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$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
1809 1st Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 5B8, Canada
+1 778-379-4052
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (64 reviews)
“bread” (71 reviews)
“fried chicken” (37 reviews)
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Contemporary, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1809 1st Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 5B8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were worried we would feel out of place and underdressed as we had been out at sea all day but were made to feel very welcomed by the wait staff. Our server explained the menu and how it works to us as we’d not...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank kpclarkey
Reviewed 3 days ago

We knew we would enjoy our meal at Annalena because the food is always exceptional. But last night our evening was elevated to an experience solely because of the staff. The young man from Scotland who greeted us was very friendly, sincere and welcoming. He...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Maps58771609684
Reviewed 4 days ago

AnnaLena really delivered on innovative, flavorful, delicious plates which truly dazzled. Items not to miss include: oysters topped with shaved foie gras, torn bread with smoked beef tallow butter, mussels in a lemongrass/ginger broth, pasta special (beautifully hand-made and cooked perfectly), and of course the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank roadwarrior63
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wanted to see what the buzz was all about and took some friends from out of town. Delicious plates, perfect for sharing. Good service, fun neighbourhood vibe. Be strategic about where you sit...will remember that for next time.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SusieQpacific
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a thoughtful and delicious place it deserves a second review. Great food.Not a mass production of assembly line of food. Every dish was thoughtful. The cocktails were something new we tried and also delicious. Not an overwhelming list. Just the specials they...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank karbety
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read many good reviews on Trip Advisor about this restaurant we were a little hesitant to try this restaurant because of it's limited selection on their menu. However, we were quite surprised at how amazing each dish was and how it appealed to our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Elfie8
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Wow...! This was our first visit to AnnaLena and it will definitely not be our last !! We are very happy that it happens to be in our 'hood' as well!! Fabulous food and absolutely delightful service. The tasting menu and wine pairings is definlitely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CPfella
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Having heard only good things about this restaurant, which was picked as best new restaurant in Vancouver the year it opened, I chose it as a special place to bring some foodie out of town guests. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sima606
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

This was a nice night out! We ordered the tasting menu and found it interesting and delicious. Good execution, nice waitstaff, excellent cocktails! Designed around a younger patron than myself but i would definitely return next time im in Vancouver. My wife was particularly curious...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Knechtww
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Outstanding world class dining in a charming and intimate neighborhood setting. An incomparable tasting menu and superb wine pairings, all complemented by a thoughtful and highly skilled staff. Comparable (or better than) to our favorite destination dining in Europe. Cinnamon cocktail (powerful) is out of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cjaneb
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October 6, 2018|
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Response from 79cathieb | Reviewed this property |
If you only order one tapa you might leave hungry. That wouldn’t be to your disadvantage though, because you’ll want to try many and you will leave stuffed. And the bread they serve is amazing.
April 29, 2017|
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Response from katzan | Reviewed this property |
I would say not really - it's more of a trendy bistro style rather than a family restaurant. However, if the kid was quiet and could sleep through the noise, nobody would probably care. also there isn't a lot of room for... More
August 18, 2016|
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Response from dpSanDiego | Reviewed this property |
No.able to have a conversation, without a problem
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$34
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1809 1st Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 5B8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 778-379-4052
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