Best Restaurants (Casual) in Gastown and Railtown

Looking for Gastown or Railtown’s best dinner options? These two neighborhoods are chock-full of restaurants, but here are your best bet for a memorable, delicious experience.


217 Carrall St | 604-568-1701 $$$ | French

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At L'Abattoir, French-influenced West Coast fare is paired with its famous eclectic wine program and innovative cocktail list to offer a truly unique dining experience.


Bambudda Gastown Exterior

99 Powell St | 604-428-0301 $$ | Modern Chinese

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Bambudda serves contemporary Chinese food in a modern setting. Inspiration is taken from Hong Kong and southern Chinese cuisine. Modern interpretations of Dim sum are also represented on the menu.

Belgard Kitchen

Belgard Kitchen Seating

55 Dunlevy Ave | 604-566-1989 $$ | Fusion

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261 Powell St | 604-559-7585 $$ | Modern Pan-Latin Tapas

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Modern Pan-Latin tapas and craft cocktails.

Nicli Antica Pizzeria

Nicli Pizzeria Dining Room

62 E. Cordova St. | 604-669-6985 $$ | Pizzeria

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Vancouver's first 'Vera Pizza Napoletana' certified restaurant serves up award-winning Neapolitan Pizza.


Pourhouse Gastown

162 Water St | 604-568-7022 $$ | Canadian

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Situated in the original structure of a 100-year old building, Pourhouse is born of century-old styles of drinking and dining. Fare is seasonal, and the Cauliflower Steak with lentils, cucumber & mint raita is one of their must-try menu items.

Calabash Bistro

Calabash Bistro Sam Cullin

428 Carrall St | 604-568-5882 $$ | Caribbean

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From 24-hour marinated jerk chicken to fried coconut dumplings, Chef Cullin David holds high standards for his house-made Caribbean food, often inspired by his Guyanese grandma. Downstairs in their intimate lounge (complete with dance floor) expect live music every weekend.

Ask For Luigi

Ask For Luigi

305 Alexander St | 604-428-2544 $$ | Italian

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A super small simple space where you can rest assured the food will be bang-on fantastic every time. If you're going to pasta splurge, this is undoubtedly one of the best spots in the city to do so.

Meet on Main (Gastown)

12 Water St | 604-877-1292 $$ | Vegetarian & Vegan

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Nuba (Gastown)

Nuba Falafel

207 W. Hastings St. | 604-688-1655 $$$ | Lebanese

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Nuba offers authentic lebanese cuisine using the freshest ingredients. All meats are halal, non-medicated, hormone free and a large portion of the menu is vegan.

Taco Bar by Tacofino

15 W Cordova St | $$ | Mexican

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This is Tacofino’s second brick-and-mortar where Mexican-inspired cuisine is the specialty. Their brick-walled, 3000 sq ft space (located in a restored heritage building off Blood Alley Square) emits the laid-back vibe of Tofino, Baja or SoCal. Beyond their famous Baja-style tacos, new items like the Spicy Kabocha Squash and Pickled Cauliflower Tostada and Salmon Ceviche grace the menu. Antibiotic-free, hormone-free and locally-raised proteins are also featured. From the bar, expect lots of tequila and mezcal.