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“A first nation experience”
Review of Salmon n' Bannock

Salmon n' Bannock
Ranked #6 of 3,811 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $36
Cuisines: Native American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Shaughnessy
Description: We are Vancouver's only First Nations restaurant. We specialize in wild fish, free range game meat and of course bannock, freshly baked daily. We use traditional ingredients that we prepare and present in a modern way. In our small casual bistro everyone is welcome as they are. In the spirit of First Nations' traditions, our intention is to provide a gathering place where the focus is on the people and the food. Inez (Nuxalk Nation) and Remi Owners
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A first nation experience”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were recommended to this restaurant by some Vancouver
residents we had met on our travels, as the best in the city and a hidden gem. It is the only First nation restaurant in the city, maybe even in Canada.
The restaurant itself is a bit off the beaten track on West Broadway ( about 20mins in a taxi from downtown) and rather more like the sort of bistros we have in Europe, small, dark and intimate. Fr us a little disappointing for the e I was I suppose expecting something a little more exotic-and more ethnic.
On the evening of our booking there appeared to be only one server- for all the tables, so the delays between courses was unacceptably long. The place was full for the two hours we were there
But more importantly the food when it came was delicious- and we tried the meat sharing platter as a starter, with elk, bison and deer- all new to us , and very tasty.
We both had salmon for main courses ,my wife had the salmon burger and i had salmon on a bed of kale. Washed down by a local pilsner
All delicious. Highly recommended, if you are prepared for a leisurely dinner.
Booking essential.

  • Visited July 2014
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Delta, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Now for something completely different!”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We'd never heard of the place before our friends arrived from Germany and told us they read about it on Tripadvisor. So happy we made a reservation. It's a small place and that added to the whole character of the experience. We had never eaten native Canadian food and we were not disappointed. For an out of the ordinary experience, go to Salmon n' Bannock.

  • Visited December 2013
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Smithville, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wow! Unbelievable flavors!”
Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We walked to this quaint little restaurant to find out we needed a reservation. Fortunately, they found a way to get us in. Our server was so delightful and real. I would go back just for her, BUT the food was UNBELIEVABLE! We started with a safe smoked salmon appetizer roasted cherries on a bed of greens and fennel. I can see why it's the #1 rated restaurant.

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British Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great choice!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited this restaurant after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. Staff was exceptional - warm, friendly and professional. Food and wine were both great. Space is intimate and inviting. Highly recommended for a quiet dinner or dinner with a group of friends. Reservations recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great way to finish our visit to vancouver”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

After reading other good reviews we decided to make this our last restaurant before we leave Vancouver. Great choice! The food was fantastic, service was excellent and facilities were clean. The street view of this restaurant does not impress, but the food is great,wine is delightfully and service friendly and prices very reasonable. The menu is very different too with some family unique foods but the uniqueness was not the strong point. The tastes and flavours of all the ingredients was great.
Great meal from 3 travelling Aussies.

  • Visited July 2014
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