Cheap Asian eats in Vancouver

There are a lot of places to eat in Vancouver, but sometimes it can be hard to find an affordable restaurant serving high quality food. This list narrows it down a little, highlighting Asian eateries that are both cheap and delicious. Each of these restaurants also has its own unique features – some offer reliable takeout and delivery services, others have spacious dining rooms that can accommodate large groups.

E-Mo Restaurant

2-590 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2B7

It’s hard to find Korean food in Vancouver that’s both high in quality and affordable. Luckily, there’s E-Mo Noodle House + Wang Ga Ma. Tucked away inside the Robson Street H-Mart, this casual food court spot serves cheap and quick Korean food. You can get a bowl of jajangmyeon (Korean black bean noodles) for just under $5. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try their naengmyeon (Korean cold noodles).

Hida Takayama Ramen

203-1610 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C7

Head upstairs in the Robson Public Market and you’ll find yet another Japanese ramen place. Ramen restaurants might be everywhere in Vancouver these days, but this location stands out for a few reasons: all of the dishes here are MSG-free, their noodles are hand-made on site, and there’s convenient free parking underground. And if all of those reasons aren’t enough to entice you, you’ll want to visit for the generous portions; the noodle bowls are quite large and they don’t scrimp on meat. You’re sure to find a fulfilling bowl of ramen here!

Congee Noodle House

141 Broadway E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W1

A local favorite on East Broadway, Congee Noodle House is known for its authentic and affordable southern Chinese food. The interior is very spacious and has a good selection of tables and chairs that can easily accommodate a large group of people. Also, it’s open ridiculously late for those wanting a full meal at midnight.

Thai Son Restaurant

2-373 Broadway E, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W6

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect pho, look no further than Thai Son. Of the many pho locations around Vancouver, this restaurants stands out for its broth, which is both well balanced and full of flavour. These pho bowls are super filling and cheap. If you’re not into pho, the menu offers a variety of other Vietnamese dishes.

Lin Chinese Cuisine and Tea House

1537 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W6

If you need to find a restaurant for a large group of people, this is the place for you. With its relatively roomy interior and several large tables, Lin Chinese Cuisine is a great place to host a large group of friends or family. After all, Chinese food was traditionally meant to be shared; the more people you have, the more food you can order and try.

Mali Thai Restaurant

2710 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E8

This small Thai restaurant on Main Street has quick service and is perfect for people on the go. But their speedy cooking doesn’t detract from the quality of their food. The kitchen serves up authentic Thai food in decently sized portions (often enough to last you two meals) and they offer both takeout and delivery. Their delivery is usually on time, and you always get your food freshly cooked and still hot.

Peaceful Restaurant

532 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E9

Peaceful Restaurant is so good that it was featured on the hit Food Network show, Diners and Drivers and Dives, and yet it still has extremely affordable prices. You can easily get a meal here for under $10. The northern Chinese restaurant is known for its handmade noodles, though if you want to try these delicacies you’ll have to go early in case the kitchen runs out. In addition to noodles, they also serve a variety of other northern Chinese dishes. The as-seen-on-TV beef rolls are also amazing.

Hawkers Delight Deli

4127 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P6

Have you ever wanted to try local street food from different countries, but just can’t afford to pay for the airfare? If you’re craving global flavours, then this tiny restaurant is a must-try. It’s quite small inside, so it’s ideal to visit with a small group. The menu features Malaysian specialties and dishes are inspired by Asian street food, also known as hawker food. It’s definitely a unique one-of-a-kind restaurant in Vancouver.

Wang's Taiwan Beef Noodle House

8390 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z7

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a Taiwanese restaurant. Wang’s Taiwanese Beef Noodle House is affordable, delicious and perfect for casual dining. You can also order your meal to takeout or just drop by for drinks. They serve an assortment of bubble teas, which pair nicely with a meal or are a filling option all on their own if you’re craving something sweet.

Samurai Sushi House

5888 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3A8

If you like sushi, check out Samurai Sushi House just across the street from the Oakridge Centre. The menu here is budget-friendly and perfect for individuals who usually find sushi less than filling. Service is quick and you can also order for takeout. If you happen to have a chance to go, try out their sashimi, which arrives to your table in large portions for a completely affordable price.

There are always those days when you just feel extra hungry, or you need to find plenty of food to feed a large group of people. This list is here to help those of you who are looking for large portions to satisfy your big appetite. Whether you’re seeking towering stacks of pancakes, heaping plates of barbecued meat, or a sky-high slice of pie, these Vancouver eateries are sure to leave you feeling stuffed. Happy eating!
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