Want to dine out for this year's Dine Out Vancouver and mind the budget, too? Try these top picks for restaurants offering the least expensive Dine Out "set menus": three courses for $18 (excluding tax, tip and drinks).
Dine Out Vancouver 2014 runs from January 17 - February 2, 2014.
There are four Hapa Izakaya restaurants in Vancouver--including Kitsilano and the West End--and they all serve unusual and flavourful Tokyo-inspired tapas. Their $18 Dine Out Menu is four courses and includes their popular Popcorn Pork and the fabulous Chipotle Beef Curry Ishiyaki.
Bring your appetite to Kitsilano's Las Margaritas; it serves Mexican food by way of Southern California, which means it is rich. I'm not sure most people will be able to make it through all three courses of its $18 Dine Out menu (seriously, corn soup and enchiladas and dessert?!), but it will be a pleasure to try!
For Italian on a budget, Kitsilano's Trattoria Italian Kitchen is a good deal; its $18 Dine Out Menu offers a choice of Pollo Marsala, Risotto con Radicchio, Gorgonzola e Noci, or Braised Lamb Cheek Pappardelle, plus a first-course and dessert.