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19 Dine Out Vancouver Menus That Are Actually Worth It In 2023

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Every year, Vancouverites look forward to the end of January for Dine Out. That’s because The Dine Out Vancouver Festival is the perfect time to explore both new restaurants and hit up some local favs via. fixed menus.

With so many restaurants participating, it was once a low-cost way to discover new places, but times have changed (not the fault of the festival or restaurants). Inflation and rising costs mean that restaurants are less likely to be able to provide a really good deal and diners are more aware of their budgets now than ever before.

And we’re not different – we’re being more frugal these days as well.

That’s why we’ve taken a look through all the participating Dine Out restaurants, separated them into their menu pricing tiers, and only included the ones that we think are:

1. Great Deal: Restaurants that are offering menus that are worth the price point or are a great deal. This may be based on comparing the prices from their regular menu with the Dine Out Menu.

2. Good Introduction: Restaurants that may have a high price of entry, but the Dine Out Menu makes for a slightly more affordable and brilliant introduction to the quality, flavors, and atmosphere of these establishments.

Now that is out of the way, here’s the breakdown of the Dine Out menus that are worth taking a deeper look at.

Dine Out Menus – $20 – $35

Kokoro Mazesoba – Lunch & Dinner

Every year the Japanese mazesoba chain has offered a great deal during Dine Out – and this year is no different. 3 items for $25 is a STEAL!

Price for this Menu: $25
Cuisine Type: Japanese
Neighbourhoods: Brentwood, Burnaby, Downtown, Kerrisdale

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Ancora Waterfront Dining False Creek – Lunch

Ancora is a highly-rated Peruvian Japanese restaurant with a classy interior and a stunning water view. Their Lunch Dine Out menu makes for a good introduction to this seafood-forward spot, as you’d usually walk out of their spending well over $40/pp. This means you get to enjoy the view and get the taste of this fancy spot on a discount.

Ancora is mentioned in our best seafood restaurants in Vancouver list.

Price for this Menu: $34
Cuisine Type: Seafood
Neighbourhood: Downtown Vancouver

Address: 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver BC  Canada

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Menya Itto – Lunch & Dinner

Dubbed the ‘King of Tsukemen’ by its loyal fans in Japan, Menya Itto was awarded the Tabelog awards for best ramen in Japan since 2010. Although their Dine Out Menu doesn’t include their signature Tsukemen, the 3 courses will still likely satisfy you and your wallet.

Menya Itto is mentioned in our Best Ramen in Vancouver list

Price for this Menu: $24.95
Cuisine Type: Japanese
Neighborhood: Downtown Vancouver West End

Address: 1479 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C1

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Pho Den – Lunch & Dinner

Gone are the days when a bowl of pho was $10 in the city. Nowadays it is hard to find a spot that has it for $14. So for 4 items at $20, Pho Den is no doubt this year’s Good Deal king.

Price for this Menu: $20
Cuisine Type: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Burnaby

Address: 6401 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5E 1E1

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Bombay Kitchen + Bar – Dinner

When it comes to Indian food with some Canadian flair, Bombay Kitchen is a local fav. So at just $29, it makes for a fair deal to get a range of items.

Bombay Kitchen is mentioned in our best Indian restaurants in Vancouver list.

Price for this Menu: $29
Cuisine Type: Indian
Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive & South Granville

Address:
-Commercial Drive: 1018 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC, Canada
-South Granville: 1480 W 11th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 2L7

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Delera Restaurant – Brunch/Lunch

Price for this Menu: $27
Cuisine Type: Persian
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano

Address: 2272 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N8

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Water Street Cafe – Brunch & Lunch

This gem of a spot in Gastown is returning to this year’s Dine Out with multiple menus, that will surely fit each person and their wants. Their brunch & lunch menu specifically features 3 courses, each with some of steller options that give a great preview of their Italian West Coast flavours.

Water St. Cafe is listed on our best Gastown restaurants list.

Price for this Menu: $34
Cuisine Type: Italian
Neighbourhood: Gastown

Address: 300 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6

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Hawksworth Restaurant – Lunch

If you’re in the mood for a little luxury and affordable elegance in the heart of downtown, then a trip make a trip to Hawksworth. Their Dine Out menu makes for a good excuse for you and a friend to scope out the award-winning spot, to see if has the potential for a special occasion destination in the future.

Hawksworth is mentioned in our best fine-dining restaurants in Vancouver list.

Price for this Menu: $29
Cuisine Type: Canadian
Neighbourhood: Downtown Vancouver

Address: 801 W Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C1P7

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Las Margaritas – Dinner

Las Margaritas is the longstanding Mexican cuisine heaven in Kitsilano. Not just the food and drink, you will have an instant crush with its upbeat and energetic vibe here. So for 3 courses at $25, it is hella worth it.

Price for this Menu: $25
Cuisine Type: Mexican & Latin American
Neighborhood: Kitsilano

Address: 1999 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7

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Potluck Hawker Eatery – Lunch

Even though opening at the beginning of the pandemic, the South East Asian hawker-styled restaurant quickly sprung onto the scene and developed a name for itself. Depending on the item you pick for the 2 courses on the Dine Out menu, you may be getting a great discount compared to ordering the items regularly.

Price for this Menu: $25
Cuisine Type: Pan Asian
Neighborhood: Cambie Street

Address: 3424 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8

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Dine Out Menus – $35 – $50

Alouette Bistro – Dinner/Lunch

Located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Alouette Bistro is a classic French destination with West Coast flavors. Unlike other French restaurants that remain loyal to their French roots, Alouette Bistro offers you a unique and creative range of dishes that showcase the beauty and variety of British Columbia.

Considering it is a classy spot, the 3 course Dine Out menu makes for a good taster of what Alouette can do.

Alouette Bistro is listed on our best French restaurants in Vancouver list.

Price for this Menu: $49
Cuisine Type: French
Neighborhood: Downtown Vancouver

Address: 567 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8

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Chamber – Dinner

Chambar is a simple and casual fine-dining restaurant known in the city for its innovative Belgian-inspired food in a warm and chic setting. Their 3 course Dine Out menu makes for a great deal and even includes their hit Moules Frites as an entree option.  

Chambar is mentioned in our best restaurants in Vancouver list.

Price for this Menu: $49
Cuisine Type: Belgian
Neighborhood: Downtown Vancouver

Address: 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3 Canada

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East is East – Dinner

If you want to food-travel the Silk Road in the middle of Vancouver, head to East is East. They serve some of the most delicious Middle Eastern, Indian, and vegetarian meals around. Best of all, their location includes live music and entertainment, which makes for a worthy date spot.

Price for this Menu: $49
Cuisine Type: Mediterranean
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano

Address: 3035 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G9

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Fiorino – Dinner

Price for this Menu: $45
Cuisine Type: Italian
Neighbourhood: Chinatown

Address: 212 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6A1Z7

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The Acorn – Brunch

Known as one of the best vegan-friendly restaurants in the city, The Acorn & Chef Devon Latte’s team serves the most creative meals prepared from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Their Dine Out menu includes many items from their current brunch menu, meaning you’ll get food that has been perfected. Plus it is easy to cross-reference and see that you’re getting a good deal by opting for Dine Out here.

In small print, you’ll be happy to know that the Dine Out menu includes complimentary coffee or tea as well!

Acorn is mentioned in our best vegan restaurants list and best restaurants in Vancouver list.

Price for this Menu: $42
Cuisine Type: Vegan & Vegetarian
Neighbourhood: Main Street, Mt. Pleasant

Address: 3995 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

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Dine Out Menus – $50 – $65

Provence Marinaside – Dinner

Located in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood, Provence Marinaside is an award-winning French seafood restaurant and bar with a breathtaking view of the marina. Their Dine Out dinner menu will give you glimpse of the satisfying flavours by acclaimed Chef Jean-Francis Quaglia and the restaurant’s elegantly designed space.

Provence Marinaside is mentioned in our best restaurants in Vancouver list and best Yaletown restaurants list.

Price for this Menu: $59
Cuisine Type: Mediterranean
Neighbourhood: Yaletown

Address: 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y3

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The Acorn – Dinner

Their Dine Out menu includes many items from their current dinner menu, meaning you’ll get food that has been perfected.

Price for this Menu: $65
Cuisine Type: Vegan & Vegetarian
Neighbourhood: Main Street / Mt. Pleasant

Address: 3995 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

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Brix & Mortar – Dinner

If you’ve dreamed of dining in a castle, Brix & Mortar is the spot in the city. Located in the heart of Yaletown and in a 1917 heritage building, the restaurant is a popular wedding venue and date spot for a reason. So if you’re looking to scope out this spot and get a tease of what they can do, their Dine Out menu is worthy of a look.

Brix & Mortar is mentioned in our best restaurants in Vancouver and the best restaurants in Downtown list.

Price for this Menu: $55
Cuisine Type: West Coast
Neighbourhood: Yaletown

Address: 1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6K3

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CinCin Ristorante + Bar – Dinner

CinCin is a feast of the senses. You get one of the city’s most beautiful dining room and the allure of wood-fired Italian cuisine in one. If those two things make your heart sing, then their 3 course Dine Out menu is taking a look at.

CinCin is mentioned in our best romantic restaurants in Vancouver list and best Italian restaurants in Vancouver list.

Price for this Menu: $55
Cuisine Type: Italian
Neighbourhood: Robson Street

Address: 1154 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6E 1B2

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As much as these menus we’ve pinpointed are good for your wallet or a great introduction, Dine Out was partially created to help restaurants out during the slowest periods of the year (like right now). So even if a restaurant is NOT listed here, we highly highly recommend continuing to our local support restaurants.