Chi Restaurant on 1935 West 4th Avenue (Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver) does a modern take on Vietnamese food. The restaurant is clean, modern and brightly lit. No disarray of chopsticks, napkins or neon lighting in an incense filled room. Across the street is Fable Kitchen, Maenam and Rain or Shine Ice Cream. Owner and Chef Chi Le is the runner-up from Masterchef Vietnam in 2014.
Ca Ri Lac Xa – Curry Laksa 16: Fragrant coconut lemongrass broth with egg noodle , fish cake, fish balls, and shrimp. Flavors are vibrant, bold and includes dimension. Noodle game is strong. It is chewy with a nice bounce.
Pho Dac Biet – Wagyu Pho 17: the sticker shock of $17 for a bowl of pho was quite something. Although it uses rare waygu slices, it seemed almost a waste once cooked in the hot soup. The soup itself has a fragrant broth that is clear, not very oily and also comes with beef brisket. And the rice noodles? Delicious!
Canh Ga Chien – Chi Chicken Wings 10: Wonderful three full free range chicken wings. Complete with middle wing, tip and drummette. All smothered in a tangy, fish sauce.
I’m intrigued and would want to come back for dinner. Their Raw Bar sounds amazing. The same goes with their ca nuong (chargrilled eggplant) and ca kho to (sablefish claypot).
Mon 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1935 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7