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Reader recommendations: 8 Burnaby restaurants you should try

Here are some top spots from Beacon readers. 🙌



January 27, 2022 | 5:00 am

We love to share what cafes and restaurants our readers have been enjoying and after another callout, we received some awesome picks. So if you’re looking to try a new spot to eat in Burnaby this weekend, this list will surely have you covered.

All of these eateries have been sent by our readers and if you have some noteworthy Burnaby restaurants you want to see in our next list, let us know here. 

Mezze Uyghur Cuisine

Mezze Uyghur Cuisine was recommended by reader Al Boflo. If you love spice, you’ll Mezze’s mains like the Chow Me Fen and Uyghur kevap. Mezze also serves up desserts like honey cake. Please note, Mezze is currently takeout only.
Address: 5059 Canada Way

Socrates in the Heights

Known for their Greek specialties like roast lamb, spanakopita, calamari, and chicken souvlaki, Socrates is a favourite in the Heights and beyond. Reader Nick Crivici recommends their gyros which he says “taste exactly like they’re from Greece.”
Address: 4651 E Hastings

White Lotus Cafe


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White Lotus is a great option you’re looking for a laid-back place for some good Vietnamese fare in the city. Menu items include a variety of pho dishes (chicken, sour seafood, and vegetarian) as well as platters and bowls, and banh mi options. Keep in mind, seating is limited so grab-and-go may be your best option.
Address: 1-5901 Broadway

Fraser Park Restaurant

Fraser Park Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant dedicated to serving generous portions of Eurasian-style cooking using seasonal ingredients. Beacon reader Mariah says it’s one of her favourite spots in the city. “This Filipino and German family-owned restaurant serves huge portions of the best German-inspired meals for such great prices. This hidden gem in an unassuming location is the best-kept secret since 1997, and is a great place to go after a nice walk in Foreshore park. It serves pancakes as big as basketballs, a German breakfast that’s almost impossible to finish in one sitting, yummy soups and burgers, and it’s the only place I know that makes their sausages and all of their famous dips in-house!”
Address: #103-4663 Byrne Road

Sopra Sotto


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A fan favourite in the city, Sopra Sotto is the place to go for those craving an authentic Italian meal. Their pizzas are handmade in their wood-fired and their pastas are crowd-pleasers as well.
Address: 4022 Hastings Street

La Forchetta


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Another much-loved Italian spot in the city, La Forchetta’s Chef Manrico puts his love for his home city of Pescara into every dish. Using fresh, local ingredients La Forchetta offers a delectable menu of authentic pasta crafted in-house.
Address: 5601 Hastings St

O’love Greek Kitchen


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O’love is another place in the city for Greek eats. With an extensive menu for appetizers (check out how many dip options they have) and mains, as well as great vegetarian choices, this spot is a great place to bring friends and family.
Address:5931 Hastings St

Grey Olive Cafeteria


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This cozy eatery serves up plenty of classic comfort foods such as chicken and waffles, hearty sandwiches, and a daily soup special. It’s a great spot for breakfast too!
Address: 4190 Hastings Street

Burnaby Beacon Staff

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