"Robson Street Area" Robson Street Tip by Ewingjr98

Robson Street, Vancouver: 24 reviews and 28 photos

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When I visit a new city I'm always drawn to the historic, cultural, or ethnic districts, but in Vancouver, the Robson Street corridor really drew my interests. Perhaps because of the Asian influence or maybe because it just felt more lively and real than the other neighborhoods we visited, I was especially comfortable here. Even better, our hotel was just off Robson, so we spent more time here than anywhere else, stopping at several of the area's bars and eating at four of five Robson Street restaurants.

Robson Street starts at BC Place and runs over 1.5 miles to Stanley Park and is considered one of the most expensive and trendy retail areas of Canada. It was named after John Robson, British Columbia provincial premier from 1889 to 1892. The area is packed with expensive stores, fancy restaurants, trendy cafes, and some pretty good nightlife. The north-western end of Robson is unofficially known as Koreatown as it is full of Korean restaurants and shops, along with foreign language schools.

Our hotel was in the Koreatown area, and we spent a lot of time up an down this street stopping at the Bunker, a great Korean BBQ, Fogg 'N' Suds bar, a few sushi places, and even getting frequently hit up by local druggies and drug dealers.

Address: Robson Street, Vancouver
Directions: The main east-west road in the heart of downtown Vancouver
Phone: (604) 669-8132
Website: http://www.robsonstreet.ca/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 5, 2007
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