Phnom Penh, Vancouver

Address 244 East Georgia St., Vancouver, Canada Map, Tel 604-682-5777 Call, Hours 10am-10pm daily, Notes high chairs available

A favorite of both Julia Child and Anthony Bourdain, this Cambodian-Vietnamese restaurant is a bit of a dive, but the food is distinctly special. The huge menu can be a bit intimidating, but waitstaff are happy to offer suggestions, and we've never had a single dish that wasn't delicious. The fried chicken wings are the best I've ever had, almost like popcorn. Picky kids can be sated with any of a variety of noodle dishes (and a delicious frozen mango drink)