|Cuisine Type |||Asian|
|Ambiance |||Bistro, Good For Groups, In Places, Casual, Trendy|
|Meals Served |||Dinner|
|Amenities |||Great Wine List, Beer & Wine, Notable Chef, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||$31 - $40|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Cross Street |||West 4th and Bayswater Street|
|Dinner: Sun- Thurs 5PM- 11PM; Fri and Sat 5PM- 12AM|
Profile Last Updated: April 30, 2008
Chef Tina Fineza has combined the tastes of Thailand, China, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea and Japan to develop the diverse menu at The Flying Tiger. The result is a cuisine dubbed ‘modern Asian street food’ which is served in smaller and larger portions designed to share Tapas-style. Marinated for 24-hours before cooking, the grilled kalbi Korean ribs are legendary, as is the chili fry bread—perfect for soaking up the panang red curry sauce served with the Saltspring Island mussels. Diners also rave about the Hong Kong-style dim sum steamed dumplings and pulled duck confit crepes.
The Flying Tiger offers a varied wine list and a good choice of different sakes are available. There is also a cocktail menu filled with Asian-themed favourites everyone can enjoy. The restaurant itself has a modern, but warm wood feel with enough Pan-Asian décor to remind you where you are. There’s a bar area at the back of the 50-seat dining room facing the open kitchen where diners can watch Fineza and her team work their magic. There is also a small 10-seat patio area at the north end that is open when the weather permits.
While there is a ton of competition in the Kitsilano area, The Flying Tiger is busy seven nights a week. Only open for dinner, reservations are highly recommended for this hot spot. Walk ins may have to wait for a table, but with its unique Asian street food inspired menu and hip décor, The Flying Tiger is definitely worth it.
Reservations: They do not accept online or email reservations. Please call 604-737-7529 to book your table. Large groups welcome.