Affordable spots to drink and dine in Steveston

Ready to put up a “Kitchen Closed” sign at home and head out for a tasty and budget-friendly meal? The next time you don’t have the energy to cook, leave it to the pros. Steveston offers a wide range of dining possibilities at very reasonable prices.

Kari House Restaurant

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130-3900 Bayview St, Richmond, BC V7E 4R7

This gem is tucked away in the far corner of a plaza. Once you find it, you’ll be treated to a charming waterfront view. Malaysian food is closely related to Indonesian cuisine and Kari House does not disappoint. From mild to spicy, traditional Malaysian dishes sure to please include Laksa noodles in a spicy coconut curry broth with seafood, Satay Ayam (marinated grilled chicken) with peanut sauce, a good selection of curries. Bonus: Daily lunch specials start at just $7!

Kisamos Greek Taverna

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3420B Moncton St, Richmond, BC V7E 3A2

Kisamos is known for its generous portions – you are likely to leave with a take away box. Mouth-watering, tender roast lamb is one of the house specials accompanied by rice pilaf, oven roasted potatoes, tzatziki and Greek salad. The large menu features a broad range of appetizers including a Mezethes Platter that’ll introduce you to many Greek yummies. Souvlaki dinners, casseroles, seafood and vegetarian dishes round out the menu. If you still have room to squeeze in dessert, try the Ekmek or Bougatsa.

Little Mexico Cantina

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150-3131 Chatham St, Richmond, BC V7E 2Y4

Hola! Little Mexico Cantina changed ownership in 2014 and has been cleaning up in the awards department ever since. In 2015 the restaurant took first place in the Best Ceviche and Best Taco challenge. Dishes have been chosen to expose clients to a little taste of what Mexicans really eat. A seaside treat is the Ensenada style fish taco featuring grilled red snapper with house seasoning. The beef barbacoa taco is another winner. You will want to return often to taste your way through the menu.

O'Hares Pub

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5031 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, BC V7E 2K5

Burgers, sandwiches, meat pies (Dublin steak and Guinness, chicken pot pie) and hearty meals (bangers ‘n’ mash, cod and chips, butter chicken curry bowl) are some of the pub grub picks that folks of all ages can enjoy. Minors accompanied by an adult are welcome to enjoy an authentic U.K. pub dining experience (during specified hours) and adults can partake in the extensive craft draft beer menu. Tip: O’Hare’s weekend brunch is a fun way to gather family around the table.

Pajo's Fish & Chips

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12351 3 Ave, Richmond, BC V7E 2Z1

Pajos is synonymous with Steveston. In fact, their secret fish and chip recipe has been luring people to the southwest corner of Richmond since 1985. Indulging in fish and chips is a popular way to while away a sunny day beside the water. Steveston is home to two Pajo’s: the original wharf location is nestled in amongst the fishing boats while the Garry Point outpost is a lovely spot (only a short from the village) to eat and then stroll around the waterfront park.

The Steveston Cafe and Hotel

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12111 3rd Avenue, Richmond, BC V7E 3K1

At this unpretentious small town eatery (located inside the Steveston Hotel) you may spot Richmond’s mayor dining alongside fishers, tourists and locals. This is the spot for a filling breakfast. Trust the server when she recommends only ordering one pancake – it fills the entire plate! Tasty eggs benedict (try the salmon benny, after all you are in Steveston), eggs cooked in every style (including generous-sized omelettes), hash browns, bacon and sausages are all here. Asset: The servers are exceptionally kind and attentive. Open for breakfast and lunch.

Steveston Village Vietnamese Restaurant

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120-12480 No. 1 Rd, Richmond, BC V7E 0A2

Decked in his signature bow tie, charming owner Justin Nguyen is often the first person to greet you at this popular Vietnamese restaurant. This family run business is filled with temptations. Highlights include a number of rice dishes (barbecue lemongrass chicken, sate beef, tamarind prawns), vermicelli noodle bowls, stirfrys, Vietnamese style Pad Thai, and fried rice dishes. Be sure to save room for dessert; a meal at Steveston Village Vietnamese Restaurant is not complete until you have tasted the to die for toasted coconut cake.

Steveston has the good fortune of being home to some of Richmond’s finest restaurants. The riverside village is a food lover’s paradise for locally caught seafood (if fish is not your thing, no worries, there are plenty of options). Locals are lucky to able to call these restaurants their neighbourhood haunts, however people travel from far and wide to experience these fine-dining spots.
Steveston is often considered a destination for fish and chips, ice cream and a stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf. What you might not know is that many businesses in the seaside village offer all kinds of tasty treats: from mini doughnuts to cupcakes, French pastries, Belgian waffles, artisan chocolates, pies and cakes, oh my…. these goodies put the wind in my sail!
Whether you are on a mission to find bulgur wheat, curry ketchup or packaged rose petals, Richmond is home to a number of specialty shops that sell unusual edible goodies you may not easily find elsewhere. Visiting these unique grocery stores can also feel like a mini vacation to a foreign land, and that’s always a bonus!
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