Why a job up in Seattle? I went to the tourist attractions and went to a bunch of shopping centres. I don't really remember the restaurants I went to, but the all you can eat sushi and kbbq one is Shabusen on Burrard St. It's pretty pricey though at around $22-23 per person. Victoria Island Chinese restaurant is another place and it has the best urinals I have ever used. Half the time I went to A&W, White Spot, and other Canadian fast food restaurants so I can't really help you in the food area haha.
My flight to YVR was a transfer from Seattle. Can't say much about the city but I didn't like how it was always dark. I went to Robson street a number of times as well. All you can eat sushi and kbbq! (Y) How many days were you down in Vancouver?