About

Juniper: Spirited Adventures

A vibrant distillation of the Pacific Northwest

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A fresh and vibrant distillation of the Pacific Northwest, 100-seat Juniper Kitchen & Bar is a Cascadian-themed restaurant in the heart of Vancouver’s vibrant Chinatown neighbourhood. We believe good food creates community and we look forward to introducing you to our family.

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The Space

The Space

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As evidenced by the copper motif running throughout the space, Juniper was inspired by elements of a distillery. The space, designed by Simcic & Uhrich Architects, has been divided into four intimate and comfortable dining spaces that radiate from the central bar. In deference to the Juniper name, a playful copper light fixture – inspired by distillery pipes – winds through walls, floors and ceilings to illuminate each section.
Concrete, beech wood and steel are left in their raw state, highlighting each element’s natural texture. Artwork intimately connected with the Pacific Northwest features prominently, with a vertical installation of Gulf Island deadfall by artist Ricky Alvarez in the Woodsman Lounge and a First-Nations-inspired mural by Vancouver-based artist Ola Volo embracing the Bird’s Nest dining room on the mezzanine level.

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In the Kitchen

In the Kitchen

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The kitchen is lead by Executive Chef Warren Chow. Warren was born and raised in Vancouver and has previously worked in the kitchen of Vancouver Mainland and Okanagan such as The Pear Tree Restaurant in Burnaby and Terrace Restaurant located at Mission Hill Winery Family Estate in the Okanagan. He has also competed in various cooking competitions taking gold at the BC Food Expo in the Apprentice Category, Team Category and also The Healthy Chef’s Competition.

Warren started working at Juniper Kitchen & Bar in 2017 as the Sous Chef. He is now the Executive Chef leading a team of young and motivated cooks where they create Cascadian inspired, sustainable and locally sourced dishes.

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Front of House

Front of House

Juniper’s bar and front-of-house programme is led by Gareth Jones. Gareth hails from the countryside of Wales, but has traveled the world – from Europe to Mexico, South East Asia to New Zealand, and then some. He first began in his trade at home in the United Kingdom, and honed his skills in bars around the world. Gareth has been in the hospitality industry for over 11 years, and stepped up to the position of General Manager after just eighteen months with Juniper.

The focus of Juniper’s bar programme is centered on gin, while also taking advantage of the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Gareth has expanded the gin selection, with nearly countless bottles of the juniper-based spirit from local distillers and from around the world. His cocktail menus are focused on highlighting the passion and dedication behind each spirit, creating a menu that speaks to each guest that walks through Juniper’s doors.