Chinatowns are known for their numerous restaurants, their food shops, their bogus clothes, and chopsticks. The china town in Vancouver is the largest Chinatown in Canada. Based in the middle of Pender Street, this Chinatown is surrounded by Gastown and the Downtown financial and central business districts to the west, the Downtown Eastside to the north, the remnant of old Japan town to the northeast, and the residential neighborhood of Strathcona to the east.
Vancouver’s China town is one of the most popular tourist attractions in North America. Roughly 40,000 tourists visit Chinatown every year. We are going to be talking about the irresistible restaurants a tourist should eat in.
JUNIPER KITCHEN & BAR – A PLACE TOURISTS EAT
If you are a fan of handcrafted cocktails and Cascadian-inspired fare, then the right place to be is Juniper’s Kitchen & Bar. Juniper Kitchen is a restaurant located in Vancouver’s vibrant Chinatown neighborhood. It opens daily from 4:30 pm till late in the night. As a tourist, it is best to end your long day with a supper/dinner at Juniper. The happy hour is usually Monday – Friday 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Lucky tourists often take advantage of the discounts during this happy hour.
WHAT TO LOOKOUT FOR
If you are a fan of roasted seasonal vegetables, Brussel sprouts, cashew ‘cheese’ sauce, pine nut gremolata, Juniper is the restaurant to be. Nevertheless, Juniper serves mouth-watering meatballs in case you are keen about adding flesh. This Chinatown eatery has quickly become a go-to for tourists and Vancouverites looking to fill up their stomachs on nourishing eats. Juniper is one of the busiest restaurants in Vancouver. Tourists can’t just get enough of Juniper’s appetizers especially charcuterie. It comes in the form of cheese, cured meats, house liver pate, pickles, tomato tapenade, and vermouth gel.
Its main course is something you don’t want to miss. Juniper offers exquisite dishes including pasta, gnocchi, latke (a vegan dish), bison and lots more. You can’t regret trying its Halibut or the aged Yarrow Meadows Duck Breast.
Juniper’s happy hour is something every tourist rushes for. Between 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Mondays-Fridays is the time you can get great deals on selected dishes. The cocktails served during Juniper’s happy hours are at a special price. One thing you should not forget to try is the gin and tonic served at the bar. As tourists, you probably have been exploring the beautiful Vancouver all day, but there is nothing more soothing than ending your day with a glass of Baller Negroni—a Juniper Signature gin.
Reservations at Juniper can be made in groups or privately. A standard table reservation is for 2 hours to ensure a great dining experience for all guests. Guests that require more time can book in advance for their group/private events.
Juniper Kitchen & Bar is a restaurant recommended for first-time tourists in Chinatown Vancouver. From exquisite cuisines, vegan dishes to tonics and gins. Juniper is a must for every tourist in Vancouver.