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Big Trouble Chinatown - CLOSED

237 Union St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 2B2, Canada
+1 604-336-1698
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
15 Nov 2015
“Now closed”
29 Sep 2015
“An undercover Tapa Bar”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
237 Union St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 2B2, Canada
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

Very good restaurant but is now closed for good Good tapas style menu. Would have gone back but seems that the owners sold the property to a developer of sorts.

Thank outofottawa
Reviewed 30 September 2015

My husband and I ate at Big Trouble last weekend. Basically this restaurant is an undercover tapa bar. The staff never fully explained the dishes to us, we thought we were ordering a full meal only to realize that all dishes were tapas to share....More

Thank LadgoestoFR
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Parker has changed names and chef, but it will not disappoint. The food is still focus on fresh, seasonal, and mainly vegetables. All the dishes we tried were well presented and delicious. The menu is short but varied and they do have a tasting...More

Thank Raul S
Reviewed 5 September 2015

After much thought and consideration, my friends and I decided to treat ourselves to the tasting menu, in the beginning we thought $39 dollars was a bit but boy was it well worth every penny! Every dish had a lot of attention to detail, the...More

2  Thank Jadene Z
Reviewed 28 August 2015

The four of us, after much debate and questionable calculations regarding the economics of our choices, decided to have the chef's tasting menu. At $39 a head, it seemed like a risk but it was our last night in Vancouver and we wanted to send...More

2  Thank Ted G
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Order the Chiefs menu and be delighted. It's fun to have someone choose for you! Thanks to the wonderful owner and staff... We had a lovely evening.

2  Thank tsawmom
Reviewed 18 August 2015

All I can say is yumyumyummmm!!!! One of the things I love the most about this place is watching the chefs behind the bar create gourmet food art out in the open... All of the ingredients are sustainable and organic which contributes to the amazingness....More

3  Thank Bridget N
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We tried the Chef's tasting menu as it was our first time in Big Trouble. We were given the salad greens, quail, sablefish and aubergine dumplings, then mousse for dessert. Food was perfectly seasoned and well presented on share plates. Portions were a bit small...More

1  Thank Evelyn G
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Four friends dined at the restaurant last week and I went back again on the weekend with family. It was that good! Fresh greens to start, share plates of aubergine dumplings and a vegetable dish with radish that you must try to be believed, Amazing!...More

2  Thank YoungCatherine
Reviewed 5 July 2015

the new Big trouble in Chinatown Vancouver is elegant, contemporary and simple delicious local vegetables and wild meat, progressive and innovative sustainable, thoughtful and responsible food.

3  Thank katie_jeitak
With the recent exodus of massive new building
projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which
has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas;
is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before.
Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian
cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking,
Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a
space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 13 - USD 20
French, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Union St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 2B2, Canada
    (Main Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-336-1698
  • E-mail
Big Trouble is an intimate and casual restaurant serving modern cuisine inspired by BC. We are located in Vancouver's historic Chinatown just off Main Street by the Georgia Street Viaduct. We serve 'family-style', so sharing works best as each dish will arrive when ready and will be introduced in the middle of the table. Try a little or a lot. It'll always be fresh and made with care. No take-out, brunch or lunch just yet. Probably ne'er, as we're tiny. Our menu reflects the seasons, what's fresh, what's locally available as well as our passion and technique. We jump around a lot. Whether it's classic French, Pacific Rim, Mediterranean or otherwise, we love being inspired! We make the choices for our ingredients carefully and take the time to high-five our distributors, farmers and wine-makers. We keep a keen eye toward organic, bio-dynamic and sustainably farmed juice. Along with some amazing BC producers, we also stock new and old world wineries that demonstrate our values. We believe wine should be ready to drink, varietally correct and worth the investment. Most of all, it needs to be made with care. There's always a few rarities in stock. Please ask us as we'd love to expound. Local craft beer from 33 Acres and Four Winds along with Lonetree Cider are always on hand. The cocktail program features solid classics and strange ideas. What's your favourite? We love requests! We also stock a well thought out shelf of premium spirits, each with a good story and a better drink. Did you know Steve Da Cruz is credited with putting the Vancouver Cocktail on the map? Ask for the story, its good. Perhaps ironically, Big Trouble generates less than one pound of waste per month. We have one of the most comprehensively rigorous and complete recycling and sustainability programs in the industry. From compost, soft plastic and used metal collection to coconut fibre tissue and paper towels and biodegradable soaps and cleaners, we endeavour to cause as little trouble as possible for future generations.
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