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Date Night Restaurants in Vancouver

September 21, 2023

by: Sabrina Lin

For those who have quality time as their love language (or their partners), getting to share a romantic night out will always be something special. Whether it’s a first date, an anniversary, or a celebration, I have compiled some of my favorite date night spots in Vancouver. Whether you are craving Italian, hot pot, or Japanese cuisine, this list will keep you covered. Vancouver’s culinary scene offers a diverse array of flavors and vibes, making it perfect for creating any memorable moments. 

Zarak by Afghan Kitchen

Romance scale: 3/5

Service: 5/5

Taste: 5/5

Zarak by Afghan Kitchen is a fantastic choice for a romantic date night in Vancouver. Its cozy and intimate ambiance, adorned with soft lighting and warm decor, sets the perfect mood for a memorable evening. The restaurant’s menu features a delightful array of authentic Afghan dishes, offering a unique and flavorful culinary experience that’s sure to impress your date. Some of my favorites include the Mantu Dumplings, Chicken Thigh Kebab, and Lamb Loin Kebab.

The Roof at Black + Blue

Romance scale: 5/5

Service: 4/5

Taste: 3/5

The Roof at Black + Blue, located in downtown Vancouver, is one of my top choices if you are looking for a romantic date night experience. It offers views of the city, making it a romantic and picturesque setting, as well as a fireplace to cozy up to. The Rooftop’s menu boasts a diverse selection of gourmet dishes and craft cocktails, ensuring that you and your date will savor every moment. P.S: don’t leave without trying their Butter Cake on the dessert menu!

Robba Da Matti (West End)

Romance scale: 4/5

Service: 5/5

Taste: 4.5/5

One of my personal faves, Robba Da Matti has delectable Italian cuisine that features fresh pasta dishes and a carefully curated wine list. Not to mention their “Date Night Special” that includes two appetizers, two entrees, two desserts, and a bottle of wine. Whether you’re sharing a plate of homemade pasta or savoring a rich tiramisu for dessert, Robba Da Matti promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you and your date wanting to come back time after time. 

STEM Japanese Eatery

Romance scale: 3/5

Service: 4/5

Taste: 5/5

This cozy and intimate Japanese restaurant offers a unique and modern dining experience that’s sure to impress. The menu features a fusion of traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes, prepared with utmost precision and artistry. You cannot miss out on the Grilled Fraser Valley Pork Jowl dish AND the Fresh BC Oysters! STEM Japanese Eatery promises a culinary experience that will add a touch of elegance to your romantic night out.

The Dolar Shop (Richmond)

Romance scale: 3.5/5

Service: 5/5

Taste: 4/5

The Dolar Shop in Richmond is a fantastic choice for a unique and interactive date night experience. The restaurant offers a wide selection of high-quality ingredients, including various meats, seafood, and fresh vegetables, allowing you to customize your hot pot experience to your liking. With its interactive cooking process and their sauce bar, The Dolar Shop promises an entertaining date night that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

Restaurant Yugo

Romance scale: 3.5/5

Service: 4/5

Taste: 4/5

Nestled in the heart of the city, Restaurant Yugo offers a refined yet relaxed ambiance that is perfect for couples seeking an intimate evening out. What truly sets them apart is its innovative fusion of Japanese and French cuisines, resulting in a menu filled with unique and delightful dishes that showcase the chef’s creativity. Don’t forget to try their Premium Nigiri Selection plate, Beef Sashimi, and Uni Pasta! 

New Fuji

Romance scale: 4/5

Service: 4/5

Taste: 3.5/5

New Fuji, a newly opened gem in Vancouver, is quickly gaining popularity, and you might have even come across it on TikTok! With its recent debut, New Fuji brings a fresh energy and buzz to the dining scene, making it an exciting choice for a first date. Its Instagram-worthy dishes and inviting atmosphere are sure to spark conversation and provide a memorable experience that you’ll both want to revisit. Did someone say second date?

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