Plan the perfect date night dinner in Kerrisdale

Enjoy a romantic evening and some privacy at these cozy Kerrisdale restaurants and cafés, located just a short ride from Vancouver’s bustling downtown.

Pizzeria Bufala

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5395 W Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6M 3W4

Many eastside foodies make regular pilgrimage to this stylish pizzeria, where authentic Italian pies are light on crust, and heavy on meaty toppings like braised oxtail or fennel sausage. Seated at a rustic wood table beneath modern lighting, you and your date will enjoy creative cocktails (the lavender sour is a particularly refreshing citrusy delight) and a sharing-style menu of more than just pizza: the kale salad, beef carpaccio, and house-made meatballs are all excellent, too. But the best thing about Bufala? Each dish is a conversation piece, ideal for breaking the ice on a first date.

Finest At Sea Seafood Boutique

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4675 Arbutus St, Vancouver, BC V6J 4A3

Surprise your date with a visit to Kerrisdale’s favourite fishmonger, where you’ll be pleased to find an unexpected array of delicious seafood meals served in the shop’s cozy seating area. Once you’ve had your fill of Chef Bruno’s sustainably sourced fish and chips, bisque, or crab cakes, grab your date and peruse well-stocked shelves or tanks filled with crabs and other exciting creatures. Finest at Sea is best for a casual and affordable evening – with a twist.

Irashai Sushi

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2260 41st Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Z8

Full of dark corners for canoodling, Irashai Sushi provides authentic Japanese cuisine in a sleek and modern setting. Slide into one of many lush booths and choose from a menu filled with sushi plates – from California rolls, to sashimi, to the aptly named summer roll, which is truly a slice of sunshine on a rainy evening. For larger appetites, the mini suyaki (served over a flame for warmth) and asparagus beef ensure none leave Irashai hungry.

Fish Cafe

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2053 41st Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y7

Menus scrawled on a chalkboard and $5 glasses of wine create laidback vibes at this upscale crab shack. For more than 10 years, Fish Café has offered fresh, seasonal seafood dishes that provide an affordable yet classy date night. Served over hot chips on newspaper, battered salmon and halibut dishes are must-haves. Or cozy up and share the blackened salmon salad and artisanal burger with your date. And don’t forget the extra side of fries!

Sofra Mediterranean Kitchen

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2277 41st Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6M 2A3

One of the few restaurants in Kerrisdale to offer Mediterranean foods, chefs at Sofra cook before your eyes in an open kitchen for a dynamic experience that’s evenly matched by its bold, flavourful cuisine. With immense meal options that include stone oven pizzas, wraps, and sharing platters piled high with shawarma, kebabs, pita, hummus, rice and salad, you and your date are bound to find a meal to suit your collective mood at this fun restaurant.

Loks Chinese

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2436 41st Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6M 2A7

Take your date on a whirlwind trip to China via Lok’s home-style Cantonese dishes. A fine-dining restaurant known for impeccable service and a family-friendly atmosphere, go here for such decadent meals as the Peking duck, lemon or almond chicken, Singapore fried rice, and sweet spot prawns (when in season). For vegetarians, the spicy tofu or sesame broccoli always hit the spot, while all can enjoy Lok’s celebrated hot and sour soup. Tip: Lok’s is ideal for dates that enjoy a little spice.

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