honourable Mentions: The Vanilla Pod Restaurant at Poplar GroveVineyard Terrace at Cedar Creek

 

Best Other Vancouver Island 2013

GOLD: THE POINTE AT THE WICKANINNISH INN

Silver: Sooke Harbour House

Bronze: SoBo

Honourable Mentions: Amusé on the VineyardHudson’s on First

 

Best Whistler 2013

GOLD: ARAXI

Silver: Bearfoot Bistro

Bronze: Sidecut

Honourable Mentions: Aura, Alta Bistro

 

Best New Design 2013

GOLD: WILDEBEEST

Silver: The Fish Shack

Bronze: Tacofino Commissary

 

Ingredient of the Year 2013

Wild Pacific Albacore

 

Chef of the Year 2013

David Hawksworth

 

Mentorship Award 2013

John Bishop

 

Best Premier Crew 2013

Miki Ellis, Romano Castillo, Samantha Rahn, Jaime Lauder, Ike Seaman

 

Lifetime Achievement Award 2013

Alain Rayé

 

Green Award 2013

Forage

 

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