Finding a great place to eat in Vancouver is not hard. With everyone being a #foodie, the city has stepped its game UP. It seems like on every corner you can find yet another amazing restaurant pop up and offer unique dishes to out-do the place next door.

It feels like the further outside of Vancouver you go though, the fewer people have recommendations on where the best place to eat is. Burnaby isn’t even that far outside of Vancouver but it’s almost like uncharted territories or a promise land of ambrosia that you can explore!

When people think about Burnaby they think: commute. And trust me, I get it. I’m with you. Sometimes I forget that Burnaby is an actual town and not just somewhere you drive past in order to get to your next destination (sorry) but what you may not know and what I found out is that this city is also jam packed with a bunch of hole in the wall spots that aren’t fast food and are so worth the drive.

Offering a plethora of options from fusion to international, pub-like and elegant, Burnaby’s eclectic options are anything but limited.

Just writing this list has sparked my excitement (and triggered my salivating glands) and I’ve already jotted down the places I want to go...which if I’m being honest might be all 21. Sorry, wallet! (And waistline...)

So whether you’re a Burnaby local or new to the town you can explore some of the best eats in the city just South of Vancouver. Use this list for your next date, birthday, special event, or road trip and don’t forget to DM me to thank me later.

Check out the places below based on your preferred price point for two!

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Waffle Gone Wild // 3726 Canada Way

Eating freshly made Belgian waffles is how I want to spend every morning. Wake up with Waffle Gone Wild or enjoy a heartier and more savory dish on your favourite breakfast food.

Waffles > Pancakes.

Recommended: Banana Nutella

Price point for two: $20-30

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Triple Coconut Tree // 4124 Hastings St

Vietnamese food done right. Triple Coconut Tree has your classic faves like big bowls of Pho and salad rolls but they also offer chicken wings, curry dishes, and everyone's favourite: Vietnamese coffee!

Recommended: Banh Mi

Price point for two: $20-30

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips // 6574 Hastings St

Who doesn't love the classic British combination of fish & chips?! Crazy people, that's who!! If you're craving the battered treat then look no further than Cockney Kings for the crunchiest and most delicious deep fried cod of your life!

Recommended: One piece Halibut with chips

Price point for two: $20-30

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Kazu // 4332 Hastings St 

Wait. Before you enter Kazu keep in mind that this Japanese restaurant is cash only.

After, enjoy their unique take on cuisine with their bowls and sushi with raw eggs cracked on top!

Recommended: Any bowl

Price point for two: $20-30

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Jane's at The Heights // 4217 Hastings St

Brunch!! Everyone loves brunch and the place to get it in Burnaby is Jane's at The Heights.

Not a brunch fan? Jane's also does dinner and lunch with a multitude of different food items ranging from Asian to Western cuisine.

Recommended: Breakfast food

Price point for two: $20-30

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Chez Meme Baguette // 4016 Hastings St

Sorry? A Meme restaurant? It had to be added to the list. Alright, so you won't catch Good Guy Greg or Scumbag Steve at Chez Meme Baguette you will find a simple spot for French food with classics like ratatouille and chicken cordon bleu.

Recommended: Ham & brie baguette

Price point for two: $30-40

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Anton's Pasta Bar // 4260 Hastings St

Homestyle pasta like Mama used to make! Anton's is a must visit pasta bar in Burnaby and probably the first place you should hit on this list. The hospitality is out of control and the food warms you to your bones.

Carbo-load for life.

Recommended: Fettuccine Prosciutto E Funghi

Price point for two: $40-50

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Agra Tandoori // 3790 Canada Way 

Call it your next stop for Indian cuisine. Agra brings you traditional Indian cooking at affordable prices you can't resist with a sophistication that keeps you coming back for more.

Pass the naan, please!

Recommended: Lamb Korma

Price Point for two: $40-50


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Grand Dynasty // 4331 Dominion St

Hotpot? Dim sum? Wedding? Grand Dynasty has you covered on all fronts.

With all kinds of meat and vegetarian options as well, Grand Dynasty is the place for everyone.

Recommended: Marinated jellyfish because WHAT?!

Price point for two: $40-50

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So Crab So Good Seafood Restaurant & Bar // 3853 Hastings St

So Crab. Very food. Such yum. No, So Crab So Good wasn't invented by Doge but I still find the name hilarious.

Come down to this restaurant for a chance to really play with your food. They will legit dump a pile of seafood on a sheet of parchment in front of you and your job is to just go ham!

Recommended: So Crab So Good Combo B

Price point for two: $40-50

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Brokenrice // 4088 Hastings St

Celebrating Vietnamese style cuisine with fresh and vibrant ingredients that truly pack a punch! They marry affordability with sophistication and creativity to bring you classic dishes with a twist!

And those spring rolls......look to die for.

Recommended: Duck confit sliders

Price point for two: $40-50

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L'Artista Italian Restaurant // 3891 E Hastings St

Mama Mia! Italian restaurants are not in short supply in Burnaby and L'Artista Italian Restaurant gives you the homey Italian escape you've been looking for.

This family business is run by a husband, wife, son, and daughter and you can feel the family vibes from the moment you walk through the door.

Recommended: Build your own gnocchi

Price point for two: $50-60

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Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria // 6011 Hastings St

Showcasing the best of BC and Italy, Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria marries traditional Italian cuisine with BC's local and sustainable ingredients. Yes, please!

Their goal is to ensure that every time you step foot into the restaurant that your experience exceeds your expectations from even your last visit. Competing with yourself is v cool.

Recommended: Prosciutto Pizza

Price point for two: $50-60

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La Villetta Restaurant // 3901 Hastings St

Premium European cuisine in an elegant setting is only the tip of the iceberg at La Villette Restaurant.

The restaurant also offers a cookbook with recipes you can recreate at home and compare to the meal you had in house!

Recommended: Lamb osso buco

Price point for two: $50-60

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Cristos Greek Taverna // 4624 Hastings St

A long standing business in Burnaby, Cristos is filled with regulars who love coming back for the authentic Greek cuisine at good prices.

Cristos promises that if you're a meat-eater, a vegetarian, or a novice to Greek cuisine that you'll find something you'll love on their menu!

Recommended: Spanakopita

Price point for two: $60-70

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Hart House // 6664 Deer Lake Ave

The Burnaby Wedding location of your dreams, The Hart House does more than just unify people through matrimony.

This Tutor style home gives you a view of Deer Lake and offers up private dining for your next special occasion. Plus, the place is totally Instagramable.

Recommended: Steak Tartare

Price point for two: $60-70

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EBO Restaurant // 4331 Dominion St

Everyone loves a good acronym and EBO (experience beyond ordinary) nails their restaurant's definition. With uniquely crafted meals, vibrant colours, and intoxicating smells every bite is an explosion of your senses.

While they are undergoing renovations right now you can still check them out online and look forward to their reopening this Fall!

Recommended: Wagyu Beef Carpaccio

Price point for two: $70-80

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Personas Patio // 4331 Dominion St 

Comfort food is the best food. They offer tomato soup with grilled cheese bits for god's sake!!

Located inside The Grand Villa Casino is a restaurant that will refuel you after you lose a bunch of $$$ playing slots or the place you go to celebrate after you made a killing playing craps.

Recommended: Skillet Baked Brie with Fig Jam

Price point for two: $70-80

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Horizons // 100 Centennial Way

Tucked away in Burnaby Mountain is Horizons, an elegant seafood and meat restaurant that is a must-go.

You can eat among the Japanese totem poles and the lush rose garden while munching on some unique (and pink!!!) food.

Recommended: Short Ribs

Price point for two: $80-90

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Little Billy's Steakhouse // 6785 Hastings St

Every town needs a steakhouse and Little Billy's is the place to be in Burnaby. Whenever you're craving your medium rare meat, make your way to Billy's for classic steakhouse faves that you can count on.

*Sharpens knives*

Recommended: Chef cut bone Ribeye

Price point for two: $90-100

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The Pear Tree // 4120 East Hastings St

If you want world class cuisine coupled with elegance then look no further than The Pear Tree Restaurant.

It's upscale dining like you've never experienced with exquisite plating, unique flavours, and high-quality foods.

Recommended: Classic Flamed Gin and Tomato Soup

Price point for two: $90-100