The best places for group holiday meals in Burnaby

Good meals always start with a good group of people!

By Vikki Hui | November 30, 2021 |5:00 am

Something we missed dearly during last year’s holiday season was the chance to catch up with our friends and family over a hearty meal, and we’re ready to make up for lost time this year. It’s never too early to start planning epic holiday feasts, and we have a list of suggestions to get you started. Before you head out to enjoy your meal, be sure to give these restaurants a call beforehand to confirm their group availability.

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Anton’s Pasta Bar


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This busy pasta spot in Burnaby Heights is known for its extensive menu and big portions – just what we need for a gathering! With the cozy decor and the generous amounts of pasta you will inevitably keep for tomorrow’s dinner. Just keep in mind, Anton’s does not take reservations and is a smaller restaurant so you want to make sure you’re only bringing a smaller group for this feast.
Address: 4260 Hastings St
Phone:(604) 299-6636

Grand Dynasty Seafood Restaurant


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Nothing says a big holiday feast more than gathering at a round table and spinning the lazy susan to get to the fried rice, and Grand Dynasty is just the place for that. Head over for a delicious Chinese meal and keep an eye out for their special occasion set menus. For more dim sum suggestions, check out our dim sum list.
Address: 4331 Dominion St
Phone:(604) 432-6002

Saffron Indian Cuisine

Having trouble settling on one dish? This Burnaby staple offers a buffet option that is perfect for group dinners. Head over to Saffron’s to enjoy a wide selection of authentic Indian cuisine with its extensive vegan menu in a beautifully decorated interior. For more Indian food suggestions, check out our Indian restaurants list.
Address: 4300 Kingsway St #5
Phone:(604) 436-5000

Sushi Garden

This popular sushi joint has 3 locations in Burnaby, and it is great value for money. Their sashimi is served in hearty portions and their rolls are delicious. Be sure to show up early to snag a table because it could get really busy! For more sushi suggestions, check out our sushi list.
Address: 4635 Kingsway (Metrotown) / 4269 Lougheed Hwy (Brentwood) / 6611 Kingsway (High Gate)
Phone: Metrotown -604-436-0104/ Brentwood-604-294-0104/ High Gate- 604-360-8611



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Get transported to the Balkans and enjoy homemade Eastern European cuisine at this restaurant in Royal Oak. Tenen is a cozy joint suitable for smaller groups, but you will not be disappointed by their authentic flavours and welcoming service!
Address: 7569 Royal Oak Ave
Phone:(604) 336-6665

Brokenrice Restaurant

Burnaby Heights has a delightful selection of restaurants perfect for celebrations and special occasions, and Brokenrice is one of them with its beautiful interior. Not only do they have a wide selection of popular Vietnamese dishes, they also offer regional cuisines that are harder to come by! For more Vietnamese food suggestions, check out our Vietnamese restaurants list.
Address: 4088 Hastings St
Phone:(604) 558-3838

Trattoria Burnaby

For larger groups, Trattoria is the perfect place to go. Their pizzas are delicious and their open floorplan and high ceiling mean that you will never feel claustrophobic. Keep an eye out for their special deals such as their daily happy hour and $15 Fridays! For more pizza suggestions, check out our pizza list.
Address: 102-4501 Kingsway
Phone:(604) 424-8779

Sooda Korean BBQ


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Korean food will always be perfect for gatherings! Sooda offers the perfect sharing dishes including the spicy and hearty dakgalbi (spicy stir-fried chicken) with a special sauce and cheese.
Address: 4455 Lougheed Hwy
Phone:(604) 428-9227

Minoas Taverna


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This family joint has been a neighbourhood staple for over 35 years, and it serves authentic Greek cuisine paired with its beautiful decor that transports you straight to Greece. Their service is friendly and welcoming and they’re a great option for larger groups!
Address: 3823 Kingsway
Phone:(604) 430-2545

Vikki Hui

Burnaby Beacon contributor

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