There is more to Burnaby’s foodie scene than Sushi Garden. From Cantonese dim sum to tandoori chicken, there is a diverse range of delicious cuisines to try from all over the world. We’ve narrowed it down to five that you should check out next time you’re peckish and in the area.
Tariyou Ichiba | 4300 Kingsway
Japanese movie posters from a bygone era, brightly emblazoned tapestries and a portable TV showing 80s commercials from Japan – Tariyou Ichiba is one funky sushi restaurant. Memorable from the moment you pull its heavy wooden doors open with the ring-pull handle, Tariyou is a small and busy local haunt. One of the best places to get sashimi in Burnaby, Tariyou offers aburi selection that is quite tasty for the price-point and makes a good BBQ salmon head. A good tip is to come early for the dinner service.
Anton’s Pasta Bar | 4260 Hastings Street
Has anyone ever driven past Anton’s on Hastings Street and not seen a line-up during dinner? As an Italian restaurant where the majority of pasta dishes are only $13.75, its popularity shouldn’t come as a surprise. For over 25 years, Anton’s has been beloved by teenagers and locals alike for its enormous portions. Leftovers at Anton’s can fuel you for the rest of the week.
Argo | 3790 Canada Way
Argo will take you to the Greek islands with their authentic souvlaki, gyro wraps and mousaka dishes. With a floor-to-ceiling mural of what looks likes a view of the sea from Santorini, chestnut wood paneling and a fun neon sign that shines “eat Greek”, Argo is a surprising eatery to discover in a strip mall. In addition to traditional Greek entrees, they also offer pizza and pasta creations.
Fortune House Seafood | 4700 Kingsway
Some people love brunch and some people love dim sum. If you fall under the latter category, Fortune House, located inside Metrotown, is one of the most well known restaurants in Burnaby for enjoying this Cantonese tradition. With executive chefs who have won gold and silver models in world championships for Chinese cuisine, what’s coming out of the the kitchen is going to be amazing. Fortune House has the usual suspects – prawn dumplings, radish cake, egg tarts, chicken feet but also offers more adventurous dishes including ostrich meat.
Indian Bombay Bistro | 7558 – 6th Street
A brightly coloured restaurant from its purple walls to its turquoise-coloured chairs, the flavourful food at Indian Bombay Bistro is a vibrant match to its delightful décor. Providing North Indian delicacies straight from the clay oven, Indian Bombay Bistro serves tandoori style chicken, prawns and fish. One of their most beloved dishes is the mango butter chicken. Their fried pakoras are are also a favourite. A vegetarian-friendly establishment, there is wide selection to choose from for those in the mood for savoury meals with warm spices sans meat.
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