12 Sumptuous Menu Items In and Around Vancouver That Are Worth Splurging On


This article was written for Daily Hive by Jill Von Sprecken.


Vancouver is known to be a foodie’s paradise, with something for every taste and budget.

While wallet-friendly options abound, sometimes a splurge is in order.

So, whether you’re just indulging yourself or trying to impress a date (or in-laws), here are 12 of the most extravagant and jaw-dropping dishes in town.

Enjoy – but first, count your pennies.

C6 to Steveston Pizza Co.

Looking to lighten your wallet? Steveston Pizza Co.’s C6 pizza is topped off with all the heavy lifting, which explains its $850 price tag. Lobster ratatouille, Russian Osetra caviar and white truffles bring the ching-ching, while tiger prawns and smoked rainbow trout round it all out.

Address: 100-3400 Moncton Street, Richmond
Call: 604-204-0777

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Tomahawk Steak Elisa

I hope you are hungry. Elisa’s Tomahawk Steak is made with 50 ounces of premium beef. This enormous cut from the Double R Ranch in Washington State is basically a ribeye steak with a few extra inches of ribs attached. At $225, its price is also high. Although if you really treat yourself, be sure to order the carnaroli risotto on the side for an extra $27.

Address: 1109 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-362-5443

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Northern Divine Caviar Hawksworth

Do you feel full? So order this starter to share with the table. The Northern Divine caviar service at Hawksworth is served with crème fraiche, pickle, capers, egg, chives and brioche. And remember, after depositing that $240, you still have your main course (and probably your dessert) to order as well.

Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-673-7000

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Yokozuna Omakase to Tojo’s

Letting the chef choose a range of delicious dishes is never a bad idea. Especially at Tojo’s, where for $330 you can get the seven-course Yokozuna Omakase, which includes Wagyu steak, wild BC morels, and tempura zucchini blossoms stuffed with flying fish mousse. Do you have a few cents left? Order the Birthday Celebration Roll topped with caviar and scallops for $98.

Address: 1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
Call: 604-872-8050

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Caviar tower at Coast

A tower of seafood, but top it off with caviar. It’s the Caviar Tower in Coast, and it’ll cost you $325. But this towering triumph contains a whole Atlantic lobster, king crab leg, Dungeness crab, clams, mussels, jumbo shrimp, tuna poke, scallop ceviche, Northern Divine caviar, blinis , chopped eggs and fresh cream. Extravagant? Absolutely. Worth every penny? We are willing to bet: yes.

Address: 1054 Alberni Street
Call: 604-685-5010

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to Sazerac The Keefer Bar

The classic Sazerac cocktail was born in New Orleans, but it may have been perfected at Keefer Bar. His version combines Michter’s 10-year-old rye with raw cane sugar, Peychaud bitters, Angostura bitters and a Saint-Georges absinthe rinse. Add a splash of citrus and you have a delicious $90 cocktail. The menu describes it as a blend of flavors that “sing anthems of epic proportions.” Enjoy! And don’t forget to tip your waitress.

Address: 135 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-688-1961

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Seafood platter Hy’s

You might not expect the most expensive dish in a steakhouse to be seafood, but it is at Hy’s. For around $220, you can dine on Atlantic lobster, jumbo shrimp, fresh oysters, smoked salmon and trout, crab salad, and scallop and shrimp ceviche. Always hungry? The bone-in dry-aged 24-ounce rib steak should satisfy — and add $185 to your bill.

Address: 637 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-683-7671

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Caviar at Gotham

In Gotham, there’s the possibility of a more upscale version of surf ‘n’ turf. Start with local organic sturgeon caviar for $165. Then, for your main course, treat yourself to the Wagyu Striploin from Miyazaki Prefecture for $35 an ounce (with a four-ounce minimum). And of course, you’ll want a side dish to go with the steak, like field mushrooms for around $20.

Address: 615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-605-8282

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50 oz Tomahawk steak Boulevard

A Tomahawk steak is a surefire way to up the ante. At Boulevard, this colossal 50-ounce cut of Angus beef is well-seasoned and served with broccolini and red wine. Juice. Interested in having fun? You will have to shell out more than $205. And if you want to lighten your wallet a little more, there’s always a caviar service for up to $165.

Address: 645 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-642-2900

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Italian Beluga Caviar from Black & Blue

For the wildest splurges, caviar is hard to beat. And Italian beluga caviar from Black & Blue’s rooftop perch rings in at an extravagant $450. Once your craving for caviar is satisfied, try the melt-in-your-mouth cut of Kobe beef tenderloin for just (by comparison) $65 an ounce.

Address: 1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-637-0777

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Pata Negra De Bellota in Cioppino’s

At Cioppino’s, start your meal with one of the finest deli meats available. Pata Negra from Bellota is a cured pork leg from an Iberian black pig. But that’s not all: the pig is raised in the open air and fed on acorns, roaming the oak forests between Spain and Portugal. This aperitif, or antipastiwill cost you $88.

Address: 1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Call: 604-688-7466

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Seafood platter and Kaviari at Five Veils

Satisfy your senses and inflate your wallet with the seafood and kaviari platter from Five Sails. Prices vary depending on your choice of caviar (from premium brand Kaviari), with beluga caviar ringing in at $750. Along with caviar, sample house-smoked king salmon and amberjack, as well as fresh West Coast oysters. Eat now, pay the credit card bill later.

Address: Level R, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Call: 604-844-2855

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