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“A quick drink turned into dinner & great evening out!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sardine Can

Sardine Can
Ranked #247 of 3,500 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Gastown
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A quick drink turned into dinner & great evening out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Cute new little Spanish Tapas joint in Gastown. Get there early as it fills up...we went on a Monday night!
Every item on the menu sounded mouthwatering as well as the wine and Sherry list. Make sure you try a Sherry and have it paired with a dish. The Chocolate dessert was worth the trip in itself and we don't normally eat dessert! The sherry paired with it was magic. (Sherry....who new?)
It's very casual, common tables (you have too...it's so tiny) but fun and something different to try!

We will be back to try the rest of the menu!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank McFarrigle
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Vancouver, Canada
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445 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Barcelona Tapas in Vancouver...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This tiny restaurant (4 tables and a small bar) provides one of the most authentic Catalan experiences in Vancouver. Size matters so get there early if you want a seat. Great Spanish Beers and Wines wash down wonderfully sized tapas menu. No reservations unfortunately. Also great to be in the heart of Gastown...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank LHOVancouver
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Vancouver, Canada
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517 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“A very cool restaurant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Sardine Can is located on the eastern edge of Gastown. As a Vancouverite, this is not a destination although tourists love it. The restaurant is easy to find on Powell Street and is very small. If there is a wait, they will take your name/cell # and call you as you venture about or have a drink somewhere else. Tapas style food. Very friendly servers and owner who go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your experience. The food is excellent. Plus, knowledgeable about pairings. Very much recommended for dinner when in the Gastown area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank AirSchis
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Hole in the Wall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Tiny, rustic place that already has a strong following. Short menu with classics like sardines on toast, chorizo, small plates for sharing. 3 or so specials that change daily. Dont expect privacy. This place is small. Friendly staff. Great spot for a quick taste or order more plates and make meal. Added plus. 10% discount for cash. Good deal.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank reptilevancouver
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Amazing Food from a small restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Walked by and have heard many great things about the Sardine Can. And WOW, it was amazing, the food is relatively inexpensive, and also drinks are cheap. They only have about 3 tables and 8 seats on the bar, but it is what makes this place so amazing! Tuck at the beginning of Gastown, this is a Definitely a must-visit in Vancouver.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank dorsi2010
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