This Granville Island hot spot is part of a local chainlet of restaurants with terrific view locations (the others are Cardero’s on Coal Harbour, the Teahouse in Stanley Park, and Seasons in the Park in Queen Elizabeth Park). The food is casual and good, with an international menu that ranges from pizza to wok-fried squid, but aside from chef Hoshi’s terrific sushi, it’s not fantastic. Instead, it’s all about the fun atmosphere: big, comfy leather armchairs, industrial-looking wooden beams, a patio overlooking False Creek, and nautical doodads like crab traps and even a small fishing boat. This place is busy, lively with young and middle-aged professionals drinking and chatting and enjoying the great views from under the Granville Street Bridge. There’s also live music nightly in the Teredo Lounge.