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Where to eat in Vancouver on Christmas Eve & Day

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As a popular soda company likes to remind us, 'holidays are coming' so if you're stressing about cooking up a feast over Christmas why not give yourself a break and let the professionals do it for you. To help ease any festive anxiety may we present a map of places to eat on Christmas Eve AND Christmas Day. Reservations are essential to ensure holiday cheer rather than the kind of bitter disappointment usually reserved for a screening of the Star Wars Holiday Special. With thanks to Lee Man for Asian dining recommendations.

Did we miss some good Christmas Eve/Christmas dining options? If so, please let us know in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Seventeen89

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1789 Comox St., Vancouver
BC V6G 1P5, Canada
Can't cook? Don't worry - these guys have it covered with a ready-made turkey dinner to go. Pre order and pick up between 1-4pm on the 25th, $15. Dine in Traditional Christmas turkey dinner $17.89

2. Kingyo Izakaya 金魚居酒屋

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871 Denman St, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L9, Canada
(604) 608-1677
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EVE: Call to reserve a seven course dinner for two for $50 with Kingyo favourites including yellowtail tuna.

3. Le Parisien

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751 Denman St., Vancouver
BC V6G 2L5, Canada
Christmas Eve French-style with a 4 course prix fix menu. Early seating from 5pm, late seating from 7pm. $55 per person.

4. Dinesty Chinese Restaurant

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1719 Robson St., Vancouver
BC V6G1E1, Canada
(604) 669-7769
Chinese love celebrating family holidays with auspicious dishes such as noodles (longevity) and dumplings (wealth and family). The authenticity here is through the roof, despite being located on Robson - with the steaming soup buns, hand made noodles, and tasty beef rolls all great choices.

5. ORU Cuisine

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1038 Canada Pl., Vancouver
BC V6C 0B9, Canada
(604) 695-5300
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Feast on sustainable Ocean Wise seafood on Christmas Eve at ORU at Fairmont Pacific Rim served from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for $99 per person.

6. Copper Chimney

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567 hornby st, Vancouver
BC V6C2E8, Canada
Superb value over at the Copper Chimney who are serving a three-course dinner between 5pm – 10pm, of "traditional turkey infused with spices of Mother India" for just $32 pp. Expect to be "serenaded" by the in-house vocalist.

7. Mosaic Restaurant & Grille @ Hyatt

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655 Burrard St, Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 639-4770
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Keep it casual and help yourself as Mosaic are open for Christmas Day with a lavish buffet brunch and buffet dinner Brunch: 10am-2pm, $64/Adults, $29/Kids 5-12 Dinner: 5pm-9pm, $64/Adults, $29 Kids 5-12.

8. Hawksworth Restaurant

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801 W Georgia St, Vancouver
BC V6P 1C7, Canada
(604) 673-7000
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Make it a fine dining affair at Hawksworth who are open for Christmas Eve lunch and dinner, and dinner from 5p.m. on Christmas day. Their festive tasting menu is $98 per person. A la carte is also available.

9. Shuraku Sake Bar and Bistro

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833 Granville Street, Vancouver
BC V6Z 1K7, Canada
(604) 687-6622
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Open for Christmas Eve and Day, dive into uber-fresh sashimi with warmed sake pairings in a party atmosphere.

10. Gyu-Kaku Vancouver

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G3-888 Nelson St., Vancouver
BC V6Z 2H1, Canada
(604) 558-3885
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Share Japanese tapas and cook em up on your own grill at the table at this fun yakiniku joint. Open christmas Eve & Day.

11. Cache Bistro & Lounge

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1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver
BC V6B 2S8, Canada
(604) 558-1269
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Yaletown favourites Cache are hosting a set menu dinner on Christmas Eve and Day. You can choose between a $68/$48 menu and Turducken will be served...

12. Kirin Seafood Restaurant 玉麒麟海鮮酒家

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201-555 W. 12th Ave., Vancouver
BC V5Z 3X7, Canada
(604) 879-8038
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Chinese families love celebrating holidays with a giant dim sum lunch. Loud, boisterous, and family friendly - Kirin Restaurants are pro's with their service with seasonally focused and well crafted dishes.

13. Red Star Seafood Restaurant

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8298 Granville St, Vancouver
BC V6P 4Z4, Canada
(604) 261-8389
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Skip the turkey - and head down to Red Star for their famous roasted duck. Have it Peking style with the crisp skins served with steamed pancakes, the rich meat served in lettuce wraps. The restaurant is famous for all of their roasted meats - get some crackling roasted pork as an appetizer.

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1. Seventeen89

1789 Comox St., Vancouver, BC V6G 1P5, Canada
Can't cook? Don't worry - these guys have it covered with a ready-made turkey dinner to go. Pre order and pick up between 1-4pm on the 25th, $15. Dine in Traditional Christmas turkey dinner $17.89
1789 Comox St., Vancouver
BC V6G 1P5, Canada

2. Kingyo Izakaya 金魚居酒屋

871 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L9, Canada
EVE: Call to reserve a seven course dinner for two for $50 with Kingyo favourites including yellowtail tuna.
871 Denman St, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L9, Canada

3. Le Parisien

751 Denman St., Vancouver, BC V6G 2L5, Canada
Christmas Eve French-style with a 4 course prix fix menu. Early seating from 5pm, late seating from 7pm. $55 per person.
751 Denman St., Vancouver
BC V6G 2L5, Canada

4. Dinesty Chinese Restaurant

1719 Robson St., Vancouver, BC V6G1E1, Canada
Chinese love celebrating family holidays with auspicious dishes such as noodles (longevity) and dumplings (wealth and family). The authenticity here is through the roof, despite being located on Robson - with the steaming soup buns, hand made noodles, and tasty beef rolls all great choices.
1719 Robson St., Vancouver
BC V6G1E1, Canada

5. ORU Cuisine

1038 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada
Feast on sustainable Ocean Wise seafood on Christmas Eve at ORU at Fairmont Pacific Rim served from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for $99 per person.
1038 Canada Pl., Vancouver
BC V6C 0B9, Canada

6. Copper Chimney

567 hornby st, Vancouver, BC V6C2E8, Canada
Superb value over at the Copper Chimney who are serving a three-course dinner between 5pm – 10pm, of "traditional turkey infused with spices of Mother India" for just $32 pp. Expect to be "serenaded" by the in-house vocalist.
567 hornby st, Vancouver
BC V6C2E8, Canada

7. Mosaic Restaurant & Grille @ Hyatt

655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Keep it casual and help yourself as Mosaic are open for Christmas Day with a lavish buffet brunch and buffet dinner Brunch: 10am-2pm, $64/Adults, $29/Kids 5-12 Dinner: 5pm-9pm, $64/Adults, $29 Kids 5-12.
655 Burrard St, Vancouver
BC, Canada

8. Hawksworth Restaurant

801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6P 1C7, Canada
Make it a fine dining affair at Hawksworth who are open for Christmas Eve lunch and dinner, and dinner from 5p.m. on Christmas day. Their festive tasting menu is $98 per person. A la carte is also available.
801 W Georgia St, Vancouver
BC V6P 1C7, Canada

9. Shuraku Sake Bar and Bistro

833 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K7, Canada
Open for Christmas Eve and Day, dive into uber-fresh sashimi with warmed sake pairings in a party atmosphere.
833 Granville Street, Vancouver
BC V6Z 1K7, Canada

10. Gyu-Kaku Vancouver

G3-888 Nelson St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H1, Canada
Share Japanese tapas and cook em up on your own grill at the table at this fun yakiniku joint. Open christmas Eve & Day.
G3-888 Nelson St., Vancouver
BC V6Z 2H1, Canada

11. Cache Bistro & Lounge

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S8, Canada
Yaletown favourites Cache are hosting a set menu dinner on Christmas Eve and Day. You can choose between a $68/$48 menu and Turducken will be served...
1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver
BC V6B 2S8, Canada

12. Kirin Seafood Restaurant 玉麒麟海鮮酒家

201-555 W. 12th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 3X7, Canada
Chinese families love celebrating holidays with a giant dim sum lunch. Loud, boisterous, and family friendly - Kirin Restaurants are pro's with their service with seasonally focused and well crafted dishes.
201-555 W. 12th Ave., Vancouver
BC V5Z 3X7, Canada

13. Red Star Seafood Restaurant

8298 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z4, Canada
Skip the turkey - and head down to Red Star for their famous roasted duck. Have it Peking style with the crisp skins served with steamed pancakes, the rich meat served in lettuce wraps. The restaurant is famous for all of their roasted meats - get some crackling roasted pork as an appetizer.
8298 Granville St, Vancouver
BC V6P 4Z4, Canada