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Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

#136 of 2,874 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Granville Island & Fairview
Canadian, International
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1505 2nd Ave W | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada (Anderson)
+1 604-734-0101
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a friend out for her birthday lunch. We ordered from the set 3 course meal selection prepared for November. The service was good but the food would have been better if served hot. My soup was luke warm and although our plates were hot, my salmon was only warm. Remember it is a culinary school.

Thank D. W
Richmond, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After months of discussion, 1 month successful advance booking (several failure) and 30 mins travelling time, I finally have a chance to visit them to try the food prepared by the culinary students at a good price. To be honest, food varieties are not many but they all presented well and tasted good. Only available on the first Friday of... More 

Thank Hongkongboy55
Bo'ness Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This restaurant gives students an opportunity to put into practice their learning at the Institute. Server was a student on a one year course and was excellent. Food fine dining at very reasonable prices. A great experience which I would recommend

Thank Elaine12
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had a lovely meal, well prepared and served with great care. With the help of the instructor, an excellent wine are chosen for us. The price was very reasonable, especially given the quality of the meal and the location. Would definintely go again.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

What a great idea for the students of the culinary school to be able to serve customers and for us to try their specialties! The food was very good, served in a formal setting. My only complaint would be the lack of vegetarian options on the menu. However, they gladly obliged and made us a delicious plate of risotto and... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first time and had a very pleasant experience. All food done by culinary students as well as being served by students. The food was actually delicious. $22 for a 3 course meal was very good value. The place is spotless and welcoming. You are very well looked after and the students are really sweet. Would definately go... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This culinary academy features cooking and service by students. From prior visits, the quality of food has declined and prices has increased. Menu changes daily. Come for High Tea and Tasting dinner days; reservations strongly recommended.

Thank sccfsac
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great full menu prepared by students to be graduating as chefs. Well served and supervised. The food is always delicious.

Thank Susan W
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Granville Island with the intention to try out this place. We didn't make reservations but we were early and got their last walk-in table. The staff are mostly all in training, which I think is an excellent opportunity for those who want to be in that industry. They behaved professionally, but of course they were all still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Had a morning coffee and bun here today and was very happy with food, service and coffee. What a nice break from all the other places on Granville island. Ml My o my regret is that it's too far from where I live

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$26
Canadian, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 2nd Ave W | Suite 101, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y4, Canada
  • Public Transportation: From downtown Vancouver, the #50 (False Creek) bus will take you right to our building at the corner of West 2nd and Anderson.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Island & Fairview
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Island & Fairview
  • Phone Number: +1 604-734-0101
Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts offers gourmet cuisine, in an elegant setting, prepared by the next generation of talented cooks. Our marina-view restaurant serves lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday. Choose from a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts prepared by our talented Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts students under the watchful eye of our European-trained chef instructors. Monday through Thursday - Join us for 'Market Menus' and enjoy a three-course fixed priced menu with choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Fridays - Feast on our 'West Coast Buffet'. ***PLEASE NOTE: Please note that effective April 2, 2013, Bistro 101 prices will be as follows: 3 Course Lunch (Monday - Thursday): $203 Course Dinner (Monday - Thursday): $26Lunch (Friday - West Coast Buffet): $22Dinner (Friday - West Coast Buffet): $33Please note that the 12% HST will be replaced with the 5% GST at this time as well.

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