The Vantage Point Of Table No. 3 At Commercial Drive’s ‘Kin Kao’


A long time ago we posted a reader’s poll listing what we considered to be the top five restaurant tables in Vancouver. We received so much in the way of reader feedback – both positive and negative that we’ve decided to shine a brighter light on the subject, one excellent table at a time. You’ll find more great tables here.


by Andrew Morrison | One of the cool things about Commercial Drive is how so many residential streets feed people into it like streams feed fish to a river. With some twenty odd blocks between Venables and Broadway, each one supplying more humanity, it’s no wonder that it’s a choice strip for people-watching. There are many great venues for this, so perhaps it’s best to start at Kin Kao, the good-looking Scott & Scott-designed Thai restaurant just south of Venables. There are three tables in the window, the best among them being tucked away against the wall at the back. Listed on the floorplan as Table #30, it’s where you can best curl up with your local craft beer and deep fried sour pork ribs and spy not only on the bar, your table neighbours and the kitchen pass but also on the world going by just beyond the glass.

Kin Kao | 903 Commercial Drive | 604-558-1125 |

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