9 Vancouver Restaurants Where You Can Go For Dinner On Christmas & New Year’s Day

Vancouver has plenty of incredible restaurants and you’re bound to find one with cuisine you like, even during the holidays.

While Christmas Day and New Year’s Day may often be associated with dinner at home for some, with so many great restaurants in the city, why not skip the cooking this year and go out instead?

Many restaurants will be closed on those days, but there are still plenty of options to dine out at a nice place and some spots are even offering holiday menus.

Whether you prefer eating dinner with a view of the city, a Japanese BBQ or a Mediterranean feast, you can have either one of those options on December 25, January 1, or both.

Here are nine Vancouver restaurants you can dine at over the holidays.

Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant

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Address: 555 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Cuisine: Continental

Why You Need To Go: If you want dinner with a view this holiday season then you may want to check out the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant on Hastings.

The restaurant offers fine dining with an unobstructed-panoramic view of the city, the mountains and the ocean.

This Vancouver restaurant is offering dinner on both Christmas and New Year’s Day and you can even get a holiday set menu for $175 which includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Some of the dishes on the menu include lasagna rollettes, ratatouille and classic roasted turkey.

Reservations are required so make sure to book a table before you go.

Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant Menu

Honey Salt Vancouver

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Address: 39 Smithe St, Vancouver

Cuisine: Canadian

Why You Need To Go: Honey Salt offers farm to table cuisine with an emphasis on local and regional ingredients.

The restaurant is located in Parq Vancouver Casino Resort and has a contemporary vibe with creative dishes.

On December 25, the restaurant is offering a dinner buffet with dishes like grilled brie and cranberry toasts, roulade of turkey leg and a maple and pecan Christmas yule log. There will also be a chef-manned carving station with roast turkey and striploin so you won’t be leaving hungry!

Honey Salt Menu

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ


Address: 888 Nelson St g3, Vancouver

Cuisine: Japanese BBQ

Why You Need To Go: If you want to celebrate Christmas or ring in the new year with Asian food, then you could check out Gyu-Kaku which is a Japanese BBQ restaurant on Nelson Street.

The restaurant currently has a holiday menu called the “holiday magic course for 2” as well as a premium option. These set menus come loaded with food like miso soup, rice, chicken karaage, garlic edamame, and harami skirt steak.

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Menu

ARC Restaurant

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Address: 900 Canada Pl, Vancouver

Cuisine: Seafood

Why You Need To Go: ARC Restaurant is also celebrating the holidays by offering holiday menus for Christmas and New Year’s.

For Christmas dinner the seafood restaurant will offer a four-course dinner of culinary classics and guests get to choose between turkey, beef, fish or a vegetarian option.

There will also be local musicians playing from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 25.

For New Year’s Day, the restaurant has a bottomless brunch option which also sounds pretty great!

ARC Restaurant Menu

Notch8 Restaurant & Bar

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Address: 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver,

Cuisine: Canadian

Why You Need To Go: Notch8 Restaurant & Bar is an upscale hotel bistro with a “luxurious and contemporary design inspired by the romance of travel in the 1930’s,” according to its website.

The restaurant, located in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, offers a variety of dishes like Fraser Valley duck breast, maple glazed kabocha squash and a seafood tower.

While the restaurant has a Christmas Day dinner menu, it only has a brunch option for New Year’s Day. However, the brunch will be a decadent buffet with a chef-attended carving station, sweets from their in-house pastry shop and a mimosa station so you might want to check it out!

Notch8 Restaurant & Bar Menu

Guu Toramasa

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Address: 757 Seymour St, Vancouver

Cuisine: Japanese

Why You Need To Go: This Japanese restaurant offers Osaka street food to Vancouver locals, as per its website. The food spot uses fresh local ingredients with “Japanese traditional culinary techniques.”

Among the menu you’ll find an assortment of dishes like shredded squid tempura, deep fried Japanese pancakes, deep fried oysters, Japanese hot pot, and a variety of rice and noodle dishes.

Guu Toramasa Menu

Café One 

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Address: 1001 Burrard St, Vancouver

Cuisine: Canadian

Why You Need To Go: Restaurants inside hotels may also have some openings on Christmas and New Year’s since they do have guests staying over the holidays.

That’s the case for Café One located inside the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

This restaurant offers West Coast cuisine like traditional fish and chips and seafood linguine so you could end off the year with a classic B.C. dish.

Café One Menu

East is East 

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Address: 4433 Main St, Vancouver

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Why You Need To Go: The goal at East is East in Vancouver is to take its customers on a culinary journey along the Silk and Spice road through its dishes.

According to its website, the food is made with whole, organic and local ingredients. As for its dishes, you can get the Silk Route Feast which consists of three main dishes, soup, salad and cold mezze.

Some of the meals featured on the menu include Dahl soup, Afghan eggplant, spinach paneer, and chana masala.

East is East Menu

Delhi-6 Indian Bistro

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Address: 1766 W 7th Ave, Vancouver

Cuisine: Indian

Why You Need To Go: Delhi-6 is a fine dining Indian restaurant with authentic dishes like various curries and tandoor meats.

The restaurant offers a variety of samosa options, ginger marinated lamb chops, lamb Seekh kebabs, lamb curry and beef vindaloo.

Delhi-6 Indian Bistro Menu

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